Film Projection: The World According to Kapoor – A Portrait of Anish Kapoor
by Heinz Peter Schwerfel (France/GB, 2011, 52′)
Friday, February 14, 2014 at 6pm – Free entrance
The Center for Contemporary Art Luigi Pecci in collaboration with Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival Firenze presents The World According to Kapoor – A Portrait of Anish Kapoor, a film by Heinz Peter Schwerfel, this Friday, February 14th at 6pm in the auditorium of the Pecci Museum, Viale della Repubblica 277 in Prato, near Florence. Admission is free.
Co-produced by Schuch Productions and ARTE France, Schwerfel’s film is an interview, full of suggestions and reflections, in which Anish Kapoor, one of the most famous artists in the world, recounts his search for new forms, his thoughts about sculpture and the metaphysical conception of the spaces with which he interacts. His words are a commentary on the images shot in his studio-laboratory in London, at Millennium Park in Chicago, where his extraordinary Cloud Gate has become one of the city’s most-visited monuments, and at his shows in Bilbao, Mumbai, Delhi and Paris.
A multicultural magician, an aesthetic perfectionist, and an engineer of the impossible, the sculptor Anish Kapoor thrives on new creative and technological challenges. Kapoor was born in India but has resided in the UK since the 1970s. This documentary tells the world according Kapoor on a journey, from his laboratory in London to permanent installations in Chicago and Naples, at the Bilbao Exhibition, Mumbai and Delhi. The artist is given the opportunity to speak in a personal way of his perpetual search for new forms, which are always deeply moving.
The film screening is linked to the exhibition Anish Kapoor – Lucio Fontana. Sconfinamenti currently at the Museo Pecci Milano (Via Ripa di Porta Ticinese 113, Milan) until February 15, 2014. Works of Indian sculptor Anish Kapoor (b. 1954) and Italian painter Lucio Fontana (1899-1968) contrast each other in an exhibit at the Milan branch of Luigi Pecci Center of Contemporary Art of Prato (Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci).
The World According to Kapoor – A Portrait of the Artist Anish Kapoor
A film by Heinz Peter Schwerfel
(France / UK, 2011 , 52 ‘)
Language: English / Subtitles: Italian
Co-produced by Schuch Productions / ARTE France
Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci
Auditorium of the Centro Pecci
Viale della Repubblica 277, Prato – ITALY
info: i.aiazzi @ centropecci.it