Art:21 Film Series

Art:21 Film Series

Films with Fisher@USC
  • Dates:
    Tuesday, January 15, 2013
    Tuesday, February 12, 2013
    Tuesday, March 12, 2013
    Tuesday, April 16, 2013
  • Time:
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
  • Campus:
    University Park Campus
  • Venue:
    USC Fisher Museum of Art (HAR)
  • Cost:
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Art in the Twenty-First Century introduces audiences to a diverse range of established and emerging artists working today, and to the art they are producing now. 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 accomplished contemporary artists.


Episode 1: Change
January 15, 2013 Noon – 1PM

This episode features artists who bear witness, through their work, to transformation—cultural, material, and aesthetic—and actively engage communities as collaborators and subjects. Artists include Ai Weiwei, El Anatsui, and Catherine Opie.

Episode 2: Boundaries
February 12, 2013 Noon – 1PM

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. Artists include David Altmejd, assume vivid astro focus, Lynda Benglis, and Tabaimo.

Episode 3: History
March 12, 2013 Noon – 1PM

In this episode, artists play with historical events, explore and expose commonly held assumptions about historic 'truth', and create narratives based on personal experiences. Artists include Marina Abramović, Glenn Ligon, and Mary Reid Kelley.

Episode 4: Balance
April 16, 2013 Noon – 1PM

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. Artists include Rackstraw Downes, Robert Mangold, and Sarah Sze.

This event is produced in collaboration with Art21, Inc., a non-profit contemporary art organization serving artists, students, teachers, and the general public worldwide. 


Image:Catherine Opie. "Justin Bond," 1993. From the series "Portraits." C-print; 20 x 16 inches. Edition of 8, 2 AP. Courtesy of Regen Projects, Los Angeles. © Catherine Opie.

Feature image: Catherine Opie. "Untitled #5 (Inauguration Portrait)," 2009. From the series "Inauguration." C-print; 16 x 24 inches. Edition of 5, 2 AP. Courtesy of Regen Projects, Los Angeles. © Catherine Opie.