We Are Cinema: 50 Years of Film-Makers’ Coop
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.)
Winners of SoHo Photo’s 2012 Small Works National Competition
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).