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ART:21

ART:21
Art21 produces features focusing exclusively on contemporary visual art and artists throughout the world, including the Peabody Award-winning biennial series "Art in the Twenty-First Century." Intimate footage allows the viewer to observe the artists at work, watch their process as they transform inspiration into art, and hear their thoughts as they grapple with the physical and visual challenges of achieving their artistic visions.

Latest Episodes

Balance Air date: 05-04-2012 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2231193082/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false This episode features artists whose works explore the distinctions between balance and imbalance, and demonstrate that the smallest change in a line, a formal element, or a structure can be a radical proposition. Featuring artists Rackstraw Downes, Robert Mangold, and Sarah Sze. /episodes/get/808 /episode/808 ART:21: Balance /episode-player/808
History Air date: 04-27-2012 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2227718406/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false In this episode, artists play with historical events, explore and expose commonly held assumptions about historic ‘truth’, and create narratives based on personal experiences. Featuring artists Glenn Ligon, Mary Reid Kelley, and Marina Abramović. /episodes/get/819 /episode/819 ART:21: History /episode-player/819
Boundaries Air date: 04-20-2012 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2225274375/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false This episode features artists who synthesize disparate aesthetic traditions, present taboo subject matter, discover innovative uses of media, and explore the shape-shifting potential of the human figure. Featuring artists David Altmejd, Tabaimo, assume vivd astro focus, and Lynda Benglis. /episodes/get/809 /episode/809 ART:21: Boundaries /episode-player/809
Change Air date: 04-13-2012 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2217713566/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false How do artists respond to a world in flux? In what ways do artists act as agents of change, and what kinds of aesthetic choices do they make to express it? This episode features artists who bear witness, through their work, to transformation--cultural, material, and aesthetic--and actively engage... /episodes/get/811 /episode/811 ART:21: Change /episode-player/811
William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible Air date: 10-21-2010 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1619754531/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false 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... /episodes/get/847 /episode/847 ART:21: William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible /episode-player/847
The Present Perfect with Art21: June 23, 2010 Air date: 06-23-2010 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1534158225/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The Present Perfect with Art21 featured artists Oliver Herring and Laurie Simmons in conversation with Robert MacNeil (formerly of the MacNeil-Lehrer Newshour), as well as with live and online audiences, about the role of collaboration and performance in contemporary art and everyday life. /episodes/get/842 /episode/842 ART:21: The Present Perfect with Art21: June 23, 2010 /episode-player/842
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Spirituality
Artists address the idea of spirituality by questioning commonly held assumptions about faith, belief, meditation, and religious symbols. Featuring artists Ann Hamilton, John Feodorov, Shahzia Sikander, and James Turrell, with an introduction by Beryl Korot and S. Epatha Merkerson.
Air date: 09/21/2001
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1237561674/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Artists address the idea of spirituality by questioning commonly held assumptions about faith, belief, meditation, and religious symbols. Featuring artists Ann Hamilton, John Feodorov, Shahzia Sikander, and James Turrell, with an introduction by Beryl Korot and S. Epatha Merkerson. /episodes/get/835 /episode/835 ART:21: Spirituality /episode-player/835
Place
Artists explore the idea of place by questioning commonly held assumptions about land, home and national identity. Featuring artists Richard Serra, Sally Mann, Barry McGee, Margaret Kilgallen, and Pepon Osorio, with an introduction by Laurie Anderson.
Air date: 09/21/2001
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1230660017/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Artists explore the idea of place by questioning commonly held assumptions about land, home and national identity. Featuring artists Richard Serra, Sally Mann, Barry McGee, Margaret Kilgallen, and Pepon Osorio, with an introduction by Laurie Anderson. /episodes/get/828 /episode/828 ART:21: Place /episode-player/828
Consumption
Artists address the idea of consumption by questioning commonly held assumptions about commerce, mass media, and consumer society. Featuring artists Michael Ray Charles, Matthew Barney, Andrea Zittel, and Mel Chin, with an introduction by Barbara Kruger and John McEnroe.
Air date: 09/28/2001
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1237601764/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Artists address the idea of consumption by questioning commonly held assumptions about commerce, mass media, and consumer society. Featuring artists Michael Ray Charles, Matthew Barney, Andrea Zittel, and Mel Chin, with an introduction by Barbara Kruger and John McEnroe. /episodes/get/814 /episode/814 ART:21: Consumption /episode-player/814
Identity
Artists address the idea of identity by questioning commonly held assumptions about stereotypes, self-awareness, portraiture, and what it means to be an artist. Featuring artists Bruce Nauman, Kerry James Marshall, Maya Lin, and Louise Bourgeois, with an introduction by William Wegman and Steve...
Air date: 09/28/2001
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1237561998/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Artists address the idea of identity by questioning commonly held assumptions about stereotypes, self-awareness, portraiture, and what it means to be an artist. Featuring artists Bruce Nauman, Kerry James Marshall, Maya Lin, and Louise Bourgeois, with an introduction by William Wegman and Steve... /episodes/get/821 /episode/821 ART:21: Identity /episode-player/821
Stories
Artists tell stories in their work, reveal narrative traditions, and record and describe the world around us. Featuring artists Kara Walker, Kiki Smith, Do-Ho Suh, and Trenton Doyle Hancock, with an introduction by Charles Atlas and John Waters.
Air date: 09/09/2003
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1237715781/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Artists tell stories in their work, reveal narrative traditions, and record and describe the world around us. Featuring artists Kara Walker, Kiki Smith, Do-Ho Suh, and Trenton Doyle Hancock, with an introduction by Charles Atlas and John Waters. /episodes/get/837 /episode/837 ART:21: Stories /episode-player/837
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