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For our first public Video of the Day, we here at Daily Plinth wanted to highlight the achievements of a true pioneer in the world of outstanding video content from the world of visual arts: Art21.

 

From Art21:

Trailer: Season 1 of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” (2001) | Art21

The Peabody Award-winning “Art in the Twenty-First Century” is the only primetime national television series in the US to focus exclusively on contemporary art and artists. Through in-depth profiles and interviews, the series reveals the inspiration, vision and techniques behind the creative works of some of today’s most accomplished contemporary artists.

Season 1 features artists Matthew Barney, Louise Bourgeois, Michael Ray Charles, Mel Chin, John Feodorov, Ann Hamilton, Margaret Kilgallen, Maya Lin, Sally Mann, Kerry James Marshall, Barry McGee, Bruce Nauman, Pepón Osorio, Richard Serra, Shahzia Sikander, James Turrell, and Andrea Zittel. Each episode features introductions by Laurie Anderson, Beryl Korot with S. Epatha Merkerson, William Wegman with Steve Martin, and Barbara Kruger with John McEnroe.

Season 1 of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” premiered in Fall 2001 on PBS.

Museums

4:44

MUSEUMS: Laurie Simmons Doesn’t Tell the Truth

3:05

MUSEUMS: Rob Wynne Picks Things Up Along the Way

6:30

MUSEUMS: Bill Traylor Tells the Story

45:43

LONGFORM: Rafael Lozano–Hemmer’s Shutdown Heartbeats

3:20

MUSEUMS: Jane Dickson’s New Year’s Revelers

Galleries

3:33

GALLERIES: Anthony McCall’s Dance with Light

3:49

GALLERIES: George Condo Visits ‘Bacon’s Women’

7:30

MUSEUMS: Cai Guo-Qiang’s Fireworks Extravaganza

3:53

GALLERIES: Sadamasa Motonaga’s Thoughts on New York

3:47

GALLERIES: Alexander Calder Creates Energy in Edges

Studios

2:59

VAULT: Cindy Sherman Doesn’t Want to be Recognized (1986)

3:24

STUDIOS: Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’s Paintings Find Their Own Way

4:27

STUDIOS: Charline von Heyl Wants to be Seen

8:12

STUDIOS: Robert Smithson from New Jersey and Back Again

3:23

VAULT: Conserving Nam June Paik’s ‘Fin de Siècle II,’ 1989

Community

9:18

LONGFORM: Jack Whitten – An Artist’s Life

1:45

COMMUNITY: ‘The Night Watch’ Belongs to All of Us

2:45

VAULT: Gordon Parks Goes to Washington in 1942 (2001)

26:00

LONGFORM: The Ghost of Rachel Whiteread’s ‘House’ (1993)

11:11

COMMUNITY: Interview with Dawoud Bey

Market

1:58

MARKET: Colliding Contexts With Cameron Welch

4:15

MARKET: Visiting Designtex Artist Collaborators

6:30

MARKET: Collector Pedro Barbosa Prices the Immaterial

3:38

MARKET: The Cézanne that was Held Hostage

3:41

MARKET: Andy Warhol Was a Business, Man