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If you visit the exhibition you can enjoy an audiovisual screening showing Alex Katz as he creates, working in his study and producing January 3, also currently on display in gallery 105.

The film in question is Five Hours, directed by Vivien Bittencourt and Vincent Katz in 1996; it captures, in images and without dialogue, the essence of Katz by videotaping him at work during this creative moment lasting for five hours, hence the title. The unmistakable style of the landscape and Katz’s portrait takes on life to the music of the soundtrack by the composer and artist, Meredith Monk. Duration: 20 minutes.

Here you can enjoy a taste of the screening, courtesy of the Checkerboard Film Foundation.