What is Keeping It Real Art Critics?
In their gonzo-journalistic films and video essays, you can see how Stefan Ruitenbeek and his team bounces into institutions, art dealers, artists, and other members of the cultural establishment, creating new artistic territory as they go. They fill up this new territory with excluded artists, marginality, new ideas and atavisms. The recurring characters are living out their own cultural/mythological search for truth. KIRAC is a loosely orchestrated, and meticulously assembled perspective on the different ideological and cultural frameworks that define our time. Every episode is defined by a specific mentally projected ‘problem’ of which KIRAC shows the labyrinths of thought and their institutionalised hierarchies.