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Eyes Wide Open – Artists in Cinema

13 Jan 201219 Jan 2012

Established artists who have made mid-career leaps from the gallery to the cinema frequently have to tackle the transition to a completely different set of audiences and industries. It’s not easy - Robert Longo, David Salle, and Cindy Sherman never got any further than their first efforts. Even when their cinematic debuts are acclaimed, can they make it to that difficult second feature? British video artist Steve McQueen with Shame, and American conceptual artist Miranda July with The Future, have done precisely that, making it timely to look again at their critically acclaimed debuts, Me You and Everyone We Know and Hunger respectively. If ever there was a case of artists transposing their vision successfully from gallery to cinema, they show how to do it.

  • Me You and Everyone We Know

    13 Jan 201219 Jan 2012

    American conceptual artist Miranda July directs this comedy about the relationship between a lonely shoe maker and an eccentric perfomance artist.

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  • Hunger

    13 Jan 201219 Jan 2012

    McQueen's magnificent narrative of IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands through a riveting human drama and a startling formalist triumph.

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