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Museum-Cinema: Cinematic Fridays at the Museum / Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back, 2016 / In collaboration with the EPOS Festival

The Museum is pleased to offer its visitors extra-cultural Fridays! Every Friday, the finest films on art and culture will be screened, after a short lecture by the Museum’s curators.

This is a collaborative initiative between the Museum and EPOS International Art Film Festival, which offers film lovers captivating and thought-provoking films from around the world, alongside visits to exhibitions by leading artists from Israel and abroad.

Admission to the Museum’s exhibitions is included in the film ticket, during the Museum’s opening hours.

Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back, 2016 | Dir. Maura Axelrod, USA, 95 min, English & Italian, Hebrew subtitles
Introductory lecture: : Tal Lanir, Curator for Special Projects

“Maurizio is an artist who does not dedicate his life to art, but devotes his life to success in art,” explains his Italian gallerist. And indeed, Cattelan’s ability to cast an amused spotlight on the art world appears to have taken him far. Cattelan is one of the most successful artists in the world. He deftly teases the viewers, who sometimes ask themselves, when viewing his works, Is this a work of art, or a joke at my expense? At the same time, his work contains instances of beauty and sadness, moments that provoke thought or evoke emotion. His life story (real or fictional? It’s hard to tell) is a kind of unfolding event that is presented in the film in suitably wry fashion: a success story of a conceptual artist who poses questions about the very act of art-making. It is a surprising, amusing (and at times annoying) portrait of one of the most important artists today.

Trailer Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back >

More films on Museum-Cinema:
9/2/24, 11:30 — "Jheronimus Bosch, Touched by the Devil," 2015 >
16/2/24, 11:30 — "Beuys," 2017 >
1/3/24, 11:30 — "Botero," 2018 >
15/3/24, 11:30 — "Leonora Carrington: The Lost Surrealist," 2017 >
22/3/24, 11:30 — "Bill Viola: The Road to St Paul’s," 2017 >
5/4/24, 11:30 — "The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg," 2016 >
12/4/24, 11:30 —
"Anselm Kiefer: Remembering the Future," 2014 >
19/4/24, 11:30 — "M.C. Escher: Journey to Infinity," 2018 >
3/5/24, 11:30 Maverick Modigliani, 2020 >
10/5/24, 11:30 Olafur Eliasson: Miracles of Rare Device, 2019 >
7/6/24, 11:30 Witkin & Witkin, 2017 >
14/6/24, 11:30 Sophie Calle, 2012 >
21/6/24, 11:30 Marcel Duchamp: Art of the Possible, 2020 >
28/6/24, 11:30 Toulouse Lautrec, l’insaisissable, 2019 >