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TITLE: Art:21 Season 8
Director: Deborah Dickson, Stanley Nelson, Pamela Mason Wagner

Genre: Art Documentary

Format: HD



Company: Art:21

Runtime: 4 x 57 minutes.

ID: 340.




For the first time in the show´s history, the episodes are not organized around an artistic theme. Instead the 16 featured artists are grouped by their unique and revealing relationship with the places they live in: Chicago, Los Angeles, Mexico City and Vancouver. The artists share universal experiences through their life stories and creative work: resistance, pleasure, mortality, and the hope for a better tomorrow. Each episode highlights aspects of contemporary life that viewers everywhere experience. Using the sounds, colours and energy of the city as a landscape that artists respond to and interact with, the films expand beyond the studio to explore each artist´s engagement with their community and the world around them.

Chicago: Nick Cave, Theaster Gates, Barbara Kasten, Chris Ware

Mexico City: Natalia Almada, Minerva Cuevas, Damián Ortega, Pedro Reyes

Los Angeles: Edgar Arceneaux, Liz Larner, Tala Madani, Diana Thater

Vancouver: Stan Douglas, Brian Jungen, Liz Magor, Jeff Wall