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schermo dell'arte 2022
November 10, 2022

Schermo dell'arte 2022

Festival dedicated to film and contemporary art returns to Florence, November 16 to 20

The best and latest international production of artist films and documentaries on contemporary art in Florence for the 15th edition of Screen of Art, Nov. 16-20.

Between the Cinema La Compagnia in Florence, CANGO CAntieri Goldonetta and other venues around the city, an intense program of screenings, with more than 30 films including world and Italian premieres accompanied by in-theater Q&A sessions with the participation of artists, authors and curators.

The Festival will also see streaming programming on Più Compagnia in collaboration with MYmovies (until November 27, 2022).

Y.Bou Melhem - Unseen Skies

Opening this edition at CANGO Cantieri Goldonetta, home of the National Production Center directed by choreographer Virgilio Sieni, will be the installation, presented for the first time in Italy, Inside the Outset: Evoking a Space of Passage (2021) by Rosa Barba, the protagonist of the Focus that Lo schermo dell'arte dedicates each year to a figure who has distinguished herself in the innovative and experimental use of the language of film.

The opening night, 16 November at 9pm, presents the film debut of American artist and photographer Andres Serrano with Insurrection, a film produced by a/political with which the artist continues his critical exploration of the Trump propaganda machine. His unfiltered reconstruction of the assault on Capitol Hill combines live footage taken from social media and found on the net with snippets of news reports, archive material and historical footage at a brisk pace.

A. Serrano - Insurrection

Closing the festival on 20 November at 9pm is William Kentridge's Self-Portrait As A Coffee Pot. The use of moving images, and Méliès-like cinematic tricks, offered the great South African artist the possibility, in the suspended time of the pandemic, to look at himself in the mirror, retracing the roots of his work: apartheid, childhood, South African landscapes.

W. Kentridge Self-Portrait As A Coffee Pot

Other films on the program include:

  • Iκαρος (Icarus) the first medium-length film by Italian artist Giorgio Andreotta Calò

  • A Flower in the Mouth by French-American artist and filmmaker Éric Baudelaire, presented at Berlinale 2022

  • Jean-Luc Godard's last screen appearance in the feature film by Iranian artist and collaborator, Mitra Farahani: A vendredi, Robinson

  • A Clay Sermon, in which Chicago artist Theaster Gates reveals the meanings of the use of ceramics in his work

  • 45th Parallel by Jordanian artist Lawrence Abu Hamdan

  • Adoration (censored version) by Pauline Curnier Jardin, a collaborative project by the French artist with female inmates of the Giudecca Women's Detention Home

  • Transient Witness by Berlin-based artist Assaf Gruber

  • Foragers. Al-Yad Al-Khadra, latest film by Palestinian-born American artist Jumana Manna

  • Agrilogistics by Catalan artist Gerard Ortín Castellví.

  • And a series of documentaries dedicated to art figures of our time, such as Marina Abramović & Ulay. No Predicted End by Kasper Bech Dyg, which captures the historic meeting between Marina Abramović and Ulay, which took place 30 years after the end of their iconic collaboration.

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