Cinema and art have cultivated a productive relationship throughout the past century. The festival “Cinema of Art” celebrated this fruitful dialogue and provided a forum for films by fine artists around the world. In an international competition, retrospectives, special programmes and a master class, the participants explored the interaction between art and cinema and revealed the current trend toward a globally understandable artistic language of moving pictures. The International competition focused on innovative cinematic forms of narration and methods of playing with fiction.
The film and festival director Heinz Peter Schwerfel was responsible for selecting the contest entries together with various art experts such as Ingvild Goetz, Mark Nash and Hans-Michael Herzog. The jury was comprised of international fine art and film crossover artists such as Amira Casar, Cindy Sherman and Isaac Julien, some of whom will be presenting their own works at the festival.
By inviting international artists and curators who integrated film into their work, the festival hoped to attract young European talent, as well as art and cinema audiences from the Munich area. The project partners included the University of Television and Film, the Academy of the Fine Arts, the ARRI-Kino, Pinakothek der Moderne and the Brandhorst Collection.
Artistic director: Heinz Peter Schwerfel
Jury: Cindy Sherman (US), Miranda July, Doug Aitken (US), Isaac Julien (GB), Shirin Neshat (IR)
Curatorial panel: Ingvild Goetz, Hans-Michael Herzog (CH), Mark Nash (GB), Tim Crowley (CN), Jean de Loisy (F)
Artists: Yto Barrada (MA), Josef Dabernig (A), Omer Fast (IL), Alex McQuilkin (US), Hans Op de Beeck (B), Julian Rosefeldt, Ryan Trecartin (US), Apichatpong Weerasethakul (T) and others
Munich, University of Television and Film, Pinakothek der Moderne, ARRI-Kino, Brandhorst Collection, 24 – 28 Apr. 2013