Video

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
Artist Sarah Sze builds her installations and intricate sculptures from the minutiae of everyday life, imbuing mundane materials, marks, and processes with surprising significance. In New York City’s High Line park, she strikes a...
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05/05/2012
Preview for the episode "Balance" from Season 6 of "Art in the Twenty-First Century" (2012), featuring artists Rackstraw Downes, Robert Mangold, and Sarah Sze. In what ways can art convey equilibrium or disequilibrium?...
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05/02/2012
How do artists mine the past to explore the present? Why do some historical events shape the way we think today, and why have some been forgotten? In what ways do artists use their own histories to examine the human condition? In this...
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04/28/2012
A retrospective of artist Glenn Ligon's work at the Whitney Museum provides a backdrop for his personal history growing up in New York, as well as for the disparate influences that contribute to his mature work—from DeKooning, to...
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04/28/2012
Marina Abramović, an artist who draws upon her upbringing in Communist Yugoslavia and offers insights into her artistic vision via her personal manifesto, appears in a new video piece created in collaboration with video artist Charles...
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04/28/2012
Artist Mary Reid Kelley invites family members to perform with her in elaborate costumes and punning verse to create her new video "The Syphilis of Sisyphus" (2011) based upon her witty, feminist interpretation of aspects of the...
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04/28/2012