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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Sri Lanka: Art, Commerce, and Cultural Modernity

Contemporary Asian Cinema : Popular Culture in a Global Frame

Berg, 2006

Book chapter

...The objective of this chapter is to explore the complex interconnections among art, commerce, and cultural modernity in Sri Lankan cinema. My focus of interest is popular cinema. However, in order to examine the nature of popular cinema...
...Personal and professional redemption rarely manifest themselves as clearly and triumphantly as they did in Lynch’s Blue Velvet. The mainstream/commercial phase of The Elephant Man and Dune, which had prematurely refracted some...

Suddenly My House Became a Tree of Sores

Lynch on Lynch

Faber & Faber, 1997

Book chapter

...The news that David Lynch was involved in making a ‘soap opera’ for American television came as a shock. It was hard to imagine the sensibility that had produced Eraserhead and Blue Velvet ever finding adequate expression in that most...

It’s a Great Big Wonderful World

Lynch on Lynch

Faber & Faber, 1997

Book chapter

...1990 was Lynch’s annus mirabilis: Wild at Heart won the Palme d’Or at Cannes, and the television series Twin Peaks was proving a smash hit with audiences across the world. The musical/performance piece Industrial Symphony No. 1, which Lynch...