The Most Amazing Worlds of Rachel Maclean

The Most Amazing Worlds of Rachel Maclean

August 2nd, 2013 | Film, Scotland, Shows, Videos

You rarely get to see works as original and mindblowing as the films and prints of Rachel Maclean, who stole our hearts immediately. This lady from Scotland should be on everybody’s watchlist for sure. If you’re near Edinburgh for some reason, go and see “I… Read More

Art Story – An animated Journey into Art History

Art Story – An animated Journey into Art History

July 26th, 2013 | Animation, Art History, Film

“Art Story” is an original animated feature film about a boy and his grandfather who get stuck in a vast and imaginative world of paintings. It’s a story about an 11-year-old, meticulous boy, WALT, and his crazy, loopy GRANDPA — two complete opposites — who… Read More

Trailer: Steve McQueen’s “12 Years A Slave” starring Brad Pitt

Trailer: Steve McQueen’s “12 Years A Slave” starring Brad Pitt

July 26th, 2013 | Contemporary Art, Film, Videos

Directed by 1999 Turner Prize-winning Steve McQueen, “12 Years a Slave” is an upcoming historical drama film based on the autobiography “Twelve Years a Slave” by Solomon Northup, a free black man who was kidnapped in 1841 and sold into slavery. In the pre-Civil War… Read More

Werner Herzog’s installation Hearsay of the Soul at Getty Center

Werner Herzog’s installation Hearsay of the Soul at Getty Center

Filmmaker Werner Herzog’s five-channel video installation Hearsay of the Soul will be on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Center until January 19, 2014. Created for the 2012 Whitney Biennial, the work was recently acquired by the Getty Museum, and represents a growing… Read More

Slapstick! Alÿs, Bock, Chaplin, Hein, Laurel & Hardy, Keaton, Matta-Clark…

Slapstick! Alÿs, Bock, Chaplin, Hein, Laurel & Hardy, Keaton, Matta-Clark…

July 22nd, 2013 | Contemporary Art, Film, Shows

The exhibition in the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg humorously places works by contemporary artists in the context of silent slapstick movies from the early days of the history of cinema, tracing in the process the characteristics of slapstick to the art of the present day. Objects, installations,… Read More

In Cinemas: “Museum Hours” by Jem Cohen

In Cinemas: “Museum Hours” by Jem Cohen

July 18th, 2013 | Austria, Film, Museums

At the Kunsthistorisches Art Museum in Vienna, a museum guard and a visiting out-of-towner find refuge in life, art, and each other, in Jem Cohen’s painterly rumination on how art influences and echoes contemporary society. One of the preeminent moving-image artists working today, Jem Cohen… Read More

Room to Dream: David Lynch and the Independent Filmmaker

Room to Dream: David Lynch and the Independent Filmmaker

July 14th, 2013 | Documentaries, Film, Inspiration, Videos

“Room to Dream: David Lynch and the Independent Filmmaker” features original interviews with acclaimed director David Lynch. See and hear how Lynch brings his unique vision to the screen with technologies that are now within easier reach for independent filmmakers. Interspersed with behind-the-scenes footage from… Read More

Art Talk: Miguel Calderón – The Royal Tenenbaums’ Artist

Art Talk: Miguel Calderón – The Royal Tenenbaums’ Artist

July 11th, 2013 | Contemporary Art, Film, Mexico, Videos

Mexican artist, actor, and writer Miguel Calderón, one of the country’s most successful artists, is best known for his work titled “Aggressively Mediocre/Mentally Challenged/Fantasy Island (circle one)” which was part of a 1998 exhibit and was bought by Wes Anderson and shown in the film… Read More

Summer in February – The Newlyn School Movie

Summer in February – The Newlyn School Movie

July 10th, 2013 | England, Film

The Newlyn School was an art colony of artists based in or near Newlyn, a fishing village adjacent to Penzance, Cornwall, from the 1880s until the early twentieth century. The establishment of the Newlyn School was reminiscent of the Barbizon School in France, where artists… Read More

Loving Vincent

Loving Vincent

June 21st, 2013 | Animation, Film, Videos

Van Gogh is perhaps the world’s most popular artist, and BreakThru films shows his remarkable life as you’ve never seen it before. The Oscar-winning film company presents an animated re-telling of the life of Vincent Van Gogh inspired by the paintings which changed the way… Read More