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ART IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY: Fiction

Katharina Grosse at Amaral Custom Fabrications in Bristol, Rhode Island.
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Katharina Grosse at Amaral Custom Fabrications in Bristol, Rhode Island.

Airs Friday, November 14, 2014 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV

Omer Fast at his home in Berlin, Germany.
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Omer Fast at his home in Berlin, Germany.
Joan Jonas at her home/studio in New York, New York.
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Joan Jonas at her home/studio in New York, New York.

Providing unique access to some of the most compelling artists of our time, Season 7 features a dozen artists from the United States, Europe and Latin America, and transports viewers to artistic projects across the country and around the world. In locations as diverse as a Bronx public housing project, a military testing facility in the Nevada desert, a jazz festival in Sweden and an activist neighborhood in Mexico, the artists reveal intimate and personal insights into their lives and creative processes. Each episode is organized around a theme that connects the artists: "Investigation" (Oct. 24), "Secrets" (Oct. 31), "Legacy" (Nov. 7) and "Fiction" (Nov. 14).

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"Fiction" - What makes a compelling story? Exploring the virtues of ambiguity, Omer Fast, Katharina Grosse and Joan Jonas mix genres and merge aesthetic disciplines to discern not simply what stories mean, but how and why they come to have meaning.

This series is produced by Art21. Art21 is on Facebook, Instagram, tumblr, and you can follow @ART21 on Twitter.

ART IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY: Katharina Grosse
ART IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY: Omer Fast
ART IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY: Joan Jonas
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