Framing the World: Storytelling Through Music and Film
In times of change, humans need narratives, storytelling and artistic visions for inspiration, and to make sense of life’s ever-present disruptions. This DLD All Stars session brought together Manthia Diawara, Alexander Kluge and Hans Ulrich Obrist in a wide-ranging conversation about the interconnectivity between culture, business and society.
Alexander Kluge is managing director of DCTP for television programs as well as a filmmaker and literary author. His first feature film, “Abschied von gestern”, won the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 1966. In 1987, Kluge founded the Development Company for Television Program (DCTP), which produces documentaries and cultural programs for private television.
New York University
Born in Mali, West Africa, Manthia Diaware is a distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature and Film at New York University. He is also a prolific writer and filmmaker himself. His essays on art, cinema and politics have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, LA Times, Libération, Mediapart and Artforum.
Hans Ulrich Obrist is Artistic Director of the Serpentine Galleries, London. Prior to this, he was the Curator of the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. Since 1991 he has curated more than 250 shows. Obrist’s publications include A Brief History of Curating, Project Japan: Metabolism Talks with Rem Koolhaas, Do It: The Compendium, Think Like Clouds and Ai Weiwei Speaks.