Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season VI.
A shorts compliation by Art 21.
PBS Home Video, 2012.
Contemporary art reflects the ideas of our time, and artists are the creative role models grappling with today’s most timely questions. What is the nature of reality? How do we respond to a world in flux? Why do some historical events shape the way we think today, and why have some been forgotten? Explore these ideas and many more in Season Six of Art in the Twenty-First Century, the Peabody Award-winning documentary series which offers viewers a unique look into the thoughts, processes, and lives of today’s most accomplished artists.
Art in the Twenty-First Century spotlights contemporary artists at work, and speaking in their own words, revealing why, where, and how they work. Spanning the globe from Nigeria to New York City, from Beijing to Brazil, the series demonstrates the power of art to alter perception, challenge convention, and change how we see the world around us.
Change: Catherine Opie, El Anatsui, Ai Weiwei
Boundaries: David Altmejd, Tabaimo, assume vivid astro focus, Lynda Benglis
History: Glenn Ligon, Mary Reid Kelley, Marina Abramovic
Balance: Rackstraw Downes, Robert Mangold, Sarah Sze
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