Art Docs 2017/2018

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.

Art Docs: Through the Repellent Fence

  • Apr 5 @ 7pm

Through the Repellent Fence follows art collective Postcommodity as they construct Repellent Fence, a two-mile long outdoor artwork that straddled the U.S.-Mexico border.

Art Docs: Blurred Lines: Inside the Art World

  • Feb 8 @ 7pm

Well-researched and expertly constructed, Barry Avrich’s documentary peels back the layers of the art world economy and delineates every integral player in the game of art-making, including curators, gallerists, collectors, donors, auction houses, and artists.

Art Docs: Where the Universe Sings: The Spiritual Journey of Lawren Harris

  • Nov 30 (2017) @ 7pm

An intimate portrait of one of Canada’s most renowned artist, and the expansive landscapes that inspired him.

Art Docs: The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography

  • Sep 7 (2017) @ 7pm

Elsa Dorfman is a master practitioner of a rare photographic format: the large-size Polaroid 20" x 24" camera. Now in her late seventies, she opens her archives and her memories for this documentary by her long-time friend, Errol Morris.

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