Schermo dell'arte 2021
The festival dedicated to cinema and contemporary art is back in Florence. From November 10 to 14
The Schermo dell'Arte festival of cinema and contemporary art reaches its 14th edition and returns to Florence from November 10 to 14. It will be held at the Cinema La Compagnia and at the Manifattura Tabacchi and will then remain online until November 21.
To open and close the Festival the latest productions of two of the most famous international artists: Redoubt by Matthew Barney for the opening and Shirin Neshat, present in the hall, with her Land of Dreams for the closing.
In addition to Shirin Neshat and Matthew Barney, the program includes world and national premieres of films made by international artists, including Rä di Martino, Renzo Martens and Iván Argote, among the guests along with Oliver Laric, to whom a focus is dedicated, M+M, Sara Sadik, Roberto Fassone, Beatrice Favaretto, Riccardo Giacconi, Caterina Erica Shanta, the director Alain Fleischer, with documentaries recounting his friendship with the great French artist who died last July Christian Boltanski, the curator Luca Lo Pinto and the art historian and curator Valentina Tanni.
Other stories include that of the career that began at the age of 80 of Bill Traylor, one of the most important African-American artists of the 20th century, the life of one of the main exponents of Abstract Expressionism, the American painter Clyfford Still, a tribute to the female figures who contributed to making the Bauhaus school famous, the seat of the avant-garde and the foundation of modern architecture; the film featuring the backstage of the baroque opera Les Indies Gallants by Jean-Philippe Rameau, which saw the directing debut of the well-known French artist Clément Cogitore.
Among the highlights of the Florentine festival also the 10th edition of VISIO. European Programme on Artists' Moving Images, a research and residency project dedicated to artists who use moving images, and the exhibition Thinking Beyond - Moving Images for a Post-Pandemic World by the twelve artists participating in VISIO, curated by Leonardo Bigazzi and produced with NAM - Not A Museum, which will be held at Manifattura Tabacchi from November 9 to December 12, 2021.
For the full schedule, click here.