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ART21

Fiction

Video duration: 54:23Video has closed captioning.

What makes a compelling story? How do artists disrupt everyday reality in the service of revealing subtler truths? This episode features artists who explore the virtues of ambiguity, mix genres, and merge aesthetic disciplines to discern not simply what stories mean, but how and why they come to have meaning.

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ART21

Legacy

Featuring artists Wolfgang Laib, Tania Bruguera, and Abraham Cruzvillegas.

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Legacy

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ART21

Secrets

Featuring artists Elliott Hundley, Arlene Shechet, and Trevor Paglen.

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Secrets

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ART21

Investigation

Featuring artists Thomas Hirschhorn, Leonardo Drew, and Graciela Iturbide.

54:35

Investigation

54:35

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ART21

Balance

Featuring artists Rackstraw Downes, Robert Mangold, and Sarah Sze.

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Balance

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Clips of ART215

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ART21

U.S. Department of State Honors Five Art21 Featured Artists

Featuring Cai Guo-Qiang, Jeff Koons, Shahzia Sikander, Kiki Smith, and Carrie Mae Weems

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U.S. Department of State Honors Five Art21 Featured Artists

5:54

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ART21

Composer Philip Miller on collaborating with William...

Composer Philip Miller talks about his long-time collaboration with William Kentridge.

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Composer Philip Miller on collaborating with William...

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ART21

Carrie Mae Weems & David Alan Grier: In Conversation

Carrie Mae Weems and David Alan Grier have an intimate discussion.

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Carrie Mae Weems & David Alan Grier: In Conversation

8:53

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ART21

Cao Fei: Avatars

Cao Fei reflects on the behavior of avatars in the digital environment and virtual worlds.

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Cao Fei: Avatars

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Previews of ART2112

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ART21

TRAILER: Season 8 of Art in the Twenty-First Century (2016)

Trailer for Season 8 of the Peabody Award-winning series, Art in the Twenty-First Century.

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TRAILER: Season 8 of Art in the Twenty-First Century (2016)

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ART21

Preview: "Fiction" from ART21 Season 7

Premieres Friday, November 14 at 10:00 p.m. ET. Check your local listings.

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Preview: "Fiction" from ART21 Season 7

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ART21

Preview: "Legacy" from ART21 Season 7

Premieres Friday, November 7 at 10:00 p.m. ET. Check your local listings.

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Preview: "Legacy" from ART21 Season 7

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ART21

Preview: "Secrets" from ART21 Season 7

Premieres Friday, October 31 at 10:00 p.m. ET. Check your local listings.

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Preview: "Secrets" from ART21 Season 7

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