Film and Video Program

Macho Man, Tell It
To My Heart:
Collected by Julie Ault

December 5, 2013 – February 20, 2014

Curated by Jason Simon, with Julie Ault

December 19, 7pm

Artists Space Books & Talks
55 Walker Street
New York
NY 10013

Introduction by Tim Rollins & Rick Savinon

Kids of Survival: The Art and Life of Tim Rollins & K.O.S., 1996
Dayna Goldfine and Dan Geller, 87min

Filmed in the South Bronx studio workshop of Tim Rollins & K.O.S. over the course of three years, Kids of Survival portrays the workings of this combined classroom and art studio during the production of some of their most celebrated suites of paintings and sculptures. In 1981, Rollins opened the workshop to the students of Intermediate School 52, many of whom had few creative opportunities in their severely disenfranchised neighborhood. By the mid-1980s - out of a network of roughly seventy participating students to date - a core group populated this film, including Victor Llanos, Carlos Rivera, Angel Abreu, and Rick Savinon, all long-standing members of K.O.S. Rollins’ work with K.O.S. began while he was getting a Masters in Education at New York University, and just two years after he co-founded Group Material. It is Rollins’s dual effectiveness in teaching and art-making, and his fusing them into a singular process, that makes his project such a breathtaking story.

This program is preceded by Cinema Elaine.

Still from Kids of Survival: The Art and Life of Tim Rollins & K.O.S., 1996
Dayna Goldfine and Dan Geller, 87min

Still from Kids of Survival: The Art and Life of Tim Rollins & K.O.S., 1996
Dayna Goldfine and Dan Geller, 87min

Related Exhibition: Macho Man, Tell It To My Heart: Collected by Julie Ault
November 24, 2013 – February 23, 2014

Related Material:
Jason Simon & Danh Vo
Cinema Elaine, 2013
HD Video, 1 minute