“We need devoting and wonderful energy of this family of unique people who influence and change our world: artists, intellectuals, designers, poets, creative nuts.” – Heinz Peter Schwerfel
Who is Heinz Peter Schwerfel?
Born 1954 in Cologne, Germany. Studied philosophy and art history in Aachen and Paris (Sorbonne IV). In 1979, political editor at AFP (Agence France Presse) in Paris. Correspondent in Paris for “ART – Das Kunstmagazin” (Hamburg) from 1981 to 1987. Also worked for the popular cinema program “Etoiles et toiles” on French TV station TF1.
In 1985, he founded HPS-Films production company with offices in Berlin and Paris. At the same time, he worked as a freelance cultural journalist for “Transatlantik”, “Zeit Magazin”, “Artpress”, “Beaux Arts Magazine”, “Filmkorrespondenz”, among others.
In 1988, produced a TV series on the artists Daniel Buren, Mario Merz, Richard Long and Christian Boltanski for the Centre Pompidou (Paris).
1989: Founded production company “Artcore Film & Communication”.
1998/99: Second editor-in-chief of “ART – Das Kunstmagazin” (Hamburg).
In 2002, founded the artists’ film festival KunstFilmBiennale in Cologne, whose artistic director he stayed until 2009.
In 2005 curator for German-speaking films for International Independent Film Festival in Buenos Aires, BAFICI.
Starting 2012, founder and artistic director of the artists’ film festival Kino der Kunst, Munich.
He has been making films since 1985. Surveys of his films have for instance be screened in the National d’Art Moderne in Paris and the MoMA in New York.
Lives in Cologne and Paris.
Heinz Peter Schwerfel – Filmography at IMDb
In Post- or Preproduction:
“Art and Adventure – Inhotim” finished November 2013
Pilote for a series about important art collectors who build their private museums or sculpture parks far away from the cultural centers. Such as Bernardo Paz in Brazil, Soichiro Fukutake in Japan, David Walsh in Tasmania etc.
“The Utopian City of Ilya and Emilia Kabakov” (Arte France/Schuch) finished February 2014
Portrait of the Russian couple who lives and works in Long Island, in several huge studios. New projects, paintings and archive material since 1987.
“The Yellow River Project” (Chinese partners) Delivery 2015
In the autonomous region of Ninxia in central China, close to Inner Mondolia, investors prepare an ideal city for 80.000 people, an urban paradise with museums, sculpture gardens, small houses, no pollution and purely biological agriculture.
“L’Art Ephémère” (Arte France/Camera Lucida) Delivery Autumn 2014 Pilote for a series about important events of contemporary art which are didatec to performance or installation. How to conserve on film what is not ment to stay?
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