CIFF47: PSQ March 22 – April 1, 2023 | Streams April 2 – April 9, 2023

The Art of Making It

Year: 2021
Country: USA
Language: English
Run Time: 94 minutes

The Art of Making It
The Art of Making It
The Art of Making It
The Art of Making It
The Art of Making It

Take a peek behind the curtain of the elite and elusive modern art world, a culture composed of its own hierarchies, languages, and value systems…many of which are no longer serving artists themselves. From museum boards to the unregulated art market, from MFA programs to flipping art for profit, THE ART OF MAKING IT examines the complex inequalities in today’s art economy and the many artists who have been left behind as a result. As with numerous other parts of our society, the age of Covid-19 has highlighted the need to reimagine and restructure outdated standards in the creative world. Recognizing that the definitions of beauty and truth have become so subjective, the way art is presented must change as well. Featuring an array of diverse up-and-coming artists sharing their personal stories about trying to “make it” in the art world (including Cleveland native Gisela McDaniel), this fascinating documentary gives a multifaceted and nuanced view of the challenges inside the art scene in America. —G.S.

CIFF46 Screenings

Mimi Ohio Theatre

Friday, April 01, 2022 at 4:45 PM

Saturday, April 02, 2022 at 9:20 AM

CIFF46 Streams On Demand

Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM -
Sunday, April 17, 2022 at 11:59 PM

Streams Access: United States and US Territories
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No

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