The End of Fear

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    The End of Fear

    Directed by

    Netherlands

    2018

    70 min

    • English
    • Dutch

    Documentary

    THE END OF FEAR is a cinematographic essay on a crucial and controversial work of art from the 1960’s, the painting Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue III by Barnett Newman. THE END OF FEAR takes multiple perspectives on important and fascinating questions that were raised during the painting’s lifetime and raises the question of whether they are still present in our current relationship to contemporary art. What is the possible value of art? What makes something a work of art? Who decides this? What does it mean? What is the value of art in economic, artistic, and social terms?

    Festivals

    Credits

    Screenplay
    Barbara Visser
    Bart Haensel
    Cinematography
    Niels van Koevorden
    Editing
    Xander Nijsten
    Music
    Juho Nurmela
    Sales
    CAT&DOCS
    Production
    DE FAMILIE FILM & TV
    Barbara Visser

    Barbara Visser

    Netherlands

    Barbara VISSER (1966, the Netherlands) studied Photography and Audiovisual Arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, the Cooper Union in New York and the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht and is an awarded artist. She has also worked as the artistic director of IDFA. Her work focuses on cultural and historical narratives and how these become manifest through art, design, media and science. By challenging conventions in storytelling and image-making, and questioning our memory- and belief systems, Visser aims to provoke a new perception of what a normality has rendered invisible. Her latest film, THE END OF FEAR, was selected at IFFR 2018.