Season 8 features sixteen artists from four cities—Chicago, Los Angeles, Mexico City, and Vancouver—revealing how they engage the culture around them and how art allows viewers to see the world in new ways.

Included in the new season are Natalia Almada, Edgar Arceneaux, Nick Cave, Minerva Cuevas, Stan Douglas, Theaster Gates, Brian Jungen, Barbara Kasten, Liz Larner, Tala Madani, Liz Magor, Damián Ortega, Pedro Reyes, Diana Thater, Jeff Wall, and Chris Ware.

watch now

Full episodes and preview clips are available to watch instantly on,, and PBS streaming apps. (Full episodes are available to stream only from within in the U.S.)

The Season 8 DVD is available for pre-order through Episodes are also available on iTunes.


Browse a selection of artwork surveys, as well as production stills from Season 8, through image slideshows on, released weekly leading into the September broadcast premiere.

behind the scenes

Visit the ART21 Magazine for exclusive behind-the-scenes features, including interviews with the filmmakers, as well as photographs taken during the production of the new season.

educator resources

The Season 8 Educators' Guide and Screening Guide are available as free downloadable resources to accompany the new broadcast season. Find these and other resources for educators at


With the help of hundreds of partners, Season 8 episodes will be shown across the U.S. and around the world as part of the ART21 Screening Society. Visit the ART21 Screening Society to learn how to host your own screening.


Panel: Chris Ware, Gary Panter, and Hillary Chute
Moderated by Tina Kukielski, ART21 Executive Director
Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL, USA)
October 14, 2016, 6:00 p.m.

Exhibition: On Space and Place—Contemporary Art from Chicago, Los Angeles, Mexico City and Vancouver
Organized by DePaul Art Museum in partnership with ART21
DePaul Art Museum (Chicago, IL, USA)
September 15–December 18, 2016

Screening of Vancouver + Q&A with artist Liz Magor
Organized by The Contemporary Art Gallery and The Cinematheque in partnership with ART21
The Cinematheque (Vancouver, BC, CAN)
September 27, 2016, 6:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

Screening of Chicago + conversation with artists Chris Ware, Barbara Kasten, and Theaster Gates
Black Cinema House (Chicago, IL, USA)
September 27, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

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