Oct. 22: Academy Award-nominated art film, reception

PULLMAN, Wash. – Two films about contemporary artist Jim Dine will be shown at 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, in the CUB auditorium at Washington State University, followed by a reception 7-8 p.m. in the Museum of Art/WSU gallery. Admission is free to the public.

The events are part of the exhibit of Dine’s prints at the museum through Dec. 12. See an earlier article at https://archive.news.wsu.edu/2015/09/29/oct-1-reception-jim-dine-a-life-in-printmaking-opens/#.ViAgOE2FOfA.

The 1995 film, “Jim Dine: A Self-Portrait on the Walls,” was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short. It records eight days of intense work and quiet rumination as Dine produces an exhibition of huge, bold charcoal drawings on the walls of the Ludwigsburg Kunstverein near Stuttgart, Germany.

In “All About Looking,” 1996, Dine teaches drawing at the Internationale Sommerakademie fur Bildene Kunst in Salzburg, Austria. The method is rigorous: Models maintain one pose per week; students keep their easels in the same place and each day make a complete, well-observed drawing; then every morning the students have to erase their work and start again.

Learn more about the film night at https://calendar.wsu.edu/event/film-nightreception-two-jim-dine-films-at-the-cub-auditorium-with-a-reception-afterwards-at-the-wsu-museum-thursday-1022-6-8pm/.

Find teaching resources at https://museum.wsu.edu/events/exhibit/jim-dine/. Learn more about the Museum of Art/WSU at https://museum.wsu.edu/.


Debby Stinson, Museum of Art/WSU, 509-335-6282, debby_stinson@wsu.edu
Anna-Maria Shannon, Museum of Art/WSU, 509-335-6140, annamshannon@wsu.edu