Wednesday, 28 August 2013

New DVDs in September

Olafur Eliasson: Space is Progress
Olafur Eliasson has created large-scale installations that situate viewers in the ambiguous zones between communal and individual awarenes. Filmed over a period of five years, this program follows the Danish-Icelandic artist's work in locations around the world. English-language interviews are interwoven with scenes from his studio as well as the unique, wide-ranging locations in which he builds sculptures, shoots photographs, and constructs intriguing automatic drawing machines.-- Original DVD containerIn. In English (and some Danish) with English subtitles

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John  Kaldor @ NAS. All Great Art is Contemporary
John Kaldor AM is a dedicated collector, patron and supporter of contemporary art. He has been collecting and commissioning art since the late 1950s. Since 1969 Kaldor has shared his love of art with the Australian public by bringing the most innovative and groundbreaking art to Australia through his series of art projects. 

In 2011, Kaldor gifted his private collection to the Art Gallery of New South Wales, bringing these works into public view, and continues to extend his contribution to public art and education as Director of Kaldor Public Art Projects. In All Great Art is Contemporary John Kaldor surveys key projects, from the first, Wrapped Coast by Christo and Jeanne-Claude in 1969, to the most recent, Project 27:13 Rooms in 2013.--NAS website

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Garyson Perry and the Tomb of the Unknown Craftman
In October 2011, the artist Grayson Perry staged an exhibition at the British Museum. In a major departure for both artist and Museum, Grayson created a mysterious new civilisation – a civilisation built around Grayson himself. The exhibition consists of a mixture of objects Grayson has chosen from the British Museum’s collection and objects he has made himself. The show celebrates the many unknown craftsmen who have created the artefacts in the Museum, and explores the continuing religious power and significance which many of those objects possess.--ABC1

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Colouring Light: Brian Clarke - An Artist Apart
Brian Clarke is a painter of eye-catching canvasses and the designer of some of the most stunning stained glass in the world today. Lauded by critics and galleries around the world, Clarke has produced spectacular work in Japan, Brazil, the USA and Europe. In this program, Clarke's meteoric rise to the top of the art world is explored as he returns to Lancashire where he spent his childhood. 

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Bill Cunningham New York
For decades, Bill Cunningham "has been obsessively and inventively chronicling fashion trends and high society charity soirées for the New York Times Style section in his columns 'On the Street' and 'Evening Hours.'" Presented "is a delicate, funny and often poignant portrait of a dedicated artist whose only wealth is his own humanity and unassuming grace"

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