Sigmar Polke filmmaker

Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi
09/28 - 09/30/2016

Event

Sigmar Polke Filmmaker

Free entry

As Palazzo Grassi dedicates a major exhibition to Sigmar Polke, the Teatrino offers a rare opportunity to discover a selection of his films.
His work as a filmmaker is little known but more than 100 hours of films are kept by the Estate of Sigmar Polke. Shot in 16 mm in colours or black and white, the films are a visual diary of the artist’s private life, travels, views on politics as well as his creative process – in particular his experimentation on colours.

Ironic, witty, curious, their aesthetic and post-production confirm Polke’s sense of humour and thirst for experimentation. The artist plays with the film’s sensitivity to light and uses various means to suggest a close contact with the environment – blurred image, long-cut, wide range of camera movements, addition of unplanned elements.

On Wednesday 28th September, 6pm: the screenings will be introduced by Anna and Georg Polke, Elena Geuna e Guy Tosatto (Curators of the exhibition “Sigmar Polke” at Palazzo Grassi) and Thomas Elsaesser (film historian and professor of Film and Television Studies at the University of Amsterdam).
On Thursday 29th and Friday 30th September, the films will be screened continously from 10am to 7pm.

The programme

1. Palazzo Regale (Pompeji et al.)
16mm film, digitized
1986/2016
colour, silent
c.8:46 min

2. La Verna
16mm film, digitized
1986/2016
colour, silent
c.9:03 min

3. Verona (Mantegna et al.)
16mm film, digitized
c.1984-1986/2016
colour, silent
c.8:51 min

4. Landscapes (San Vitale et al.)
16mm film, digitized
1986/2016
colour, silent
c.8:59 min

5. Venice (Regata Storica et al.)
16mm film, digitized
c.1985-86/2016
colour, silent
c.9:03 min

6. Venice (Violonist et al.)
16mm film, digitized
1986/2016
colour, silent
c.8:53 min

7. Assisi (Venice Biennale et al.)
16mm film, digitized
1985-86/2016
colour, silent
c.8:57 min

8. Venice Biennale (Quartz et al.)
16mm film, digitized
1986
colour, silent
c.9:05 min

9. Sfumato (Solfatera et al.)
16mm film, digitized
1991/2016
colour, silent
c.12:02 min