Tuesday, October 9, 2012

PAST: SCREENING: Hillyer screens Art21 season 4, episode 1 "Romance" on WED, Oct 9th from 7:00pm - 9:00pm, Free

Art21 Access 100 Artists Screening at Hillyer
Screening of "Romance" Season 4, episode 1
Wednesday, October 9th
7:00pm - 9:00pm

This event is part of Art21's Access 100 Artists, a celebration of contemporary art and Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season One through Six, sponsored by Art21.

The screening will be followed by a discussion and refreshments for audience members.

Art21 is the preeminent chronicler of contemporary art and artists through its Peabody Award-winning biennial television series Art in the Twenty-First Century. The organization has used the power of digital media to expose millions of people of all ages to contemporary art and artists and has created a new paradigm for teaching and learning about the creative process. In addition to its PBS series and year-round series-based education and public programs efforts, Art21 has expanded its film production and educational efforts in recent years. Visit art21.org for more information.

This episode: "Romance" What role do intuition, emotion, fantasy, and escapism play in contemporary art? How do contemporary artists respond to traditionally romantic ideals such as sentimentality, pathos, and the philosophy of art for art's sake? This episode poses questions about the value of pleasure in art and features artists whose works are extended meditations on mortality, love, reality, and make-believe. Pierre Huyghe, Judy Pfaff, Lari Pittman, and Laurie Simmons are featured.

Save the date for the last screening of the series:
"Transformation" Season 5, episode 3
Wednesday, November 13th
Costumes and masks, makeup and style, dolls & mannequins, stage and cinema-what strategies do we use to refashion identity? Do we seek out excess and extremes in order to see ourselves more clearly? Whether observing and satirizing society or reinventing icons of literature, art history, and popular culture, these artists inhabit the characters they create and capture the sensibilities of our age. Paul McCarthy, Cindy Sherman, and Yinka Shonibare MBE are featured.

Hillyer Art Space
9 Hillyer Ct
Metro: Dupont Circle

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