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The Art of Museums

  • Best of Museums (aka The Art of Museums) (Working title)
Documentary Series | Episodes 1-8 | 2017-2018 | arte, ORF [at] | Art, Culture | Austria, Germany

    Brief synopsis

    In the halls of eight world-famous museums, powerful encounters are taking place. Stars of the creative industry take on some of the world’s most iconic paintings. New ways of seeing emerge, the raw potency of art is articulated in fresh, unexpected ways.

    This is art with a twist.

    In this eight part documentary series we dig deep into the souls of eight museums and discover their unique spirits, turbulent histories and the challenges they face in a fast-changing digitised world.

    We do this through the eyes and hearts of world renowned creatives. Celebrities like Vivienne Westwood, Marina Abramovic and Karl Ove Knausgaard explore artists from Caravaggio to Kandinsky, from Gentileschi to Goya, showing us how just how relevant and important their artworks continue to be, both to themselves and within the public imagination. Each episode is dedicated to a particular museum:

    • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum | New York
    • Musée d‘Orsay | Paris
    • Uffizi Gallery | Florence
    • Museo del Prado | Madrid
    • Rijksmuseum | Amsterdam
    • Nationalgalerie | Berlin
    • Kunsthistorisches Museum | Vienna
    • Munch Museum | Oslo

    (source: http://www.gebrueder-beetz.de/en/productions/best-of-museum)


    Director of photographyChristoph Valentien
    Director of photographyJakob Stark8x52min
    1st assistant cameraThomas Funk
    DirectorSylvie Kürsten
    DirectorJulie Kirchhoff
    DirectorRalf Pleger
    DirectorKurt Mayer
    EditorOliver SzyzaArte, ORF
    Assistant editorTobias Heinze
    GafferMirko FrickeSony FS7, Orga und Konzept (art lab)
    Lighting technician / electricianChristopher Reiners
    Makeup artist / hair stylistHanna Riehm
    Executive producerChristian Beetz
    Creative producerTuan Lam
    Line producerKathrin Isberner
    Unit production managerAnique Roelfsema
    Postproduction managerXavier Agudo
    Assistant production managerLea Helen HepeAufnahmeleitung Paris/Berlin/Madrid/Studiodreh
    Assistant production managerJanna FodorNachdreh / Postproduktion
    Set runnerMax Rodermund5 DT
    Head writerRalf Pleger
    IdeaGeorg TschurtschenthalerSeries concept
    IdeaChristian BeetzSeries concept
    Production sound mixerAndreas RuftDreh mit Sasha Waltz Berlin
    Commissioning editorMartin TraxlORF
    Commissioning editorSharon NuniORF
    Commissioning editorDieter Schneider [2]ZDF/arte

    Distributing companies

    Autlook Filmsales GmbH [at]World Sales


    Lighting and Utilitieslightwiseart lab


    TypeCountryStationDate / TimeComment
    First showingGermanyarteSunday, 25/11/2018, 3.35 PM