Projects

Interlude 18/19

Film Series
Cinema Dreams in Artists Cinema

Alejandro Jodorowsky, POESIA SIN FIN © Steppenwolf

09/01/19 – 27/02/19
Filmmuseum München

On show are films by the British street artist Banksy, the surrealist eccentric Salvador Dalí, filming media artists such as Matthias Müller, Christoph Girardet and Rä di Martino, the sculptor Rebecca Horn, the photographer Agnès Varda and the performers Gilbert & George.
Their unique, emphatically idiosyncratic form unites the artists, as different as they may be. The thinking of the narrative image into new dimensions. The destruction of every linear narration. And – last but not least – the leap out of the drawer of any order fanatic cataloguing.

INTERLUDE 18/19

ARTIST TALK
Bjørn Melhus
CAN YOU SEE MY ART?

SUGAR (Digital Film / production still – work in progress, voraussichtlich 2019)©Bjørn Melhus
SUGAR (Digital Film / production still – work in progress, voraussichtlich 2019)©Bjørn Melhus


21/03/2019 – 6.30 p.m.

Pinakothek der Moderne | Auditorium

The German Norvegian artist, born in 1966 and living in Berlin, is the only most successfull and well-known filming artists in Germany who consistently combines social criticism with ironically grotesque stagings.
By exploiting the history of pop culture, mass media and cinema in his short films, he celebrates a unique balance between pessimistic melancholia and hysterical humour. With a very personal signature – Melhus plays all parts himself. Winner of many awards at festivals such as Oberhausen or institutional honors as the German Filmpreis, he has been incarnating many heroes of the Western mass culture, from James Dean or Jim Morrison to Marylin Monroe, Janis Joplin or the philosopher of capitalism Ayn Rand.
For the “Interlude” he presents his most recent works and gives an insight into his film SUGAR, which is still in production. In his talk he will also deal with the relationship of film and installation.
Website Bjørn Melhus
Moderated by Bernhart Schwenk (Curator of Contemporary Art at the Pinakothek der Moderne)
Free admission

Interlude 18/19

ARTIST TALK
ANNE IMHOF

Eliza Douglas in  Anne Imhof, Faust, 2017 Deutscher Pavillon, 57. Internationale Kunstausstellung– La Biennale di Venezia © Fotografie: Nadine Fraczkowski Courtesy: Deutscher Pavillon 2017, die Künstlerin
Eliza Douglas in Anne Imhof, Faust, 2017 Deutscher Pavillon, 57. Internationale Kunstausstellung– La Biennale di Venezia © Fotografie: Nadine Fraczkowski Courtesy: Deutscher Pavillon 2017, die Künstlerin

09/04/2019 — 7 p.m.
Pinakothek der Moderne | Auditorium

Anne Imhof (born 1978) is one of the most important and original artists of our time. Her work spans the genres of performance, painting and room installation; she examines the traditional images and processes handed down through culture and the mass media and develops new tactics to reach a broader definition of the term “performance”. With the success of very few artists, she precisely captures the existentialism of current life and conveys it in impressive scenes and images that long remain with the viewer. The moving image serves not only for archival purposes but also to complement the live performances.
Anne Imhof has already held numerous international exhibitions. In addition to other important prizes, including the Berliner Preis der Nationalgalerie, she won the prestigious Golden Lion at the 2017 Venice Biennale for her work “Faust”, which was shown at the German Pavilion. Recently, the PIN Young Circle (PIN.YC) sponsorship group of the Pinakothek der Moderne purchased five of Anne Imhof’s drawings for the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung. She created these insightful sketches as studies for the five-hour-long performance in the German Pavilion.
Anne Imhof in conversation with Michael Hering (Director of Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München) and Katja Blomberg (Director of Haus am Waldsee Berlin)
Free admission

