Art 21 PBS Documentary: Johannesburg
Thursday, February 21, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Soper Reese Theatre
On Thursday, February 21, at 7:00 pm the Soper Reese Theatre will screen the second in a four-part series chosen from the award winning “Art In the Twenty-First Century (Art21)” program produced by PBS. Viewers will travel the world to meet the leading creative visual artists of our time who draw upon their relationships with the locations and people where they live and work.
The February show visits Johannesburg, South Africa, and chronicles the work of four artists. Until his passing in 2018, David Goldblatt photographed the people, landscapes, and architectural structures of South Africa, using photography as a means of social criticism. Nicholas Hlobo uses art to explore both his identity as a gay Xhosa man and issues of masculinity, sexuality, and ethnicity in South African culture. Zanele Muholi creates work that asserts the presence of South Africa’s historically marginalized and discriminated LGBTI community. For young artist, Robin Rhode, urban walls become his canvases, static images are put into motion, and the artist becomes a performer and street interventionist.
Future Segments in the Series
On March 21 pioneering Berlin artists, Nathalie Djurberg, Hans Berg, Olafur Elasson, Hiwa K, and Susan Philipsz talk about how and why they create. The final show, on April 25, looks at the subject of Ecology and takes viewers behind the scenes to experience the creative processes of four international artists.
The series is sponsored by Michael Adams and by an anonymous donor. Donations gratefully accepted at the door.
The Soper Reese Theatre is located at 275 So. Main St., Lakeport. For more information see www.soperreesetheatre.com or call 707-263-0577.