A program of art films and documentaries dedicated to contemporary art
Cineporti of Puglia, Lecce
October 6 – 8 2015

The programme, financed by Apulia Film Commission, is curated by Lo Schermo dell’Arte Film Festival in collaboration with Associazione Culturale Assay, will present eight films, in their original language, with Italian subtitles: documentaries on protagonists of the international art scene such as William Kentridge and Anish Kapoor; and films produced by artists whose work is characterized by an innovative and original use of moving images, such as Yuri Ancarani, Flatform, Doug Aitken and Luca Bolognesi.

The screenings will be introduced by Silvia Lucchesi, director of Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival, Davide Giannella, curator of the exhibition “Glitch. Interferences between art and cinema”, held at PAC Milano (2014), and by artist Yuri Ancarani, winner of numerous international Festivals.

A program of art films and documentaries dedicated to contemporary art
Cineporti of Puglia, Lecce
October 6 – 8 2015

All films are shown in original language with subtitles in Italian.
Free admission


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[mini-icon icon=”time”] Tuesday October 6
7.00 pm
Introduction by Silvia Lucchesi, directrix of Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival, and Yuri Ancarani, artist and director

7.30 pm
[button link=”″ size=”small” target=”_blank” style=”light” lightbox=”true” ]William Kentridge Anything Is Possible[/button]
by Susan Sollins, Charles Atlas, USA, 2010, 54′

8.45 pm
Trilogia by Yuri Ancarani
[button link=”″ size=”small” target=”_blank” style=”light” lightbox=”true” ]Il capo[/button]
Italy, 2010, 15’
[button link=”″ size=”small” target=”_blank” style=”light” lightbox=”true” ]Piattaforma Luna[/button]
Italy, 2011, 25’
[button link=”″ size=”small” target=”_blank” style=”light” lightbox=”true” ]Da Vinci[/button]
Italy, 2012, 25’

Will follow Q&A with Yuri Ancarani

[mini-icon icon=”time”] Wednesday October 7
7.00 pm
Introduction by Silvia Lucchesi and Davide Giannella, curator of the exhibition
Glitch. Interferences between art and cinema, PAC, Milano, 2014

7.30 pm
[button link=”″ size=”small” target=”_blank” style=”light” lightbox=”true” ]Trento Symphonia[/button]
by Flatform, Italy/France, 2014, 20′

8.00 pm
[button link=”″ size=”small” target=”_blank” style=”light” lightbox=”true” ]Station to Station[/button]
by Doug Aitken, USA, 2014, 71′

Will follow Q&A with Davide Giannella

[mini-icon icon=”time”] Thursday October 8
7.00 pm
Introduction by Silvia Lucchesi – Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival

7.30 pm
[button link=”″ size=”small” target=”_blank” style=”light” lightbox=”true” ]The World According to Kapoor[/button]
by Heinz Peter Schwerfel, France/UK, 2011, 52′

8.40 pm
[button link=”″ size=”small” target=”_blank” style=”light” lightbox=”true” ]Ladies and Gentlemen[/button]
by Luca Bolognesi, Italy, 2011, 21′

Will follow Q&A with Silvia Lucchesi



Lo schermo dell’arte at Palazzo Strozzi

Lo schermo dell’arte and Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi present Les statues meurent aussi by Chris Marker and Alain Resnais, and It For Others by Duncan Campbell. The program is organized within the Estate Fiorentina 2015, and on the occasion of the exhibition Sculpture Also Die (Strozzina, Palazzo Strozzi, until July 26). The films will be introduced by Lorenzo Benedetti, curator of the exhibition, and Silvia Lucchesi, director of Lo Schermo dell’Arte Film Festival.

