Sunblock? Check. Swimsuit? Check. But don’t forget to add one more thing to your list of summertime essentials: a series of Art21 Screenings & Brown Bag Lunch Discussion at CitySpace presented by PCA!
Art21 is the preeminent chronicler of contemporary art and artists through its Peabody Award-winning biennial television series. Once a month in June, July, and August, PCA will screen a brand-new episode of this amazing program followed by thought-provoking conversation. Here is the schedule…
Tuesday, June 19 from 12:00pm-2:00pm
Art21 Screening & Brown Bag Lunch Discussion of 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 to express it? This episode examines artists who bear witness, through their work, to transformation – cultural, material, and aesthetic – and actively engage communities as collaborators and subjects. It features Ai Weiwei, El Anatsui, and Catherine Opie.
Join the Facebook event for the screening of Change!
Tuesday, July 17 from 12:00pm-2:00pm
Art21 Screening & Brown Bag Lunch Discussion of 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? This episode features artists who synthesize disparate aesthetic traditions, present taboo subject matter, discover innovative uses of media, and explore the shape-shifting potential of the human figure. The documentary will feature the work of three contemporary artists: David Altmejd, Lynda Benglis, and Tabaimo.
Tuesday, August 21 from 12:00pm-2:00pm
Art21 Screening & Brown Bag Lunch Discussion of Balance
In what ways can art convey equilibrium or disequilibrium? What is reality? How do artists perceive and express it? This episode features artists whose works explore the distinctions between balance and imbalance, and demonstrate that the smallest change in a line, a formal element, or a structure can be a radical proposition. This episode will feature the work of three contemporary artists: Rackstraw Downes, Robert Mangold, and Sarah Sze.