Ku Klux Klansman Mike Burden opens the Redneck Shop and KKK museum in historic Laurens, SC. He subsequently falls in love with a single mom, and, under her influence, quits the Klan and is taken in by an African American Reverend.
Carmen Herrera is one of the oldest working artists today. She was a pioneering abstract painter in the '40s and '50s, but only recently found the recognition that eluded her for most of her career, as she approaches her 100th birthday.
The story of one of the most infamous books ever written, "The Anarchist Cookbook," and the role it's played in the life of its author, now 65, who wrote it at 19 in the midst of the counterculture upheaval of the late '60s and early '70s.
Internationally known graffiti artist, Banksy, left his mark on San Francisco in April 2010. Little did he know that this act of vandalism would spark a chain of events that includes one of... See full summary »
Colin M. Day
Glen E. Friedman,
Kelly 'Risk' Graval
An art world upstart, provocative and elusive artist Maurizio Cattelan made his career on playful and subversive works that send up the artistic establishment, until a retrospective at the ... See full summary »
This documentary chronicles the life of Polish-American artist Stanislav Szukalski (1893-1987) from his early years in Chicago, to his time in Poland and Los Angeles, and his artistic and political contributions to the world.
Chris Burden warped the world to his visions of performance art. While there were times of uncomfortability, there were times of great amusement and awe. Burden was a misunderstood man without a doubt. He had a way of seeing things in ways no one else did, whether that be a good thing or a bad thing. Being new to the performance art world, this documentary could scare you. Burden does things that in today's standard could have him considered to be put in a psych unit. However, I admire his ambition and bravery through it all. Chris Burden as a performance artist is intimidating to say the least, but Chris Burden as a sculpture artist is so warming. He has produced so many marvelous installations for the public to see. Burden changed the art world without even knowing what he was starting. While he did cause a lot of controversy, he still continued his work without censorship. His "pieces don't provide answers, they ask questions," is almost an understatement. Out of ten stars, I would rate this an eight out of ten. Personally, I found it very interesting to get a kind of behind-the-scenes with Chris Burden, because you don't always get to hear an artist describe their work and it means a lot to me to know. While the documentary has a heavy undertone of toxic masculinity, it shows who Chris Burden was, a blessing in disguise.
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