Films

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