ART21 SCREENING SEASON 9: SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
Season 9 of Art in the Twenty-First Century charts art-making in three urban centers across three continents: Berlin, Johannesburg, and the San Francisco Bay Area. From the post-Cold War cultural and economic rebirth in Berlin, to the dramatic fall of apartheid in South Africa and the technological boom in the Bay Area, the twelve artists and one non-profit art center highlighted in this season respond to the forces that have shaped the places where they live and work, while pursuing their personal visions for a better future.
The artists in this season examine the complicated histories of colonization, war and migration, offer new perspectives on our interactions with technology and the environment, critique our conceptions of gender, sexuality and race, and ultimately inspire us to see our world in new ways.
San Francisco Bay Area features Creative Growth Art Center, and artists Katy Grannan, Lynn Hershman Leeson, and Stephanie Syjuco.