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Press Release: Art21 Releases New Film: “Richard Misrach: Never the Same”

Art21 Releases New Film: “Richard Misrach: Never the Same”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, April 28, 2022

New York, New York – Art21 is proud to announce the premiere of “Richard Misrach: Never the Same” on May 11 at 12:00 PM ET. The third 2022 release of Art21’s digital film series, Extended Play, “Richard Misrach: Never the Same” offers a look into the work and creative process of the American photographer.

“I know the viewer can’t think what I’m thinking, and that’s fine,” says Richard Misrach of his work. “But I wanted everything here to have a conceptual foundation. 50 years looking back, I realize I needed beauty in my life.” While at work in the San Francisco Bay Area, photographer Richard Misrach reflects on his decades-long career, realizing that there is still more to learn about photography and himself after all this time.

“Richard’s way of working was immensely inspiring to us as documentarians. We saw ourselves reflected in his process,” say Ava Wiland and Rafael Salazar Moreno, the film’s directors. “To him, the distance of time, and the editing process, reveal entirely new ideas and meaning.”

Join Art21 for a virtual public program on Monday, May 16 at 2:00 PM E.T.  Following a screening of the new film, Richard Misrach will be joined by his wife, Myriam Misrach, and the film’s directors, Ava Wiland and Rafael Salazar Moreno, for a conversation and Q&A. Register to attend at https://a21.tv/3EO9qHM.

Art21’s Extended Play (formerly known as Exclusive) digital series provides unmediated, behind-the-scenes access to today’s leading artists. Through process-revealing footage and intimate interviews, these curatorially-driven films chronicle a diverse scale of international projects, ranging from major commissions to exploratory sketches. Produced in close collaboration with artists, Extended Play uncovers the provocative ideas, timely cultural influences, and biographical anecdotes that inspire the artists featured throughout the series.

Tune in to “Richard Misrach: Never the Same” on May 11, 2022 at 12PM ET at Art21.org and on Art21’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/art21org. To learn more email Art21 Manager of Communications, Hannah DeGarmo, at [email protected].  

About Art21

Art21 is a celebrated global leader in presenting thought-provoking and sophisticated content about contemporary art, and the go-to place to learn first-hand from the artists of our time. A nonprofit organization, Art21’s mission is to inspire a more creative world through the works and words of contemporary artists. Learn more at Art21.org.