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How do artists mine the past to explore the present? Why do some historical events shape the way we think today, and why have some been forgotten? In what ways do artists use their own histories to examine the human condition?

In this preview from the History episode from Season 6 of Art in the Twenty-First Century (2012), artists play with historical events, explore and expose commonly held assumptions about historic ‘truth’, and create narratives based on personal experiences.

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