Monday, October 26, 2009

Screenings of the PBS Series Art: 21, series 5

Artist Cindy Sherman and her work, an example shown above, is one of fourteen contemporary artists explored in PBS series Art: 21.

The UW Art Department and the UW Art Museum will co-host weekly screenings of the PBS series, Art: 21 in November. The series explores art in the twenty-first century and focuses on specific artists and themes in each episode. The different artists' inspirations, creative processes and ideas are discussed in each episode, contributing to a diverse discussion of art in the twenty-first century.

The new season - Season 5 - includes artists John Baldessari, Cao Fei, Mary Heilmann, William Kentridge, Kimsooja, Jeff Koons, Florian Maier-Aichen, paul McCarthy, Allan McCollum, Julie Mehretu, Doris Salcedo, Cindy Sherman, Yinka Shonibare and Carrie Mae Weems.
Screenings will be held at the new Art Department gallery, Gallery 211, on the first three Wednesdays in November. Two episodes will be screened the first night, and one episode on each of the following Wednesdays. The schedule with episode titles is listed below.
Wednesday, November 4, 7 pm
Episodes 1 and 2: Compassion and Fantasy
Wednesday, November 11, 7 pm
Episode 3: Systems
Wednesday, November 18, 7 pm
Episode 4: Transformation
For more information contact the Art Department - 307.766.3269 or the Art Museum - 307.766.6622. The official PBS website is here.

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