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Now Streaming: “Beijing”

Following last week’s season premiere episode, “London,” the second episode from the tenth season of Art in the Twenty-First Century is now available to stream.

Watch “Beijing” today—in full or by artist segment.

Amid Beijing’s dizzying economic, urban, and cultural transformation, five artists respond to the region’s relentless evolution with urgency and ambition, all the while contending with many centuries of Chinese cultural traditions.

“Beijing” features artists Guan Xiao, Liu Xiaodong, Song Dong, Xu Bing, and Yin Xiuzhen.

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All segments streaming daily at 10:00 and 4:00 ET on Art21.live

Season finale airs this Friday

“Borderlands,” the final episode of the new season, features artists Tanya Aguiñiga, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Richard Misrach, and Postcommodity. Set in the region between the United States and Mexico—long a site of political conflict, social struggle, and intense creative ferment—four artists respond to one of the most divisive moments in the history of this area.

“Borderlands” airs Friday, October 2, starting at 10:00 p.m. ET.

“The breadth of Art21’s 10th season is wide….that latitude and space are just what we need right now.”
Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times

Screening and conversation with Guan Xiao

Join Art21, in partnership with Asia Art Archive in America, for a special digital screening and conversation with artist 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.

Register now.

Stream the full season

The complete tenth season of Art in the Twenty-First Century is now available to stream.

Full artist segments—twelve individual films in total—can be streamed exclusively from Art21.org and Art21.live.

Each of the three full hour-long episodes can be streamed from PBS and the PBS Video app, as well as from Art21.org.