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Lecture: The Films of Marcel Broodthaers Revisited

Introduction by scholar Bruce Jenkins

Part of “I Am Not a Filmmaker”: The Films of Marcel Broodthaers

Join us for a rare revisiting of the Walker Art Center’s landmark 1989 cinema program the Films of Marcel Broodthaers. Bruce Jenkins, former Walker curator of film/video and author of the original 1989 program, will introduce a newly revised selection of the artist’s films presenting recently reprinted titles from the Ruben/Bentson Moving Image Collection. 16mm film, 90 minutes.

About the Speaker

Prior to coming to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he is a professor of film, video, new media, and animation, Bruce Jenkins was the Stanley Cavell Curator at the Harvard Film Archive. He served for 14 years as the curator of film/video at the Walker Art Center, where he organized major film retrospectives and worked on exhibitions devoted to Marcel Broodthaers, Bruce Conner, Chantal Akerman, and the Fluxus Group. Jenkins contributed to numerous exhibition catalogues for such museums as the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; the Centre Georges Pompidou; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio; and the Guggenheim Museum, New York. Jenkins has also authored a book-length study on the work of Gordon Matta-Clark, edited a volume of writings by Hollis Frampton for MIT Press, and written the main essay for Ediciones Poligrafa’s recent catalogue on Michael Snow. He is currently at work coauthoring the catalogue raisonné of Andy Warhol’s films for the Whitney Museum and Yale University Press.


Major support to preserve, digitize, and present the Ruben/Bentson Moving Image Collection is generourly provided by the Bentson Foundation.