"I still think the social function of art is that kind of negative aesthetic. Otherwise there’s no social function for it."
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