Tuesday, 15 February 2011

ART for The World's next projects

ART for The World organizes during 54th edition of the Venice Biennale (June/October 2011), simultaneously to the exhibitions and pavilions held all over the city, an important artistic event to be seen in one of the most prestigious sites of Venice,  the XVII century Palazzo Zenobio.

Palazzo Zenobio

Venue: Palazzo Zenobio
Opening: June 3, 2010
Curated by Adelina von Fürstenberg and Thierry Ollat, Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC), Marseille
in collaboration with Anna Daneri, Free Lance Curator, Genoa

A group show of well known international artists inspired by Mediterranean croassroads of peoples and languages. The Mediterranean Sea, birthplace of Western civilization and the gate to the East, consists for the artists in a route towards knowledge and creativity.
The "piano nobile" of Palazzo Zenobio will host between June and September 2011, the artworks (paintings, sculptures, videos, photos, installations) of prominent artists from Spain, UK, Italy, France, Greece, Morocco, Egypt, Albania, Israel, Turkey and Libanon. Among them Ghada Amer, Ziad Antar, Faouzi Bensaidi, Marie Bovo, David Casini, Isaac Julien, Huseyin Karabey, Ange Leccia, Adrian Paci, Maria Papadimitriou Zineb Sedira, Gel Weinstein and Peter Wuethrich. 

Adrian Paci, Last Gesture, 2009

Ghada Amer, One Hundred Words of Love, 2010

The long feature THEN AND NOW Beyond Borders and Differences will be released in March 2011.
The omnibus film is composed by 7 short movies by TATA AMARAL, FANNY ARDANT, HUSEYIN KARABEY, MASBEDO, IDRISSA OUEDRAOGO, JAFAR PANAHI, ROBERT WILSON, with the general soundtrack by MICHAEL GALASSO.
Inspired by Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, "Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion", the short movies are based on the themes of non violence, tolerance and respect for differences.

- International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH), Geneva, on March 7, at the theater l'Alhambra, at the presence of the directors Fanny Ardant and Hüseyn Karabey, as well as of Mrs Rakel Dink.
The screening (60 min. approximately) will be followed by a discussion on Article 18.
Next screenings:
- Flux Laboratory, Geneva, on March 10
- Sguardi Altrove Film Festival, Milan, on March 12, at Cinema Gnomo

  Hüseyin Karabey, No darkness can make us forget, 2011
Masbedo, Distante un padre, 2010
Idrissa Ouedraogo, La longue marche du caméleon, 2010

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

The Accordion at the Berlinale

Few months ago, Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick has invited Jafar Panahi to join the International Jury of the 61st Berlin International Film Festival (10-20 February, 2011).
Shortly after, the renowned Iranian director was sentenced to six years in prison and banned from filmmaking for the next 20 years. 
Ever since, people have been protesting worldwide against this verdict and the Berlinale is holding a place open in the Jury for Jafar Panahi to signalize its support for his struggle for freedom.
In the contest of the Berlinale, ARTE will dedicate a special screening on February 16 to the Iranian director presenting his most recent short movie The Accordion, that will be broadcast paralley on ARTE TV channel, as well as his movie The Circle
The Festival will also dedicate special screenings to other four movies of the director (Offside, Crimson Gold, The White Balloon, Untying the Knot ), one in each of several sections to call attention to the artist’s extraordinary oeuvre.

More info: http://www.arte.tv/