Walkers: hollywood afterlives in art – New York


curator : Robert M. Rubin
November 7, 2015–April 10, 2016

Twentieth-century cinema produced, and was produced through, a wealth of print media. Known by collectors as “cinema paper,” the promotional posters, headshots, set photographs, and printed drafts of scripts have also become increasingly outmoded in the era of YouTube, social media marketing, and digital storage and distribution. Through artistic intervention, be it direct editing of the films themselves, sampling of individual stills, re-contextualizing and remixing of imagery, a home video reading of a film script, or a revisiting of an advertisement, Walkers: Hollywood Afterlives in Art and Artifact examines the role of the celluloid image in a digital culture.

Artists on view:

Nada Ackel, Francis Alÿs, Richard Avedon, Fiona Banner, Cindy Bernard, Pierre Bismuth, John Bock, Jim Campbell, Grégory Chatonsky, Gregory Crewdson, Brice Dellsperger, Jeff Desom, John Divola, Mark Flood, Aurélien Froment, Michel Gondry, Douglas Gordon, Gregor Hildebrandt, Alex Israel, Larry Johnson, Isaac Julien, Martin Kippenberger, Agnieszka Kurant, Jean-Jacques Lebel, Guy Maddin, Mary Ellen Mark, Adam McEwen, Ivan Messac, Kristen Morgin, Yasumasa Morimura, Richard Mosse, Simon Norfolk, Richard Prince, Nicolas Provost, Bernard Rancillac, Tom Sachs, Manuel Saiz, Adam Savage, Hans Schabus, Leanne Shapton, John Stezaker, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Piotr Uklanski, Nathanael West, Ming Wong, Mario Ybarra Jr.