Friday, September 7, 2012 at 1:00PM
Guggenheim – New York, NY
On the occasion of Rineke Dijkstra: A Retrospective, the Guggenheim presents a short program of film and video works carefully assembled by the artist. The program includes Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore, Mark Leckey’s acclaimed short film portraying British nightlife from fragments of found video footage; Pierre Huyghe’s Blanche-Neige Lucie, his short film capturing the struggle of Lucie Dolene, who sued Disney to regain possession of the copyright to her own voice in the French dubbed version of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs; as well as Blind Kind, Johan van der Keuken’s poetic short documentary about a school for blind children in Amsterdam, which captures firsthand the children’s insight into their perception of the world around them.
Johan van der Keuken (4 April 1938, Amsterdam – 7 January 2001, Amsterdam) was a Dutch documentary filmmaker, author, and photographer. In a career that spanned 42 years, Keuken produced 55 documentary films, six of which won eight awards. He also wrote nine books on photography and films, his field of interest. For all his efforts, he received seven awards for his life work, and one other for photography.