While some museums are closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Apollo’s usual weekly pick of exhibitions will include shows at institutions that are currently open as well as digital projects providing virtual access to art and culture.
The Louvre’s annual film festival, which explores the relationship between cinema and other arts, is moving online this year (22–31 January). The 14th edition of Journées internationales du Film sur l’art (JIFA) is curated by Alain Jaubert, who has since 1988 written and directed the Palettes series of films about visual art. Palettes films on Gericault’s Raft of Medusa (2002) and Hokusai’s Great Wave (1999) will be screened on 23 January, while the programme opens with a new work by Jaubert, based on an unrealised film project of Michel Foucault’s, exploring the 58 variations Picasso painted of Velázquez’s Las Meninas. Other highlights include films on Merce Cunningham, Jan van Eyck, and Jaume Plensa; the films will be broadcast live and available to stream for 10 days after the screenings. Find out more from the Louvre’s website.
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