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

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

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December 1, 2022

06:00 PM – 07:30 PM

Basic Admission Ticket: $15 Users & College students: Free

Be part of us for the US premiere of 3 a short while ago commissioned documentaries discovering the life of Anna Mahler and Sol LeWitt, as well as the artist residency plan their do the job has encouraged in Spoleto, Italy, at the Mahler & LeWitt Studios.

Introduced by CIMA director Nicola Lucchi, attendees are also invited to stop by the present-day CIMA exhibition ‘Bruno Munari: The Youngster Within’.

Light refreshments will be served!

Anna Mahler: Notes on Stone (23mins), narrated by her daughter Marina Mahler, is the first documentary to carefully consider the life and work of stone sculptor Anna Mahler, daughter of Gustav and Alma. In advance of achieving Spoleto, exactly where she would are living and operate from the late 1960s, the movie evokes the distinctive cultural milieu in which she grew up – amid her mentors have been Oskar Kokoshka and Giorgio de Chirico. The movie then follows Anna from war torn Vienna, to London and Los Angeles, wherever she taught at UCLA and made her most monumental function ‘The Tower of Masks’.

About Sol (23 minutes) is an personal portrait of Sol LeWitt, documenting his lifestyle and operate with a specific concentration on the time he invested in Spoleto. It centers on an job interview with his wife Carol, who shares a string of personal recollections beginning with their departure from New York, to a new family members lifetime in Spoleto. It explores Sol’s get the job done by means of his friendships with the artists and people today of the town. Conversations with Adam Weinberg (Director, Whitney Museum of American Art) and Marco Tonelli (Director, Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive) make clear the relevance of the good Italian painters to LeWitt’s follow – Giotto, Piero della Francesca, frà Filippo Lippi – artists who at first sight appear distant from conceptual art and minimalism.

Mahler & LeWitt Studios (12 mins) is a short movie with Male Robertson (curator and founding director, with Eva LeWitt) telling the tale of the software of residencies and particular assignments which just take position every single year, for five months, about the previous studios of Anna Mahler and Sol LeWitt in Spoleto. The plan welcomes and provides alternatives for curators, writers and artists of all disciplines, from across the environment. In Spoleto they obtain an perfect room to reflect and make new perform.

The generation of the documentary films stems from the wish of Maria Teresa Venturini Fendi, President of the Carla Fendi Basis, to make a contribution to the vital activity of the Mahler & LeWitt Studios. The movies are supposed to give context to the life and perform of Anna Mahler and Sol LeWitt in Spoleto, sharing their tales with new audiences, and to rejoice the substantial opportunities, supplied in their names, to a new era of artists, writers and curators.

The Carla Fendi Basis promotes and generates creative situations, restorations, social tasks, science and investigate. Since forming in 2007, the Basis has collaborated with the Festival dei Owing Mondi, Spoleto, getting to be its Primary Spouse in 2012. Amongst its tasks in Spoleto, the Foundation organises the yearly Premio Carla Fendi – in 2021 Marina Mahler and Carol LeWitt ended up recipients of the prize for their providers to tradition in Spoleto. They donated their prize income to the Mahler & LeWitt Studios and it will fund a collection of cultural collaborations concerning the Carla Fendi Basis and the studios.

Gabriele Gianni (b.1978) is an Italian director and artist. For the Carla Fendi Foundation he has also developed: A Feeling of Ponder, about the life of the British scientist Stephen Hawking, and Ecce Robot, on artificial intelligence, robotics, and the contemplating of British scientist Alan Turing. He is co-director, with Davide Barletti, of Practically nothing Mistaken, about the lookup for the this means of Time by way of the tales and  eyes of three hundred small children in the course of the year of the pandemic. The movie was screened at Biografilm 22, and at Annecy Cinéma Italien. In 2022 he produced Reality? an augmented actuality installation situated in the renaissance church of Santa Maria della Manna d’Oro in Spoleto, Italy. Produced by Carla Fendi Foundation, it investigates illusory house in consciousness.

Public Programming at CIMA is made feasible with the generous aid of Tiro a Segno Foundation.

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