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Hollywood’s art histories

Doris Berger

Doris Berger is a curator at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, USA. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles and the director of the Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Germany. Her practice includes writing, teaching, curatorial and audiovisual work focusing on intersections of art and film in modern and contemporary American and European art. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Projected Art History : Biopics, Celebrity Culture, and the Popularizing of American Art

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...This book has concentrated on a segment of popular art history, taking into consideration its intertextuality, intermediality, historicity, and functionality. It has demonstrated that this segment is an important factor in producing...

Amateurs: Naïve Artists or Everyday Experts?

Materializing Memories : Dispositifs, Generations, Amateurs

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...What are the skills, the pleasures and the subjective meanings of being “amateur” using the internet to express his passion? The amateur is not the opposite of the professional, he is halfway between the ordinary man and the professional...

Pollock

Doris Berger

Doris Berger is a curator at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, USA. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles and the director of the Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Germany. Her practice includes writing, teaching, curatorial and audiovisual work focusing on intersections of art and film in modern and contemporary American and European art. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Projected Art History : Biopics, Celebrity Culture, and the Popularizing of American Art

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...It is astounding that it has taken 50 years for the first biopic on Jackson Pollock to be produced since the stories about the artist Pollock are literally predestined for a biographical Hollywood production. Jackson Pollock is considered...

Experimental Animation

The Animation Studies Reader

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...Experimental animation offers a distinct set of formal challenges to the spectator. Watching a commercial animation, the viewer is typically compelled to speculate on how the narrative conflicts might be resolved, and they are also invited...

Artists’ biographies in film as popular art history

Doris Berger

Doris Berger is a curator at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, USA. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles and the director of the Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Germany. Her practice includes writing, teaching, curatorial and audiovisual work focusing on intersections of art and film in modern and contemporary American and European art. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Projected Art History : Biopics, Celebrity Culture, and the Popularizing of American Art

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Art can be disseminated in many ways: by means of exhibitions, books, guided tours, as well as by articles or documentaries. Editorials and photo essays in literary biographies, coffee table books, comics, children’s books, movies...

Basquiat and celebrity culture

Doris Berger

Doris Berger is a curator at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, USA. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles and the director of the Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Germany. Her practice includes writing, teaching, curatorial and audiovisual work focusing on intersections of art and film in modern and contemporary American and European art. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Projected Art History : Biopics, Celebrity Culture, and the Popularizing of American Art

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...In contrast to Pollock, the completion of the biopic BasquiatBasquiat aka Build a Fort, Set It on Fire, D: Julian Schnabel, USA 1996, 108 mins; Script: Lech Majewski, John F. Bowe, Michael Holman, Julian Schnabel; Cast: Jeffrey Wright...

Literally Documenting Her Voice: Valie Export’s Vocal-Visual Experiments with Screen Media

Vocal Projections : Voices in Documentary

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...Valie Export is an artist, filmmaker, curator and educator whose work has been central to the feminist avant-garde. In defending the idea of a specifically feminist avant-garde Schor writes ‘the feminist art...

Taiwan: Popular Cinema’s Disappearing Act

Contemporary Asian Cinema : Popular Culture in a Global Frame

Berg, 2006

Book chapter

...After enduring a dark decade in the 1990s, Taiwan cinema greeted the new millennium with unusual optimism. Taiwanese directors and their films were received with unprecedented exposure all over the world. First it was Edward Yang’s Yi Yi...

The Emergence of Early Artists’ Video in Europe and the USA and its Relationship to Broadcast TV

Materializing Memories : Dispositifs, Generations, Amateurs

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...During the first decade of artists’ video, many artists sought ways to work with the new medium, drawing on the unique and specific properties and potentials it offered. They found themselves within what often seemed an oppositional...

Philippines: Cinema and its Hybridity

Contemporary Asian Cinema : Popular Culture in a Global Frame

Berg, 2006

Book chapter

...Contrary to what one might expect of a national cinema from the Third World, one of the most famous scenes in contemporary Philippine film is set not in the verdant rice paddies, the teeming slums, or the seedy girlie bars for which...