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This not that: The Artist John Baldessari

60' (GER)
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This Not That shows John Baldessari in all his artistic facets: as an artist in his studio, with the technicians he works with, as a teacher interacting with his students and as a passionate observer of the contemporary scene, visiting the Biennale in Venice and the Basel Art Fair. The film provides us with insights into the work of a radically modern-thinking artist and sharpens our perception of the hermetic world of contemporary art.

"This Not That" shows John Baldessari in all his artistic facets: as an artist in his studio, with the technicians he works with, as a teacher interacting with his students and as a passionate observer of the contemporary scene, visiting the Biennale in Venice and the Basel Art Fair. The film provides us with insights into the work of a radically modern-thinking artist and sharpens our perception of the hermetic world of contemporary art.
These insights are complemented by interviews with his colleagues, students and friends (Ed Ruscha, Joseph Kosuth, Meg Cranston, David Salle, Matt Mullican) as well as leading art historians (Coosje van Bruggen, Dave Hickey, Thomas McEvilley). Beginning with previously unreleased footage from his "Cremation" project and ending with his largest exhibition to date in the Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin, the film spans an entire epoch of modern art history.
Original Title: This not that: The Artist John Baldessari
Year: 2005
Length: 60' (GER)
Resolution: SD
Film by: Jan Schmidt-Garre
Produced by: PARS MEDIA in collaboration with ZDF/3sat, SF Schweizer Fernsehen and Bel Canto Society

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