[button link=”″ size=”small” target=”_blank” style=”light” lightbox=”true” ]Les Statues meurent aussi[/button] by Alain Resnais, Chris Marker and Ghislain Cloquet, France, 1953, 30’
[button link=”″ size=”small” target=”_blank” style=”light” lightbox=”true” ]It For Others[/button] by Duncan Campbell, 2013, 54’
The courtyard of Palazzo Strozzi
Piazza Strozzi, Florence
Thursday July 16 2015, at 9.00 pm

Free entrance
Original language with Italian subtitles

Courtesy of Duncan Campbell and LUX, London


Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival. Notti di mezza estate
6th edition

A series of art films and documentaries dedicated to contemporary art and its protagonists. The films in this year’s program tell of projects and works by artists who make interaction with public spaces a central theme of their artistic practice. The political and social implications of their actions, the dialogue with the urban space and the landscape, and the complex interactions with a large and diverse audience are all factors which these artists have chosen to confront, subverting schemes of all-too-often over-self-referential artistic institutional contexts.
The program is curated by Leonardo Bigazzi

The project is realized within the Estate Fiorentina 2015 organized by Comune di Firenze. In collaboration with FST-Mediateca Toscana Film Commission, and thanks to the contribution of ottod’Ame.

Dan Deacon performs at the Oakland Happening in Station to Station.

Piazza Santissima Annunziata, Florence
June 29, July 6, 13 and 20 2015

Free admission
All films are shown in original language, with subtitles in Italian


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[mini-icon icon=”time”] Monday June 29, 9.30 pm
Banksy Does New York
by Chris Moukarbel, USA, 2014, 80’
In October 2013, famous street artist Banksy created a residential project that involved producing a work a day on the streets of New York. With graffiti, sculptures, performances and spectacular actions, Banksy’s public art project involved thousands of people, and generated an extensive “treasure hunt” in the city, before many of the works were destroyed or removed to be sold without authorization. Chris Moukarbel followed the artist’s interventions, from the Lower East Side to Staten Island, from Williamsburg to Willets Point, and recorded the audience’s reactions, interviewing and listening to the views of ordinary people and those who in various ways are involved in the social and cultural life of the city. Banksy’s project is a collective invitation to take part in a shared experience, and at the same time to open a fierce critique of the capitalist system and the hypocrisy of the contemporary art world.

[mini-icon icon=”time”] Monday July 6, 9.30 pm
De larges détails. Sur les traces de Francis Alys
by Julien Devaux, French/Belgium, 2006, 55’
A striking portrait of Franco-Belgian Francis Alÿs, who currently lives and works in Mexico City. An artist and cosmopolitan flaneur in various disciplines, a tireless wanderer and crosser of spaces, he uses a wide variety of materials and ideas in his work. Through the eye of the camera, we follow him in the throes of action, video, installations and urban interventions from Mexico City to London, from Lima to Berlin. Collectors, friends, employees try to tell us who he is. In the awareness of “being nothing and not wanting to become anything,” his art, suspended between restlessness and weight, is a constant challenge to the banality and conformity of the eye, an attempt to reveal the importance of the details of life that build a sense of self. Julien Devaux, following the wandering artist’s trail, outlines a journey to discover places and people. This course becomes a metaphor of what producing art means to Francis Alÿs: to explore boundaries, seize events and happenings, make it possible for the process of ideas and thoughts behind the work to become active, and trigger something in the world by showing yourself to others.

[mini-icon icon=”time”] Monday July 13, 9.30 pm
The films will be presented by the director, Francesco Fei, along with Sergio Risaliti and Arabella Natalini, curators of the shows by Gormley and Penone at Forte Belvedere

Prospettiva vegetale
by Francesco Fei, Italy, 2014, 20’
Produced for Giuseppe Penone’s solo exhibition at Fort Belvedere and the Boboli Gardens in Florence, the film follows the artist during its installation, and offers insight about his work and the complex operations required to stage the show. Originated from the artist’s continuous reflection on the concept of sculpture, and his deep understanding of memory and the identity of the places for which they’re intended, Penone’s works generate a dialogue with the space and with the nature of intimate relationships and corresponding materials. The film had its international premiere in March this year at the Festival International du Film sur l’Art (FIFA) in Montréal.

