• Gerhard Richter: Painting

    Director: Corinna Belz, 2012

    Gerhard Richter Painting focuses on technique and studio of one of the most important painters of our age, Gerhard Richter. From thick brushes to vibrant colors applied to canvas, this documentary screens special recordings from Richter’s studio, enabling us to see his works from a different point of view. Through archival materials and intimate conversations made with critics, American gallery owner Marian Goodman and artist’s collaborators, it shows us the making of 79-years old artist’s grand abstract paintings.

  • Marina Abramovic : The Artist is Present

    Director: Matthew Akers - Jeffrey Dupre, 2012

    The Artist is Present focuses on Marina Abramovic, one of the most influential performance artists in the World, as she prepares for her retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art New York. Presenting artist’s preperation for her show, and scenes from her retrospective, the documentary also features archival materials and interviews made with her friends, fans and collaborators. It not only gives insights into images of her installations but also immortalizes beginning of her career in the 1970s and her unforgettable works with her ex-partner and collobarator, Ulay.

  • Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

    Director: Alison Klayman, 2012

    This 2012 documentary which was directed by American film maker Alison Klayman is about one of the leading international artists, Ai Weiwei. It won Jury Special Award in 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The documentary starts with the meeting of Alison and Ai in 2011 when Alison was working in China. Alison tells the story of artist’s conflict with the government and making of his extraordinary art with a realistic eye. Through interviews made with artist’s friends, mother and first gallery owner in New York, the documentary draws a detailed portrait of the artist, which touches on every detail of his life.

  • Art of Conflict : The Murals of Northern Ireland

    Director: Valeri Vaughn, 2012

    In time of socio-political conflict, a new art emerged in Northern Ireland which reflected two opposing groups. The Art of Conflict focuses on murals that represent centuries of division and conflict, and their impact on society. Filmed in Northern Ireland, this special documentary shows murals’ affect, aim and future, through interviews made with public, political figures and artists. Showing how art intermingles with history and identity, it opens new doors.

  • Tim’s Vermeer

    Director: Teller, 2013

    This documentary aims to understand one of the biggest mysteries in art history: technique of grand master Johannes Vermeer, who is best known with his painting ’The Girl with the Pearl Earring’. How Vermeer succeeded in painting photo-like portraits before the invention of photography is still an unexplained mystery. Portraying Tim Jenison’s comprehensive project that explores Vermeer’s technique, this documentary follows Jenison and takes us on a voyage all way from Delft, Holland where his Yorkshire landscapes were made through Buckingham.

  • Finding Vivian Maier

    Director: John Maloof - Charlie Siskel, 2013

    In 2007, Historian John Maloof bought a box of photographs in an auction held in Chicago. The photographer was Vivian Maier, a babysitter who secretly took over 100.000 photos during her life time. With efforts of Maloof, her name came to be known in a short time, and she became one of the best photographers of the 20th century. Brought to light from unknown pages of history by John Maloof, this documentary chases this interesting woman. It aims to understand her and her life through interviews made with her acquaintances and relatives in France.

  • Beltracchi : The Art of the Forgery

    Director: Arne Birkenstock, 2014

    Biggest art forger of the past 50 years says ‘’Unless you want to mix the fakes with the originals, you should bring catalogues to me before writing them.’’ This documentary focuses on the story of German Wolfgang Beltracchi and shows biggest art forgery of our age. Directed by Arne Birkenstock, it draws a portrait of Belltachi who deceived international art World for 40 years, found guilty in 2011, and released from prison in 2017. Watching how he adds extraordinary artistic details to his paintings amuses the viewers.

  • The 100 Years of Show / Carmen Herrera

    Director: Alison Klayman, 2015

    Directed by Alison Klayman, this 30-minutes short documentary is about one of the oldest contemporary artists of our time, Cuban-American Carmen Herrera. It starts with Carrera’s 100th birthday and moves around her ongoing artistic production since the 1940s and 1950s. Through use of interviews and archival materials, it brings to light the story of being a World renowned artist in abstract painting. Every scene that shows us how fame found her at an old age, not until her 90s, proves us that it is never too late.

  • Ai Weiwei : Human Flow

    Director: Ai Weiwei, 2017

    Directed by artist Ai Weiwei Human Flow tells the story of unwilling migration and displacement of 65 million people because of war, poverty and climate change, and events that came afterwards. Through images taken and interviews made in 23 counties including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, France, Greece, Germany, Hungary, Iraq, Mexico, Pakistan, Serbia, Syria and Turkey during 1 year period, the documentary portraits the refugee crisis. Placing focus on the notion of human rights, it shows the viewer the importance of understanding, support and tolerance in times of conflict and uncertainities.

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