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Jonas Mekas: The Camera Was Always Running

Jonas Mekas: The Camera Was Always Running

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Exhibition Catalog

Ed. by Inesa Brasiske et al. Nacionaline dailes galerija, Vilnius, 2021. Organized and published by Lietuvos nacionalinis dailes muziejus, Vilnius in association with Jewish Museum, New York. Published in association with Yale University Press, New Haven.

256 pp. Well illustrated (chiefly col.). 27 x 21 cm. In English. Hardcover.

ISBN 9780300253078

Published on occasion of the exhibitions tilted, Jonas Mekas and the New York Avant-Garde in Vilnius and Jonas Mekas: The Camera Was Always Running in New York. Publisher's description: Between 1950 and his death, the filmmaker, videographer, photographer, archivist, and impresario Jonas Mekas (1922–2019) made more than sixty radically innovative, often diaristic films. He also founded film festivals, cooperatives, and magazines; wrote frequent film criticism and poetry; and taught. Jonas Mekas: The Camera Was Always Running is the first major publication in English on this fixture of the New York avant-garde scene, presenting an extensively illustrated, in-depth exploration of his radical art and restless life. Born in Lithuania, Mekas is perhaps best known as a key figure in expanded cinema -- a form that uses immersive environments to disrupt the conventional relationship between audience and screen. The book brings his work alive on the page with sequences of stills from film and video, photographic series and installations, and archival documents. Essays by leading scholars examine his work and influence, and a timeline expands our understanding of his life.

Subject Headings: Eastern and Western European Art ; Western Art -- Lithuania -- Post-1945 -- Video/Film --

Artist(s): Mekas, Jonas

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