Avant-Garde filmmakers showcased in Dundee Exhibition

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Influential theorist filmmakers Laura Mulvey and Peter Wollen are the focus of a new exhibition opening at the University of Dundee.

‘A is for Avant-Garde, Z is for Zero: Laura Mulvey and Peter Wollen’, which opens at the Cooper Gallery on Friday 20 March, looks back at their joint work focusing on feminism and socialism. It features a number of their works, including collaborations with other esteemed figures in contemporary art.

Peter Amoore, Curatorial Assistant, said, “This exhibition is a retrospective look at the film theories that investigated and countered dominant languages of looking, signification and narration.

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“The constellation of materials presented in the exhibition demonstrates how Mulvey and Wollen sustained the critical and innovative energies of the 1970s beyond that decade. As writers, they made highly influential interventions in film theory.”

The exhibition uses moving-image works, audio recordings, drawings, diagrams, photographs and archival materials to discuss cultural issues and explore how the duo influenced a generation of artists.

‘A is for Avant-Garde, Z is for Zero: Laura Mulvey and Peter Wollen’ follows on Cooper Gallery’s 2017 retrospective screening programme of the work of ‘Laura Mulvey and Peter Wollen: Urgency and Possibility: Counter-Cinema in the 70s and 80s.’

The exhibition opens on Friday 20 March and runs until Saturday 18 April in the Cooper Gallery within Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design’s Matthew Building. Entry is free.

 

 
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