The first thirty years (2020)

Wood, J and Harrison, P (2021) The first thirty years (2020). In: Artecinema 26: 26th International Contemporary Art Film Festival, Teatro Augusteo, Naples, Italy, 15 - 8 October 2021.

Item Type: Exhibition
Creators: Wood, J and Harrison, P
Abstract: John Wood and Paul Harrison have worked together for thirty years making videos in which they are the protagonists of ironic, paradoxical actions of a powerful visual impact. The film showcases the backstage of their works and has been defined by the artists themselves as “a documentary on how to work, on growing old, making mistakes, how to occasionally do the right things and on the everyday things in life”.
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Date: October 2021
Event Location: Teatro Augusteo, Naples, Italy
Number of Pieces: 1
Medium: Video
Measurements/Duration: 37 minutes

Curated by Laura Trisorio, the festival will be held in the leading theatres of Naples, the San Carlo Theatre and the Augusteo Theatre. For the 26th annual festival, 24 films have been scheduled and divided into three sections: Art and Environs, Architecture and Design, and Photography. The films hail from various countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Finland, Australia and Serbia, 80% of which are Italian premiers and some are world premieres. The programme includes, among others, films on Marina Abramović, Mel Bochner, Joseph Beuys, Alighiero Boetti, Christian Boltanski, Albrecht Dürer, Lucio Fontana, Wolfgang Laib, Guadalupe Maravilla, Helmut Newton, Pino Pascali, Michael Rakowitz, Eugenio Tibaldi, John Wood & Paul Harrison, on the architect Alvar Aalto and on the architect and designer Ettore Sottsass as well as the film on Man Ray, with his friends Pablo Picasso, Dora Maar, Paul Eluard and Lee Miller, which was made in 1937 during a holiday in Antibes.

Divisions: Bath School of Art, Film and Media
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Research Centres and Groups: Art Research Centre
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2022 16:10
Last Modified: 16 May 2022 12:24
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