Interlude 18/19

ARTIST TALK
PHIL COLLINS

Phil Collins, Delete Beach, 2016 HD animation loop; colour, sound; 21 min. Rubber crumble, tyres, refuse, liquid pools, lights. Installation view, Phil Collins: Can’t Do Right For Doing Wrong, HOME, Manchester, 2018. Photo: Lee Baxter. Courtesy Shady Lane Productions, Berlin.
Phil Collins, Delete Beach, 2016
HD animation loop; colour, sound; 21 min. Rubber crumble, tyres, refuse, liquid pools, lights.
Installation view, Phil Collins: Can’t Do Right For Doing Wrong, HOME, Manchester, 2018.
Photo: Lee Baxter. Courtesy Shady Lane Productions, Berlin.

04/12/2018 — 8 p.m.
Harry Klein

British artist Phil Collins (born 1970) studies the nuances of social relationships in different locations and global communities in his films, installations, photographs and live events. With new forms of artist actions such as a disco marathon in Ramallah, satirical teleshopping events, karaoke performances “Made in Japan” or call-to-vinyl actions, Phil Collins is expanding his video art to cross genres and include performance, theatre and music production. His work completely redefines the term “multimedia”.
The professor of video art at the Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln (Academy of Media Arts Cologne) was nominated for the Turner Prize, is a winner of the Paul Hamlyn Award for Visual Arts and received the Audience Award at KINO DER KUNST in 2015.
For the “Zwischenspiel / Interlude”, Phil Collins at the “Harry Klein” club explores a space where – as in his art – dance, music and visuals coalesce into a unified emotional experience.
The talk is moderated by Heinz Peter Schwerfel (Artistic Director of KINO DER KUNST)
Free admission

INTERLUDE 18/19

ARTIST TALK
MARK LEWIS

©Mark Lewis_Museum (2018) Film Still
©Mark Lewis_Museum (2018) Film Still

24/10/18, 7 p.m.
Kunstverein Munich

Born 1958 in Ontario, Canada, the photographer and filmmaker lives today in London and mostly works in a crossover of abstract analysis, the tradition of experimental film and the emotional perception of landscape or architecture.
Much of his work focuses on style and technology of film, for instance on the complex narration of long tracking shots. His films are nearly always short, precise exercises on particular techniques of filmmaking and spatial perception, they particularly tend to look at contemporary cities, film history, and the way film has impacted ideas about everyday life. Mark Lewis had many solo shows in important museums around the world and represented in 2009 Canada at the Venice Biennale.
Website Mark Lewis
Talk in English. Moderated by Heinz Peter Schwerfel (Artistic Director of KINO DER KUNST)
Free admission

ON TOUR 18

Istanbul
DIRIMART DOLAPDERE

AES+F, Inverso Mundus, Still #1-05, 2015 © AES+F I ARS New York. Courtesy of the artists, MAMM and Triumph Gallery
AES+F, Inverso Mundus, Still #1-05, 2015 © AES+F I ARS New York. Courtesy of the artists, MAMM and Triumph Gallery

20/07 – 29/07/18

Dirimart: KINO DER KUNST

In Cinemas 18

SHIRIN NESHAT
LOOKING FOR OUM KULTHUM

Traumsequenz: Mitra (Neda Rahmanian) steht mit Oum Kulthum (Najia Skalli) am Geländer und schaut auf das Meer ©RazorFilm
Dream sequence: Mitra (Neda Rahmanian) and Oum Kulthum (Najia Skalli) standing at the handrail and watching the ocean © RazorFilm

10/06/18, 11.00
City Kino
Discussion with Shirin Neshat after the screening

The Egyptian singer Oum Kulthum (1900 to 1975) is still celebrated worldwide as the “Callas of the Orient”, as a timelessly outstanding artist with an extraordinary voice and unforgettable musical intensity. Often forgotten is that Oum Kulthum lived during a politically dramatic era in Egypt – she was and remains a legendary woman for the male-dominated Islamic world.

