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Premiere | Launch of 'Art in the 21st Century' Season 9


Premiere | Launch of 'Art in the 21st Century' Season 9

Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum is delighted to collaborate with Art21 to announce the launch of the 9th season of 'Art in the Twenty-First Century', with a special public screening of an episode from the upcoming season. Series producer, Nick Ravich, will be present to introduce and discuss the series.

The season is set to premiere on US TV in late September.

Duration of the film: 56 Minutes

Featured Artists:
Olafur Eliasson (b. 1967, Copenhagen, Denmark)
Hans Berg (b. 1978, Rättvik, Sweden)
Nathalie Djurberg (b.1978, Lysekil, Sweden)
Hiwa K (b. 1975, Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan, Iraq)
Susan Philipsz (b. 1965, Glasgow, Scotland)

A city still in the midst of a post–Cold War cultural and economic rebirth, since the 1990s Berlin has become a haven for artists from all over the world—a free zone where experimentation, individual expression, and international influences converge. From creating large-scale public projects to intimately personal ones, the artists in this episode demonstrate the diversity of practice and sensibilities in the German capital, expose its complicated history of war and migration, and convey hopes for finding systems that foster a better tomorrow.

With the support of his interdisciplinary studio, Olafur Eliasson produces epic,technically sophisticated sculptures and installations, using natural elements like light, water, and air to alter viewers’ sensory perceptions. Expanding the role of the artist, Eliasson contemplates how art can function as a “civic muscle,” offering solutions to global problems like climate change and renewable energy. Sculptor-musician duo Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg create playful and bawdy clay animation films and installations that riff on fables, allegories, and myths. Together, they build elaborate immersive environments that marry moving images with hypnotic musical scores. Hiwa K questions his role as an artist within the ever-shifting political landscapes in Europe and the Middle East. The sculptures, videos, and performances by the Iraqi-Kurdish artist slyly mix his biography with the larger story of migration and East-West relations in Europe. Susan Philipsz treats audio as a sculptural object, using historically-resonant sources—like an orchestral work by a composer who was interned in a German concentration camp in the 1940s—to create unexpectedly haunting and lyrical installations.

About Art21:
Art21 is a celebrated global leader in presenting thought-provoking and sophisticated content about contemporary art, and the go-to place to learn first-hand from the artists of our time. A nonprofit organization, Art21’s mission is to inspire a more creative world through the works and words of contemporary artists.

Art21 provides unparalleled access to the artist’s voice to diverse audiences around the world, using the power of digital media to introduce millions of people to contemporary art and artists. For nearly two decades, Art21 has changed the paradigm for teaching and learning about the creative process.

About Nick Ravich:
After graduating from the Massachusetts College of Art, Nick worked for filmmaker Errol Morris as a researcher, starting a nearly twenty year career in documentary production. Throughout his career Nick has been able to specialize in broadcast arts and culture productions, working with hundreds of artists on projects like Blackside’s I’ll Make Me a World and WGBH-TV’s Greater Boston Arts. Having worked at Art21 since 2006, Nick has managed the production of 5 seasons (and counting) of the Peabody Award-winning series Art in then Twenty-First Century as well as co-creating and producing the Webby-nominated digital series New York Close Up. Serving as a series producer for both those programs, Nick is currently Art21’s Director of Video Programming & Production.

Date: 25 Sept 2018
Time: 6 pm - 7:30 pm
Venue: Education Centre, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum
Free Screening. Open to all.
Limited seating on a first come, first basis.

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