Art Safari No1

The multi-award-winning international series on contemporary art by Madcap art geek and award-winning documentary-maker, Ben Lewis.

MAURIZIO CATTELAN is the court jester of the art world and the cartoonist of conceptualism. Cattelan refuses to meet Ben, so Ben brings Cattelan’s sculptures to life and sends them on missions to put questions to the artist and his doubles.

has been transforming his childhood home into an artistic house of horrors since he was 16. Ben is convinced that Schneider’s art indicates a terrible childhood trauma, but the artist would rather talk about formal theories.

makes art on a Hollywood scale with videos, sculptures, photographs and Vaseline. His Cremaster Cycle is the art world’s answer to Star Wars, only with meanings that are much more obscure…

– is it a new Ism? Ben investigates the theories of the French curator Nicholas Bourriaud. He says there’s a new movement in art – relational aesthetics. 
Comes with a 12-page Bonus Booklet, with essays on each artist/episode by Ben Lewis DVD Aspect ratio 16:9 Stereo Duration 4 x 30 min Language: English. Release Date: 2009 © 2003

“Fresh and informative… One of the funniest 30 minutes of TV this week”
The Guardian
“Lewis is cleverer than he at first appears..”
Prospect magazine
“The Louis Theroux of the art world.”
The Sunday Times

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