Exhibition “As Far As I Can See ” at the SIC! BWA Wrocław Gallery

In a 2019 interview, asked by Hans Ulrich Olbricht about projects he did not complete, Jonas Mekas answered: “When I turn 100, I want to go to the Himalayas, to Tibet. We’ll talk about it in 2023, when I’m back.” If he was still alive, he would be celebrating his hundredth birthday this year, and probably making the trip he dreamt about. But the voyage he planned remained an idea, fantasy of a potential future which may give meaning to the present moment. Perhaps for Mekas the world’s highest peaks were always just a vision belonging to the realm of unfulfilled dreams which pushed the artist towards continuing development, further mental and artistic journeys.

The artistic duo Emanuel Geisser and Kama Sokolnicka celebrate the hundredth anniversary of the Lithuanian-born artist’s birth with an exhibition about travel, movement, light and dreams which are to remain unfulfilled.

Exhibition is curated by Joanna Kobyłt.

More information available here.

Still from the film "Lost, Lost, Lost" (1976) by Jonas Mekas

“Happy Birthday, Jonas Mekas!”. Screening of “Lost, Lost, Lost” at Sprengel Museum Hannover

On the occasion of Jonas Mekas’ 100th birthday, the Sprengel Museum Hannover honors the artist by presenting his films in an exhibition space during the year.

From 17 June to 31 July the visitors of the museum will have an opportunity to watch the film by Jonas Mekas “Lost, Lost, Lost” (1976). Film starts at 10:30 / 12:00 / 13:30 / 15:00 / 16:30 / 18:00.

For more information visit the link here.

"The Brig" (1964) by Jonas Mekas

“Happy Birthday, Jonas Mekas!”. Screening of “The Brig” at Sprengel Museum Hannover

On the occasion of Jonas Mekas’ 100th birthday, the Sprengel Museum Hannover honors the artist by presenting his films in an exhibition space during the year.

From 17 June to 31 July the visitors of  museum will have an opportunity to watch the film by Jonas Mekas “The Brig” (1964). Film starts at 10:30 / 12:00 / 13:30 / 15:00 / 16:30 / 18:00.

From 5 August to 11 September the film “Lost, Lost, Lost” (1976) will be on display.

For more information visit the link here.

Exhibition “To New York With Love” at the Film Gallery

Programmed to celebrate the centennial of Jonas Mekas, Jonas Mekas 100!, the exhibition “To New York With Love” presents 21 offset lithographs and the screening of the film As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses Of Beauty, 2000, 288 min by Jonas Mekas.

The 21 offset lithographs, “To New York With Love”, is a sensitive tribute to the city, a gift of poetic reminiscences to its viewers. Mekas’s images – which range from seemingly banal pictures of teens playing in Central Park to Rockefeller Center’s bedazzled Christmas tree – retain the compositional form of the film strip.

The opening of the exhibition and the presentation of the Jonas Mekas book “I Seem to Live: The New York Diaries, 1969–2011: Volume 2” will take place on 14 April, at the Film Gallery at 6pm.

More information to follow.

Still from the film "Guns of the Trees" (1961) by Jonas Mekas

“Happy Birthday, Jonas Mekas!”. Screening of “Guns of the Trees” at Sprengel Museum Hannover

On the occasion of Jonas Mekas’ 100th birthday, the Sprengel Museum Hannover honors the artist by presenting his films in an exhibition space during the year.

From 15 April to 12 June the visitors of museum will have an opportunity to watch the film by Jonas Mekas and Adolfas Mekas “Guns of the Trees” (1961). Film starts at 10:30 / 12:00 / 13:30 / 15:00 / 16:30 / 18:00.

From 17 June to 31 July the film “The Brig” (1964) and from 5 August to 11 September the film “Lost, Lost, Lost” (1976) will be on display at Sprengel Museum Hannover.

For more information visit the link here.

Video installation at the Castello di Rivoli Museo

Film installation based on Douglas Gordon’s film “I Had Nowhere to Go” will be on displayd at the Castello di Rivioli Museum of Contemporary Art. The film by video artist Douglas Gordon presents a portrait of Jonas Mekas’ autobiography “I Had Nowhere to Go”, mixing stills with footage of Mekas reading.