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Art21 Season 6 Advance Screening

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012 – 12:00PM to 1:30PM
Gallery 400 Lecture Room
400 South Peoria Street

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About Art21: Season 6

Season Six includes 13 profiles of artists from four continents gathered into four one-hour thematic episodes. This season features pioneering artists who question tradition, create innovative forms, launch experimental media, explore natural phenomena, publicly test conceptual practices, and are amongst the most active and influential artists working today.

Gallery 400 is proud to screen two episodes from Season 6 of the Peabody Award-winning television series Art in the Twenty-First Century in advance of the broadcast premiere:


This episode features artists who bear witness, through their work, to transformation—cultural, material, and aesthetic—and actively engage communities as collaborators and subjects.

Featured Artists:

Ai Weiwei
El Anatsui
Catherine Opie


This episode features 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.

Featured Artists:

David Altmejd
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Lynda Benglis

The U.S. public broadcast premiere of Season Six begins April 13, 2012, on PBS stations nationwide.

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