Streaming on demand of 3 documentaries about contemporary art selected among the most-viewed films of the 13th edition of Lo schermo dell’arte.
They’re part of All I Watch for Christmas, programme by the platform PiùCompagnia that includes more than 30 films available with a single pass at €9,90. With the support of Comune di Firenze, Inverno Fiorentino.
*STREAMING AVAILABLE ONLY FROM ITALY*
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by Virpi Suutari, Finland, 2020, 103’
vo: English, Finnish, French, German, Russian, Italian, Swedish; sub: Italian
A documentary about the life and career of one of the great architect and designer Alvar Aalto and his first wife Aino, with unpublished archival materials. The couple’s iconic creations defined Scandinavian design. An exchange of letters between the two Finnish architects is alternated by images of some works by Aalto, united by the importance of light and a close relationship with nature, an architecture on a human scale.
Available from December 24 to December 31, 2020
by Serge July, Daniel Ablin, France, 2018, 52’
vo: French; sub: Italian
In this documentary, well-known French artist JR traces his artistic career: from New York to Shanghai, from Palestine to the border between United States and Mexico, where JR intervened with his gigantic photographs, involving artists and inhabitants of the area in the belief that art can help change the world.
Available from December 24, 2020 to January 6, 2021
Spit Earth: Who Is Jordan Wolfson?
by James Crump, US, 2020, 55’
vo: English; sub: Italian
The film will be introduced by a conversation between James Crump and Silvia Lucchesi, director of Lo schermo dell’arte
Jordan Wolfson is a controversial artist whose disturbing and provocative works elicit extreme reactions from both his critics and supporters. Through the use of technologies such as virtual reality, animation and robotic models, Wolfson’s works raise issues that affect contemporary society: homophobia, misogyny, racism, nationalism, anti-Semitism and violence.
Available from December 24, 2020 to January 24, 2021
James Crump in conversation with Silvia Lucchesi, director of Lo schermo dell’arte