Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Final "Art:21" Episode from PBS Shown TONIGHT

The final episode from season 5 of the PBS series "Art: 21" will be shown tonight at 7 pm, downtown at Gallery 211, 211 S. First Street. It is free and open to the public.

The UW Art Department and the UW Art Museum have co-hosted 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. Gallery 211 is the Art Department's new downtown gallery.

Episode 4, "Transformation" will be shown tonight. Whether observing and satirizing society or reinventing icons of literature, art history, and popular culture, the artists featured in “Transformation” capture the sensibilities of our age while at times inhabiting the characters they have created. Artists include Paul McCarthy, Cindy Sherman and Yinka Shonibare (image above).

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