Join Reversible Destiny Foundation and Dillon + Lee as they host a film screening of Arakawa’s “Why Not: A serenade of Eschatological Ecology” (1969). Renowned for his paintings, drawings, and prints, as well as innovative architectural constructions, Arakawa was one of the earliest practitioners of the international Conceptual art movement of the 1960s. His wide range of experimentation extended into filmmaking. “Why Not” is a surrealistic exploration, by a young female protagonist, of both her psychological and physical realms, shot entirely within an enclosed space of an apartment (Arakawa’s studio). The screening is a rare opportunity to see it in full, in the backdrop of the innovative venue of National Sawdust. Film introduction by Miwako Tezuka (Consulting Curator of Reversible Destiny Foundation) and Diana Lee (Partner of Dillon + Lee Gallery). Post-screening discussion and Q&A with Peter Katz (Executive Director of Reversible Destiny Foundation) and Jay Sanders (Artists Space Executive Director and Chief Curator).
This screening is a participating program of the 12th edition of Asia Contemporary Art Week (ACAW) (Oct 5–26, 2017), alongside 30 leading New York and Asia-based museums and galleries presenting cutting-edge exhibitions, provocative public programs, and festive networking receptions across New York City; in addition to ACAW curated signature forum for arts professionals: FIELD MEETING. For more info and full agenda visit: acaw.info.