"I still think the social function of art is that kind of negative aesthetic. Otherwise there’s no social function for it."
Trailer for Season 7 (2014) of the Peabody Award-winning series, Art in the Twenty-First Century. Featured artists include: Tania Bruguera, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Leonardo Drew, Omer Fast, Thomas Hirschhorn, Elliott Hundley, Katharina Grosse, Graciela Iturbide, Joan Jonas, Wolfgang Laib, Trevor Paglen, and Arlene Shechet.
Providing unique access to some of the most compelling artists of our time, the new season features a dozen artists from the United States, Europe, and Latin America, and transports viewers to artistic projects across the country and around the world. In locations as diverse as a Bronx public housing project, a military testing facility in the Nevada desert, a jazz festival in Sweden, and an activist neighborhood in Mexico, the artists reveal intimate and personal insights into their lives and creative processes.
As in past seasons, each one-hour episode in Season 7 is organized around a theme that connects the artists. Season 7 features episodes on Investigation, Secrets, Legacy, and Fiction. Season 7 premieres October 24, 2014 on PBS (check local listings).