Peter y Zsóka Nestler
Se acercan otros tiempos.
Textos, imágenes, conversaciones
Reinald Schnell y Peter Nestler.
Campesinos que pintan cuadros
2023's publication accompanies the retrospective “Other Times are Coming | Es nahen andere Zeiten. The Films of Peter Nestler”. Published in two volumes, the first is a miscellany of documents about both Peter and Zsóka Nestler and some of their closest collaborators, who insist on the collective approach that their work has always followed: texts and interviews by and with Zsóka Nestler, Rainer Komers, Reinald and Robert W. Schnell, and Peter himself, several of his scripts and the filming diary of one of Peter's most recent films, Picasso in Vallauris (2021), written and illustrated by Bassem Pablo, together with plentiful graphic material and an annotated filmography stretching over six decades of work.
The second volume is a reproduction of Bauern malen Bilder [Peasants Paint Pictures], a book with photographs and texts by Peter Nestler and Reinald Schnell published in 1974 in Germany. In 1964, on the way to Greece, they heard about a village in Yugoslavia, Kovacica, "the village of the peasant painters". There, just as night was falling, they asked a man where they could stay. They ended up in a guest house with straw mattresses, and there they discovered that this small locality had seventeen working painters. They visited the village several times, getting to know the artists and their families and observing their work and their techniques. Nestler took photographs, Schnell took notes and from conversations between food, drink and paintings a book emerged, a book that is now being published for the first time in a language other than German, also fulfilling its authors' initial plan: for the paintings to be reproduced in colour, as in the original edition they could only be printed in black and white for financial reasons.
The retrospective and the publication are the work of Portuguese programmer Ricardo Matos Cabo, responsible among other things for the Peter Nestler retrospective held in London in 2012-2013, and Argentinian programmer, critic and film-maker Lucía Salas, a member of the festival programming committee. They were also supported by the Goethe-Institut Madrid.
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