"Art making is a form of alchemy, in a way, because you are trying…to make gold from nothing. When it works very well is when you manage to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary."
How do artists tell stories in their work? How does contemporary art reflect and reveal narrative traditions? How does the art of today record and describe the world around us? The "Art in the Twenty-First Century" documentary “Stories” explores these questions through the work of Charles Atlas, Kara Walker, Kiki Smith, Do-Ho Suh, and Trenton Doyle Hancock.
Major underwriting for "Art in the Twenty-First Century" Season Two provided by: National Endowment for the Arts; Public Broadcasting Service; Corporation for Public Broadcasting; The Allen Foundation for the Arts; Agnes Gund and Daniel Shapiro; Bloomberg; The Jon and Mary Shirley Foundation; Nonprofit Finance Fund; JPMorgan Chase; The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; New York Arts Recovery Fund; Peter Norton Family Foundation; New York Times Company Foundation; Dorothea L. Leonhart Foundation; Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation.done reading