Art21, the award-winning filmmaking enterprise, is within the midst of its eleventh season, which options artists and collectives like Cannupa Hanska Luger (previously), Hank Willis Thomas (previously), and Guerilla Girls. Grouped thematically in three episodes— “Everyday Icons,” “Bodies of Knowledge,” and “Friends & Strangers” —the brand new season facilities across the political panorama within the U.S. and the way, no matter the place they name house, the artists are shaping tradition via care and a extra significant consideration of what it means to be a part of a group.
“When we began thinking about how to frame this latest season of Art in the Twenty-First Century, we considered our current historical moment and decided to turn the lens inward and focus on the United States,” Tina Kukielski, the manager director and chief curator, mentioned. “In this first episode, we wanted to highlight artists who challenge and question American monuments and iconography.” “Everyday Icons” facilities on Amy Sherald (previously), Rose B. Simpson, Alex Da Corte, and Daniel Lind-Ramos, who every query historic narratives, subvert aesthetic traditions, and provide new visible languages for the modern panorama.
To coincide with the launch, Art21 can also be sharing all of its previous episodes totally free viewing on YouTube in an effort to make the sequence extra accessible. Seasons eight, 9, and ten are presently out there and take viewers on journies from Johannesburg to Berlin, London to Beijing, and Mexico City to Chicago to comply with artists like Zanele Muholi, Olafur Eliasson, Anish Kapoor, and Nick Cave. Other seasons are organized extra thematically, grouping artists primarily based on a standard thought somewhat than bodily location. Since debuting in 2001, Art21 has launched almost 40 episodes, providing insightful seems at how the artwork world, aesthetics, and cultural pursuits have developed over the last 20 years.
Episode 1 of Season 11 aired earlier this month, and the second is scheduled for June 23 on PBS. Keep an eye fixed on Art21’s YouTube for the rest of earlier seasons to be launched all year long.
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