Films That Go Pop


Sunday, December 6, 2015, 1:00pm


Menschel Hall, Lower Level, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Oct. 18, Nov. 15 & Dec. 6
Free admission

Join us for a film series related to our special exhibition Corita Kent and the Language of Pop, on view through January 3, 2016.

Corita Kent believed that film was the most important medium of her generation. Throughout the 1960s, she attended movies, showed films in her art classes, and followed the filmic careers of her contemporaries.

October 18: Screening the Screenprint, this first installment showcases films that document the very different screenprinting practices of Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, and Kent:

Thomas Conrad, Alleluia (1967; 23 min.)
Marie Menken, Andy Warhol (1965; 22 min.)
Katy Martin, Silkscreens (1978; 20 min.)

November 15: Salvation at the Supermarket, featuring films related to the presentation and consumption of food, a prevalent theme in pop art of the 1960s.

Thom Andersen, Melting (1965; 6 min.)
Hollis Frampton, Lemon (1969; 7.5 min.)
Hollis Frampton, Carrots and Peas (1969; 5 min.)
Ed Ruscha, Premium (1971; 24 min.)

December 6: Television Assassination—Politics and Protest, films that embody the political activism of Kent’s time.

Bruce Conner, Report (1967; 13 min.)
Bruce Conner, Television Assassination (1963/1995; 14 min.)
Paul Sharits, Piece Mandala/End War (1966; 5 min.)
Andy Warhol, Since (1966; 67 min.)