ULTIMA VERBA - Berlin Film Premiere

After his last exhibition, ULTIMA VERBA at the Kai Dikhas Gallery in 2015, the French artist and manouche Gérard Gartner destroyed his entire artistic oeuvre in a performance under the same name. In his eyes, each generation should create its own art and shape its own world. Filmmakers Eric Premel and Marine Blanken follow the artist during his exhibition in Berlin and especially in his French homeland and document the destruction, Gérard's art and philosophy in an impressive documentary film. 

For everything there is a time. One to be born and one to die. One to plant, one to uproot. A time to build and a time to tear down. Powder and everything returns to powder. Better the end of a thing than ..." it begins..." 
"For everything there is a time. One to be born and one to die. One to plant, one to uproot. A time to build and a time to tear down. Powder and everything returns to powder. Better the end of a thing than ..." it begins..." 

Gérard Gartner, 88, sculptor, has a torch in his head. A gouailleur and philosopher, he organises the final withdrawal of what has built him up to release the material. A film about Roma culture, boxing, loyalty, Giacometti and rubbish dumps, the superhuman and anarchy; a film that tells of death and, above all, of life.

The film will be screened in French language with English subtitles. 


Free Entry!


Event: 25. January 2024 t 7pm
Place: Kai Dikhas Dur, Prinzenstr. 84.2, 10969 Berlin

photo ©Jennette Gregori