Contemporary art reflects the ideas of our time, and artists are the creative role models grappling with today’s most timely 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 ideas 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.
This 2-DVD set features both Season 1 and Season 2 of the Art:21 series.
Season 1 - Laurie Anderson, Matthew Barney, Louise Bourgeois, Michael Ray Charles, Mel Chin, John Feodorov, Ann Hamilton, Margaret Kilgallen, Beryl Korot, Barbara Kruger, Maya Lin, Sally Mann, Kerry James Marshall, Barry McGee, Bruce Nauman, Pepon Osorio, Richard Serra, Shahzia Sikander, James Turrell, William Wegman, and Andrea Zittel
Season 2 - Eleanor Antin, Janine Antoni, Charles Atlas, Vija Celmins, Walton Ford, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Tim Hawkinson, Elizabeth Murray, Gabriel Orozco, Raymond Pettibon, Paul Pfeiffer, Martin Puryear, Collier Schorr, Kiki Smith, Do-Ho Suh, and Kara Walker
Format: DVD, NTSC, Region 1