MCASD, in partnership with Art21, presents a sneak preview in advance of the premiere of the sixth season of Art in the Twenty-First Century, the only prime time national television series focused exclusively on contemporary art. The whole season six will be screened on April 14 in Sherwood Auditorium. The season premieres nationally on PBS April 13.
SATURDAY, APRIL 14 > 12–4 PM
On Saturday, the Museum will screen episode 1: Change, followed by the next three episodes (see details below), which together make up the entire season.
EPISODE 2: BOUNDARIES > This episode presents artists who synthesize disparate aesthetic traditions, present taboo subject matter, discover innovative uses of media, and explore the shape-shifting potential of the human figure. David Altmejd, assume vivid astro focus, Lynda Benglis, and Tabaimo are featured.
EPISODE 3: HISTORY > In this episode, artists play with historical events, explore and expose commonly held assumptions about historic ‘truth’, and create narratives based on personal experiences. Marina Abramovi´c, Glenn Ligon, and Mary Reid Kelley are featured.
EPISODE 4: BALANCE > Through sculpture, paintings, and installations, the artists in this hour grapple with equilibrium and disequilibrium as they create highly structured works that challenge conventional notions of perception and representation. Rackstraw Downes, Robert Mangold, and Sarah Sze are featured.