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‘The Flying Photographer’: a documentary showcasing Fernando Guerra

‘The Flying Photographer’ is a new film that brings architecture, photography, and documentary together into one beautiful package. The documentary sheds light on the elusive Fernando Guerra, one of the world’s most well-known architectural photographers. Despite being internationally recognized and sought after – despite his photographs being the centre of much dialogue and writing – […]

Abstract expressionism, the ambassador of America’s Triumph

François Lévy-Kuentz’s recent documentary called The Hidden Face of American Art, describes the strategies used to enable American art to overtake European art in the power struggle for influence during the Cold War. Narrated by François Marthouret and with commentary by many different historians and art historians, this film contains extensive photographs and archival videos. […]

Museum highlighting African American cinema brings home the 2018 Sotheby’s Prize

The 2018 Sotheby’s Prize of $250,000 was recently awarded to the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures (AMMP), which will open in Los Angeles in late 2019. In its second year, the Sotheby’s Prize seeks to recognize innovative institutions and extraordinary curators who ‘strive to break new ground and challenge our understanding of art today.’ Moreover, […]

Liyana: the story of a brave girl created by eSwatini orphans

Liyana is a film that brings together animation, real life, storytelling, and a group of orphans. Potentially the first movie of its kind, the concept behind Liyana was the brainchild of filmmakers Aaron and Amanda Kopp, but the story comes from children in the New Life Homes orphanage in eSwatini (formerly known as Swaziland). The […]

Film Review: “The Price of Everything”

The Price of Everything presents a capricious art market that places living artists at the mercy of a few leaders with many followers. The film presents three vignettes that offer glimpses into the reality of the contemporary art market: the collector, the auction house, and the artist. This review illustrates the bittersweet cycle created for […]

After the ICAF, go back and see Art by Yasmina Resa

This week there has been a proliferation of articles relating to public reaction to works of art. Whether they are produced by well known artists shown at Grand Palais as part of the International Contemporary Art Fair (ICAF) or those of lesser known artists unveiled at Carreau du Temple for the Young International Artists (YIA) […]

Revisit « The Square »

Artists have been the inspiration for many successful films, whether they are painters like in Van Gogh (1991) by Maurice Pialat or Pollock (2000) by Ed Harris or even musicians as in Last Days (2005) by Gus Van Sant or Anton Corbijn’s Control (2007). The difference between these films and The Square from Ruben Östlund […]