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Los Angeles

MOCA Grand Avenue’s Ahmanson Auditorium

Exhibition Detail
L.A. FIlmforum at MOCA presents Spiral Jetty films
50 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012


July 12th, 2012 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
from casting a glance, James BenningJames Benning, from casting a glance
from casting a glance, James BenningJames Benning, from casting a glance
from casting a glance, James BenningJames Benning, from casting a glance
from Spiral Jetty, Robert SmithsonRobert Smithson, from Spiral Jetty
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> QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Screening
WEBSITE:  
http://www.moca.org/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
downtown/east la
PHONE:  
(213) 626-6222
TAGS:  
film
COST:  
$12, FREE for members of MOCA or Los Angeles Filmforum (present your membership card at the box office to claim tickets; no free tickets will be issued without membership card)
> DESCRIPTION

Los Angeles Filmforum at MOCA presents two films in conjunction with MOCA’s exhibition Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974, Robert Smithson’s film on the making of his Spiral Jetty, and James Benning’s beautiful observations of the Jetty after 35 years.

Spiral Jetty, Robert Smithson (16mm, color and sound, 35 min, 1970)

casting a glance, James Benning (16mm, color and sound, 80 min, 2007)


Tickets: $12, FREE for members of MOCA or Los Angeles Filmforum (present your membership card at the box office to claim tickets; no free tickets will be issued without membership card)
RSVP: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/258310
Parking and directions: moca.org
For more information: 213/621-1745 or education@moca.org


“Benning … [is] a giant of American experimental cinema whose conceptually minimalist works tend to open up vast spaces for reflection.” Dennis Lim, New York Times

“The popular allure of [Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty] was enhanced … by the 16-millimeter color movie he shot of its construction: trucks and loaders lumbering like barosaurs across a prehistoric panorama to his narrative. Cunning and prescient, he grasped that in the modern age a sculpture in the middle of nowhere could have a life separate from itself, through reproductions and other simulacra, which is how most people would see the work.” – Michael Kimmelman, New York Times

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Web: http://www.lafilmforum.org
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