This Week in the Arts Department: Arts & Answers with Anton Perich, Art Waves with Jake Yuzna and Samuel Jamier

Thursday, June 30, 2011: This week's Arts & Answers features an interview with artist Anton Perich. Perich operates in a variety of media including paint, photography, film and video. After beginning his career as an 8mm filmmaker and curator of a French underground avant-garde film series, he moved to New York where his photography landed him a job with Andy Warhol's "Interview" magazine. He abandoned film in favor of video in the early 70s and with one of the first portable video cameras shot a documentary detailing the poetry and philosophy of Muhammad Ali as he constructed his training camp leading up to the fight with George Foreman. Anthology Film Archives will play the long lost movie this Friday evening. For more information check out

Friday, July 1, 2011: Tune in for a film series filled Art Waves. First, Jake Yuzna, curator of the upcoming "Assault of Reality" film series at the Museum of Art & Design. The program juxtaposes different types of moving images in an examination of the place, function and definition of 'cinema.' For more information go to

Second, we have Samuel Jamier, the curator of the 2011 incarnation of the Japan Cuts film festival at the Japan Society. The interview touches on the history and mission of the festival, as well as the present state of Japanese Cinema both at home and abroad. For more info go to: