‘Anna Mahler: Notes on Stone’; ‘About Sol’; ‘Mahler & LeWitt Studios’: three documentaries, a U.S. premiere


December 01, 2022, 06:00 PM – 07:30 PM

Common Admission Ticket: $15 Associates & Learners: Free

Be a part of us for the US premiere of 3 recently commissioned documentaries exploring the lives of Anna Mahler and Sol LeWitt, as properly as the artist residency plan their perform has inspired in Spoleto, Italy, at the Mahler & LeWitt Studios.

Introduced by CIMA director Nicola Lucchi, visitors are also invited to stop by the existing CIMA exhibition ‘Bruno Munari: The Baby Within’.

Mild refreshments will be served!

Anna Mahler: Notes on Stone (23mins), narrated by her daughter Marina Mahler, is the very first documentary to carefully take into account the lifestyle and do the job of stone sculptor Anna Mahler, daughter of Gustav and Alma. Before achieving Spoleto, the place she would dwell and do the job from the late 1960s, the movie evokes the unique cultural milieu in which she grew up – amid her mentors were Oskar Kokoshka and Giorgio de Chirico. The movie then follows Anna from war torn Vienna, to London and Los Angeles, where she taught at UCLA and made her most monumental operate ‘The Tower of Masks’.

About Sol (23 mins) is an personal portrait of Sol LeWitt, documenting his daily life and do the job with a individual aim on the time he put in in Spoleto. It centers on an job interview with his spouse Carol, who shares a string of intimate memories beginning with their departure from New York, to a new household lifestyle in Spoleto. It explores Sol’s get the job done via his friendships with the artists and people of the town. Discussions with Adam Weinberg (Director, Whitney Museum of American Art) and Marco Tonelli (Director, Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive) clarify the relevance of the terrific Italian painters to LeWitt’s exercise – Giotto, Piero della Francesca, frà Filippo Lippi – artists who at very first sight appear distant from conceptual artwork and minimalism.

Mahler & LeWitt Studios (12 mins) is a small film with Man Robertson (curator and founding director, with Eva LeWitt) telling the tale of the program of residencies and special projects which take spot each 12 months, for five months, about the former studios of Anna Mahler and Sol LeWitt in Spoleto. The software welcomes and gives options for curators, writers and artists of all disciplines, from throughout the earth. In Spoleto they come across an perfect place to replicate and make new function.

The generation of the documentary movies stems from the desire of Maria Teresa Venturini Fendi, President of the Carla Fendi Basis, to make a contribution to the crucial exercise of the Mahler & LeWitt Studios. The films are intended to give context to the lives and function of Anna Mahler and Sol LeWitt in Spoleto, sharing their stories with new audiences, and to celebrate the substantial prospects, presented in their names, to a new technology of artists, writers and curators.

The Carla Fendi Foundation promotes and results in inventive functions, restorations, social tasks, science and analysis. Because forming in 2007, the Basis has collaborated with the Pageant dei Owing Mondi, Spoleto, turning into its Key Associate in 2012. Amid its projects 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 tradition in Spoleto. They donated their prize revenue to the Mahler & LeWitt Studios and it will fund a series of cultural collaborations between the Carla Fendi Basis and the studios. fondazionecarlafendi.it

Gabriele Gianni (b.1978) is an Italian director and artist. For the Carla Fendi Basis he has also developed: A Sense of Question, about the lifestyle of the British scientist Stephen Hawking, and Ecce Robot, on artificial intelligence, robotics, and the wondering of British scientist Alan Turing. He is co-director, with Davide Barletti, of Almost nothing Wrong, about the look for for the this means of Time through the stories and  eyes of 3 hundred children during the year of the pandemic. The film was screened at Biografilm 22, and at Annecy Cinéma Italien. In 2022 he made Truth? an augmented actuality set up positioned in the renaissance church of Santa Maria della Manna d’Oro in Spoleto, Italy. Generated by Carla Fendi Foundation, it investigates illusory area in consciousness. gabrielegianni.com

Community Programming at CIMA is manufactured doable with the generous aid of Tiro a Segno Basis.

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