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It was only a question of time until her life and music would become a topic for the Iran-born Shirin Neshat, one of the most important contemporary artists, who was last year’s winner of the world’s most significant art prize, the Praemium Imperiale. In her photos, video installations and films, Neshat – whose works are regularly presented at KINO DER KUNST in Munich – often addresses the solitude of the Muslim woman in a world dominated by men. But instead of simply filming another biopic à la Hollywood and dutifully retelling the life of the famous Egyptian, Neshat introduces autobiographical details and the stylistic concepts of her own art. Oum Kulthum’s life and work become a cinematic artwork that – apart from all chaotic historical and present events – celebrates the strength of a woman and artist in the Islamic world.

Filmed in today’s Morocco, the script by Shirin Neshat and her partner and long-term accomplice Shoja Azari narrates a story within a story, i.e. the attempts by an alter ego of the artist – constantly shaken by doubt and drama – to film Oum Kulthum’s life. Stylistically, however, the film particularly emphasizes the singing and stage presence of the musician, just as it accounts for the videos of the New York-based artist. These include silent dream sequences, sophisticated choreography in the presence of the protagonists, an absence of all psychological simplification, and the beauty of the images and tracking shots typical for Neshat.

An event from NFP marketing & distribution in cooperation with KINO DER KUNST.

 

Interlude 16/17

Neues Museum Nürnberg
The View

©Neues Museum Nürnberg
©Neues Museum Nürnberg

06/10/16 – 02/04/17

Neues Museum Nürnberg in cooperation with KINO DER KUNST will offer a different art film programme every month – until April 2017.
Heinz Peter Schwerfel, Artistic Director of KINO DER KUNST, Franziska Stöhr, Curator of the film program, and Eva Kraus, Director of Neues Museum, discussing on current development in narrative art films.
Neues Museum Nürnberg: The View

Interlude 16/17

Artist Talk
Igor Simic

Still from „Cost-Benefit-Love“, 2014 Foto: Igor Simic
Still from „Cost-Benefit-Love“, 2014 Foto: Igor Simic

28/10/2016, 7 p.m.
Kunstverein München

Shortly after obtaining his degree in film science and philosophy at Columbia University in New York City, the Serbian shooting star attracted international attention and was distinguished with multiple awards for his short film Shelter (2009). In his work, Simic grapples with special phenomena of modern society. After his much-noted Thinker in the Supermarket (2012), a contemporary variant of Auguste Rodin’s world-famous sculpture, he presented his film Our Guardians (2015), which he had produced in Paris, at the last b3 Biennale in Frankfurt. In 2016, his most recent film, Melanchonic drone won First Prize of the Loop Festival Barcelona.
Website Igor Simic

Interlude 16/17

Artist Talk
Johan Grimonprez

Johan Grimonprez, "Looking for Alfred", 2005, Super 16mm-Film, digitalisiert. Foto: Courtesy Johan Grimonprez
Johan Grimonprez, “Looking for Alfred”, 2005, Super 16mm-Film, digitalisiert. Foto: Courtesy Johan Grimonprez

25/11/2016, 8.00 PM
KUNSTVEREIN MÜNCHEN

The Belgian artist, honoured with numerous awards, became known through his film essay Dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y, which was shown in 1997 in Paris and at the documenta X in Kassel. The film anticipated at an early date the tragic events of September 11. Since then, Grimonprez’s works are found throughout the world at film festivals and in museums. Over and over, he focuses and criticises media manipulation. Solo exhibitions, including at the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich (2007) and in SMAK in Ghent (2011-12). His most recent film, Shadow World, was recognised as the best documentary film at the International Film Festival Edinburgh 2016.
Website Johan Grimonprez

Interlude 16/17

Artist Talk
Clare Langan

10/02/2017, 7 p.m. – Kunstverein München

With great sensitivity for breath-taking pictures, the Irish filmmaker – who worked in the 1990s for artist James Coleman and as Art Director for renowned film productions such as Mel Gibson’s Braveheart – tells of a world in flux, whose beauty lies above all in the tragedy of change. In 2007, her film Metamorphosis was honoured with the main prize of the Short Film Festival Oberhausen. The Floating World, which premiered at the 2013 KINO DER KUNST, won a prize at the French festival VIDEOFORMES in 2014.
Website Clare Langan

