New DVDs this week

The following DVDs have been added to our collection this week. You will find them on display at the library desk. Click on the call number link to see if they are available, and see library staff if you need any assistance.

Olafur Eliasson - notion motion

This portrait of the Danish artist Olafur Eliasson (b.1967) introduces his work and aesthetic theories as it documents one of his largest exhibitions ever, Notion Motion in Rotterdam. Since the early 1990s Eliasson has built up an incredible Ĺ“uvre of abstract rainbows, sunsets, waterfalls, scent walls, mist, shafts of light, and periscopes. His work navigates between natural phenomena and technology, and he aims above all to make spectators aware of their perception. Eliasson is currently exhibiting in a high-profile show dedicated to his work at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art.

(Image and text from ArtFilms)


Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict

A colorful character who was not only ahead of her time but helped to define it, Peggy Guggenheim was an heiress to her family fortune who became a central figure in the modern art movement. As she moved through the cultural upheaval of the 20th century, she collected not only art, but artists. Her colorful personal history included such figures as Samuel Beckett, Max Ernst, Jackson Pollock, Alexander Calder, Marcel Duchamp as well as countless others. While fighting through personal tragedy, she maintained her vision to build one of the most important collections of modern art, now enshrined in her Venetian palazzo. (summary from

(Image taken from MightyApe)


ART21: Identity

How does contemporary art address the idea of identity? How do artists working today reveal and question commonly held assumptions about stereotypes, self-awareness, portaiture, and what it means to be an artist? The "Art in the Twenty-First Century" documentary “Identity” explores these questions through the work of the artists William Wegman, Bruce Nauman, Kerry James Marshall, Maya Lin, and Louise Bourgeois. (summary from ART21)

(image from Amazon)


Illuminations: David Batchelor

David Batchelor’s art is about colour. With lightboxes and everyday plastics, eccentric chandeliers and projections, he brings pure, direct colour into galleries and public spaces. His works are immediately delightful, but they are also concerned with what colour means in today’s world and with how we experience it. (summary from DVD case)

(Image taken from Illuminations)