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Duane Michals, "The Pleasures of the Glove" screening at Anthology Film Archives

Duane Michals, "The Pleasures of the Glove" screening at Anthology Film Archives

Anthology Film Archives, 7:15pm

October 18, 2017

NewFilmmakers NY hosts a short film program at Anthology Film Archives (32 Second Avenue, New York City)

Tickets are $7 and go on sale at 5:30PM the night of screening at the Anthology Box Office.

The Pleasures of the Glove will screen with a group of other short films beginning at 7:15pm

The Spirit Leaves the Body
1968
Seven gelatin silver prints with hand-applied text
3 3/8 x 5 inches (each image); 5 x 7 inches (each paper)
Edition of 25
titled, signed, editioned recto in ink
 

 

The Fallen Angel
1968
Eight gelatin silver prints with hand-applied text
5 x 7 inches (each image); 8 x 10 inches (each paper)
Edition of 25
titled, signed, editioned recto in ink
 

 

Death Comes to the Old Lady
1969
Five gelatin silver prints with hand-applied text
3 3/8 x 5 inches (each image); 5 x 7 inches (each print)
Edition of 25
signed, titled, editioned recto in ink

 

The Moments Before the Tragedy
1969
Five gelatin silver prints with hand-applied text
5 x 7 inches (each paper)
Edition of 25
signed, titled, editioned recto in ink
 

Things Are Queer
1973
Nine gelatin silver prints with hand-applied text
3 3/8 x 5 inches (each image); 5 x 7 inches (each paper)
Edition of 25
titled, signed, editioned recto in ink
 

 

I Build a Pyramid
1978
Six gelatin silver prints with hand-applied text
3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches (each image); 5 x 7 inches (each paper)
Edition of 25
titled upper middle, signed and editioned lower middle recto in ink

Andy X 4
1980
Four gelatin silver prints with hand-applied text
3 7/8 x 5 7/8 inches (each image); 5 x 7 inches (each paper)
Edition of 25
signed, titled, editioned recto in ink

Biography

Duane Michals (b. 1932, McKeesport, PA) is one of the great photographic innovators of the last century, widely known for his work with series, multiple exposures, and text.

Michals first made significant, creative strides in the field of photography during the 1960s. In an era heavily influenced by photojournalism, Michals manipulated the medium to communicate narratives. The sequences, for which he is widely known, appropriate cinema’s frame-by-frame format. Michals has also incorporated text as a key component in his works. Rather than serving a didactic or explanatory function, his handwritten text adds another dimension to the images’ meaning and gives voice to Michals’s singular musings, which are poetic, tragic, and humorous, often all at once.

Over the past five decades, Michals’s work has been exhibited in the United States and abroad. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, hosted Michals’s first solo exhibition (1970). More recently, he has had one-person shows at the Odakyu Museum, Tokyo (1999), and at the International Center of Photography, New York (2005). In 2008, Michals celebrated his 50th anniversary as a photographer with a retrospective exhibition at the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, Greece and the Scavi Scaligeri in Verona, Italy.

In recognition of his contributions to photography, Michals has been honored with a CAPS Grant (1975), a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship (1976), the International Center of Photography Infinity Award for Art (1989), the Foto España International Award (2001), and an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, Mass. (2005).

Michals's work belongs to numerous permanent collections in the U.S. and abroad, including the Israel Museum, Jerusalem; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Moderna Museet, Stockholm; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto; and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Michals's archive is housed at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh.

Monographs of Michals's work include Homage to Cavafy (1978); Nature of Desire (1989); Duane Michals: Now Becoming Then (1990); Salute, Walt Whitman (1996); The Essential Duane Michals (1997); Questions Without Answers (2001); The House I Once Called Home (2003) and Foto Follies / How Photography Lost Its Virginity on the Way to the Bank (2006). Forthcoming publications include 50 (Admira Photography, June 2008); a collection of Michals’s writing (Delpire Editeur, Fall 2008); and his Japanese-inspired, color photographs (Steidl, Fall 2008).

Michals received a BA from the University of Denver in 1953 and worked as a graphic designer until his involvement with photography deepened in the late 1950s. He currently lives and works in New York City.

Video

Preview Talking Pictures: Twelve Mini Movies by Duane Michals

Gallery Talk with Duane Michals

March 7, 2015 at DC Moore Gallery

Duane Michals with Cay Sophie Rabinowitz

April 18, 2013 at DC Moore Gallery

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