New DVDs: Art 21: Art in the 21st Century

“Art in the 21st Century is an award-winning series of 24 programmes in which 100 artists talk about their creations, the way they work and their individual view of art. Ai Weiwei, Jeff Koons, Cindy Sherman, Richard Serra, Bruce Nauman, Jenny Holzer and many others open up their studios and share with us their approach to creating a work of art. The series offers insights into the entire spectrum of contemporary visual art forms from sculptures, installations and conceptual art to photography and painting.

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Compassion: William Kentridge, Doris Salcedo, Carrie Mae Weems.  “In what ways do artists’ feelings of empathy contribute to works that tackle problematic subjects and address the human condition? The “Art in the Twenty-First Century” documentary “Compassion” explores these questions in the work of the artists William Kentridge, Doris Salcedo, and Carrie Mae Weems.”

Transformation: Cindy Sherman, Yinka Shonobare MBE, Paul McCarthy. “Costumes and masks, makeup and style, dolls and mannequins, stage and cinema – what strategies do we use to refashion identity? Do we seek out excess and extremes in order to see ourselves more clearly? The “Art in the Twenty First Century” documentary “Transformation” explores these questions in the work of the artists Yinka Shonibare MBE, Cindy Sherman and Paul McCarthy.”

Spirituality: James Turrell, Shahzia Sikander, John Feodorov, Ann Hamilton. “How does contemporary art address the idea of spirituality? How do artists working today reveal and question commonly held assumptions about faith, belief, meditation, and religious symbols? The “Art in the Twenty-First Century” documentary “Spirituality” explores these questions through the work of the artists Ann Hamilton, John Feodorov, Shahzia Sikander and James Turrell.”

These DVDs are on display until 10th June after which time they can be borrowed.

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