NEW YORK: Real Fine Arts: Antek Walczak

Antek Walczak, "Run With Zeros" [film still], 1999. Courtesy of the artist.

Opening Reception: Thursday June 30, 7-10 PM

Real Fine Arts is pleased to present Films, 1998-2000, the screening of films by Antek Walczak.

From 1996 until 2003, beginning in New York and ending in Paris, Walczak engaged in a film-making practice that was effectively book-ended by The BC Corporate Story and Get Rid of Yourself, two important Bernadette Corporation films that helped expand an identity beyond its roots in nineties downtown club culture and fashion. Working simultaneously under his own name and that of the collective, Walczak developed a fluidity in terms of authorship while developing consistency as a filmmaker in terms of thinking, shooting, and editing in a hybrid style built upon platforms central to arty film students and film studies programs of the 20th century: namely, the narrative-performative strains of sixties American underground film and the essay-tract forms embedded in postwar European cinema (Warhol x Godard).

The exhibition Films, 1998-2000 presents four rarely screened works made and signed by Antek Walczak. Dynasty, Paris From Behind, Run With Zeros, and Les Risques du metier (Risky Business) will be shown together as a roughly 120 minute program cycling three times daily on a 55″ flatscreen TV in the gallery, with seating provided.

Screenings in the following order:

Dynasty, Paris From Behind, Run With Zeros, Les Risques du metier

11:30 AM, 2 PM, 4:30 PM
Thursday – Sunday

Image Credit: Antek Walczak, “Run With Zeros” [film still], 1999. Courtesy of the artist.