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Art 21, Inc

Overview
Works: 135 works in 210 publications in 1 language and 10,916 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Biography  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Educational films  Internet videos  Documentary films  Television series  Educational television programs  Cultural television programs 
Roles: prn
Classifications: N6512, 709.7309051
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Most widely held works by Art 21, Inc
Art:21 : art in the twenty-first century( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through in-depth profiles and dynamic behind-the-scenes footage featuring artists speaking directly about their inspirations and ideas, Season Five shows a broad range of artistic practice, technical innovation, and experimentation, from artists tackling large-scale collaborative projects in hangar-like studios to those working in the quiet of more intimate studio settings
Art21. art in the twenty-first century( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Season seven features twelve artists from the United States, Europe, and Latin America, in locations as diverse as a New York City public housing development, a military testing facility in the Nevada desert, a jazz festival in Sweden, a ceramics factory in Germany, and an activist neighborhood in Mexico"--Container
Art 21 : art in the twenty-first century 5( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Contemporary art speaks directly to the important questions of our time, as well as to the changing landscape of identity. It is both a mirror of contemporary society and a window through which we view and deepen our understanding of life as it exists today. Who are today's artists? What are they thinking about? How do they describe their work? Why do they do what they do?" "These are some of the questions addressed in Art:21 Art in the Twenty-First Century 5, companion volume to the fifth season of the Emmy-nominated, Peabody Award-winning PBS series, which introduces fourteen artists who draw on a variety of subjects, experiences, and aesthetic influences to create their work. The book echoes the style and philosophy of the television series, presenting the artists without interpretive mediation through excerpts of interviews juxtaposed with illustrations of their work. Among the artists profiled are John Baldessari, Cao Fei, William Kentridge, Florian Maier-Aichen, Cindy Sherman, and Carrie Mae Weems." "Images of the artists culled from documentary footage provide a behind-the-scenes look into the creative process. In a rich mosaic, the artists are depicted at home, in the studio, and in the community - with collaborators, friends, and family - debunking the Romantic notion of the artist as an isolated genius. An intimate portrait, these visuals capture what Susan Sollins, Curator and Executive Producer of the Art:21 series, describes as the moment when "the makers - those who have allowed their own creativity to flow - look us directly in the eye."" "Throughout this volume the artists' varied and engaging voices speak to us directly - musing, analyzing, and laughing about their lives, work, and inspiration. As Kay Larson of the New York Times put it in a review of the series, "Artists may charm, irritate, instruct, entertain, confound. But they achieve their effectiveness ... just by being themselves ... They have identified what suits them, nurtures them and lets their lives expand. And they will tell you so at length if you invite them." In turn, their comments invite us to listen and look, to inquire more deeply, and most of all to enjoy and understand the richness and diversity of contemporary art." --Book Jacket
William Kentridge : anything is possible by Susan Sollins( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'William Kentridge: anything is possible' provides a rare, in-depth look at the life and work of the internationally acclaimed South African artist, William Kentridge. Working in a variety of media - including sculpture, drawing, animation, tapestry, film, theater, and opera - Kentridge tackles a broad range of subjects, from cataclysmic historical events to poignant personal moments. [The film] features exclusive interviews with Kentridge discussing his family's history and life under apartheid, and revealing the importance of improvisation, inquiry, and open-ended possibilities in his process. Follow Kentridge on an international journey that documents his work behind the scenes: from the intimacy of his Johannesburg studio, to galleries worldwide, to backstage at New York's Metropolitan Opera as he develops, stages, and directs Shostakovich's The Nose, based on Gogol's story."--Container
Art 21 : art in the twenty-first century( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet twenty-one diverse contemporary artists through revealing profiles that take viewers behind the scenes into artists' studios, homes, and communities to provide an intimate view of their lives, work, sources of inspiration and creative processes. The program is divided into four general themes - place, spirituality, identity, and consumption
Drawing Lesson( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This lecture opens with an excerpt from William Kentridge's animated film Shadow Procession, which "immediately calls to mind various historical displacements, exiles, and genocides, even as it avoids pinning the work to any specific time or place," says Harvard Magazine. From that point on, Kentridge's first of six "drawing lessons" travels from Plato's allegory of the cave, to illusion in art, to philosophical tyranny to make the point that knowledge is in actuality subjective and that the proper place to live lies somewhere between Plato's passive shadow-watcher and the absolutist philosopher
Drawing Lesson( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first two of William Kentridge's "drawing lessons," "the South African filmmaker argued that rationality has often served as a mask for power and control, as ideas of what is 'rational' privilege one group's understanding of reality over another's," says Harvard Magazine. Kentridge carries that theme forward in this lecture - which is anchored by his short animated film Mine - as he delves down into "the legacy of his home country's multiple strata of historical violence
