THIS MONTH, THE WALKER'S WEEKLY SAMPLER OF FREE TALKS, FILMS, AND TOURS
FOCUSES ON ITALIAN FILM, ART, AND DESIGN. GALLERIES ARE OPEN UNTIL 9 PM,
SO STAY LATE TO TAKE IT ALL IN.
Using the time frame suggested
by the exhibition Zero
to 1972--Walker Design director Andrew Blauvelt surveys the exuberant
and experimental Italian product design of the era. He examines the ready-made
objects of Achille Castiglioni, the futuristic self-contained living environments
of Joe Colombo, the material innovations of Gaetano Pesce, the polemical
works of Ettore Sottsass, Jr., and the conceptual projects of collectives
such as Archizoom and Superstudio. The lecture concludes with a look at
the landmark 1972 Museum of Modern Art exhibition Italy: The New Domestic
Landscape. Lecture Room.
FREE VERSE IS COSPONSORED BY RAIN TAXI REVIEW OF BOOKS.
FREE FILM: THEOREM (TEOREMA), 8 PM
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY PIER PAOLO PASOLINI
Theorem divided Catholic audiences at the time of its release: the Catholic International Film Office awarded it a jury prize, but the Pope denounced it as "a black Mass with Freud and Marx as assistant celebrants." Introduced by Cesare Casarino. Auditorium.
FREE FILM: WORLD AIDS DAY SCREENING -- MOURNING AND MILITANCY: AIDS ANGER, SADNESS, AND ACTION
Part of the Guggenheim's series Fever in the Archive: AIDS Activist Video, this program features works that attempt to encompass some of the emotions that lead to political and social action. 1987-1995, U.S., color, video and 16mm, 90 minutes. Introduced by Jim Hubbard. Auditorium.
FREE THURSDAYS ARE MADE POSSIBLE BY GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM THE PEW CHARITABLE TRUSTS AND THE LILA WALLACE-READER'S DIGEST FUND.