Antony Gormley and the 4th Plinth
by John Wyver, UK, 2009, 48’
Antony Gormley’s works are full of restlessness and poetry. His fragile Installation Field won him the Turner Prize in 1994; his Angel of The North, a monumental outdoor sculpture, is among the most popular in Britain. From his London studio, the artist presents the One & Other project which, in the summer of 2009, transformed Trafalgar Square’s fourth plinth into a kind of magic pedestal. Prepared in 1841 to host an equestrian statue which was never made, the plinth has been used to house temporary sculptures since the end of the 1990s. The prestigious program has engaged important international artists such as Marc Quinn, Thomas Schütte, and Yinka Shonibare. Revisiting the tradition of Speaker’s Corner, Gormley created the most eclectic, diverse and democratic portrait of the UK ever. Over the web, he recruited over 2,400 volunteers from all over the country. For one hundred days, for one hour each, they all had the opportunity to turn themselves into living sculptures.
The film is presented in conjunction with the exhibition of Antony Gormley/Human, at Forte di Belvedere, sponsored by the city and organized by MUS.E. 

[mini-icon icon=”time”] Monday July 20, 9.30 pm
Station to Station

by Doug Aitken, USA, 2014, 71′
This first feature film by American artist Doug Aitken won the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in 1999. The film follows a 4,000 mile journey, from New York to San Francisco, on a train designed as a “kinetic light sculpture”. 62 portraits, 1 minute each, recount the travel experience of a creative community, with happenings, impromptu concerts and site-specific interventions along the way. Friends and colleagues, including artists Lawrence Weiner, Olafur Eliasson, Urs Fischer, Christian Jankowski, Ed Ruscha; musicians No Age, Giorgio Moroder, Patti Smith, and Beck, to name a few. The film explores the infinite languages of contemporary creativity, and the very meaning of making art. Station to Station is a live project in continuous evolution that explores the various forms of creativity. From June 27 to July 26 the project will take the stage at the Barbican Centre in London, where happenings will happen for 30 consecutive days. The film Station to Station is distributed in Italy by Wanted and the art Screen Film Festival.


Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival: Midsummer Nights
1st edition

[tab title=”INFORMATIONS”]2010 June 29 / July 2
Terrace of the Biblioteca delle Oblate
Firenze, via dell’Oriuolo 26
From 9 pm till 11.30 pm

After the major success scored last winter at the Cinema Odeon during the “50 Days of International Cinema” event, Lo Schermo dell’Arte returns with “Midsummer Nights”—a film program dedicated to contemporary arts, curated by Leonardo Bigazzi—which will be held from June 29 to July 2 on the terrace of the Biblioteca delle Oblate.

The films, with Italian subtitles, have rarely been seen in Italy. So this is a precious chance to deepen one’s knowledge of current art themes, hear the voices of its protagonists, and watch some of the major figures of the international contemporary arts scene at work, including Matthew Barney, Maurizio Cattelan, Kiki Smith, Bill Viola and Gianni Berengo Gardin.

Moreover, the program is scheduled to include encounters with artists, directors, curators and other experts on contemporary arts, who will present the films and answer questions from the audience.

[tab title=”PROGRAM”][accordion open=”1″][accordion-item title=”Tuesday, June 29″]Introduzione di Valentina Valentini, docente di Teoriche dell’immagine elettronica per lo spettacolo, DISAS, Università “La Sapienza”, Roma. A seguire:

Bill Viola. The Eye of the Heart
di Mark Kidel, Gran Bretagna 2003, 59′
Senza dubbio il più famoso video artista del mondo, Viola ci guida nel suo universo visuale tra preziosi materiali d’archivio e backstage di alcune delle sue opere.

The Body as Matrix. Matthew Barney’s Cremaster Cicle
di Maria Anna Tappeiner, Germania 2002, 47’
Matthew Barney si è imposto all’attenzione della scena artistica internazionale attraverso l’uso di un linguaggio originalissimo di cui Cremaster, un ciclo di cinque film realizzati nell’arco di 10 anni a partire dal 1994, rappresenta la massima espressione. Il film è un’occasione per penetrare nell’universo dell’artista americano attraverso interviste e sequenze tratte dai suoi film.

