Refuel with contemporary art. Bring your brown bag lunch to the Austin Museum of Art for screenings of the PBS documentary Art in the Twenty-First Century.
Thursday, October 8, 12-1 pm, EPISODE 4: Systems
Artists invent new processes to convey the attitudes of today’s supercharged, information-based society, examining why we find comfort in some systems while rebelling against others. Systems features artists Julie Mehretu, John Baldessari, Kimsooja , and Allan McCollum who realize complex projects through acts of appropriation or accumulation. In some instances, they create projects vast in scope, which almost elude comprehension.
Friday, October 9, 12-1 pm, EPISODE 3: Transformation
Whether observing and satirizing society or reinventing icons of literature, art history, and popular culture, the artists Yinka Shonibare MBE, Cindy Sherman, and Paul McCarthy capture the sensibilities of our age while at times inhabiting the characters they have created.
All screenings at AMOA-Downtown, 823 Congress Ave. Free admission to screenings. www.amoa.org
Co-presented by KLRU. Art 21 airs on KLRU on Wednesdays, Oct. 7, 14, 21 & 28 at 9 pm CST.