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MEGALODEMOCRAT : The Public Art of Rafael Lozano‑Hemmer (2018) Directed by Benjamin Duffield

  • The Mercantile Library 414 Walnut Street Cincinnati, OH, 45202 United States (map)

** PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION - @ The Mercantile Library - 414 Walnut St. #1100, Cincinnati, OH 45202 **

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

MEGALODEMOCRAT : The Public Art of Rafael Lozano‑Hemmer (2018) Directed by Benjamin Duffield

Presented by Annie Dell’Aria

Doors 7:00 PM / Start 7:30 PM @ The Mercantile Library - 414 Walnut St. #1100, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer is one of the most acclaimed artists working today, but his pieces wouldn’t exist without public participation. MEGALODEMOCRAT explores Rafael’s quest to stage a democratic takeover of urban space. Shot over 10 years in 30 cities around the world, the film provides intimate access to his large-scale interactive creations in locations such as Trafalgar Square in London, the Vancouver Olympics and New York’s Park Avenue Tunnel, culminating in a piece that crosses the US-Mexico border. In our increasingly isolated lives, MEGALODEMOCRAT serves as an antidote to alienation: Rafael’s work is a rallying point for a screened-in urban population, longing to connect. His art doesn’t discriminate, and all who participate are given a voice. With that voice comes a sense of hope. This film will be introduced by art historian Annie Dell'Aria and include a post-screening discussion of the role of new media in contemporary public art. (94 min)

Free with $5 suggested donation

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Earlier Event: October 1
Cinci Cinema Click #3
Later Event: October 19
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