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Art:21 Art in the Twenty-First Century

Grade Levels: 6 - 12
Core Subject(s): Fine Arts - Visual Arts, Social Studies
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  • Art:21 Art in the Twenty-First Century - Season 01 Ep. 4: Consumption.

    In an unprecedented look at the shape and direction of art in contemporary America, this series invites viewers to meet 21 emerging and established artists, to see how they work and to hear them discuss what their art is about and what they hope to accomplish. Episode04-program 4: consumption explores questions like "How do artists question commonly held assumptions about commerce, mass media, and consumer society?" through the work of the artists Barabra Kruger, Michael Ray Charles, Matthew Barney, Andrea Zittel, and Mel Chin.

    Length: 00:56:39
  • Art:21 Art in the Twenty-First Century. Season 03 Episode 01-program 9: power.

    Each one-hour program for the third season of "Art:21" has been loosely organized around a theme - power, memory, play, and structures - that can help audiences analyze, compare and juxtapose the artists profiled. This episode - program 9: power - explores the work of the artists Cai Guo-Qiang, Laylah Ali, Krzysztof Wodiczko, and Ida Applebroog, Each artist challenges authority, oppression, and control, while humanizing difficult issues by acting as a witness to violence, working to heal communities, or achieving a balance between constructive and destructive energies.

    Length: 00:55:50
  • Art:21 Art in the Twenty-First Century. Season 03 Episode 02-program 10: memory.

    Each one-hour program for the third season of "Art:21" has been loosely organized around a theme - power, memory, play, and structures - that can help audiences analyze, compare and juxtapose the artists profiled. How does memory function? What is history? How do contemporary artists frame the past in their work? This episode - program 10: memory - explores these questions through the work of the artists Susan Rothenberg, Mike Kelley, Hiroshi Sugimoto, and Josiah McElheny. Whether critical, irreverent, or introspective, the artists in memory delve into personal memory and the past, transforming them in their work.

    Length: 00:55:39
  • Art:21 Art in the Twenty-First Century. Season 03 Episode 03-program 11: structures.

    Each one-hour program for the third season of "Art:21" has been loosely organized around a theme - power, memory, play, and structures - that can help audiences analyze, compare and juxtapose the artists profiled. How do we organize life? What are the ways in which we capture knowledge and attempt greater understanding? This episode - program 11: structures - explores these questions in the work of the artists Roni Horn, Matthew Ritchie, Fred Wilson, and Richard Tuttle, The artists in structures create systems, shift contexts, and engage perception.

    Length: 00:55:50
  • Art:21 Art in the Twenty-First Century. Season 03 Episode 04-program 12: play.

    Each one-hour program for the third season of "Art:21" has been loosely organized around a theme - power, memory, play, and structures - that can help audiences analyze, compare and juxtapose the artists profiled. This episode - program 12: play - explores the work of the artists Oliver Herring, Arturo Herrera, Jessica Stockholder, and Ellen Gallagher. Spontaneous and joyful, subversive or amusing, play can take many forms in daily life as well as in contemporary art. The artists in play improvise games, draw inspiration from dance and music, and employ color, pattern, and movement to elicit delight.

    Length: 00:55:17
  • Art:21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 1, Ep.1 - Program 1: Place

    In an unprecedented look at the shape and direction of art in contemporary America, this series invites viewers to meet 21 emerging and established artists, to see how they work and to hear them discuss what their art is about and what they hope to accomplish. Episode01-program 1: place explores questions like "How do artists working today reveal and question commonly held assumptions about land, home, and national identity?" through the work of Laurie Anderson, Richard Serra, Sally Mann, Barry McGee, Margaret Kilgallen, and Pep'n Osorio.

    Length: 00:56:51
  • Art:21 Art in the Twenty-First Century: Season 1, Ep.2 - program 2: Spirituality

    In an unprecedented look at the shape and direction of art in contemporary America, this series invites viewers to meet 21 emerging and established artists, to see how they work and to hear them discuss what their art is about and what they hope to accomplish. Episode02-program 2: spirituality explores questions like "How do artists working today reveal and question commonly held assumptions about faith, belief, meditation, and religious symbols?" through the work of the artists Beryl Korot, Ann Hamilton, John Feodorov, Shahzia Sikander, and James Turrell.

