Art in the Twenty-First Century 2001 | TV Show Watchlist
Contemporary artists describe their work and discuss why and how they do it.
Premiered: September 21, 2001
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Contemporary artists address contradiction, ambiguity, and truth.
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Artists engage politics, inequality, and the many conflicts that besiege the world today.
Artists explore the roles that intuition, emotion, fantasy, and escapism play in contemporary art.
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Artists in L.A. are spotlighted. Included: Diana Thater, who makes video installations about threats to the natural world; abstract sculptor Liz Larner; Tala Madani, who skewers stereotypes; and Edgar Arceneaux, who explores historical patterns.
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- Premiered: September 21, 2001
- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: Contemporary artists describe their work and discuss why and how they do it. (more)
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