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Art In The Twenty-First Century: Boundaries

Season six of ART IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY includes 13 profiles of artists from five continents gathered into four, one-hour thematic episodes: "Change," "Balance," "History" and "Boundaries." This episode features artists David Altmejd, the collective assume vivid astro focus (avaf), Tabaimo and Lynda Benglis, who synthesize disparate aesthetic traditions, present taboo subject matter, discover innovative uses of media, and explore the shape-shifting potential of the human figure.

David Altmejd's "The Eye," 2008. Wood and mirror; 129 1/2 x 216 1/2 x 144 1/2 inches overall. Installation at Gallery Met at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York, NY, October 13, 2008-January 30, 2009.

David Altmejd's "The Eye," 2008. Wood and mirror; 129 1/2 x 216 1/2 x 144 1/2 inches overall. Installation at Gallery Met at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York, NY, October 13, 2008-January 30, 2009.

Credit: Courtesy of Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York. © David Altmejd

Tabaimo's "public conVENience," 2006. Video installation; dimensions variable. Installation veiw of "YOROYORON: Tabaimo," Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, June 3-August 27, 2006.

Tabaimo's "public conVENience," 2006. Video installation; dimensions variable. Installation veiw of "YOROYORON: Tabaimo," Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, June 3-August 27, 2006.

Credit: Courtesy of Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo and James Cohan Gallery, New York. © Tabaimo

Lynda Benglis's "Psi," 1973. Enamel silver paint and sparkles on plaster, cotton bunting and aluminum screen; 83.8 x 33 x 38.1 cm. Collection John Cheim.

Lynda Benglis's "Psi," 1973. Enamel silver paint and sparkles on plaster, cotton bunting and aluminum screen; 83.8 x 33 x 38.1 cm. Collection John Cheim.

Credit: Courtesy of Cheim & Read, New York. © Linda Benglis / Licensed by VAGA, New York

assume vivid astro focus. "assume vivid astro focus," 2003. Mixed media installation; dimensions variable. Indatllation at Deitch Projects, New York.

assume vivid astro focus. "assume vivid astro focus," 2003. Mixed media installation; dimensions variable. Indatllation at Deitch Projects, New York.

Credit: Courtesy of Deitch Projects, New York. © assume vivid astro focus. Photo: Tom Powell Imaging

assume vivid astro focus. "Trava Ciclope," 2011. Color pigment on paper; 41 x 33 cm each.

assume vivid astro focus. "Trava Ciclope," 2011. Color pigment on paper; 41 x 33 cm each.

Credit: Courtesy of Casa Triangulo. © assume vivid astro focus. Photo: Edouard Fraipont

Lynda Benglis. "Phantom," 1971. Polyurethane foam with phosphorescent pigments; 102 x 420 x 96 inches. Union Art Gallery, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas.

Lynda Benglis. "Phantom," 1971. Polyurethane foam with phosphorescent pigments; 102 x 420 x 96 inches. Union Art Gallery, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas.

Credit: Courtesy of Cheim & Read, New York. © Linda Benglis/Licensed by VAGA, New York

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