If you’re a modern art lover but you don’t get PBS or any of the major, public broadcasting channels, you may just want to get on www.satellitetv-hq.com to get that squared away. Why? One word: Art:21.
Art:21 – Art in the 21st Century is a biennial miniseries that has been going strong since 2001. Art:21 explores the world of modern art and features a different set of modern artists in each episode – united by a common theme or motivation that drives their work and their visions.
Where the show truly succeeds is in its ability to feel, overall, like a well-crafted and surreal, artistic experience. Despite the show being pitched as a kind of documentary about modern art, you never get that academic, surgical feeling of a documentary. Everything from the intro sequence to the music to the cinematography feels like an expert execution and a work of art in its own right.
To watch the show is to literally be taken into the mind and world of some of the most imaginative and creative artists in the country. That’s why, if you love art and you love the artists – if you are passionate about the modern arts, you can’t let Art:21 pass you by.