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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 Art 21, 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 Art 21, 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 1, Episode 2, Spirituality
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directed by Deborah Shaffer, fl. 2001; produced by Art 21, in Art 21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 1, Episode 2 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2001), 53 mins
This episode addresses the continuing examination of the spiritual in art and life. James Turrell's works are investigated as they relate to and depart from his Quaker heritage, and through the idea of light as a metaphor for the spiritual. Ann Hamilton's installations, which often feature a solitary figure attend...
directed by Deborah Shaffer, fl. 2001; produced by Art 21, in Art 21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 1, Episode 2 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2001), 53 mins
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Art 21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 1, Episode 3, Identity
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directed by Catherine Tatge, fl. 2004; produced by Art 21, in Art 21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 1, Episode 3 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2001), 54 mins
With an introduction created by Steve Martin and William Wegman, this episode examines how artists confront the questions "Who am I?" and "Who are we?" in a pluralistic, multicultural world. Kerry James Marshall's paintings and installations emerge from his deep ties to family, as well as his lifelong study of art...
directed by Catherine Tatge, fl. 2004; produced by Art 21, in Art 21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 1, Episode 3 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2001), 54 mins
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Art 21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 1, Episode 4, Consumption
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directed by Deborah Shaffer, fl. 2001; produced by Art 21, in Art 21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 1, Episode 4 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2001), 57 mins
With an introduction by John McEnroe in a video created by Barbara Kruger, the second half of this program turns its eye on the influences a consumerist society and pop culture exert on contemporary art and vice-versa. Featured are the experimental home, "furniture" designs, clothing and artificial island of Andre...
directed by Deborah Shaffer, fl. 2001; produced by Art 21, in Art 21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 1, Episode 4 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2001), 57 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 Art 21, 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 provoke us to think about our own stories, the characters and caricatures, the morals and messages that define our real and ima...
directed by Charles Atlas, 1958-; produced by Art 21, 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 Art 21, 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 Art 21, 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, Art 21, 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, Art 21, 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 3, Episode 1, Power
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produced by Catherine Tatge, fl. 2004, Art 21, in Art 21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 3, Episode 1 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2005), 56 mins
From politics to mass media, the theme of power pervades daily life. The artists in this program -- Cai Guo-Qiang, Laylah Ali, Krzysztof Wodiczko and Ida Applebroog -- negotiate personal and cultural histories, re-imagine social space and challenge authority, oppression and control. The hour concludes with an orig...
produced by Catherine Tatge, fl. 2004, Art 21, in Art 21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 3, Episode 1 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2005), 56 mins
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Art 21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 3, Episode 2, Memory
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directed by Charles Atlas, 1958-; produced by Art 21, in Art 21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 3, Episode 2 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2005), 56 mins
How does memory function? Who creates history? Whether commemorative, critical or irreverent, the artists in episode two - Susan Rothenberg, Mike Kelley, Hiroshi Sugimoto and Josiah McElheny - delve into the past, transforming it and remaking it in their work. The hour concludes with an original piece of video art...
directed by Charles Atlas, 1958-; produced by Art 21, in Art 21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 3, Episode 2 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2005), 56 mins
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Art 21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 3, Episode 3, Structures
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directed by Catherine Tatge, fl. 2004; produced by Art 21, in Art 21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 3, Episode 3 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2005), 56 mins
How do we organize life? What are the ways in which we capture knowledge and attempt greater understanding? The artists in this episode - Mathew Ritchie, Fred Wilson, Richard Tuttle and Roni Horn - create systems, shift contexts and engage with perception, utilizing unconventional devices. The hour concludes with...
directed by Catherine Tatge, fl. 2004; produced by Art 21, in Art 21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 3, Episode 3 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2005), 56 mins
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