Contemporary art and cinema have been crossing paths in contemporary art exhibitions. Videography & cinematography works started to be more frequent in galleries, biennales and in museums where we can see contemporary art. They can be seen either singular or on multiple screens, either fixed to a wall or mounted, either with singular channel or multiple channels projected to either walls or curtains or in a dark room like in movie theatres.
Ruben Östlund’s movie The Square, is awarded “Golden Palm” in 70th Cannes Film Festival. With his movie, he is showing us the insights of contemporary art museum and its curator. By doing so, he is inviting his viewers to the contemporary art world and moves the contemporary art environment and actors & actresses to cinema world.
The aim of this study is to analyse the contemporary art environment in the movie and how it has been reflected to its audience. Overall, discussions and definitions about contemporary art have been searched through a literature and with all the information found, connections have been made with contemporary art world in the movie. All comments on contemporary art and diatribes about art have intersections and disintegrations with the ones in the movie.
Keywords: contemporary art; cinema; The Square; museum; curator