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Screenings of the Art21 Episodes “Change” and “Boundaries”

Saturday, September 29, 2012, 1–3 pm

Catherine Opie's Untitled #9 from the series “Surfers,” 2002–03. Color print, edition 5/5, 50 x 40 inches (127 x 101.6 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery. George B. and Jenny R. Mathews Fund, 2004. Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles. © Catherine Opie

FREE for Members 
FREE with Gallery admission for non-members
Auditorium

The artists featured in the documentary series Art in the Twenty-First Century (Art21) demonstrate the breadth of artistic practice today and reveal a wealth of intergenerational and multicultural talent. Art21 presents artists speaking directly to the audience, and empowers educators, students, and general audiences to articulate their own interpretations and ideas about art.

1 pm
“Change”
Featuring Ai Weiwei, El Anatsui, and Catherine Opie
How do artists respond to a world in flux? In what ways do artists act as agents of change, and what kinds of aesthetic choices do they make to express it? This episode features artists who bear witness, through their work, to transformation—cultural, material, and aesthetic—and actively engage communities as collaborators and subjects. 

2 pm
“Boundaries” 
Featuring David Altmejd, assume vivid astro focus, Lynda Benglis, and Tabaimo
Who and what limits our freedom of expression? In what ways do cultural differences affect our understanding of art and other forms of communication? How do an artist’s process and choice of medium affect our perception of his or her work? This episode features 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.