Art21

Art21: Art in the 21st Century is an award-winning series of 24 programmes in which 100 contemporary artists explain their creations, their creative processes, and their perceptions of art. The Art 21 series covers a wide range of contemporary artists and contemporary visual art.

Art 21 Best Bits

Art21 Best Bits presents short excerpts of all 24 episodes on one DVD to provide a magnificent overview of contemporary art.

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£13.99

Art21 series (24 DVDs)

Art21: Art in the 21st Century is an award-winning series of 24 programmes in which 100 contemporary artists explain their creations, their creative processes, and their perceptions of art. The Art21 series covers a wide range of contemporary artists and contemporary visual art.

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Balance

In what ways can art convey equilibrium or disquilibrium? What is reality? How do artists perceive and express it? Art21 documentary Balance explores these questions through the works of American artist Sarah Sze, English painter Rackstraw Downes, and American minimalist Robert Mangold.

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£17.99

Boundaries

Who and what limits our freedom of expression? In what ways do cultural differences affect our understanding of art and other forms of communication? How do an artist’s process and choice of medium affect our perception of his or her work? Boundaries features David Altmejd, assume vivid astro focus, Lynda Benglis and Tabaimo.

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Change

How do artists respond to a world in flux? In what ways do artists act as agents of change, and what kinds of aesthetic choices do they make? Change explores these questions through the works of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, American photographer Catherine Opie, and Ghanaian sculptor El Anatsui.

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£17.99

Compassion

Can art temper our most destructive impulses? What role does empathy play in contemporary art? Art21 documentary Compassion navigates our emotional and ethical connection with art through the works of artists Doris SalcedoCarrie Mae Weems and William Kentridge.

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Consumption

When our culture is so tied to what we buy and how consumption comes to create our sense of self; when everything is seemingly permitted from sex to art, how does art itself respond? Consumption explores artists’ response to the pervasiveness of consumerism through the work of Barbara Kruger, Michael Ray Charles, Matthew Barney, Andrea Zittel, and Mel Chin.

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Ecology

How is our understanding of the natural world deeply cultural? What is the impact of human activity and technology on this world? Key artists address the submission of wilderness by civilisation over time.

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£17.99
Macbeth (Patrick Stewart)

Now available as a digital download and for streaming.

Bill Viola (Art Lives)

New RA show exploring the affinities between Bill Viola and Michaelangelo, an immersive journey through the cycle of life.