Artist Richard Bell in attendance on Saturday, April 15, 7:00PM for a post-screening discussion with Cay Sophie Rabinowitz, Director of OSMOS. Presented with support from and in collaboration with OSMOS and EXPO CHICAGO.
“As we approach the referendum on the voice, this film is essential viewing.” - David Stratton, The Australian
“A powerful piece of work, with all the anger, recrimination and hurt that we see in his art. Bell is a provocateur, a poet, a piss-taker, maybe even a prophet.” - Paul Byrnes, Sydney Morning Herald
April 12 & 15 | YOU CAN GO NOW examines the extraordinary life and art of contemporary First Nations artist Richard Bell. A self-proclaimed “activist masquerading as an artist,” Bell’s work speaks to the parallel story of the struggle for First Nations rights in Australia and civil rights movements around the world. From a childhood in a tin shack in rural Queensland, to the lofty halls of the Tate Modern, Bell’s success is against all the odds, and his bold, unflinching work continues to challenge the institutions of colonization in Australia at the same time as it asserts the rights and sovereignty of all First Nations people. At a time when many countries are contemplating voice, truth, and treaty, Bell’s controversial ideas cannot be ignored. Sneak Peek screening. Artist Richard Bell in attendance on Saturday, April 15, 7:00PM for a post-screening discussion with Cay Sophie Rabinowitz, Director of OSMOS. Presented with support from and in collaboration with OSMOS and EXPO CHICAGO.
The Film Center is proud to partner with EXPO CHICAGO, the International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, as it celebrates its tenth-anniversary edition this April 13-16 at Navy Pier and throughout the city. The films presented in this collaboration profile contemporary artists, illustrating how their identities and lived experiences are inextricably linked to their work and their perspectives on the art world. Learn more about EXPO CHICAGO at expochicago.com
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