Beatrice Merz, Sergio Ariotti, Italia, 2000, 28’, Italian, English subtitles
A documentary that gives an overview of the Arte Povera movement, beginning with its rise in the late 1960s through present day. Through a presentation of archival materials from significant exhibitions, such as the 1968 exhibition Arte Povera + Azioni Povere in Amalfi and the 1997 Venice Biennale, footage from recent solo exhibitions, and clips from interviews with Arte Povera founding member and art historian Germano Celant, as well as other artists, critics and gallery directors, the film depicts the movement’s complexity and significance. Featured participants include Giovanni Anselmo, Alighiero Boetti, Pier Paolo Calzolari, Luciano Fabro, Jannis Kounellis, Mario Merz, Marisa Merz, Giulio Paolini, Giuseppe Penone, Michelangelo Pistoletto and Gilberto Zorio.
Mario Merz- Igloos
Gabriele Raimondi, Italy, 2018, 25’, Italian, English subtitles
A documentary about seminal Arte Povera artist Mario Merz created during the preparations for his recent exhibition at Pirelli HangarBicocca in Milan. Curated by Vicente Todolí and Beatrice Merz, the exhibition brought together thirty-one igloos, from his first Igloo di Giap (1968) to Spostamenti della terra e della luna su un asse (2003), created the year of his death. Set against the backdrop of Turin in the late 1960s, the documentary traces the history of the igloo in Merz’s work.
Before the screening, visitors are invited to tour Magazzino’s collection and see the Mario Merz igloo From Continent to Continent (1993) on view in Gallery 4.
Artecinema is an international festival of films on contemporary art established in Naples in 1996, curated by Laura Trisorio and awarded a medal from the President of the Republic of Italy. Each year the festival presents a selection of some thirty documentaries from all over the world about the most important artists, architects and photographers of the last fifty years. Artecinema is one of the most anticipated events of the sector and provides an opportunity for a learning experience as well as social gathering and cultural exchange. www.artecinema.com
Ticketed guests traveling by train are encouraged to take the 5:32 pm MetroNorth from Grand Central Terminal, arriving to Cold Spring at 6:54 pm (train times may vary). The Cold Spring Trolley will be stationed at the parking lot of the Cold Spring train station to bring guests to and from Magazzino, performing continuous loops to and from the train station throughout the evening. The last trolley from Magazzino will be at 10:00 pm. Additionally, we have parking available on-site. A light aperitivo will be provided between 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm, with the film beginning promptly at dusk.
Cinema in Piazza: Artecinema Tickets
Single Night -- $7 (Adult) - $5 (Student)
Tickets are available for purchase on Eventbrite here.
All proceeds from ticket purchases will be donated to RxArt. www.rxart.net