Our acclaimed weekly television series and online destination Artbound, will continue to document the cultural issues of our times, providing critical in-depth analysis of how the arts and culture affect our society. Artbound season seven premieres Tuesday, Nov. 17 on KCET (Southern California) at 8 p.m. and nationwide on Monday, Nov. 23 at 8 p.m. PT/ET on Link TV (available on DirecTV channel 375 and DISH network 9410).
The debut episode of season seven delves into the concept of "Mundane Afrofuturism," a new theory of the Black aesthetic of the 21st century. "Afrofuturism," a term that originated in the early 1990s to theorize Black culture and explore new expressions of Black art.
Created in collaboration with the award-winning creative studio Ways and Means, along with artist and filmmaker Martine Syms, "The Mundane Afrofuturist Manifesto" examines the tension between conventional, segregated channels of media distribution and the Black imagination. Through a close reading of works by four Southern California artists engaged with problems of representation, the episode will walk through their artistic and creative processes as well as discuss inspirations. The episode features in-depth interviews with novelist Tisa Bryant, musician/producer Delroy Edwards, film programmer Erin Christovale and visual artist Nicole Miller.
Also featured this season:
Artbound collaborates with the Museum of Contemporary Art showcasing upcoming exhibitions, historical segments, artist documentaries, and original video art pieces created in collaboration with artists, musicians and fashion designers. Features interviews with museum director Philippe Vergne and MOCA's new chief curator, Helen Molesworth.
User Voted Episode
Based on the most popular user-voted stories on Artbound, including: "Good Design Is for Everyone: The Evolution of Low-Income Housing in L.A."; "The Spirit of North Shore"; "Drummer Peter Erskine"; "Will Art School Adjuncts Unionize?"; and "El Mac: Making the Ordinary Extraordinary."
Charles Fletcher Lummis: historian, photographer, ethnographer, archaeologist, poet, librarian, Indian rights and historic preservation activist. This documentary explores the fascinating life and legacy of one of California's most iconic figures.
User Voted Episode
Based on the most popular user-voted stories on Artbound, including: "The Chicana/o Printmakers of 'Estampas de la Raza'"; "Junk Dada: The Stories Behind Noah Purifoy's Joshua Tree Sculptures"; "Alma Ruiz: Former MOCA Curator Discusses Three Decades at the Institution"; and "At the Epicenter: Cristopher Cichocki's New Earth Art."
Artists and National Parks
Artists have created art in national parks since the late 19th century when famed Hudson River School painters captured the majestic views of our nation's western parks. Artbound celebrates the sights and sounds in national parks today that continue to inspire artists in more than 50 residency programs across the country. In conjunction with the 100th year anniversary of the National Park System.
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