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Art in the 21st Century

Airs on SO PBS Fridays at 10 p.m., premiering Friday, Sept. 19.

Meet 12 artists and one artist collective behind some of the most significant artwork of the 21st century. These creators respond to the places they live and work, and show unabashed engagement with the world around them.

Episodes:

ART IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY Season 10 : London
Friday, September 18, 2020, 10:00-11:00 p.m.

See how British history and modern upheaval collide in the works of today's London artists. Their art rethinks the past, subverts tradition, and is as layered, diverse and dynamic as the centuries-old city in which these artists live.


ART IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY Season 10 : Beijing
Friday, September 25, 2020, 10:00-11:00 p.m.

Witness the maturing of this unique contemporary-art hub and meet the artists who call it home. Beijing's recent economic boom makes it fertile ground for art, and artists have responded to its relentless evolution with urgency and ambition.


ART IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY Season 10 : Borderlands
Friday, October 2, 2020, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET

Learn how contemporary art can challenge preconceived notions of the U.S.-Mexico border. Today’s artists see the border as an open wound, theatrical stage, political podium, studio and contradictory landscape that features both ugliness and beauty.