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Jan
7
Mon
KLIMT & SCHIELE: EROS & PSYCHE – Reel Art 2019
Jan 7 @ 7:00 pm
An in-depth look at images of extraordinary visual power: going from the enchanting enveloping decorations of Klimt’s works, to the anguished linework of Egon Schiele in his magnetic nudes and in the contorted figures. A stunning revealing of Klimt and Schiele’s masterpieces.
As the roar of the First World War cannons is dying out, in Vienna, the heart of Central Europe, a golden age comes to an end. The Austro – Hungarian Empire is beginning to disintegrate. On the night of October 31st, in the bed of his home, Egon Schiele dies, one of the 20 million deaths caused by the Spanish flu. He dies looking at the invisible evil in the face, in the only he can do: painting it. He is 28 years old. Only a few months earlier, the main hall of the Secession building had welcomed his works: 19 oil paintings and 29 drawings. His first successful exhibition, a celebration of a new painting idea that portrays the restlessness and desires of mankind. A few months earlier, his teacher and friend Gustav Klimt had died. From the turn of the century, he had fundamentally changed the feeling of art and founded a new group: the Secession.
The documentary film Klimt & Schiele – Eros and Psyche recounts this extraordinary season: a magical moment for art, literature, and music, in which new ideas are circulated, Freud discovers the drives of the psyche, and women begin to claim their independence. An age that revealed the abysses of the ego, in which today we’re still reflecting
ourselves. The film will take us through 5 stunning exhibitions.
In a letter to his uncle Leopold Czihaczek, 1911, Egon Schiele, says “Erotic works of art are sacred too!”
  • Adults: $12.15  (+ HST = $14)
  • Youth: $6.85 (+HST = $8)
  • Tickets on sale at the door. Doors open 45 minutes before the show.

 

 

Jan
14
Mon
WHEN PARIS WAS A WOMAN – Reel Art 2019 – ARTsPLACE
Jan 14 @ 7:00 pm

Paris Was a Woman – by Greta Schiller

A film portrait of the creative community of women writers, artists, photographers and editors (including Colette, Djuna Barnes, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas) who flocked to the Left Bank of Paris in the early decades of the 20th century.

1996 (75 minutes)

 

BEING SHOWN AT ARTsPLACE

Admission by donation.

 

Jan
21
Mon
MONET: THE MAGIC OF WATER & LIGHT – Reel Art 2019
Jan 21 @ 7:00 pm

A documentary on the massive work of Monet and the story that led him to revolutionize Modern Art.

Monet – the Magic of Water and Light tells the story of the origin of a massive work of art that broke with convention, of an artist resurrecting his life only thanks to painting.His human endeavor defied both space and conventions in his timeless masterpieces.In a war-torn country, the undisputed genius of French Art disrupted the art world and changes it forever. As the end of the First World War drew near it became clear to Monet that his work of art could not but be his final legacy to France: a symbol of peace, hope, and resistance, in a battered and bloody world.This is the tale of an obsession with light and water the painter could not escape from and how he transformed it into a kind of magic. A tale of the radical elements that revolutionized Modern Art: Monet’s clear intent was to transfer onto canvas the “first, pure impression” of forms and objects as they appear to the eye that has never seen them before. And this documentary will show the Water Lilies by Claude Monet, as they have never been seen before. A unique, exclusive look at the masterpieces housed at the Orangerie Museum, the Marmottan Museum, the Orsay Museum and Giverny, for the first time ever on the big screen for an unrepeatable experience.Inspired by the international bestseller Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies (2016) written byRoss King, also featured in the film.
  • Adults: $12.15  (+ HST = $14)
  • Youth: $6.85 (+HST = $8)
  • Tickets on sale at the door. Doors open 45 minutes before the show.

 

 

Jan
28
Mon
OUR CITY DREAMS – Reel Art 2019 at ARTsPLACE
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm

Our City Dreams – by Chiara Clemente

Filmed over the course of two years, Our City Dreams is the story of a woman’s struggles and successes as an artist in New York City. Told through five women artists, from youngest to oldest, the film features Swoon, Ghada Amer, Kiki Smith, Marina Abramovic, and Nancy Spero.

2009  (90 minutes)

BEING SHOWN AT ARTsPLACE

Admission by donation.

 

Feb
4
Mon
DEGAS: PASSION FOR PERFECTION – Reel Art 2019
Feb 4 @ 7:00 pm
From The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge EXHIBITION ON SCREEN journeys from a superb exhibition at The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, whose extensive collection of Degas’ works is the most representative in Britain, to the streets of Paris. With exclusive access to view rare and diverse works, this film tells the fascinating story of Degas’ pursuit for perfection through both experimentation with new techniques and lessons learnt from studying the past masters. Sometimes frustrated by his own failings, Degas was consumed by obsessive principles and failing eye sight but his determination to capture everyday life was evident in every mark he made. Never fully satisfied, many of Degas’ drawings and sculptures were kept in private during his lifetime but, now through close examination, they can be seen as some of the most beautifully detailed and expressive works in the modern era. Using written accounts by friends and commentators, and the narration of letters written by Degas himself, this film reveals a more complex truth behind one of the most influential French artists of the late 19th-century and serves as an exploration of the complex workings of Degas’ artistic mind. “Art is not a matter of what you see, but what you make other people see.” Edgar Degas
  • Adults: $12.15  (+ HST = $14)
  • Youth: $6.85 (+HST = $8)
  • Tickets on sale at the door. Doors open 45 minutes before the show.

