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Clemente x Alfonso Cuarón

Clemente x 8

Sunday, November 9, 2014
3:00 PM–4:30 PM

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On September 5, 2014 The Rubin opens the first museum exhibition devoted to the extensive Indian influences in Francesco Clemente’s work Francesco Clemente: Inspired by India. To further explore the chief motivations in his life and work, the artist will take to the Rubin stage eight times with eight personalities from very different walks of life. Both artist and guest will bring to the conversation a ‘found object’ that will act as catalyst to a freewheeling conversation. It could roll in any direction…
Ticket includes a pre-program tour at 2:15 PM of the exhibition Francesco Clemente: Inspired by India.
About the Speaker
It was Francesco Clemente’s work that stood in for Ethan Hawke’s artistic output in Alfonso Cuarón’s contemporary reworking of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations in 1997. The Mexican-born director came to international attention with his 1991 hit, Love in the Time of Hysteria (Solo Con Tu Pareja), which led director Sydney Pollack to hire Cuarón to direct an episode of his noir anthology series, Fallen Angels (Showtime, 1993-95). In 2001 Cuarón returned to Mexico to direct Y tu mamá también (And Your Mother, Too). The film’s success led to Cuarón’s next job, directing what is arguably the best received of all the films in the franchise, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Cuarón’s dystopian thriller Children of Men was followed by Gravity, which earned him the Best Director Academy Award this year, but also an additional six Oscars for the film.