Length: 1:26:05 min.
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 (1971−72), 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.
The work and practice of Kevin Jerome Everson (*1965 Mansfield, Ohio; lives in Charlottesville) 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.
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.