FILMSCHOOL Film Screening: Herb and Dorothy

FILMSCHOOL is a new programme of curated screenings celebrating experimental and avant-garde practices in art and film history. It is part of Campus Art Dubai, a series of intensive courses for artists and curators living and working in the UAE (which is part of Art Dubai’s educational programming held in partnership with the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority).

FILMSCHOOL's first screening is on Sunday, 23rd June and will be showing a documentary that I've been wanting to watch for a while, Herb and Dorothy.

Herb & Dorothy (2008)

Director: Megumi Sasaki

Running time: 89 minutes

In the early 1960s, Herb & Dorothy Vogel, a postal worker and librarian, began purchasing the works of unknown Minimalist and Conceptual artists, guided by two rules: the piece had to be affordable, and it had to be small enough to fit in their one-bedroom Manhattan apartment.

They proved themselves curatorial visionaries; most of those they supported and befriended went on to become world-renowned artists.

Herb & Dorothy provides a unique chronicle of the world of contemporary art from two unlikely collectors, whose shared passion and discipline defies stereotypes and redefines what it means to be a patron of the arts.

Event details

Date and time: Sunday, 23rd June 2013 at 6.30pm

Venue: Venue: The Pavilion Downtown, Downtown Dubai (location map)

Phone: +971 4 4477025

Free entry and seating is on a first come, first sit basis.

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