Femmes Artistes : Katharina Grosse

Germany | 2016 | 26 min
German, French
Cinematography: Christophe Lerch
Distribution: Phlox Films
Editing: Anette Fleming
Music: Eva Jantschitsch
Producer: Claudia Müller
Production: Phlox Films


The German artist Katharina Grosse reinvents places and surfaces by playing with perceptions. Armed with cans of paint, she applies layers of colour until the work is part of its environment, like a visual message. In this episode from the series Femmes artistes, filmmaker Claudia Müller presents Grosse in her studio as she paints a portrait of eight artists. In her virtual exhibition, she establishes a dialogue between the works, which are by women from very different cultural backgrounds who all work in some way or another with the spiritual and that which is not visible. At the heart of this exhibition is the German artist Isa Genzken, arguably one of today’s most important and radical artists, who seeks to attract our gaze while at the same time looking back at us.


Claudia Müller

Born in Bergneustadt, Germany, in 1964, Claudia Müller studied German literature, journalism and arts in Berlin and Cologne. She worked for filmmakers Peter Greenaway and Krzystof Zanoussi. Since 1991, she has worked as a television journalist and director on numerous film portraits, videos, interviews and documentaries. She is interested in the visual arts and has made many films about artists, from Jenny Holzer to Kiki Smith, Shirin Neshat, VALIE EXPORT and Cindy Sherman (Die Zeit).
Filmography | VALIE EXPORT (2015) ; The Universe of Kiki Smith (2014) ; The New York Waterfront (2012-2013) ; Hoffmanns fabelhafte Welt der Gemüse (2012-2013) ; Hans Neuenfels (2011) ; Art Clash (2011) ; Shirin Neshat (2010) ; Annette Humpe (2010) ; Verliebt in die DDR ( in love with the GDR) (2010) ; About Jenny Holzer (2009).

Screenings playing this movie

Centre Canadien d’Architecture - Théâtre Paul-Desmarais
Screening # 19
Presented by Danse Danse
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German, French

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German, English, French | Subtitles in English