Introduction to film at Casla

On invitation of architectural centre Casla, in the Dutch new town of Almere, Michiel will be giving an introduction to the film ‘Concert of Wills, Making the Getty Center’:

“This acclaimed documentary traces the building of the Getty Center in Los Angeles, designed by Richard Meier and one of the most ambitious cultural undertakings of the twentieth century. Spanning fourteen years, from the early blueprints to the groundbreaking to the public opening of the Center in December 1997, the film takes viewers from California to a rock quarry in Italy where the Center’s signature travertine originated. The gathering of creative personalities needed to complete this monumental complex gave rise to conflict as well as consensus, to tension as well as resolution. Concert of Wills looks behind the scenes and chronicles intimate moments of success as well as frustration and heated debates.”


Date: Wednesday, 2 November
Introduction: 19:30 hrs
Start film: 20:00 hrs
Location: De Nieuwe Bibliotheek, Almere

More information on Casla website


Thierry W. Despont and Richard Meier discuss the pros and cons of carpet in art galleries. Clip taken from “Concert of Wills” Written and directed by Susan Froemke, Bob Eisenhardt, and Albert Maysles.