- Jannis Kounellis
This new film series, Cinema in Piazza, is a collaboration between Magazzino, Artecinema, and the Cold Spring Film Society. Artecinema is an award-winning international film festival founded by Laura Trisorio in 1996 in Naples. Each year the festival presents a selection of some thirty documentaries from all over the world about the most important artists, architects and photographers of the last fifty years. This collaboration is the first time that Artecinema has taken place abroad. Through the film series, Italian artists will be presented in juxtaposition to their international counterparts. “These movies have never been presented here in the Hudson Valley and we are excited to bring them to the local community,” says Vittorio Calabrese, Magazzino director.
Piero Manzoni | Joseph Beuys
- Piero Manzoni
Revolutionary conceptual artist Joseph Beuys is the subject of German filmmaker Peter Schiering’s 35-minute film Beuys and Beuys. The German artist worked in a range of media and tackled the boundaries and norms of art production in the mid-20th century, bringing materials such as fat and felt into museums, all the while touting, “We are the revolution.”
“Piero Manzoni, who died at a young age, is juxtaposed with a contemporary in the field of Conceptual Art, who on the other hand lived a long life and had a robust artistic oeuvre,” Calabrese says. “By using these two artists as the threshold to the film series, we are demonstrating our intention to highlight the work of Italian artists through an international perspective.”
Future FilmsOn Saturday, July 14, the program will focus on Michelangelo Pistoletto and the American Southwest's Land Art movement. The coming weeks will include screenings about Giulio Paolini and Richard Serra (7/20); Giuseppe Penone and Sol LeWitt (07/21), Jannis Kounellis and Louise Bourgeois (7/27); and Pino Pascali and Bruce Nauman (7/28).
- Giuseppe Penone
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