Kino Der Kunst

What can art gain from cinema? And how can cinema contribute to art?

From 24 to 28 April, Munich will host KINO DER KUNST, the first event of its kind worldwide to present films by visual artists who take cinema beyond its traditional boundaries and explore new narrative forms. KINO DER KUNSTis designed to be an exhibition and a film festival in one, creating a showcase for current art trends and an international meeting point for artists, curators and the public. Spread across various locations, such as Munich University of Television and Film (HFF), the ARRI cinema, Munich Academy of Fine Arts, the Pinakothek der Moderne and the collectors’ museums Brandhorst and Goetz, it will feature a competition with generous prizes, a retrospective programme of feature-length films by artists ranging from Hans Richter and Rebecca Horn to Steve McQueen and Julian Schnabel, a wide range of works from specific geographical regions and a number of museum-based multi-channel installations, all aimed at examining the current relationship between cinema and art. The quest of contemporary artists for a globally comprehensible language of the moving image is playing an increasingly important role here – will the cinema of the future find its home in the museum?

KINO DER KUNST – call for entries

A jury comprising a range of illustrious figures, such as New York artist Cindy Sherman, Isaac Julien and Jean de Loisy, director of the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, will award two main prizes amounting to a total of 25,000 EUR. The comprehensive retrospective is also dedicated to London artist and filmmaker Isaac Julien and will screen his feature films, multi-channel pieces and feature-length documentaries, such as “Derek”, his tribute to the deceased film pioneer Derek Jarman. A comprehensive region-specific exhibition will showcase artists’ films from Asia. There will also be lectures, workshops, a trade fair for young talent featuring projects by European artists under 35 with the ARRI Award, presented to an exceptional work of an artist working with time-based media.

According to Bernardo Bertolucci, cinema time is not real time like the lapsing of seconds in our everyday reality; it is dream time. Will art be able to transport this dream time into the museum?

KINO DER KUNST is a project organised by EIKON Süd GmbH, funded by the Bavarian Ministry for Science, Research and Art, the German Federal Cultural Foundation and the Allianz-Kulturstiftung in cooperation with Munich University of Television and Film and Munich Academy of Fine Arts.

Partners include BMW, ARRI and the Goetz collection.

Ingvild Goetz is chair of the scientific advisory board; Heinz Peter Schwerfel is artistic director.

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