Curated by David Bussel
Wednesday 29 September 2004 to Sunday 31 October 2004
Private View: Sunday 26 September 2004, 3:00PM to 5:00PM
Screening: 26 SEPTEMBER 2004
THE SCREEN ON THE GREEN
83 UPPER STREET
TIMES: 2PM AND 2.30PM
Cubitt is pleased to present the UK premiere of Vinyl II (2000), a film and exhibition of photographs by the American artist and musician Stephen Prina. The work’s title is a reference to Andy Warhol’s film Vinyl (1965), itself loosely based upon Anthony Burgess’s book A Clockwork Orange. Prina’s film, however, revolves around two Baroque paintings, one by Georges de La Tour (The Muscians’ Brawl, 1625-30), the other by Gerrit van Honthorst (Christ Crowned with Thorns, circa 1620). The film features both a vocal performance and score by the artist, accompanied by a group of musicians and shot in the galleries of the J. Paul Getty Center in Los Angeles, where it was originally commissioned as part of the ‘Departures’ show in 2000.
Stephen Prina has exhibited internationally over the past twenty years. He has participated in group shows including Documenta IX and the Venice Biennale (1990), and recently has had one-person exhibitions at the Kunstverein Frankfurt, Friedrich Petzel Gallery (New York) and the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2003, Prina received a Guggenheim Fellowship and is currently professor of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University. This will be Stephen Prina’s first exhibition in a public gallery in the UK.