Interlude 16/17

Film Series
CINEMA AND PAINTING

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Młyn i krzyź, Polen2011, Regie: Lech Majewski

11/01/2016 – 22/02/2016
FILMMUSEUM MÜNCHEN

From the fictional to the documentary treatment of the act of painting, from the biopic to the analytical essay – how film attempts to grasp as well as comprehend painting is illustrated by the series “Kino und Malerei” (Cinema and Painting), using cinema films from recent decades that are both outstanding and unique in their approach. The films will be accompanied by personal introductions from art historians or artists.

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11/01/2017 – Młyn i krzyź (The Mill and the Cross)
PL 2011, 95’, original version with German subtitles
Directed by: Lech Majewski, Starring: Rutger Hauer, Michael York, Charlotte Rampling
Introduction: Bernhard Maaz (General Director of the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen)

18/01/2017 – Studien zu Monet (Im imaginären Museum)
DE 2014,103 min. Directed by: Klaus Wyborny
Introduction: Klaus Wyborny (Filmemacher)

25/01/2017 – Caravaggio
GB 1986, 93 min, OmU. Directed by: Derek Jarman, with: Nigel Terry, Sean Bean, Tilda Swinton
Introduction: Ulrich Pfisterer (Director of Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte)

01/02/2017 – Love is the Devil (Studie für ein Portrait von Francis Bacon)
GB 1998, 90 min, OmU. Directed by: John Maybury. With: Derek Jacobi, Daniel Craig, Tilda Swinton
Introduction: M+M (artist duo)

08/02/2017 – Frida Kahlo – Naturaleza Viva (Frida Kahlo – Es lebe das Leben)
MX 1983, 108 min, OmU. Directed by: Paul Leduc. With Ofelia Medina, Juan José Gurrola, Salvador Sánchez
Introduction: Heinz Peter Schwerfel (Artistic Director, KINO DER KUNST)

15/2/2017 – El Sol del Membrillo (Dream of Light)
ES 1992, 133 min, OmeU. Directed by: Viktor Erice. With Antonio López, María Moreno, Enrique Gran, María López, Carmen López
Introduction: Franziska Stöhr (Curator, KINO DER KUNST)

22/02/2017 – Pollock
USA 2000, 122 min, OmU. Directed by: Ed Harris. With: Ed Harris, Marcia Gay Harden, Jennifer Connelly
Introduction: Carsten Fock (painter)

Interlude 16/17

PANEL
Reality, realism, authenticity
Strategies of cinematic representation in art and documentary film

Christoph Faulhaber, 2015, Foto: © Katharina Bühler
Christoph Faulhaber, 2015, Foto: © Katharina Bühler

10/11/2016, 19.00
ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS, MUNICH

How does an artistic documentary film differ from a documentary artist’s film? What does media authenticity mean and how can it be achieved? How can audiences distinguish between authenticity and lack of authenticity?
No discipline other than film has come so far in depicting a supposed reality. But while in a documentary film, the relationship to reality is seemingly obvious and viewers assume that the depicted events have actually occurred, art likes to leave things unclear.

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In this panel discussion, filmmaker Andres Veiel, media artist Christoph Faulhaber, the artistic director of KINO DER KUNST Heinz Peter Schwerfel and the director of the International Documentary Film Festival Munich Daniel Sponsel will discuss the different strategies for dealing with reality, both in front of and behind the camera.
Moderation: Nan Mellinger

Interlude 16/17

Highlights 13/15
22/03/2017, 9.00 PM
CITY KINO

Jochen Kuhn

Jochen Kuhn, „Sonntag 3“, 2012, 14 Min.
Jochen Kuhn, „Sonntag 3“, 2012, 14 Min.

