‘Art 21’ Comes to COA

BAR HARBOR — The work of some of the world’s best contemporary artists will be on screen on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 4:15 p.m., at College of the Atlantic, when it airs an episode from the Public Broadcasting Company’s “Art:21, Art in the Twenty-First Century.”


The screening, in the college’s McCormick Lecture Hall, will be introduced by series co-creator Susan Dowling, who will also be present to talk about the series and contemporary art after the screening. The essence of the program is the artists speaking directly about their inspirations and ideas, with in-depth profiles and dynamic behind-the-scenes footage. This year, COA is presenting an episode called “Compassion,” that features artists exploring the possibility of understanding and reconciling past and present while exposing injustice and expressing tolerance for others.

Among the artists represented are South African William Kentridge; Carrie Mae Weems who takes inspiration from colloquial forms such as a joke, song, plea or rebuke to create photographic series; and Doris Salcedo of Columbia who draws from the oppressive history of her country to create sculpture.

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