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.
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.