This edition: February 2010
Original tape date: February 18, 2010.
1/ Man Ray
Man Ray is one of the key figures of the artistic avant-gardes of 1920s Paris. He did nothing to let the world know he was raised in Williamsburg, Brooklyn by Russian Jewish immigrant parents. A new exhibit at The Jewish Museum Alias Man Ray: The Art of Reinvention explores his diverse body of work. CANAPE talks with curator Mason Klein.
2/ Girl on the Train
The veteran French filmmaker Andre Techine, says New York Times critic Stephen Holden, “loves people and life.” His latest collaboration with super star Catherine Deneuve is Girl on the Train, the story of the scandal surrounding a purported case of anti-Semitism. As usual, the director digs into the subject and goes beyond the flash of journalism. CANAPE takes a look.
3/ The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus
The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus might just as well be called the imagination of Terry Gilliam, the brilliant visual stylist whose films include Jabberwocky, Brazil, and Twelve Monkeys. Starring Johnny Depp, Jude Law, and Heath Ledger, his latest adventure in baroque imagery tells the tale of a pact with the devil made by a sideshow artist. CANAPE was on hand to hear director Gilliam and French producer Samuel Hadida talk about the work at the Cannes Film Festival.
4/ Jef Aerosol
In 1982 a young self-trained French artist went out to the streets of his native city Tours and started stenciling images on walls. Almost thirty years later, he’s never stopped. Known as Jef Aerosol, he creates images that appear on buildings, paper, wood, and elsewhere. Portraits of his heroes are a specialty. CANAPE visits with the artist as he opens an exhibit All Shook Up at Ad Hoc Art in Brooklyn.
5/ The End of Poverty
How can a world with so much wealth have so much poverty? That’s the central question of Philippe Diaz’s new feature length documentary The End of Poverty. Thinkers from around the world appear to give their views on how the current state of affairs is a product of the Western colonial enterprises marked so clearly by 1492. The filmmaker shares with CANAPE his own thoughts on the project.
Jef Aerosol Artist
Phillippe Diaz Film Director
Terry Gilliam Film Director
Samuel Hadida Film Producer
Mason Klein Curator