In this series of short films, nine actors each look at one of the artists from the exhibition “CLOSE-UP”. Approaching the subject, they share their impressions in their own way and in their own words. The result, in each case, is a very personal portrait of the artist that says as much about the speaker as about the subject.

The speakers are:
Irène Jacob on Berthe Morisot
Martina Gedeck on Mary Cassatt
Luna Wedler on Paula Modersohn-Becker
Meret Becker on Lotte Laserstein
Ángela Molina on Frida Kahlo
Bettina Stucky on Alice Neel
Romana Vrede on Marlene Dumas
Maria Furtwängler on Cindy Sherman
Valerie Pachner on Elizabeth Peyton

Duration: around 4’30’’ each
Idea: Theodora Vischer; Concept: Fondation Beyeler in collaboration with Zeitsprung Pictures; Production: Michael Souvignier (Zeitsprung Pictures); Direction: Jochem Wahl; 2021


About the exhibition

The film project was made possible by the support of the BNP Paribas Swiss Foundation.

The exhibition is generously supported by: