Kasper König's Address Book - Claes Oldenburg, Nicole Eisenman
by Corinna Belz, Germany 2014, 26'
CAMERA: Piotr Rosolowski PRODUCER: Birgit Schulz
EDITING: Christian Becker, Ole Heller PRODUCTION: Bildersturm Filmproduktion GmbH
MUSIC: Laurence Owen, Christoph Hillmann, Andreas Henze LANGUAGE: German, English 
SOUND: Jule Cramer, David Wesemann, Diego Reiwald  

Schermo dell'Arte - Archivio Film
Presented at Lo Schermo dell’Arte Film Festival 2015

Kasper König, famous international curator, built a vast network of relationships by constantly updating the address book of artists whom he supported and promoted. The director and König lead us on a trip through the creative universe of two of these artists and their ateliers: Claes Oldenburg and Nicole Eisenman, in New York. The film shows the art world from an unusual perspective, enriched by the intellectual curiosity of the critic and curator. König’s meeting with Oldenburg renews his relationship with one of his favorite artists. Since his first trip to America in 1966, the the same year he curated the sculptor’s one-man show in Stockholm, the intellectual and personal relationship between the two has grown, through mutual and continuous confrontation. Always mindful of younger generations, he also visits Nicole Eisenman, whom he invited to Manifesta10 in 2014. Through intellectual and personal exchanges, the artist helps paint a portrait of the critic. 

Corinna Belz 
Studied philosophy, art history and media at Cologne, Zurich and Berlin. She works as a TV, producer and scriptwriter. Her two films on Gerhard Richter won important prizes; the second one was screened at Filmforum New York and distributed to 68 American cities. 

Selected Filmography
2011 Gerhard Richter - Painting 2008 Gerhard Richter Das Kolner Domfenster 2002 Ein anderes Amerika 2001 Leben nach Microsoft

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