The Season 8 finale features artists in Vancouver, including visual artist Liz Magor; Stan Douglas, who explores historical moments of tension; Brian Jungen, who makes sculptures from found objects; and large-scale photography artist Jeff Wall.
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.
Artists in Mexico City are featured. Included: Damián Ortega, who creates sculptures from everyday objects; Pedro Reyes, who offers playful solutions to social problems in his work; conceptual artist Minerva Cuevas; and filmmaker Natalia Almada, who's descended from Mexico's controversial 40th president, Plutarco Elías Calles.
The Season 8 premiere spotlights artists in Chicago, including Nick Cave, who creates "Soundsuits"; installation artist Theaster Gates; photography-based, multi-medium artist Barbara Kasten; and Chris Ware, who's known for his New Yorker magazine covers.