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Animation by Wilczynski & Hykade @ MOMA

May 01, 2007

The Museum of Modern Art, Department of Film and Video, in association with Polish Cultural Institute in New York and Goethe-Institut New York, presents TWO MASTERS OF THE ART OF FILM ANIMATION: MARIUSZ “WILK” WILCZYNSKI FROM POLAND AND ANDREAS HYKADE FROM GERMANY

MONDAY. MAY 7, 2007, 8 PM

Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2
11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019
(212) 708-9400

$10, $8 seniors, $6 students. Same-day tickets can be purchased at the lobby information desk and the Film and Media Desk. Further info on museum admission and tickets

“An Evening with Andreas Hykade and Mariusz Wilczynski”, two of the most inventive animation filmmakers working today, is presented by MoMA in its series MediaScope, which offers a look at innovative work in film, video, Web-based, installation, and digital art practices, as well as a chance to hear the artists discuss their work.

This special program features five short films by each of the two filmmakers, including the world premiere of Mariusz “Wilk” Wilczynski's Kizi Mizi (2007), which the artist describes as "a tough love story between a cat and a mouse... a film about loneliness, betrayal, and revenge." Wilczynski presents a range of work − films at once bittersweet and sardonic, like the Chaplinesque Times Have Passed (1998), and Unfortunately (2004), a twilight journey set to a haunting score by Polish jazz trumpeter Tomasz Stanko, and a film that won the Golden Hugo award for Best Animation at the 2005 Chicago International Film Festival.

Andreas Hykade from Germany is one of the most provocative contemporary animation artists. His presentation includes his trilogy of "country films," which have won top prizes at the prestigious Hiroshima and Ottawa animation festivals: the mythic We Lived in Grass (1995), the raunchy, honky-tonk Ring of Fire (2000), and the U.S. premiere of the trilogy’s disturbing coda, The Runt. For more information visit http://www.hykade.de

MediaScope is made possible by Jennifer McSweeney