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Series Length:6 Seasons, 26 Episodes
Network: PBS

Contemporary artists describe their work and discuss why and how they do it. The programs are grouped according to themes of place, spirituality, identity and consumption.

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  • The artists in this episode, Rackstraw Downes, Robert Mangold and Sarah Sze, create ordered and precise works that explore the gap between art and existence, challenge the distinction between seeing and knowing and demonstrate that the pursuit of harmony can be a radical proposition.

  • Featuring artists Glenn Ligon, Mary Reid Kelley, and Marina Abramović.

  • A closer look at the works of sculptor David Altmejd, Japanese animation artist Tabaimo and avante-garde sculptor Lynda Benglis, which explore the shape-shifting potential of the human figure through taboo subjects and the innovative use of media.

  • Artists bear witness to transformation, engaging communities as collaborators & subjects.

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