George. 2018. USA. Directed by Jeffrey Perkins. 120 min.
In 1961 Lithuanian American artist and impresario George Maciunas established the avant-garde art movement Fluxus. George details the rise of Fluxus following a sensationalized tour of “concerts” in Europe in 1962, and continuing in New York for most of the 1960s and ’70s. During this time Maciunas was converting the dying industrial buildings of Soho into a network of artists’ lofts, creating one of the first official real estate co-ops of artist-owned buildings. Maciunas’s life and legacy—as recounted by artists of his generation, including Yoko Ono and Jonas Mekas—ignited debates that remain pivotal to artists working today.
Selected screenings will be accompanied by live performances.
Tue, Feb 20: Yoshi Wada. Lament for Maciunas. 2018
Wed, Feb 21: Alison Knowles. Shoes of Your Choice. 1963
Mon, Feb 26: Weronika Trojańska. Maciunas laughter (choir edition). 2018
Carolee, Barbara, and Gunvor. 2018. USA. Directed by Lynne Sachs. 9 min.
From 2015 to 2017, Sachs visited with three multifaceted artists who have embraced the moving image throughout their lives. From Carolee Schneemann’s 18th-century house in the Hudson Valley to Barbara Hammer’s West Village studio to Gunvor Nelson’s childhood village in Sweden, Sachs captures each woman in the place where she finds grounding and inspiration.
Monday, February 26,7:30 p.m.The Museum of Modern Art, Theater 1
Sunday, February 25,1:30 p.m.The Museum of Modern Art, Theater 2
Saturday, February 24,7:00 p.m.The Museum of Modern Art, Theater 2
Friday, February 23,4:00 p.m.The Museum of Modern Art, Theater 1
Thursday, February 22,4:00 p.m.Education Center, Theater 3
Wednesday, February 21,7:30 p.m.Discussion with Perkins, Sachs, and Carolee SchneemannThe Museum of Modern Art, Theater 2
Tuesday, February 20,4:00 p.m.Discussion with Perkins and George editor Jessie SteadThe Museum of Modern Art, Theater 2