Jonas Mekas | the artist




The artist Jonas Mekas
Born Dec 23 1922, Semeniskiai, Lithuania.
Lives and works in New York, USA.

Style and technique of the artist: Roswitha Haftmann Prize, Video, Writing,

Filmmaker and poet.


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Curator, writer and filmmaker Jonas Mekas is the godfather of American avant-garde filmmaking, or the New American Cinema, as he dubbed it in the late 1950s…
Still from: He Stands in a Desert Counting the Seconds of his Life
Artist’s website
Jonas Mekas began to arrange screenings with a new energy: first weekend midnight programs at the Charles Theater on Avenue B and East 12th Street in 1961 and subsequently at the Bleecker Street Cinema and the Gramercy Arts in 1963…


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