The only series on television in the U.S. to focus exclusively on contemporary visual art and artists, Art in the Twenty-First Century is a Peabody Award-winning biennial program that follows artists at work as they transform inspiration into art.
Artist to Artist is an online film series featuring contemporary visual artists in conversation with their peers, discussing the inspirations and passions that drive their processes. Each film follows a single artist as he or she engages with other artists in a shared exhibition setting.
Extended Play provides unmediated, behind-the-scenes access to today’s leading artists through process-revealing footage and intimate interviews, chronicling a diverse scale of projects, ranging from major commissions to exploratory sketches.
New York Close Up is devoted to capturing early-career artists living and working in New York City, providing a unique window into the next wave of art-making in the city.
Art21 specials are single and limited-run features on the artists and communities that bring contemporary art to the fore, broadening the scope of voices and perspectives represented in Art21 films.
William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible gives viewers an intimate look into the mind and creative process of William Kentridge, the South African artist whose acclaimed charcoal drawings, animations, video installations, shadow plays, mechanical puppets, tapestries, sculptures, live performance pieces, and operas have made him one of the most dynamic and exciting contemporary artists working today.
In keeping with Art21’s core commitment to making art accessible to all audiences, we strive to support the paths to which audiences with disabilities may continue to enjoy and participate in our programming. The Descriptive Audio option is designed to improve our films’ engagement for people with visual impairments.