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Virtual | AT Local: NoCal Film Night – Art21’s Art in the Twenty-First Century: Borderlands

February 18, 2021 @ 8:30 pm

Tanya Aguiñiga
8:30pm ET | 7:30pm CT | 5:30pm PT

Join ArtTable’s Northern California Chapter for a virtual film night to watch and discuss Art21’s Borderlands, an episode in the 10th season of their Art in the Twenty-First Century series. Following the film, we’ll be joined by Lolita Fierro, Associate Director, Major Gifts & Special Events at Art21 to discuss the episode.

The film screening will take place from 5:30 – 6:30 PT (7:30-8:30pm CT, 8:30-9:30pm ET), and the discussion from 6:30 – 7:15 PT (8:30-9:15 CT, 9:30-10:15pm ET). Members are welcome to join for just the discussion if they would prefer to view the film on their own time.

This program is free for ArtTable Members only. Not a member? Join today!

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About the Episode

A vast geography encompassing open deserts and densely populated metropolises, the borderland between the United States and Mexico has long been a site of political conflict, social struggle, and intense creative ferment. Taking a new curatorial and filmmaking approach, Art21 connects and juxtaposes a group of acclaimed artists as they work along the U.S.-Mexico border, interweaving their stories to chronicle the creative responses to one of the most divisive moments in the history of this area. From an epic interactive searchlight installation along the El Paso–Juárez divide to a deeply personal performance at the Tijuana border wall, these artists consider the border as an open wound, a theatrical stage, a political podium, a studio, and a contradictory landscape that features both ugliness and beauty.

This episode explores how contemporary art can reveal the new and unexpected. It asks viewers to question their preconceived notions of a place seemingly made familiar by mass media. Ultimately, the artists featured in this hour challenge themselves and audiences to embrace a more empathetic view of one of the most contested areas in North America.

This event is presented in collaboration with Art21, a nonprofit global leader in art education. Art21 produces preeminent films about today’s leading visual artists and education programs that inspire creativity worldwide.

Thank you to Lucy Lydon, Director of Luce Productions and member of ArtTable NoCal’s Executive Committee for making this program possible. 

Image: Tanya Aguiñiga at her Los Angeles studio. Production still from the Art21 television series “Art in the Twenty-First Century,” Season 10, 2020. © Art21, Inc. 2020


February 18, 2021
8:30 pm
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