In response to the deep interest and enthusiasm for Raumlichtkunst (c.1926/2012) by German-American artist Oskar Fischinger, Weinstein Gallery has extended the exhibition to February 10th. This is the West Coast premiere of the HD three-projector reconstruction by Center for Visual Music and follows exhibitions of the work at the Whitney Museum, New York in 2012 and again 2016-17; the Tate Modern, London; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; and the Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia.
On Wednesday, January 31st, 6–8 pm at 444 Clementina Street, join Weinstein Gallery as it hosts a talk and walkthrough of the exhibition with Cindy Keefer, curator, archivist and director of the Center for Visual Music (CVM). Keefer will discuss CVM's work preserving Fischinger’s film legacy, his influence on animation and visual music, and the process of restoring his original 1920s nitrate film to reconstruct his historic performances as the HD installation Raumlichtkunst (c.1926/2012). Keefer will also illuminate Fischinger's relationships with Hilla Rebay and The Guggenheim Museum in the 1940s, and with the San Francisco Museum of Art in the 1950s.
Keefer is the editor of Oskar Fischinger (1900-1967): Experiments in Cinematic Abstraction, a 2013 monograph distributed by Thames & Hudson, published by Eye Filmmuseum and Center for Visual Music.
Fischinger’s film Radio Dynamics will also be on view in the small gallery; animation paintings used in the creation of this film are part of this exhibition.