It’s Singapore Design Film Festival 2017, the first film festival in Asia dedicated solely on design. While the all films chosen are worth catching for its various merits, art lovers should get particularly excited by Blurred Lines: Inside the Art World. This film, directed by Barry Avrich that demystifies the structures of the Euro-american art market through revealing the perspectives of gallerists like Stephen Friedman of Stephen Friedman Gallery (London), artists like Damien Hirst (London) and Julian Schnabel (New York), art fairs like Art Basel (Switzerland) and auctioneers at Christies. See the trailer below:
It would be wrong to apply what Avrich shows to the Singapore and Southeast Asian scene but we all love a bit of gossip and scandal, and this is an exposé that lies close to the reality of a workings of the art market.
This 86-min film will be showing at Capitol Theatre, the venue partner for the festival, on 29 October, 1.30pm. You can purchase tickets for this film as well as the other films in the festival here.