"I still think the social function of art is that kind of negative aesthetic. Otherwise there’s no social function for it."
How does contemporary art address the idea of consumption? How do artists question commonly held assumptions about commerce, mass media, and consumer society? The "Art in the Twenty-First Century" documentary “Consumption” explores these questions through the work of the artists Barabra Kruger, Michael Ray Charles, Matthew Barney, Andrea Zittel, and Mel Chin.
Major underwriting for "Art in the Twenty-First Century" Season One provided by: Robert Lehman Foundation, Inc; Public Broadcasting Service; National Endowment for the Arts; Corporation for Public Broadcasting; Rockefeller Brothers Fund; Agnes Gund and Daniel Shapiro; The Allen Foundation for the Arts; The Broad Art Foundation; The Jon and Mary Shirley Foundation; Bagley Wright Fund; The Rockefeller Foundation; The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; The Foundation-to-Life.done reading