Yoshua Okón video installations are built on improvisational narratives created by the artist and his collaborators, mostly non-actors willing to participate in a game of social chance that may easily spiral out of control.
Katya Bonnenfant, who works under the artistic moniker the old boys’ club, approaches various subjects — including ideas around desire and judgment — with humor, whimsy and lightness of mood, even if the subjects themselves reject this levity. La Destitution de la jeune fille is composed of original wallpaper, wooden sculptures, and projected
animations depicting warring cartoon-like characters in masks with origins in various cultures.
By Ken Burns
William Segal was a philosopher, publisher, writer and painter who searched relentlessly and compassionately for meaning in this chaotic and distracted time. The student of such diverse masters as G.I. Gurdjieff and D.T. Suzuki, Segal helped bring Eastern and Western spiritual traditions together, always stressing what connected humanity rather than what differentiated it. In the last decade of his life, Segal befriended filmmaker Ken Burns, and the two collaborated on this unique trilogy of short films. (1992–99, 73 min, digital video) Film will be introduced by professor and author Dr. Jacob Needleman
Cao Fei, one of the most celebrated artists to emerge from China over the past ten years, has been presenting telling, biting, and humorous tales that chronicle the trials and tribulations of China's new middle class.