A series set in the art world with episodes directed by Rick Alverson, Alex Ross Perry and more
The Sixth YearAnthology Film Archives (32 2nd Avenue, New York, NY) Map it $10
Set in the New York art world, THE SIXTH YEAR appropriates and re-interprets the popular format of the TV series by way of artistic collaboration. The screenplay, which reveals the art world’s backstage relationships and intrigues by way of a fictionalized narrative, is written by Jay Chung and Q Takeki Maeda, while every episode is directed by a different artist or filmmaker, including Rick Alverson, Dustin Guy Defa, Loretta Fahrenholz, Nick Mauss, Ken Okiishi, and Alex Ross Perry. Additional artists have contributed props and other elements.
With a small exhibition space on the Lower East Side functioning as its anchor point, THE SIXTH YEAR theatricalizes the social interactions and power games, the aspirations, passions, and everyday realities of the field. This theatrical premiere showcases the complete season.