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What would you like to ask David Cronenberg?

July 5th, 2006

In conjunction with the AGO’s new exhibition Andy Warhol/Supernova: Stars, Deaths and Disasters 1962-1964, guest curated exclusively for the AGO by David Cronenberg, the acclaimed film director will be taking questions from some members of the local blogging community. The AGO would like to know what would you like to ask David Cronenberg. Submit your question to the comments section below and several of the selected questions will be answered. We will post some of the answers in the coming weeks.

  • http://joeclark.org/weblogs/ Joe Clark

    What I would like to ask is: How is this mechanism any different from the process of filtering questions from the unwashed masses through a PR apparatchik?

    If David Cronenberg wants real dialogue, he can set up his own blog. At some point the AGO is going to have to figure out that blogging is not about a star system (inviting *some* bloggers to opening galas, for example, or answering questions “from some members of the local blogging community,” itself a patronizing catchphrase).

    And among the many technical failures of this blog is its reliance on a CAPTCHA, which guarantees that no blind person will ever be able to write a comment on this blog.

  • http://joeclark.org/weblogs/ Joe Clark

    What I would like to ask is: How is this mechanism any different from the process of filtering questions from the unwashed masses through a PR apparatchik?

    If David Cronenberg wants real dialogue, he can set up his own blog. At some point the AGO is going to have to figure out that blogging is not about a star system (inviting *some* bloggers to opening galas, for example, or answering questions “from some members of the local blogging community,” itself a patronizing catchphrase).

    And among the many technical failures of this blog is its reliance on a CAPTCHA, which guarantees that no blind person will ever be able to write a comment on this blog.

  • Alex T

    Why the negativity Joe Clark? I do not see how it is any different from programs like the Globe and Mail’s website which has questions submitted. I love the idea.

    I have a question for David Cronenberg. Does he approach putting an art show together the same way he does a film? And did he take into account the way Warhol put his art exhibits together when he did this show?

  • Alex T

    Why the negativity Joe Clark? I do not see how it is any different from programs like the Globe and Mail’s website which has questions submitted. I love the idea.

    I have a question for David Cronenberg. Does he approach putting an art show together the same way he does a film? And did he take into account the way Warhol put his art exhibits together when he did this show?

  • student X

    Okay, so we appreciate the art gallery’s making this a special exhibition and all… but they really were stingy with the art this time around! There is simply not enough Warhol…the only way that you may extend your viewing pleasure would be by seeing it again.. and again … and again… and again… kind of like the frame images… :)

  • student X

    Okay, so we appreciate the art gallery’s making this a special exhibition and all… but they really were stingy with the art this time around! There is simply not enough Warhol…the only way that you may extend your viewing pleasure would be by seeing it again.. and again … and again… and again… kind of like the frame images… :)

  • Rusty

    When is _Stereo_ coming out on DVD?

  • Rusty

    When is _Stereo_ coming out on DVD?

  • http://www.seemsartless.com/index.php?pic=735 David Sky

    I too have a question for Mr. Cronenberg. As we all know, Andy Warhol said “In the future everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes”, and the exhibit delves into that. But now it seems possible that “In the future anyone will be world famous for a maximum of 15 minutes”.

    Do you think the big Corporation star-making machine will continue to invest so much money to make people world famous? George Lucas recently predicted that the average cost of a movie in 2025 would be $15 million. Bad for business, perhaps, but good for art?

  • http://www.seemsartless.com/index.php?pic=735 David Sky

    I too have a question for Mr. Cronenberg. As we all know, Andy Warhol said “In the future everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes”, and the exhibit delves into that. But now it seems possible that “In the future anyone will be world famous for a maximum of 15 minutes”.

    Do you think the big Corporation star-making machine will continue to invest so much money to make people world famous? George Lucas recently predicted that the average cost of a movie in 2025 would be $15 million. Bad for business, perhaps, but good for art?

  • Akira

    Why aren’t there any real film schools in “North Hollywood”?

  • Akira

    Why aren’t there any real film schools in “North Hollywood”?

  • phillip hobson

    can you please make your next film on “the life of vincent price”

  • phillip hobson

    can you please make your next film on “the life of vincent price”

  • Pearl S.

    I found it to be fascinating and compact as an exhibit.

    Did you know already so much about Warhol, just from personal knowledge, or when you were asked to curate the exhibit, did you yourself go out and read up as much about Andy as you could, view as many of his films and as much of his artwork as possible in order to provide the running commentary alongside the exhibit?

  • Pearl S.

    I found it to be fascinating and compact as an exhibit.

    Did you know already so much about Warhol, just from personal knowledge, or when you were asked to curate the exhibit, did you yourself go out and read up as much about Andy as you could, view as many of his films and as much of his artwork as possible in order to provide the running commentary alongside the exhibit?