Director: Jan Schmidt-Garre
DVD Specials: You Call That Art? Allan Kaprow visits John Baldessari Produced by Taylor Hackford/Directed by Jerry Hughe,s INTERVIEWS David Hickey. Mike Kelley, Thomas McEvilley, Ed Ruscha, Coosje van Bruggen, Lawrence Weiner, Ealan Wingate (Bonus 120 mins)
John Baldessari is one of the pioneers of conceptual art, which revolutionized contemporary art in the 1960s, and is still a profound influence on young artists today. The film shows John Baldessari in all aspects of his work: as an artist in his studio, with the technicians he collaborates with, as a teacher interacting with his students, as a passionate observer of the contemporary scene and visiting the Biennale in Venice as well as the Basel Art Fair. The film provides us with insights into the work of a radically modern-thinking artist and sharpens our perception of the often inaccessible world of contemporary art.