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Barbara Visser

The End of Fear

Documentaire | mov | couleur et n&b | 69:9 | Pays-Bas | 2018

Who`s still afraid of red, yellow and blue? The most famous abstract painting of the twentieth century has invoked much more than just one response to this provocative question. Fifty years after `Who`s Afraid of Red , Yellow and Blue III`, we question the meaning of art over the life of this famous, celebrated and mourned work by Barnett Newman.

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.