Art Basel Miami Announces 2013 Film Program
From December 4 to December 8, 2013, Art Basel presents a premier program of films by and about artists, selected by David Gryn, Director of London's Artprojx, and Zurich collector This Brunner. Brunner’s feature film selection is the United States premiere of 'Nan Goldin – I Remember Your Face' (2013) by Sabine Lidl. Gryn's 2013 program presents over 70 film and video works drawn from the show's participating galleries, including works by Dara Birnbaum, Martin Creed, Rineke Dijkstra, Joan Jonas, Yinka Shonibare MBE, Mickalene Thomas and Kehinde Wiley.
The United States premiere of 'Nan Goldin – I Remember Your Face' (2013) by Sabine Lidl will be screened in the presence of Nan Goldin and Sabine Lidl, and will be followed by a Q&A with the artist and film director. Along with an exemplary insight into the seminal American photographer’s life, the film offers viewers a candid, sensitive and at times humorous perspective on contemporary culture. The feature film has been selected by This Brunner, a curator of Art Basel's Film sector in Basel since 1992 and for the Miami Beach show since 2002. 'Nan Goldin – I Remember Your Face' (2013) will be shown at the Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach at 8.30 pm on Friday, December 6, 2013. Entry is free, but seating is limited.
The third edition of David Gryn’s selection for Art Basel's Miami Beach show, whose Lead Partner is UBS, explores the collaborative creative process via intersections between visual artists, composers, musicians, choreographers, dancers and animators. Framed within eight distinct screening programs, the program highlights an international selection of emerging and established artists. Alongside works by leading international artists such as Shezad Dawood, Rineke Dijkstra, Nathalie Djurberg, Joan Jonas, Karen Kilimnik and Shirin Neshat, highlights include the international premiere of Martin Creed's new film 'Work No. 1700' (2013), Kehinde Wiley’s 'World Stage: Jamaica' (2013), and a selection of works by Yinka Shonibare MBE exploring the interface between music and dance. Dara Birnbaum presents 'Arabesque' (2011/2013), specifically re-edited for the program. Art Basel's Salon program will see Dara Birnbaum in conversation with David Gryn on December 6 at 1pm.
Outdoor screenings of the program take place at SoundScape Park on the 7,000-square- foot outdoor projection wall of the Frank Gehry-designed New World Center from December 4 to December 7. Admission to Film at SoundScape Park is free. Visitors are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs. A program that includes nine additional films will be presented within five viewing pods inside the Miami Beach Convention Center. Access to the viewing pods is free with an entry ticket to the show.
DETAILED FILM PROGRAM BY DAVID GRYN
Wednesday, December 4, 8pm at the New World Center
Shuffle Notes – Beauty in Danger
A selection of artists’ films with a view towards animation and perception. The total running time is approximately 57'.
Liliana Sánchez, Gulana Dressed as a parrot, 2003, 2'36'', Casas Riegner
David Shrigley, New Friends, 2006, 1', Stephen Friedman Gallery, Anton Kern
Gallery, Yvon Lambert, Galleri Nicolai Wallner
Brian Alfred, Beauty in Danger, 2013, 2'1'', SCAI The Bathhouse
Marco Rios, At Loulou's door, 2013, 3', Simon Preston Gallery
Alice Maher, Godchildren of Enantios, 2010, 6'41'', David Nolan Gallery
Miljohn Ruperto & Suntek Chung, As Himself, 2006, 4'58'', Koenig & Clinton Shimabuku, Leaves Swim, 2011, 2'30'', Zero...
Regina Silveira, Mil e um dias (1001 days), 2007, 11'16'', Alexander Gray Associates Oscar Muñoz, Hombre de Arena, 2006-2009, 3'40'', mor charpentier
David Shrigley, Headless Drummer, 2012, 1', Stephen Friedman Gallery, Anton Kern Gallery, Yvon Lambert, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, BQ
Nathalie Djurberg with music by Hans Berg, Deceiving Looks, 2011, 5'58'', Lisson Gallery David Austen, Smoking Moon, 2006, 13', Ingleby Gallery
Wednesday, December 4, 9pm at the New World Center
New Dream Machine and Other Films
This program features four very different films, varying in rhythms and themes. Martin Creed's 'Work No. 1700' (2013) is presented as an international premiere. The total running time is approximately 58'.
