Lo Schermo dell’Arte – edizione 2015
LO SCHERMO DELL’ARTE FILM FESTIVAL, will be held in Florence from November 18-22. Directed by Silvia Lucchesi, the the International Festival of Cinema and contemporary art boasts a rich program of films dedicated to major protagonists of contemporary arts, including Peggy Guggenheim, Richard Hamilton and Marcel Duchamp, the masters of Land Art and Jan Fabre; Cinema d’Artista, with films, by Pierre Huyghe, Flatform, Sarah Vanagt; talks, workshops, international guests including Martial Raysse and Runa Islam; and the Focus On dedicated to German video-artist Harun Farocki. Besides, the return of contemporary art at Palazzo Strozzi, with the exhibition VISIO: Next Generation Moving Image, curated by Leonardo Bigazzi, 12 young artists will present their video works in the Strozzina’s spaces until Dec. 20th.
The Opening Night Film is the acclaimed Francofonia by Alexandr Sokurov, in the running for the 72nd Mostra del Cinema di Venezia, about the collaboration between Jacques Jaujard, the Louvre’s director, and German Officer Franziskus Wolff-Metternich; how they worked together to save the Paris museum’s treasures during the Nazi occupation. Our collaboration with Palazzo Grassi – Punta della Dogana and Gucci Museo, which began last year with the presentation of films from Collezione Pinault, continues. On Sat. Nov. 21, French artist Martial Raysse, in conversation with Martin Bethenod director of Palazzo Grassi, will present six films. In collaboration with the University of Florence Department SAGAS, on Thursday, Nov. 19 at the Aula Magna del Rettore, for the Festival Talks section, a conversation between British artist and filmmaker Runa Islam and art historian Riccardo Venturi. As part of the Festival, the fourth edition of VISIO European Programme on Artists’ Moving Images curated by Leonardo Bigazzi and open to artists under 35 who work with moving images, will open Tuesday, November 17 with the exhibition VISIO: Next Generation Moving Images (Strozzina, until 20 December). To this full calendar, we’ve added an important new feature this year, Feature Expanded, the world’s first training program for artists with backgrounds in the field of visual arts, conceived and organized by Lo Schermo dell’Arte and HOME Manchester, with support from Creative Europe by MEDIA, curated by Leonardo Bigazzi and Sarah Perks, with project partners the Netherlands Film Fund, University of Salford, Manchester and Tuscany Film Commission.
Lo schermo dell’Arte Film Festival 2015 is part of the series 50 Giorni di Cinema Internazionale. We receive support from Creative Europe-MEDIA, Regione Toscana, Ente Cassa di Risparmio/OAC Osservatorio per le arti contemporanee; produced with support from Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, the Dutch Embassy in Italu, Institut Français Firenze, Deutsches Institut Florenz, Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze and patronage from Confederazione Svizzera-Ambasciata di Svizzera in Italia; in collaboration with Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci as part of the regional project “Cantiere Toscana Contemporanea”.