As Vertov was many things to many people, MOMA has recruited an impressive list of Vertovians to introduce his work (and that of his colleagues). These include avant-garde filmmakers Peter Kubelka (who re-synchronized Enthusiasm in the late ‘60s) and Ken Jacobs (who introduced me to Man With a Movie Camera around the same time and is in many ways a contemporary Vertov), along with Guy Madden (who produced a faux–Soviet montage film with Heart of the World), theorist Annette Michelson, historians Yuri Tsivian and John MacKay, critic Alexander Horvath, artist William Kentridge, and composer Michael Nyman (author of rousing new scores for One Sixth of the World and The Eleventh Year).

Musique concrete made visible: Enthusiasm: Symphony of the Donbass
MOMA
Musique concrete made visible: Enthusiasm: Symphony of the Donbass

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Dziga Vertov
MOMA
April 15 through June 4

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yabanjin
yabanjin

Of course, the idea that narrative cinema is the opium of the masses is complete hogwash. But formal innovation can also be very interesting. Wish I was back in NYC right now so I could check out this exhibition. Sounds fascinating.

Sakara
Sakara

so, what's the difference between a soviet film maker and a nazi film maker....? stalin and hitler were once the best of buddies, right up to that surprize event of the nazis invading the soviet union.

even contemporary russians don't give a shit about soviet directors.

Bojan
Bojan

you are illiterate or brainwashed full, sakarash:) most of american film directors are puppets of United States fascist leaders like Bush or Obama (or all american presidents, all of them been fascist) and they use their hollywood:)) garbage for propaganda of democracy and american dream but this two categories doesn't exist at all. As far as soviet film directors concerned, all european and american intelectualls recognize their genius. Without Eisenstein, Tarkovsky, Vertov and all this high profile artist...well, that would be disaster. Hollywood is nusproduct of that kind of absence of creative, intellectual ideas. Europa is on the side of grat artist. You are one of those brainwashed victims of america's fascist system. You belong to majority of american citizens. You are stupid. Period.

Carl Russo
Carl Russo

This isn't an article about Soviet or Nazi filmmakers. It's about one Soviet filmmaker who is revered not only in Russia but worldwide.

Sakara
Sakara

As if...the only people who like these old commi directors are old farts and pretentious young idiots who still buy all that commi propaganda.

Sakara
Sakara

no, soviet movies have ALWAYS been for pretentious young idiots

Biff
Biff

Have you actually seen any of his films, dipshit?

sdsd
sdsd

What's the difference between a soviet filmmaker and a british filmmaker? Chamberlain (and king george) and Hitler were once the best of buddies, right up until the nazis invaded poland.What's the difference between Frank Capra and Josef Goebbels? Congress stopped Roosevelt from participation in world war two right up until Pearl Harbour was bombed.

ps you are a pretentious young idiot

 

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