"I still think the social function of art is that kind of negative aesthetic. Otherwise there’s no social function for it."
What new grammars and logics do artists invent in today’s supercharged, information-based society? Why do we find comfort in some systems while rebelling against others? The "Art in the Twenty-First Century" documentary “Systems” explores these questions in the work of the artists Julie Mehretu, John Baldessari, Kimsooja, and Allan McCollum.
Major underwriting for "Art in the Twenty-First Century" Season Five provided by: National Endowment for the Arts; Public Broadcasting Service; Agnes Gund; Bloomberg; The Nathan Cummings Foundation; The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; The Broad Art Foundation; Korea Foundation; The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation.done reading