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Boris Lurie and Estera Milman, One-on-One, Entire (108 minutes)

This real-time dialogue between NO!art founder, Boris Lurie, and cultural historian, Estera Milman, took place in 2000 as a documentary component of the National Endowment for the Arts-funded, retrospective exhibition, "NO!art and the Aesthetics of Doom." Curated by Estera Milman, the exhibition opened at the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, in November 2001. The show was singled out by The Chicago Tribune as the antithesis of "comfort art" in the immediate post 9/11 Chicago artworld and described by the Chicago Reader as "one of the best exhibits of 2001." The video was edited for public viewing in 2011. Available in its entirety or four easier to download parts. 2000/2011 Estera Milman; all rights reserved.



Boris Lurie and Estera Milman, One-on-One, part 1 (22:07)


Boris Lurie and Estera Milman, One-on-One, part 2 (24:56)


Boris Lurie and Estera Milman, One-on-One, part 3 (29:16)


Boris Lurie and Estera Milman, One-on-One, part 4 (35:20)


NO!art and the Aesthetics of Doom, The Retrospective Exhibition (14:51)

The above is an excerpt from BORIS LURIE NO!art MAN, a film by Amikam Goldman. In it the filmmaker documents Dietmar Kirvis' conservation and preparation for shipping of an important body of NO!art works that were included in the 2001 exhibition 'NO!art' and the Aesthetics of Doom. The film also documents the installation of the show at the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, and provides an invaluable historical record of a cross section of responses, as these were voiced by diverse members of the exhibition's public. Curated by Estera Milman and funded, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, 'NO!art' and the Aesthetics of Doom is still counted as the collective's most comprehensive North American retrospective exhibition, to date.





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