"For us, the idea of having a work that has contradictions is very important—when, in affirming something, it includes itself and attacks itself. How can you put together all of these things that have nothing to do with each other? You use glue! Glue can be an idea, a word. You can use an ideological glue."
How do contemporary artists engage politics, inequality, and the many conflicts that besiege the world today? How do artists use their work to discuss or oppose misery, turmoil, and injustice? The "Art in the Twenty-First Century" documentary “Protest” explores these questions in the work of the artists Jenny Holzer, Alfredo Jaar, An-My Lê, and Nancy Spero.
Major underwriting for "Art in the Twenty-First Century" Season Four provided by: National Endowment for the Arts; Public Broadcasting Service; Agnes Gund and Daniel Shapiro; Nathan Cummings Foundation; Bloomberg; The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; Bagley Wright Fund; W.L.S. Spencer Foundation.
Lead education sponsor for "Art in the Twenty-First Century" Season Four: JPMorgan Chase