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



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

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.


Notes on Orientalism
Video Practices at the Age of Radical Difference

Curated by Silvana Fiorese and Simone Frangi

Notes on Orientalism. Video practices at the age of radical difference is a temporary cinema organized into four different sessions, 2 hours long each, that will be screened at Viafarini space, Fabbrica del Vapore.

Taking as a starting point the physical and virtual archives of Lo Schermo dell’arte, the selection curated by Silvana Fiorese and Simone Frangi attempts to re-enact the notion of Orientalism as formulated by the theoretician of Palestinian origins Edward W. Said in 1978, trying to intercept it in recent audiovisual productions which deal with postcolonial issues and anti-imperialist postures. While introducing the idea of Orientalism, Said unveils in an extremely analytical and polemical way that typical European modality of establishing relationships with its geopolitical otherness through the affirmation of Europe as a special pole of the processes of identity construction. In the frame of the analysis of European colonial dynamics, Orientalism emerges as a cultural and political project aiming to dominate and exercise influence on East – understood as a metaphor of everything that is not Europe – thanks to economical, political and military power structures. This idea of the positional superiority of Europe, which seems to be supported by the imagination of a factitious Eastern World and by its partial and non radical difference, supports in fact  the priority given to Europe in the field of geopolitical identity-making.

Starting from an attentive analysis of the pivotal work of Edward Said and its segmentation, Notes on Orientalism takes the shape of a program of screenings of artists that try to undermine, rectify or denunce the predatory and coercitive process of the “vampirization” of the difference, taking into account its actuality.

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May 14th – June 9th 2015
Milan, Fabbrica del Vapore
Via Procaccini 4

Free entrance /
All films are in original version 

[tab title=”PROGRAMME”] [accordion] [mini-icon icon=”time”] Thursday, May 14th at 7:00pm
Lettres du voyant
by Louis Henderson, 2013, 40′

by Sven Augustijnen, 2011, 104’

[mini-icon icon=”time”] Tuesday, May 19 at 7:00 pm
Travelling Amazonia
by Marine Hugonnier, 2006, 24’

Home Movies Gaza
by Basma Alsharif, 2013, 24’

Now Eat My Script
by Mounira Al Solh, 2014, 25’

[mini-icon icon=”time”] Tuesday, May 26th at 7:00pm
by Mieke Bal, 2006, 33’

Episode 3 – Enjoy Poverty
by Renzo Martens, 2009, 90’

[mini-icon icon=”time”] Tuesday, June 9th at  7:00 pm
Malù – Lo stereotipo della Venere Nera in Italia
by Invernomuto, 2015

Latent River
by Emilija Škarnulytė/Como Clube, 2015, 38’

Ming of Harlem
by Phillip Warnell, 2014, 71’

Palazzo Grassi invites Lo schermo dell’arte
2nd edition

The Teatrino of Palazzo Grassi hosts a selection of films presented during the 2014 edition of the festival

Venice, March 5th – 8th 2015
Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi
San Marco 3260 – Venice
Vaporetto: San Samuele (L.2), Sant’Angelo (L.1)

Original language with Italian subtitles
Free entrance until capacity is reached

March 5th

by Pascal Goblot, France, 2014, 53’
language: English; subtitles: Italian

by Liam Gillick, UK, 2014, 28’
language: English

by Doug Pray, USA, 2013, 88’
language: English; subtitles: Italian

March 6th

by Amie Siegel, USA, 2013, 40 e 6′

by Cherica Convents, Belgio, 2012, 30’
language: English; subtitles: Italian

by Iwan Schumacher, Swiss, 2014, 86’
lingua: Swiss/German, English, Chinese, French; subtitles: English, Italian

March 7th

by Phillip Warnell, UK, Belgium, USA, 2014, 71’
language: English; subtitles: Italian

by Barbara Makkinga, The Netherlands, 2012, 15’
language: Dutch; subtitles: English, Italian

by Zachary Heinzerling, USA, 2013, 82’
language: English; subtitles: Italian

March 8th

by Maria Anna Tappeiner, Germany, 2014, 54’
language: German; subtitles: Italian

by Invader, France, 2012, 24’
language: English; subtitles: Italian

by Daniela Schmidt-Langels, Germany, France, Swiss, The Netherlands, Sweden, 2013, 56’
language: German, English; subtitles: Italian

by Grit Lederer, Germany, 2014, 52’
language: German, English, Chinese; subtitles: Italian