Re: New Release - THE PEOPLE'S PAINTING

Sara Jane Pearman (pearman@cma-oh.org)
Thu, 5 Oct 2000 09:02:27 -0700 (PDT)

Thanks for the information. Always nice to know what is where, what the
rules are, and how to behave.

Sara Jane

At 08:28 AM 10/5/00 -0700, you wrote:
>Hullo!
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>At 06:32 AM 10/05/2000 -0700, you wrote:
>>Being a bit new to video collecting, how do I get to VIDEONEWS.
>>Thanks in advance
>>
>>Sara Jane Pearman
>>Cleveland Museum of Art
>>Slide Library
>>
>>
>>At 12:43 PM 10/4/00 -0700, you wrote:
>> >Hi.
>> >
>> >A reminder to all: VIDEONEWS is the place to post new commercial products
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>> >At 09:42 AM 10/04/2000 -0700, you wrote:
>> >>Are we supposed to be receiving commercial advertisements on this
>> >>listserv?
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>On Wed, 4 Oct 2000, Ryan Krivoshey wrote:
>> >>
>> >> > First Run / Icarus Films announces the release of a new documentary
>> video
>> >> > that delightfully probes the fine line between high art and opinion
>>polls.
>> >> > The film follows two artists in their attempt to paint the perfect
>>painting
>> >> > - a 'most wanted' painting - using opinion polls, market research and
>>focus
>> >> > groups.
>> >> >
>> >> > THE PEOPLE’S
>> >> PAINTING
>> >> > Directed by Chris Granlund
>> >> >
>> >> > Do you prefer a painting the size of a paperback, a dishwasher or a
car?
>> >> > Such questions were a part of a project that combined conceptual art,
>> >> > market research, humor and a road trip. THE PEOPLE’S PAINTINT is the
>> >> > chronicle of this project ­ a collaboration between New York based
>>Russian
>> >> > Avant-garde artists Vitaly Komar and Alex Melamid. Fascinated by the
>>West’s
>> >> > obsession with polls, market research and focus groups, they set
out to
>> >> > create a painting using these revered tools of capitalism.
>> >> > Komar and Melamid began by polling a representative sample of people
>>in the
>> >> > UK, thereby establishing a British preference for landscapes or
>>portraits,
>> >> > abstracts or figurative paintings. They then began their tour of the
>> >> > country in a Mini, decorated with the Union Jack, to discover more
about
>> >> > British taste. Along the way they met and interviewed such typical
>> people
>> >> > as a miner, a tattoo artist, housewives, a designer, an earl and a
>> witch.
>> >> > They also canvassed opinions from experts such as the Royal Academy’s
>> >> > director of exhibitions, Norman Rosenthal, and best selling painter
>>Gordon
>> >> > King.
>> >> >
>> >> > Based on their findings, Komar and Melamid produced a ‘most wanted’
>> >> > painting, a true people’s painting. Called "conceptualism at its most
>> >> > elegant and effective" (New York Times) ­ the painting and the film
>>are an
>> >> > evocative and satirical portrait of Britain today, and an
examination of
>> >> > the tools of late Twentieth Century capitalism.
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> > "This video is an effective educational tool to frame a meaningful
>> >> > discussion on art and its place in society. It will be enjoyed by high
>> >> > school level and above. Highly recommended." ­ MC Journal: the
>> Journal of
>> >> > Academic Media Librarianship
>> >> >
>> >> > "… [a] deliciously tongue-in-cheek, but never patronizing, mockery
>> of the
>> >> > British taste in visual art. Komar and Melamid make us think about
what
>> >> > art is, without seeming to be lecturing us." ­ The Times (UK)
>> >> >
>> >> > "… a delightful light-hearted tease on popular artistic taste… a must
>>watch
>> >> > for anyone who has even the tiniest interest in art. Don’t miss this
>>quiet
>> >> > little gem." ­ Radio Times (UK)
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> > 49 minutes / color / 1998 / Order #
>> >> V2K6
>> >> > Sale/video:
>> >> $390
>> >> > Rental/video: $75
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> > * Please refer to Order #'s on all purchase orders and written
requests.
>> >> > * Free preview for purchase consideration available.
>> >> > * Purchase price includes Public Performance Rights
>> >> > * Canadian rights are available for this title
>> >> >
>> >> >
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>> >Gary Handman
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>> >Moffitt Library
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>
>Gary Handman
>Director
>Media Resources Center
>Moffitt Library
>UC Berkeley 94720-6000
><http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC>http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC
>
>"Everything wants to become television"
>(Gregory Ulmer. Teletheory : Grammatology in the Age of Video)
>
>