Mickalene Thomas, Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Woman, 2012, 23'07'', Lehmann Maupin Shezad Dawood, New Dream Machine Project, 2011, 15', Chemould Prescott Road Martin Creed, Work No. 1700, 2013, Gavin Brown's enterprise
Shirin Neshat, Turbulent, 1998, 10', Gladstone Gallery
Thursday, December 5, 9pm at the New World Center
Tango at the Edge of the Fair
The program focuses on works that incorporate elements of dance and look at movement as an abstract narrative. The total running time is approximately 59'.
Rineke Dijkstra, The Krazyhouse (Nicky), 2009, 6'15'', Marian Goodman Gallery
Linder, The Ultimate Form, 2013, 31'19'', Blum & Poe
Nevin Aladağ, Top View 29,53 ft, 2012, 2'48'', Wentrup
Jeremy Shaw, Best Minds Part One (excerpt), 2007, 5'40'', Johann König
Rineke Dijkstra, The Krazyhouse (Phillip), 2009, 10'06'', Marian Goodman Gallery
William Kentridge with Philip Miller, Tango for Page Turning, 2013, 2'48'', Goodman Gallery
Thursday, December 5, 10pm at the New World Center
Arabesque and Reanimation: Dara Birnbaum and Joan Jonas
Dara Birnbaum and Joan Jonas have transformed our way of seeing and responding to the world. Dara Birnbaum's 'Arabesque' (2011/2013) was specifically re-edited for the program. The total running time is approximately 52'.
Dara Birnbaum, Arabesque, 2011/2013, 6'37'', Marian Goodman Gallery
Joan Jonas, Reanimation, 2010, 19'11'', Yvon Lambert
Dara Birnbaum, Fire! Hendrix, 1982, 3'13'', Marian Goodman Gallery
Dara Birnbaum, Kiss The Girls: Make Them Cry, 1979, 6'50'', Marian Goodman Gallery Dara Birnbaum, PM Magazine/Acid Rock, 1982, 4'09'', Marian Goodman Gallery
Dara Birnbaum, General Hospital/Olympic Women Speed Skating, 1980, 6', Marian Goodman Gallery
Dara Birnbaum, Kojak/Wang, 1980, 3', Marian Goodman Gallery
Dara Birnbaum, Remy/Grand Central: Trains and Boats and Planes, 1980, 4'18'', Marian Goodman Gallery
Friday, December 6, 8pm at the New World Center
An Elegy for Voice and Silence
The program looks at themes such as communication, self-reflection, introspection and the sense of belonging. The total running time is approximately 61'.
Kehinde Wiley, The World Stage: Jamaica, 2013, 6'57', Stephen Friedman Gallery Cevdet Erek, Studio, 2005-2007, 12'', mor charpentier
Ari Marcopoulos, Anything, 2012, 59'', Kavi Gupta Gallery
Chris Johanson, Encinitas Realization, 1999, 3', Altman Siegel
Fyodor Pavlov-Andreevich, My Mouth is a Temple, 2009, 3'51'', Luciana Brito Galeria My Barbarian, The Cassandra, 2013, 13'30'', Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects Luz María Bedoya, Dirección, 2006, 4'48'', 80M2 Livia Benavides
Christian Jankowski, Orientación, 2012, 8'25'', Proyectos Monclova
JR, Women are Heroes, 2010, 9'11'', Galerie Perrotin
Nicola Thomas, Imitation 34/59, 2013, 3'20'', courtesy of the artist
Cheng Ran, The Last Sentence, 2013, 12'34'', Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing - Lucerne Stanya Kahn, Who do you Think you Are, 2012, 8'05'', Susanne Vielmetter Los
Friday, December 6, 9pm at the New World Center
Farewell to the Past: Yinka Shonibare MBE
Yinka Shonibare MBE – known for work exploring cultural identity, colonialism and post- colonialism within the contemporary context of globalization – uses music and dance to captivate and engage the viewer by mirroring our world in a regal, beautiful and unexpected way. The total running time is approximately 65'.
Yinka Shonibare MBE, Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball), 2004, 34', Stephen Friedman Gallery, James Cohan Gallery
Yinka Shonibare MBE, Addio del Passato, 2011, 16'52'', Stephen Friedman Gallery, James Cohan Gallery
Yinka Shonibare MBE, Odile and Odette, 2005, 14' 28'', Stephen Friedman Gallery, James Cohan Gallery
Friday, December 6, 10pm at the New World Center
Prelude to a Syncopation
Artists connect sound, choreography and social media – the results reveal diverse relationships between the visual, music and the meditative repetition of the ordinary and urban. The total running time is approximately 35'.
