March 3, 2024

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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

06:00 PM &#8211 07:30 PM

Basic Admission Ticket: $15 Members & Learners: Free of charge

Sign up for us for the US premiere of three not too long ago commissioned documentaries exploring the life of Anna Mahler and Sol LeWitt, as perfectly as the artist residency plan their perform has influenced in Spoleto, Italy, at the Mahler & LeWitt Studios.

Released by CIMA director Nicola Lucchi, guests are also invited to go to the present-day CIMA exhibition &#8216Bruno Munari: The Child Within just&#8217.

Gentle refreshments will be served!

Anna Mahler: Notes on Stone (23mins), narrated by her daughter Marina Mahler, is the to start with documentary to intently consider the everyday living and operate of stone sculptor Anna Mahler, daughter of Gustav and Alma. Ahead of reaching Spoleto, where by she would reside and do the job from the late 1960s, the film evokes the exclusive cultural milieu in which she grew up – among her mentors were being Oskar Kokoshka and Giorgio de Chirico. The film then follows Anna from war torn Vienna, to London and Los Angeles, exactly where she taught at UCLA and produced her most monumental do the job &#8216The Tower of Masks&#8217.

About Sol (23 mins) is an intimate portrait of Sol LeWitt, documenting his everyday living and function with a particular target on the time he expended in Spoleto. It facilities on an job interview with his wife Carol, who shares a string of personal recollections commencing with their departure from New York, to a new family lifetime in Spoleto. It explores Sol&#8217s do the job through his friendships with the artists and men and women of the city. Conversations with Adam Weinberg (Director, Whitney Museum of American Art) and Marco Tonelli (Director, Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive) explain the relevance of the terrific Italian painters to LeWitt&#8217s exercise – Giotto, Piero della Francesca, frà Filippo Lippi – artists who at very first sight appear distant from conceptual art and minimalism.

Mahler & LeWitt Studios (12 minutes) is a short movie with Male Robertson (curator and founding director, with Eva LeWitt) telling the story of the plan of residencies and exclusive initiatives which just take spot each year, for five months, close to the former studios of Anna Mahler and Sol LeWitt in Spoleto. The plan welcomes and gives options for curators, writers and artists of all disciplines, from across the entire world. In Spoleto they find an suitable area to replicate and create new work.

The production of the documentary films stems from the need of Maria Teresa Venturini Fendi, President of the Carla Fendi Basis, to make a contribution to the crucial action of the Mahler & LeWitt Studios. The films are meant to give context to the life and function of Anna Mahler and Sol LeWitt in Spoleto, sharing their stories with new audiences, and to rejoice the substantial prospects, provided in their names, to a new technology of artists, writers and curators.

The Carla Fendi Basis encourages and makes artistic occasions, restorations, social initiatives, science and analysis. Because forming in 2007, the Foundation has collaborated with the Festival dei Because of Mondi, Spoleto, getting to be its Main Spouse in 2012. Among its tasks in Spoleto, the Basis organises the annual Premio Carla Fendi – in 2021 Marina Mahler and Carol LeWitt were recipients of the prize for their expert services to society in Spoleto. They donated their prize money to the Mahler & LeWitt Studios and it will fund a series of cultural collaborations involving 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 established: A Feeling of Ponder, about the existence 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 Practically nothing Mistaken, about the look for for the which means of Time through the stories and  eyes of three hundred kids in the course of the 12 months of the pandemic. The film was screened at Biografilm 22, and at Annecy Cinéma Italien. In 2022 he made Truth? an augmented fact installation found in the renaissance church of Santa Maria della Manna d&#8217Oro in Spoleto, Italy. Produced by Carla Fendi Foundation, it investigates illusory area in consciousness. gabrielegianni.com

Public Programming at CIMA is manufactured achievable with the generous aid of Tiro a Segno Basis.

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