Artbound Season 11 primary image - Mekala and his father

Artbound Season 11 (Preview)

Now on its eleventh season, "Artbound" is an Emmy® award-winning arts and culture series that examines the lives, works and creative processes of arts and culture innovators making an impact in Southern California and beyond. A new season premieres Wed., Sept. 30 at 9 p.m. PT on KCET. The series will subsequently air Fri., Oct. 2 on PBS SoCal at 8 p.m. PT and Tues., Oct. 6 on Link TV via DirecTV (channel 375) / Dish Network (channel 9410) at 10 pm ET/PT.  Each episode will also be streaming online following its broadcast on kcet.org/artbound, pbssocal.org/artbound and linktv.org/artbound as well as on Amazon, YouTube, Roku, Apple TV and the free PBS App. 

Light & Space– Wed., Sept. 30 at 9 p.m. on KCET

A look into the art works of Robert Irwin, Larry Bell and Helen Pashgian and their exploration of perception, material, and experience in the Light and Space movement.

“The New West Coast Sound: An L.A. Jazz Legacy– Wed., Oct. 7 at 9 p.m. on KCET

Growing up amongst jazz legends within the deep musical traditions of Leimert Park, drummer Mekala Session and his peers grapple with how to preserve this rich legacy—striving to carry forward the tenets that took root in the work of Horace Tapscott and his Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra. This is the story of Los Angeles’ emerging generation of community-focused Black musicians.

CURRENT:LA FOOD– Wed., Oct. 14 at 9 p.m. on KCET

In October of 2019, through the Department of Cultural Affairs and the Institute of Contemporary Art, the city of Los Angeles hosted a city-wide public art triennial around the topic of food. Activating public parks throughout the city, artists created works to to spark conversation about what it means to live in Los Angeles and how to work together for a sustainable and hopeful future.

The Watts Towers Arts Center– Wed., Oct. 21 at 9 p.m. on KCET

The Watts Towers Arts Center was founded by artists and educators in the 1960s and has been a beacon of art and culture in the community for decades. This episode features the work of artists including Noah Purifoy, John Outterbridge, Betye Saar, Charles White and Mark Steven Greenfield.

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Light & Space

In a world filled with noise, distractions and chaos, a number of artists seek to push the boundaries of perception and experience. The Light and Space movement of the 1960s explored minimalism with a uniquely Californian spin — with a keen attention to the interaction of light and space. Crucially, the materials these artists relied on to create these perceptual experiences emerged from the postwar aerospace industry and its advances.

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The New West Coast Sound: An L.A. Jazz Legacy

Growing up amongst jazz legends within the deep musical traditions of Leimert Park, drummer Mekala Session and his peers grapple with how to preserve this rich legacy—striving to carry forward the tenets that took root in the work of Horace Tapscott and his Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra. This is the story of Los Angeles’ emerging generation of community-focused black musicians.

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CURRENT:LA FOOD

In October of 2019 the city of Los Angeles through the Department of Cultural Affairs and the Institute of Contemporary Art organized a city-wide exhibition of public art and events based around the theme of food. Each artist interpreted a different aspect or issue surrounding food or food systems in the city from climate change, to food access, civic engagement to waste and recycling. Activating public parks throughout the city, artists created works to spark conversation about what it means to live in Los Angeles and how to work together for a sustainable and hopeful future.

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The Watts Towers Arts Center

The Watts Towers Arts Center was founded by artists and educators in the 1960s and has been a beacon of art and culture in the community for decades. This episode features the work of artists including Noah Purifoy, John Outterbridge, Betye Saar, Charles White and Mark Steven Greenfield.

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