The latest Room for Big Ideas installation, Reimagine: That Which We Know But Don’t Realize, explores the ways in which we simultaneously create and conceal meaning in landscapes, and how that process defines us in relation to our environment.
The work of David Shrigley effortlessly infuses a comedic sensibility into a serious fine art practice. David Shrigley: Brain Activity showcases the diversity of the artist’s work — amateurish, crude drawings, hand-crafted sculptures made of unusual materials, and installations characterized by incongruities of scale — offering insightful and often surreal commentary on the absurdities of life, death and everything in between. Irreverent and mischievous, Shrigley’s art presents the kind of odd scenarios you never come across in real life, but wish you did.
A true landmark of Japanese cinema, The Naked Island is the tale of a family of poor farmers struggling for existence on a nearly deserted archipelago in southwest Japan. Shindo strips the film down to its bare essentials; there is no spoken dialogue, the plot is minimal, and it is all captured with striking black-and-white cinematography. (1960, 96 min, 35mm)