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London: Anna Baumgart
July 8, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmFREE / RSVP
CONQUERORS OF THE SUN by Anna Baumgart
Film screening and introduction by Anna Baumgart and Dominik Czechowski
Tuesday 8 July 2014 1-2pm
The Aubin Cinema, 64-66 Redchurch St, London, E2 7DP
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Conquerors of the Sun is a film by Anna Baumgart made in collaboration with art historian, Andrzej Turowski, in conjunction with his book The Locomotive of History. It tells the story of an agitprop train carrying works of art, including numerous pieces by Kazimir Malevich, from Moscow to Berlin at the beginning of the 20th Century. The train however, ends up on a sidetrack in a small town called Koluszki near Łódź in Poland. The project reflects on the genealogy of modernist avant-garde while questioning the truth and reliability of art-historical sources; it blurs the distinction between historical essay and fictional thriller. The film will be included in Manifesta 10 in St Petersburg, opening next week.
Conquerors of the Sun is being shown in conjunction with Kate MacGarry’s current show, Report from the Exhibition, which includes works by artists Eustachy Kossakowski (1925 – 2001) and Goshka Macuga that respond to the work of Kazimir Malevich.
Anna Baumgart (born 1966) lives and works in Warsaw, Poland. She is an artist, film director and set designer and has exhibited extensively worldwide; The Brooklyn Museum of Art, NKB and Kunstwerke in Berlin, Seam Museum in Israel, Casino in Luxemburg, the CCA in Moscow, Zacheta in Warsaw and the Centre of Contemporary Art, Warsaw. Her film Fresh Cherries, 2010, was presented at many international art and documentary film festivals such as Videobrasil, Sao Paulo, Videonale Bonn and The New Horizons. She was awarded first prize at LOOP festival, Barcelona in 2011.
Andrzej Turowski (born 1941) is a critic, historian and professor of art history at the University of Burgundy, France. In the 1970s he was closely associated with Foksal Gallery, Warsaw. His publications include Existe-t-il un art de l’Europe l’Est?, The Constructors of the World and Malevich in Warsaw. He has collaborated with and curated numerous international exhibitions including Malevich’s Supremus in 2005. Turowski lives and works in Paris.
Conquerors of the Sun is 27 minutes long. There will be an introduction by Anna Baumgart and Dominik Czechowski, Assistant Curator at the Hayward Gallery.