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What's This? Understanding Contemporary Art

Author: National Gallery of Canada.; Television Factory.
Publisher: Ottawa : National Gallery of Canada ; Ottawa : The Television Factory, 1996.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An introduction to the richness and diversity of the National Gallery of Canada's contemporary art collection, this video features works by Canadian and international artists from the 1970s through to the present. What's This? Understanding Contemporary Art is organized into nine sections and highlights paintings, sculptures, installations and photographs. Beginning with the question "What is contemporary art?" the  Read more...
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Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: National Gallery of Canada.; Television Factory.
OCLC Number: 820117561
Notes: Co-produced by the National Gallery of Canada and the Television Factory.
Credits: Director, Chris Mullington ; producer, Sheila Petzold ; script/editing, Chris Mullington ; script/editing, Sheila Petzold ; music, Edmund Eagan ; cast, Lynne Adams.
Target Audience: 16-17.
Description: 1 online resource (1 streaming video file (29 min.))
Responsibility: National Film Board of Canada.

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An introduction to the richness and diversity of the National Gallery of Canada's contemporary art collection, this video features works by Canadian and international artists from the 1970s through to the present. What's This? Understanding Contemporary Art is organized into nine sections and highlights paintings, sculptures, installations and photographs. Beginning with the question "What is contemporary art?" the video addresses fundamental questions about contemporary art: Why does it look so simple? How should we look at it? This video provides personal insights into why artists create and looks at the wide range of materials they use and the effects that photography and new technologies have on their work. What's This? also examines the role that language and history have played in shaping the art of Canada's First Nations.

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