These six feature films from the PERFORM Festival provide insight into the little-know theories of conceptual artist Sol LeWitt, give a glimpse into the life of collector and actor Udo Kier, tell the stories of painter David Hockney, and more.
Arteholic is a program of screenings that focuses on art obsessions, prepared by Garage in collaboration with the PERFORM Festival. The program takes a look at artists in the late 20th century who have chosen art as a revolutionary modus operandi or who have a penchant for obsessive collecting. Two films explore the darker aspects of a passion for art: the way it can make people break the law in order to enlighten others, or the way it can become the only way of communicating with the outside world. All films will be screened in Russia for the first time.
The films featured in the program were selected not only based on subject matter, but also on their cinematic and artistic merits, and will prove interesting to those exploring the language and sensibility of contemporary documentary filmmaking.