A new exhibiton was inaugurated the 29th October at the Ludwig Museum in Koblenz on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the disappearence of the “Maestro” Federico Fellini.
The Italian director Federico Fellini (1920–‐1993), famous all over the world for his movies such as la Strada (1954), Amarcord (1973) and 81/2 (1963), is a legend whom the history of cinema keeps in memory as the Maestro.
In the Italy of the fifties and sixties, just after the Second World War, Fellini develops an original work which the proper style stretches over realism and surrealism. His work includes a blend of different kinds of arts and means of expression: litterature, music, dance, drawing witness the Fellini’s exchanges and intense collaboration with the artists of his time, as the musician Nino Rota.
On the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of Fellini’s death, the Ludwig museum of Koblenz presented– in a unique partnership with the Fondation Fellini of Sion, Switzerland (www.fondation–‐fellini.ch) – an exhibition entitled «Fellini and the arts» developping the rich and varied links between the different arts in the work of the Maestro.
In the heart of the exhibition, four of his greatest movies are rewarded by a praise: Amarcord, 81/2, Casanova and la Strada. At this occasion, different steps of the making of and production (covering the preparing sketches, the researches on the characters, the shooting) immortalized by photographs are going to be set forth.
In these pictures, appear stars from the sixties such as Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, Sandra Milo. Other files, including photographs taken on shooting sets and letters, are going to reveal the relationships that Fellini used to share with the greatest creators of his time, for instance the choregraph Maurice Béjart, the composer Nino Rota and the painter Balthus.
It’s the first time the Fellini Foundation shows these pieces and files together in an exhibition in Germany. Each step, from the early creative process to the film production itself and the international promotion afterwards are presented. The exhibition, consisting of more than 250 files offers to its visitors a voyage through the Maestro’s imagination.
The president, Prof. Stéphane Marti, would like to draw your attention on the fact that, since his creation in 2001, the Fellini Foundation, either in partnership, or as a single partner, has been presenting over 50 exhibitions in Switzerland and all around the world, in important museums and cultural manifestation.
«Fellini and the arts»
Ludwig Museum im Deutschherrenhaus Koblenz
From 29/10 2013 to 19/01 2014