Teo Hernández: Shatter appearances is the result of a long-term curatorial research around this filmmaker’s work and archive. Between 1968 and 1991, he produced approximately 160 films, ranging in time and formats (8mm, Super-8 and 16mm). The exhibition includes materials not only from his personal archive, but also from his close collaborators, friends and relatives. Centered around three themes (The Self Filmed, Bodily Vertigo; Intimate City), the goal is to emphasize his radical intention to produce a tactile cinema informed by performing arts and contemporary dance, in order to to invoke future bodies and realities. This project does not propose a canonical interpretation of his work, but rather offers the experience of some of Hernández’s concerns, obsessions, and desires circling identity, the body and the city. Shatter Appearances will be on view through April 27 at Villa Vassilieff Chemin de Montparnasse 21 avenue du Maine, Paris. photographs by Aurélien Mole
Crone Music presents two new, interconnected films by British artist Beatrice Gibson, alongside an expanded events programme in Gallery 3 featuring the artists, poets, musicians and wider community with whom the films have been made. Borrowing its title from American composer Pauline Oliveros’ 1990 album of the same name, the exhibition seeks out an explicitly feminist lineage through which to recast the syncretic, collective and participatory nature of Gibson’s practice. Crone Music is on view through March 31 at Camden Arts Center Arkwright Road, London. photographs courtesy of Camden Arts Center
Ari Marcopoulos has defined the pillars of his work as “noise, exertion, rebellion and chaos.” In Fergus McCaffrey’s exhibitions, the artist brings the guiding principles of his photographic approach to video work, where they are informed by a sense of equanimity, care, and grace, capturing the slow flow and punctuated ruptures of contemporary social life. Marcopoulos brings a formalist’s eye to public gathering spaces, transforming basketball courts, public parks, churches, and community centers into stages upon which the unplanned direction of daily life plays out. In each transatlantic location, a selection of newly produced washi prints by the artist will be on view. This body of photos is largely, but not exclusively, drawn from Marcopoulos’s 2010-2012 archive and reprinted on handmade paper carefully selected from a washi collective found only in Japan. The exhibition is on view through February 23 at Fergus McCaffrey 514 West 26th Street New York. photographs courtesy of Fergus McCaffrey
Here’s the first look at Adam Green’s Aladdin, the second feature film from musician, artist and filmmaker Adam Green. Set in the modern day world, Adam’s hyper-sensory, poetic and humorously subversive take on the classic Arabian Nights tale stars Adam as Aladdin living with his dysfunctional family in a “regular” American town ruled by a corrupt Sultan with a decadent socialite daughter. The fantasy film stars an ensemble cast featuring some of New York’s biggest arts, music and film talent, including Natasha Lyonne, Macaulay Culkin, Alia Shawkat, Francesco Clemente, Jack Dishel, Har Mar Superstar, Devendra Banhart, Bip Ling, Zoe Kravitz and more! The movie features a brand new Full Album Soundtrack composed and recorded by Adam, who will be kicking off a worldwide Aladdin Tour concurrent with the film and album's release in Spring 2016. Read our interview with Adam Green from back in 2013.