1.04.2007

Depicting Suffering Makes Film and Art Profoundly Human





Reverse Shot picked their Top 10 Films of 2006, choosing The Death of Mr. Lazarescu as Number One.

"Lazarescu" shows a dogged fidelity to its subject - nearly three hours in the life of a direly ill man being tossed between Bucharest hospitals - and an unostentatious mastery in execution. I only hope more people get to see it on DVD, because it's profoundly human filmmaking..."
ArtInfo just announced their Top 10 Shows of 2006, giving the top spot to both “Sean Scully: Wall of Light” — The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and “Kiki Smith: A Gathering, 1980-2005” at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Places Eight, Nine, and Ten went to Colette Calascione at Nancy Hoffman Gallery, “Eva Hesse Sculpture” at The Jewish Museum, and “Fernando Botero: Abu Ghraib” at Marlborough Gallery. I would have put Botero closer to the top.

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