MARK LOMBARDI - DEATH-DEFYING ACTS OF ART AND CONSPIRACY

By Mareike WEGENER

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Documentary - Completed 2011

Mark Lombardi´s drawings reflect the entanglement of politics and business in US. After the attacks of 9/11 FBI set about figuring out how much one man could have known.

    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • GERMANY
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 82 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Mareike WEGENER
    • Writer(s)
    • Mereike WEGENER
    • Producer(s)
    • Titus KREYENBERG (Unafilm)
    • Synopsis
    • A few weeks after the 9/11, an FBI agent called the Whitney Museum of American Art and asked to see a drawing on exhibit there. The piece was by Mark Lombardi. Just months earlier, the artist was found dead in his studio. Although the official cause of death was documented as a suicide, there were many doubts. Using just a pencil and a huge sheet of paper, Lombardi had created an intricate pattern of curves and arcs to illustrate the links between global finance and international terrorism. This documentary is a dense portrait of Lombardi‘s life and work that examines how art can express universal truths that are reflected in our present.
    • Partners & financing
    • ZDF/ARTE
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