From: massimo pistone (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Oct 18 2008 - 09:46:51 PDT
abstracta international abstract cinema exhibition Sponsored by the President of Italian Republic and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs October 26th, 2008 and October 27th At The Cairo, with Instituto Cervantes and Istituto Italiano di Cultura abstracta The Only Festival of Its’ Kind in the World Today The abstract cinema exhibition carried out in Liege , Belgium , in 1951, organised by artist Jean Raine and film-maker Cobra witnessed the participation of the masters of the cinema of '20s and '30s, Leger, Duchamp, Dulac, Ernst, Veronesi, Len Lye, Richter, Henry Moore and others. Today, after the great success of the 2006, 2007 and 2008 editions in Rome, Link Campus University of Malta and Zac Association present the third Abstracta Exhibition at The Cairo with 45 filmmakers from around the world, a forum where the authors of this cinema, as old as its fictional counterpart, can meet, confront each other and exchange ideas and
opinions. At The Cairo, with Instituto Cervantes and Istituto Italiano di Cultura Abstracta is on Via Nomentana 335 - Roma - tel 0039 0640400239. Massimo Pistone is the Director of the Exhibition. email suppressed The members of the International Jury are Americo Sbardella, Chairman (Filmstudio 80, Roma), Vanna Fadini (Link Campus), Pip Chodorov (Revoir, Paris), Gerardo Lo Russo ( Rome - Academy of Fine Arts –Director), Simonetta Lux ( La Sapienza , University of Rome ), Javier Aguirre (Anticine, Madrid ). The definition of Abstract Cinema given in 1926 by Rudolf Kurtz doesn't seem to describe completely enough this immense conceptual field, however, in substantial agreement with the thesis of Georges Roque (“What Is Abstract Art?,” 2004) and, above all, with the 1951 essay by Jean Raine (“Fondement d'une étude sur le film abstrait”), we have delineated Abstract Cinema as the one "that does not tell stories".
In this way, we have broadened the scope of the conceptual character of the abstract. Another ambition of the Exhibition is to find a way to enable Abstract Cinema, which has been plundered by fictional cinema, music videos and advertisement, to promote itself as an independent and valuable resource. The PROGRAMME in The Cairo http://www.abstractacinema.com/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=17&Itemid=31 __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Poco spazio e tanto spam? Yahoo! Mail ti protegge dallo spam e ti da tanto spazio gratuito per i tuoi file e i messaggi http://mail.yahoo.it
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