The International Festival of Films on Art - 39TH Edition from March 16 to 28, 2021

Moi, Georg Baselitz

France | 2019 | 52 min
French | Subtitles in French
Cinematography: Nedjma Berder, Lionel Jan Kerguistel
Editing: Philippe Puicouyoul
Producer: Anne Schuchman-Kune
Sound: Patrick Mauroy, Noël Morrow
Director: Heinz Peter Schwerfel


Presented in Quebec city at the MNBAQ

German artist and sculptor Georg Baselitz is one of the world’s most important contemporary artists. His work is exhibited in the world’s most prestigious museums and the art market can’t seem to get enough of his paintings. For more than 30 years, the director Heinz Peter Schwerfel has turned his camera on the non-conformist and opinionated artist, recording his thoughts and exploring his methods. An advanced screening, this documentary features the artist’s exploration of his own art as he revisits his early milestones and the works that had the greatest impact on him. A fascinating encounter with an unconventional artist.

This film will also be presented in Montreal on March 19th.


Heinz Peter Schwerfel

Heinz Peter Schwerfel, born in 1954 in Cologne, is a filmmaker, art critic and curator, and founder and artistic director of KINO DER KUNST. His writings have appeared extensively in ARTMagazine, ZEITand Lettre International, and he has published several books on contemporary art, including interviews with Georg Baselitz, Jannis Kounellis and Markus Lüpertz (all Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Cologne); essays such as ‘Kunst-Skandale’ and ‘Kunst nach Ground Zero’ (DuMont, Cologne); and an examination of the relationship between contemporary art and film (DuMont, Cologne). He has curated solo exhibitions devoted to Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Isaac Julien, Shirin Neshat and Julian Rosefeldt. He lives in Paris and Cologne.

Schwerfel’s award-winning film portraits about Christian Boltanski, Annette Messager, Anish Kapoor (all for Schuch Productions, Paris), or the Artcore produced Georg Baselitz, Rebecca Horn, Alex Katz, Jannis Kounellis, Bruce Nauman etc are regularly presented on television, in cinema retrospectives and in museums. An eight-film series he developed with Hans Ulrich Obrist for the broadcaster Arte and the Paris based production company Camera Lucida, covering time-based forms of art and exhibitions, has been aired in summer 2018. It features artists such as Marina Abramovic, Joan Jonas, Philippe Parreno, Adrián Villar Rojas and Tino Sehgal.

Biographies have been provided by third parties.
Filmography | Le monde selon Kapoor (2011) ; Tableaux d’une exposition ; Daniel Buren au Grand Palais (2012) ; Art et aventure : Inhotim (2013) ; La Cité des Kabakov (2014) ; Live Art (2014-2018)

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