Art on Film – Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back

Directed by Maura Axelrod
Thursday 12 October 6:30pm
The Works, 891 South Tamiami Trail
$10 admission; Free for Museum donors and Ringling College students, faculty & staff
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Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back
In the documentary film Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back, filmmaker Maura Axelrod excavates Cattelan’s disruptive and indelible career as the art world trickster of our time. Cattelan shook up the contemporary art world beginning in the late 1980s with a series of action-based installations including his first solo show in Milan, in which he padlocked an empty gallery – barring entrance to critics and spectators – and simply hung a sign on the door that read “Torno Subito” or “Be Right Back.” Known best for his shocking photorealistic wax sculpture of Pope John Paul being felled by a meteorite and of child-size Hitler kneeling in prayer, Cattelan’s work is often wildly offensive and yet incredibly popular, selling for tens of millions of dollars at auction.

Featuring interviews from curators, collectors, art-world luminaries, the film builds a compelling picture of the conceptual artist and what makes him tick.


The Sarasota Museum of Art
museum@ringling.edu
941.309.7662

The Works, 891 South Tamiami Trail

Sarasota Museum of Art – Open House

Thursday 12 October 5:30pm
The Works, 891 South Tamiami Trail
Free; no reservations required

Sarasota Museum of Art Open House

Each season leading up to the SMOA opening will be an open house, a cafecito, a kaffeelatsch- whichever your preferred term for a casual community gathering cum lively conversation- designed to engage you with the museum’s process and progress. It’s not every day (or even every decade!) that a community gets to build a new museum, and they don’t want you to miss a moment of its evolution. Take this opportunity to engage with fellow Museum enthusiasts and find out “everything you ever wanted to know about contemporary art but were afraid to ask!”


The Sarasota Museum of Art
museum@ringling.edu
941.309.7662

The Works, 891 South Tamiami Trail

Aftermath: The Fallout of War – America and the Middle East

Oct 15, 2017 – Jan 21, 2018
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

Active in the US and Middle East, the artists in the exhibition depict the conditions and people caught in the crossfire of wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Palestine, and Israel from a variety of perspectives. The artists included in Aftermath are Lynsey Addario, Jananne Al-Ani, Jennifer Karady, Gloriann Liu, Rania Matar, Eman Mohammed, Farah Nosh, Suzanne Opton, Michal Rovner, Stephen Dupont, Ben Lowy, and Simon Norfolk.

Simon Norfolk
Simon Norfolk, Bullet-Scarred Apartment Building and Shops, Karte Char District, Kabul, Afghanistan, Archival pigment print, From the series Afghanistan: Chronotopia, Loan and image courtesy of the photographer and Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, CA

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
941-359-5700
Open Daily 10am – 5pm
Thursdays until 8pm

5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34243

Mernet Larsen: Getting Measured

October 11, 2017 – February 11, 2018
Tampa Museum of Art

The Tampa Museum of Art will present a survey of paintings and works on paper by artist Mernet Larsen (American, b. 1940). A long-time resident of Tampa and former Professor of Painting at the University of South Florida, Larsen is one of the region’s most prodigious artists. Her work alludes to a range of art historical references, from 13th-century Japanese scrolls, 15th-century Italian painting, to the geometric abstractions of Russian artist El Lissitzky (1980-1941). Her early abstract compositions, such Duccio’s Saint (1988) in the Tampa Museum of Art’s collection, reflect her ongoing formal explorations of experiential time, space, and color. Later figurative paintings, including the recent work Raft (2017), depict ordinary moments and activities—from reading in bed, attending casual dinners, to participating in faculty meetings. Yet, it is her unusual perspective and linear approach to figuration that render Larsen’s unique and genuine reflections of everyday life. The exhibition Mernet Larsen will feature never-before-seen early drawings from her student days, a select group of studies and works on paper, and a survey of paintings from the 1960s to the present.

Mernet Larsen
Mernet Larsen (American, b. 1940), Getting Measured, 1999, Acrylic, tracing paper and string on canvas. Museum purchase with funds provided by Mr. and Mrs. Jay Crouse, 2000 SN11041.1. Collection of The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, the State Art Museum of Florida, Florida State University

Tampa Museum of Art
tampamuseum.org
Call 813 421-8380 for information

120 W. Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, Fl 33602

Last Year at Marienbad – Free Film Screening

Thursday, October 12 (6PM – 8PM)
University of South Florida School of Music – Barness Recital Hall

USF Contemporary Art Museum Director Margaret Miller will lead a discussion with Dr. Margit Grieb, Associate Professor of German and Director of the Film Studies Certificate Program, about the film and its pertinence to the David Claerbout exhibition at USFCAM, including a short introductory presentation and a post film conversation in the lobby with refreshments.

Last Year at Marienbad
Last Year at Marienbad

Ominous organ music resounds and the scope camera tracks through the seemingly endless halls of a baroque grand hotel as X (Giorgio Albertazzi) tries to persuade an initially disbelieving A (Delphine Seyrig) that they had met the year before. With dizzying time shifts and flashbacks, Last Year at Marienbad is the ultimate puzzle film.

LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD – Trailer from Rialto Pictures on Vimeo.

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University of South Florida School of Music – Barness Recital Hall
3755 USF Holly Drive, Tampa, Florida 33620