Living near Los Angeles provides a person with ample opportunities to enrich themselves through the arts and sciences. There’s just always something going on in the Los Angeles area that’s valuable on some level to people with all sorts of interests. In fact, there might be too much stuff going on and not enough time to see it all. Case in point, the Stanley Kubrick Exhibit at the Los Angeles County Art Museum. Did you get a chance to go see it? Perhaps you don’t live in California? Don’t worry, there’s hope for you yet!
The Stanley Kubrick exhibit has been on display at LACMA since November 1st, but unfortunately it’s time has come and the display held its final showing on June 30th. The exhibition was a marvelous display of Kubrick’s work that helped to give an insight into the man himself. However, the description on the LACMA website gives a more detailed account of what the exhibit was like:
Stanley Kubrick was known for exerting complete artistic control over his projects; in doing so, he reconceived the genres in which he worked. The exhibition covers the breadth of Kubrick’s practice, beginning with his early photographs for Look magazine, taken in the 1940s, and continuing with his groundbreaking directorial achievements of the 1950s through the 1990s. His films are represented through a selection of annotated scripts, production photography, lenses and cameras, set models, costumes, and props. In addition, the exhibition explores Napoleon and The Aryan Papers, two projects that Kubrick never completed, as well as the technological advances developed and utilized by Kubrick and his team. By featuring this legendary film auteur and his oeuvre as the focus of his first retrospective in the context of an art museum, the exhibition reevaluates how we define the artist in the 21st century, and simultaneously expands upon LACMA’s commitment to exploring the intersection of art and film.
It would have been a must see for any fan of Kubrick’s, but now that it’s over you can experience the exhibit from the comfort of your home. Below you’ll find a series of YouTube videos showcasing the exhibit with pictures and video. It’s a three part fan-made video, but if you want to get a taste of the exhibit it’s not a bad way to experience it. [Filmmaker IQ]