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International Pop Cinema

Part of International Pop

This collection of films—which includes works rarely considered alongside one another—lends another perspective to the exhibition International Pop by examining cinema as an extension of Pop practice around the world.

During the same era that Pop rose to prominence in the art world, cinema too saw an explosion of forms and practices, from the postwar international “new waves” to the spread of documentary and underground film. A number of artists aligned with Pop, including Andy Warhol (US), Derek Boshier (UK), and Yokoo Tadanori (Japan), took up cameras to explore themes found in their painting and graphic works; filmmakers like Peter Whitehead and Ken Russell (both UK) responded to the Pop moment by documenting its artists, artworks, and events; and directors such as Ōshima Nagisa (Japan), Jean-Luc Godard (France) and Santiago Álvarez (Cuba) used cinema to reflect back upon the nature of mass media and consumer images.

The curator of International Pop Cinema is Ed Halter of Light Industry, a venue for film and electronic art in Brooklyn, New York.

Screening Schedule

International Pop Cinema includes five one-hour programs daily throughout the exhibition, along with a series of five screenings on Target Free Thursday Nights.

Video Lounge

Screens continuously

  • Paolo Cavara (Italian, 1926–1982); Gualtiero Jacopetti (Italian, 1919–2011); Franco Prosperi (Italian, b. 1926)
    Yves Klein sequence from Mondo Cane, 1962
    35mm film transferred to video (color, sound); 3 minutes

  • Pramod Pati (Indian, 1932–1975)
    ABID 1970
    16mm film transferred to video (color, sound); 5 minutes
    Films Division, Mumbai

Daily Screenings, 12 noon

  • Nam June Paik (American, b. Korea, 1932–2006) and Jud Yalkut (American, 1938–2013)
    Video Tape Study No. 3, 1967–1969
    16mm film transferred to video (color, sound); 4 minutes
    Electronic Arts Intermix, New York

  • Nam June Paik (American, b. Korea, 1932–2006) and Jud Yalkut (American, 1938–2013)
    Beatles Electroniques, 1966–1972
    16mm film transferred to video (color, sound); 3 minutes
    Electronic Arts Intermix, New York

  • Nam June Paik (American, b. Korea, 1932–2006) and Jud Yalkut (American, 1938–2013)
    Waiting for Commercials, 1966–1972
    16mm film transferred to video (color, sound); 7 minutes
    Electronic Arts Intermix, New York

  • Santiago Álvarez (Cuban, 1919–1998)
    Now, 1965
    16mm film transferred to video (black and white, sound); 5 minutes
    Facets Multimedia

  • Jean-Luc Godard (French/Swiss, b. 1930)
    Original trailers edited by Godard for the following films:
    À bout de souffle (Breathless), 1960; 2 minutes
    Une femme est une femme (A Woman Is a Woman), 1961; 2 minutes
    Le Mépris (Contempt), 1963; 2:30 minutes
    Made in U.S.A., 1966; 1:40 minutes
    2 ou 3 choses que je sais d’elle (2 or 3 Things I Know about Her), 1966, 2:30 minutes
    La Chinoise, 1967; 2:10 minutes
    Weekend, 1967; 2:50 minutes
    35mm film transferred to video (color, sound/silent); 15:40 minutes total
    Janus Films; New York/Rialto Pictures; New York/Entertainment One

  • Natalia LL (Polish, b. 1937)
    Consumer Art, 1972–1974
    16mm film transferred to video (color/black and white, silent); 8 minutes
    Courtesy the artist and lokal_30, Warsaw

Daily Screenings, 1 pm

  • Manfred Kuttner (German, 1937–2007)
    A–Z, 1963
    8mm film (hand-colored); 3:36 minutes
    Estate of Manfred Kuttner and Johann Köenig Galerie

  • Alain Resnais (French, 1922–2014)
    Le chant du Styrène (The Song of Styrene), 1958
    35mm film transferred to video (color, sound); 13 minutes
    Les Films du Jeudi

  • Peter Roehr (German, 1944–1968)
    Film-Montagen 1–3 (Film Montages 1–3), 1965
    16mm film transferred to video (black and white, sound/silent); 23 minutes
    ©Estate of Peter Roehr; courtesy Mehdi Chouakri Gallery, Berlin

  • George Kuchar (American, 1942–2011)
    HOLD ME WHILE I’M NAKED, 1966
    16mm film transferred to video (color, sound); 15 minutes
    Estate of George Kuchar

Daily Screenings, 2 pm

  • Derek Boshier (British, b. 1937)
    Link, 1970
    16mm film transferred to video (color, sound); 12 minutes
    Courtesy the artist

  • Derek Boshier (British, b. 1937)
    Change, 1973
    16mm film transferred to video (black and white, sound); 10 minutes
    Courtesy the artist

  • James Scott (British, b. 1941)
    Richard Hamilton, 1968
    16mm film transferred to video (color, sound); 25 minutes
    Courtesy of the artist

Daily Screenings, 3 pm

  • Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987)
    Soap Opera, 1964
    16mm film transferred to video (black and white, silent/sound); 46 minutes
    Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh

Daily Screenings, 4 pm

  • Tadanori Yokoo (Japanese, b. 1936)
    Tokuten Eizo Anthology No. 1, 1964
    16mm film transferred to video (color, sound); 7 minutes
    Courtesy the artist

  • Tadanori Yokoo (Japanese, b. 1936)
    Kiss Kiss Kiss, 1964
    16mm film transferred to video (color, sound); 2 minutes
    Courtesy the artist

  • Tadanori Yokoo (Japanese, b. 1936)
    Kachi Kachi Yama, 1965
    16mm film transferred to video (color, sound); 8 minutes
    Courtesy the artist

