Yes, that’s James Franco, but it’s not a Gucci ad.
Very few things can get me to Times Square on a Sunday @ midnight. One of those is art, specifically the reception for British artist Isaac Julien whose film PLAYTIME was edited down to a 3 minute version for Times Square Arts’ Midnight Moment. Every night @ 11:57pm 17 screens in Times Square are donated for 3 minutes to display short films created by artists from around the globe causing tourists & locals alike to experience art in whole new way. Each month a different featured artist is rotated in.
Julien’s work PLAYTIME (which explores the conversation between capital, the art world and the individual) will be screened for Midnight Moment through December 30th. The full-length film can be viewed at the Metro Pictures gallery in Chelsea through December 18th. Another of Julien’s films, Ten Thousand Waves, is currently on exhibition at the MoMA through February 17th.
Thanks Eva for the invite!
(at R Lounge)