Art and Money

Sunday 5 October 2008

The third and final film of the Art and Money season. Interest in Aboriginal art has sky-rocketed in recent years and it is now a multi-million-dollar global industry. Ekow Eshun, director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts, looks at the complex issues surrounding the acquisition of indigenous art. As he meets well-known Aboriginal artists and other art industry players, it becomes clear that while some communities have learned to take advantage of the interest in their art, others continue to be exploited, being paid just a few dollars for paintings that could eventually sell for thousands.

Sunday 21 September 2008

The Mona Lisa Curse , the first film in Channel 4’s three-part Art and Money season, is a timely polemic by internationally renowned art critic Robert Hughes that examines how the world’s most famous painting came to influence the art world. Hughes explores how museums, the production of art and the way we experience it have radically changed in the last 50 years. Hughes tells the story of the rise of contemporary art and looks back over a life spent talking and writing about the art he loves, and loathes.

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