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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

5:59

MUSEUMS: Explore Yourself at the Reopened Menil Collection

2:43

MUSEUMS: ‘Soul of a Nation’ Comes Home to Brooklyn

6:59

MUSEUMS: Hilma af Klint: An Artist for the Future

19:32

LONGFORM: Harvey Quaytman Broke the Mold of Abstraction

3:56

MUSEUMS: Thomas Ruff Pre-arranges Reality

Galleries

3:20

GALLERIES: Blank Projects Gives South African Artists a Platform

2:51

GALLERIES: At Espaivisor the Past Informs the Present

6:07

GALLERIES: Hugh Hayden Navigates Thorny Border States

3:14

GALLERIES: Ali Banisadr Invites Us In

5:28

GALLERIES: Brett Gorvy Collapses the Infinite

Studios

4:00

STUDIOS: Dana Schutz’s Weird Thoughts While Painting

8:41

STUDIOS: The Madness of Stone Carving

3:53

VAULT: Bruce Nauman Pokes Himself in the Eye (2000)

3:34

STUDIOS: For Simonette Quamina, Collage Reflects Life

3:59

VAULT: Robert Rauschenberg and His Stuffed Goat (1997)

Community

3:54

VAULT: Carleton Watkins and the Beauty and Peril of the American West

24:20

LONGFORM: Kader Attia Wants to Change the World

6:02

COMMUNITY: Celebrating the Richard Diebenkorn Catalogue Raisonné

3:13

VAULT: ‘Robert Mapplethorpe’ by Paul Tschinkel (1983/2006)

18:28

LONGFORM: Visiting Detroit’s Art Scene

Market

5:49

MARKET: Alberto Burri Was a Master of Destruction

2:52

MARKET: J. Tomilson Hill on Chinese Art Market

3:28

MARKET: Jenny Saville’s Overshadowed Record-Breaker

4:45

MARKET: Hunk, Moo, Putter, Head, Hands Collection Hits the Block

2:01

MARKET: Phaidon Walks Through Freud’s Studios