Inimitable filmmaker Werner Herzog, characterized as the “romantic visionary” of New German Cinema, is best known for his unorthodox approach to capturing authenticity in his films—close encounters with danger and submitting cast members to unusual training, among others—as well as his mixture of fact and fiction, in narrative and documentary films alike. The subject of his work, described as “an extended essay on the meaning of meaninglessness,” is often the extraordinary qualities of ordinary things around us. For this program, Herzog discusses his particular contributions to the Biennial and his thoughts on contemporary art with co-curators Elisabeth Sussman and Jay Sanders.
Advance tickets and member reservations for this program are sold out. A limited number of tickets will be available at the Museum on the day of the program on a first-come, first-served basis (the program is free with Museum admission, but special entry tickets are required). We encourage anyone unable to get entry tickets to join the standby line which forms a at 11:30 am. Museum admission is required to join the standby line.