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Taking Venice (DVD)

Directed by : Amei Wallach
Available Date : 07/16/2024
Release Year : 2023
Running Time : 96
UPC : 738329266967
Country : U.S./France/Italy
Language: English
Genre : Documentary
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Available: Jul 16th 2024. Pre-orders are generally sent several days in advance of street date. Order may not be split.
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At the height of the Cold War, the U.S. government is determined to fight Communism with culture. The Venice Biennale, the world’s most influential art exhibition, becomes a proving ground in 1964. Alice Denney, Washington insider and friend of the Kennedys, recommends Alan Solomon, an ambitious curator making waves with trailblazing art, to organize the U.S. entry. Together with Leo Castelli, a powerful New York art dealer, they embark on a daring plan to make Robert Rauschenberg the winner of the Grand Prize. The artist is yet to be taken seriously with his combinations of junk off the street and images from pop culture, but he has the potential to dazzle. Deftly pulling off maneuvers that could have come from a Hollywood thriller, the American team leaves the international press crying foul and Rauschenberg questioning the politics of nationalism that sent him there.

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Theatrical Trailer

Publish Date : 2024-05-14
  • Amei Wallach - Director
  • Janet Begneaud - Herself
  • Achim Borchardt-Hume - Himself
  • Mark Bradford - Himself
  • Christo - Himself

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