You, Myself and Art – Who We Are Through the Medium of Art: The Cold War, When Art Took Sides
Product Code: CE8206
Grade Level: 6+
Media Type: DVD
Featuring more than 20 specialists (art historians, sociologists, anthropologists, artists) this documentary series explores who we are through the medium of art, spanning from the earliest days of mankind, through our collective history, past today and into the future. It discusses how and why we are influenced by art, who funds art in an attempt to influence the way we think, if contemporary art still fulfills our creative needs and desires and what could become the art of tomorrow. Travel from New York to Paris, from Seattle to London, from Washington DC to Vancouver and meet people who are, one way or another, connected to art. They are artists, art historians, anthropologists, sociologists, neuroscientists, curators and philosophers. For all of them, art is a passion, and they are here to share it with us.
We see how art could be a tool for supporting ideologies and we learn that free enterprise was being promoted by the CIA after WWII as a means of exporting freedom around the world.
Run Time: 30
Studio: TMW Media