Mixografia is pleased to announce an upcoming series of film screenings that will take place beginning Saturday, August 4th, 2018 at 3 PM. Each Saturday over the course of four weeks, Mixografia will present screenings of a selection of films at 1419 East Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90011. The selected films encompass a variety of subjects, ranging from biographical documentaries, artists’ film and video projects, and films that examine particular cultural moments around the world. Each screening will be accompanied by a selection of artworks that corresponds with the subject matter present in the films. Popcorn and refreshments will be served.
Saturday, August 4th | Featuring artworks by Abraham Cruzvillegas, Gunther Gerzso, Ignacio Salazar, Rufino Tamayo, and more
3 PM | Art in the Twenty-First Century: Abraham Cruzvillegas: Legacy delves into the work of Abraham Cruzvillegas, a contemporary artist from Mexico. He discusses his large-scale assemblage installations called Autoconstrucciones, in which he brings together found objects to create structures that recall notions of cultural and personal identity, gradually built up and transformed over time. Cruzvillegas’ installations also touch upon issues of environmental and economic scarcity, using only available resources that reference his upbringing in Colonia Ajusco. Courtesy PBS and Art 21. 16 Minutes.
3:30 PM | Sergei Eisenstein’s 1932 film ¡Que Viva Mexico! presents a history of Mexico, from its pre-colonial foundations through the Mexican Revolution. Though shooting for the project began in 1930, it was abandoned midway due to technical and financial constraints, and was not released to the public until 1979 after its remastering. Eisenstein was one of many European artists and intellectuals who were drawn to Mexico in the early twentieth century, favoring its flourishing intellectual community to the stifling societal conditions of Postwar Europe, and befriended such artists as Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros and Jose Clemente Orozco. The film presents an episodic overview of Mexico’s millennia-old cultural heritage. By Sergei Eisenstein and Grigoriy Aleksandrov. Courtesy Kino Lorber. 90 Minutes
Saturday, August 11th | Featuring artworks by John Baldessari, Ed Ruscha, Alex Israel, and Analia Saban
3 PM | Mur Murs by Agnès Varda brings the French New Wave director to Los Angeles, where she turns her camera toward the public art scene of Los Angeles in the 1970s. Varda presents an art world, from Venice to Watts that exists beyond institutions, an egalitarian creative landscape that belongs to the communities the murals adorn. She provides a window into a former LA, examining the sprawling public works across the city and the vibrant characters who create them and enjoy them. By Agnès Varda. Courtesy Janus Films. 80 Minutes.
Saturday, August 18th | Featuring artworks by Lynda Benglis, Louise Bourgeois, Helen Frankenthaler, Kiki Smith, Rachel Whiteread, and more
3 PM | Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress, and the Tangerine presents an in-depth look at Louise Bourgeois and her decades-long art practice. In the film, she reveals the deeply rooted origins of her work from childhood and the confessional aspect of her imagery. The film portrays Bourgeois in a candid light, divulging the inseparable connections between the artist’s life and her work. By Marion Cajori and Amei Wallach. Courtesy Kino Lorber. 99 Minutes.
Saturday, August 25th | Featuring artworks by Leonora Carrington, Enrique Climent, Mathias Goeritz, Robert Graham, Kcho, and Henry Moore
3 PM | In his large-scale and collaborative public works for which he is internationally known, artist JR emphasizes the humanizing power of art, centering the stories of common people in the public sphere. By providing his subjects with the means to represent themselves accurately, and allowing their own perspectives to take precedence, his photographic portraits of individuals pasted on walls serve to transcend physical, cultural, and economic barriers. Ellis, JR’s 2015 short film starring Robert De Niro and written by Eric Roth, presents a meditation on immigration in America from its early days to the present. Derived from JR’s 2014 UNFRAMED Ellis Island project, pasted photos of immigrants from around the world cover the walls of a bleak Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital, as a traveler contemplates the sacrifice, struggle, and promise of seeking refuge on American shores and defining this foundation of the American identity. By JR. Courtesy JR. 14 Minutes.
3:30 PM | Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry shows the notorious artist as he navigates his global platform, and the challenges that it brings. With the internet and social media as his megaphone, as well as a rebellious public persona that receives global attention, Ai Weiwei strives to give voice to the struggle for freedom that many face around the world. By defying the expectations and standards of the government that presides over him, he stretches the possibilities and provides a model of expression for those in pursuit of their own voices. By Alison Klayman. Courtesy IFC Films.91 Minutes.