Drawing Lesson( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The idea that uncertainty and improvisation in art can help in negotiating the dangerous passage between passive acceptance and authoritarian subjugation is a theme that William Kentridge continues to expound upon in Drawing Lesson Four. He uses his short film Journey to the Moon - a tribute, in part, to George Méliès' 1902 cinematic classic La Voyage dans la Lune - as a part of a discussion praising cinema as an art form that exemplifies, as stated in Harvard Magazine, "an artistic environment saturated with experimental potential." Kentridge then draws a parallel to an artist's studio, a nonjudgmental space where one can safely and freely engage with ideas and materials without fear of repercussions or reprisals
Drawing Lesson( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this lecture, William Kentridge explores the concepts of self and other, transformation and deformation, and translation and mistranslation by yoking together the African funerary sculpture called an asen, a film loop of a panther pacing in its cage, Rainer Maria Rilke's poem "Der Panther," Albrecht Dürer's woodcut of a rhinoceros created from bits of second-hand description, and Pablo Picasso's bronze sculpture of a she-goat cast from an assemblage of found objects. "Every translation is a mistranslation," says Kentridge
Drawing Lesson( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An excerpt from William Kentridge's animated film rendition of Mozart's opera The Magic Flute sets the stage for this lecture in which he builds upon observations elucidated in Drawing Lesson One to argue that colonialism - with all its inherent brutality - is the logical culmination of 18th-century Enlightenment thought. "Every act of enlightenment - " says Kentridge, "all ambitions to save souls, all the basic impulses - is so dogged by the weight of what follows it, the shadows, the violence that has accompanied the Enlightenment. The colonial project in its own description of bringing light to darkness is a gruesome working out of Plato's cave
Drawing Lesson( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anti-entropy as it applies to art - think of it as a sort of explosion in reverse - results, ultimately, in the annihilation of creativity because each step toward the completion of a project rules out more and more of the random possibilities of what that project otherwise might have been. "The infinite becomes finite," says Kentridge in this lecture, as he seeks an answer to the question "Can we avoid the end of all potentiality?" A partial performance of his work The Refusal of Time offers signs of hope
Art:21 : art in the twenty-first century : season three by Susan Sollins( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Go behind the scenes to meet today's most fascinating contemporary artists in Season Three of the Emmy-nominated ART:21--ART IN THE 21st CENTURY documentary series. Unparalled in access to today's young artists, this unique series takes viewers into artists' studios, homes, and communities to provide an intimate view of their lives, work, creative processes, and sources of inspiration. The four one-hour programs present 18 artists working in the United States ..."
Art 21 : art in the twenty-first century 6 by Susan Sollins( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This lavishly illustrated volume, a companion to the sixth season of the Peabody-winning PBS series on contemporary art, offers unparalleled access to 14 of the most dynamic artists working today. The reader journeys behind the scenes into homes and studios for a look at the lives and work of world-renowned artists like Ai Weiwei, who was recently imprisoned by the Chinese government for his politically incendiary work, and Polish performance artist Marina Abramovic, who populated MOMA NY with installations featuring groups of nudes. The book features the artists' own words, artist biographies, and lush, full color illustrations. Other artists included are Mary Reid Kelley, Glenn Ligon, David Altmejd, Assume Vivid Astro Focus, Lynda Benglis, Tabaimo, El Anatsui, Catherine Opie, Rackstraw Downes, Robert Mangold and Sarah Sze. ART: 21 once again takes on the role of historian and recorder of the important international artists working today
The Art:21 collection. art in the twenty-first century( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the difference in various styles of twenty-first-century art through interviews, commentary, and behind-the-scenes footage
Art 21 : art in the twenty-first century ; season two by Susan Sollins( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Meet contemporary artists at work and speaking in their own words -- direct, accessible and unfiltered -- in the second season. Providing unprecedented access to the artists of our time, this unique four-hour series spotlights 16 artists working in the United States today."
Art in the twenty-first century( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second season book interviews Trenton Doyle Hancock, Do-Ho Suh, Kara Walker and Kiki Smith ("Stories"); Gabriel Orozco, Martin Puryear, Collier Schorr, and Janine Antoni; ("Loss and Desire"); Elizabeth Murray, Raymond Pettibon, Eleanor Antin, and Walton Ford ("Humor"); and Vija Clemins and Paul Pfeiffer ("Time"). In texts taken from sessions with producer Susan Sollins, the artists talk about their work in home or work environments
Art 21 : art in the 21st century( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Contemporary art breaks out of the confines of museums and art galleries in season two of Art : 21 art in the 21st century. Shattering the myth of the artist as an isolated genius, thei unique series introduces television audiences to 16 artists working in America today. Fascinating and intimate footage allows the viewer to observe th eartists at work, watch their process as they transform inspiration into art, and hear their thoughts as they grapple with the physical and visual challenges of achieving their artistic visions
Art:21 : art in the twenty-first century( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Introduces 21 artists. Today's artists are taking self-expression and the artistic process into unchartered territory ... They use an enormous variety of media and draw on sources ranging from pop culture and politics to ethnic heritage, classical models, and deeply personal life experiences. The artists featured in the series represent a cross-section of contemporary art practices and philosophies, and hail from different regions of the United States.--Container
 
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