William Greaves: Psychodrama, Interruption, and Circulation
Princeton University, Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton, United States 21 Feb 2020 - 29 Mar 2020
William-Greaves. Courtesy of William Greaves Productions.
The Program in Visual Arts presents a day-long symposium centered on the work of William Greaves, a key figure in American filmmaking. This symposium shares Greaves’ work with a new generation and gives access to some of his films that have rarely been screened.
The events, organized by artists Fia Backström and Martine Syms, include a keynote address; a panel discussion with contemporary artists and thinkers including Erin Christovale, Aria Dean, Malik Gaines, Naeem Mohaiemen, Alex Pittman, Sondra Perry, Jared Sexton, and Jacqueline Stewart; a screening of Greaves’s newly restored 1972 film: Nationtime—Gary; and an exhibition entitled “William Greaves — Sondra Perry — Martine Syms,” which includes works by Greaves and internationally renowned artists Martine Syms and Sondra Perry in the Hurley Gallery, open to the public February 21 – March 29 daily from 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
A publication will accompany the events with texts by Aria Dean, Devorah Heitner, and Jared Sexton, alongside a conversation with the organizers Backström and Syms.
“With this symposium, we want to share this important work with a new generation and give access to films that have rarely been screened. For this occasion, 1972’s rarely-seen Nationtime—Gary has been newly restored. During this day, there will be a keynote address and a panel discussion with contemporary artists and thinkers to more deeply probe the universe of William Greaves. There will also be an exhibition with works by Greaves and the artists Martine Syms and Sondra Perry, both of whom are working in the vein of his legacy. ” — Fia Backström and Martine Syms, artists and symposium organizers
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