December 1, 2022
06:00 PM – 07:30 PM
Standard Admission Ticket: $15 Customers & Learners: Absolutely 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 nicely as the artist residency software their perform has encouraged in Spoleto, Italy, at the Mahler & LeWitt Studios.
Launched by CIMA director Nicola Lucchi, attendees are also invited to stop by the current CIMA exhibition ‘Bruno Munari: The Child Within’.
Gentle refreshments will be served!
Anna Mahler: Notes on Stone (23mins), narrated by her daughter Marina Mahler, is the 1st documentary to intently take into consideration the life and do the job of stone sculptor Anna Mahler, daughter of Gustav and Alma. Right before achieving Spoleto, wherever she would reside and perform from the late 1960s, the movie evokes the unique cultural milieu in which she grew up – among her mentors had been Oskar Kokoshka and Giorgio de Chirico. The film then follows Anna from war torn Vienna, to London and Los Angeles, where by she taught at UCLA and built her most monumental do the job ‘The Tower of Masks’.
About Sol (23 minutes) is an personal portrait of Sol LeWitt, documenting his existence and get the job done with a particular concentrate on the time he put in in Spoleto. It facilities on an interview with his spouse Carol, who shares a string of personal reminiscences commencing with their departure from New York, to a new family existence in Spoleto. It explores Sol’s operate via 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) describe the relevance of the fantastic Italian painters to LeWitt’s follow – Giotto, Piero della Francesca, frà Filippo Lippi – artists who at first sight feel distant from conceptual art and minimalism.
Mahler & LeWitt Studios (12 minutes) is a small film with Dude Robertson (curator and founding director, with Eva LeWitt) telling the tale of the software of residencies and exclusive projects which take area every single calendar year, for five months, about the former studios of Anna Mahler and Sol LeWitt in Spoleto. The plan welcomes and presents possibilities for curators, writers and artists of all disciplines, from across the planet. In Spoleto they obtain an perfect room to mirror and produce new do the job.
The manufacturing of the documentary films stems from the drive 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 films are supposed to give context to the life and do the job of Anna Mahler and Sol LeWitt in Spoleto, sharing their tales with new audiences, and to rejoice the important alternatives, made available in their names, to a new era of artists, writers and curators.
The Carla Fendi Basis promotes and generates artistic events, restorations, social projects, science and analysis. Considering the fact that forming in 2007, the Foundation has collaborated with the Festival dei Because of Mondi, Spoleto, getting its Primary Husband or wife in 2012. Between its jobs in Spoleto, the Foundation organises the once-a-year Premio Carla Fendi – in 2021 Marina Mahler and Carol LeWitt ended up recipients of the prize for their solutions to society in Spoleto. They donated their prize dollars to the Mahler & LeWitt Studios and it will fund a series of cultural collaborations concerning the Carla Fendi Foundation and the studios. fondazionecarlafendi.it
Gabriele Gianni (b.1978) is an Italian director and artist. For the Carla Fendi Basis he has also made: A Perception of Ponder, about the lifestyle of the British scientist Stephen Hawking, and Ecce Robotic, on artificial intelligence, robotics, and the contemplating of British scientist Alan Turing. He is co-director, with Davide Barletti, of Nothing at all Completely wrong, about the search for the this means of Time via the stories and eyes of three hundred small children during the year of the pandemic. The film was screened at Biografilm 22, and at Annecy Cinéma Italien. In 2022 he produced Fact? an augmented fact installation found in the renaissance church of Santa Maria della Manna d’Oro in Spoleto, Italy. Developed by Carla Fendi Basis, it investigates illusory space in consciousness. gabrielegianni.com
Community Programming at CIMA is produced possible with the generous assist of Tiro a Segno Foundation.