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Best Art Documentaries to watch now

No matter what your favorite style is, if you are an art lover, you can enjoy the fact that there are several documentaries worth watching in the coming days

Below you will find a list of our new favorite ones! Art & Culture Inside recommends it!

Cockroach (2020)

Ai Weiwei says “Cockroach is about the most significant struggle for freedom in our time”

Cockroach, told with intensity and integrity by Ai Weiwei, a fine artist who has become an exceptional filmmaker. A documentary is about the protests in Hong Kong in 2019. In February 2019, the Hong Kong government proposed a bill, which would have allowed extradition of criminal suspects from Hong Kong to face trial in mainland China. Ai feels his mission in documenting and shedding light on what is going on in China nowadays.

Sky Ladder (2016)

The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang, another Chinese artist. Known for his spectacular displays of pyrotechnics – gunpowder, Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang creates his most ambitious project ever in this breathtaking documentary. This is a bomb!

Saving Banksy (2017)

Saving Banksy is the story of one misguided art collectors attempt to save Banksy’s famous “Haight Street Rat” from destruction and the auction block. His efforts to save the Rat are met with threats from city officials, snubs from museums and a flurry of six-figure offers from art dealers eager to cannot to get their hands on the painting.

Marcel Duchamp: Art of the Possible (2020)

Marcel Duchamp: Art of the Possible explores the life, philosophy and impact of one of the most influential early 20th century modernists, Marcel Duchamp. Art of the Possible isn’t simply a biopic; rather, the film shows how Duchamp’s ideas changed the public consciousness, and our understanding of aesthetics, art, and culture.

Ursula von Rydingsvard: Into Her Own (2020)

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An artistic biography of one of the few women in the world working in monumental sculpture. Von Rydingsvard’s work has been featured in the Venice Biennale and is held in the collections of some of the world’s great museums, including New York’s Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. 

Frida Kahlo (2020)

Delving deeper than any film has done before, engaging with world-renowned Kahlo experts, exploring how great an artist she was, discover the real Frida Kahlo.

Who was Frida Kahlo? Everyone knows her, but who was the woman behind the bright colors, the big brows, and the floral crowns? Take a journey through the life of a true icon, discover her art, and uncover the truth behind her often turbulent life. Making use of the latest technology to deliver previously unimaginable quality, we take an in-depth look at key works throughout her career. Using letters Kahlo wrote to guide us, this definitive film reveals her deepest emotions and unlocks the secrets and symbolism contained within her art. Exhibition on Screen’s trademark combination of interviews, commentary and a detailed exploration of her art delivers a treasure trove of color and a feast of vibrancy. This personal and intimate film offers privileged access to her works, and highlights the source of her feverish creativity, her resilience, and her unmatched lust for life, politics, men and women. Delving deeper than any film has done before, engaging with world-renowned Kahlo …

Have you already watched some? Or you have another brilliant documentaries to share? Comment it!

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