Contemporary art reflects the ideas of our time, and artists are the creative role models grappling with today's most relevant questions. What is the nature of reality? How do we respond to a world in flux? Why do some historical events shape the way we think today, and why have some been forgotten? Explore these concepts and many more in Season Six of Art in the Twenty-First Century, the Peabody Award-winning documentary series which offers viewers a unique look into the thoughts, processes, and lives of today's most accomplished artists.
Art in the Twenty-First Century spotlights contemporary artists at work, and speaking in their own words, revealing why, where, and how they work. Spanning the globe from Nigeria to New York City, from Beijing to Brazil, the series demonstrates the power of art to alter perception, challenge convention, and change how we see the world around us.
Featured artists include…
Change: Catherine Opie, El Anatsui, Ai Weiwei
Boundaries: David Altmejd, Tabaimo, assume vivid astro focus, Lynda Benglis
History: Glenn Ligon, Mary Reid Kelley, Marina Abramovi?
Balance: Rackstraw Downes, Robert Mangold, Sarah Sze
Producer: Eve Moros Ortega
Executive Producer: Susan Sollins
Production Company: Art 21, Inc.
Production Year: 2012
Copyright Year: 2012
Actors: Ai Weiwei, El Anatsui, Catherine Opie, Tabaimo, Lynda Benglis, David Altmejd, Rackstraw Downes, Robert Mangold, Sarah Sze
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 240 minutes
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen
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