[accordion-item title=”Wednesday, June 30″]Introduzione di Lorenzo Giusti, curatore e storico dell’Arte. A seguire:

[button link=”″ size=”small” target=”_blank” style=”light” lightbox=”true” color=”white”]Megunica[/button]
di Lorenzo Fonda, Italia 2008, 55’
Originale diario del viaggio di formazione e di scoperta intrapreso alla fine del 2006 dal noto street artist Blu con gli amici Silvia Siberini (Sibe) e Ivan Merlo, attraverso cinque paesi dell’America Latina.

Art Safari: Maurizio Cattelan
di Ben Lewis, Gran Bretagna 2005, 26’
Cattelan non concede mai interviste e quando lo fa dichiara apertamente di mentire.
Nel film parlano in sua vece Massimiliano Gioni, critico e curatore, galleristi e collezionisti delle sue opere, spesso divenuti parti di esse in lavori che combinano scultura e performance.

[accordion-item title=”Thursday, July 1″]Introduzione di Daniela De Lorenzo, artista, e Silvia Lucchesi, storica dell’arte e curatore. A seguire:

[button link=”″ size=”small” target=”_blank” style=”light” lightbox=”true” color=”white”]Our City Dreams[/button]
di Chiara Clemente, Stati Uniti 2008, 85’
Questo pluripremiato film segue e racconta cinque celebri artiste che hanno scelto la città di New York come luogo del proprio lavoro: Swoon, Ghada Amer, Kiki Smith, Marina Abramovic, Nancy Spero riuscendo a cogliere la straordinarietà delle loro vite.
Una riflessione sulla forza artistica dell’esperienza umana nel rapporto con un luogo.

[accordion-item title=”Friday, July 1″]Introduzione di Giampiero D’angeli, regista, e Massimo Agus, docente di Storia e Tecnica della Fotografia, Università degli Studi di Siena. A seguire:

Mimmo Jodice
di Giampiero D’Angeli, Italia 2009, 53’
Mimmo Jodice parla del proprio lavoro cercando nei luoghi più suggestivi della sua Napoli le origini della civiltà mediterranea. Il tempo non esiste più, i resti archeologici, gli antichi volti scolpiti nella pietra e il mare sono i soggetti che ispirano le sue immagini.

Gianni Berengo Gardin
di Giampiero D’Angeli, Italia 2008, 55’
Gianni Berengo Gardin riparte dalla sua Venezia e rievoca i momenti vissuti e i suoi tanti reportages, come quelli sugli ospedali psichiatrici, il movimento del 1968, gli zingari. Sempre con profondo rispetto e mettendo sullo stesso piano l’occhio, il cuore e la mente, secondo l’insegnamento di Henri Cartier-Bresson.

[tab title=”SUPPORTERS”]Notti di mezza estate è incluso nella manifestazione
Firenze Estate 2010

Realizzata e promossa da
Comune di Firenze

Il programma è stato reso possibile anche grazie al sostegno di

E alla collaborazione con

  • Cooperativa Archeologia
  • FST-Mediateca Toscana Film Commission
  • EX3 Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea
  • Festival dei Popoli


Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival: Midsummer Nights
II edition

[tab title=”INFORMATIONS”]2011 July 4, 11, 18, 25
Le Murate / Florence, piazza Le Murate Square
Starting at 9.00 pm

Free admission
All films are shown in original language, with subtitles in Italian. Headphones are available

A program of films by artists and documentaries about contemporary art curated by Leonardo Bigazzi. At the second edition, after straight Sold Out shows at the Altana delle Oblate (June 29 – July 2 2010) the series moves to the Murate, continuing the important collaboration between Lo Schermo dell’Arte and the Comune di Firenze after the success of “VideoLibrary” at EX3, Center of Contemporary Art of Florence (January 30/ April 21)

Some films of past editions of autumnal festival hold every year at Cinema Odeon will present again, as solicits more times by our audience. All films are shown in original language, with subtitles in Italian. The program will feature also this year encounters with curators and other contemporary art experts, to further explore the themes dealt with in the films and answer questions from the audience.

