Season 1 of "Art in the Twenty-First Century" (2001)

At the dawn of the 21st century, American artists are taking self-expression and the artistic process into uncharted territory. Today's artists are engaging the world and their audiences in vital and surprising new ways. They use an enormous variety of media and draw on sources ranging from pop culture and politics to ethnic heritage, classical models, and deeply personal life experiences. The artists featured in the series represent a cross-section of contemporary art practices and philosophies, and hail from different regions of the United States. Season 1 of "Art in the Twenty-First Century" introduces 21 artists to a nationwide audience.

Season 1 | Episode: "Place"

Season 1 | Episode: "Place"

Featuring artists Sally Mann, Barry McGee, Margaret Kilgallen, Pepón Osorio, and Richard Serra. Introduction by Laurie Anderson.

Season 1 | Episode: "Spirituality"

Season 1 | Episode: "Spirituality"

Featuring artists John Feodorov, Ann Hamilton, Shahzia Sikander, and James Turrell. Introduction by Beryl Korot with S. Epatha Merkerson.

Season 1 | Episode: "Identity"

Season 1 | Episode: "Identity"

Featuring artists Louise Bourgeois, Maya Lin, Kerry James Marshall, and Bruce Nauman. Introduction by William Wegman with Steve Martin.

Season 1 | Episode: "Consumption"

Season 1 | Episode: "Consumption"

Featuring artists Matthew Barney, Michael Ray Charles, Mel Chin, and Andrea Zittel. Introduction by Barbara Kruger with John McEnroe.

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