 

 

 

Feb
11
Mon
AGNES MARTIN BEFORE THE GRID – Reel Art 2019 at ARTsPLACE
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm

Agnes Martin Before the Grid – by Kathleen Brennan & Jina Brenneman

Friends, classmates and lovers of one of the 20th century’s most influential artists reveal for the first time the story of her early years defying the hardships of poverty, mental illness and forbidden loves.

2016  (55 minutes)

 

 

BEING SHOWN AT ARTsPLACE

Admission by donation.

 

Jan
6
Mon
LEONARDO: The Works
Jan 6 @ 7:00 pm

Leonardo da Vinci as you’ve never seen him before

Leonardo da Vinci is acclaimed as the world’s favourite artist. Many TV shows and feature films have showcased this extraordinary genius but often not examined closely enough is the most crucial element of all: his art. Leonardo’s peerless paintings and drawings will be the focus of Leonardo: The Works, as EXHIBITION ON SCREEN presents every single attributed painting, in Ultra HD quality, never seen before on the big screen. Key works include The Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, Lady with an Ermine, Ginevra de’ Benci, Madonna Litta, Virgin of the Rocks, and more than a dozen others.

This film also looks afresh at Leonardo’s life – his inventiveness, his sculptural skills, his military foresight and his ability to navigate the treacherous politics of the day – through the prism of his art. To be released on the 500th anniversary of his death, this is the definitive film about Leonardo: the first to truly tell the whole story.

Directed by Phil Grabsky

Running time: 102 minutes

Tickets: $12 Adult, $6 Youth.

$30 for all three in Reel Art 2020 series at King’s Theatre, deadline January 7, 2020.

All prices include HST.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime. General admission seating, tickets at the door.

 

Jan
13
Mon
GERHARD RICHTER PAINTING (Reel Art at ARTsPLACE)
Jan 13 @ 7:00 pm

Reel Art Film at ARTsPLACE

Gerhard Richter Painting 

By Corinna Belz, 2012
This film is a thrilling document of one of the world’s most significant artist and his process.  He creates large-scale abstract canvasses, using fat brushes and a massive squeegee to apply and then scrap off layer after layer of brightly coloured paint.  Included are intimate conversations with his collaborators, critics and his dealer.
97 min
Admission by donation

Jan
20
Mon
GAUGUIN In Tahiti: Paradise Lost
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm

From Tahiti and the Marquesas Islands – in the panoramas Gauguin saw and portrayed – to the American museums of frenetic and hyper-modern metropolises where his greatest masterpieces are now preserved: New York – Metropolitan Museum of Art, Chicago – Art Institute, Washington – National Gallery of Art, Boston – Museum of Fine Arts. Marked by rebellion and other worlds’ craving, he died of syphilis – abandoned by everyone in the remote village of Hiva Oa.

In 1891 Gauguin leaves Marseille for the Pacific. It’s the beginning of a journey towards the essence of life and art, that will make him one of the greatest modern painters. Gauguin in Tahiti. Paradise Lost will take us to French Polynesia, in Tahiti and Marquesas Islands – to experience the landscapes that inspired him, amongst the locals whom he loved, on the trail of a story that has become myth. In the places where he built houses with bamboo and leaves, discovered light and colours which changed his painting forever, of the sensuality free of inhibitions of the indigenous girls. The documentary will also bring us to Paris, Bretagne, Edinburgh, and to the most prestigious art museums of the United States, where most of his masterpieces are preserved: The Metropolitan Museum of Art – New York; The Art Institute of Chicago; The National Gallery of Art – Washington; The Museum of Fine Arts – Boston.

Directed by Claudio Poli

Running time: 127 minutes

Tickets: $12 Adult, $6 Youth.

$30 for all three in Reel Art 2020 series at King’s Theatre, deadline January 7, 2020.

All prices include HST.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime. General admission seating, tickets at the door.

 

Jan
27
Mon
THE PRICE OF EVERYTHING (Reel Art at ARTsPLACE)
Jan 27 @ 7:00 pm

Location: ARTsPLACE

The Price of Everything

by Nathaniel Kahn, 2018

 With unprecedented access to pivotal artists and the white-hot market surrounding them, this film dives deep into the contemporary art world, holding a mirror up to our values and our times–where everything can be bought and sold.

98 min
Admission by donation