Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum – Petra Noordkamp

Petra Noordkamp. Film still 'Il Cretto' Petra Noordkamp. Film still 'Il Cretto'

From October 9, 2015, to January 6, 2016, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum will present a retrospective devoted to the work of Italian artist Alberto Burri: Alberto Burri: The Trauma of Painting.
In addition, the installation includes a new film commissioned by the Guggenheim Museum. Dutch filmmaker Petra Noordkamp documents Burri’s singular Land art memorial, the enormous Grande Cretto (Large Cretto, 1985–89; with its last section completed posthumously in 2014) in Gibellina, Sicily, a town devastated by a 1968 earthquake. The film captures Grande cretto as an experiential work of art filled with a sense of place and history.

In 2013 Petra Noordkamp stayed in a residency in Rome supported by the Mondriaan Fund. The film is a result of her working period in Rome.
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York received a Grant International Presentations.


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