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Stealing Rodin Cristóbal Valenzuela

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Robar a Rodin

Sometimes, a story is so strange you just can’t make it up. In 2005, during the first exhibition of works by Auguste Rodin at the Chilean National Museum of Fine Arts, the famous sculpture Le torse d’Adèle disappeared suddenly. A national panic ensued – until an art student returned it the next day, claiming to have found it in a park before confessing to stealing it. In his defence, he claimed the crime was an artistic statement about the relationships between presence and absence, a way of questioning the value of artworks. Through editing as playful as it is brilliant, Stealing Rodin examines the state of the art market and the very concept of creation. As one of the interviewees says, “a story like this could only happen in Chile!” (BD)

Presented in collaboration with the International Festival of Films on Art and VOX, centre de l'image contemporaine

Stealing Rodin

  • Country : Chile, France
  • Year : 2017
  • V.O : Spanish, French
  • Subtitles : English and French
  • Duration : 80 MIN
  • Cinematography : David Bravo
  • Editing : Juan Eduardo Murillo
  • Production : María Paz González
  • Sound Design : Roberto Espinoza
Filmography of Cristóbal Valenzuela :

The First Wizards Were the Parents (2006)
New Year (2011)

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