>> NEW << the red heritage

DE | 2019 | 4x26' | 4K | English (sub.), German, French to be bought to ARTE sales | By Claudia Kuhland, Susanna Schürmann, Cordula Echterhoff | DreamTeam Medienproduktion | Broadcasters: ARTE, Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk

 

Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the relationship of contemporary artists with the arts of the communist era in Germany, Russia, Lithuania and Bulgaria (one episode per country) highlights an ambivalence towards a past which is still omnipresent but often taboo

>> NEW << VAN DYCK

DE | 2019 | 52' | HD | German, French version to be bought to ARTE | By Yasemin Ergin & Lucie Tamborini  | 3B-Produktion | Broadcaster: ARTE

 

Although Van Dyck became worldwide renowned for his portraits, he lived for a long time in the shadow of his teacher Rubens and his ambitious historical paintings. Was this proximity a curse or a blessing for the prodigy? Nearly 400 years after his death in 1621, the answers to this question can be found in his paintings.

>> NEW << RAPHAEL

DE | Completion February 2020 | 52' | HD | German, English (sub.), French version to be bought by Arte | By Henrike Sandner  | 3B-Produktion | Broadcasters: ZDF/ARTE

 

500 years after his death, rediscover the mystical work of Raphael "Madone Sixtine“, what it teaches us about his life and secrets, taking us to Italy, far from the romantic and sometimes kitsch cliché of his work.

>> NEW << the antagonists: rivalry in aRT

DE | 2016-2017 | 5x52' | HD | German, English (sub.) | By Andreas Gräfenstein, Sylvie Kürsten & Henrike Sandner | 3B-Produktion | Broadcasters: ZDF/ARTE

 

Most significant developments in art history often result from the fierce competition between genius masters. In this series, we discover the fruitful rivalries between renowned artists: Leonardo Da Vinci versus Michelangelo, Vincent Van Gogh versus Paul Gauguin, Emil Nolde versus Max Liebermann, Turner versus Constable and Caravaggio versus Baglione.

henri guéDON, the aRT and freedom

FR | 2016 | 52' | HD | French | By Jean-Marc Gosse | Axe Sud | Broadcaster: France Télévisions

 

Henri Guédon (1944-2006) was a Martiniquan percussionist -leader of a salsa band- painter and sculptor born on the same day as the abolition of slavery in his homeland. This tribute unveils the story of a humanist, whose legacy still inspires the international artistic scene. 

ARCHITECTONES, BY XAVIER VEILHAN

FR | 2015 | 70' | HD | French (sub.), English (sub.) | By François Combin | Urubu Films

 

Xavier Veilhan,  one of the most internationally renowned French visual artist represented France at the Venice Biennale in 2017. In this documentary, he invests seven emblematic modernist houses in the USA, Russia, Spain & France with striking elegant installations & performances (sculptures, music, lighting effects etc.) where visitors can interact.

Locations : the VDL Research House by Richard Neutra, the Case Study House n°21 by Pierre Koenig and The Sheats-Goldstein Residence by John Lautner (Los Angeles), the Cité Radieuse by Le Corbusier (Marseille), The  Sainte-Bernadette du Banlay by Paul Virilio and Claude Parent (Nevers), the Melnikov House (Moscow) and the Pavillon Mies van der Rohe (Barcelone).

THOMAS HIRSCHhORN - Gramsci Monument

CH | 2015 | 52' / 94' | HD | English (sub.), French (sub.), German (sub.) | By Angelo A. Lüdin | Soap Factory GmbH | Broadcaster: SRF

 

Thomas Hirschhorn is a Swiss artist renowned for his series of ephemeral "monuments" dedicated to major writers and thinkers. After The Netherlands, France and Germany, he created the Gramsci Monument at Forest Houses, a housing in the tenuous surburb of Bronx. The Gramsci Monument building empowered local people and let them connect. 

JAN FABRE, BEYOND THE ARTIST

FR | 2014 | 52' |  HD | French (sub.) , English (sub.), Italian (sub.) | La Compagnie des Indes | Broadcasters: RTBF, France Television culturebox

 

Jan Fabre, Belgian multidisciplinary artist, playwright, stage director, choreographer and designer, opens the doors of the enigmatic "Troubleyn", his « artistic lab », a true place of conviviality. The artist’s creation process is unveiled and explained by the artist himself and contributors, such as Georges Banu, art critic and Vincent Baudriller, former director of the Avignon Festival. Behind the versatile artist, we discover the man.

Adolfo Wildt, the marble and the soul

IT | 2015 | 42' | HD | Italian, French (sub.), English (sub.) | By Simone Marcelli | Catrina Producciones | Broadcaster: Sky ARTE HD

 

On 1 March 2018 will be celebrated 150 years anniversary of the birth of Adolfo Wildt, the great Italian sculptor of late XIXth-beginning of the XXth century, known for his marble sculptures. They blend grace & originality and led the way for numerous modernist sculptors. Recently exhibited in Paris in Orangeries’ Museum and in galleries in New York and Milano, his works can be contemplated all year long at Vatican, Milano and Venetia Modern Art Museum, in Italy.

ECLECTIC COLLECTIONS: THE MANTIN HOUSE

FR | 2014 | 52' | HD | French, English (sub.), Spanish (sub.), German (sub.), Italian (sub.) | By Marie-Christine Duchalet et Pierre Gadrey | Z'images Productions

 

Prominent French restaurateurs bring a new and sparkling perspective on their professions. Between exigency and passion, they renovate the furniture, paintings, tapestries and stuffed animals of the renowned Maison Mantin, revealing their mysteries and the bourgeois lifestyle of the late nineteenth century.

PHILIPPE HOSIASSON

FR | 2013 | 60' | HD | French, English (with sub. & English (dub.) | By David Grinberg | KINEPIX PRODUCTION

 

Philippe Hosiasson, XXth century French painter from Ukrain, risks to be forgotten by the art History. His talent for abstraction, his exhibition beside Soulages by the Kootz gallery in New York & his relationships with renowned painters such as Picasso, Rothko & Motherwell prove how much he deserves a full recognition. Telling chronologically the story of the paintor, this film, including interviews of key art players such, rehabilitates his work. You can enjoy some of his paintings in Beaubourg and in the MoMa (New York).

IMPRESSIONISM, A EULOGY TO FASHION

FR | 2012 | 52' | HD | French, English (sub.) | By Anne Andreu, Emérance Dubas | Coproducers: Cinétévé, ARTE France, Musée d'Orsay | Partners: TV5 Monde, CNC, Editions Montparnasse | Broadcasters: ARTE France, TV5 Monde

 

© Frédéric Bazille, Réunion de famille dit aussi Portraits de famille, 1867,Musée d'Orsay, Paris

Impressionism, like no other fine arts movement, has elevated fashion to a real art form. More than simply depicting the clothing style of their contemporaries, impressionist painters tell us something about art. In this documentary, curators, historians and even fashion designers such as Karl Lagarfeld, tell us about the legacy of this movement which promoted a resolute modernism.