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ART21

ART21

Art21 produces features focusing exclusively on contemporary visual art and artists throughout the world, including the Peabody Award-winning biennial series "Art in the Twenty-First Century." Intimate footage allows the viewer to observe the artists at work and watch their process as they transform inspiration into art.

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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/L0J5s78M_QIKfF50f-cLRg==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Berlin has become a haven for artists from all over the world—a free zone where experimentation, individual expression, and international influences converge. The artists in this hour demonstrate the diversity of practice and sensibilities in the German capital. The “Berlin” episode features... /episodes/get/85066 /episode/85066 Berlin /episode-player/85066

Featuring Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg, Olafur Eliasson, Hiwa K, and Susan Philipsz.

Air date:
Mon, 09/17/2018 - 00:45
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/yogxoq-z0R0JBtEJSiWkLw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Since the dramatic fall of apartheid in 1994, Johannesburg has emerged as the artistic capital of sub-Saharan Africa. Collectively, the artists in this hour use their work to empower marginalized communities, reexamine history, and pursue their visions for South Africa’s future. The “... /episodes/get/85065 /episode/85065 Johannesburg /episode-player/85065

Featuring artists David Goldblatt, Nicholas Hlobo, Zanele Muholi, and Robin Rhode.

Air date:
Mon, 09/17/2018 (All day)
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/pW7KL0ZsG7EiThNJs7Evzw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false While sprawling Los Angeles has world-class museums and art schools, artists working in the shadow of the entertainment industry are more "under the radar," affording them the space and time to imagine. Featuring artists Diana Thater, Liz Larner, Tala Madani, and Edgar Arceneaux. /episodes/get/46428 /episode/46428 Los Angeles /episode-player/46428

Featuring artists Diana Thater, Liz Larner, Tala Madani, and Edgar Arceneaux.

Air date:
Fri, 09/23/2016 - 12:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/pHhl2LvZcePivi1Ii536vg==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false In small and tightly-knit Vancouver, artists reframe the world through a series of sophisticated illusions. By recreating historical moments, staging photos of vernacular scenes, and crafting intricate sculptures that trick the eye, artists reveal how everyday images and moments from the past are... /episodes/get/46429 /episode/46429 Vancouver /episode-player/46429

Featuring artists Liz Magor, Stan Douglas, Brian Jungen, and Jeff Wall.

Air date:
Fri, 09/23/2016 - 12:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/dRfotnfCI5rpDOc0VvLAZw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false How does the city of Chicago inspire the artists who live there? How is the architecture, history, and character of the city interpreted and reflected in the work of Chicago-based artists? Which parts of the city are most moving and motivational? In this episode, artists reveal the ways in which... /episodes/get/46180 /episode/46180 Chicago /episode-player/46180

Featuring artists Nick Cave, Theaster Gates, Barbara Kasten, and Chris Ware.

Air date:
Fri, 09/16/2016 - 12:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/q2-drE-rTE29ds0_tBbf3g==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false In this episode, artists exit their homes and studios to use the growing megalopolis as their canvas. The artists present everyday materials as artworks, mine recognizable images for their poetic potential, and take their art to the streets. Featuring artists Natalia Almada, Minerva Cuevas, Damián... /episodes/get/46181 /episode/46181 Mexico City /episode-player/46181

Featuring artists Natalia Almada, Minerva Cuevas, Damián Ortega, and Pedro Reyes.

Air date:
Fri, 09/16/2016 - 12:00
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