The UMW Galleries are proud to host screenings of the new season of acclaimed series ART21. Season 8 features sixteen artists from four cities—Chicago, Los Angeles, Mexico City, and Vancouver—revealing how they engage the culture around them and how art allows viewers to see the world in new ways. Included in the new season are: Natalia Almada, Edgar Arceneaux, Nick Cave, Minerva Cuevas, Stan Douglas, Theaster Gates, Brian Jungen, Barbara Kasten, Liz Larner, Tala Madani, Liz Magor, Damián Ortega, Pedro Reyes, Diana Thater, Jeff Wall, and Chris Ware.
All screenings will be held in Melchers Hall, Room 107 unless otherwise noted.
All screenings are free and open to the public.
Episode 1: Chicago
Thursday, October 6, 5:30-6:30
Chicago is a city rooted in industry and towering architecture, and artists in Chicago are disrupting urban experience through experimentation.
Episode 2: Mexico City
Thursday, October 20, Wednesday, October 19, 5:30-6:30
Mexico City artists exit their homes and studios to use the growing megalopolis as their canvas. The artists present everyday materials as artworks, mine recognizable images for their poetic potential, and take their art to the streets.
Episode 3: Los Angeles
Thursday, November 3, 5:30-6:30
While sprawling Los Angeles has world-class museums and art schools, artists working in the shadow of the entertainment industry are more “under the radar,” affording them the space and time to imagine.
Episode 4: Vancouver
Thursday, November 17, 5:30-6:30
In small and tightly-knit Vancouver, artists reframe the world through a series of sophisticated illusions. By recreating historical moments, staging photos of vernacular scenes, and crafting intricate sculptures that trick the eye, artists reveal how everyday images and moments from the past are not always what they seem.