Press Release: “Walk-By Movies” on Fifth Avenue
Monday, March 2 through Sunday, April 5:
Beginning 5:00 PM
James Gallery (outside windows)
CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue, between 34th & 35th Streets
The James Gallery's "Walk-By Movies," visible and audible only from the street, presents an urban, pedestrian version of the drive-in theater. On the heavily trafficked corner of Fifth Avenue and 35th Street, a curated series of films and video programs will be projected onto the gallery wall nightly starting at 5:00 p.m. Building on the audience of street viewers attracted to the exhibition People “Weekly,” the new series further explores the windowed, street-level location of the gallery. Conceptually, "Walk-By Movies" addresses a longstanding dilemma faced by artists and curators: the fact that museum-goers cannot be expected to sit through a film or video in its entirety. By selecting works that lend themselves to delimited viewing, while embracing the distinctly urban habits of window shopping and strolling, “Walk-By Movies” provides both a novel method of exhibiting contemporary film and video, and a unique public art experience. Films change weekly and are to be announced; free, for more information call 212-817-7138; visit www.gc.cuny.edu/events for screening schedule.
Submitted on: FEB 1, 2009