Films

Review
Book Club

Sex, Soho, cocksure snappers and cigarette money: the making of London’s 1960s art world

A new book by Lisa Tickner, called London's New Scene, focuses on a cast of glamorous characters and gritty drama, with much that resonates today

News
Arthur Jafa

Arthur Jafa’s searing chronicle of Black America to be screened by museums worldwide for 48 hours

Fourteen institutions including Tate will livestream Love is the Message, The Message is Death

Shirin Neshat

Exclusive: watch Shirin Neshat's film Roja here

Part of Goodman Gallery's mini festival dedicated to the US-Iranian artist, the video is available on The Art Newspaper website until 22 June

News
Films

Shirin Neshat's award-winning films go online for 24 hours in mini film festival

Goodman Gallery is launching the video programme on 20 June—but you can watch Roja exclusively on The Art Newspaper website from tomorrow

News
Films

Ai Weiwei will address the Rohingya refugee crisis in a forthcoming documentary

The Chinese dissident artist and director of Human Flow is also currently filming a new documentary about the coronavirus pandemic

Interview
Films

How a Canadian documentary director got the major players in the Knoedler fakes scandal to speak on camera

Barry Avrich talks to us about his new film Made You Look: A True Story About Fake Art, due to be released in theatres this autumn

Feature
Henri Matisse

Sophie Matisse retraces her great-grandfather's footsteps for emotional BBC film

In an interview for The Week in Art Podcast, Sophie reveals how the support of Henri Matisse's wife Amélie became a central theme of Becoming Matisse

Review
Media & broadcast

An abstract parallel universe: documentary on Hilma af Klint released online

Long overlooked and snubbed because of her spiritualism, the Swedish artist is finally getting the recognition—and style credit—she deserves

News
Art market

Forgery, drugs and sex abuse in the Canadian art world exposed in new documentary

There Are No Fakes connects a forged Norval Morrisseau painting to a crime ring behind "the greatest art scam in Canadian history"

Review
Media & broadcast

Art films at the 2020 Berlin Film Festival

From a bio-pic on Italian naïve artist Antonio Ligabue to a documentary on the Berlin Wall fragments in the US

News
Museums & Heritage

Hollywood dreams really do come true: the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures beckons

The museum will open on 14 December in Los Angeles with 50,000 sq. ft of exhibition space and two theaters

News
Films

An art-fuelled, 18th-century lesbian love affair: French film Portrait of a Lady on Fire released in UK

Emblematic tale of a doomed relationship between a woman and her portraitist, lauded by international critics, goes on show this week

News
Museum of Modern Art New York

'Universally admired' arts patron Agnes Gund stars in new documentary at MoMA

The film, directed by her daughter Catherine, shows the roots of the collector's social activism

Blog
Adventures with Van Gogh

Kirk Douglas played Van Gogh in 1950s film Lust for Life: a look at the biopic and the myths it made

The Hollywood star, who died last week aged 103, became famous for his portrayal of the "tortured artist"

News
Video, film & new media

Grenfell Tower tragedy to be memorialised in film by Steve McQueen

London-based artist plans to show the video later this year at a London space free to the public

Review
Films

Review | Art and authenticity in Hong Kong

Leave the Bus Through the Broken Window follows filmmaker Andrew Hevia as he fumbles his way through the often exclusionary art world

Review
Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019

New documentary offers unvarnished view of Clyfford Still

Lifeline/Clyfford Still sheds light on the Abstract Expressionist who despised critics, condemned the work of his contemporaries, and was admired by many

Review
Films

In Redoubt, Matthew Barney retells an ancient myth in a survivalist American landscape

The artist’s new film is visually spectacular but with a current of politics underneath

News
MoMA expansion 2019

'Art history isn’t the neat package you think it is': first look at MoMA's $450m expansion

How the New York museum has remixed its unrivalled collection ahead of its 21 October re-opening

Review
Media & broadcast

Art films worth seeing from the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival

Claes Bang takes the lead in two art dramas, while Cunningham dances through the decades

Podcast

Tim Spall on playing L.S. Lowry. Plus, an exclusive interview with Chris Ofili and Jasmine Thomas-Girvan

We kick off the new season with a behind-the-scenes look at the film Mrs Lowry and Son and explore an artistic relationship in Trinidad

L.S. Lowry

Podcast sneak peek: how actor Timothy Spall captured the essence of Britain's beloved L.S. Lowry

With the UK release of the film Mrs Lowry & Son, we speak to the actor on our forthcoming podcast about portraying the artist's peculiar relationship with his mother

Blog
In the frame

Pictures of matchstick men: celebrating L.S. Lowry in a new film—and with a garden statue?

