Stadtkino Basel, Basel

Art Basel | Film | Short Film program | ‘Black and Blue’

The colors of this program’s title refer to the blue uniforms of American police officers and the black bodies who are the victims of violence. These short films are artists’ reactions to racially-motivated violence and thus represent a unique voice within current debates about racism. The program concludes with a documentation of Robin Rhode’s contemporary take on Arnold Schönberg’s expressionist Erwartung (Expectation), which he restaged on New York’s Time Square.

Carrie Mae Weems | People of a Darker Hue
2016, 14ʹ58ʺ; Jack Shainman
Carlos Javier Ortiz | We All We Got
2014, 9ʹ; Jenkins Johnson
William E. Jones | Shoot Don’t Shoot
2012, 4ʹ33ʺ; David Kordansky, Modern Institute
Robin Rhode | Erwartung
2015, 33ʹ; Lehmann Maupin 

Tickets | CHF 17

The Stadtkino Basel box office opens 30 minutes prior to screenings. Seating is limited. For advanced ticket reservations, please email, or visit the Film desk, Hall 2 entrance. Please note: holders of Art Basel VIP cards, Art Basel tickets, and Exhibitor passes can receive a complimentary Film sector ticket at the Stadtkino Basel box office. 

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