Exit through the gift shop

21 12 2010

AG and I really enjoyed this film. I think one of its strongest angles was showing the relationship between art and hype. The story follows an eccentric French ex-pat who goes from being a filmmaker documenting a new popular art movement to being a dilettante impresario/artist himself. Questions arise as to the aesthetic originality and value of the original movement, the relationship between fame and artistic expression, and the role of art in the public space.


Actions

Information

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s




%d bloggers like this: