Macro/Micro

 

Original poster by Barbara Rubin (Feb. 1966), 11 x 8 1/2″, print on paper

Original poster by Barbara Rubin (Feb. 1966), 11 x 8 1/2″, print on paper

We Are Cinema: 50 Years of Film-Makers’ Coop
Microscope Gallery
4 Charles Place
Brooklyn, New York
February 11 – March 5

“We are concerned with Man [sic]. We are concerned with what is happening to Man [sic]. We are not an esthetic school that constricts the filmmaker within a set of dead principles. We feel we cannot trust any classical principles either in art or life.” Gather round, film nerds and rebels, to reengage with the Film-Makers Coop. Founded in 1962, the cooperative was on a mission to exile empty, money-hungry production in exchange for wider distribution of independent gems. This exhibition is accompanied by screenings throughout the month in accordance with the ephemera being exhibited from members new and old.

(all quotes above from “The First Statement of the New American Cinema Group,” September 30,1962.)

Charles Theater by Jonas Mekas, 1966

Charles Theater by Jonas Mekas, 1966

 

Pat Beary, 'Papier Trois' -- first place winner (image courtesy of SoHo Photo)

Pat Beary, 'Papier Trois', inkjet print, 5.75" x 3.75" -- first place winner (image courtesy of SoHo Photo)

Winners of SoHo Photo’s 2012 Small Works National Competition
SoHo Photo
15 White Street
New York, New York
February 8 – March 3

SoHo Photo is in its second year of their small works showdown, where no photograph submitted could be larger than six inches on either end. If the 141 photographs by 61 photographers (nearly tripled from the original show) puts you at risk for image overload, find refuge in the playful guest exhibition sponsored by Aperture Foundation entitled “The Art of Small Books.” Both shows suggest enlivened the subtleties of presentation, suggesting that devil in the details may actually deserve a beer (or something).

Patricia Bender, 'Bystanders #1,' 2011, silver gelatin print, 6" x 5" -- honorable mention

Patricia Bender, 'Bystanders #1,' 2011, silver gelatin print, 6" x 5" -- honorable mention

Kevin Hinkle, 'Ascent' -- honorable mention

Kevin Hinkle, 'Ascent,' inkjet print, 5.75" x 4.25" -- honorable mention

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About Lynn Maliszewski, Contributor-at-Large

Lynn Maliszewski is a freelance writer based in Brooklyn, New York. She curated and composed work for ArtWrit, BOMB Magazine, HAHA Magazine, Hyperallergic, LatinLover, Modern Painters, No.3, Whitehot Magazine, and Whitewall. She is currently the Contributor-at-Large for ON-VERGE, an arts journalism blog sponsored by CUE Art Foundation, until 2013. She hosts her own blog, Contemporaneous Extension, as a compendium of aesthetic interests, archived exhibitions and artists, and uncensored inferences. She has contributed editorially to the College Art Association, the Bushwick Film Festival, Like the Spice Gallery, and the Museum of Modern Art.
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