Sonntag 3

The third part of a series of films about Sunday outings. In Sonntag 3 the main character has a blind date with an suprisingly well known woman at the Grand Café in Berlin.


Almagul Menlibayeva

Almagul Menlibayeva, „Transoxiana Dreams“, 2011, HD, 23’, Courtesy Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, New York
Almagul Menlibayeva, „Transoxiana Dreams“, 2011, HD, 23’, Courtesy Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, New York

Transoxiana Dreams

As seen through the eyes of a fisherman’s young daughter, the film illustrates the dramatic environmental changes in the Aral region where bizarre creatures, half horse, half human, are suddenly romping around. A tribute to the nomadic past of its people.
KINO DER KUNST Main Award 2013


Till Nowak

Till Nowak, „The Centrifuge Brain Project“, 2011, HD, 6 Min. 35 Sek.
Till Nowak, „The Centrifuge Brain Project“, 2011, HD, 6 Min. 35 Sek.

The Centrifuge Brain Project

Since the 1970s, scientists have been conducting research to study the effects of amusement park rides on the human brain. Adapting the aesthetics of a television documentary, this film takes a tongue-in-cheek look at humanity’s confusing search for bigger, better, faster and higher ways to happiness.
KINO DER KUNST 2nd Main Award 2013


Pierre Huyghe

Pierre Huyghe, „Untitled (Human Mask)“, FRA 2014, 19’, Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York; Hauser & Wirth, London; Esther Schipper, Berlin; Anna Lena Film, Paris.
Pierre Huyghe, „Untitled (Human Mask)“, FRA 2014, 19’, Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York; Hauser & Wirth, London; Esther Schipper, Berlin; Anna Lena Film, Paris.

Untitled [Human Mask]

La Condition Humaine: Pictures of a deserted Fukushima after the 2011 tsunami. Then, a monkey educated in Japan as a server is wearing the mask of a woman and waiting on tables in an empty restaurant…
KINO DER KUNST Main Award 2015


Hu Wei

Hu Wei, „Butter Lamp“, FRA/CHN 2013, 16’
Hu Wei, „Butter Lamp“, FRA/CHN 2013, 16’

Butter Lamp

In their studio, a young photographer and his assistant photograph group shots of Tibetan nomad families in front of various backdrops. Personal contacts between the photographer and his subjects develop more and more.
KINO DER KUNST 2nd Main Award 2015


Bjørn Melhus

Bjørn Melhus, „Freedom & Independence“, DEU 2014, 15’, Limboland Productions, Berlin
Bjørn Melhus, „Freedom & Independence“, DEU 2014, 15’, Limboland Productions, Berlin

Freedom & Independence

Money and faith, religion and capitalism, the bold of theses of the self-proclaimed inventor of American Objectivism, Ayn Rand, and the half-baked sermons of today’s cult gurus. A mix of musical and science fiction, elaborately filmed in Istanbul model settlements and a Berlin morgue.

Interlude 14/15

Between reality and fiction

Artist Talk
BJØRN MELHUS

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Bjørn Melhus, I’M NOT THE ENEMY, HD VIDEO, 13:30 min, 2011, Production Still (Photo: Ben Brix)

21/10/14
Academy of Fine Arts Munich

Janis Joplin and James Dean, but also Dorothy from the “Wizard of Oz”, a talk-show host who resembles a priest, or a war veteran haunted by his memories – these are the more or less heroic protagonists in the cosmos of German-Norwegian artist Bjørn Melhus (*1966), all played by himself. Melhus makes films of a slightly different art: they could easily be called extraterrestrial, but they always remain close to our pop-cultural reality. Ironically, he uses plots and action schemataund in the mass media and investigates their relationship to the viewer. He always stages moving images to self-arranged composite soundtracks of found footage material from movies and television. While in “Again&Again” (1998) he offers clones for purchase and caricatures telesales, and in the wonderfully strange “Auto Center Drive” (2003) he lets icons of American pop meet, in “Deadly Storms” (2008) he stages a news show in which the viewer is informed about an alleged danger until he finally understands that this is primarily a media strategy to keep him sitting in front of the screen. In the past few years, Melhus has dealt especially with war and its consequences, for example in “I’m Not the Enemy”, which received the German Short Film Award in 2011.

