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Screening & Talk
Kevin Jerome Everson, Greg de Cuir Jr. 


Peter Kubelka, Unsere Afrikareise, 1966
16mm, color, sound, 13 min.

Photo: © Peter Kubelka, sixpackfilm, Vienna

Greg de Cuir Jr. is an independent curator, film scholar, author and long-time companion of Everson. On the occasion of the opening of Kevin Jerome Everson’s exhibition Recover, de Cuir Jr. is putting together a film program that attempts to bridge the gap to local artistic production. VALIE EXPORT’s Interrupted Line (197172), Kurt Kren’s 3/60 Trees in Autumn (1960) and Peter Kubelka’s Our African Journey (1966) will be shown in 16mm film-format. In conversation, de Cuir Jr. and Everson will discuss the films and positions, identify parallels and differences between the individual artists and relate their practice to Everson’s work.


Participating artists

Kevin Jerome Everson

*1965 Mansfield, lives in Charlottsville

The work and practice of Kevin Jerome Everson encompasses photography, printmaking, sculpture and film. He studied at the University of Akron as well as at Ohio University and is Professor of Art at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. Everson has been recognized with the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Alpert Award in Film/​Video, the Heinz Award in Arts and Humanities, the Rome Prize of the American Academy in Rome and the Fellowship of the American Academy in Berlin. He was awarded various grants, from Creative Capital, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus; and the Ohio Arts Council.

His artwork has been the subject of retrospectives and solo exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Tate Modern, London; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York; Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul; and the Harvard Film Archive. His works were presented at international film festivals and art institutions including the Unknown Pleasures Festival, Berlin; Sundance Film Festival, Utah; International Film Festival Rotterdam; Images Film Festival Toronto; Venice International Film Festival; BFI/​London Film Festival, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen; European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück; the Viennale, Vienna; BlackStar Film Festival, Philadelphia; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; MOCA, Los Angeles; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; MoMA, New York; and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture, Washington D.C. His films have been featured at the 2008, 2012 and 2017 Whitney Biennial and the 2013 Sharjah Biennial.

Everson is represented by Picture Palace Pictures, New York and Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York.

Greg de Cuir Jr.

(*Los Angeles, lives in Belgrade)

works as an independent curator, writer and translator. He organizes the Avant-Noir film series, which presents contemporary film and video works by artists that explore the visual representation of black culture in its various complex forms. His programs have been shown in institutions and festivals including the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC; ICA, London; National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington DC; Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels; Los Angeles Filmforum; Locarno Film Festival; Flaherty Film Seminar, New York; Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen; Museum of Modern Art Warsaw; Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina , Novi Sad; Alternative Film Video, Belgrade. His writing has been published in Cineaste, Millennium Film Journal and Jump Cut, among others.

Peter Kubelka, Unsere Afrikareise, 1966
16mm, color, sound, 13 min.

Photo: © Peter Kubelka, sixpackfilm, Vienna