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Dart Festival, 22 documentaries in two weekends

Cinemes Girona and Filmin are screening different audiovisual works to show the public the creative intricacies of contemporary art.

From 25 November to 12 December, Barcelona is hosting the fifth edition of the Dart Festival. The event is the meeting point between cinema and art in Spain and Latin America. It's the first documentary cinema festival dedicated to contemporary art, whose main goal is to intertwine culture and knowledge with the general public.

And how does it do it? Through documentaries about photography, art curatorship, painting, performance, architecture, artistic movements and, in general, any manifestation of contemporary art from the avant-garde explosion at the beginning of the 20th century to the present day.

The approaches are diverse and pay special attention to the artists, their creative processes and the stories behind their work through biopics, visual art projects produced for a specific time or place, and exhibitions or events relevant to the last century of art history.

The in-person version of the Dart Festival will be held at the Cinemes Girona over two weekends. From 25 to 28 November, you will be able to watch the documentaries Sergio Larraín, el instante eterno; Esther Ferrer: hilos de tiempo; Todos quieren ser el próximo Weismann; Marcel Duchamp: the Art of the Possible; Jaume Plensa, ¿Puedes oírme? and Beyond the Visible: Hilma af Klint, and from 2 to 5 December High Maintenance: The Life and Work of Dani Karavan; AALTO; La Rivoluzione Siamo Noi; Beuys; Homecoming: Marina Abramovic and Her Children; Beijing Spring; The White Cube and Street Heroines. In between the two weekends, on World AIDS Day on 1 December, they will screen the documentary Wojnarowicz: Fuck You Faggot Fucker about the photographer's fight against the disease and in favour of gay rights in the Meier Auditorium of the Museu d'Art Contemporani de Catalunya (MACBA). Tickets will be 4.2 euros and can be booked here.

Check the in-person and online programmes through this link. You can get a full season ticket here for 54.95 euros or buy only the tickets you want for 8.8 euros per session. Moreover, there is the possibility of watching these and a couple of other productions (The proposal, about the architect Luis Barragán, and Splash, about the painter David Hockney) through Filmin, for only 15 euros, which include a two-month subscription.

The festival includes educational and informative complementary activities such as talks, visits to art galleries, exhibitions, Q&As and debates.

Publication date: Tuesday, 16 November 2021
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