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Stories
Part of the Series: Art21 - Season 2
PBS
The artists profiled in "Stories" tell tales--autobiographical, fictional, satirical, or fantastical--through architecture, literature, mythology, fairytales, and history. These artists provoke us to think about our own stories, the characters and caricatures, the morals and messages that define our real and…
Memory
Part of the Series: Art21 - Season 3
PBS
How does memory function? Who creates history? Whether commemorative, critical or irreverent, the artists in episode two - Susan Rothenberg, Mike Kelley, Hiroshi Sugimoto and Josiah McElheny - delve into the past, transforming it and remaking it in their work.…
William Kentridge: Anything is Possible - A South African Artist
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Rich in visual imagery and music, this program gives viewers an intimate look into the mind and process of William Kentridge, the South African artist whose acclaimed charcoal drawings, animations, video installations, shadow plays, mechanical puppets, tapestries, sculptures, live performance…
Loss and Desire
Part of the Series: Art21 - Season 2
PBS
Thoughts and responses to themes of "Loss & Desire" surface in many areas of our lives, from the philosophical to the emotional. In this episode, specific works of art cause us to contemplate issues such as war and peace; the…
Change
Part of the Series: Art21 - Season 6
PBS
Artists Ai Weiwei, El Anatsui and Catherine Opie bear witness, through their work, to transformation -- cultural, material and aesthetic -- and actively engage communities as collaborators and subjects.
Play
Part of the Series: Art21 - Season 3
PBS
Spontaneous, funny or subversive, play can take many forms. The artists in this episode - Jessica Stockholder, Ellen Gallagher, Arturo Herrera and Oliver Herring - improvise games, draw inspiration from dance and music, and employ color, pattern and movement to…
Protest
Part of the Series: Art21 - Season 4
PBS
The second installment examines the ways in which four artists use their work to picture war, express outrage and empathize with the suffering of others. Politics and the brutality of war underscore many of Nancy Spero's paintings. A pioneer of…
History
Part of the Series: Art21 - Season 6
PBS
In this episode, artists Glenn Ligon, Mary Reid Kelley and Marina Abramovic play with historical events, explore and expose commonly held assumptions about historic "truth" and create narratives based on personal experiences.
Paradox
Part of the Series: Art21 - Season 4
PBS
The final episode of the series showcases five artists who, through uniquely different styles of work, address and respond to contradiction, conflict and ambiguity and examine the relationship between mystery and meaning in art. Collaborators Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla…
Systems
Part of the Series: Art21 - Season 5
PBS
Whether through acts of appropriation, repetition, or accumulation, the artists in this episode realize projects both vast in scope and beyond comprehension.
Transformation
Part of the Series: Art21 - Season 5
PBS
Whether observing and satirizing society or reinventing icons of literature, art history, and popular culture, these artists inhabit the characters they create and capture the sensibilities of our age.
Art21 - Season 2
PBS
Contemporary art breaks out of the confines of museums and art galleries in Season 2 of "Art in the Twenty-First Century." Shattering the myth of the artist as an isolated genius, this unique series introduces television audiences to 16 artists…
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Art21 - Season 3
PBS
What goes on inside the minds of today's most dynamic visual artists? How do they make the leap between insight and finished object? What inspires artists to break through the barriers of convention to arrive at new ways of seeing?…
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Art21 - Season 4
PBS
Visually captivating and intriguing, contemporary art is admired and appreciated by many in museums and galleries. Yet few are given access to the creative processes behind the work--the inspirations and ideas that translate into compelling finished objects. Through in-depth profiles…
4 videos
Art21 - Season 5
PBS
Timely and timeless, global and local, beautiful and provocative, contemporary art challenges us to look at our world in new ways. Contemporary artists grapple with the complex issues of our time, ask tough questions, and make works that delight, amaze…
4 videos
Art21 - Season 6
PBS
"Art in the Twenty-First Century" Season Six includes 13 profiles of artists from five continents gathered into four, one-hour thematic episodes: Change, Balance, History and Boundaries. Spanning the globe from Nigeria to New York City, from Beijing to Brazil, the…
4 videos