The Butcher's Shop 
Filmmaker Philip Haas, a successful interlocutor between film and the visual arts known for both his groundbreaking documentaries and feature films (Angels and Insects, 1995), returns to the visual arts with an ambitious new project. Paired projections reveal the social and aesthetic context of Annibale Carracci's late 16th-century painting The Butcher's Shop now in the collection of the Kimbell Art Museum. One screen shows the perspective of the artist eyeing the butchers, and the other that of his subjects, who jocularly interact with the painter and the bustling world around him. Haas evokes the chiaroscuro of the period's aesthetics and the formal precision of the painter's work while giving us clues to the social context of Carracci's age.
Curated by Noah Cowan and Francisco Alvarez, presented in partnership with Royal Ontario Museum's Institute of Contemporary Culture, The Spirit House, main floor, ROM 100 Queen's Park. September 4 through 13, from Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
2008 Screening Schedule