CLARK ART INSTITUTE PRESENTS FREE FILM SCREENING OF HOW ARE YOU

September 27, 2019
 
Williamstown, Massachusetts—The Clark Art Institute presents a free screening of the documentary How Are You (Denmark, 2011) on Friday, October 11, at 5:30 pm in the Clark’s auditorium.
 
Shown in conjunction with the Clark’s special exhibition Art’s Biggest Stage: Collecting the Venice Biennale, 2007–2019, How Are You documents the life and work of artist-couple Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset. The film traces the first fourteen years of the pair’s collaboration, culminating with their work for the Danish and Nordic pavilions at the 2009 Venice Biennale, which features prominently in the Clark’s exhibition. Robert Wiesenberger, the Clark's associate curator of contemporary projects, introduces the film. Run time is 58 minutes.
 
Since 2007, the Clark’s library has built an unparalleled collection of editioned works of art, books, posters, publicity materials, and other objects produced for the recurring extravaganza. Art’s Biggest Stage showcases this growing archive and explores the questions of identity, nationhood, and spectacle central to the Biennale. The exhibition is open in the Lunder Center at Stone Hill through Monday, October 14.

The Clark’s summer 2019 exhibitions and programs are made possible in part by generous support from Denise Littlefield Sobel. Support for Art's Biggest Stage: Collecting the Venice Biennale, 2007–2019 is provided by Maureen Fennessy Bousa and Edward P. Bousa and Amy and Charlie Scharf, with additional support from the Rohit and Katharine Desai Family Foundation.
 
Learn more at clarkart.edu or by calling 413 458 0524.
 
ABOUT THE CLARK
 
The Clark Art Institute, located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, is one of a small number of institutions globally that is both an art museum and a center for research, critical discussion, and higher education in the visual arts. Opened in 1955, the Clark houses exceptional European and American paintings and sculpture, extensive collections of master prints and drawings, English silver, and early photography. Acting as convener through its Research and Academic Program, the Clark gathers an international community of scholars to participate in a lively program of conferences, colloquia, and workshops on topics of vital importance to the visual arts. The Clark library, consisting of more than 275,000 volumes, is one of the nation’s premier art history libraries. The Clark also houses and co-sponsors the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art.
 
The Clark, which has a three-star rating in the Michelin Green Guide, is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Its 140-acre campus includes miles of hiking and walking trails through woodlands and meadows, providing an exceptional experience of art in nature. Galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm; open daily in July and August. Admission is $20; free year-round for Clark members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID. Free admission is available through several programs, including First Sundays Free; a local library pass program; EBT Card to Culture; and Blue Star Museums. For more information on these programs and more, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 2303.
 
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