On this episode, Charlie, Michelle, Ariana and Joel have a conversation about art, inspired by our art-rageous summer reading theme. They give recommendations on art documentaries available from our DVD collection or for on-demand streaming from Kanopy, and discuss some of the eye-catching artwork on display throughout our library.
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Place a hold today on some of the arty material discussed in this episode:
Seductive, fearless, and outrageous, Serbian performance artist Marina Abramovic has been redefining art for nearly forty years. Using her body as a vehicle, she creates performances that challenge, shock, and move us. This is a mesmerizing journey into the world of radical performance and an intimate portrait of an astonishingly magnetic, endlessly intriguing woman who draws no distinction between life and art. (This film is also available for on-demand streaming from Kanopy.)
Art world provocateur and elusive artist Maurizio Cattelan made his career on playful and subversive works that upended the art establishment, until a retrospective at the Guggenheim in 2011 finally solidified his place in the contemporary art canon. (This film is also available for on-demand streaming from Kanopy.)
Award-winning author and historian Amanda Vickery hosts this engrossing look into an often-overlooked subject: the life and work of female artists. The series offers a comprehensive examination of women artists, beginning with the Renaissance and ending with the early twentieth century.
Though Vincent Van Gogh never visited Japan it is the country that had the most profound influence on him and his art. Through journeying from the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, to Van Gogh's adopted home of Provence, France and eventually to Japan itself, this film provides a fascinating look at just how profound this influence proved to be. One cannot understand Van Gogh without understanding how Japanese art arrived in Paris in the middle of the nineteenth century. (This film is also available for on-demand streaming from Kanopy.)