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THAT’S NOT ENTERTAINMENT! Cinema begets cinema

THAT'S NOT ENTERTAINMENT! El cine responde al cine


Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB) 22 Dec. 2006 – 30 March 2007

This exhibition presents the cinema of experimentation and social and artistic commitment: a form of cinema that is the product of rage or reflection, that does not seek to please the tastes or the opinions of a majority, that is motivated by the urgency of transmitting something important, something that will open our eyes, move us and expand our knowledge.

An exhibition can go beyond the screenings and set the works, movements and filmmakers in the context of the spirit that inspires them. Here, cinema takes the form of texts, images and references—technical, social or political—that illustrate its raison d’être.

It will present installations and works that, despite their invisibility on the commercial circuit, are key pieces of contemporary art, by filmmakers such as Gustav Deutsch, Peter Kubelka, Stan Brakhage, Jonas Mekas, Kenneth Anger, Kurt Kren, Jean Genet, Guy Debord, Frank Mouris, Jean-Luc Godard, Kevin Brownlow, Chantal Akerman, Carles Santos, Mathias Müller and Martin Arnold.

Co-curated with Andrés Hispano

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Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB)

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