Second edition of Art+Film Gala celebrating Kubrick and Ruscha

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Los Angeles, 24 July 2012, Art Media Agency (AMA).

The Los Angeles County Museum of Arts is organising its second edition of Art+Film Gala 2012 which will take place on 27 October and which will put in pride of place Ed Ruscha and Stanley Kubrick, with a special tribute to the film-maker by Steven Spielberg. The gala will be co-chaired by Leonardo Dicaprio and Eva Chow.

In the continuity of the Art+Film Gala, October will be marked by two exhibitions about filmmaker Kubrick and artist Ruscha. Michel Govan, head of supervision and Wallis Annenberg, head of LACMA, explained in a press release “LACMA has actively taken strides to integrate film into the museum”. It started by films in exhibitions such as the one entitled “Dali: Painting and Film”, the exhibition about Tim Burton, and the next retrospective about Stanley Kubrick. The Art+Film Gala celebrates both what has been achieved during the two lasts years and what should be the done in the future.

Ed Ruscha is an American artist internationally famous. His works focus on urbanity’s visual language in South California. He is often associated with Pop Art. His work includes paintings, drawings, prints, and photographs. Ruscha was elected at the American Academy of Arts and Letters as a member of the Art Department in 2001 and 2005. He represented the United States during the 51th Venice Biennial. His exhibition at the LACMA will take place form 23 September 2012 to 24 February 2013.

Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999) is considered as one of the most influent filmmakers of the 20th century. This director managed to turn cinema into an actual art form due to his visionary approach. The LACMA will display Stanley Kubrick with the largest American retrospective about this filmmaker. This exceptional exhibition will cover Kubirck’s entire practice along with his works outside of the scene through documents from the archives, costumes, models, and props. The exhibition will take place from 1 November 2012 to 30 June 2013.

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