UTAH'S ART MAGAZINE SINCE 2001
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Film
CUAC Film Screenings

CUAC Film Screenings

In conjunction with their current exhibition Cinematic, the CUAC in Salt Lake City is presenting three free film series featuring work by local filmmakers. With an abundance of visual imagery, ranging from black and white animation to lushly colored poetic references, these short films by Also Sisters, Jan Andrews, and Matt Glass brilliantly achieve a...

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15 Bytes reveals "Utah's 15"

15 Bytes reveals “Utah’s 15″

If you missed our awards reception at Finch Lane Friday night you were not privy to the winners of our new program “Utah’s 15 Most Influential Artists”. These past couple months we asked our readership to nominate the artists they felt have changed the cultural landscape of our fine state. You responded in a big...

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James Benning's casting a glance and Spiral Jetty

James Benning’s casting a glance and Spiral Jetty

James Benning comes to the University of Utah campus today to screen two films: two cabins, a film that explores utopian and dystopian versions of social isolation through the replicas Benning built of Henry David Thoreau’s and Ted Kaczynski’s iconic cabins, and casting a glance, a film that explores the nature of time and Robert...

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Cutie and the Boxer: Noriko and Ushio Shinohara Jostle for Attention

Cutie and the Boxer: Noriko and Ushio Shinohara Jostle for Attention

A slew of new exhibitions, including one currently at the CUAC, has brought Japanese artist Ushio Shinohara back into the light. An award-winning documentary at Sundace also tells the story of his artist wife, Noriko.

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Dispatches from the Film Festival: Ain't Them Bodies Saints

Dispatches from the Film Festival: Ain’t Them Bodies Saints

Herding cats is never easy, and when the Sundance Film Festival comes to town it gets doubly hard. Many of our writers like to spend a good chunk of January at the screenings, which can make it hard to get them to write on the local art scene. Sarah Thompson, who promises us she’ll also...

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Searching for Reconciliation

Searching for Reconciliation

When Trevor Southey’s exhibition Reconciliation opened at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) in October 2010, Nathan Florence was in the audience for a panel discussion. As he watched Trevor Southey, Gary E. Smith, Dennis Smith, and Neil Hadlock discuss the intermingling of their artwork and religious faith, Florence felt the conversation was incomplete. “I...

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All The World's a Screen: The Salt Lake City Film Festival

All The World’s a Screen: The Salt Lake City Film Festival

Welcome to the fourth annual Salt Lake City Film Festival, with a film about Mormon Spring Break and Kenny Riche's new feature Must Come Down.

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Way Wei: New Documentary on Ai Weiwei at the Broadway

Way Wei: New Documentary on Ai Weiwei at the Broadway

Considering its population, China has a disproportionately small amount of international art stars (though we likely all have a sense that will change if the cogs of China’s economic engine continues to churn unimpeded). Maybe that’s because though the increasingly wealthy Chinese can pull off oligarchical money grabs and crass materialism just as well as their...

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Boys of Bonneville

Boys of Bonneville

Take a look at the making of Boys of Bonneville, the perfect film to get you in the mood for the UMFA's upcoming SPEED exhibit.

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Anna Campbell Bliss: Arc of Light

Anna Campbell Bliss: Arc of Light

A review of a new documentary about Utah artist Anna Campbell Bliss, premiering this month at the UMOCA.

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Boomtown

Boomtown

A review of Torben Bernhard and Travis Low's documentary short about Frisco, Utah, screening this week at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival.

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Crossing Borders: Tina Modotti, Frida Kahlo and Women Artists in Mexico

Crossing Borders: Tina Modotti, Frida Kahlo and Women Artists in Mexico

A documentary on Tina Modotti, femme fatale of Mexico in the 1920s, and a discussion on 20th Century Mexican Women Artists - at Salt Lake's Main Library, Thursday.

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