In conjunction with its multi-part project Person of the Crowd: The Contemporary Art of Flânerie, The Barnes Foundation presents a screening of Woody Allen’s Oscar-winning film, Midnight in Paris (2011). The film features a man on a trip in Paris who begins taking midnight walks through the city and finds himself transported to the 1920s, into a social circle that includes artists Dalí, Eliot, Matisse, Picasso, and Gertrude and Leo Stein. Martha Lucy, The Barnes’ deputy director for education and public programs, will introduce the film by discussing Barnes’ friendship with the historical figures depicted in the film.
Person of the Crowd is a multi-part project that captures city life through a gallery exhibition, newly commissioned public installations and performances, and citizen-created photos and videos. Featuring over 50 artists, including leading female and minority artists Marina Abramović, Jenny Holzer, Zhang Huan, and the Guerilla Girls, the project invites audiences to become contemporary flâneurs through activities such as photography and walking tours.