Illuminating, infuriating, provocative and problematic, the PBS Art:21 series is as complex and convoluted as the contemporary art scene it attempts to document. By turns illuminating and insipid, Art:21 is ultimately required viewing for anyone who feels compelled to understand contemporary art and the people who make it. This screeningin partnership with Nashville Public Televisionfeatures four episodes exploring the themes of Compassion, Fantasy, Systems and Transformations. The artists include John Baldessari, Cao Fei, Mary Heilmann, William Kentridge, Kimsooja, Jeff Koons, Florian Maier-Aichen, Paul McCarthy, Allan McCollum, Julie Mehretu, Doris Salcedo, Cindy Sherman, Yinka Shonibare MBE, and Carrie Mae Weems.
Fri., Oct. 23; Fri., Oct. 30, 6:30 p.m., 2009