Art on Film 2015
2nd edition

Program of films on contemporary art from the archive of Lo Schermo dell’arte Film Festival
In collaboration with Casa Masaccio centro per l’arte contemporanea

[tab title=”INFORMATION”]February, 13 – March 13, 2015
Palazzo d’Arnolfo – Museo delle Terre Nuove
San Giovanni Valdarno
Piazza Cavour 1

Free entrance / original version with Italian subtitles

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[mini-icon icon=”time”] Friday, February 13th at 9:15 pm
Sol LeWitt
by Chris Teerink, The Netherlands, 2012, 72′

[mini-icon icon=”time”] Friday, February, 20th at 9:15 pm
Open Field
by Juan Carlos Martín, Mexico, 2013, 75′

[mini-icon icon=”time”] Friday, February 27th at 9:15 pm
Olafur Eliasson – Space is Process
by Henrik Lundø & Jacob Jørgensen, Denmark, 2009, 52′

[mini-icon icon=”time”] Friday, March 6th at 9:15 pm
Sophie Calle. Untitled
by Victoria Clay Mendoza, France, 2012, 52′

[mini-icon icon=”time”] Friday, March 13th at 9:15 pm
The Human Scale
by Andreas Dalsgaard, Denmark, 2012, 83′


Internet Festival 2014: Yes Men Fix the World

October, 10th ottobre 2014 at 8.30 pm
Cineclub Arsenale
vicolo Scaramucci 4, Pisa

Within the context of the 4th edition of the Internet Festival, that takes place from October 9th to 12th, Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival presents

Yes Men Fix the World by Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno, UK, France, USA, 2009, 87’

Awarded with the prestigious audience award at the Berlin International Film Festival 2009, the The Yes Men Fix the World is a screwball true story that follows a couple of gonzo political activists as they infiltrate the world of big business and pull off outrageous pranks that highlight the ways that corporate greed is destroying the planet. Along the way the duo discover the culprits behind the cult of greed, and in a wildly uplifting ending, they find a way for everyone to defeat the cult and save civilization from its own worst excesses.

Original language with Italian subtitles
Free Entrance

Iniziative organized within the context of the Settimana della Cultura in Toscana, promoted by Regione Toscana and Toscana Promozione.

Masters of photography on the big screen

Program of documentary films dedicated to great masters of photography organized by Fondazione Fotografia di Modena in collaboration with Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival


October, 5th – December, 21th 2014
Foro Boario
via Bono da Nonantola, 2

Fondazione Fotografia Modena

All films are shown in original language, with Italian subtitles


Sunday, October 5th at 5pm

Viaggio in Italia. I fotografi vent’anni dopo
by Maurizio Magri, Italy, 2004, 60’

Sunday, October 26th at 5pm

Andreas Gursky: Long Shot Close Up
by Jan Schmidt-Garre, Germany, 2009, 60’

Sunday, November 16th at 5pm

How to Make a Book with Steidl
by Jorg Adolph, Germany, 2010, 86’

Sunday, November 30th at 5pm

The Woodmans
by Scott Willis, USA, 2010, 82’

Sunday, December 21th at 5pm

Thomas Ruff
by Ralph Goertz, Germany, 2011, 50’

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.


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

Free entrance /
All films are in original version 


Thursday, May 14th at 7:00pm

Lettres du voyant
by Louis Henderson, 2013, 40′

by Sven Augustijnen, 2011, 104’

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’

Tuesday, May 26th at 7:00pm

by Mieke Bal, 2006, 33’

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

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’

Transmedia/Transgender, video-cine-tv beyonds media and genders

Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival is present at

Organized by the Centro Teatro Ateneo della Sapienza University of Rome,
curated by Valentina Valentini and Antonella Ottai,
in collaboration with Milo Adami and Walter Paradiso.


March 4 – May 13 2013
Centro Teatro Ateneo della Sapienza Università di Roma
Aula Levi, Via dei Volsci 122

From 8.30 pm


Monday March 25 

The Ashes of Pasolini
by Alfredo Jaar, 2009, 38’ – Language: Italian; subtitle: English

This work is an homage to Pier Paolo Pasolini, the artist and intellectual who wrote the celebrated poem Gramsci’s Ashes. Alfredo Jaar (Santiago del Cile, 1956) explores Pasolini’s critical and poetic research on the subject of awareness. Pasolini’s words, taken from various interviews and documentaries, appear extraordinarily prophetic for the social and political reality of contemporary Italy. This work was previewed at the 2009 Venice Biennale as part of the exhibition The Fear Society – Pabellón de la Urgencia at the Arsenale Novissimo.

marxism today (prologue)
by Phil Collins 2010, 35’ – Language: German, English; subtitles: English

Produced for the Berlin Biennale 2010, the film narrates the stories of three former teachers of Marxist-Leninist philosophy shortly after the fall of the Berlin wall and German Reunification. Monologues by the three protagonists are interspersed with archival TV footage and are accompanied by an evocative soundtrack by Nick Powell and Laetizia Sadier of the group Stereolab.

A conversation with Silvia Lucchesi will follow

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