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October 22, 2013
Screening: Last Year at Marienbad (1961) by Alain Resnais

This screening at Film Forum of the 1961 film by Alain Resnais conveniently coincides with Bureau for Open Culture’s exhibition Last Year at Marienbad redux.

Location: Film Forum
209 West Houston St, New York, NY
Time: 8:20 p.m.


October 21, 2013
The Marienbad Sessions: Jens Hoffmann

Curator and writer Jens Hoffmann talks about the influence of 1950s and 60s French Cinema and the work of directors such as Alain Resnais, Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Melville, Agnes Varda, and Eric Rohmer on the practice of exhibition making. He investigates in particular how the theory of the director as author, as developed by François Truffaut in his seminal essay “A Certain Tendency in French Cinema,” published in Cahiers du Cinema in 1954 and a manifesto of the Nouvelle Vague, translates to the idea of the exhibition author and creative curator.

Jens Hoffmann is currently Deputy Director of The Jewish Museum, New York, where he oversees exhibitions, public programs and collections. He has curated over 50 exhibitions internationally and written over 200 texts on art and exhibition making. He is the founding editor of The Exhibitionist: Journal for Exhibition Making. His most recent book 10 Fundamental Questions of Curating was published by Mousse Publications in 2013. His exhibition More American Photographs is on view at the California Museum of Photography in Riverside till January 11th and The Past is Present will run till January 5th at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.

The Marienbad Sessions is an integrated public program that seeks to transform the exhibition site of Last Year at Marienbad redux into a learning site where real-time engagement with the public intersects visually and conceptually among works of art on exhibit.

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Location: Bureau for Open Culture @ EFA Project Space
The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts
323 West 39th Street, New York, NY
Time: 7—8:30 p.m.
Free


October 18—24, 2013
Screening: You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet (2012) by Alain Resnais

Anthology Film Archives presents the most recent film by French filmmaker Alain Resnais. This presentation runs concurrent with a screening of Resnais’s acclaimed film Last Year at Marienbad (1961) on October 22 at Film Forum and our exhibition Last Year at Marienbad redux.

Location: Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue, New York, NY
Time: daily


October 17, 2013
The Marienbad Sessions: Jessamyn Fiore

Blast from the Past: a staged reading of a theatrical work by Jessamyn Fiore

Conceived and produced in response to the exhibition Last Year at Marienbad redux, the performance reading Blast from the Past theatricalizes found texts about the work of Gordon Matta-Clark and Robert Smithson, combining their words with contemporaneous interviews and articles to propose the genesis of two artworks Blast from the Past (1972–73) and Reality Properties: Fakes Estates (1974) by Matta-Clark featured in the exhibition.

In this one evening performance Fiore hauls the past to a present moment, time travelling through art and writing, to explore broader notions of place, memory and time, topics important for both Matta-Clark and Smithson, giving their words embodied voice, action and immediate presence.

Drinks and refreshments provided.

Made possible with the participation of Frank Castanien, Angela Conant, Dylan Gauthier, Maedhbh McCullagh, Kendra Sullivan and James Voorhies

The Marienbad Sessions is an integrated public program that seeks to transform the exhibition site of Last Year at Marienbad redux into a learning site where real-time engagement with the public intersects visually and conceptually among works of art on exhibit.

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Location: Bureau for Open Culture @ EFA Project Space
The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts
323 West 39th Street, New York, NY
Time: 7—8:30 p.m.
Free


October 10, 2013
The Marienbad Sessions: Dan Fox

Last Year at Marienbad Listening Session
The listening session was developed by Dan Fox in collaboration with Junior Aspirin Records and Dexter Sinister / The Serving Library in 2011. Designed to encourage thinking away from the printed word, each hour-long session, conducted in a darkened room, is comprised of commentary woven into a playlist of songs. For Last Year at Marienbad redux the commentary creates two parallel narratives, sometimes intertwining, and sometimes contradicting.

Dan Fox is a writer, musician, and co-editor of frieze, who lives in New York City. His writing has appeared in numerous exhibition catalogues and publications. He has co-run the music label Junior Aspirin Records, with Nathaniel Mellors and Andy Cooke, since 2002.

The Marienbad Sessions is an integrated public program that seeks to transform the exhibition site of Last Year at Marienbad redux into a learning site where real-time engagement with the public intersects visually and conceptually among works of art on exhibit.

Miss the performance? You can listen to a post-recorded version of it here on a Junior Aspirin Podcast.

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Location: Bureau for Open Culture @ EFA Project Space
The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts
323 West 39th Street, New York, NY
Time: 7—8:30 p.m.
Free


September 19—22, 2013
Friendly Fire section of The Schoolyard
Printed Matter NY Art Book Fair
Location: PS1/MoMA, Long Island City, NY


September 16, 2013
The Marienbad Sessions: Maya Schweizer

Lieux de mémoire, desire and film

This evening includes a screening of short films by Berlin-based artist Maya Schweizer and conversation with curator James Voorhies about her interest in the role of memorials and monuments as embodiments of historical events and biography. Schweizer’s recent film A Memorial, a Synagogue, a Bridge and a Church (2012), included in the exhibition Last Year at Marienbad redux, isdiscussed within the context of films by figures such as Alexander Kluge and Harun Farocki.

The Marienbad Sessions is an integrated public program that seeks to transform the exhibition site of Last Year at Marienbad redux into a learning site where real-time engagement with the public intersects visually and conceptually among works of art on exhibit.

Flickr photostream

Artist travel generously supported by Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States.

Location: Bureau for Open Culture @ EFA Project Space
The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts
323 West 39th Street, New York, NY
Time: 7—8:30 p.m.
Free


September 12, 2013
Opening reception: Last Year at Marienbad redux

Location: Bureau for Open Culture @ EFA Project Space
The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts
323 West 39th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY
Time: 6—8 p.m.

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