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Highlighted here are among the more popular content-driven sessions that Art21 offers. Please note that Art21 also provides tailored topics for interested schools.

What is Contemporary Art?

The work of contemporary artists is a dynamic combination of materials, methods, concepts, and subjects that challenge traditional boundaries and defy easy definition. Study the breadth of contemporary art by hearing from artists whose works cross such media as sculpture, painting, installation and performance.

Community Engagement

Art can be intricately tied to community engagement and activism. Motivated by a particular event, idea, or cause, Tania Bruguera, Nick Cave, and Thomas Hirschhorn want people to interact with and become provoked into action from their art.

Environmental Activism

How do artists incorporate environmental activism into their practice? Expanding the role of the artist, Minerva Cuevas, Olafur Eliasson, and Mel Chin contemplate how art can function as a “civic muscle,” offering solutions to global problems like climate change. In this workshop, learn how three artists from around the globe advocate for creative expression while problem-solving and acting as agents of change.

The Black Experience

How do contemporary artists document the Black experience? Hear from Carrie Mae Weems, Abigail DeVille, and Kara Walker on their artistic interpretation of historical and current events.

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