Film season at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion
Pavilion Screen (June-October 2016)
Free entrance. Limited Capacity. No reservation.
On the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of its reconstruction, the Pavilion will host a film season. We are therefore pleased to invite you to see a selection of feature films and documentaries in which architecture and the city play the leading role. The Barcelona Pavilion will be transformed into a meeting point where you will be able to enjoy and discuss architecture in film format. Over forthcoming months the Pavilion will provide the setting in which to view a variety of productions. For the occasion, at the Pavilion we shall offer a re-showing of two documentaries made for the 2014 Biennale di Venezia.
On June, in collaboration with Martín Garber of OJO CÒNIC, we shall have the opportunity to see The Architects produced by Amie Siegel for the United States Pavilion. Also attending will be Eva Franch (Storefront for Art and Architecture), curator at the Pavilion, who will present the film.
Within the framework of ARQUINFILM we shall also be able to see Davide Rapp’s Elements, a video montage consisting of over 200 film clips showing the fifteen architectural elements identified by Rem Koolhaas and OMA /AMO at the 2014 Biennale di Venezia, Fundamentals: balcony, ceiling, corridor, door, lift, escalator, façade, floor, fireplace, ramp, roof, staircase, toilet, wall and window.
On July we shall be able to enjoy Jacques Tati’s intelligent criticism of modernity in Playtime, in which the modern architectural idiom has erased all traces uniqueness in cities and the characters drift around in search of a modicum of authenticity or, at least, amusement. On August we shall have to confront a bothersome neighbour in The Man Next Door by Gaston Duprat and Mariano Cohn, which illustrates the God Momo’s wise criticism of house-building: we shall need wheels to flee from undesirable neighbours. On September we shall travel back in time to Berlin in 1927. Walter Ruttman’s Berlin, Symphony of a Big City relates twenty-four hours in the life of the German capital: the busy streets, the shops and the people of this city, to which Mies van der Rohe moved the Bauhaus in 1930. On this occasion we shall be accompanied by the composer and artist Rafael Cañete, who will provide a special soundtrack.
And lastly, on October, the season will come to an end with Warsaw Bridge, by Pere Portabella, a film shot in 1989 one of the settings for which is the Barcelona Pavilion, reconstruction of which had been completed only three years earlier.
Mies van der Rohe Pavilion
The Architects – Amie Siegel, 6/06 presented by Eva Franch and Martín Garber
Elements – Davide Rapp, 13/06 presented by Davide Rapp and Martín Garber
Playtime – Jacques Tati, 11/07 presented by Daniele Porretta
El hombre de al lado – Gaston Duprat, Mariano Cohn, 1/08 presented by Daniele Porretta
Berlin: Die Sinfonie der Großstadt – Walter Ruttman, 5/09 presented by Celia Marín
Pont de Varsòvia – Pere Portabella, 3/10 presented by Celia Marín