MUSEOMANIACS (WT)

This documentary series portrays eight world-famous museums through their iconic artworks. We take art off the museum walls and tell its story through the eyes of world-renowned art connoisseurs. Tracey Emin, Marina Abramovic, Norman Foster, Vivienne Westwood, Ólafur Elíasson, to name but a few.

MUSEOMANIACS focuses on the acclaimed masterpieces of eight distinguished galleries. Every episode is themed and dedicated a particular museum:

• Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum | New York
• Musée d‘Orsay | Paris
• Uffizi Gallery | Florence
• Museo del Prado | Madrid
• Rijksmuseum | Amsterdam
• Nationalgalerie | Berlin
• Kunsthistorisches Museum | Vienna
• Munch Museum | Oslo

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MUSEOMANIACS (WT)

This documentary series portrays eight world-famous museums through their iconic artworks. We take art off the museum walls and tell its story through the eyes of renowned art connoisseurs: Tracey Emin, Marina Abramovic, Norman Foster, Vivienne Westwood, Ólafur Elíasson, to name but a few.

Let’s wipe away the dust from the art establishment and talk about art from the heart. The documentary series MUSEOMANIACS (WT) spotlights the acclaimed masterpieces of eight distinguished galleries. Every episode is themed and dedicated a particular museum:

• Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum | New York
• Musée d‘Orsay | Paris
• Uffizi Gallery | Florence
• Museo del Prado | Madrid
• Rijksmuseum | Amsterdam
• Nationalgalerie | Berlin
• Kunsthistorisches Museum | Vienna
• Munch Museum | Oslo

Each museum has its own character. It has a spirit, a biography, a challenge, a mission for the future. Some are rebellious, others are conservative, a few are even brash. Each will be introduced by an internationally renowned guest, be it an artist, fashion designer, best-selling author or actor.

In Vienna, for example, activist and fashion designer Vivienne Westwood guides us through the gallery, choosing artworks that resonate with her own outspoken career: themes like social justice, female empowerment and the search for the ‘fourth dimension’. Over in New York, artist Julie Mehretu brings us into her studio to document the creation of a new painting, before we accompany her to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, a gallery space just as radical as the artist herself. Back in Berlin, we explore the trajectory of the Alte Nationalgalerie, a unique space within which the cultural heritage of both East and West can be experienced. The Rijksmuseum embodies the pride of the Dutch nation, and comes with a modern twist. The institution is pushing the boundaries of traditional museum curation by exploring the potential of digital art collections. Acclaimed Vogue photographer Erwin Olaf discusses his lifelong relationship with the Rijks, and reflects on its ongoing influence in his own work.

Responding to the demand for online art, we move into our purpose built digital art laboratory – a space with dozens of screens that support large-scale projections and allow us to enlarge high-resolution copies of the paintings.  Here, experts and art historians will contexualise the pieces, whilst interviews with famous creatives such as Tracey Emin, Marina Abramovic, Ólafur Elíasson, Chris Dercon, Miuccia Prada and many more add depth and emotion to our detailed analysis of the artworks.

Every painting is a unique window into a guest’s own creative practice, and every episode expresses a particular museum’s unique spirit in a contemporary and urban style. Enhanced by detailed expert analysis by respected art historians, we create a unique experience of some of the world’s most famous pieces of art.

 

Conception: Georg Tschurtschenthaler
Director: Sylvie Kürsten, Julie Kirchhoff, Barbara Weissenbeck, Ralf Pleger
Producer: Tuan Lam
Assistant producer: Caroline Schaper
Director of Photography: Christoph Valentien, Philipp Baben der Erde, Jakob Stark
Line Producer: Kathrin Isberner

Production Manager: Anique Roelfsema
Technical Supervisor: Xavier Agudo
Cross Media Department: Hannah Kappes
Executive Producer: Christian Beetz
Commissioning editor ZDF/ARTE: Dieter Schneider
Research: Janne Gärtner

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