Art is the Permanent Revolution

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PrintUnderground Film Series

Art is the Permanent Revolution

  • 2012
  • Directed By: Manfred Kirchheimer
  • Rated Not Rated
  • Documentary
  • 82 Minutes
  1. Friday, December 7, 2012 6:30 p.m.
Still image from the film Art is a Permanent Revolution
Director Manfred Kirchheimer ardently investigates the relationship between art and politics by meditating on the work of printmakers from the past and present. Kirchheimer goes into the studios of four contemporary artists to document their methods and discuss their artistic and philosophical inspiration. Examining the etchings of Sigmund Abeles, the lithographs of Ann Chernow, the woodcuts by Paul Marcus and prints by James Reed, Kirchheimer examines the ways contemporary printmakers are inspired by present-day politics and the historical legacy of socially important works from artists of the past. (Digital presentation)


For further engagement:
The One-hour Exhibition: Revolutionary Prints Friday, December 7, 2012 from 3–4:00 p.m. Curatorial discussant: Nan Brewer, The Lucienne M. Glaubinger Curator of Works on Paper.