6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Lecture and film screening "The Mekas - Warhol Connection"
Japan, Kyoto
Japan, Kyoto

Demachiza Cinema Theatre,
133 Miyoshicho, Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto, 602-0823, Japan


Lecture and film screening organized in relation to Jonas Mekas Centenary Special Film Program at Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2023, and the first major Andy Warhol exhibition in Kyoto Kyocera museum. Art historian Inesa Brašiškė and film historian Lukas Brašiškis in a talk moderated by prof. Tetsuya Ozaki of Kyoto University of Arts explore the connections between the American pop icon and a Lithuanian-born filmmaker, film critic, curator, and film entrepreneur. Through a close examination of films by Warhol and Mekas as well as their other roles as organizers and archivists, they discuss the impact that Mekas and Warhol had on the avant-garde art and their lasting legacy in the history of film.

The event features a selection of films, including Award Presentation To Andy Warhol, (Jonas Mekas, 1964) and Scenes from the Life of Andy Warhol (Jonas Mekas, 1990).

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