Art & Artists

A Brief History of Graffiti
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A Brief History of Graffiti

To many, graffiti may seem like a modern form of petty vandalism. A Brief History of Graffiti, however, goes on to explain why that descriptor is wrong on all accounts. Art historian Dr Richard Clay explores the scribbles hum...
Ai Weiwei: Without Fear or Favour
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Ai Weiwei: Without Fear or Favour

Ai Weiwei is China’s most famous and politically outspoken contemporary artist. As a political activist, he has been very critical of his government’s stance on human rights and democracy. This documentary reveals...
Art Sleuth
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Art Sleuth

Art Sleuth is a series investigating and analysing the works of famous artists using a distinctive detective-like approach. The works covered are: – 1. Van Gogh: The Starry Night – 2. Manet: In the Conservatory &#...
Cave of Forgotten Dreams
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Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Cave of Forgotten Dreams is a 3D documentary by Werner Herzog covering a remote cave in France called the Chauvet Cave. This cave is home to many ancient human-painted images, tens of thousands of years old. The cave is fierc...
Dedini: A Life of Cartoons
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Dedini: A Life of Cartoons

An exploration of the life and works of one of America’s greatest cartoonists, Eldon Dedini. His work has appeared in various publications including the New Yorker, Esquire, and Colliers, but he is best known for his fu...
Exit Through The Gift Shop
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Exit Through The Gift Shop

Exit Through The Gift Shop has raised a series of controversies since its release. The film is marketed as a documentary. But is it really a documentary? Some critics claim that it is only a hoax. It is hard to tell, but one...
Forest, Field & Sky: Art Out of Nature
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Forest, Field & Sky: Art Out of Nature

Forest, Field & Sky: Art Out of Nature looks at the intimate and awe-inspiring relationship between art, artist, and nature. The film focuses on landscape art and artists’ careful arrangements of the natural world....
Helvetica
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Helvetica

Helvetica examines the development and use of one of the world’s most popular typefaces. Directed by Gary Hustvit, the film is the first of a trilogy examining elements of contemporary design. Hustvit spoke to numerous...
Modern Masters
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Modern Masters

A four-part series presented by art critic Alastair Sooke exploring the life and work of the greatest modern artists: Warhol, Matisse, Picasso and Dali. – Andy Warhol was one of the most important figures of Pop Art mov...
NOVA the Film
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NOVA the Film

A look at contemporary art and the young artists behind it. Produced by ROJO and BossaNovaFilms, it was shot during the 2010 NOVA Contemporary Culture festival in São Paulo, Brazil. Over 140 artists from around the globe asse...
Objectified
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Objectified

Objectified delves into the complex relationship people have with manufactured goods and the people who create them. It looks at the people who design these objects and how much the objects are used in people’s daily li...
Simon Schama’s Power of Art
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Simon Schama’s Power of Art

Around the world, certain great works of art exist that transcend time and space in order to leave a lasting impact on society as a whole. Simon Schama’s Power of Art is a personal, in-depth examination of eight of thos...