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Stanya Kahn’s Favorite Moving Pictures Experiences of 2014


When we asked the artist Stanya Kahn about her favorite films for this end-of-the-year feature, she went above and beyond, providing us with a complete list spanning everything from Youtube videos to works of journalism. Below is here complete response. Enjoy.

Some favorite moving pictures experiences in 2014 (That I can remember. In the face of increasing internet-consumption overload, I probably forgot half of what I saw. You probably did too):

“Dumb and Dumber To,” dir. by Peter and Bob Farrelly (2014)- shockingly as good as the first one.

Yvonne Rainer: Dances and Films at the Getty (2014)- included all of Rainer’s films as well as video documentation of numerous dance performances. An amazing archive brought together by curator Glenn Phillips

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Read Yvonne Rainer’s Final Letter Decrying Marina Abramovic’s MOCA Performance

Last Friday, ARTINFO reported that famed choreographer Yvonne Rainer was sending a letter in opposition to Marina Abramovic’s “exploitative” performance planned for L.A. MOCA’s annual gala. We included the text of a draft of the letter in that report, but the full text of the letter, written after Rainer attended a rehearsal of the performance, can be found below, as seen on Artforum.

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Read the Full Text of Yvonne Rainer’s Letter Denouncing Marina Abramovic’s L.A. MOCA Gala

Earlier this morning, ARTINFO reported that famed choreographer Yvonne Rainer sent a letter to Los Angeles MOCA director Jeffrey Deitch denouncing artist Marina Abramovic’s plans for the museum’s annual gala, which involves installing performers under gala tables, turning them into disembodied rotating heads for three-hour-long stretches over a period of two days. The performers would be paid a paltry $150 for their troubles. Read the full text of the letter below. (more…)