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How do artists push beyond what they already know and readily see? Can acts of engagement and exploration be works of art in themselves? In this episode, artists use their practices as tools for personal and intellectual discovery,...
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10/24/2014
For Graciela Iturbide, the camera is a pretext for understanding the world. Her principal concern has been the photographic investigation of Mexico—her own cultural environment—through black-and-white images of landscapes and...
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10/24/2014
Leonardo Drew, whose art career began as a child in inner city Bridgeport, Connecticut, transforms new materials—through processes of decay, oxidization, and exposure to weather—in his sculptures. Never content with work that...
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10/24/2014
While enlisting the participation of the residents of a Bronx public housing development to develop a sprawling installation out of everyday materials, Thomas Hirschhorn poses political and philosophical questions, and searches for...
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10/24/2014
Preview for the episode Investigation from Season 7 [art21.org] of ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century (2014), featuring artists Thomas Hirschhorn, Graciela Iturbide, and Leonardo Drew.
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10/21/2014
Trailer for Season 7 (2014) of the Peabody Award-winning series, Art in the Twenty-First Century. Featured artists include: Tania Bruguera, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Leonardo Drew, Omer Fast, Thomas Hirschhorn, Elliott Hundley, Katharina...
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07/08/2014
Beginning in November 2012, the U.S. Department of State celebrates the 50th anniversary of Art in Embassies (AIE), a program that facilitates the Department of State’s public diplomacy through the power of the visual arts.
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11/29/2012
In what ways can art convey equilibrium or disequilibrium? What is reality? How do artists perceive and express it? This episode features artists whose works explore the distinctions between balance and imbalance, and demonstrate that the...
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05/05/2012
Having painted in small-town Maine and downtown Manhattan, British-born artist Rackstraw Downes travels through rural Texas in search of new landscapes to inspire his panoramic paintings which explore the quandaries of representing the...
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05/05/2012
Artist Robert Mangold, from his country studio in upstate New York, translates the most basic of formal elements—shape, line, and color—into paintings, prints, and drawings whose simplicity of form expresses complex ideas. On a...
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05/05/2012
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