Art and a Movie dives into the intersection of art and film. Enjoy a gallery talk at the museum then watch Never Look Away at IU Cinema.
Pre-screening Gallery Talk:
Richter in Focus
3 pm – Free, no ticket required
Eskenazi Museum of Art, Featured Exhibition Gallery, first floor
Nan Brewer, the Eskenazi Museum of Art’s Lucienne M. Glaubinger Curator of Works on Paper, will discuss a unique, hand-painted color photograph by Gerhard Richter in the exhibition Re/New: Recent Acquisitions by Contemporary Artists.
Never Look Away (2018)
4 p.m. at IU Cinema
Free, but ticketed
Get tickets here.
This “biopic” gained international notoriety for its many film awards and its charged relationship to the life of the German artist Gerhard Richter. While Richter publicly disavowed the film, the director acknowledges that it was inspired by his interviews with the artist. The result is a powerful depiction of the creative process in the face of horror and hardship. In this case, the story tracks the systematic murder (termed “euthanasia” by the Nazi regime) of people with mental illness during the Holocaust and the subsequent implications on the artist’s family. While both a moving epic about the power of love and art to help come to terms with painful memories, it also offers interesting insights into the meaning of art in totalitarian regimes, the effects of capitalism and individualism, and the practice of art education. In German and Russian with English subtitles. Contains explicit content, including violence, scenes depicting suicide, and sexual situations.
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