► The Artist Is Absent: A Short Film On Martin Margiela | by YOOX Group




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Published on Apr 27, 2015


The exclusive documentary produced by YOOX Group and directed by New York filmmaker Alison Chernick. The film, selected for the 2015 edition of the Tribeca Film Festival reveals the true face of the enigmatic Belgian designer who appears here as never before. Featuring some of the most distinguished names in the fashion industry, such as fashion journalist Suzy Menkes, designers Jean Paul Gaultier and Raf Simons and fashion retail entrepreneur Geert Bruloot – who was the first to discover the enormous talent of Martin Margiela.

Alison Chernick is a director, producer and television writer from New York, who became famous for her shorts in which she portrayed some of the most important personalities of contemporary art including Jeff Koons and Matthew Barney.
Throughout her career, she has won numerous international prizes for her directing and screenwriting while her productions have been shown in the most prestigious museums in the world including the five Guggenheims, the Smithsonian, SFMOMA and The Walker. She also created the video that accompanied the Roy Lichtenstein exhibit at the Tate Modern in 2012.
In 2005, she founded her own production company called “Voyeur Films”, creating documentaries and films dedicated to fashion, art, food and music.

In esclusiva il documentario prodotto da YOOX Group e realizzato dalla regista newyorkese Alison Chernick. Il film, selezionato per l'edizione 2015 del Tribeca Film Festival, svela il vero volto del designer belga, che ha fatto dell'anonimato la cifra della sua comunicazione e che appare qui come mai prima d'ora. Tra i personaggi che intervengono anche alcuni dei nomi più illustri del fashion system tra cui la giornalista di moda Suzy Menkes, i designer Jean Paul Gaultier e Raf Simons e l’imprenditore del fashion retail Geert Bruloot, che fu il primo a scoprire l’enorme talento di Martin Margiela.

Alison Chernick è una regista, produttrice e autrice televisiva di New York, divenuta famosa per i suoi cortometraggi nei quali ha ritratto alcune delle figure più importanti dell’arte contemporanea come Jeff Koons e Matthew Barney.
Nella sua carriera è stata insignita di diversi premi internazionali legati alla regia e alla sceneggiatura, mentre le sue produzioni sono state proiettate nei musei più prestigiosi al mondo, tra cui i cinque Guggenheim, il The Smithsonian, il SFMOMA, e il The Walker, mentre per la Tate Modern di Londra ha realizzato il video che ha accompagnato la retrospettiva dedicata a Roy Lichtenstein nel 2012.
Nel 2005 ha fondato “Voyeur Films”, la sua casa di produzione, con cui realizza documentari e film dedicati a moda, arte, food e musica.


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