The US Theatrical premiere of the documentary Who Gets to Call It Art? opens today at the Film Forum. The film is a must see for those interested in the New York art scene of the 60’s, Henry Geldzahler, or art making in general. Courtesy of flavorpill, I have posted the write-up below. Normally I don’t like to just lift shit, but since I actually wrote this listing I’m willing to let it slide.
Who Gets to Call It Art?
when: Wed 2.1 – Tue 2.14 (1:15, 3, 4:45, 6:30, 8:15 & 10pm)
where: Film Forum (209 W Houston St, 212.727.8110) map
Best known for curating the first contemporary art exhibition at the Met, New York Painting and Sculpture: 1940-1970, bohemian art connoisseur Henry Geldzahler left an indubitable mark on the art world. As a student at Yale and Harvard, Geldzahler entered the scene in the ’60s, quickly separating himself from other critics and curators by diving into artists’ social circles. This documentary shows Geldzahler’s great passion and intellect, highlighting his keen eye and the flamboyant personality that made him a natural leader. A wealth of recent and archival footage featuring artists and dealers paints a lively portrait of the contemporary milieu and a man whose influence seeded change within one of the world’s largest institutions.