Curated by Lorna Mills, this remake is based off the first episode of a four-part series of thirty-minute films created by art theorist John Berger and produced by Mike Dibb. In the original film, voice-of-God narration about iconic European paintings offer a careful dissection of traditional ‘fine art’ media and the way society has come to understand them as art. This project invites artists to respond to what Berger calls ‘learned assumptions’ about art in dialogue with the camera and the screen in its reproduction. It is, in effect, art about art about television about the internet.
Premiered 24 April 2014 @ Oude Kerk, Amsterdam
Acquired by The Whitney Museum of Art
On view at DREAMLANDS: IMMERSIVE CINEMA AND ART, 1905–2016
OCT 28, 2016–FEB 5, 2017