Showing posts with label VOICES Meetings with Remarkable People. Show all posts
Showing posts with label VOICES Meetings with Remarkable People. Show all posts

Friday, July 15, 2011

ZELDA KAPLAN A Need for Renewal

ZELDA KAPLAN  A Need for Renewal
VOICES Meetings with Remarkable People

A Collection by Rina Sherman ©

Daily Mail: New York socialite and fashion icon, 95, dies after fainting in the front row of a designer's show

NY Times: A Manhattan Fashion Icon Is There Until the End Zelda Kaplan, a Fixture on the Fashion, Dies at a Runway Show

ZELDA KAPLAN A Need for Renewal

New York personality Zelda Kaplan talks to Rina Sherman about her Human Rights work in Africa, abuse against women and New York night life.

VOICES in the Collection Meetings with Remarkable People: (completed films marked in bold)
Andres Serrano – Photographer, NY, VO English, DV

Andres Serrano talks about his work as an fine arts photographer and a religious antiques collector.

Zelda Kaplan – NY Socialite & African Women’s Rights Activist, NY, VO English, DV

Zelda Kaplan on life in NewYork and travels to Africa

Rhoda Scott – Jazz Organist & Musicologist, Normandy, VO English, HD

Rhoda Scott on being an organist and musician.

Jean Tabet – Librarian, Anticolonialist & Antifascist Activist, Salon de Provence, VO French, HD

JEAN TABET - Une lueur d'espoir bibliothécaire, militant anticolonialiste et antifasciste parle de sa vie, son parcours, ses rencontres avec Henri Curiel, Mehdi Ben Barka… Un homme hors du commun…

Michel Brault – Film maker, Montreal/Paris, VO French, HD

Michel Brault sur sa vie de réalisateur, de directeur de la photographie et sur son travail avec Jean Rouch sur Chronique d'un été.

Rickey Leacock – Film maker, Paris, (with Valerie Lalonde) VO English, HD

Rickey Leacock, with Valérie Lalonde, on his life and work, with Flaherty, Louise Brooks and others.

Ruy Duarte de Carvalho – Ethnologist & Angolan Activist, Maputo, VO French, HD

Ruy Duarte de Carvalho sur la vie en Angola et sur son travail ethnographique sur les Ovakuvale

Boris Boubacar – Writer, Paris, VO French, HD

Boris Boubacar sur la colonisation, la décolonisation, le Rwanda et les temps de l'écriture.

Teddy Yoshikami – Manager of Multicultural Programs, AMNH, NY, VO English, HD

Teddy Yoshikami on being Japanese in America

François Roustang - Hypnotherapist, Paris, VO French, HD

François Roustang : "Il se fait tard : La trance est une manière d'être au monde."

Joan Hambidge – Poet & Writer, Paris, VO English, HD

Joan Hambidge on her work as poet and novelist in South Africa.

Brice Ahounou – Ethnologist, Paris, VO French, HD

Brice Ahounou sur Jean Rouch et l'Afrique

Phill Niblock - Composer, Paris, VO English, HD

Phill Niblock - Composer, talks about his music and career

Albert Sasson, Scientifique, Paris, VO Français, HD

Albert Sasson parle de son enfance au Maroc et sa vie en tant que scientifique.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The autodafé by extremists - Andres Serrano's Work Destroyed

 La lettre de la Photographie reports:


Thursday 21.04.2011

The autodafé by extremists

Sunday, two photographic works by the American artist Andres Serrano were destroyed by hammers by two visitors who managed to escape. Among the two works was one photograph entitled “(Immersion) Piss Christ”, showing a crucifix submerged in the urine of the artist.

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ANDRES SERRANO - I Take Pictures -

- VOICES Meetings with Remarkable People

Andres Serrano talks to Rina Sherman about his work as a fine arts photographer and a religious antiques collector.


See also the report in Frontrow D Magazine:

A Nun Defends Serrano’s “Piss Christ,” Which Was Attacked on Sunday

By Peter Simek  
April 20th, 2011 3:55pm
It wouldn’t be Holy Week without a good, old fashioned religious art controversy. This year’s is quite troubling, indeed. According to the Guardian, on Sunday, a group of “French Catholic fundamentalists” attacked Andres Serrano’s controversial work, “Piss Christ,” in the city of Avignon as part of an “anti-blasphemy” campaign. The piece is a photograph of a plastic crucifix submerged in a glass of the artist’s own urine.

The piece had been the subject of controversy for decades, and was recently a point of reference during the controversy over the censoring by the Smithsonian of a work by artist David Wojnarowicz that some Christian activists found offensive as well.

Read the rest of the article here.

And the Guardian Reports from Paris:

Attack on 'blasphemous' art work fires debate on role of religion in France

    Piss Christ by Andres Serrano

    Andres Serrano's Piss Christ has been destroyed by Christian protesters in Avignon, France, after weeks of protests.
    When New York artist Andres Serrano plunged a plastic crucifix into a glass of his own urine and photographed it in 1987 under the title Piss Christ, he said he was making a statement on the misuse of religion. Controversy has followed the work ever since, but reached an unprecedented peak on Palm Sunday when it was attacked with hammers and destroyed after an "anti-blasphemy" campaign by French Catholic fundamentalists in the southern city of Avignon. The violent slashing of the picture, and another Serrano photograph of a meditating nun, has plunged secular France into soul-searching about Christian fundamentalism and Nicolas Sarkozy's use of religious populism in his bid for re-election next year.