Screening | Milford Graves Full Mantis | December 14

October 25, 2019

Fergus McCaffrey New York
NEW DATE: Saturday, December 14, 5PM

In conjunction with the exhibition Japan Is America, October 30 – January 18, 2020.

A screening of Milford Graves Full Mantis will be presented by filmmaker Jake Meginsky, followed by a conversation and Q&A with Meginsky and Jenny Jaskey, director and curator of the Artist’s Institute.

Milford Graves Full Mantis is the first ever feature-length portrait of renowned percussionist Milford Graves, exploring his kaleidoscopic creativity and relentless curiosity. The documentary film was released in January 2018 and went on to receive an international release. In October 2018, the film was featured at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture’s inaugural film festival in Washington, DC. (1:32 min)

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About Jake Meginsky
Jake Meginsky is a composer, filmmaker, and visiting lecturer in the Department of Dance and Theater at Amherst College. He is a New Music USA award winner and Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellow in both music and film. His work has been presented extensively worldwide including the Institute for Contemporary Arts, London; IFFR Rotterdam; Click Festival, Copenhagen; Standards, Milan; the Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai; Beijing Today Museum; Museum of Fine Art, Boston; MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology; Mead Museum of Art, Amherst, MA; Laemmle Music Hall, Los Angeles; and throughout New York City at the Kitchen; Lincoln Center; Metrograph; and the Guggenheim.

About Jenny Jaskey
Jenny Jaskey is a distinguished lecturer in the Department of Art and Art History at Hunter College and director and curator of the Artist’s Institute, New York, where she has made exhibitions with Hilton Als, Tauba Auerbach, Pierre Huyghe, Lucy McKenzie, Carolee Schneemann, and Milford Graves, among other artists. She is co-editor, with Christoph Cox and Suhail Malik, of Realism Materialism Art (CCS Bard/Sternberg, 2015).