The project has been produced in collaboration with FST-Mediateca Toscana Film Commission[/tab]

[tab title=”PROGRAM”][accordion open=”1″][accordion-item title=”Monday, July 4″]Introduction by Fabio e Paolo Gori, Collezione Gori, Celle

The Gates. Christo e Jeanne Claude
by Antonio Ferrera and Albert Maysles, Stati Uniti, 2007, 95’
In February, 2005, New York’s Central Park became the setting for the latest work produced by Christo and Jeanne-Claude: The Gates, 7500 saffron-colored portals installed along the park’s paths, transforming its physiognomy and atmosphere. As with their other large-scale installations, the technical and bureaucratic difficulties, as well as the diverging opinions of the city’s residents, become an intergral part of the artwork. The piece exists in a social dimension, on several layers. In the case of The Gates, the ways in which people react to the park’s new aspect constitute the work’s deepest, essentially human sense. The film was shown in Florence as part of the 48th Festival dei Popoli.

[accordion-item title=”Monday, July 11″]Introduction by Silvia Lucchesi, director, Lo schermo dell’arte

[button link=”″ size=”small” target=”_blank” style=”light” lightbox=”true” color=”white”]Lobbyists[/button]
by Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson, 2009, 19’
The video (which was among the Rome Prize winners of 2009), shot between Brussels and Strasbourg, explores the activities of “lobbyists” who seek to influence the legislative activities of the European Parliament. Castro & Ólafsson were the protagonists of Iceland’s Pavillion at the  Venice Biennial. In this film, a bona-fide documentary, they mix studies from historic sources with interviews and current film footage. The use of the soundtrack, which contains an original text by reporter Tamasin Cave, spoken by English actress Caroline Dalton and played by the Icelandic reggae group Hjálmar, is extraordinary.

[button link=”″ size=”small” target=”_blank” style=”light” lightbox=”true” color=”white”]The Anarchist Banker[/button]
by Jan Peter Hammer, 2010, 29’
Based on a story written by Fernando Pessoa in 1922, the film revisits the plot and dialogues in a contemporary key. Following the Financial Crash of 2008, a noted American banker and the Anchorman of a fictitious TV talk show confront each other in a subtle duel of logic and psychology set to investigate, through the figure of the banker, whether it’s possible to reconcile anarchy with a free market.

[button link=”″ size=”small” target=”_blank” style=”light” lightbox=”true” color=”white”]Le ceneri di Pasolini[/button]
by Alfredo Jaar, 2009, 38’
The figure of Pasolini, his life and his tragic death, are narrated by the Chilean artist in film documentary form, which interpolates footage shot by Jaar, sequences taken from Pasolini’s films, archival material and interviews, such as the famous one conducted by Enzo Biagi in 1972. Pasolini’s words, taken from several interviews and film documents, seem extraordinarily prophetic, in regard to the current social and political situation in Italy.

[accordion-item title=”Monday, July 18″]Introduction by Massimo Agus, Docent Professor of Photographic History and Technique,  Università degli Studi di Siena

[button link=”″ size=”small” target=”_blank” style=”light” lightbox=”true” color=”white”]The Woodmans[/button]
by C. Scott Willis, Stati Uniti, 2010, 82’
Awarded the Best New York Documentary Prize at the TriBeCa Film Festival 2010, The Woodmans follows the convolutions of the work and character of photographer Francesca Woodman and her artist family. C. Scott Willis reconstructs the profile of the artist, who died at only 22, alternating film clips, photographs and precious excerpts from her diary with interviews with her mother Betty, her father George and her brother Charles.

[accordion-item title=”Monday, July 25″]Introduction by Jacopo Antolini, director of the Modern & Contemporary Dept., Pandolfini Casa d’Aste, Firenze

[button link=”″ size=”small” target=”_blank” style=”light” lightbox=”true” color=”white”]Chine, Empire de l’Art?[/button]
by Emma Tassy and Sheng Zhimin, Francia, 2009, 52’
During the last 20 years, the Chinese art scene has undergone profound changes. Chinese artists have achieved incredible fame and their works command stratospheric prieces. The fimlm traces the events leading up to this rise, analyzing the historic, economic and cultural events that set it in motion, with particular regard to the Underground figures who emerged in the 80s and 90s, the identities of current artists and the prospects of the new generations.

