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Series: Art 21: Art in the 21st Century

Art:21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 1, Episodes 1 & 2

Place & Spirituality

Category: The Arts
At the dawn of the 21st century, American artists are taking self-expression and the artistic process into uncharted territory. Today's artists are engaging the world and their audiences in vital and surprising new ways. Episode 1: How does contemporary art address the idea of place? How do artists...

Art:21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 1, Episodes 3 & 4

Identity & Consumption

Category: The Arts
At the dawn of the 21st century, American artists are taking self-expression and the artistic process into uncharted territory. Today's artists are engaging the world and their audiences in vital and surprising new ways. Episode 3: How does contemporary art address the idea of identity? How do artis...

Art:21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 2, Episodes 1 & 2

Stories & Loss and Desire

Category: The Arts
Episode 1: How do artists tell stories in their work? How does contemporary art reflect and reveal narrative traditions? How does the art of today record and describe the world around us? Episode 2: How do contemporary artworks embody emotion? How do artists express longing, love, and human experien...

Art:21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 2, Episodes 3 & 4

Time & Humor

Category: The Arts
Episode 3: How do artists evoke and transform time in their work? Can a work of contemporary art be timeless? How does contemporary art relate to art of the ancient past, to nature, and to the rhythms of the life? Episode 4: How do artists use irony, goofiness, satire, and sarcasm in their work? Can...

Art:21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 3, Episodes 1 & 2

Power & Memory

Category: The Arts
Episode 1:From politics to mass media, the theme of power pervades daily life and is reflected in the ideas and concerns of contemporary artists. Episode 2:How does memory function? What is history? How do contemporary artists frame the past in their work?

Art:21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 3, Episodes 3 & 4

Structures & Play

Category: The Arts
Episode 3: How do we organize life? What are the ways in which we capture knowledge and attempt greater understanding? Episode 4: Spontaneous and joyful, subversive or amusing, play can take many forms in daily life as well as in contemporary art.

Art:21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 4, Episode 1

Romance

Category: The Arts
Contemporary artists work in globally influenced, culturally diverse and technologically dynamic milieus. In the US artists reflect a varied and changing landscape of identity, values and beliefs. The artists featured in this series demonstrate the breadth of artistic practice across the country and...

Art:21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 4, Episode 2

Protest

Category: The Arts
Contemporary artists work in globally influenced, culturally diverse and technologically dynamic milieus. In the US artists reflect a varied and changing landscape of identity, values and beliefs. The artists featured in this series demonstrate the breadth of artistic practice across the country and...

Art:21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 4, Episode 3

Ecology

Category: The Arts
Contemporary artists work in globally influenced, culturally diverse and technologically dynamic milieus. In the US artists reflect a varied and changing landscape of identity, values and beliefs. The artists featured in this series demonstrate the breadth of artistic practice across the country and...

Art:21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 4, Episode 4

Paradox

Category: The Arts
Contemporary artists work in globally influenced, culturally diverse and technologically dynamic milieus. In the US artists reflect a varied and changing landscape of identity, values and beliefs. The artists featured in this series demonstrate the breadth of artistic practice across the country and...

Art:21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 5, Episode 1

Compassion

Category: The Arts
Through in-depth profiles and dynamic behind-the-scenes footage featuring artists from around the world, speaking directly about their inspirations and ideas, Season Five shows a broad range of artistic practice, technical innovation, and experimentation, from artists tackling large-scale collaborat...

Art:21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 5, Episode 2

Fantasy

Category: The Arts
Through in-depth profiles and dynamic behind-the-scenes footage featuring artists from around the world, speaking directly about their inspirations and ideas, Season Five shows a broad range of artistic practice, technical innovation, and experimentation, from artists tackling large-scale collaborat...

Art:21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 5, Episode 3

Transformation

Category: The Arts
Through in-depth profiles and dynamic behind-the-scenes footage featuring artists from around the world, speaking directly about their inspirations and ideas, Season Five shows a broad range of artistic practice, technical innovation, and experimentation, from artists tackling large-scale collaborat...

Art:21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 5, Episode 4

Systems

Category: The Arts
Through in-depth profiles and dynamic behind-the-scenes footage featuring artists from around the world, speaking directly about their inspirations and ideas, Season Five shows a broad range of artistic practice, technical innovation, and experimentation, from artists tackling large-scale collaborat...