08. February 2018 - 19:00 till 21:30
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Art Docs: Blurred Lines: Inside the Art World | Metro Cinema | Thursday, 08. February 2018

As one art scene insider proclaims, the contemporary art world can be summed up as “rich people trying to prove how rich they are,” but is that all there is to this billion dollar industry? Well-researched and expertly constructed, Barry Avrich’s documentary peels back the layers of the art world economy, from production to circulation, and delineates every integral player in the game of art-making, including curators, gallerists, collectors, donors, auction houses, and artists. Featuring interviews with artists Marina Abramovic, Damien Hirst, Julian Schnabel, and Taryn Simon, Blurred Lines paints a vivid picture of an economy that runs contrary to any rules and regulations while laying bare a system that has converted artworks into commodities.

Canada, 2017. 124 min. Director: Barry Avrich

Screens with the short film Champ (2017), directed by Nashwa Zaman. Includes a Q&A with the filmmakers after the screening.

Art Docs is a bimonthly series of documentaries about modern and contemporary art. Featuring recent short films by **** members, exhibitions by local artists, short art history talks, and Q&As with filmmakers and artists. Presented and curated by Dr. Kristen Hutchinson.