A film by Gilles Coudert
Year of production: 2017
Duration: 52 min.
French & English subtitles
The film by Gilles Coudert narrates the genesis of the Theatergarden Bestiarium exhibition and its evolution. Art historian Guy Tortosa recounts the singular adventure initiated by the gallerist and author Rüdiger Schöttle and realised by exhibition curator Chris Dercon, who explains how such a project came about. Artists Dan Graham, Alain Séchas and Marin Kasimir share their memories and their retrospective analysis of their experiences. Artist Xavier Veilhan champions this exhibition as a major influence for his generation while Bernard Blistène, director of France’s Musée National d’Art Moderne, looks at it through the lens of the history of theatre, gardens and cinema. The testamonials offer complementary and complete insight, shining a light on the myriad challenges presented by this exhibition prototype, regularly adjusted at each of its successive presentations.
Works by Bernard Bazile, Glenn Branca, James Coleman, Fortuyn/O’Brien, Ludger Gerdes, Dan Graham, Rodney Graham, Marin Kasimir, Christian P. Müller, Juan Muñoz, Hermann Pitz, Rüdiger Schöttle, Alain Séchas, Jeff Wall.
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# Art contemporain, # Cinéma, # Installation, # Jardin, Graham, Dan, Kasimir, Marin, Prod (eng), Veilhan, Xavier