An interview with Santu Mofokeng, Romuald Karmakar and curator Susanne Gaensheimer at the 55th International Art Exhibition (National participation of Germany).
“In his documentary, feature, and conceptual films, the artist and Filmmaker Romuald Karmakar has devoted himself for three decades to the investigation in mechanisms of violence and mass phenomena, often exploring the perpetrators’ perspective and uncompromisingly focusing particularly on German history. As part of the German contribution at the French Pavilion, he shows the documentary 8. Mai (2005/2013), a documentary film shot during the large demonstration the Neo- Nationalist Party of Germany held on Berlin’s Alexanderplatz on May 8, 2005, on occasion of the 60th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. He also presents the film Hamburger Lektionen (Hamburg Lectures), 2006, in which …
We are pleased to announce the upcoming release of the official publication of the German Pavilion at the Biennale di Venezia 2013!
Edited by curator Susanne Gaensheimer, the 240-page, cloth-bound catalogue will be available as of May 28, 2013 and is published by Gestalten, Berlin.
Eleven international authors—curators, artists, collectors, and critics as well as scholars from the fields of art history, politics, migration research, philosophy, and cultural studies—were invited to take part in this interdisciplinary discussion on cultural and sociopolitical aspects of the German contribution to this year’s Biennale di Venezia. …
The exitement is rising – it´s only 13 days until the opening of the 55th Biennale di Venezia!
This Mini-Film by Romuald Karmakar gives a taste of Venice and upcoming, great events.
V. GIARDINI PUBBLICI – A Take by Romuald Karmakar (2013) from cinekarmakar on Vimeo. Mini-Film by Romuald Karmakar, 2013, Flip-HD, August 2012, Venice. © 2013 Pantera Film GmbH
The series 19 Clips for 19 Days was published on Cinekarmakar in conjunction with the Karmakar exhibition The Influence of Influence at the Radcliffe Institute of Harvard University in February of this year. An individual minifilm by Romuald Karmakar was thus posted on 19 different days between February 14 and March 12, 2013.
Watch Clip #1&2 here:
Mini-Film by Romuald Karmakar, 2013. © 2013 Pantera Film GmbH
This mini-film by Romuald Karmakar was posted on Cinekarmakar on April 4, 2013. The footage stems from the “Askwith Forum: School Violence in America,” which took place on March 13, 2013 at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA.
The film shows excerpts of a lecture by Elaine Zimmerman, Executive Director of the Connecticut Commission on Children. After the killing rampage at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT in December 2012, in which 20 children were murdered, Zimmermann took care of the children who had survived the crime scene and talked with them. She describes her impressions garnered from these conversations in relation to how violence at schools is addressed and American gun policy.
Cinekarmakar is the internet platform of filmmaker Romuald Karmakar. The video channel brings together films dealing with the work of the artist and offers insights into Karmakar’s universe. Under the motto “The Easy Way is Always Mined,” Cinekarmakar presents brief films by the artist, conversations with colleagues as well as excerpts from classic films selected by the artist.
Shortfilm by Romuald Karmakar, 2011. PALAZZO DEL CINEMA DI VENEZIA, Sala Grande, 14.07.2011, HD-Flip, (c) Pantera Film GmbH 2011.
The 2011 footage of the central venue of the Venice Film Festival shows the movie theater PALAZZO DEL CINEMA DI VENEZIA. In this brief film Karmakar captures the scenery of the event, without the “scene.” In 2011 the German filmmaker presented his documentary Die Herde des Herrn (2011) in the festival’s accompanying Orizzonti film series.