Year of Public Art Film Screenings

Saturday, August 12 & Sunday, August 13, 2017 • 2pm

Monday, August 14 & Tuesday, August 15, 2017 • 6:30pm

Chicago Cultural Center, Claudia Cassidy Theater

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Chagall's Four Seasons

 

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events have designated 2017 the "Year of Public Art" in Chicago. This series will showcase and honor public art in Chicago, the films acting as a time capsule to an era in Chicago when public art, murals and sculpture were just beginning to take form.
 

Schedule

Saturday, August 12 & Sunday, August 13, 2-5:30pm

Public Art Chicago shorts Program, TRT 85 min

Viva La Causa | Dir. Kartemquin Films, 12 min
Not just a colorful record of the making of a mural in Chicago's Pilsen community led by Ray Patlán, this film traces the mural movement of the mid-1970's back to murals in Mexico. Different people view the mural and reflect on its meaning for themselves as Latinos.

Bride Unveiled | Dir. Tom Palazollo, 1967, 12 min
The unveiling of the Picasso sculpture in downtown Chicago mixed with newsreel footage and images of women in candid and posed positions creates a humorous observation of the historic event.

Big Walls: Stories Behind the Art – 7 | Dir. The Doc Unit of Columbia College Chicago, 2016, 21 min
A stunning series of micro-documentaries (under 3 minutes each) featuring Chicago’s biggest murals and the artists at work in the Wabash Arts Corridor. 

Luftwerk Cloud Gate videos -2 | Various Directors, 2014, 9 min
Luminous Field transformed the Millennium Park into a digital canvas of motion, light, and geometrical form as the first site-specific video and sound installation in the park. The ten-day installation illuminated Anish Kapoor’s Cloud Gate and the AT&T Plaza, with dramatic images and colors set to music composed by Owen Clayton Condon.

The work comprised of projections that video-mapped the tiles of the plaza creating a digital mosaic. Inspired by Italian marble floors, the tessellation patterns, the digital mosaic added a new, contemporary layer to the work. Animation of the video composition became an informal hopscotch as visitors tried to anticipate the movement and follow along. The projections interacted with the reflective surface of Cloud Gate in a new, altered state. The piece, a digital playground for the public, attracted over 65,000 visitors to the park. 

The Gift | Dir. Chuck Olin, 1975, 30 min
A rare opportunity to view famed artist Marc Chagall at work in his studio creating two extraordinary pieces of monumental art in mosaic and stained glass - the Four Seasons, Chagall's large and magnificent free-standing mosaic, and The America Windows, the artist's glorious stained glass tribute to America installed at The Art Institute of Chicago.

 

Monday, August 14, 6:30-7:30pm

White Lotus Rising |  Dir. Jason Boulware , 2013, 65 min
White Lotus Rising chronicles the social impact of the Ten Thousand Ripples project an art-based project for peace in Chicago Neighborhoods. The Buddha sculptures placed throughout the city as part of this project strive to elicit positive change for peace on social and psychological levels, and the film strives to highlight the sociocultural angles and measure the effect of the Ten Thousand Ripples emerging Buddha sculptures in low wage, urban neighborhoods.

 

Tuesday, August 15, 6:30-8pm

Bride Unveiled | Dir. Tom Palazollo, 1967, 12 min
The unveiling of the Picasso sculpture in downtown Chicago mixed with newsreel footage and images of women in candid and posed positions creates a humorous observation of the historic event.

The Chicago Picasso | Dir. WNET, 1967, 60 min
A slick, entertaining educational film about how great men with big ideas, funding, and steel smelters helped bring cutting-edge art to the citizens of Chicago.

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