WHITE BALLS ON WALLS – Review by Liz Braun

The art world is shrouded in mystery (on so many levels) but writer/director Sarah Vos wades in fearlessly in the documentary White Balls on Walls — a film about Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum and that institution’s work on diversity and inclusion. It’s a fascinating film. Sorting out whose work gets shown and evolving as an institution so more artists of colour and more women artists are included is a tricky business. But it’s crucial, for both ethical and practical reasons. Tasked with representing the population at large, museum Director Rein Wolfs begins with an almost all-white staff and the understanding that from artists to exhibits, “White middle aged men occupy 95 percent of the space but are only 10 percent of the population.”

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