MIAMI, FL, USA – Art Backstage, a documentary film that takes the viewer behind-the-scenes at Art Week Miami, is making its streaming debut. The documentary follows artists and Art Galleries as they navigate the international event — the largest art event in Miami. Directed by Marina Eskenazi and Julia Masson, and produced by Poshy Couture, the two-episode feature-length documentary gives artists a voice about their creations and their inspirations.
The documentary premiered on June 26, 2020 on YouTube, and is scheduled to show at related art festivals to be televised worldwide and streamed globally.
“The goal of the documentary is to create an awareness for “Art Week Miami”, and to enable the general public to discover the worldwide views of artists — on their creations and on the most famous Art Week of the world”, explained Marina Eskenazi. “Of course, we all understand that artists have a view of their work, but it’s really interesting to get to know more and go deeper into, beneath the surface, especially in the middle of a massive international art festival.” Eskenazi is the inventor and founder of the brand Poshy Couture, as well as the producer of “Art Backstage.”
Official Cover of Art Backstage_ inspired by Comedian is a 2019 artwork by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan
Interviewing 39 artists over six days, the documentary probes issues like how an artist’s philosophy may express sociological ideas or emotions. The two reporters asked the artists and gallery directors who came to Miami from all over the world, three similar questions to discuss how they developed their art. The documentary also highlights the size and scope of the “Art Week Miami” events, which included several fairs, private viewings and many special events.
The filmmakers decided to reference the Art Basel Miami Beach banana “Comedian” in the cover imagery for the documentary—originally conceived by conceptual artist Maurizio Cattelan’s art installation of affixing a banana to the wall of the show with duct-tape and sold it for US$120,000. By taking and then manipulating a digital image of the banana itself, the directors performed their own work of conceptual art which they call “Stole”. Their goal was to let the art live beyond the end of the event, and to give the iconic banana image a new life in the official cover of Art Backstage.
For more information about the documentary, visit https://www.poshy-couture.com/art-backstage.
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About Art Backstage:
Art Week Miami is such a whirlwind of experiences with artists from all over the world, the documentary film “Art Backstage” interviews 39 artists and art galleries coming to Miami from all around the world, with 3 questions over 5 days.