HOSTS EXCLUSIVE EVENT FEATURING AN ADVANCE SCREENING OF 4 EPISODE(s) FROM SEASON SIX OF THE PEABODY AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY ART IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
ART21 PARTNERS WITH ORGANIZATIONS WORLDWIDE TO HOST EVENTS INSPIRED BY
SEASON SIX, PREMIERING THIS APRIL ON PBS
Ramallah – Palestine – International Academy of Art Palestine, In partnership with Art21 as part of its Access ’12 initiative, presents a sneak preview in advance of the premiere of the sixth season of Art in the Twenty-First Century, the only prime time national television series focused exclusively on contemporary art, on [Thursday 5-4-2012] at Ramallah – Palestine – International Academy of Art Palestine. The event will feature 4 films on the following themes, boundaries, balance, change and history . This event is free and open to the public.
Art21 Access ’12 is an international screening initiative created to increase knowledge of contemporary art, ignite dialogue, and inspire creative thinking through hundreds of public screenings and events that tailor the ideas presented in series to the interests and concerns of local audiences. Through in-depth profiles and interviews, the four-part series reveals the inspiration, vision and techniques behind the creative works of some of today’s most thought-provoking artists.
Art21 Access ’12 events are presented in partnership with the Arts Business Council, Emerging Leaders of New York Arts, National Guild for Community Arts Education, and the YMCA. An updated list of Art21 Access ’12 events and venues.
These screenings provide an opportunity to view in depth interviews with artists around the selected themes.
Art21 Access ’12 events are being hosted by museums, schools, libraries, art spaces, community centers, and universities worldwide. Each event features an exclusive advance screening of one or two episodes from Season Six of the documentary, as well as an educational component, such as talks by local, regional, and national artists; lectures; panel discussions; interactive art-making projects and question-and-answer sessions.
The following episode(s) will be screened:
Episode 1: Change
This episode features artists who bear witness, through their work, to transformation—cultural, material, and aesthetic—and actively engage communities as collaborators and subjects. Ai Weiwei, El Anatsui, and Catherine Opie are featured.
Thursday 5-4-2012 Time: 3-4 pm evening local time in Palestine
Episode 2: Boundaries
This episode presents artists who synthesize disparate aesthetic traditions, present taboo subject matter, discover innovative uses of media, and explore the shape-shifting potential of the human figure. David Altmejd, assume vivid astro focus, Lynda Benglis, and Tabaimo are featured.
Monday 9-4-2012 Time: 3-4 pm evening local time in Palestine
Episode 3: History
In this episode, artists play with historical events, explore and expose commonly held assumptions about historic ‘truth’, and create narratives based on personal experiences. Marina Abramović, Glenn Ligon, and Mary Reid Kelley are featured.
Thursday 19-4-2012 Time: 3-4 pm evening local time in Palestine
Episode 4: Balance
Through sculpture, paintings, and installations, the artists in this hour grapple with equilibrium and disequilibrium as they create highly structured works that challenge conventional notions of perception and representation. Rackstraw Downes, Robert Mangold, and Sarah Sze are featured.
Thursday 26-4-2012 Time: 3-4 pm evening local time in Palestine
The International Academy of Art, Palestine aims to be a pioneering institution in Palestine concerned with developing and advancing the practice and knowledge of contemporary art through learning capacity building and resource networks through innovative programmes and its institutional model.