The Last Art Film + Q&A with Jake Auerbach
Fri 24 Nov / Quarterhouse
This is a film about art; not the history of art or the academic study of art or the fluctuations in the art market or the latest exhibition but it is about what starts artists off and what keeps them going.
It is about instinct, temperaments and personalities, about perseverance. About how work occurs and how, from working life to working life, art is passed on.
With Michael Landy, Tracey Emin, Gary Hume, Grayson Perry, Celia Paul, Jake Tilson, Michael Craig-Martin, Allen Jones, Tom Phillips, Paula Rego, Frank Auerbach, Joe Tilson and scores more from the last 2,000 years voiced by Jim Broadbent, Ian Holm, Lizzy McInnerny and Tim McInnerny.
'I tell people that I don't make art films, I make people films... portraits rather than profiles'
Jake Auerbach is a British film maker specialising in documentary subjects. Though his films have ranged across the cultural spectrum he is best known for his portraits of artists both contemporary and historical.
“Auerbach is regarded as a maverick in the world of documentary, backing his own judgment rather than constructing films to suit broadcasters; he works, where possible, with the artists themselves, without the intervention of interpreters.”