06:00 PM – 07:30 PM
Standard Admission Ticket: $15 Customers & Pupils: Free
Be a part of us for the US premiere of 3 recently commissioned documentaries exploring the life of Anna Mahler and Sol LeWitt, as nicely as the artist residency method their get the job done has motivated in Spoleto, Italy, at the Mahler & LeWitt Studios.
Launched by CIMA director Nicola Lucchi, guests are also invited to pay a visit to the latest CIMA exhibition ‘Bruno Munari: The Kid In’.
Light-weight refreshments will be served!
Anna Mahler: Notes on Stone (23mins), narrated by her daughter Marina Mahler, is the first documentary to intently look at the daily life and perform of stone sculptor Anna Mahler, daughter of Gustav and Alma. In advance of achieving Spoleto, where by she would reside and function from the late 1960s, the movie evokes the distinctive cultural milieu in which she grew up – between her mentors were being Oskar Kokoshka and Giorgio de Chirico. The movie then follows Anna from war torn Vienna, to London and Los Angeles, the place she taught at UCLA and designed her most monumental work ‘The Tower of Masks’.
About Sol (23 minutes) is an personal portrait of Sol LeWitt, documenting his everyday living and operate with a certain focus on the time he used in Spoleto. It facilities on an job interview with his wife Carol, who shares a string of intimate reminiscences commencing with their departure from New York, to a new relatives lifestyle in Spoleto. It explores Sol’s operate as a result of his friendships with the artists and people today of the town. Conversations with Adam Weinberg (Director, Whitney Museum of American Artwork) and Marco Tonelli (Director, Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive) reveal the relevance of the excellent Italian painters to LeWitt’s observe – Giotto, Piero della Francesca, frà Filippo Lippi – artists who at very first sight seem to be distant from conceptual art and minimalism.
Mahler & LeWitt Studios (12 minutes) is a quick movie with Guy Robertson (curator and founding director, with Eva LeWitt) telling the tale of the program of residencies and exclusive assignments which acquire spot every 12 months, for 5 months, all over the previous studios of Anna Mahler and Sol LeWitt in Spoleto. The software welcomes and delivers chances for curators, writers and artists of all disciplines, from across the globe. In Spoleto they come across an perfect place to replicate and build new perform.
The generation of the documentary movies stems from the wish of Maria Teresa Venturini Fendi, President of the Carla Fendi Foundation, to make a contribution to the critical exercise of the Mahler & LeWitt Studios. The movies are meant to give context to the lives and do the job of Anna Mahler and Sol LeWitt in Spoleto, sharing their tales with new audiences, and to celebrate the sizeable alternatives, supplied in their names, to a new era of artists, writers and curators.
The Carla Fendi Basis promotes and generates artistic events, restorations, social jobs, science and investigation. Considering the fact that forming in 2007, the Basis has collaborated with the Competition dei Because of Mondi, Spoleto, turning into its Main Husband or wife in 2012. Between its assignments in Spoleto, the Basis organises the yearly Premio Carla Fendi – in 2021 Marina Mahler and Carol LeWitt have been recipients of the prize for their providers to society in Spoleto. They donated their prize funds to the Mahler & LeWitt Studios and it will fund a collection of cultural collaborations between the Carla Fendi Foundation and the studios. fondazionecarlafendi.it
Gabriele Gianni (b.1978) is an Italian director and artist. For the Carla Fendi Foundation he has also made: A Feeling of Ponder, about the lifestyle of the British scientist Stephen Hawking, and Ecce Robotic, on artificial intelligence, robotics, and the imagining of British scientist Alan Turing. He is co-director, with Davide Barletti, of Absolutely nothing Incorrect, about the lookup for the indicating of Time via the tales and eyes of a few hundred kids during the yr of the pandemic. The movie was screened at Biografilm 22, and at Annecy Cinéma Italien. In 2022 he created Reality? an augmented truth installation located in the renaissance church of Santa Maria della Manna d’Oro in Spoleto, Italy. Manufactured by Carla Fendi Basis, it investigates illusory house in consciousness. gabrielegianni.com
Public Programming at CIMA is produced probable with the generous help of Tiro a Segno Basis.
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