Beyond the Canvas: Schifano and Cinema – Final Screening

Film screening

18 August 2021 / 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

From the Cedar Tavern to Piazza del Popolo, the Beat generation meets Rock ‘n’ Roll, and the avantgarde travels from New York to Rome and back. A videoart journey in the international Counterculture of the Sixties through the eyes of Mario Schifano.

On August 18, we will screen Schifano’s rare shorts Reflex (1964, 8 min) and Souvenir (1967, 11 min.). The screening is made possible thanks to a Cultural Loan from Rome’s Cineteca Nazionale.

CIMA Research Fellow Biancalucia Maglione will deliver a short introduction before the screening.

The event is free and open to the public. RSVP not necessary but strongly encouraged. It will help the staff at Elizabeth Street Garden set up adequate seating.


In partnership with Elizabeth Street Garden.
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