Podcast

Top of the Pods: video artists in the spotlight

We bring together discussions with three masters of video art: Ragnar Kjartansson, John Akomfrah and Chris Marclay

Review
Media & broadcast

Into the cluttered maze of a packrat photographer

“Jay Myself” captures an artist and collector in his overflowing six-storey home

Interview
Jewellery

Wakanda comes to Washington

Douriean Fletcher, who made the jewellery for Black Panther, speaks at the National Museum of Women in the Arts

News
Conservation & Preservation

Conservators restore Africa’s first animated film in colour

Nigerien pioneer Moustapha Alassane’s stop-motion work Samba the Great is being screened in Bologna

News
Films

Victorians in pictures: British Film Institute digitises archive of over 500 early silent films

Conservation experts carefully cleaned the fragile and flammable nitrate film so each frame could be individually scanned

News
Obituaries

Experimental film-maker Barbara Hammer dies, aged 79

The pioneer of lesbian film became an advocate for medical aid in dying

News

Museo del Barrio cancels exhibition over an artist’s remarks about rape

Show was to focus on career of the film-maker Alejandro Jodorowsky

Archive
Indonesia

Oei Hong Djien, the controversial collector aiming to build a history of Indonesia’s Modern art

New film shows a scene dogged by lack of institutional support and alleged fakes

Archive
Interviews

Interview: Why Mike Leigh turned to art

The British director on his acclaimed big-screen portrait of Turner—and the artist’s “box of tricks”

Archive
Films

Let the video roller coaster ride begin : Interview with Ryan Trecartin

Trecartin’s films, created with Lizzie Fitch, trace the impact of technology on modern life

Archive
News

All of Warhol’s films and videos to be digitised

The project will make hundreds of the artists films more accessible

Archive
Films

Uli Sigg film on his rational and comprehensive attitude to collecting Chinese contemporary art

Sigg reveals that he didn’t necessarily like some of the contemporary art he bought

Archive
Films

The art of warfare: new documentary on practical applications of art installation during WWII

Rick Beyer’s “The Ghost Army” is the story of the artists who worked to throw the German army off the scent of the real location of Allied troops

Archive
News

MoMA shows Nixon’s home movies

“It’s a granular look at different types of presidential films of the past century,” says one of the festival’s founders

Archive
Artist interview

Champion of the ‘free radicals’: Interview with Pip Chodorov

After introducing film to Fiac and battling to get fair prices for film-makers’ works, Pip Chodorov made his own history of experimental cinema—and now he is celebrating the work of a pioneering artist in a forthcoming Serpentine Gallery show.

Archive
Exhibitions

Hollywood costumes come to V&A

“Wizard of Oz” and “Gone with the Wind” costumes among those on show

Archive
Artist interview

'We are entering into the uncanny valley': Interview with Philippe Parreno

The artist’s solo show at the Beyeler this month includes new films starring a black garden and a robotic Marilyn Monroe

Archive
Films

New Abramovic film explores public and private endurance tests

Akers's film recounts the artist’s decades of arduous performances—and reveals a charming woman beneath the steely surface

Archive
Artist interview

Interview with Pilippe Parreno: Warning, this art will self-destruct

Visitors to Parreno’s Beyeler show get a copy of his “black garden” film. The DVD will expire but the plants live on

Archive
Films

"Art in the Twenty-first Century" brings big personalities to the small screen

This US television series offers insights into the history and practice of artists from Marina Abramovic to Ai Weiwei

Archive
Kazimir Malevich

Art on the big screen: The art and lives of prominent 20th century artists

Documentaries on Julio González and Kazimir Malevich are particularly striking, while the Claes Oldenburg and Jasper Johns films are less so

Archive
Andy Warhol

Review: Re-distributed films starring Armando Reverón and David Hockney and Londoners gather on Front Row to recall Andy Warhol encounters

Poignant footage of Reverón's twilight years, Hockney playing the documentarian and Jeremy Deller in conversation with Anthony d'Offay on Warhol's transformative power

Archive
Features

Marina Abramovic, Doug Aitken and Matthew Barney are leading the way in a new kind of theatrical art

"In long, durational performance, you change the performer and the public" says Abramovic

Archive
Films

New York’s digital shorts: 'Made Here' explores artists’ relationships with the city

The web-based videos looks into the lives of performers and artists

Archive
Iran

Robert Adanto's documentary "Pearls on the Ocean Floor" throws spotlight on Iran's revolutionary female artists

