The Dutch documentary The Next Big Thing was made by Frank van den Engel. It asks the question what the power is of contemporary art collecting and how it has changed over the last decennia. It claims that today’s art world has become more and more like Wall Street with all speculations and market manipulations included. The movie investigates the transformations in the art world and its consequences for artists, collectors, dealers, museums and art history.
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