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State of the Art: Ideas and Images in the 1980s

The Series Includes : History | Value | Imagination | Sexuality | Politics | Identity
DVD (Chaptered) Price: $1,019.70
3-Year Streaming Price: $1,019.70



State of the Art is an exciting, authoritative and challenging series of documentaries about the visual arts in the 1980s. Filmed in Europe, the United States and Australia in 1985-1986, this six-part seris features many key artists including Joseph Beuys, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Cindy Sherman, Antony Gormley, Hans Haacke and Eric Fischl. Framing the works and concerns of these artists is the intellectual context of the time, and especially the contemporary concerns of post-modernism. Each film adopts a thematic approach, with episodes looking at History, Value, Imagination, Politics, Sexuality and Identity.

Length: 300 minutes

Item#: FPT194769

ISBN: 978-1-64867-403-7

Copyright date: ©2006

Reviews & Awards

‘A documentary extravaganza that will have other TV stations bristling with envy.’ The Face ‘State of the Art is unequivocally bold in its own contemporary approach’ The Listener

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