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Arts + Social Issues (Episode #902H)

KQED 9: Tue, Feb 7, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei explores themes of freedom of speech and imprisonment in a large scale art installation on the notorious former prison island of Alcatraz.
Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony appeal to younger, more diverse audiences with a contemporary, classical music experience, video projections, and a cocktail bar.
David Maisel's stunning aerial photographs reveal landscapes irrevocably altered by mankind, including the eerie salt flats of Owens Lake.
The Market Street Prototyping Festival engages innovative urban planning techniques to bring community and public art to a once neglected urban corridor.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Feb 8, 2017 -- 1:00 AM
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