Monday, September 24, 2007
For their Fall update, Ubuweb has just uploaded over twenty articles from the now defunct "Film Culture" magazine. Founded in 1954 by Lithuanian filmmaker Jonas Mekas and his brother Adolfas, the magazine ran for more than four decades and published almost eighty issues. It also laid the groundwork for the Anthology Film Archives, which opened in 1970 as one of the New York City's first Artist-Run Centres. In addition to experimental cinema, the magazine also published texts on abstract expressionism, Beat literature, Pop Art, Fluxus (George Maciunas was the designer for a number of issues) and other significant art movements.
Ubuweb is ran by artist/poet Kenneth Goldsmith, who will speak about the site at Mercer Union in November 2008, during his front gallery solo exhibition.