On Tuesday, April 16th, 2024, Civitella Ranieri will open its doors for a screening of Dudunya, the Art and Many Hats of Vladimir Radunsky, a documentary on the life and work of Vladimir Radunsky (CRF 2009), a Russian-born American artist. 
Directed by Andrei Zagdansky, the film spans Vladimir’s life in Moscow, New York, and Rome. An incredibly talented artist, designer, author, and illustrator, Vladimir illustrated 33 childrens’ books, some of which he also wrote. Brilliantly funny and with absurdly good taste, Vladimir enriched the lives of all who knew him. “Books for children must be funny, because funny things are always sincere,” he often said. Vladimir established his artistic language by constantly scrutinizing the world around him, drawing inspiration from what he found beautiful, and ruthlessly banishing all the ugliness. His obsession with beauty and aesthetic perfection made him an interesting, and occasionally, very uncomfortable man. This obsession, along with his humorous approach to life, is the subject of this posthumous exploration.

The screening will be held in the Gallery starting at 5:30 PM.

Reservations are free but mandatory as there are limited seats available.

Tuesday, April 16th, 2024
5:15 PM Welcome cocktail 
5:30 PM Screening
Please RSVP here