Spend your Friday night at STPI for a film marathon!
Art is… the Permanent Revolution
Friday, 1 July 2022 | 7.00PM — 8.30PM
The anger and outrage captured by graphic artists have defined revolutions through the centuries. Printmakers have depicted the human condition in all its glories and struggles so powerfully that perceptions, attitudes and politics have been dramatically influenced. And the value and impact of this art is even more important today.
This double bill brings you “Art is… the Permanent Revolution”, a documentary on three contemporary American artists and a master printer helping to explain the dynamic sequences of social reality and protest. Among the wide range of 60 artists on display are Rembrandt, Goya, Daumier, Kollwitz, Dix, Masereel, Grosz, Gropper, and Picasso. While their stirring graphics sweep by, the making of an etching, a woodcut and a lithograph unfolds before our eyes, as the contemporary artists join their illustrious predecessors in creating art of social engagement.
Film by Manfred (Manny) Kirchheimer.
All About Prints
Friday, 1 July 2022 | 8.30PM — 9.30PM
“All About Prints” invites novices and experienced collectors alike to explore the art of printmaking from the perspective of influential curators, collectors, dealers, artists, and printers. Shot on high-definition video at museum print rooms, print fairs, galleries, and print workshops in America and Europe, All About Prints explores the collaborative nature of printmaking, the democratic character of multiples, and the deep-rooted traditions of the art form.
These ideas come to life through the exploration of masters of the 19th century, such as Winslow Homer and James McNeill Whistler; the influence of Mexican muralists; the formative years of the Federal Art Project of the WPA; the excitement of the 1960s print boom; and the ever-evolving techniques of contemporary artists, such as Kiki Smith, who carry on the tradition. The basic printmaking techniques are discussed and demonstrated: woodcut, intaglio (familiarly known as etching), lithography, and screenprinting.