Oct 24, 2010

Documentaries on Art


Art 21
Place & contemporary art
Art & Technique

30th Oct 2010 , Saturday; 5.45 pm
Contemplate Art Gallery
1 Floor Rajshree Ford Buildings,
Avanashi Road
(Opp. Krishnammal College)

Contemplate: is an initiative that will incubate art events, collaborations with artists and art organizations to mount unique platforms, support workshops to encourage new dialogues and creating forums and opportunities for cultural exposure.

Konangal film society has been active since 2003 in Coimbatore. Apart from screening world cinema, screening of documentaries on art once every month was part of regular screening schedule of Konangal.

This is the second of the series of art documentaries that will be screened once every month jointly by Contemplate and Konangal. These documentaries will cover a broad range of disciplines of Art , from classic , to contemporary .


Art 21
Place & contemporary art

How does contemporary art address the idea of place? How do artists working today reveal and question commonly held assumptions about land, home, and national identity? The Art in the Twenty-First Century documentary “Place” explores these questions.

Richard Serra

The first featured artist in the “Place” hour is Richard Serra. The segment follows Serra as he guides the viewer through several massive installations he has done in New York, San Francisco, and Bilbao, Spain. Having worked with metal for the past forty years, Serra creates sculptures shape and stretch steel like rubber, carving intimate moments out of public spaces. "I was surprised that people who had absolutely no information about sculpture were able to enter into these pieces," says the artist. "The experience for them was fulfilling because, in some sense, it was startling, it was new, because they couldn't locate themselves."

Sally Mann

The documentary shifts to Lexington, Virginia where Sally Mann is working in her studio on a new series of "dog bone" photographs. “What I like about these dog bones is their ambiguity. I mean, I love that aspect of photography, the mendacity of photography. It’s got to have some kind of peculiarity in it or it’s not interesting to me.” The work-ethic of Sally Mann, whose intricate photographic techniques record the historical scars and romanticism of the South, is as she takes photos both in her studio and outdoors. The farm where Mann lives and works becomes a meaningful backdrop as her inspired process of capturing it on film is revealed.

Part 2

The Great Master’s
Art & Technique

Rembrandt ( July 15, 1606 – October 4, 1669) was a Dutch painter and etcher. He is one of the greatest painters and print makers in European art history and the most important in Dutch history. His contributions to art came in a period that historians call the Dutch Golden Age.

Konangal had already screened on 18th May 2009, two one hour documentaries – one on Rembrandt by Simon Schama and one on Rembrandt’s masterpiece Night Watch.

We will be showing chapters looking at Rembrandt's work and his painting and etchnique techniques. This is the best part of this documentary . It's a slideshow of his work, showing examples you've seen and others you're unlikely to have seen.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You are most impressive. And from Tamil Nadu, no less. Why am I surprised? Didn't Torah and Krsna and Qoran come from the most unlikely places? But film from Hollywood is not surprising. From Sweden, yes. Erotica from Italy, kinda. Rembrandt and Van Gogh from Holland, Sprinchorn and Munch from Skandia, yee-yaw. Thank you for light and joy. I wish I could see a video of your people discussing. GBU.