    Length: 00:56:39
  • Art:21 Art in the Twenty-First Century: Season 1, Ep3 - Identity

    In an unprecedented look at the shape and direction of art in contemporary America, this series invites viewers to meet 21 emerging and established artists, to see how they work and to hear them discuss what their art is about and what they hope to accomplish. Episode01-program 1: place explores questions like "How do artists working today reveal and question commonly held assumptions about stereotypes, self-awareness, portaiture, and what it means to be an artist?" through the work of the artists William Wegman, Bruce Nauman, Kerry James Marshall, Maya Lin, and Louise Bourgeois.

    Length: 00:56:52
  • Art:21 Art in the Twenty-First Century: Season 2, Ep.1 - Stories

    Meet contemporary artists at work and speaking in their own words - direct, accessible, and unfiltered - in this Emmy nominated, groundbreaking series. This unique series presents 16 diverse artists working in the United States today, taking viewers behind the scenes - and beyond the museum or gallery experience - into artists' studios, homes and communities to provide an intimate view of their lives, work, creative process, and sources of inspiration. The artists profiled in Episode 01-program 5: Stories include Charles Atlas, Kara Walker, Kiki Smith, Do-Ho Suh, and Trenton Doyle Hancock. These artists tell tales autobiographical, fictional, satirical, or fantastical through architecture, literature, mythology, fairytales, and history; provoking us to think about our own stories, the characters and caricatures, the morals and messages that define our real and imagined lives.

    Length: 00:55:37
  • Art:21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 2 Ep.2 - Program 6: Loss and Desire

    Meet contemporary artists at work and speaking in their own words - direct, accessible, and unfiltered - in this Emmy nominated, groundbreaking series. This unique series presents 16 diverse artists working in the United States today, taking viewers behind the scenes - and beyond the museum or gallery experience - into artists' studios, homes and communities to provide an intimate view of their lives, work, creative process, and sources of inspiration. Episode 02-program 6: loss & desire explores questions like ?How do artists express longing, love, and human experience in their work?? through the work of Charles Atlas, Collier Schorr, Gabriel Orozco, and Janine Antoni. In this program, specific works of art cause us to contemplate issues such as war and peace; the loss of community and the desire for connection; and the age-old human longing for perfection.

    Length: 00:54:50
  • Art:21 Art in the Twenty-First Century: Season 2, Ep.3, Time

    Meet contemporary artists at work and speaking in their own words - direct, accessible, and unfiltered - in this Emmy nominated, groundbreaking series. This unique series presents 16 diverse artists working in the United States today, taking viewers behind the scenes - and beyond the museum or gallery experience - into artists' studios, homes and communities to provide an intimate view of their lives, work, creative process, and sources of inspiration. Episode 03-program 7: time explores questions like "How does contemporary art relate to art of the ancient past, to nature, and to the rhythms of the life?" through the work of Charles Atlas, Martin Puryear, Paul Pfeiffer, Vija Celmins, and Tim Hawkinson. Some works of art are time-based in that the viewer must experience them through the passage of time, as with music, while others refer to time through links or references to art history, our collective human history, or the timelessness of nature.

    Length: 00:55:37
  • Art:21 Art in the Twenty-First Century: Season 2, Ep.4 - program 8: Humor

    Meet contemporary artists at work and speaking in their own words - direct, accessible, and unfiltered - in this Emmy nominated, groundbreaking series. This unique series presents 16 diverse artists working in the United States today, taking viewers behind the scenes - and beyond the museum or gallery experience - into artists' studios, homes and communities to provide an intimate view of their lives, work, creative process, and sources of inspiration. Episode 04-program 8: humor explores questions like "Can an artwork be funny and critical at the same time?" through the work of Charles Atlas, Eleanor Antin, Raymond Pettibon, Elizabeth Murray, and Walton Ford. These artists reveal how humor and satire can stimulate laughter as well as serve as a vehicle to explore serious subjects, such as feminism, the natural environment, the excesses of consumer culture, social injustice, and war.

    Length: 00:55:50

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