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Portrait of Carmen Herrera. Photo credit: Erik Heck


Film | The 100 Years Show starring Carmen Herrera

Followed by a livestreamed Q&A with director Alison Klayman and Senior Curator Corinne Erni

April 8, 6 pm - 7:30 pm

2015, 40 min, Directed by Alison Klayman

$15 | $5 Parrish Members

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Join us for a screening of the documentary, The 100 Years Show, starring Carmen Herrera shortly before what would be her 107th birthday, as we commemorate the life and work of the prolific artist who recently passed away. The 100 Years Show highlights Herrera’s oeuvre which went virtually unknown for most of her life. The screening will be followed by a livestreamed Q&A with director Alison Klayman and Senior Curator Corinne Erni.

From architecture studies in Cuba to New York’s Art Students League to Le Salon des Réalités Nouvelles in Paris, Herrera’s life has spanned continents and art movements and demonstrates a persistent devotion to her work. She was a pioneer and a peer of many male artists who received great recognition in their time. Her story is just one example of the many great artists whose accomplishments were overlooked because of their gender, ethnicity, or nationality. The 100 Years Show demonstrates the power of artistic vision to sustain itself.

ABOUT CARMEN HERRERA

Born in 1915 in Havana, Cuba, Herrera was educated in Havana and Paris, studying art, art history, and architecture. Herrera regularly exhibited her work with the Salon des Réalités Nouvelles, an international group of artists, and developed a distilled, geometric style of abstraction, reducing her palette to three colors for each composition, then further to two. Herrera’s hard-edged canvases emerged while Ellsworth Kelly, whose time in France overlapped with Herrera’s, began producing his own abstractions and around the same time that Frank Stella began producing his famous black paintings.

Herrera’s ascetic compositions, which prefigured the development of Minimalism by almost a decade, did not find a warm reception when she returned to New York in 1954. Since the 1990s, Herrera’s work garnered increasing attention, selling her first painting in 2004, followed by an explosion of attention, exhibitions, and acquisitions at the Museum of Modern Art, Walker Art Center, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and Tate Modern. Herrera’s life spanned continents and art movements and demonstrated a persistent devotion to her work. She continued to work out of her Flatiron District studio until her death at age 106.


ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Alison Klayman’s debut feature documentary Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry won a Special Jury Prize at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The film went on to be released theatrically around the globe and shortlisted for an Academy Award, nominated for two Emmys and two Cinema Eye Honors, and earned Alison a Director’s Guild of America nomination. She is a regular contributor to the New York Times’ Op-Docs series and was named one of the “20 Directors to Watch” on A.O. Scott and Manohla Dargis’ list of international filmmakers under 40. Alison also filmed and co-edited The 100 Years Show. She is a regular guest speaker at major art museums and universities around the world. She graduated from Brown University in 2006 with an honors B.A. in History.

 

Advance ticket purchase with pre-event registration is recommended. Limited tickets will be available at the door.
All sales are final, non-transferable, and non-refundable.

This indoor event requires proof of full vaccination for all attendees ages 5 and older in order to maintain a mask-optional environment; those 18 and older must provide a valid ID. More information surrounding our COVID-19 protocol →

Friday Nights are made possible, in part, by Presenting Sponsor:

Additional support provided by Weill Cornell Medicine – Southampton and The Corcoran Group

Details

Date:
April 8
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Venue

Parrish Art Museum
279 Montauk Highway
Water Mill, NY 11976 United States
Phone:
631-283-2118
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Film | The 100 Years Show starring Carmen Herrera

Followed by a livestreamed Q&A with director Alison Klayman and Senior Curator Corinne Erni

April 8, 6 pm - 7:30 pm

2015, 40 min, Directed by Alison Klayman

$15 | $5 Parrish Members

REGISTER

Join us for a screening of the documentary, The 100 Years Show, starring Carmen Herrera shortly before what would be her 107th birthday, as we commemorate the life and work of the prolific artist who recently passed away. The 100 Years Show highlights Herrera’s oeuvre which went virtually unknown for most of her life. The screening will be followed by a livestreamed Q&A with director Alison Klayman and Senior Curator Corinne Erni.

From architecture studies in Cuba to New York’s Art Students League to Le Salon des Réalités Nouvelles in Paris, Herrera’s life has spanned continents and art movements and demonstrates a persistent devotion to her work. She was a pioneer and a peer of many male artists who received great recognition in their time. Her story is just one example of the many great artists whose accomplishments were overlooked because of their gender, ethnicity, or nationality. The 100 Years Show demonstrates the power of artistic vision to sustain itself.

ABOUT CARMEN HERRERA

Born in 1915 in Havana, Cuba, Herrera was educated in Havana and Paris, studying art, art history, and architecture. Herrera regularly exhibited her work with the Salon des Réalités Nouvelles, an international group of artists, and developed a distilled, geometric style of abstraction, reducing her palette to three colors for each composition, then further to two. Herrera’s hard-edged canvases emerged while Ellsworth Kelly, whose time in France overlapped with Herrera’s, began producing his own abstractions and around the same time that Frank Stella began producing his famous black paintings.

Herrera’s ascetic compositions, which prefigured the development of Minimalism by almost a decade, did not find a warm reception when she returned to New York in 1954. Since the 1990s, Herrera’s work garnered increasing attention, selling her first painting in 2004, followed by an explosion of attention, exhibitions, and acquisitions at the Museum of Modern Art, Walker Art Center, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and Tate Modern. Herrera’s life spanned continents and art movements and demonstrated a persistent devotion to her work. She continued to work out of her Flatiron District studio until her death at age 106.


ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Alison Klayman’s debut feature documentary Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry won a Special Jury Prize at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The film went on to be released theatrically around the globe and shortlisted for an Academy Award, nominated for two Emmys and two Cinema Eye Honors, and earned Alison a Director’s Guild of America nomination. She is a regular contributor to the New York Times’ Op-Docs series and was named one of the “20 Directors to Watch” on A.O. Scott and Manohla Dargis’ list of international filmmakers under 40. Alison also filmed and co-edited The 100 Years Show. She is a regular guest speaker at major art museums and universities around the world. She graduated from Brown University in 2006 with an honors B.A. in History.

 

Advance ticket purchase with pre-event registration is recommended. Limited tickets will be available at the door.
All sales are final, non-transferable, and non-refundable.

This indoor event requires proof of full vaccination for all attendees ages 5 and older in order to maintain a mask-optional environment; those 18 and older must provide a valid ID. More information surrounding our COVID-19 protocol →

Friday Nights are made possible, in part, by Presenting Sponsor:

Additional support provided by Weill Cornell Medicine – Southampton and The Corcoran Group