"I still think the social function of art is that kind of negative aesthetic. Otherwise there’s no social function for it."
From Season 6 of "Art in the Twenty-First Century"
Preview for the episode "Boundaries" from Season 6 of "Art in the Twenty-First Century" (2012), featuring artists David Altmejd, Tabaimo, assume vivid astro focus, and Lynda Benglis.
Who and what limits our freedom of expression? In what ways do cultural differences affect our understanding of art and other forms of communication? How do an artist’s process and choice of medium affect our perception of his or her work? This episode features artists who synthesize disparate aesthetic traditions, present taboo subject matter, discover innovative uses of media, and explore the shape-shifting potential of the human figure.
"Boundaries" premieres Friday, April 20, 2012 at 9:00 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings).