OUT OF PRINT
Koenig Books, London, 2008
out of print
With documents, publications, film posters and visuals, the exhibition presents Mekas (who lives and works in New York) as initiator and mediator, film curator and film critic. In 1955 he co-founded the journal Film Culture, from 1962 on he organised the Film-Makers’ Co-operative, and likewise from 1964 on the Film-Makers’ Cinematheque; since then he has curated film programmes showcasing avant-garde and underground films.
Since the 1960s Jonas Mekas has developed his own distinctive style which arose from his many years of documenting his daily life and the passing events with a small hand-held camera – a Bolex.