It was born in Florence in 2008 and since several years it collaborated with institutions, art centers, school of arts and Universities in Italy and abroad.
The project is organized in:
- LO SCHERMO DELL’ARTE CINEMA AND CONTEMPORARY ART FESTIVAL an annual appointment held in Florence to present artists’ films, documentaries about contemporary art, video installations and encounters with artists, authors and curators.
- VISIO European Programme on Artists’ Moving Images a research and residency programme dedicated to artists under 35 who use moving images in their artistic practice. Twelve participants are selected every year through an open call organized in collaboration with some of Europe’s leading art academies, schools and artist residencies. It has been held in Florence within the context of the Festival since 2012.
- FEATURE EXPANDED European Art Film Strategies a six months training program for visual artists that are developing and producing their first feature film. In partnership with HOME Manchester and supported by Creative Europe/MEDIA.
- PROJECTS a series of films screenings addressed to institutions, contemporary art museums, universities and schools of art.
- PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION of artists’ films in the Italian network.
- ARCHIVE on line archive of films presented during the various editions of the Festival with credits and synopsis.
Among the many artists hosted by the Festival:
Doug Aitken, Francis Alÿs, Yuri Ancarani, Gabriele Basilico, Riccardo Benassi, Pierre Bismuth, Libia Castro, Phil Collins, Jeremy Deller, Rä di Martino, Omer Fast, Anna Franceschini, Dani Gal, Yervant Gianikian e Angela Ricci Lucchi, Peter Greenaway, Joseph Grima, Assaf Gruber, Joana Hadjithomas, Marine Hugonnier, Runa Islam, Alfredo Jaar, Isaac Julien, Hassan Khan, Mark Lewis, Jumana Manna, Diego Marcon, Masbedo, Elena Mazzi, Sarah Morris, Deimantas Narkevicius, Rosalind Nashashibi, Shirin Neshat, Melik Ohanian, Adrian Paci, Philippe Parreno, Martial Raysse, Julian Rosefeldt, Roee Rosen, Anjalika Sagar/The Otolith Group, Simon Starling, Hito Steyerl, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Robert Trafford/Forensic Architecture, Luca Trevisani, Luca Vitone, Phillip Warnell, Jane e Louise Wilson, Zapruder.
Lo schermo dell’arte receives support from MIBACT – Direzione generale Cinema e audiovisivo, Regione Toscana, Comune di Firenze, Fondazione CR Firenze, Cinema La Compagnia
Assistant to the artistic director
Coordinator VISIO European Programme on Artists’ Moving Images
Promotion and relations with schools
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