Where is Modern Art Now

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Arts, History Documentary hosted by Gus Casely-Hayford and published by BBC in 2009 - English narration

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Where is Modern Art Now? Artists today live in a world where the contemporary art bubble has burst in recent years. Previous recessions have spawned new types of artists and art historian Dr Gus Casely-Hayford embarks on a journey to discover if the recent economic crash is having this same effect. To know where art is, you have to look at its history, and it is a history of rebellions. Ever since Duchamp's Fountain, artists have been taking "shock" to a whole new level. The conceptual art from the Young British Artists (YBAs) came about with the help of people like Andy Warhol and the financial boom in the Eighties. These artists were celebrities, preoccupied with the mass market. They were rebels and their influence and artwork prices skyrocketed. Times are changing and, for Gus, it is time to look beyond the YBAs for answers. There is a new generation of artists who are reacting to today's YBAs - a group of undergraduates, from Glasgow, who have put on a show of their work in Shoreditch. Gus explores this work and is struck by how aesthetically driven it seems. On his journey, Gus spends time talking to a range of artists at different stages of their careers to find out what they are making, where they are making it and where they think art is going in the future. Among others he meets Sir Anthony Caro, one of the greatest living sculptors, Turner Prize-winner Grayson Perry and emerging artists - from a squatter who wants to set up a London art house to a collective who think they've created a new movement. There is so much going on, almost too much for Gus to take in. Gus concludes that artists are going through a more reflective period. The market has been in control for too long and it is time for art to take over again. Artists are thinking about technique and skill and their relationship to history and, as a consequence, the art scene is thriving. It is fertile ground from which he concedes great new artists will emerge.

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  • Video Codec: XviD
  • Video Bitrate: 1578 KB/s
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 1:76
  • Video Resolution: 704 x 400
  • Audio Codec: (Dolby AC3)
  • Audio Bitrate: 192 kb/s 48000Hz
  • Run-Time: 58mins
  • Framerate: 25FPS
  • Number of Parts: 1
  • Part Size: 744mb/s
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  • Subtitles: English
  • Source: DVB-rip

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