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Reel Artists Film Festival

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The Reel Artists Film Festival (RAFF) is North America’s sole film festival focusing on documentaries about contemporary art and artists. It presents a selection of international feature-length and short documentaries that address challenges and questions raised by artists both in front of and behind the camera. Through these films, subjects are revealed, experimental processes unfold, and events are staged, creating an accessible point of entry for general audiences to consider the key personalities and philosophies behind contemporary art.

In line with RAFF’s tradition of presenting films that document the lives and works of contemporary artists, 2014’s lineup offered a glimpse into the complex personalities of, among others, Michael Landy, Nan Goldin and LaToya Ruby Frazier, in addition to the world premiere of Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace and Richard Deacon–In Between.

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Video: Germano Celant on When Attitudes Become Form

Sometimes the most exciting new exhibitions come from deep in the past. This truth was evident during the 2013 Venice Biennale, when the Prada Foundation’s exhibition “When Attitudes…

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Video: Richard Deacon on Sculpture, Film & More

On February 21, 2014, UK artist Richard Deacon joined German film director Claudia Schmid in Toronto for the world premiere of the documentary Richard Deacon — In Between. The screening was…

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Jeff Dupre Wins Goethe Reel Audience Director Award

The Goethe Reel Audience Director Award at Canadian Art’s Reel Artists Film Festival has gone to Jeff Dupre for Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace. This film had its world premiere at RAFF on…

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Slideshow: RAFF 2014 Opening Night with Kehinde Wiley

The Reel Artists Film Festival opened in Toronto last night (February 19) with a world-premiere screening of Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace, the first major film focusing on the work of renowned…

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Michael Landy Q&A: On the Art of Destruction

The idea of wiping the slate clean reaches new levels in the work of UK artist Michael Landy. For his 2001 piece Break Down, Landy systematically destroyed all his worldly possessions after…

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Kehinde Wiley Q&A: On Race, Representation and Reality

If portrait painting has a long tradition of idealizing the rich and powerful—from popes to kings to war heroes and beyond—then American artist Kehinde Wiley might best be known for his ability…

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Richard Deacon Q&A: On Film, Fabrication and Failure

Richard Deacon is one of Britain’s greatest living sculptors. Winner of the 1987 Turner Prize, he is best known for his grand, “open” structures that stress material as much as the space it…

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World Premiere Documentaries Bring Famed Artists to Toronto

The Reel Artists Film Festival returns this year with an exciting selection of 19 international feature-length and short documentary films, screening February 19 to 23 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox….

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Kehinde Wiley & Richard Deacon Docs to World Premiere at Canada’s RAFF

The world premiere of Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace is to kick off the 2014 Reel Artists Film Festival in Toronto in February—with the artist in attendance. The film is directed by Jeff Dupre,

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Toronto – Reel Artists Film Festival

The Reel Artists Film Festival returns this year with an exciting selection of 19 international feature-length and short documentary films, screening February 19 to 23 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox….

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Toronto – Picasso in Palestine Screening – Toronto Palestine Film Festival and Canadian Art Foundation Reel Artists Film Festival

Following the North  American premiere of Picasso in Palestine at the Reel Artists Film Festival in February 2013, the Canadian Art Foundation and the Toronto Palestine Film Festival are pleased…

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Toronto – Reel Artists Film Festival 2013

The 10th anniversary of the Reel Artists Film Festival, which took place from February 20 to 24, 2013, presented a selection of international feature-length and short documentaries at Toronto’s

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