Art Is...The Permanent Revolution (2012)
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The anger and outrage captured by graphic artists have defined revolutions through the centuries. Printmakers have depicted the human condition in all its glories and struggles so powerfully that perceptions, attitudes and politics have been dramatically influenced. And the value and impact of this art is even more important today. In the new documentary, Art Is... The Permanent Revolution, three contemporary American artists and a master printer help explain the dynamic sequences of social
Mar 2, 2012 Limited
Aug 14, 2012
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There is no mistaking Mr. Kirchheimer's convictions or his understandable love for the creators here, past and present.
[Offers] up compelling portraits of practicing artists intelligently probing their status as socially conscious image makers.
[A] lightly argued but forcefully illustrated look at the historical and philosophical interplay between the artisanal process and political art.
Put succinctly, this is the greatest film ever made dealing with the connection between art and radical politics.
The entire history of politically inspired printmaking unfolds in Manfred Kirchheimer's admirably serious, hands-on documentary.
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