Thursday 1 January 1970

Clemens von Wedemeyer

Saturday 18 May, 20.00
MAXXI Auditorium – admittance free

MAXXI is presenting the Italian preview of the film Muster (Rushes), 2012, by Clemens von Wedemeyer, one of the contemporary artists most committed to the interaction of film and the visual arts.
Commissioned by dOCUMENTA (13), the film comprises three stories set in the Benedictine monastery of Breitenau, near Kassel. The images investigate the history of the place and its changes: it has been a prison, a concentration camp and a labour camp, a female reformatory and a psychiatric clinic. The past influences the present and the future, with a script that rebels against the idea and the invisibility of the fourth wall, questioning the relationships between historical truth and fiction.

introduced by
Anna Mattirolo, Director MAXXI Arte
Clemens von Wedemeyer, artist
Avery Gordon, Professor of Sociology at the University of California

Clemens von Wedemeyer, Muster, 2012. Filmstill

Clemens von Wedemeyer

We would like to thank the Accademia Tedesca Roma Villa Massimo