Art in the Twenty-First Century

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Laurie Anderson

S Epatha Merkerson

Steve Martin

John McEnroe

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A documentary series that focuses on contemporary visual art in the United States and on the artists, both established and emerging, At the dawn of the 21st century, American artists are taking self-expression and the artistic process into uncharted territory. Using a variety of media and techniques, drawing on sources including pop culture, politics, ethnic heritage, classical models and deeply personal life experiences, today's artists are engaging the world in vital new ways. The program profiles 21 emerging and established artists to see how they work and to hear them discuss what their art is about and what they hope to accomplish.