The women who go against the grain, featured at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston

Archive
Films

Art on the big screen: Documenting feminism and how women changed the (art) world

Lynn Hershman Leeson’s film is an invaluable historical record of the feminist art movement in the US

Archive
Piranesi

Inside Piranesi’s prisons on show at the Venice Architecture Biennale

An immersive, digital film at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini reimagines the artist’s dark fantasies as if in three dimensions

Archive
Artist interview

Interview with Bruce Weber: “We had to work fast—and run”

Photographer Bruce Weber has spent seven years recording the plight of Miami’s Haitian community

Archive
Artist interview

Playing the mating game: Interview with Isabella Rossellini

Isabella Rossellini’s acclaimed short films about animal sexual behaviour are being shown at the Wolfsonian

Archive
Artist interview

Interview with Michael Nyman: “There’s no scripts, no rehearsals, no actors…”

The composer explains the thinking behind his latest film, and reminisces about the parties held by a Frieze founder’s dad

Archive
Jean-Michel Basquiat

A new film on Jean-Michel Basquiat ticks all the boxes

Archive interviews? Check. Cool soundtrack? Famous faces? Boost to the market? Check, check and check

Archive
Artist interview

Interview with Shirin Neshat: “For Iranian artists, being silent is like taking the side of the demon”

As her debut movie, “Women Without Men”, screens in Basel, the artist explains that cinema is closer to her people

Archive
Conservation & Preservation

MoMA celebrates film preservation

Artists such as Kara Walker to introduce newly restored works by Kubrick and others

Archive
Films

Art on the big screen: When Dalí and Lorca were lovers—perhaps

"Little Ashes" tells one side of a very contentious story

Archive
Artist interview

Interview with Jane and Louise Wilson: Stanley Kubrick’s photographs brought to life

The sisters had access to the late film-maker’s huge archive and focused on a film about the Holocaust which never got made

Archive
Films

Art in the media: Light and dark after the war at the Ferus Gallery and in the art of Georg Baselitz

Ostensibly disparate films illuminate art after the end of World War II

Archive
Salvador Dalí

News from New York: An evening with the British film-maker who gave as good as he got, and dinner with Prince Philip and his famous faux pas

Meanwhile, the Hamptons hot up

Archive
Films

Art on the big screen: The art of war and sex

A look at 'Guernica: Portrait of War' and 'Love You More'

Archive
Women Artists

New York’s women on film

Chiara Clemente's "Our City Dreams" at Art Basel

Archive
Lawrence Wiener

Lawrence Weiner's latest film "Water in Milk Exists" premieres in Basel

The narrative, performed by an amateur cast, will be played out at underground movie theatre Kino Mascotte due to its adult themes

Archive
Artist interview

Artist Interview: David Lynch’s diamond dome

The cult filmmaker shows off his skills as an artist and has installed a new, atmospheric work in the Cartier pavilion

Archive
Films

London. Cinema India: the Art of Bollywood

Bollywood comes to London

Archive
Features

The films of Warhol’s lost lover rediscovered: A documentary on Danny Williams

Esther Robinson’s engrossing movie includes footage of several of Williams’ films

Archive
Artist interview

Art on the air: TV interviews with the tycoon, the craftsman, and the agitator

Damien Hirst on world domination, Grayson Perry on turning to tapestry and Anselm Kiefer on why Americans are hysterical

Archive
Films

Director Mel Stuart begins filming his new documentary in Miami fairs

The project may span several episodes, following collectors of all types

Archive
Films

ABMB hosts film on nine top female gallerists

Dishing the dirt on NY’s women dealers

Archive
Amedeo Modigliani

Modigliani dies on the silver screen (again)

The artist will be played by Andy Garcia

Archive
Joseph Cornell

New book and DVD explore the work of Joseph Cornell

Cornell's influence is traced to a breadth of modern art and poetry

Archive
Salvador Dalí

Salvador Dalí’s forgotten Disney cartoon

After 57 years in the studio’s vaults, the result of an unlikely collaboration is revealed to the public

Archive
Features

Arts on television: Barbara Hepworth & Andrew Lloyd Webber

“Your head is like the loveliest pebble I’ve ever seen” said the sculptor Barbara Hepworth to her second husband, artist Ben Nicholson

Archive
Artist interview

The art of allusion: Interview with Damian Loeb

Damian Loeb’s work relies on the viewer’s recognition of the visual sources that he quotes liberally

Archive
Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo: Toted as the female Van Gogh, Kahlo draws the crowds

As “Frida” hits the screens, the cult painter’s art–and spin-offs–are in high demand