Art21 Devotes New Season of ‘Art in the Twenty-First Century’ TV Show to Berlin, Johannesburg, and San Francisco

Work by Robin Rhode in Johannesburg.


Art21 has announced details about the ninth season of its PBS television series, Art in the Twenty-First Century.  The new season, beginning September 21, will spotlights artists’ relationships with place, and will feature 12 artists as well as, for the first time, a nonprofit art center.

“Place is an enduring anchor, for artists and for each of us,” Art21’s executive director and chief curator, Tina Kukielski, said in a statement. “Our relationships to our surroundings capture a reverence to the history ingrained in our culture and the creativity that fuels our livelihood.”

The season will be divided into three episodes, each focusing on artists working in Berlin, Johannesburg, and San Francisco Bay Area, respectively. The Berlin episode will feature Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg, Olafur Eliasson, Hiwa K, and Susan Philipsz. In Johannesburg, the show will be devoted to David Goldblatt, Nicholas Hlobo, Zanele Muholi, and Robin Rhode. And the Bay Area episode will center on Creative Growth Art Center, Katy Grannan, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Stephanie Syjuco.

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