Artists in NYC

Artists in NYC

Terence Donnellan,  7:10 min
Documentary
Saturday, May 5th, 6pm

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The modern world has had a hard time shaking their stereotypical myths of the tortured genius and the starving artist and to maintain a more substantial and nuanced understanding of how art comes to be recognized and celebrated. What social and economic constructs dictate trends like artists becoming posthumously famous and further contribute to art’s reflection of our times? To answer this question, filmmaker Terence Donnellan looks into the museum and gallery scenes of Manhattan and Brooklyn and interviews artists, gallerists and curators on their work and what functions it fulfills in both their own lives and in New York City’s ever-growing urban landscape of commerce and consumerism.