Friday, March 19, 2010

Explain your art to your parents

This short film is part of a nine-part documentary series made by directors and artists Lernert Engelberts and Sander Plug. In each a different contemporary artist (read: abstract or conceptual artist) is asked to explain to their mother or father what their art is all about. This is the first part of the series and unfortunately it is the only one with English subtitles I could find. It is, however, a very good example of what the series has in store. Here, conceptual artist Arno Coenen, who’s art consists in brewing beer, talks to his father. We don’t really learn all that much about the art of Coenen, but by the end of this very moving but also humorous little film, we have learned a lot about the relationship between this father and son.


If you want want to see the other 8 parts of the series (no subtitles, unfortunately) you can go to If you want to know more about the work of Lernert en Sander, visit their site: We Love Our Work.


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