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Film, Video, and Virginia Dwan
Produced by Virginia Dwan

October 30 at 4:00
East Building Auditorium

The final program of the series is devoted to videos that reveal Dwan’s personal fascination with repetition and seriality and her continued commitment to the exploration of process. The following document performances, explorations, and conversations with seminal American artists: Sturtevant: Various Beuys Actions (1972) by Robert Fiore, with Dwan directing Elaine Sturtevant through Joseph Beuys’s actions, based on her memory of those performances by Beuys; Carl Andre: Reconfigurations (1976), a document of Andre’s interaction with his sculptures at the close of a PS1 exhibition in Long Island City that year; and Cage on Cage, a revealing conversation between composer John Cage and Virginia Dwan. (Total running time approximately 138 minutes) With special thanks to the Dwan Archive.

still from Sturtevant: Various Beuys Actions
courtesy Dwan Archive

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The National Gallery of Art’s film program provides many opportunities throughout the year to view classic and contemporary cinema from around the world. 

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