CVM Film Program at Guggenheim NY: May 7 and 21

From: C Keefer (email suppressed)
Date: Wed May 05 2010 - 12:15:56 PDT

Last 2 scheduled dates for this film series:

NEW YORK: Nonobjective Films, 1920s-1960s. A program of Artists supported by Hilla Rebay. A series organized by CVM at The Guggenheim Museum, New York (on film). Sackler Center, New Media Theatre. Last 2 scheduled dates for this program are this Friday, May 7 and Friday, May 21.

In the 1940s, curator and founding director Hilla Rebay planned to establish a Film Center at the Museum of Non-Objective Painting to collect and promote nonobjective films. She awarded grants to filmmakers/painters and presented film concerts of short experimental and avant-garde films. With the help of Oskar Fischinger, an elaborate Film Center was planned to include studios, workspace and planetarium-style projection capability. Although unrealized, Rebay's support enabled many film artists to continue their work in abstract film. This program presents short films by film artists whose work was screened and/or supported by Rebay. Films by Fischinger (including Studie nr 8 and Komposition in Blau), McLaren, Bute, Richter, Dockum (a newly preserved film, never before shown) and Dwinell Grant (including his amazing Pepsi Commercials), 35mm/16mm. Full details and film list on Guggenheim site:

For those who haven't seen this, it is a new series, with different films than our Nonobjective series last fall accompanying the Guggenheim's Kandinsky exhibition.

The Charles Dockum film was preserved with support from The National Film Preservation Foundation.

best regards,
Cindy Keefer
Center for Visual Music
cvmaccess (at)

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