Art Docs 2016/2017

Art Docs is a bimonthly series of documentaries about modern and contemporary art. Featuring guest speakers, short art history talks, and Q&As with filmmakers, curators, and artists. Presented and curated by Dr. Kristen Hutchinson.

Kristen Hutchinson is an art historian, visual artist, curator, and art consultant. She received her PhD in the History of Art from University College London in 2007. She has taught art history courses at universities and colleges in Canada, the US, and the UK. She is the co-founder of fast & dirty, an Edmonton based rotating collective of artists and curators that creates exhibitions and art events for short durations in unusual environments and projects that challenge curatorial methods. In 2012, Kristen established kh1 art consulting to teach independent seminars about film, television, and art in her living room and online, help clients buy art for their homes and businesses, offer interior design services, and provide grant writing and exhibition location research for artists. She is currently writing a book about supernatural creatures in contemporary art, film, and television. www.kh1art.ca

Art: The Art Star and the Sudanese Twins

  • May 18 @ 7pm

The Art Star and the Sudanese Twins follows Beecroft for sixteen months as she exposes the truth about her life with an often brutal honesty—her creative process, her struggle with depression, her volatile relationship with her husband, and her love for the twins.

Art: Call Her Applebroog

  • Mar 2 @ 7pm

This deeply personal portrait of acclaimed New York–based artist Ida Applebroog was shot with mischievous reverence by her filmmaker daughter, Beth B.

Art: Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art

  • Jan 5 @ 7pm

Set in the desolate desert spaces of the American southwest, the film unearths the history of land art during the tumultuous late 1960s and early 1970s.

Art: Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child

  • Nov 26 (2016) @ 7pm

Centered on a rare interview that director and friend Tamra Davis shot with Basquiat over twenty years ago, this definitive documentary chronicles the meteoric rise and fall of the young artist.

Art: Eva Hesse

  • Sep 17 (2016) @ 7pm

Documentary feature film focusing on the life and times of Eva Hesse, a ground-breaking artist who was active in New York and Germany in the 1960's.

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