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ACFNY SUPPORTED | FILM SERIES
VIENNA UNVEILED: A CITY IN CINEMA
THURSDAY, FEB 27 2014 - SUNDAY, APR 20 2014
New York's Museum of Modern Art celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Austrian Film Museum, Vienna, with a major collaborative exhibition exploring Vienna as a city both real and mythic in the history of cinema. Presented with additional contributions from the Filmarchiv Austria, and in association with Carnegie Hall’s Vienna: City of Dreams festival, the exhibition focuses on Austrian and German Jewish émigrés—including Max Ophuls, Erich von Stroheim, and Billy Wilder—as they look back on the city they left behind, along with an international array of contemporary filmmakers and artists—including Jem Cohen, VALIE EXPORT, Michael Haneke, Kurt Kren, Stanley Kubrick, and Richard Linklater—whose visions of Vienna reveal the powerful hold the city continues to exert over our collective unconscious. Spanning the late 19th to the early 21st centuries, from historical and romanticized images of the Austro-Hungarian empire to noir-tinged Cold War narratives, and from a breeding ground of Anti-Semitism and European Fascism to a present-day center of artistic experimentation and socioeconomic stability, the exhibition features masterworks and rediscoveries of fiction and nonfiction, and a rich selection of newsreels and actualités, avant-garde films, and home movies.
Organized by Alexander Horwath, Director, Austrian Film Museum, Vienna, and Joshua Siegel, Associate Curator, Department of Film, The Museum of Modern Art. Special thanks to the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere.
The exhibition is supported by Austrian Cultural Forum New York, and takes place within the framework of of Carnegie Hall's Vienna: City of Dreams (carnegiehall.org/vienna) festival.
> Please visit the MoMA website for a list of all screenings and events.
ABOUT THE SERIES
This event is part of the Austrian Cultural Forum's Vienna Complex Festival 2014. The ACFNY is partnering with New York's Carnegie Hall to present the large-scale Vienna: City of Dreams festival in Spring 2014. The Austrian Cultural Forum opens the mind and senses to Vienna today. Building upon the vast artistic, intellectual, and cultural legacies of Vienna in 1900, the ACFNY explores the vibrant creative fabric of the 'city of dreams' in the 21st century with a festival of contemporary music, a symposium, a major visual art exhibition titled Vienna Complex, and this expansive film series at MoMA.
>> More information: acfny.org/viennacomplex
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