10:08 AM

UST Film Screening “The Price of Everything”


"The film dives deep into the contemporary art world, holding a mirror up to our values and our times – where everything can be bought and sold."

UST Affinity Group ArtHaüs, under the auspices of the Office of Residence Life, will host a movie screening of The Price of Everything. The f documentary explores the relationships between money/consumerism and how it interfaces with contemporary art. According to HBO, the film dives deep into the contemporary art world, holding a mirror up to our values and our times – where everything can be bought and sold.

“You Can’t Make this Stuff Up”

The film should not be missed. A viewer, Larry B, wrote a YouTube comment summing up the film and cast of characters, “One of the BEST documentaries I have ever seen. Very entertaining with astonishing interviews, crazy characters – an eye-popping look at the insane NY art scene, filled with gallery agent-sharks, world class narcissists, screwy collectors, artists…YOU COULDN’T MAKE THIS STUFF UP…

The screening and artist panel discussion begins at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 21 in Cullen Hall. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and food and drink (21+ bring ID) is available. All are welcome. RSVP: (http://bit.ly/poefilm)

Artists Panel Discussion

Along with the screening is a panel discussion with five local artists, gallery owners and curators after the movie. The discussion moderator is ArtHaüs leader, Elena Karaytcheva.

  1. Matt Johns (https://www.mattercreativestudio.com/): Owns his own studio, Matter Creative, and is will known in the Houston art community for his ability and was selected for his experiential approach to the way he designs his work.
  2. Apama Strickland (http://galleryamps.com/): Owner of “gallery a.m.p.s.”. Has been involved in the Houston art scene for a very long time. She actually works as an insurance agent by day so that she does not have to compromise the integrity of the art she creates and supports.
  3. Julia Fuentes – Mexican folk artist. She is one of the best painters of alebrijes (brightly colored Mexican folk art sculptures of fantastical mythical creatures. She is the daughter of renowned artisans Epifanio Fuentes and Laurencia Santiago.
  4. Ezla Lewis is a fashion designer from Yokosuka Japan who moved to Houston 3 l/2 years ago. He opened Palacose in Humble. His dream is to globalize his brand and launch a corporate fashion house in Houston.

Cullen Hall is located at 4001 Mt. Vernon. Parking is available in Moran Center, 3807 Graustark, for $5.

What is an Affinity Group at UST?

“Affinity groups are groups of students who live together, united around a common interest for the purposes of growing in community,” Ana Alicia Lopez, director of the Office of Residence Life, said. “These common interest based groups are not faith-based. There are two this year – ArtHaüs, which centers on art and Aquinas Knights, whose common interest is video gaming. The affinity groups meet once a week, eat meals together twice a month and they live together. ArtHaüs members live in one apartment and has members who don’t live with them.”