Step 1: Choose the Art21 documentary on ONE CITY of your choice to watch from the last three seasons of Art 21

SEASON 10 – 2020 :  London, Bejing Borderlands

SEASON 9 – 2018 San Francisco, Johannesburg, Berlin

SEASON 8 – 2016  Vancouver, Chicago, Los Angeles, Mexico City

Or another city of your choice. Link:

Art in the Twenty-First Century — Art21The only series on television in the U.S. to focus exclusively on contemporary visual art and artists, Art in the Twenty-First Century is a Peabody Award-winning biennial program that allows viewers to observe the artists at work, watch as they transform inspiration into art, and hear how they struggle with both the physical and visual challenges of achieving their visions.Art in the Twenty-First Century airs on PBS in the U.S. Watch full episodes on and through PBS streaming apps.Art21

Step 2: Everyone in the group: watch the video. Take notes on the artist’s names, titles of their artworks, themes, interesting ideas. Think about how each artist and artwork is a response or reflection on society.

Step 3: Choose 3 artists from the video (or from other research) who work in the city to focus on for your presentation. Do additional research at the Library, artist’s websites. Find articles and books related to your city and artists to use as evidence in your presentation.  You can use image, quotes, and information from your research; list sources.

Step 4: Prepare a 10 slide (minimum) POWERPOINT presentation on the global city and the 3 artists in that city that you learned about in the documentary or through additional research. In your presentation, you should: Provide basic information on the city and country: location, demographics, history, politics, intro to its culture, map of location. Discuss at least 3 artists (biography, techniques, goals of their art) and discuss at least two artworks from each artist (give title, date, show images, explain). Answer the question: how does each of the 3 artists respond society– to the political, social, environmental, identity, and/or cultural issues of their time and their location/city? 

Step 4. Present in class with your group in class (15 mins per presentation, plus discussion). Upload PPT to BB.