28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Was ist Kunst?
Was ist Kunst?
Was ist Kunst?
Was ist Kunst?
Was ist Kunst?

Was ist Kunst?

director: Vladimír Turner
original title: Was ist Kunst?
country: Czech Republic
year: 2023
running time: 14 min.


September 2023 marked the end of the exhibition Was ist Kunst? dedicated to the Serbian artist Dragoljub Raša Todosijević, an important representative of Eastern European conceptualism. The title of the exhibition and film was taken from one of his performances. In a video filmed for the Prague City Gallery, Turner revels in Todosijević's work with symbols such as the swastika and the orange, followed by his playfulness, dexterity and multimedia exuberance.

“The Edinburgh Manifesto: who benefits from art? … the national saviours of art, a proofreader, a columnist who has nothing to do with art but writes about artists, their works and the issues of the art world…”


Documentary filmmaker and interdisciplinary artist Vladimír Turner (born 1986) graduated in audiovisual studies at FAMU. In his work, he uses the practices of documentary film, performance, intervention in public space and site-specific installations. He combines art with activism. Ji.hlava IDFF regularly shows his films, which in recent years have included Guestlist (2020), Modern Times (2021) and Neo-Aboriginal (2022).

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director: Vladimír Turner
producer: Kristýna Černá
Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
Creative Europe Media
Česká televize
Český rozhlas