Pop: On Screen and Around the World with Derek Boshier

International House

4 March, 7:00 – 9:00pm

Pop: On Screen and Around the World with Derek Boshier

Derek Boshier in Pop Goes the Easel

Pop: On Screen and Around the World with Derek Boshier

Coinciding with the International Pop exhibition at the Philadelphia Art Museum, International House Philadelphia is hosting an evening with Derek Boshier to talk about his cinematic shorts. Boshier's 1960s paintings gained renown as part of the second generation of British Pop art. In the early 1970s, with help from a new initiative of the British Arts Council, Boshier began experimenting with cinema, producing a series of short films that, as art historian Alex Kitnick has noted, “pair Pop imagery with an acute understanding of the conventions and limits of the filmic apparatus—an interest shared by other filmmakers in London at this time such as Peter Gidal and Malcolm Le Grice.”

Short films titled Reel, Link, Change and Circle will be screened along with the documentary film Pop Goes the Easel. Originally produced for broadcast on BBC television, the documentary portrays a coterie of hip, young British painters and creates a key early image of Swinging London. The film features Peter Blake, Derek Boshier, Pauline Boty and Peter Philips as they dance, frolic and discuss the connections between their art and pop culture.

The event is free to attend. Click here to RSVP.