Robert Irwin : The Beauty of Questions
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The California artist Robert Irwin has spent a lifetime systematically dispensing with everything most people take for granted when they think about a work of art - image, line, frame, and even objecthood itself - step by step paring the artistic endeavor down to its core value in the splendor of perception. Filmed over a five year period, Robert Irwin: The Beauty of Questions follows Irwin from Paris to New York to LA, and from the desert to the racetrack (where for a long time he made his living). It spans the artist's entire aesthetic journey - from his beginnings in the forties, through his years as a painter, and then out of traditional art spaces into the world at large, where he presently stakes his ambitious projects in the most public of settings. The unifying theme in Irwin's trajectory has been a continuous effort to catch us up in that moment when, uncannily, we perceive ourselves perceiving.