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KIRAC 27 ft. Houellebecq

  • Houellebecq launched three court cases in France and Amsterdam to block the film.
  • The final court ruling requires us to show it to Michel Houellebecq before release, giving him the option to initiate further proceedings if desired.
  • Although we would have preferred to release our film without any restrictions, this decision enables us to complete it without further legal interruptions, which is what we are doing.
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KIRAC 26 Cornucopia

Art is a product of abundance! Episode 26 begins where episode 25 left us, and shows the dramatic attempts of art dealer Paul van Esch to shatter his financial ceiling and escape the boredom of the art world.

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Live and Online premiere at 19:30, 2022 December 8. Runtime 27 minutes. 

 

KIRAC 25 Male Love

Director Stefan Ruitenbeek about this film:
“Male Love” explores the intrigue and drama of a million-euro art deal. I’m an artist caught in the center, filming the deal while wrestling with feelings of resentment as the Boijmans Museum spends heavily on another artist’s work. As I scheme to disrupt the deal, Philip, the art collector, grows suspicious. The tension escalates and intermediaries, a city councillor and a law professor, step in to mediate the conflict.

In Manhattan Art Review, Sean Tatol reviews this episode and our KIRAC films.

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35 minutes, 2022 Oktober 18

 

KIRAC 24 Under a Sinking Sun

This film, originally commissioned by KIOSK / KASK, an esteemed art school in Ghent, Belgium, was abruptly cancelled just one day before its premiere. However, it’s now publicly available for viewing.

The film explores the hopes and illusions of young art students coming of age in a world that is saying goodbye to the enlightenment and its values; about the cheerful anticipation with which they face the possibilities of a setting sun. It also features several ‘cancelled’ youths — students who have been expelled from their schools, academies, or social circles due to accusations of sexual misconduct.

This film is publicly available thanks to our patrons and the Mondriaan Fund.
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75 minutes, 2022 April 2 

 

 

KIRAC 23 Honeypot

In this film, you will witness the unlikely endeavour of right-wing conservative Sid Lukkassen who chivalrously tries to win the heart of lefty student Jini. When he enters her boudoir in Zandvoort, he gets caught up in a literary, enchanting and unpredictable world, in which Jini starts to undress him, surrounded by classical music and grapes. While Sid tries his best to connect to Jini, he realises that the woman has set him up for humiliation. How will Sid save himself from this situation? Will he, despite everything, find love?

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51 minutes. 2021, October 26


KIRAC 22 Reasons of Ego

Oscar van der Kroon works for Dutch public television. He wants to do Avant Garde Television but his mediocrity is holding him back. At the end of the Episode, he promises to do some introspection.

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18 minutes, 2020, December 21

 

KIRAC 21 Buse (A Good Student)

Buse, a teenager from Istanbul, is an art student at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. She wants to make a movie about her experiences at the school but she is afraid she will be kicked out for making a critical film about the world-renowned institution. KIRAC advises Buse to make the most of the decline of this institution and the bleak future it offers her.

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13 minutes. 2020, December 2

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KIRAC 20 ‘The Latent Potency of Rob Defares’ [EXTENDED VERSION]

ft. Jordan Wolfson and Beatrix Ruf

This episode is an ironic call to a cynical liberal billionaire (Rob Defares, who owns a high-frequency trading firm) to fully use the cultural potency of his wealth, something this billionaire would never do because he wants to hide in the herd. It’s ironic because we know the call towards Defares will fall on deaf ears. So, it’s a mating call that flies over his head, reaching towards some other imagined monarch/billionaire to start the cultural revolution and who, by contrast to the unimaginative, fearful, skulking billionaire Rob Defares, emerges superior, enlightened, gay, and victorious.

On a lighter, more comical level, this film shows you how artist Jordan Wolfson is shocked when billionaire Rob Defares comes walking into his exhibition wearing a fur coat. Is the billionaire there to buy something, or just to shock the hell out of Jordan Wolfson, Jordan wonders? Jordan is an activist who wouldn’t pass up an opportunity to save the life of an animal. In this film, you can see how he adapts to the situation. Team-KIRAC (Tarik Sadouma, Kate Sinha, and Stefan Ruitenbeek) identifies the dawn of a glorious and dangerous paradigm shift, shimmering beyond the horizon of this comedy of manners.

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23 minutes. 2020, November 4. 

 

KIRAC 19 The Goat

KIRAC 18 and 19 are one film published in two parts. Among other things, this films shows my attempts to pummel art collector Philip van den Hurk into a 16th century style mecenas. He has to stop buying art as investment commodities. He has to stop buying art on fancy art fairs. Instead, he should spend his money aristocratically on us, the KIRAC film people, without getting any material return, only entertainment and artistic confusion. An important tool in pummeling Philip is a trip to Cairo. In this non-western sanatorium, my friend and radical artist Tarik Sadouma will give him a treatment that will cure Philip of his late-capitalism art buying deceases. But, Philip is not just a passive patient. He emerges as a force to be reckoned with, and secures himself a highly sought-after spot in the KIRAC pantheon.

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45 minutes, 2020, October 15.

