A series of free feature documentaries from July to September, held in conjunction with the Handmade Readymade exhibition.
26 July 2018, Thursday, 7pm-8.30pm: Jasper Johns – Ideas in Paint
Jasper Johns revolutionised the American scene and became a forerunner of Pop Art and Minimalism. Rounding up his working methods, aims and career, the film by Rick Tejada-Flores features curators, critics and people from his entourage including John Cage, Merce Cunningham and Leo Castelli.
2 Aug, 7.00pm – 8.00pm: Andy Warhol
Campbell Soup Cans, Marilyn Monroe, Andy Warhol’s blond wig and eccentric lifestyle were his trademarks. Designer, artist, filmmaker, music producer and publisher – to some he was a genius, to others a shallow epigone. This Kim Evans film portrays the controversial phenomenon and human ‘total artwork’ that was Warhol.
16 Aug, 7.00pm – 8.30pm: Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back
Directed by Maura Axelrod, the film features Maurizio Cattelan’s disruptive and indelible career as the art world prankster of our time. Cattelan turned heads with playful, subversive works until a retrospective at the Guggenheim cemented his place in the contemporary art canon. Who is Maurizio Cattelan?
23 Aug, 7.00pm – 8.30pm: Soup Cans and Superstars: How Pop Art Changed the World
30 Aug, 7.00pm – 8.45pm: Jellyfish Eyes
Jellyfish Eyes brings the fantastical creations of acclaimed artist Takashi Murakami to the screen. Having moved to a country town with his mother following the death of his father, young Masahi (Takuto Sueoka) makes an unlikely friend: a flying jellyfish-like sprite that he nicknames Kurage-bo.
6 Sep, 7.00pm – 8.30pm: After Modernism: The Dilemma of Influence
Disciplines, cultures and artists previously excluded from privileged canons have become an ever-expanding field of activity and influence. Anything or anyone is fair game. Meaning is no longer fixed, context is everything. Directed by Michael Blackwood and produced by Michael Blackwood Productions, the film looks at how modernism is richer and more complex than previously considered.
Admission: Free admission, limited seating.
Venue: STPI, 41 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238236
When: 12 Jul - 6 Sep 2018,