In Response:

Jonas Mekas


Sunday, May 15, 2022
7 – 9 pm EDT
Scheuer Auditorium

Columbia University Visual Arts MFA candidates and recent alumni present new video, performance, and installation works in response to Jonas Mekas: The Camera Was Always Running. The exhibition surveys Mekas’s 70-year career and includes 11 films presented in an immersive environment, photography, and previously unseen archival materials. Like many emigrés in the aftermath of World War II, Mekas's art was profoundly marked by his refugee experience, exploring the relationship between exile and creativity, loss, memory, and longing for a home. 

Participating Artists:

Kaela Mei-Chee Chambers
Fadl Fakhouri
Linnéa Gad (with Will Epstein)
Elisheva Gavra (with Layla Klinger)
Jacq Groves
Erin Holland
Julia Jalowiec (with Josh Jalowiec)
Char Jeré and Meaghan Elyse Lueck
Sophie Kovel
John Thomas Levee
Alison Nguyen
Vivian Vivas (with Claire Gendler)

Free with RSVP; Doors open at 6:30 pm.

Masks will be required during the performance.

Installation view of Jonas Mekas: The Camera Was Always Running at the Jewish Museum, NY, February 18-June 5, 2022. Photo by Dario Lasagni.