Leo Gabin, Stackin, 2010, 2'38'', Peres Projects, Elizabeth Dee
Rashaad Newsome, Dance of Succubus, 2011, 4'04'', Marlborough Gallery
Leo Gabin, Girls Room Dance, 2010 4'15'', Peres Projects, Elizabeth Dee
Shezad Dawood with Mukul Deora, The Electric Body, 2008, 3', Chemould Prescott Road
Rashaad Newsome, Painting Opponents Red, 2011, 3'14'', Marlborough Gallery
Leo Gabin, Hair Long, 2013, 1'53'', Peres Projects, Elizabeth Dee
Rashaad Newsome, Grand Duchess of Gainesville, 2011, 2'34'', Marlborough Gallery Leo Gabin, Cleaning, 2012, 2'32'', Peres Projects, Elizabeth Dee
Rashaad Newsome, Devices, 2011, 3'03'', Marlborough Gallery
Leo Gabin, With Me, 2012, 2'43'', Peres Projects, Elizabeth Dee
Kemang Wa Lehulere, Behave or You Jump, 2010, 1'34'', Stevenson
Samuel Levack and Jennifer Lewandowski, Chic, 2012, 3'34'', courtesy of the artist
Saturday, December 7, 10pm at the New World Center
Fantasia for Dissonant Harmonies
In all the films in this program, the soundtrack plays a crucial role. The relationship that is developed between the visual and the audio builds a bridge to the location of the screening: the New World Center, Home of the New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy. The total running time is approximately 68'
Mahony, Los Tres Invitados, 2011, 3'03'', Galerie Emanuel Layr
Ana Gallardo, A boca de jarro, 2008, 6'36'', Ignacio Liprandi Arte Contemporáneo Lucien Smith, I Like America and America Likes Me, 2013, 3'39", Salon 94
Karen Kilimnik, ...introducing Tabitha, 1991, 1'10'', 303 Gallery
Nicola Thomas, Dancing with Monk, 2013, 2'55'', courtesy of the artist
Takeshi Murata, Monster Movie, 2005, 4'12'', Salon 94, Ratio 3
Carlos Amorales with Julian Lede, Orellana’s Fantasia, 2013, 7', Yvon Lambert, kurimanzutto
Tin Ojeda, Daughter, 2013, 7', 303 Gallery
Friedrich Kunath, You Go Your Way and I'll Go Crazy, 2012, 16'53'', Blum & Poe Kemang Wa Lehulere, Lefu La Ntate, 2005, 3'1'', Stevenson
Avinash Veeraraghavan, Breathing charcoal soaked in a shallow forest stream, 2010, 4'20'', GallerySKE
Bill Balaskas, Parthenon Rising (II), 2011, 2'45'', Kalfayan Galleries
Pietro Roccasalva, Giocondità, 2002, 3'53'', Zero...
Bruce McLean, EARACHE: an Opera Bouffant, or 'How Elvis's Quiff Killed Johnnie Ray', 2'08'', 2013, Tanya Leighton Gallery
William E. Jones, The Soviet Army Prepares for Action in Afghanistan, 2011, 2'55'', David Kordansky Gallery, The Modern Institute
Viewing Pod Selection Shown in conjunction with the outdoor program, the following works are presented exclusively within viewing pods inside the Miami Beach Convention Center:
Adela Jušić, The Sniper, 2007, 4'09'', Alan Cristea Gallery
Kathan Brown, John Cage at Work (1978-1992), 2013, 44', Crown Point Press Ciprian Mureşan, Untitled (Monks), 2011, 12'13'', David Nolan Gallery
Suh Dongwook, Light on the water, 2011, 19'08'', One and J. Gallery
Song-Ming Ang, Be True to Your School, 2010, 12', Singapore Tyler Print Institute Raed Yassin, The New Film, 2008, 12', Kalfayan Galleries
Carlos Amorales, Amsterdam, 2013, 21', Yvon Lambert, kurimanzutto
Philippe Gruenberg, Domestic Landscape, 2010, 14'17'', Revolver Galería
Wiliam E. Jones, Bay of Pigs, 2012, 3'56'', David Kordansky Gallery, The Modern Institute
About the Curators: This Brunner has over 40 years of experience in the film industry in Switzerland and abroad. He is a member of the European Film Academy and the Swiss Film Academy, and a veteran observer of the world cinema and the international film festival scene. He has been the curator of Art Basel's Film sector since 1992, and Film curator for Art Basel in Miami Beach since 2002.
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