New episode this Friday: “Beijing”
Tune in or stream starting at 10:00 p.m. ET
The latest season of Art in the Twenty-First Century continues this Friday with the second of three new episodes.
“Beijing” airs Friday starting at 10:00 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings).
Amid Beijing’s dizzying economic, urban, and cultural transformation, four artists respond to the region’s relentless evolution with urgency and ambition, all the while contending with many centuries of Chinese cultural traditions.
Last Friday’s season premiere episode, “London,” is now streaming. The season finale, “Borderlands,” airs next Friday. See the episode guide for details on the new season.
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Event: Screening and conversation with Guan Xiao
The event takes place via Zoom on Wednesday, October 7, at 10:00 a.m. ET.
Following a screening of the artist’s segment from the forthcoming “Beijing” episode, the artist will be joined by Weng Xiaoyu, associate curator, Guggenheim Museum, for a conversation and Q&A.
The program will be conducted in English and Mandarin, with English translation.
Admission is free, but advance registration is required. Details will be sent with registration.
Screen the new season with your community
Screening Society is an international free screening initiative created to increase knowledge of contemporary art, spark dialogue, and inspire creative thinking for a global audience.
For the 2020 edition—reimagined as a digital-first experience—Art21 invites a wide variety of partners such as schools, universities, libraries, museums, nonprofit organizations, galleries, arts and cultural spaces, community centers, and more to host screenings from the latest season that are free and open to the public.
Visit Screening Society to learn how to host or attend a screening.
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