16 April, 2012

Modern Art

Modern Art - A Complete Guide 1974
Narrated by Orsen Welles
With cameos from Robert Hughes, Peggy Guggenheim, Suzi Gablik and numerous artists of the moderns. Imaginative music score. Though now dated, this documentary is not to be missed.
1hr 40mins


15 April, 2012

Art Market Documentary

From the BBC, this documentary explores the world of the art market with particular reference to recent activity. It covers price manipulation and other tactics. Featuring Damien Hirst, Sotherbys, White Cube and other major players.

"The Great Contemporary Art Bubble" in seven parts

08 April, 2012

Returning Stolen Art

Loot: Stolen Treasurers of the Ancient World

December 3, 2008

Sharon Waxman writer
Sharon Waxman discusses questions of ownership of cultural objects and reads from new her book, Loot: Stolen Treasures of the Ancient World.
Why are the Elgin Marbles in London and not on the Acropolis? If such stunning art objects have admittedly come to Western museums through the heavy hand of 19th century cultural exploitation, do these museums have an ethical responsibility to return them? What if such return harmed these objects because their home country is too poor to maintain, house and protect? What ethical standards should Western museums follow when they obtain art objects from Third World countries? Sharon Waxman addresses these questions and presents her book, Loot: Stolen Treasures of the Ancient World.

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Remembering Louise Bourgeois

Remembering Louise Bourgeois

Tracey Emin, Artist, London
Jerry Gorovoy, Louise Bourgeois's longtime assistant, New York
Nancy Spector, Deputy Director and Chief Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Moderator | Ulf K├╝ster, Curator, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel

Art Theft

The Art of the Steal

January 21, 2009

Spalding Nix art appraiser, Spalding Nix Fine Art & Antiques [homepage]
Spalding Nix, associate member of the American Society of Appraisers and proprietor of Spalding Nix Fine Art & Antiques, discusses infamous works of art and the daring criminals that steal them. Nix reveals how this criminal enterprise has become an international multi-billion dollar industry, third only to global drug and arms trafficking.

Suzi Gablik

Paradigm Spinning: Artists as Agents of Social Change
March 14, 2001
Suzi Gablik artist, art critic, cultural philosopher [homepage]

Suzi Gablik departs from what she calls "the faded ethos of modernism," and explains why she sees artists as agents of social change. This lecture is part of the Arts in Education Program's John Landrum Bryant Lecture Performance Series.

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Linda Nochlin

Cosponsored by the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, The Association Internationale des Critiques d'Art/USA (AICA: International Association of Art Critics) presents the second annual lecture addressing current issues in the world of art criticism. Vist http://www.newschool.edu/vlc and http://www.veralistcenter.org

This year's distinguished critic, Linda Nochlin, is the Lila Acheson Wallace Professor of Modern Art at the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University. Professor Nochlin addresses the issue of how the goals of art criticism differ from those of art history.

AICA was founded after World War II to promote professional art criticism as essential to winning widespread understanding and support for contemporary art.


Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?
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