A new season of the Peabody Award-winning Art in the Twenty-First Century series arrives this Friday with back-to-back premiere episodes—”Johannesburg” and “Berlin“—starting at 9:00 p.m. on PBS (check local listings).
UPDATE: Full episodes and segments are now available in the Art21 Library.
The third and final episode of the season, “San Francisco Bay Area,” premieres the following Friday, September 28.
Full episodes will be available to stream from Art21.org and PBS streaming platforms at 12:00 a.m. ET following each episode’s broadcast television premiere.
Premiering September 21 at 9:00 p.m.
Since the dramatic fall of apartheid in 1994, Johannesburg has emerged as the artistic capital of sub-Saharan Africa. Collectively, the artists in this hour use their work to empower marginalized communities, reexamine history, and pursue their visions for South Africa’s future. The “Johannesburg” episode features David Goldblatt, Nicholas Hlobo, Zanele Muholi, and Robin Rhode.
Premiering September 21 at 10:00 p.m.
Berlin has become a haven for artists from all over the world—a free zone where experimentation, individual expression, and international influences converge. From creating large-scale public projects to intimately personal ones, the artists in this hour demonstrate the diversity of practice and sensibilities in the German capital. The “Berlin” episode features Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg, Olafur Eliasson, Hiwa K, and Susan Philipsz.
“San Francisco Bay Area”
Premiering September 28 at 9:00 p.m.
The San Francisco Bay Area is a magnet for artists who are drawn to its experimental atmosphere, countercultural spirit, and history of innovation. The artists in this hour are united by their steadfastness and persistence in creating; their art serves as an essential expression of their experience of the world. The “San Francisco Bay Area” episode features Creative Growth Art Center, Katy Grannan, Lynn Hershman Leeson, and Stephanie Syjuco.