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Weekly Watchlist: In Reverence of Influential Artists

Artists speaking in reverence of their influences

Discovering a source of inspiration is an unparalleled feeling, often resulting in creative expression, new opinions, and perhaps a fresh outlook on life.

Our Under the Influence playlist features sixteen films that explore the network of inspiration amongst artists. In conversation and often in admiration of each other’s approach and expression—perhaps leading to a collaboration or simply a workflow—everyone is encouraged to find guidance through an artist that speaks to their own sensibilities.

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Upcoming workshop for educators

Join us on Tuesday, September 14, at 6:00 p.m. ET, for the latest installment of our new five-part professional development series exploring how artists use the five senses in their practice.

For “Visionaries,” behold artists with the vision to consider the human eye. Notice shape, position, brightness, and color during this glimpse into the role of sight in contemporary art.

The program is free and will take place via Zoom.

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Recommendations from Art21 staff

Watch: Reel-Unreel (2011) by Francis Alÿs

This week’s devastating events in Afghanistan led me to revisit Reel-Unreel (2011), a short film by artist Francis Alÿs in collaboration with Julien Devaux and Ajmal Maiwandi. Its premise is simple: young Afghan children roll two film reels through the streets of Kabul as the celloid connecting them drags along the ground. That repeated, futile action is an easy metaphor for the last two decades, but more profound is seeing the city from the children’s perspective.

Shared by Ian Forster, Producer; Reel-Unreel (2012) can be viewed in its entirety from the artist’s website

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Art21.live draws from the entirety of Art21’s film collection—over 65 hours of film. Hand-selected and constantly refreshed, the programming stream includes the classics as well as our latest releases, spanning two decades of Art21 filmmaking.

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