This week BAMcinématek presents a special week long viewing of the surrealistic feminist polemic par excellence; Daisies / Sedmikrásky, directed by Vera Chytilová. Released in 1966 and later banned, this quintessential piece of Czech New Wave Cinema is an endlessly inventive and formally radical ode to rebellion; featuring a pair of colorful and uncommon young women rebelling against the structures of communist orthodoxy. Odds against the world, our (anti)heroines manifest a uniformly destructive approach to the world around them with disdain for all other company… male and female. Playing pranks, indulging in pyromania, and equally wasteful of food and alcohol; companionship is more than enough to sustain them, as they share a world where nothing is allowed to make sense and nothing is sacred.
Watch the world decay in a most decadently amusing way in Daisies, with BAMcinématek. From July 6 th - 12th.
The duo, Marie I & II, embark on a journey of social mayhem as they decide
- The World is spoiled. So shall we be -
ANDY WARHOL : PHOTOGRAPHER
PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE HEDGES COLLECTION
MARCH 1 - APRIL 21, 2012
Given how much he is still with us, it is hard to believe that Andy Warhol died 25 years ago. Yet the quarter of a century since his death has only affirmed his artistic genius and prescience. With his paintings now iconic emblems of twentieth century art and his aphorisms and insights now a part of the vernacular it would seem there are few stones in Warhol's oeuvre left unturned – yet his photography remains one of the least known aspects of his work.
This is ironic given how much of Warhol's work was photo based. And as Warhol told an interview in 1963, "The reason I'm painting this way is because I want to be a machine". In Warhol's photography – he became the machine. His photographs present an opportunity not only to see how much he experimented with medium and form, but to understand the vast range of his interests – from the biggest stars to the handsomest boys to the most mundane objects.
In a vibrant and meticulous new translation of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales, Taschen has commissioned Matthew R. Price and editor Noel Daniel with the task of re-interpreting 27 of the famed stories based on their final 1857 editions.
Coupled with enchanting illustrations, throughout the 1820's - 1950's, by master artists' such as Gustaf Tenggren, Arthur Rackham, and Walter Crane. This rich new edition includes classics such as Cinderella, Snow White, and Sleeping Beauty with the addition of lesser known tales like Little Brother and Little Sister, and The Devil with Three Golden Hairs.
Thoughtfully included are brief introductions to each fairy tale and extended artists' biographies. "I sincerely hope readers will feel that our efforts resulted in a fresh and enjoyable translation reflecting the depth and wonder of these magnificent tales, which offer something for all ages." writes Price.
Beautifully realized and rendered by Taschen, The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm is the perfect gift this holiday season. Sure to bring out the fairy tale lover and inner child in all of us, this opulent edition should live happily ever after with any reader young or old.
Join Matthew Price and Taschen this Friday, Dec 9th, for a glass of wine and casual holiday shopping from 6 - 8.
Taschen New York, 107 Green Street, New York, NY 10012