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Artists on Film

Experience the life and work of various artists through narrative and documentary films.

Past Films in This Series


Gerhard Richter Painting

2011, in German with English subtitles
Directed by Corinna Belz
One of the world’s greatest living painters, German artist Gerhard Richter (born 1932) has spent over half a century experimenting with a tremendous range of techniques and ideas, addressing historical crises and mass media representation alongside explorations of chance procedures. Gerhard Richter Painting is a thrilling document of Richter’s creative process, juxtaposed with intimate conversations (with his critics, his collaborators, and his American gallerist Marian Goodman) and rare archive material. Audiences see the then-79-year-old create a series of large-scale abstract ... more info

Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present

Directed by Matthew Akers and Jeff Dupre
Seductive, fearless, and outrageous, Marina Abramovic (born in 1946 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia) has been challenging the public for nearly 40 years. Using her own body as a vehicle, pushing herself beyond her physical and mental limits, she creates performances that defy and shock. With total access granted by Abramovic and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, this riveting documentary sets the context for her work, including archival footage of performances with her former partner Ulay, and follows preparation ... more info