ART FIX | Art entertainment for isolation
“I see things in terms of paint, all else is irrelevant.”
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Exploring Brett Whiteley’s complex psyche through letters, archival interviews and personal footage, film makers James Bogle and Sue Clothier’s collaboration brings to the screen a lively and intimate portrait of the artist. ‘Whiteley’ pulsates between the various moods of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, from London to New York – Fiji to Sydney.
Another brilliant, must-see documentary from Good Pitch2, Shark Island Institute and Documentary Australia Foundation.
PS. You might just spot a familiar face or two..
Watch the trailer here
The Hare with the Amber Eyes by Edmund De Waal
“Objects have always been . . . stolen, retrieved and lost. It is how you tell their stories that matters.” This is one of my all time favourite books.
Uncovering the odyssey taken by a group of family-treasured netsuke – those intricately carved figures traditionally used to adorn Japanese kimonos, we follow the authors’ ancestors custodianship of the collection through four generations of the Ephrussi family. From the salons of late 19th century Paris to the grand palais of early 20th century Vienna, and through the rise of the Nazi regime in the 1930s to the grinding poverty of post second world war Japan, De Waal breathes life into these carvings and paints a picture of the past, immortalizing his personal history in this beautifully written book.
The Art Of… by Tate
From the Tate collective, this podcast series looks at the links between art and various themes such as dreaming, memory, hip-hop and love to name a few. Appealing to lovers of London, they explore the various geographical areas of London’s art scene and ask questions like how has London inspired French artists? Short and sweet, these podcasts are only half an hour long; perfect for a lunchtime listen.