"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 "Change" from Season 6 of "Art in the Twenty-First Century" (2012), featuring artists Catherine Opie, El Anatsui, and Ai Weiwei.
How do artists respond to a world in flux? In what ways do artists act as agents of change, and what kinds of aesthetic choices do they make to express it? This episode features artists who bear witness, through their work, to transformation—cultural, material, and aesthetic—and actively engage communities as collaborators and subjects.
"Change" premieres Friday, April 13, 2012 at 9:00 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings).