"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."
From Season 6 of "Art in the Twenty-First Century"
Preview for the episode "Balance" from Season 6 of "Art in the Twenty-First Century" (2012), featuring artists Rackstraw Downes, Robert Mangold, and Sarah Sze.
In what ways can art convey equilibrium or disequilibrium? What is reality? How do artists perceive and express it? This episode features artists whose works explore the distinctions between balance and imbalance, and demonstrate that the smallest change in a line, a formal element, or a structure can be a radical proposition.
"Balance" premieres Friday, May 4, 2012 at 9:00 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings).