Death & The Art World



“Isle of the Dead
has a pretty simple plot line:  the credit crisis kills the art world and its players, who reemerge as zombies in an alternative movement inspired only by art from the past. The film begins with sweeping shots of dead bodies splayed out in front of the Met, Guggenheim, and Whitney museums, plus a strip of galleries in Chelsea, and ends with a zombie uprising on Governors Island, where the zombies congregate for a sing-along to the Bryan Adams classic, “Summer of ‘69.”
The movie is an art project coordinated between Creative Time and The Bruce High Quality Foundation, and it’s playing in an old movie theater on Governors Island all summer.

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