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Art 21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 1, Episode 1, Place
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directed by Catherine Tatge, fl. 2004; produced by Art21, in Art 21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 1, Episode 1 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2001), 53 mins
How does contemporary art address the idea of place? How do artists working today reveal and question commonly held assumptions about land, home, and national identity? The "Art in the Twenty-First Century" documentary "Place" explores these questions through the work of Laurie Anderson, Richard Serra, Sally Mann,...
directed by Catherine Tatge, fl. 2004; produced by Art21, in Art 21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 1, Episode 1 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2001), 53 mins
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Art 21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 2, Episode 1, Stories
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directed by Charles Atlas, 1958-; produced by Art21, in Art 21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 2, Episode 1 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2003), 53 mins
The artists profiled in "Stories" tell tales — autobiographical, fictional, satirical, or fantastical — through architecture, literature, mythology, fairytales, and history. These artists — Trenton Doyle Hancock, Kiki Smith, Do-Ho Suh and Kara Walker — provoke us to think about our own stories, the charact...
directed by Charles Atlas, 1958-; produced by Art21, in Art 21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 2, Episode 1 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2003), 53 mins
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Art 21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 2, Episode 2, Loss and Desire
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directed by Charles Atlas, 1958-; produced by Art21, in Art 21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 2, Episode 2 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2003), 53 mins
Thoughts and responses to themes of "Loss & Desire" surface in many areas of our lives, from the philosophical to the emotional. In this episode, 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 perfec...
directed by Charles Atlas, 1958-; produced by Art21, in Art 21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 2, Episode 2 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2003), 53 mins
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Art 21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 2, Episode 4, Humor
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directed by Charles Atlas, 1958-; produced by Catherine Tatge, fl. 2004, Art21, in Art 21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 2, Episode 4 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2003), 56 mins
The four artists profiled in "Humor" have been influenced by the history of humor and comedy, including vaudeville, cartoons, and comic books. The artists in this hour reveal how humor and satire can stimulate laughter as well as serve as a vehicle to explore serious subjects, such as feminism, the natural environ...
directed by Charles Atlas, 1958-; produced by Catherine Tatge, fl. 2004, Art21, in Art 21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 2, Episode 4 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2003), 56 mins
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Art 21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 5, Episode 2, Fantasy
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produced by Eve Moros Ortega, fl. 2009, in Art 21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 5, Episode 2 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2009), 57 mins
Through in-depth profiles and dynamic behind-the-scenes footage featuring artists from around the world, speaking directly about their inspirations and ideas, Season Five shows a broad range of artistic practice, technical innovation, and experimentation, from artists tackling large-scale collaborative projects in...
produced by Eve Moros Ortega, fl. 2009, in Art 21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 5, Episode 2 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2009), 57 mins
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Art 21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 6, Episode 3, History
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directed by Charles Atlas, 1958-; produced by Art21, in Art 21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 6, Episode 3 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2012), 56 mins
In this episode, artists Glenn Ligon, Mary Reid Kelley and Marina Abramovic play with historical events, explore and expose commonly held assumptions about historic 'truth' and create narratives based on personal experiences.
directed by Charles Atlas, 1958-; produced by Art21, in Art 21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 6, Episode 3 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2012), 56 mins
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Art 21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 7, Episode 4, Fiction
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directed by Susan Sollins, 1939-2014; produced by Eve Laure Moros, fl. 1991, Art21, in Art 21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 7, Episode 4 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2014), 54 mins
What makes a compelling story? How do artists disrupt everyday reality in the service of revealing subtler truths? This episode features artists who explore the virtues of ambiguity, mix genres, and merge aesthetic disciplines to discern not simply what stories mean, but how and why they come to have meaning.
directed by Susan Sollins, 1939-2014; produced by Eve Laure Moros, fl. 1991, Art21, in Art 21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 7, Episode 4 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2014), 54 mins
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Civilizations, Episode 9, What Is Art Good For?
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directed by Tim Niel, fl. 2004-2015; presented by Simon Schama, 1945-; produced by Tim Niel, fl. 2004-2015, Nutopia, in Civilizations, Episode 9 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018), 52 mins
Explore the fate of art in the machine and profit-driven world: should art create a realm separate from the modern world, or should it plunge headlong into the chaos while transforming the way we see and live in it?
directed by Tim Niel, fl. 2004-2015; presented by Simon Schama, 1945-; produced by Tim Niel, fl. 2004-2015, Nutopia, in Civilizations, Episode 9 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018), 52 mins
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NOVA, Season 46, Episode 21, Decoding da Vinci
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produced by WGBH Boston, in NOVA, Season 46, Episode 21 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2019), 53 mins
NOVA: Decoding da Vinci Leonardo da Vinci was the quintessential Renaissance man, accomplished in engineering, fine art, and biology, among other disciplines. Today, his centuries-old "inventions" seem to predict our modern age: contraptions similar to parachutes, army tanks, hang gliders, and robots fill his note...
produced by WGBH Boston, in NOVA, Season 46, Episode 21 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2019), 53 mins
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American Masters, Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer's Journey
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directed by Ray Telles, fl. 1989-2016 and Yvan Iturriaga, fl. 2010-2016; produced by Yvan Iturriaga, fl. 2010-2016 and Ray Telles, fl. 1989-2016, in American Masters (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2015), 55 mins
The American Masters series and Latino Public Broadcasting’s VOCES series join forces for the first time to explore the life and work of photographer Pedro E. Guerrero (September 5, 1917 – September 13, 2012), a Mexican American, born and raised in segregated Mesa, Arizona, who had an extraordinary internation...
directed by Ray Telles, fl. 1989-2016 and Yvan Iturriaga, fl. 2010-2016; produced by Yvan Iturriaga, fl. 2010-2016 and Ray Telles, fl. 1989-2016, in American Masters (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2015), 55 mins
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