Art in the Twenty-First Century

This series focuses on contemporary visual art and artists in the United States. Each episode profiles three to four artists. In short segments, featured artists speak directly to the audience in their own words, reflecting on their lives, sources of inspiration, and working processes. Profiled artists include painters, sculptors, printmakers, photographers, installation and video artists, as well as artists working with new media, environmental or public issues, and hybrid forms. Filmed in their studios, homes, and exhibition spaces, these artists demonstrate the full breadth of artistic practice across the country and reveal the depth of inter-generational and multicultural talent.

Sun, Sep 13 9:30 P.M. Mexico City     NH EXPLORE

Featured are Damian Ortega, who makes sculptures from ordinary objects; Pedro Reyes, who designs solutions to social problems; Minerva Cuevas, who creates interventions in public space; and feature filmmaker Natalia Almada.

Fri, Sep 18 10:00 P.M. London     NHPBS

See how British history and modern upheaval collide in the works of today's London artists.

Sat, Sep 19 2:00 A.M. London     NH EXPLORE

See how British history and modern upheaval collide in the works of today's London artists.

Sat, Sep 19 5:00 A.M. London     NHPBS

See how British history and modern upheaval collide in the works of today's London artists.

Mon, Sep 21 4:00 A.M. London     NH EXPLORE

See how British history and modern upheaval collide in the works of today's London artists.

Mon, Sep 21 1:00 P.M. London     NH EXPLORE

See how British history and modern upheaval collide in the works of today's London artists.


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Art in the Twenty-First Century By Episode

  • Chicago (#801)

    Featured are Nick Cave, who creates wearable objects blending fashion and movement; sculptor and urban planner Theaster Gates; Barbara Kasten, who makes photographs and video projections; and cartoonist Chris Ware, a pioneer of the graphic novel.

  • Mexico City (#802)

    Featured are Damian Ortega, who makes sculptures from ordinary objects; Pedro Reyes, who designs solutions to social problems; Minerva Cuevas, who creates interventions in public space; and feature filmmaker Natalia Almada.

  • Los Angeles (#803)

    Featured are Diana Thater's immersive video installations; Liz Larner's experimental abstract sculptures; Tala Madani, who skewers stereotypes in satirical paintings; and Edgar Arceneaux, who examines history through drawing and performance.

  • Vancouver (#804)

    Featured are Liz Magor, who makes realistic casts of humble objects; Stan Douglas, who re-enacts historical moments through multimedia productions; Brian Jungen, who transforms consumer goods into sculptures; and renowned photographer Jeff Wall.

  • Johannesburg (#901)

  • Berlin (#902)

  • San Francisco Bay Area (#903)

    See why the San Francisco Bay Area is a magnet for artists who are drawn to its experimental atmosphere, countercultural spirit and history of innovation, and who are united by their steadfastness and persistence in creating.

  • London (#1001)

    See how British history and modern upheaval collide in the works of today's London artists.



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