Still from ‘Why We Fight?,’ 2021 © Cassette for timescapes

  • Thu 2 Mar 2023, 6.30 pm

CINELöwenbräukunst Screening: ‘Why We Fight?’

Join us on Thursday 2 March at 6.30 pm at schwarzescafé for a screening of ‘Why We Fight?’ by Mirjam Devriendt and Alain Platel proposed by artist Berlinde De Bruyckere. ‘Berlinde De Bruyckere. A simple prophecy’ is currently on view at Hauser & Wirth’s gallery on the ground floor of the Löwenbräukunst areal.

With an introduction by director Mirjam Devriendt and followed by a Q&A session with Mirjam Devriendt and Yves Kugelmann.

This event is part of the CINELöwenbräukunst series. Screenings are free to attend. No advance booking necessary.

About ‘Why We Fight?’ ‘Why We Fight?,’ Creative documentary, 2021, 98 minutes, English, French, Dutch with English subtitles

When we’re out of words, the body takes over. So far the dancers Bérengrère Bodin, Samir M’Kirech and TK Russell agree, when you ask them: why are we fighting? Based on their personal experiences, they look for the why of violence around them in the world, but also the violence in themselves. How do you deal with fear, frustration and disappointment in today’s world, where you feel unheard or misunderstood? Is it at all possible to act in a non-violent way? Or is that privilege reserved for those who create dance, music, art or words? With their film Why We Fight? Alain Platel and Mirjam Devriendt pay tribute to the arts, but also to humanity, that always seems to balance between creating something spectacularly beautiful or horribly cruel.

About CINELöwenbräukunst For the ongoing screening series, CINELöwenbräukunst, the institutions of the Löwenbräukunst present a film program, featuring influential, innovative works that we believe are worth sharing with our community. Whether artist made films, art film cult classics or films chosen by artists, each of these films is proposed by one of the tenants, sometimes in conjunction with the current exhibition program.

CINELöwenbräukunst is an initiative by Hauser & Wirth, Kunsthalle Zürich, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Luma Westbau.

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