SOL LEWITT – Cinema Orange – June 5 @ 8pm
The 10th Annual
CINEMA ORANGE Film Series
(Spring / Summer)
presented by Orange County Museum of Art & Newport Beach Film Festival
Directed by Chris Teerink
(2013, Documentary, The Netherlands, 72 minutes)
June 5, 8:00pm
Orange County Museum of Art
850 San Clemente Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Click here for directions
“Conceptual artists leap to conclusions logic cannot reach,” Sol LeWitt (1928-2007) said in a rare audio-interview from 1974. Notoriously camera-shy, Lewitt refused awards and rarely granted interviews. In the first ever documentary about the artist, a work made by Chris Teerink with the blessing of LeWitt’s estate, the pioneering conceptual American artist comes alive.
Sol LeWitt’s artwork often involved simple ideas, communicated simply-often with a set of instructions sent by fax-that generated astounding visual and intellectual complexity. For example, to create Wall drawing #801: Spiral, a white line spiraled down the black wall of a cupola 3.2 miles long. The film documents the piece’s 2011 installation in Maastricht, the Netherlands, which takes eight assistants 30 days to complete; when the painstaking work is done and the scaffolding taken away, the result is the transformative.
Using extensive interviews and documentation of artwork installed around the world, Sol LeWitt sensitively explores the artist’s work and philosophy.