Originally from the experimental film world, his works are shown at film and media festivals such as the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen or the European Media Art Festival in Osnabrück as well as in museums such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Serpentine Gallery in London or the Museum Ludwig in Cologne. Melhus has won numerous awards, including the Marler Video Art Award (1998), the HAP-Grieshaber Prize from VG Bild Kunst (2003) and the Prize of the Cinema Jury of the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen (2009).

 

Interlude 14/15

Between reality and fiction

Artist Talk
SALLA TYKKÄ

© SALLA TYKKÄ- Airs Above the Ground (2010)
© SALLA TYKKÄ- Airs Above the Ground (2010)

10/06/14
Academy of Fine Arts Munich

The questionable perfection of beauty, the hard physical drills, the artificial female role templates and our cultural subconscious shaped by the cinematic images of Hollywood all belong to the leitmotifs of artist Salla Tykkä, who lives and works in Helsinki. Since 1998, Tykkä (b. 1973) has been shooting short films that are presented in exhibition spaces and film festivals and that laconically abstain from any commentary. At times as staged dramas, at other times as documentary observations, these films analyze our collective memory through the cliché situations imparted on us by mass media. Films like ‘Lasso’, ‘Cave’ or ‘Zoo’ (2006) depict leading female characters in fictitious key scenes derived from horror to Hitchcock film classics. Recent works, such as ‘Air Above the Ground’ (2010) about the dressage cruelty inflicted on the Lipizzaner horses, or ‘Victoria’ (2008), a time lapse of an only nocturnally and very briefly blooming water lily, use the supposedly objective documentary vantage point in order to question the idea of beauty. Tykkä most recent work, ‘Giant’ (2013), a cinematic visit to the training location of Romanian gymnasts who were once legendary for their grace, was honored at this year’s International Film Festival Rotterdam with the Tiger Award for the best short film.

Interlude 14/15

Between reality and fiction

Artist Talk
CLEMENS VON WEDEMEYER

Clemens von Wedemeyer: Afterimage, 2013. Installation view “The Cast”. Foto: Matteo Monti (MAXXI) Courtesy Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris; KOW, Berlin
Clemens von Wedemeyer: Afterimage, 2013. Installation view “The Cast”. Foto: Matteo Monti (MAXXI) Courtesy Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris; KOW, Berlin

11/06/14
Academy of Fine Arts Munich

Blurring the boundaries between the documentary and the staged, the question of the veracity of stories’ images and narratives, as well as the cinema as a real and conceptual place, are common themes in Clemens von Wedemeyer’s work. The early stages of his work are often characterized by an exploration of concrete locations and inspiration from film history. In ‘Silberhöhe’ (2003-2004), for example, this leads to the camera’s observation and migration through the empty housing Halle-Silberhöhe that was inspired by Michelangelo Antonioni’s film ‘L’eclisse’ (1962) and in which the houses resemble a film set. Other works like ‘Against Death’ (2009), which focuses on an immortality ritual, or ‘Muster/Rushes’ (2012), which, on three different temporal levels, deals with the history of the Breitenau monastery near Kassel, are complex and circular narratives without a beginning or end. Born in 1974, von Wedemeyer has received numerous awards and is represented with his works at both film festivals and exhibitions. In 2006, his film ‘Rien du tout’ (made in collaboration with Maja Schweizer) was honored at the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen as the best German film. That same year, von Wedemeyer was awarded the Karl Schmidt-Rottluff Scholarship. Solo exhibitions of his work have been presented at the Kölnischer Kunstverein, MoMA PS1 in New York (both 2006), the Barbican Art Centre in London (2009) and the Frankfurter Kunstverein (2011). In 2012, he participated in (d)OCUMENTA 13.