White Noise. Beleza da Beleza
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Sessões Contínuas: Beleza da Beleza
Edifício Guilherme Cossoul
On Good Friday, À pala de Walsh, Galeria Germinal and White Noise continue their screening programme at S.i.Guilherme Cossoul in an event programmed by White Noise and dedicated to painting, but not only within catholic frames: Bi no Bi (Beauty of Beauty, 1974 -77) by Kijû Yoshida, Jackson Pollock 51 (1951) by Hans Namuth and Paul Falkenberg, Painter (1995) by Paul McCarthy, and, finally, Color Me Blood Red (1965) by Herschell Gordon Lewis.
Beauty of Beauty is a set of short documentaries directed by Kijû Yoshida for television, studying the greatest masters of western painting over a period of three years in which he travelled all over the world and exiled himself from cinema and his notorious fiction works, including Kaigenrei (Coup d'Etat, 1973), Erosu purasu gyakusatsu (Eros + Massacre, 1969) and Jôen (The Affair, 1967). The selection for this screening includes episodes on the work of Bosch, Goya, Delacroix, Van Gogh and Cézanne, a long sequence that will last around six hours at Sala Raul Solnado, in which the spectator can enter and leave the room at any time. This will be a rare opportunity to watch these documentaries in Portugal and with Portuguese subtitles that were carefully translated by Miguel Patrício (White Noise) specifically for this screening.
Jackson Pollock 51 and Painter are presented in the Library, during the same time and in loop. The first one is a portrait of Pollock, one of the exponents of the Abstract Expressionism, through his performances around the canvas, which here are considered as the space for action – then called action paintings. In Painter, artist Paul McCarthy uses comedy and the grotesque to reveal anxieties and frustrations in the routine of a modern painter, while he ironizes about the art world and Art History. Color Me Blood Red is the film that closes the night at Sala Raul Solnado. Herschell Gordon Lewis, the Godfather of Gore, directs this film neglected by the fans of the genre but that is one of his most balanced and corrosive films. Knowing Lewis’ work, it is not difficult to guess what kind of medicine will solve the creative crisis of the painter that the film is following.
The day ends with an informal meeting at the library, between wine, cigarettes and with the music selected by João Lameira (À Pala de Walsh).


03:00 PM – 08:45 PM
Beauty of Beauty (Bi no Bi, 1974-77), Kijû Yoshida, Sala Raul Solnado

03:00 PM – 03:50 PM
Cezanne – The Gaze of a Loner
03:50 PM – 04:40 PM
Delacroix or the Paradox of Romanticism
04:40 PM – 05:55 PM
Goya: The Wizard of Spain
05:55 PM – 07:35 PM
Van Gogh
07:35 PM – 08:45 PM
Bosch: The Painter of the Fantastic

03:00 PM – 08:45 PM
Jackson Pollock 51 (Hans Namuth, Paul Falkenberg, 1951) / Painter (Paul McCarthy, 1995), Library [both in loop]

09:00 PM – 10h30 PM
Color me Blood Red (Herschell Gordon Lewis, 1965), Sala Raul Solnado

10:45 PM – 00:00 PM
Wine, Cigarettes and Surprises, Library and Germinal Gallery

Free admission for all the events. For educational purposes only.

The Beauty of Beauty series is screened in the original Japanese version subtitled in Portuguese. All the other films are presented in the original version in English without subtitles.

For more information, please go to the event page at Facebook.

Production: À pala de Walsh, Galeria Germinal and White Noise
Support: S.i.Guilherme Cossoul
© White Noise 2016