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Weekly Watchlist: Art That Dances Through the Streets

Nick Cave uses art as a form of diplomacy

In a jubilant procession through the streets and parks along the Detroit riverfront, Nick Cave carried out a Soundsuit performance with the Cranbrook Art Museum to bring the arts into the local community.

The performance, featured in a segment from the eighth season of our Art in the Twenty-First Century series, was brought to life in collaboration with students from the Detroit School of Arts.

“I want to change our way of engaging with one another,” said Cave. “I want to use art as a form of diplomacy.”

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Playlist: The Music Lovers

In a guest playlist contributed by independent music stalwart Mac McCaughan (Superchunk, Portastatic, Merge Records), twelve visual artists take cues from their passion for music.

“I love the overlap of music and art—I think it all lives in the same world,” said McCaughan. “I’m excited about seeing how the artists in this playlist bring music into their practice.”

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Community artist talk with Tanya Aguiñiga

Taking place tonight—November 12 at 8:00 p.m. ET—as part of the Art21 Screening Society program, the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Virginia will present a virtual screening of our recent “Borderlands” episode.

“Borderlands”-featured artist Tayna Aguiñiga will join the museum for a virtual artist talk tomorrow night—Friday, November 13 at 7:00 p.m. ET.

Both events are free and open to the public. Advance registration is required.

Register now separately for the screening and artist talk.

Visit Screening Society to learn how to host or attend a screening.

Conversation and Q&A with Phyllida Barlow

Join us from home for the final event in a series of free digital programs presented in conjunction with the latest season of Art in the Twenty-First Century.

Following a screening of Phyllida Barlow‘s segment from our “London” episode, the artist will be joined by Daniel Baumann, Director of Kunsthalle Zürich, for a conversation and Q&A.

The program takes place on Tuesday, November 24, at 1:00 p.m. ET.

Admission is free, but advance registration is required.

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Please note that this event was rescheduled from its original September 21 date. Previous registrations will be honored for the new date.

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