The Luxembourg Chronicle, as Media Partner, in association with Utopia S.A., is offering 2 pairs of FREE tickets to the Exhibition on Screen event that is taking place on Thursday 18 June 2015 at 18:30 at Ciné Utopia in Luxembourg-Limpertsberg. Please see below on how to enter.
Utopia SA will be screening a series of documentary films at Ciné Utopia in Luxembourg-Limpertsberg on art exhibitions and artists in 2015, from London's National Gallery to Matisse at the Tate Modern, Rembrandt at the National Gallery and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer, Vincent van Gogh at Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum, as well as the impressionists including Monet, Cezanne, Degas, Renoir and Pissarro.
15 January @ 18:30 @ Ciné Utopia, Limpertsberg: Exhibition on Screen: National Gallery (in English), 180 mins: The National Gallery in London is one of the great museums of the world with 2400 paintings from the 13th to the end of the 19th century. Almost every human experience is represented in one or the other of the paintings. The sequences of the film show the public in various galleries; the education programs, and the scholars, scientists and curators, studying, restoring and planning the exhibitions. The relation between painting and storytelling
18 January @ 14:00 @ Ciné Utopia, Limpertsberg: Exhibition on Screen: National Gallery (in English), 180 mins.
12 February @ 18:30 @ Ciné Utopia, Limpertsberg: Exhibition on Screen: Matisse (in English), 90 mins: Hailed as the most successful exhibition in Tate Modern’s history, you can now catch Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs at your local cinema, featuring exclusive new footage from The Museum of Modern Art in New York, where it is currently on view through February 8, 2015. Audiences are invited to enjoy an intimate, behind-the-scenes documentary about this acclaimed exhibition with contributions from people who knew Matisse and experts such as curators, historians, and Tate director Nicholas Serota and MoMA director Glenn D. Lowry. Plus there are breathtaking, specially commissioned performances by Royal Ballet principal dancer Zenaida Yanowsky and jazz musician Courtney Pine. Acclaimed British actor Simon Russell Beale brings insight and emotion to the words of Henri Matisse himself, while actor Rupert Young (Merlin) narrates.
15 February @ 14:00 @ Ciné Utopia, Limpertsberg: Exhibition on Screen: Matisse (in English), 90 mins.
19 March @ 18:30 @ Ciné Utopia, Limpertsberg: Exhibition on Screen: Rembrandt (in English), 90 mins: Every Rembrandt exhibition is eagerly anticipated, but this major new show hosted by London’s National Gallery and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum is an event like no other. Given exclusive, privileged access to both galleries, the film documents this landmark exhibition whilst interweaving Rembrandt’s life story with the behind-the-scenes preparations at these world famous institutions. The exhibition focuses on the highlights from the final years of Rembrandt’s life, commonly thought to be his finest years. The masterpieces he produced during this period could be called his defining works, with each piece so soulful and honest that they helped sculpt our idea of Rembrandt as a man and as an artist. This film explores each of the exhibition’s key works, through contributions from specially invited guests including curators and leading art historians. For many, Rembrandt is the greatest artist that ever lived and this film seeks to explore the truth about the man behind the legend.
22 March @ 14:00 @ Ciné Utopia, Limpertsberg: Exhibition on Screen: Rembrandt (in English), 90 mins.
9 April @ 18:30 @ Ciné Utopia, Limpertsberg: Exhibition on Screen: Girl with a Pearl Earring (in English), 90 mins: 'Girl with a Pearl Earring’ by Johannes Vermeer is one of the most enduring paintings in the history of art. Even today, its recent world tour garnered huge queues lining up for the briefest glimpse of its majestic beauty - In Japan 1.2 million people saw the exhibition. Yet the painting itself is surrounded in mystery. This beautifully filmed new documentary seeks to investigate the many unanswered questions associated with this extraordinary piece. Who was this girl? Why and how was it painted? Why is it so revered? After its world tour, the ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ returned to the much-loved Mauritshuis in The Hague, Netherlands, which has just completed extensive renovations. Enjoying unparalleled exclusive access to this historical exhibition, the film takes the audience on a journey as it seeks to answer many of the questions surrounding this enigmatic painting and its mysterious creator, Vermeer. Using the recently completed and highly complex makeover of the museum as its starting point, the film goes on a behind the scenes detective journey to seek out the answers that lie within the other masterpieces housed in the collection.
12 April @ 14:00 @ Ciné Utopia, Limpertsberg: Exhibition on Screen: Girl with a Pearl Earring (in English), 90 mins
7 May @ 18:30 @ Ciné Utopia, Limpertsberg: Exhibition on Screen: Vincent van Gogh (in English), 90 mins: Enjoying complete and unprecedented access to the treasures of Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum, this is a brilliant new film about one of the world’s most fascinating and beloved artists. Made in collaboration with the experts at the Van Gogh Museum, the film marks both a major re-showing of the gallery’s collection and a celebration of the 125th anniversary of Van Gogh’s death. Experience the wonder of seeing Van Gogh’s legendary masterpieces on the big screen, in high definition, while specially invited guests, including world-renowned curators and art historians, offer their interpretations and explanations of his work. With exclusive new research revealing incredible recent discoveries, the Van Gogh Museum has helped craft a cinema experience like no other. Not to be missed.
10 May @ 14:00 @ Ciné Utopia, Limpertsberg: Exhibition on Screen: Vincent van Gogh (in English), 90 mins
18 June @ 18:30 @ Ciné Utopia, Limpertsberg: Exhibition on Screen: The Impressionists (in English), 90 mins: Monet, Cezanne, Degas, Renoir: some of the world’s most popular artists. Their works, and that of their contemporaries, fetch tens of millions of dollars around the globe. But who were they really? Why & how exactly did they paint? What lies behind their enduring appeal? To help answer these questions, this unique film secured unparalleled access to a major new exhibition focussing on the man credited with inventing Impressionism as we know it: 19th century Parisian art collector Paul Durand-Ruel. This eagerly anticipated international exhibition is possibly the most comprehensive exploration of the Impressionists in history. It was Durand-Ruel’s brave decision to exhibit the Impressionists in New York in 1886 that introduced enlightened wealthy Americans to this modern French painting. In doing so, he not only filled great American galleries with Impressionist masterworks, but kept Impressionism alive at a time when it faced complete failure. This energetic and revealing film will tell his remarkable story along with that of the Impressionists themselves. Featuring universally loved masterpieces by Monet, Degas, Cezanne, Renoir, Pissarro and many more.
21 June @ 14:00 @ Ciné Utopia, Limpertsberg: Exhibition on Screen: The impressionists (in English), 90 mins
Tickets €12 ( reduced €10) available from www.utopolis.lu or at the cinema.
To apply for your FREE tickets to the Exhibition on Screen transmission on Thursday 18 June 2015, please send an email to Geoff@Chronicle.lu with “Exhibition on Screen 18 June” in the subject line. Please state your full name and mobile phone number.
The draw will be made at 14:00 on Tuesday 16 June. Winners will be contacted directly. Winning tickets will be available at the venue on the day.
Winners: Günter Hick, Signe Cousins