From 1979 to 1980, Rainer Werner Fassbinder created the monumental film Berlin Alexanderplatz for television, based on Alfred Döblin’s 1929 novel of the same name. Consisting of 13 episodes and an epilogue, the film runs a total of 15 hours and 39 minutes. For this exhibition, the episodes and epilogue of Berlin Alexanderplatz will be screened in permanent loop in 14 separate rooms, with the complete work shown in chronological order and in full on a central large screen. Visitors can thus view Berlin Alexanderplatz as they please, with the entrance ticket entitling holders to repeat visits. The parallel screening of all the episodes in a single setting will highlight Fassbinder’s impressive visual idiom and his artistically challenging, free, and innovative use of images.
October 21, 2007–January 2008
Opening Event: Sunday, October 21, 2007
Presented by P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in Partnership with Carnegie Hall.
Admission: $5 suggested donation; $2 for students and senior citizens; free for MoMA members and MoMA admission ticket holders. The MoMA ticket must be presented at P.S.1 within 30 days of date on ticket and is not valid during P.S.1 events or benefits
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