Art21: Art in the Twenty-First Century 7 Seasons 2012
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1. Change 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.
2. Boundaries The artists in this episode, David Altmejd, Tabaimo and Lynda Benglis, synthesize disparate aesthetic traditions, present taboo subject matter, discover innovative uses of media and explore the shape-shifting potential of the human figure.
3. History 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.
4. Balance The artists in this episode, Rackstraw Downes, Robert Mangold and Sarah Sze, create ordered and precise works that explore the gap between art and existence, challenge the distinction between seeing and knowing and demonstrate that the pursuit of harmony can…
I come to view this excellent artist documentary series as a reference resource as much as entertainment.
My only complaint about Art 21 is that I wish the individual segments were longer for the artists I really like!
I think that to understand an artist ones brain kinda has to be wired like one and some take it as arrogance.
use for art history lessons, high school students. they are involved, engaged, and remember the artists.Published 3 months ago by deborah mills
This series is fantastic and this volume did not disappoint. I have been
following it for some time now. And have watched other seasons. Read more
This whole series is just awesome. I first caught it on PBS and was hooked. It's so cool listening to artists and their mindset as well as projects they done. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Todd C. Young
The variety of content across the series has been impressive. This release is a near-perfect combination of artists and superior production values. Read morePublished on April 24, 2013 by Anand
Art 21 is always great! I love seeing and hearing from the artists in the video series. I own them all.Published on March 1, 2013 by Leila
Great DVD! Some people argue that the Art:21 films show arrogant and self centered artists. I haven't had that feeling yet with the ones I've watched. Read morePublished on January 19, 2013 by Tatsuya