Screening: Sol Lewitt by Chris Teerink (2012)

Despite his success and being one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, Sol LeWitt didn’t want to become an art personality, refused prices, didn’t want his picture to be taken and hardly ever gave interviews. The film SOL LEWITT, directed by Chris Teerink, is not a biography, the work itself is the point of departure. The beauty of his work raises the question where the conceptual principles end, and where the quest for beauty begins. ‘Conceptual artists leap to conclusions, logic cannot reach’, we hear LeWitt say in a rare audio-interview from 1974. ‘I really believe that art is not something that’s laid down as frosting on the cake of society. I think that aesthetics and ethics are really very much the same kind of thing’.