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Art in the Twenty-First Century: San Francisco, Johannesburg, Berlin

  • Hyde Park Art Center South Cornell Avenue Chicago, IL 60615 United States (map)

When: December 1st, 8th, and 15th @ 1:00pm
Where: Hyde Park Art Center, 2nd Floor Pond

Pentimenti is pleased to partner with Art21 to present all three episodes of Season 9 of Art in the Twenty-First Century at the Hyde Park Art Center throughout December. All screenings are free and open to the public!

Dec. 1st: San Francisco Bay Area
Dec. 8th: Johannesburg
Dec. 15th: Berlin

Each episode 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.

As each artist draws inspiration from their surrounding communities, they also travel to museums and public spaces internationally to share their work, reminding us of the increasingly global nature of the world we live in. 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.

Included in the new season are Creative Growth Art Center, Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg, Olafur Eliasson, David Goldblatt, Katy Grannan, Nicholas Hlobo, Hiwa K, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Zanele Muholi, Susan Philipsz, Robin Rhode, and Stephanie Syjuco.

Credit line: “San Francisco Bay Area,” 2018; “Johannesburg,” 2018; “Berlin,” 2018 from Art21’s Art in the Twenty-First Century series, Courtesy Art21, founded 1997,