54th New York Film Festival poster revealed

2016 design is by Apichatpong Weerasethakul.

by Anne-Katrin Titze

2016 New York Film Festival poster - Apichatpong Weerasethakul
2016 New York Film Festival poster - Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Cemetery Of Splendor director Apichatpong Weerasethakul has designed the 54th New York Film Festival poster to join the ranks of Laurie Anderson, Andy Warhol, Bruce Conner, Richard Avedon, David Hockney, Robert Rauschenberg, Diane Arbus, Martin Scorsese, Julian Schnabel, Jeff Bridges, Maurice Pialat, John Baldessari, Cindy Sherman and Laurie Simmons.

Bruce Conner's Angels (1986) at MoMA in New York City
Bruce Conner's Angels (1986) at MoMA in New York City Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Ava DuVernay’s documentary The 13th will open the festival, Mike Mills' 20th Century Women starring Annette Bening with Billy Crudup, Elle Fanning, Lucas Jade Zumann and Greta Gerwig is the centrepiece and James Gray's The Lost City Of Z with Sienna Miller, Robert Pattinson, Tom Holland and Charlie Hunnam is the Closing Night Gala selection.

“Apichatpong Weerasethakul is more than just a ‘logical’ choice to do our poster—he’s one of the world’s greatest filmmakers and he works in the visual arts,” said New York Film Festival Director Kent Jones. “I knew that he would send us something extraordinary: a beautifully wrought, self-contained little world. The more you concentrate on the image, the more detail you see, and the further your dream extends. The NYFF has had many great posters designed by a long list of great artists, but this is one of the very best.”

The 54th New York Film Festival will run from September 30 through October 16.

Bruce Conner: It's All True is on view at the Museum of Modern Art in New York through October 2, 2016. Conner, in 1965, was the third artist selected to design the New York Film Festival poster following Larry Rivers and Saul Bass.

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