Art in the Twenty-First Century: Johannesburg

United States | 2018 | 57 min
English, Xhosa, Zulu
Editing: Morgan Riles
Choreography: Motheo Moeng
Director: Ian Forster

Synopsis

Canadian Premiere
Presented in collaboration with the Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal

Since the abolition of apartheid in 1994, Johannesburg has been home to a blossoming art scene and has become the hub of creativity in sub-Saharan Africa. This documentary highlights four artists of different generations and ethnic communities: all of them – a photographer, a painter, a sculptor, and a performer – want to end cleavages and tell their stories. Their community-based, inclusive approach casts a new look at the history of the country of their birth and helps them imagine the future.

Directors

Ian Forster

Ian Forster is a New York City-based producer and director who specializes in artist documentaries. He's been at Art21 since 2009, first working on the Peabody Award-winning film "William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible" and subsequently four seasons of "Art in the Twenty-First Century." The forthcoming "Johannesburg" episode of "Art in the Twenty-First Century," which he directed and produced, will premiere nationwide on PBS in September 2018.

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Screenings playing this movie

21:00
Cinéma du Musée, Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal
Screening # 10
Presented by Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal
Art in the Twenty-First Century: Johannesburg
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Art in the Twenty-First Century: Johannesburg

United States | 57 min | 2018

English, Xhosa, Zulu

Living for Art
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Living for Art

Singapore | 61 min | 2019

English | Subtitles in English

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20:30
Cinéma Cineplex Odeon Quartier Latin, Salle 12
Screening # 111
Presented by Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal
Art in the Twenty-First Century: Johannesburg
FIFA Official selection

Art in the Twenty-First Century: Johannesburg

United States | 57 min | 2018

English, Xhosa, Zulu

Une poétique de l'habiter
FIFA Official selection

Une poétique de l'habiter

France | 60 min | 2018

Spanish | Subtitles in French

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