Round Peg / Square Hole: Films on the Body (Program One)

  • Harvard Art Museums 32 Quincy St Cambridge, MA, 02138 United States

The Harvard Art Museums are presenting a series of films and videos in conjunction with the exhibition Jesse Aron Green: Ärtzliche Zimmergymnastik. Programmed by the artist, Round Peg/Square Hole: Films on the Body explores the everyday movement of the human body.

This first installment in the series, titled Deadpan: The Comedy of the Everyday, features Buster Keaton’s Playhouse (22 min.), Bruce Nauman’s Dance or Exercise around the Perimeter of a Square (18 min.), Martha Rosler’s Semiotics of the Kitchen (6 min.), and Charles Atlas’s Hail the New Puritan (85 min.). 

The films and videos in this series complement and complicate an understanding of Jesse Aron Green’s multilayered and multidisciplinary works. Green will address these connections, as well as speak more generally about them, as part of his introduction to each installment in the series. 

The event will be held in Menschel Hall, Lower Level. Free admission

Support for this program is provided by the Richard L. Menschel Endowment Fund. Modern and contemporary art programs at the Harvard Art Museums are made possible in part by generous support from the Emily Rauh Pulitzer and Joseph Pulitzer, Jr., Fund for Modern and Contemporary Art.