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Art Safari

In Art safari, art geek Ben Lewis travels the world in search of great contemporary art - and art that might be great. A playful series of eight films that are both analytical adventures and adventurous analyses. Stopping at nothing to probe the minds of the world's most interesting, imaginative and insane artists, Ben navigates bravely through the art world's phalanxes of dealers, collectors and critics - and in the process discovers extraordinary works of art. Contents: Disc 1. Maurizio Cattelan : how to get ahead in the art world ; Gregor Schneider : house of horror ; Matthew Barney : church of Cremaster ; Relational art : is it an ism? -- Disc 2. Wim Delvoye : is this sh*t art? ; Santiago Sierra : art vs globalism ; Sophie Calle : conceptual heart ; Takashi Murakami : toying with art. Eight 28-min. documentary films originally broadcast on the TV series Art Safari on Nov. 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2003 and Aug. 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2006. 224 min.