Art21: Art in the Twenty-First Century
This series presents artists speaking directly to the audience and encourages viewers to find their own innate abilities to engage contemporary art and explore creative thinking and self-expression. Each program has been loosely organized around a broad category or theme that can help audiences analyze, compare, contrast and juxtapose the artists profiled.
Chicago (#801H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Featured are Nick Cave, who creates wearable objects blending fashion and movement; sculptor and urban planner Theaster Gates; Barbara Kasten, who makes photographs and video projections; and cartoonist Chris Ware, a pioneer of the graphic novel.
Mexico City (#802H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Featured are Damian Ortega, who makes sculptures from ordinary objects; Pedro Reyes, who designs solutions to social problems; Minerva Cuevas, who creates interventions in public space; and feature filmmaker Natalia Almada.
Los Angeles (#803H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Featured are Diana Thater's immersive video installations; Liz Larner's experimental abstract sculptures; Tala Madani, who skewers stereotypes in satirical paintings; and Edgar Arceneaux, who examines history through drawing and performance.
Vancouver (#804H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Featured are Liz Magor, who makes realistic casts of humble objects; Stan Douglas, who re-enacts historical moments through multimedia productions; Brian Jungen, who transforms consumer goods into sculptures; and renowned photographer Jeff Wall.