Saturday, 6 August 2016

The Art of Enlightenment...

Lalit Kala Akademi Regional Centre, Chennai,
Cholamandal Centre for Contemporary Art
‘Film Festival on Visual Art — from the collection of Dorothea Machingal’
06, 07 August 2016

A total of 10 films will be screened as part of the festival days. This includes Never Sorry – Ai Weiwei by Alison Klaymen, which won the Jury Prize at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, and Rembrandt Fecit 1669 by director Jos Stelling, which recreates the end of a genius with authenticity.

The line-up on the first day includes BBC documentaries on artists such as Antony Gormley, best known for his monumental sculpture Angel of the North; Chris Ofili, who installed a paradise-like garden with a glass dome for the Venice Biennale in 2003; Anthony Caro, who is known to have led a revolution in sculpture in Britain in the early 1960s; and Anish Kapoor, one of Britain’s most accomplished and popular sculptors. Apart from the documentaries, they will also screen a bio-pic on the Greek painter of the Spanish Renaissance, El Greco.

 On the second day, the line-up includes documentaries on David Batchelor and his experiments with everyday materials such as plastics, chandeliers, lightboxes, and more, on Richard Serra’s first retrospective exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The Art of Enlightenment by Frank Barbian.

The festival will be held at Cholamandal Artists' Village, ECR, Injambakkam, between 2.30 p.m. and 8 p.m. on both days.


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