Events for Friday, January 27, 2023
Loneliness permeates Adam Ekberg’s whimsical photographs that document the climax of orchestrated events. While the camera freezes them into still lifes, a sense of continuity—like the arc of a story—happens as one realizes that Ekberg (American, b. 1975) invented, manifested, documented, and concluded these events. The objects take on lives of their own, even though we know that such agency is impossible.
Rochester Premiere In 2010, Iranian master filmmaker Jafar Panahi received a twenty-year ban from making films from the Islamic Revolutionary Court. On house arrest, Panahi has nevertheless been surreptitiously making films since then, distributing them at foreign festivals and winning awards.