Photo Movie Night I with AZPA: Witkin & Witkin

Fri Apr 26 2024 at 05:30 pm to 09:00 pm

Mood Room Gallery / Artlink | Phoenix

Arizona Photography Alliance
Publisher/HostArizona Photography Alliance
Photo Movie Night I with AZPA: Witkin & Witkin
Join AZPA in the Members' Exhibition Gallery at the mood room for the first of two photo-themed movie nights.
About this Event

Join us for a screening of Witkin & Witkin, a documentary about identical twin brothers with distinct visions.

Witkin & Witkin, (2017), directed by Trisha Ziff explores the worlds of identical twins, Joel-Peter Witkin, a world famous photographer and Jerome Witkin, a painter and life-long educator. This is an intensely human film that addresses the philosophy of their practices, their art, and their personal relationship. Join us for movie night complete with movie type snacks.

Hosted by photographer and AZPA Board Member Rick Gayle, this event is free and limited to 25 AZPA Members. Not a Member?

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The gallery will open at 5:30PM, with the movie starting at 6:00PM through 9:00PM.

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About the Artists

Joel-Peter Witkin is an American artist whose constructed photographs depict macabre often grotesque scenes. Working in the vein of the earlier photographers Henry Peach Robinson and Oscar Gustave Rejlander, Witkin carefully builds scenes with cadavers, hermaphrodites, and dwarfs which introduce literary, religious, and art historical allusions.

Jerome Witkin is considered to be one of today’s great narrative painters and is unafraid to deal with political themes. His paintings have focused on assassinations, torture, and the AIDS crisis, though he is most famous for his series on the Holocaust. The realistic depictions were designed to overwhelm the audience with their historical reality. Critics regard Witkin’s Holocaust series as the most compelling of paintings made on the subject.

Witkin is a professor of art at Syracuse University in upstate New York, and has had his paintings shown in over one hundred exhibitions since 1966. His works are also found in many permanent collections worldwide, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Hirshhorn, and the Uffizi, a Florence art gallery that is the most famous one in the Western world.

Images Above: Left, Harvest with Fruit,1984 © Joel-Peter Witkin. Right, Item 11 of 46, © Jerome Witkin.

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In accordance with current public health or venue guidelines, in-person attendees may be required to wear masks, maintain appropriate social distance, and be respectful of others at the event.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Mood Room Gallery / Artlink, 3121 N 3rd Avenue, Phoenix, United States


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