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Pace On Screen: Sixty Years

A Curated Series of Online Film Screenings

Premiering Monday, October 12, 2020

Pace On Screen: Sixty Years presents a series of six films that reflect the legacy, forward thinking, and radical lineage of Pace Gallery from its founding in 1960 to today.

Curated by Pace Curatorial Director, Mark Beasley, Pace On Screen: Sixty Years contextualizes the practices of the following five artists within the worlds in which they were working: Jean Dubuffet, Lynda Benglis, Louise Nevelson, Vito Acconci, and Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Over the course of five online screening days—launching October 12 and airing on four subsequent Mondays—the series demonstrates the role of film in capturing the evolving history of a progressive Modernism through a series of singular, yet interconnected, artistic experiences.

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Still from The Artist Studio: Jean Dubuffet (2010), directed by Michael Blackwood, Courtesy of Michael Blackwood Productions

Premiering Monday, Oct 12, 2020

The Artist's Studio:
Jean Dubuffet

2010 | 36 min
Directed by Michael Blackwood
Courtesy of Michael Blackwood Productions

The Artist’s Studio (2010) invites viewers to follow Jean Dubuffet in his realization of the seminal performance piece Coucou Bazar (1973), as painting is transformed into architecture and environment. This initial film coincides with our New York presentation of Le cirque, a habitable environment on view through October 24, 2020 that Dubuffet—a foundational artist for Pace, whom we have represented since 1967—first conceived and sculpted in 1970.

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Still from Now (1973), produced by Lynda Benglis © Lynda Benglis, courtesy of Video Data Bank at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, vdb.org

Premiering Monday, Oct 26, 2020

Now

1973 | 11 min
By Lynda Benglis
Courtesy of Video Data Bank at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, vdb.org

Now (1973) and Female Sensibility (1973) are examples of the early ground-breaking video works of Lynda Benglis that challenge notions of what it was to be a woman and an artist at the height of the feminist movement.

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Still from Female Sensibility (1973), produced by Lynda Benglis © Lynda Benglis, courtesy of Video Data Bank at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, vdb.org

Premiering Monday, Oct 26, 2020

Female Sensibility

1973 | 13 min
By Lynda Benglis
Courtesy of Video Data Bank at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (vdb.org)

Female Sensibility (1973) features the artist and her friend Marilyn Lenkowsky taking turns directing each other and submitting to each other's kisses and caresses as it becomes increasingly obvious that the camera is their main point of focus.

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Still from Nevelson in Process (1978), produced by Susan Fanshel and Jill Godlimow, courtesy of WNET

Premiering Monday, Nov 9, 2020

Nevelson in Process

1978 | 29 min
Directed by Susan Fanshel and Jill Godlimow

The sculpture and pioneering thinking of Louise Nevelson, as evidenced in her site-specific and installation works, are captured in Nevelson in Process (1977).

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Still from The Red Tapes (1976), produced by Vito Acconci © Acconci Studio, courtesy of Video Data Bank at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, vdb.org

Premiering Monday, Nov 23, 2020

The Red Tapes

1976 | 141 min
By Vito Acconci
Courtesy of Video Data Bank at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, vdb.org

Capturing New York in the ‘70s, Acconci’s The Red Tapes (1976) records the diaristic musings of the artist in a “topography of the self” constructed using video and self-portraiture to define the artist as revolutionary.

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Still from Islands (1986), directed by Albert Maysles, David Maysles, and Charlotte Zwerin, courtesy of Janus Films

Premiering Monday, Dec 7, 2020

Islands: Christo and
Jeanne-Claude

1986 | 56 min
Directed by Albert Maysles, David Maysles, and Charlotte Zwerin
Courtesy of Janus Films, Inc.

Environment, engineering, and public art meet in Islands (1987), a Maysles Brothers’ documentary that reveals the steps taken by Christo and Jeanne-Claude to encircle eleven islands in Miami’s Biscayne Bay with 6.5 million square feet of pink fabric.

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News — Pace On Screen: Sixty Years, Oct 9, 2020