[button link=”″ size=”small” target=”_blank” style=”light” lightbox=”true” color=”white”]Cultivating the Desert. Instant Culture in an Arabian Wonderland[/button]
by Michael Krass, Paesi Bassi, 2007, 52’
Through its portrayals of various local and foreign professionals, the film offers a look at the emerging Middle Eastern scene of Dubai, and questions the potential of art and its role in the context of a vivid, often contradictory reality.

Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival: Notti di Mezza Estate
4th edition

Curated by Leonardo Bigazzi.

The programme for the Estate Fiorentina 2013 is dedicated to documentary cinema. The four films tell artist and architect’s visions and progects that have been able to challenge political regimes and big multinational corporations, or, simply, the rigid systems and conventions of the art world. As in the last edition it will be screen a premiere as well as films from the archive of Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival.

In collaboration with FST-Mediateca Toscana Film Commission and with the contribution of Opinion Ciatti design brand.

Open-air Cinema in Piazza SS. Annunziata, Florence
July 8, 15, 22 e 29, 2013

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[mini-icon icon=”time”] Monday July 8 at 9:30pm
[button link=”″ size=”small” target=”_blank” style=”light” lightbox=”true” color=”white”]The Yes Men Fix the World[/button]
by Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno and Kurt Engfehr, UK, USA, France, 2009, 87′
Florence premiere.

[mini-icon icon=”time”] Monday July 15 at 9:30pm
[button link=”″ size=”small” target=”_blank” style=”light” lightbox=”true” color=”white”]Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child[/button]
by Tamra Davis, USA 2010 90

[mini-icon icon=”time”] Monday July 22 at 9:30pm
[button link=”″ size=”small” target=”_blank” style=”light” lightbox=”true” color=”white”]Unfinished Spaces[/button]
by Alysa Nahmias, Benjamin Murray, Cuba, USA, 2011, 86′

[mini-icon icon=”time”] Monday July 29 at 9:30pm
[button link=”″ size=”small” target=”_blank” style=”light” lightbox=”true” color=”white”]Ai Weiwei Never Sorry[/button]
by Alison Klayman, USA, 2012, 90′


Lo Schermo dell’Arte Film Festival. Notti di mezza estate
5th edition

Curated by Leonardo Bigazzi

This is a programme of documentaries on contemporary art and its protagonists. This year’s program is dedicated to self-teaching artists – the so-called ‘outsiders’ – who ignore the dynamics of the global system of contemporary art. Almost always discovered by chance, sometimes even after their death, they are mostly characterized by obsessive elements, yet extremely poetic. In a world where too often the art canons are established through economic speculations, these artists’ works offer the deepest and most authentic reasons of artmaking.

The project is realized within the Estate Fiorentina 2014 organized by Comune di Firenze. In collaboration with FST-Mediateca Toscana Film Commission.

Open-air Cinema in Piazza SS. Annunziata, Florence
July 7, 14, 21, 28

Free admission
All films are shown in original language, with subtitles in Italian

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[mini-icon icon=”time”] Monday, July 7 – 9.30 pm
Finding Vivian Maier
by John Maloof and Charlie Siskel, USA 2013, 84’
With the same avidity with which she collected objects of all kinds and newspaper fragments, with her Rolleiflex always around her neck, Vivian Maier produced thousands of photographs, including numerous portraits and self-portraits However, until John Maloof bought an anonymous box at a Chicago auction filled with her old negatives, all that was known about her was that she worked as an au pair for several of the city’s prominent families. The documentary investigates the mysterious photographer’s story, starting with the astounding discovery that led to the posthumous recognition of her work in the area of street photography.

[mini-icon icon=”time”] Monday, July 14 – 9.30 pm
Turning the Art World Inside Out
by Jack Cocker, UK, 2013, 70′
Beginning with the Biennale di Venezia curated in 2013 by Massimiliano Gioni, this documentary reconstructs the history and fortunes of so-called “outsider art”: from the formation of Jean Dubuffet’s Collection de l’Art Brut in Lausanne till the more recent birth of institutions such as the Museum of Everything. In an attempt to define the plurality of experiences behind this lone label, the creative director of the BBC ventured into production centers, galleries and private studios to meet the fascinating protagonists of this parallel creative universe, which appears increasingly integrated into the official art system.

