Our Vampires, Our Selves: Immigrants, Desire, Fear

  • When: October 13, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Where: NYU Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Film Center 36 E 8th St
  • Summary: Screening of "NYSFERATU | Symphony of a Century" followed by a conversation with artist Andrea Mastrovito, and NYU religious studies professors Simran Jeet Singh and Angela Zito.
  • Details:

    OCTOBER 13 | 6:00pm
    NYU Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Film Center, Theater 200
    36 E 8th St

    Screening of “NYSFERATU | Symphony of a Century” followed by a conversation: ‘Our Vampires, Our Selves: Immigrants, Desire, Fear’ with filmmaker Andrea Mastrovito and NYU religious studies scholars Simran Jeet Singh and Angela Zito.
    F.W. Murneau’s 1922 silent classic Nosferatu, gets re-animated as an allegory for the immigration crisis today. Now set in NYC, it flips the script of Dracula as hated Other, creating a platform for our immigrant neighbors to tell the story of how xenophobia affects them.
    RSVP does not guarantee admission – first come, first seated.  Doors open 5:45pm and guests must queue outside the facility

    Co-sponsored by NYU Religious Studies, NYU Cinema Studies, and the NYU Center for Media Culture and History

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    Andrea Mastrovito

    Andrea Mastrovito (b. 1978) is a New York based, Italian-born artist whose artistic path snakes through the reinvention of drawing and swings from his studio to the audience through public performances and installations. He is the 2007 recipient of the New York Prize, 2012 recipient of the Moroso Prize, the 2016 recipient of the Ermanno Casoli Prize. Solo exhibitions include N’importe ou hors du monde, Chateaux de la Drome (2015), France; Here the Dreamer Sleep, Andersen Museum, Rome (2015); At The End of the Line, GAMEC, Bergamo (2014); and Le Cinque Giornate, Museo del Novecento, Milan (2011). His works have also been included in numerous group exhibitions across Europe and United States including: Museum of Art and Design, New York, MAXXI National Museum of the 21st century and Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome; Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester; B.P.S. 22, Charleroi; Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts, Lausanne.  www.andreamastrovito.com

    More Art

    More Art is a New York-based nonprofit organization that fosters collaborations between professional artists and communities to create public art and educational programs that inspire social justice. We prioritize community participation, and approach critical issues respectfully and poignantly, while encouraging solutions-based dialogue and action. Projects are anchored by sustainable collaborations with grassroots organizations addressing social justice issues specific to their communities. Since its inception in 2004, More Art has presented 40+ indoor and outdoor public art installations and screenings in locations including Union Square, Sunset Park, and the West 4th Subway Station, among many others, with the world’s most renowned contemporary artists, including Andres Serrano, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Joan Jonas, Pablo Helguera, and Ernesto Pujol. www.moreart.org