No Longer Showing.
As the first look by a US institution at this under-recognized, Swiss-born artist and filmmaker’s oeuvre, this show will feature a selection of Klaus Lutz’s 16mm film loops, as well as some of his meticulous work on paper and artist books. Shot almost entirely in the artist’s tiny East Village apartment with Lutz performing as his protagonist, the films— using animation, multiple exposures, and often projected onto large, white balloons, creating convex, circular images— depict quasi-mythological tales that, while reminiscent of Georges Méliès and the 1920s avant-garde, ultimately look to develop new visual sign systems for the future.
Curated by Matthew Lyons
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 30, 6pm-8pm
October 30–December 20
Klaus Lutz: Selected Stories is made possible with support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, and in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. In-kind support provided by Paula Cooper Gallery.
Photo: Klaus Lutz, Film still from “Field of Powder”, c. 1993. Photographed by the artist from 16mm film projection. Color photograph. Courtesy: Rotwand, Zürich / The Estate of Klaus Lutz © The Estate of Klaus Lutz.
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