This Saturday, June 4th, Torrance Art Museum will present the North American premiere of Shaun Gladwell’s most recent film, “Skaters vs Minimalism”, starring Rodney Mullen, Hillary Thompson and Jesus Esteban.
Shaun Gladwell will be unveiling his largest work yet, “Skateboarders vs Minimalism”, in its North American premiere at the Torrance Art Museum. In this latest work, one of the world’s greatest skateboarders, Rodney Mullen, skates and grinds on and over iconic American Minimalist sculptures. Well-known sculptural forms by Donald Judd, Carl Andre and Dan Flavin are launched upon and flipped off by the legendary skateboarder within a museum environment in a video scored by the music of Philip Glass. Gladwell’s work plays on a series of videos that Mullen made in the 90s entitled “Rodney Mullen vs…”
This unique video work will be screened in its entirety inside the main gallery at the Torrance Art Museum where it was filmed.
Accompanying the premiere, the Torrance Art Museum is staging a day of skateboarding demos, skate videos and music by Variflex C3s, featuring artists/skateboarders Hagop Najarian, Lance Mountain and Mark Waters.
The event is free and open to the public.
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