The ART SEEN section of the Nitehawk Shorts Festival explores the relationship between art and film in the cinema. This program features Art21’s New York Up Close Series short documentary on artist Meriem Bennani, MERIEM BENNANI’S EXPLODED VISIONS, along with a selection of influential short films selected by Bennani.
Can art be funny and serious at the same time? Using social media-inspired effects, artist Meriem Bennani subverts audience expectations of both pop culture and her own Muslim community with unexpected playfulness and pathos. “I feel like I have a hard time connecting to anything that doesn’t have humor,” says the artist, “because for me humor is like survival.”
Wednesday, November 8 at 7:30pm. Talk with Meriem Bennani and Art21 after the screening.