Art Basel will present a premier program of over 50 films and videos by and about artists selected under the title ‘Our Hidden Futures’ from December 2 through 6, 2015. Screened on the 7,000-square-foot outdoor projection wall of the New World Center, the program is again curated by Art Basel film curator David Gryn, Director of Daata Editions and London’s Artprojx. First-time Art Basel film curator Marian Masone, Senior Programming Advisor at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York, has selected the feature-length film ‘Troublemakers – The Story of Land Art’ (2015) by filmmaker James Crump for a special screening at the Colony Theatre on Friday, December 4. Gryn’s program of film and video works, drawn from the show’s participating galleries, will include work by Ida Applebroog, Anna Barham, Breda Beban, Janet Biggs, Sue de Beer, Rineke Dijkstra, Tracey Emin, Barbara Hammer, Shirazeh Houshiary, Jaki Irvine, Anna K.E. & Florian Meisenberg, Jumana Manna, Howardena Pindell, Cauleen Smith, Catherine Sullivan and Marnie Weber.
Every evening, in addition to the Film program, sound works by Sofie Alsbo, Alice Jacobs, Mariele Neudecker and Camille Norment will be presented on the state-of-the arts surround sound system in SoundScape Park. In conjunction with the outdoor film screenings, over 80 works have been selected to be shown within a designated Film Library at the Art Basel fair, whose Lead Partner is UBS.
‘Troublemakers – The Story of Land Art’ (2015) by director James Crump considers the history of land art in the 1960s and 1970s. Selected by curator Marian Masone, the film focuses on a cadre of renegade New York artists who sought to transcend the limitations of painting and sculpture by producing earthworks on a monumental scale in the desolate desert spaces of the American southwest. Combining interviews with artists such as Robert Smithson, Walter De Maria and Michael Heizer with rare, re-mastered footage of some of the most significant land art sites in California, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah, ‘Troublemakers – The Story of Land Art’, will be shown at the Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach at 8.30pm on Friday, December 4, 2015. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with James Crump and Marian Masone. Entry is free, but seating is limited.
Returning for his fifth year with Art Basel, curator David Gryn’s program is entitled ‘Our Hidden Futures’. The lineup will highlight an international selection of emerging and established artists, encompassing a range of moving image works that illustrate the breadth of these various analogue and digital mediums. On Thursday, December 3, Catherine Sullivan’s film ‘Afterword Via Fantasia’ will be screened. Conceived within the framework of an opera written by composer George Lewis, Sullivan transposes material from Lewis’s libretto into a series of scenes shot on sets of other plays with parallel and divergent social and cultural themes.
On Saturday, December 5 at 2pm, Art Basel’s Salon program will feature ‘The Artists Surround Sound Project’ a talk between Art Basel film curator David Gryn and the artists Sophie Alsbo, Alice Jacobs, Mariele Neudecker and Camille Norment. Art Basel entry tickets include admission to Salon.
Miami Beach Convention Center Film Library:
In conjunction with the outdoor program, over 80 selected works will be presented on six touch-screen monitors within the Film Library at Art Basel’s show during show hours. Access with a show entrance ticket.