[mini-icon icon=”time”] Monday, July 21 – 9.30 pm
by Nataša von Kopp, Germany/Czech Republic, 2007, 76’
Introduction by Guido Costa, Italian gallerist of Miroslav Tichy
Miroslav Tichy never concerned himself with the things of the world, or about the belated international success garnered by his photographic work, which was produced with rudimentary cameras and largely devoted to the women of his city. Unpopular with many, due to his extravagant character and appearance, imprisoned many times for being considered a rebel under the communist regime, Nataša von Kopp filmed him as an old man at his home in Kyjov (Czech Republic), where the solitude of his existence is only interrupted by occasional visits from his few friends, or by the occasional tenacious curator or gallerist.

[mini-icon icon=”time”] Monday, July 28 – 9.30 pm
by Jeff Malmberg, USA 2010, 83′
Marwencol is the name of the toy-village situated in WW2 Europe which Mark Hogancamp created in the garden of his home in order to get over the psychophysical traumas he suffered after being attacked by a gang of oaves. Gulliverian creator of the romantic and cruel adventures of this small world – where Barbies and toy soldiers stand in for himself, his relatives and friends – Hogancamp is also its extraordinary photojournalist. When his pictures win a place in a New York gallery, the self-therapy generated by Marwencol shows itself to be a real art form.

Notti di mezza estate
III edizione

Un programma di film di documentari dedicati all’arte contemporanea e ai suoi protagonisti. La rassegna intende confermarsi come uno degli appuntamenti più seguiti dell’Estate Fiorentina proseguendo l’importante percorso di collaborazione tra Lo schermo dell’arte e il Comune di Firenze.
Il programma proposto per l’Estate Fiorentina 2012 sarà interamente dedicato al cinema documentario con quattro film che raccontano le storie di uomini e donne che hanno consacrato le loro vite all’amore e alla tutela dell’arte.
A cura di Leonardo Bigazzi.
Il progetto è realizzato in collaborazione con FST-Mediateca Toscana Film Commission e con il contributo del marchio di design Opinion Ciatti.

2, 9, 16, 23 luglio 2012
Le Murate Firenze, piazza delle Murate

dalle ore 21.30

Tutti i film sono in versione originale sottotitolati in italiano e saranno proiettati con audio in cuffia.

2 luglio

di Megumi Sasaki, Stati Uniti, 2009, 87’
Il film sarà presentato per la prima volta a Firenze.

9 luglio

di Don Argott, Stati Uniti, 2009, 101’

16 luglio

di Jörg Adolph e Gereon Wetzel, Germania 2010, 88′

23 luglio

di Amanda Pope e Tchavdar Georgiev, Federazione Russa, Stati Uniti, Uzbekistan 2010, 80′

Station to Station at Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi

Station to Station di Doug Aitken
in the presence of the artist

In collaboration with Lo Schermo dell’Arte Film Festival, Palazzo Grassi – Punta della Dogana hosts the screening of Station to Station, the first feature-length film directed by American artist Doug Aitken – Golden Lion for Career Achievement at the 1999 Venice Biennale.

In Station to Station, through 62 one-minute films Doug Aitken tells of a journey aboard a train he designed and conceived as a sculpture of light in 2013. The train crossed the United States in 24 days, filming the American landscape as well as stopping along the tracks to meet strangers, artists such as Ed Ruscha, Olafur Eliasson, Urs Fischer, Lawrence Weiner, Christian Jankowski and musicians, among which Beck, Patti Smith and Thurston Moore. These encounters gave life to unique performances but also to intimate moments and conversations.

Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi
San Marco 3260 – Venezia
Vaporetto: San Samuele (L.2), Sant’Angelo (L.1)

Original version with Italian subtitles
Station to Station is distributed in Italy by Wanted.
Institutional partner PINAULT COLLECTION