From August 29th to September 8th, 2012
At BAUER L'HOTEL - Venice
The renowned Bauer Screening Room comes back to life. During the 1950’s and 1960’s, often referred to as the Golden Age of Italian Cinema, many hotels around Europe like The Gran Hotel Via Veneto in Rome and the Bauer Grunwald in Venice, all boasted private screening rooms where they would preview the top films each season. Today, the Hotel BAUERs continues to honor this tradition by showing films in their original, unedited, format.
The BAUERs will present screenings in addition to unpublished content, in order to enhance their connection to the world of contemporary art and cinema.
After commemorating the passing of Michelangelo Antonioni and Ingmar Bergman with the screening of their films, the Bauer Screening Room will evolve and give space to the art of short films and videos in a novel way. This event will emphasize the intimate connection between the BAUER’s Group and culture.
Palazzo Grassi @ The BAUERs Screening Room
As part of the exhibit “La voce delle immagini” (“the voice of the images”) and the 69th international exhibition of cinematic art – Biennale of Venice, the Bauer Hotel will host Palazzo Grassi from August 9th to September 8th. Palazzo Grassi will present an extraordinary exhibit of directors’ personal and creative visions titled «Point of view, An anthology of the moving image».
The exhibit, edited by Caroline Bourgeois and Ilene Kurz Kretzschmar and published by the New Museum in New York, incorporates movies from 11 artists with different backgrounds and goals. Among the included artists are some of the most significant in the contemporary art scene: Francis Alÿs, David Claerbout, Douglas Gordon, Gary Hill, Pierre Huyghe, Joan Jonas, Isaac Julien, William Kentridge, Paul McCarthy, Pipilotti Rist, Anri Sala..
The exhibit highlights the role of the video as a means of actualizing artistic vision.
Alan Moore @ The BAUERs Screening Room
British Cartoonist, writer and composer, Alan Moore, lands at the Bauer Hotel to assist the opening of a series of 12 short films dedicated to multilateralism.
Furthermore, Moore, will edit a selection of 6 movies which have greatly influenced his education.
Francesco Rosi at The BAUERs Screening Room
Francesco Rosi is one of the great masters of Italian cinema. At the 69th Cinematography exhibition on August 31st, Rosi will be awarded with the “Leone d’ Oro alla carriera”. On September 2nd, in honor of this great director, the BAUERs will throw a cocktail party accompanied by a screening of one of his movies.
Rosi, who will turn 90 on November 15th, will receive the prestigious award at a screening of a renovated copy of “Il caso Mattei” (1972). The film was restored thanks to the film library of Bologna, and promoted by the Martin Scorsese’s Film Foundation. It is provided thanks to the support of both Gucci and Torino’s National Cinema Museum.