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Michael Blackwood ‧ USA ‧ 1992 ‧ 58 Min ‧ E
The dismantling of the modernist myth has been the central issue of contemporary art making and art criticism. Meaning is no longer fixed, context is everything. However, despite this willful upending of aesthetic hierarchies, the issues and traditions of Modernism do persist, ultimately revealing modernism itself to be richer and more complex than previously considered. Interviewing several artists, among them Isa Genzken, Mike Kelley and David Hammons, Michael Blackwood pursues these questions in this film.
CinemArt is a film series presented by Hauser & Wirth in collaboration with Cinéma Rex Pontresina. A cinematic journey into the art world, this series offers unique views into the lives and work of significant international artists, including a selection connected to Hauser & Wirth’s programme. The selected documentaries and films feature artists and renowned art world figures including Alexander Calder, Rashid Johnson, Piet Oudolf, Philip Guston, Louise Bourgeois, Alberto Giacometti, and Eduardo Chillida.