Arts

Marcel Dzama: Mischief Makes A Move

When: Thursdays, Fridays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through Oct. 18 2015

What do you get when four Canadians and one founding member of Sonic Youth collaborate? Not your average cuppa tea. Instead, you take a long, cool drink of something from the Dadaist bottle via the art film Une Danse des Bouffons. Directed by Canadian-born Marcel Dzama, it stars Kim Gordon, who not only played bass in Sonic Youth forever but is also a respected visual artist in her own right. Music for the black-and-white film was composed by Arcade Fire's Will Butler, Jeremy Gara and Tim Kingsbury. This silent production was inspired by an ill-fated love affair between Marcel Duchamp and the Brazilian sculptor Maria Martins. She elected to remain with her husband; Duchamp was left in the lurch. One party always loses. In the film, Duchamp is held captive and has to recite chess moves in order to escape -- which links the flick to the larger exhibition of his work, Mischief Makes a Move. The exhibit opens at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 14, at the World Chess Hall of Fame (4652 Maryland Avenue; 314-367-9243 or www.worldchesshof.org). The show remains up through Sunday, October 18, and the gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is a suggested $5 donation.

Alex Weir

Price: $5 suggested donation