  • Tanaami Keiichi (Japanese, b. 1936)
    Good-by Marilyn, 1971
    16mm film transferred to video (color, sound); 5 minutes
    Courtesy the artist and NANZUKA Gallery, Tokyo

  • Tanaami Keiichi (Japanese, b. 1936)
    Good-by Elvis and USA, 1971
    16mm film transferred to video (color, sound); 7:30 minutes
    Courtesy the artist and NANZUKA Gallery, Tokyo

  • Tanaami Keiichi (Japanese, b. 1936)
    Oh Yoko!, 1973
    16mm film transferred to video (color, sound); 4 minutes
    Courtesy the artist and NANZUKA Gallery, Tokyo

  • Jeff Keen (British, 1923–2012)
    Cineblatz, 1967
    16mm film transferred to video (color, optical sound); 2 minutes
    Courtesy the artist’s estate, Kate MacGarry, London, and LUX, London

  • Jeff Keen (British, 1923–2012)
    Marvo Movie, 1967
    16mm film transferred to video (color, optical sound); 5 minutes
    Courtesy the artist’s estate, Kate MacGarry, London, and LUX, London

  • Jeff Keen (British, 1923–2012)
    Meatdaze, 1968
    16mm film transferred to video (color, optical sound); 10 minutes
    Courtesy the artist’s estate; Kate MacGarry, London; and LUX, London

Thursday Nights Program 1: April 16, May 21, June 25, July 30

Free

  • 5:30 pm:
    Jean-Luc Godard (French/Swiss, b. 1930)
    Made in U.S.A., 1966
    35mm film transferred to video (color, sound); 85 minutes
    Rialto Pictures

  • 7 pm:
    Jean-Luc Godard (French/Swiss, b. 1930)
    La Chinoise, 1967
    35mm film transferred to video (color, sound); 90 minutes
    Entertainment One

Thursday Nights Program 2: April 23, May 28, July 2, August 6

Free

  • 5:30 pm:
    Guy Debord (French, 1931–1994)
    Society of the Spectacle, 1973
    35mm film transferred to video (black and white, sound); 88 minutes

  • 7 pm:
    René Viénet (French, b. 1944)
    Can Dialectics Break Bricks?, 1973
    35mm film transferred to video (color, sound); 83 minutes

Thursday Nights Program: April 30, June 4, July 9, August 13

Free

  • 5:30 pm:
    William Klein (American, b. 1928)
    Mr. Freedom, 1969
    35mm film transferred to video (color, sound); 95 minutes
    Courtesy William Klein

  • 7:15 pm:
    Oshima Nagisa (Japanese, 1932–2013)
    Band of Ninja, 1967
    35mm transferred to video (black and white, sound); 100 minutes
    Courtesy Oshima Productions and Japan Visualmedia Translation Academy Co. Ltd.

Thursday Nights Program 4: May 7, June 11, July 16, August 20

Free

  • 5:30 pm:
    Ken Russell (British, 1927–2011)
    Pop Goes the Easel, 1962
    16mm film transferred to video (black and white, sound); 44 minutes

  • 6:30 pm:
    William Klein (American, b. 1928)
    Broadway by Light, 1958
    16mm film transferred to video (color, sound); 10 minutes
    Argos Films

  • Kenneth Anger (American, b. 1927)
    Scorpio Rising, 1963
    16mm film transferred to video (color, sound); 29 minutes
    Courtesy the artist

  • 7:30 pm:
    Bruce Conner (American, 1933–2008)
    A MOVIE, 1958
    16mm film transferred to video (black and white, sound); 14 minutes
    Courtesy Conner Family Trust

  • Bruce Conner (American, 1933–2008)
    COSMIC RAY, 1961
    16mm film transferred to video (black and white, sound); 5 minutes
    Courtesy Conner Family Trust

  • Bruce Conner (American, 1933–2008)
    REPORT, 1963–1967
    16mm film transferred to video (black and white, sound); 13 minutes
    Courtesy Conner Family Trust

  • Bruce Conner (American, 1933–2008)
    MARILYN TIMES FIVE, 1973
    16mm film transferred to video (black and white, sound); 14 minutes
    Courtesy Conner Family Trust

Thursday Nights Program 5: May 14, June 18, July 23, August 27

Free

  • 5:30 pm:
    Peter Whitehead (British, b. 1937)
    Tonight Let’s All Make Love in London, 1968
    16mm film transferred to video (color, sound); 70 minutes
    Contemporary Films, London

  • 7 pm:
    Niki de Saint Phalle (French, 1930–2002) and Peter Whitehead (British, b. 1937)
    Daddy, 1973
    16mm film transferred to video (color/blackand white, sound); 90 minutes
    Contemporary Films, London, and the Niki Charitable Art Foundation

Funding

International Pop is organized by the Walker Art Center. This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

Major support for the exhibition is provided by the Henry Luce Foundation, Prospect Creek Foundation, the Terra Foundation for American Art, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and the Margaret and Angus Wurtele Family Foundation.

Additional support is generously provided by Lewis Baskerville, Judy Dayton, Lyn De Logi, Martha and John Gabbert, the Robert Lehman Foundation, the Peyton Family Foundation, Donna and Jim Pohlad, Robert and Rebecca Pohlad, Judith and Stephen Shank, Mike and Elizabeth Sweeney, Marge and Irv Weiser, Annette and John Whaley, and Audrey and Zygi Wilf. Support for the exhibition catalogue is provided by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in support of Walker Art Center publications. Media partner Mpls.St.Paul Magazine.

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