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Two films dedicated to the Golden Lions Maria Lassnig (October 11th) and Marisa Merz (October 12th)

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at the ASAC Library in the Central Pavilion at Giardini, at 3 pm
10 | 09 | 2013

as part of the Meetings on Art series


The Meetings on Art continue with two films dedicated to the Golden Lions for Lifetime Achievement of the 55th International Art Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia. The screenings will take place on Friday October 11th and Saturday October 12th at 3 pm at the ASAC Library, Central Pavilion at the Giardini.
 
“Maria Lassnig - The Interview”
Friday, October 11th, at 3 p.m.
ASAC Library, Central Pavilion at the Giardini
 
“Around Marisa. The works, friends and words of Marisa Merz”
Saturday, October 12th, at 3 p.m.
ASAC Library, Central Pavilion at the Giardini

 
“Maria Lassnig - The Interview”
The interview with Maria Lassnig was made in 2008 by art historian and critic Hans Ulrich Obrist, co-Director of the Serpentine Gallery London and unflagging interviewer of numerous artists. Obrist has been studying the work of Maria Lassnig for many years and he is also the publisher of her diaries titled  "The pen is the sister of the paintbrush". The interview is a stimulating, lively discussion which covered a period of decades, Maria Lassnig speaks candidly about her artistic development, the issues of her works and her relations to other artists: a rare opportunity to experience Maria Lassnig’s words.
 
“Around Marisa. The works, friends and words of Marisa Merz”
The documentary recounts the domestic world of Marisa Merz, the original way she uses her time to meld her work with her life. The artist tells us about herself and her work against the backdrop of her home studios in Turin and Milan and the exhibition that the Merz Foundation dedicated to her in 2012. In the film we hear Marisa's voice for the first time. Around Marisa is a chorus of voices - friends, artists, art historians, curators and gallery owners - that have been an essential part of this story.
 
The Meetings on Art  is a series of lectures, round tables and debates – taking place until November 24th, the closing day of Biennale Arte 2013 – organized by la Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta, in the context of the 55th International Art Exhibition curated by Massimiliano Gioni.
The aim of the Meetings on Art and the cycle of conferences about archives is to explore the themes, insights and suggestions offered by la Biennale’ exhibitions and festivals and open a wide space for reflection within the exhibition, Il Palazzo Enciclopedico (The Encyclopedic Palace). The meetings, organised in the heart of the exhibition spaces, will speak directly to the vast number of visitors of the exhibition which include not only professionals but also art lovers, students and audiences of every age, educational background and national origin.
 
The program could be subject to modification or integrations that will be promptly communicated.
The Meetings are opened to the public visiting the 55th Exhibition holding an admission Ticket for the day of event, subjected to seats availability.
Ticket price € 25,00 – Concessionary Ticket Price € 22,00 – Students / Under 26 € 14,00. Tickets are valid for one admission to the Arsenale and one to the Giardini.

 
SCHEDULE OF THE MEETINGS
“Maria Lassnig - The Interview”
Director: Jacqueline Kaess-Farquet
Giardini, ASAC Library at Central Pavilion
Friday, October 11th, at 3 pm
 
“Around Marisa. The works, friends and words of Marisa Merz”
A film by Simona Confalonieri
Author: Azalea Seratoni
Giardini, ASAC Library at Central Pavilion
Saturday, October 12th, at 3 pm
 
“Image-Worlds”
Anthropology of images and history of art
Hans Belting, Georges Didi-Huberman, Andrea Pinotti
Arsenale, Teatro Piccolo
Wednesday, October 23rd, at 5 pm
 
“Existence is elsewhere”
The myths of the outsider
Lynn Cooke, Ralph Rugoff
Arsenale, Teatro Piccolo
Saturday, November 2nd, at 5 pm
 
2nd International Conference “Archives and Exhibitions”
Arsenale, Teatro Piccolo
Friday, November 15th,  from 11 a.m to 6 pm
Saturday, November 16th
,  from 9.30  am to 1.30 pm
 
“Museums and Biennales”
Arsenale, Teatro alle Tese
Sunday, November 24th, at 3 pm
 
 
 
FILM DATA SHEET
Friday, October 11th, at 3 p.m. - ASAC Library, Central Pavilion at the Giardini
 “Maria Lassnig - The Interview” (38 min.)
A film by Independent Artfilms - Jacqueline Kaess-Farquet
Director Jacqueline Kaess-Farquet, camera Rupert Neumayr, editor Peter Melitopulos, assistant director Isabelle Verreet, narrator: Thomas Fife
For the kind support of the project thanks to:
Julia Peyton-Jones and Hans Ulrich Obrist, Serpentine Gallery London
Jacqueline Kaess-Farquet studied Literature in Geneva and Paris – Ecole du Louvre, since 1984 she realizes films about art and cultural subjects.
 
Saturday, October 12th, at 3 p.m. - ASAC Library, Central Pavilion at the Giardini
“Around Marisa. The works, friends and words of Marisa Merz” (26 min.)
A film by Simona Confalonieri, author Azalea Seratoni
Photography Simona Lanzi, shooting Davide Artusi, editor Walter Marocchi, music Gianluca Porcu.
Produced by Videografia Italiana, April 2013 aired on Magazzini Einstein – Rai Educational, producer: Maria Paola Orlandini.
Simona Confalonieri, director and screenwriter, founded Videografia Italiana, a small creative film production company based in Milan by which creates films focused on art, architecture, design and tourism. In the last few years, Videografia Italiana has been operating in the Arab world (Bahrain, UAE, Jordan) producing promotional spots for the tourism industry as well as documentaries on the various countries' arts scenes. She collaborates with the University of Pavia and Turin.
Azalea Seratoni is an art historian and critic. She has overseen all the activities for a cultural centre focusing on modern and contemporary art (Antonio Mazzotta Art Foundation, Milan). Her career has allowed her to develop curatorial, editorial and management skills and abilities, lately focused on art documentaries. She is a writer and she collaborates with IUAV, Venice and SUPSI, Lugano.