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What Is Art (Good for)? (Episode #109)

KQED 9: Tue, Jul 3, 2018 -- 8:00 PM

Explore art in the age of revolution, war and profound scientific change and consider the question: Should art create a separate realm, a place of escape, or should it plunge into the chaos, transforming the way we see and live in the world?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Jul 9, 2018 -- 10:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 7, 2018 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 7, 2018 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Jul 6, 2018 -- 6:00 PM
  • KQED World: Fri, Jul 6, 2018 -- 3:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Jul 4, 2018 -- 2:00 AM

The Cult of Progress (Episode #108H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Jul 2, 2018 -- 10:00 AM

Examine the rise and fall of "progress" as an ideology, and see how the "civilizing" project that arose from Enlightenment ideas was fraught with contradictions that troubled European artists in different ways.

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