At MOCA’s recent ‘Art in the Streets’ Exhibition Levis held their Film Workshop pairing three of the exhibit’s artists with renowned filmmakers to create a series of film shorts called “Meet the Artists” that will bring life to each of the artists works. Over the coming months, the films will be made and premiered at the Workshop, with a live Q&A with the artists at the premieres.
The most recent release, saw filmmakers Malia Scharf and Nathan Meier being teamed up with artist Kenny Scharf to create “Kenny Scharf: More,Newer,Better,Nower,Funner!” which premiered this week in Los Angeles. The video was filmed in New York, Los Angeles and at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) in conjunction with the exhibition Art in the Streets.
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Check out the list official releases to come:
Meet the Artists: Swoon X Cat Solen
Swoon and Cat Solen already premiered their collaborative film at the Workshop – check out their stroke of genius here!
Meet the Artists: Neck Face X Isaiah Seret: RSVP
Sunday, May 22, 3:00 p.m.; Levi’s® Film Workshop at MOCA – 152 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012
The third film in the series pairs Neck Face with filmmaker Isaiah Seret. Seret’s music videos range across a broad aesthetic and technical spectrum — from the avant-garde minimalism of Hecuba’s The Magic to the epic passion of Kisses Over Babylon, the single for Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. This collaborative short and Q+A will be premiered at Workshop and will also be screened in real-time via the Levi’s® Facebook page to reach communities beyond LA!
Premiere: The Official Story of Art in the Streets (Directed by Alex Stapleton)
Tuesday, May 24, 8:00 p.m.; Egyptian Theater – 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Documentary filmmaker Alex Stapleton is best known for her feature debut “Corman’s World” which premiered at Sundance this past year and features Robert de Niro, Jack Nicholson and Martin Scorsese. Stapleton also received acclaim for her sneaker/hip-hop documentary “Just For Kicks” which stars Futura, Grandmaster Caz and Adam Horowitz. For her latest film, Stapleton interviews key players, artists and curators from Art in the Streets to unravel the full story behind the exhibition. Following this world premiere at the Workshop, the film will be digitally distributed worldwide.