Ben at the Venice Biennale 2011 for TateShots

Ben at the Venice Biennale 2011 for TateShots

on Nov 24, 2014 No Comments

Ben takes in the delights of the Biennale and speaks with a number of the artists

Matthew Barney – Church of Cremaster

Matthew Barney – Church of Cremaster

on Jul 12, 2011 No Comments

In 2003, when I made this documentary, Matthew Barney had just completed the Cremaster Cycle (1994-2002), the Sistine Chapel of our times. Perhaps, five hundred years from now, the Cremaster will not be considered one of the masterpieces of European civilisation, but in other ways Barney’s Magnum Opus – five films whose length varies between […]

Buy Art Safari on DVD in German

Buy Art Safari on DVD in German

on Jul 12, 2011 One Comment

You can buy Art Safari in German here

House of Horror

House of Horror

on Jul 8, 2011 No Comments

If Gregor Schneider was a film-maker, he’d be John Carpenter or Wes Craven. He is contemporary art’s answer to the Horror movie, an artist who makes sinister and disturbing rooms, corridors, hallways and other interior or enclosed architectural spaces. In 2007, he exhibited “White Torture” in Hamburg – a corridor and linked rooms, all in […]

Relational Art

Relational Art

on Jul 8, 2011 2 Comments

I’ve always liked Isms. A hundred years ago there seemed to be lots of them. Impressionism, Fauvism, Expressionism, Cubism… in the early twentieth century hardly five years seemed to go by without the arrival of a new Ism. But in recent years, I had noticed a terrible dearth of ‘isms.’ Artists, I was told by […]

Maurizio Cattelan

Maurizio Cattelan

on Jul 8, 2011 No Comments

Maurizio Cattelan is the world’s funniest artist. His ultra-realist works of art are three-dimensional cartoons about the contradictions and follies of the art world, art history and, beyond that, of Western civilization. Born in Italy in 1960, Cattelan made his name with sculptures like “The Ninth Hour”, a waxwork of the Pope struck by a […]

Art Safari Series 1 & 2

on Jun 19, 2007 One Comment

Art Safari Series I, Autumn 2003, include: – GREGOR SCHNEIDER – MAURIZIO CATTELAN – MATTHEW BARNEY Art Safari, Series II, 2005/6, include: – SANTIAGO SIERRA – TAKASHI MURAKAMI – WIM DELVOYE – SOPHIE CALLE 30 min series about verious artists of the international art scene for BBC4, TV2, Arte, ZDF, YLE, SBS Nominated for a […]