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2014 Biennial Film & Video Screenings

James Benning: Easy Rider

Sun, May 4, 2014  6:30 PM

Location: Whitney Museum Second Floor (Kaufman Astoria Studios Film and Video Gallery)

James Benning’s Easy Rider is a re-creation of Dennis Hopper’s 1969 classic film by the same name. For his 2012 film, Benning drove across the United States and re-filmed scenes in their original locations, raising questions about the legacy of 1960s counterculture in America’s landscape today. Easy Rider is screening as part of Biennial artist Julie Ault’s Afterlife: a constellation.

Free with Museum admission. Admittance is on a first-come, first-seated basis until capacity is reached.

James Benning, still from Easy Rider, 2012. High-definition video, color, sound; 95 min. Courtesy the artist. © James Benning

James Benning, still from Easy Rider, 2012. High-definition video, color, sound; 95 min. Courtesy the artist. © James Benning