A Remarkable Online Show of Young Photography

What is wonderful about the online photography exhibition What Have We Stopped Hiding? is that one is given entrée to the internal monologue of the artists featured in the show. by Seph Rodney What is wonderful about the online photography exhibition What Have We Stopped Hiding?: Expanding the Walls 2021 is that one is given entrée to the internal monologue… More A Remarkable Online Show of Young Photography

An Unbelievably Tiny Turtle And Other Stunning Underwater Photos

The winners of this year’s Ocean Art Underwater Photo Contest prove that life is indeed better under the sea. by Sarah Rose Sharp As everyone from Jacques Cousteau to Sebastian the (highly problematic) crab has noted, life under the sea is amazing. This point is underscored by the 2021 winners of the 10th Annual Ocean Art Underwater Photo… More An Unbelievably Tiny Turtle And Other Stunning Underwater Photos

New Folk Art Museum Celebrates the Rise of Craft During the Pandemic

Self-taught artists were invited to exhibit, and sell, their fuzzy stacks of pancakes and tasseled tapestries.by Renée Reizman LOS ANGELES — At the Pandemic Folk Art Museum, the bright gallery is filled with colorful, hand-made rugs. There are wooly yellow squiggles popping off gray backgrounds and a reptilian clown, patchworked prints and an anxiety-ridden dog. Some rugs… More New Folk Art Museum Celebrates the Rise of Craft During the Pandemic

“How Do We Make This Feel Like It Needs to be Longer?” Carey Williams on Expanding Emergency From Short to Feature

by Erik Luersin Directors, Interviews, Sundanceon Jan 29, 2022 Carey Williams, Emergency, Sundance Film Festival 2022 They admit it looks bad: with plans to indulge in a legendary night of partying, college buddies Sean and Kunle (RJ Cyler and Donald Elise Watkins) briefly stop in at their apartment and come across an unconscious white girl passed out on their living room… More “How Do We Make This Feel Like It Needs to be Longer?” Carey Williams on Expanding Emergency From Short to Feature

“A Movie Should Only be Understood by Watching It”: Michel Franco on His Tim Roth-Starring Psychological Drama, Sundown

by Evan Louisonin Directors, Interviewson Jan 29, 2022 Michel Franco, Sundown, Tim Roth Obsessively examining crisis in terms of its navigation and interiority, the films of Mexican director Michel Franco confront common human behavior amidst extraordinary events. In the face of his characters’ often truly confounding decisions, Franco’s interest in the indistinct, in the prevarications of men and women in… More “A Movie Should Only be Understood by Watching It”: Michel Franco on His Tim Roth-Starring Psychological Drama, Sundown

Nanny, The Exiles, Navalny Win Top Prizes at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival

by Scott Macaulayin Festivals & Events, Sundance, Sundance Featureson Jan 29, 2022 Sundance Film Festival 2022 Nikyatu Jusu’s horror drama Nanny and Ben Klein and Violet Columbus’s documentary The Exiles won yesterday the two top U.S. prizes at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. Nanny took the U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic while The Exiles was awarded the U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Documentary. About the former, juror Chelsea… More Nanny, The Exiles, Navalny Win Top Prizes at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival

Juice, The Learning Tree and The Devil’s 8: Jim Hemphill’s Home Video Recommendations

by Jim Hemphillin Filmmaking 1992 was a year of high points for filmmaker Ernest Dickerson, who ended his career as a director of photography with Spike Lee’s majestic bio-pic Malcolm X and began life as a feature film director with the superb teen noir Juice. While Malcolm X may have been more epic in scope, Juice was, in its own compact way, a work… More Juice, The Learning Tree and The Devil’s 8: Jim Hemphill’s Home Video Recommendations

“The Biggest Challenge Facing Producers and the Film Industry at Large Is an Unhealthy Relationship to Labor”: Producer Jesse Hope on A Love Song

by Filmmaker Staffin Festivals & Events, Interviews, Producerson Jan 28, 2022 A Love Song, Jesse Hope, Sundance, Sundance Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival 2022 Max Walker-Silverman’s A Love Song pits a pair of reconnected childhood sweethearts—both now widowed—against the backdrop of an intimate American West. Shot in rural Colorado in the midst of the COVID pandemic, the film required precautions in excess of what was… More “The Biggest Challenge Facing Producers and the Film Industry at Large Is an Unhealthy Relationship to Labor”: Producer Jesse Hope on A Love Song

Watch: Exclusive Clip from Christina Kallas’s Slamdance-Premiering Paris is in Harlem

by Scott Macaulayin Filmmaker Videoson Jan 28, 2022 Christina Kallas, Paris is in Harlem,  Slamdance Film Festival, Slamdance Film Festival 2022 Set in 2017, Christina Kallas‘s Slamdance-premiering latest feature, <i>Paris is in Harlem</i> takes place the night before New York’s infamous Cabaret Law was repealed. In a historic Harlem jazz bar, a shooting alters the lives of several strangers who… More Watch: Exclusive Clip from Christina Kallas’s Slamdance-Premiering Paris is in Harlem

PARIS – YVES LALOY: “VISION” AT GALERIE PERROTIN THROUGH MARCH 12TH, 2022

On view this month at two of Galerie Perrotin’s Paris exhibition spaces, artist Yves Laloy’s work gets an expansive and exploratory review, marking the first major exhibition since a 2004 retrospective at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Rennes. Unifying a series of private loans for the show, the exhibition marks an unprecendented look at the architect-turned-painter and his kinetic,… More PARIS – YVES LALOY: “VISION” AT GALERIE PERROTIN THROUGH MARCH 12TH, 2022

NEW YORK – CHRIS DAZE ELLIS: “GIVE IT ALL YOU GOT” AT P•P•O•W THROUGH FEBRUARY 12TH, 2022

On view this month in New York, P·P·O·W has compiled a body of new works by Christopher “Daze” Ellis, the longtime graffiti writer and painter who came up among a new generation of taggers who began their work during the late 1970’s, and who would be among those who earned early recognition by the New York gallery scene… More NEW YORK – CHRIS DAZE ELLIS: “GIVE IT ALL YOU GOT” AT P•P•O•W THROUGH FEBRUARY 12TH, 2022

NEW YORK – PAUL CHAN: “A DRAWING AS A RECORDING OF AN INSURRECTION” AT GREENE NAFTALI THROUGH FEBRUARY 16TH, 2022

In 2021, a mob of protestors stormed the U.S. Capitol, creating a wealth of now enduring images of a country in the midst of political and cultural strife. The images, something of a modern media collage, were at times surreal and unsettling, at others comical and bizarre, underscoring the United States’s modern crossroads of political… More NEW YORK – PAUL CHAN: “A DRAWING AS A RECORDING OF AN INSURRECTION” AT GREENE NAFTALI THROUGH FEBRUARY 16TH, 2022