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FIFA - Documentary about the Art Market - THE NEXT BIG THING

  • Mar 29, 2014 · 4:00 PM
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The Next Big Thing


"Trailer  "Over the last few years, the world of contemporary art has undergone drastic changes. Our modern-day taste is no longer determined by the great museums or by the critics, but by dealers and mega-rich collectors. Despite the financial crisis, the auctions at Sotheby’s and Christie’s are breaking record after record. This film looks into the transformation of the art world and the consequences this shift of power is having on artists, collectors, dealers, museums and the history of art. Interviewed are various artists, collectors, specialists and museum directors.  

Credits: Director(s) > Frank Van Den Engel Script > Frank Van Den Engel Cinematography > Melle Van Essen Sound > Tim Van Peppen Editing > Riekje Ziengs Music > Marc Lizier Participation > Adrian Ghenie, Amy Cappellazzo, Chuck Close, Jeff Koons, Martin Z. Margulies, Michael Hort, Thomas Olbricht, Udo Kittelman Producteur(s) Producer(s) > Julia Van Schieveen, Oscar Van Der Kroon Production > Zeppers Film & TV/NTR Distribution > Zeppers Film & TVBiography: Born in Rotterdam, Frank van den Engel founded the production house Zeppers Film & TV in 1997. He has produced over 125 documentaries, videos and experimental films. Since 2002, he has also directed his own films.Filmography: Normaal– I always come back (2001); Between Heaven and Earth (2007); Photo & Copyright by G.P. Fieret (2009)." (FIFA)



After the movie, let's go to a FREE swiss artist vernissage for 5:30 PM or so. More details about the vernissage event:


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  • Krisztina A.

    Were there any "big names" mentioned?
    Too bad I missed this one :(

    March 31, 2014

    • irene

      I don't know. They were talking about just few artists.

      1 · April 1, 2014

    • Andrew

      They didn't mention any Montreal-based artists. The documentary focused on big auction houses such as Sotheby's and private collection who were buying and selling top-tier painters such as Mark Rothko. However, they also featured a young, emerging artist from the Cluj art scene and his comments on the art market.

      1 · April 1, 2014

  • Andrew

    Highly educational and informative documentary about the inner workings of the international art market. Since I have already worked in an art gallery that sold art merely as an investment, I have to agree with the paradigm shift as portrayed in this movie that took place mainly in the latter part of the 20th century. Many modern artists nowadays rise to the top not so much due to raw talent but because of the hype generated by auction houses and "art consultants". However, up to 80% of these hyped artists will be forgotten in 20-30 years.

    2 · March 30, 2014

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    A former member

    I can't afford modern paintings

    March 30, 2014

  • Joseph

    Are there tickets sold at the museum on site?

    March 29, 2014

    • Andrew

      Joseph, there are still 49 tickets left. You can buy them at the Museum of Fine Arts starting at one hour prior to the screening (alternatively at the Place-des-Arts ticket counter).

      March 29, 2014

    • Andrew

      I hope to see you there!

      March 29, 2014

  • Andrew

    I just bought my ticket today at PdA. I'm really looking forward to this!

    1 · March 21, 2014

    • irene

      I bought my ticket too today!

      1 · March 23, 2014

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    Event Organizer, Co-Organizer,
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  • Andrew
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