A World Redrawn: Eisenstein and Brecht in Hollywood
Zoe Beloff, Film still from “Two Marxists in Hollywood,” 2015.
Eisenstein was invited to Hollywood in 1930 under contract to Paramount. Fleeing from the Nazis, Brecht arrived in 1941. Both attempted the impossible, to challenge the formulas of the motion picture industry, to create works that were popular and radical. Through films, drawings, architectural models and archival documents, New York artist Zoe Beloff explores their unrealized film scenarios “Glass House” and “A Model Family in a Model Home” and reimagines their ideas for today.
On view at the James Gallery September 3 - November 21, 2015.
Curator: Katherine Carl
The artwork is created by Zoe Beloff in association with Eric Muzzy.
This project is supported by Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in Fine Arts. Additional support for this project is provided by The Media Arts Assistance Fund for Artists, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts, Electronic Media and Film, with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature: administered by Wave Farm; The Dean’s Research Enhancement Grant, Queens College CUNY; and the PSC-CUNY Research Award.
The exhibition is made possible in part by The Russian State Archive of Literature and Art, Bertolt Brecht Archiv Berlin, and Getty Images. Co-sponsored by the Mediating the Archive Mellon Seminar in Public Engagement and Collaborative Research in the Humanities, and the Ph.D. Program in Theatre, The Graduate Center CUNY.
See more at: http://www.centerforthehumanities.org/exhibition/world-redrawn-eisenstein-and-brecht-hollywood
Submitted on: SEP 2, 2015