 

KIRAC 18 Parasites and Pecan Pie

KIRAC 18 and 19 are one film published in two parts. Among other things, this film shows my attempts to pummel art collector Philip van den Hurk into a 16th century style mecenas. He has to stop buying art as investment commodities. He has to stop buying art on fancy art fairs. Instead, he should spend his money aristocratically on us, the KIRAC film people, without getting any material return, only entertainment and artistic confusion. An important tool in pummeling Philip is a trip to Cairo. In this non-western sanatorium, my friend and radical artist Tarik Sadouma will give him a treatment that will cure Philip of his late-capitalism art buying deceases. But, Philip is not just a passive patient. He emerges as a force to be reckoned with, and secures himself a highly sought-after spot in the KIRAC pantheon.

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22 minutes, September 3, 2020. 

 

KIRAC 17 Blackmail

Artist Stefan Ruitenbeek and Collector Philip van den Hurk reflect upon a dark moment in their relationship.

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10 minutes, August 13, 2020. Watch Youtube below, Vimeo here, or download movie file.

 

KIRAC 16 King Philip and the Pied Flycatcher

Team KIRAC hopes to extract some money from King Philip, a millionaire art collector. But Philip lures them into a strange affair with international star curator Charles Esche.

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66 minutes. September 21, 2019. Watch YouTube below or download movie file.

 

KIRAC 15 Time’s Up, Old Man

Shit literally hits the fan. Starring star-architect Rem Koolhaas, Kate Sinha, Francis Bacon, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

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26 minutes, November 2, 2018. Watch YouTube below or download movie file.

 

KIRAC 14 Problem Child

Moulay struggles with his Moroccan heritage and his place within Dutch society. He is swept along by Tarik, who involves him in a symbolic game revolving around his own background, which only serves to alienate Moulay even more. In a thirty-page text, he tries to adhere to an imagined set of prescriptions that are supposed to aid him. 

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24 minutes. August 14, 2018. Watch YouTube below or download movie file.

 

KIRAC 13 Stigma (The Netflix deal)

We might lose our Netflix-deal after Kate called someone a spoiled bitch. Starring Stefan Ruitenbeek, Kate Sinha, Steven ten Thije, Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam.

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40 minutes. April 27, 2018. Watch YouTube below or download movie file.

 

KIRAC 12 100% Integrity

Bert Kreuk is an art collector who explains conceptual art in his book.
Starring: Stefan Ruitenbeek, Bert Kreuk.

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15 minutes. February 8, 2018. Watch YouTube below or download movie file.

 

KIRAC 11 Medusa

An ode to the sexual power of neo-marxism.
Starring: Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Documenta14 in Athens.

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10 minutes. January 28, 2018. Watch YouTube below or download movie file.

 

KIRAC 10 The bad breath of Mondriaan specialist Hans Janssen

This film is applauded by KIRAC-fans for it’s comparison between Van Gogh and Mondriaan.
Starring: Kate Sinha, Hans Janssen, Vincent van Gogh, Piet Mondriaan.

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14 minutes. November 16, 2017. Watch YouTube below or download movie file

 

KIRAC 9 Who’s Afraid of Harvey Weinstein

Kate Sinha about female sexuality in the #metoo era. About Harvey Weinstein and Léa Seydoux.

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9 minutes. October 20, 2017. Watch YouTube below or download movie file.

 

KIRAC 8 The Art of Stefan Simchowitz

Our famous film about the notorious art-dealer.
Starring: Stefan Simchowitz, Oscar Murillo, Tarik Sadouma

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63 minutes. July 2, 2017. Watch YouTube below or download movie file

 

KIRAC 7 Indigenous Flags and Modernism

Ft. Synnøve Persen, Sami people, Documenta 14, Athens.

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7 minutes. April 29, 2017. Watch YouTube below or download movie file.

 

KIRAC 6 The Works of Renzo Martens

Ft. Renzo Martens, Iceberg Slim, Tarik Sadouma, Picasso.

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47 minutes. Dutch. February 9, 2017. Watch Dutch version on YouTube below
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KIRAC 5 The Tears of Mara McCarthy

A gallerist cries under artistic pressure.
Starring: Tarik Sadouma, Mara McCarthy, Wally Hedrick, Simone Forti, David Hoyland, Stefan Simchowitz.

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12 minutes, October 15, 2016. Watch YouTube below or download movie file

 

KIRAC 4 The psychology of Jon Rafman

Ft. Jon Rafman, Anna Uddenberg, Stedelijk Museum.

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16 minutes. October 10, 2016. Watch YouTube below or download movie file.

 

KIRAC 3 The Art Subsidy Discussion

What happens to artists when you start subsidising them? They start to transform into … .
Starring: Halbe Zijlstra, VVD, Merijn Oudenampsen, Bas Heijne.

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10 minutes, Dutch, English Subs. September 11, 2016. Watch YouTube below (English subtitles in CC).
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KIRAC 2 Not in this way

Ft. Amanda van Hesteren, Steven Rubinstein, Isabel Lamberti.

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25 minutes, Dutch, English subs. August 10, 2016. Watch YouTube below (English subtitles in CC) or
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KIRAC 1 Indignation at De Appel

Ft. Saskia Noor van Imhoff, Alicja Kwade. De Appel.

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7 minutes, Dutch, English subs. Jun 6, 2016. Watch YouTube below (English subtitles in CC) or
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