Art21’s Extended Play (formerly known as Exclusive) digital series provides unmediated, behind-the-scenes access to today’s leading artists. Through process-revealing footage and intimate interviews, these curatorially-driven films chronicle a diverse scale of international projects, ranging from major commissions to exploratory sketches. Produced in close collaboration with artists, Extended Play uncovers the provocative ideas, timely cultural influences, and biographical anecdotes that inspire the artists featured throughout the series.
Launched in 2008, Extended Play is the first and longest-running digital film series committed to documenting contemporary artists. Extended Play provides unparalleled access to the processes and lives of over 100 artists. Together, the films in this on-going series create a dynamic group portrait that illuminates what it means to be a working artist today.