Strangelove’s Weegee is an exhibition of photographs by American tabloid photographer, Weegee, taken on the set of Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. The exhibition also includes publicity stills, posters, lobby cards and other material related to the film. The exhibition explores Weegee’s tabloid aesthetics and Kubrick’s interest in them. Among the photographs taken by Weegee on the film set are fight scenes in the War Room, including the famous pie fight cut by Kubrick from the final version of the film. Curated by John O’Brian.
Model Opera features a suite of images by Chinese photographer Zhang Yaxin that vividly record the actors and scenery of the Communist Party-sanctioned “model operas” staged during the latter part of the Cultural Revolution. Yaxin, who also served as chief photographer of the Communist Party leaders, devoted eight years of his life to photographing the operas, which assembled China’s best playwrights and performers. His photographs were disseminated extensively within China on posters, stamps and craftworks. Facilitated by Helga Pakasaar.