Ongoing art & film series 
Nitehawk Cinema, New York | 2013 – present


ART SEEN is the ongoing screening program that explores the relationship between contemporary art and film through documentaries, narrative features, and artist films, debuted at Nitehawk Cinema. In 2014, ART SEEN screened 11 films and featured artists such as Robert Longo, Aida Ruilova, Ben Rivers, and Aldo Tambellini.

The series has been presented with frieze magazine (media partner) since fall 2013.

January 2014
Robert Longo – Arena Brains (1987) and Aida Ruilova – selected artist films
Q&A with Aida Ruilova

February 2014
Bluebeard (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1944) – 35mm
Introduction by Noah Isenberg
Frieze video: John Akomfrah: On essays, identities and Stuart Hall

March 2014
The Beyond (Lucio Fulci, 1981) – 35mm
Selected and introduced by artist/filmmaker Ben Rivers
frieze video: Audience Appreciation
Watch Ben Rivers’ introduction

April 2014
The Art of the Steal (Don Argott, 2009)
frieze video: Audience Appreciation
May 2014

The Great Flood (Bill Morrison, 2013)
Q&A with director Bill Morrison
frieze video: At home with Jonas Mekas

June 2014
Rough Cut (Jamie Shovlin, 2013)
Artist film: Darren Banks’ Interiors (2005)

July 2014
The Bed Sitting Room (Richard Lester, 1969)
Artist films: Aida Ruilova’s 7 Things Carlo Mollino (2006), Aldo Tambellini’s Black Trip 2 (1965-67), Elizabeth Price’s User Group Disco (2009)

August 2014
The Horse’s Mouth (Ronald Neame, 1958)
frieze video: Cocteau in Soho

September 2014
Llyn Foulkes One Man Band (Tamar Halpern and Chris Quilty, 2014)
Introductions by: Margot Norton, Assistant Curator at the New Museum of Contemporary Art; Raphael Rubinstein, Former Senior Editor at Art in America; and by Editor Maria Cataldo

October 2014
A Bucket of Blood (Roger Corman, 1959) – 35mm

November 2014
Works by Aldo Tambellini (1965 – 2005)
Live performance by Alyse Lamb/Parlor Walls
Part of the 2014 Nitehawk Shorts Festival

SoundBlack (1968) – U.S. Premiere
Black Is (1965)
Blackout (1966)
Listen (2005)
Black Plus (1966)
Black Trip Two (1967)
No Name Film 1 (1960s)

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