The internationally renowned German film pioneer and illustrator Heinz Emigholz (born in 1948) created an accompaniment to the opening of the Kunsthalle Mannheim’s new building with his unusual long-term film portrait over a period of five years. The film “Years of Construction – Baujahre” will be presented at the place of its origin – the Kunsthalle Mannheim’s new building – as a spatial film installation. In a second cube, extracts from the surrealist drawing cycle “The Basis of Make-Up” will be shown.
Heinz Emigholz studied philosophy and literature in Hamburg and set up the film company Pym Films in 1978. Between 1993 and 2013, after working in New York for some years, he established and developed the Department of Experimental Filmmaking at the University of the Arts Berlin. Since 2012, the artist, who has won various international film prizes, has been a member of the Academy of Arts Berlin.
Sponsored by the H.W. & J. Hector Foundation.
Curator: Dr. Ulrike Lorenz