Take 55 minutes to view this opening-season episode, "Change", from Art21. The show features Los Angeles-based documentary photographer Catherine Opie, Ghanaian-born "found-object" sculptor El Anatsui (once you've seen his gorgeous work, you don't forget it), and Ai Weiwei, arguably China's most famous artist and human rights activist. Those unfamiliar with these artists will be well-rewarded by these personal profiles.
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Catherine Opie at The Guggenheim
Catherine Opie at Art21
Holland Cotter, "A Midcareer Retrospective of Catherine Opie at the Guggenheim", The New York Times, September 25, 2008
El Anatsui at Art21
El Anatsui at Jack Shainman Gallery (Images)
El Anatsui at National Museum of African Art
"A Conversation with El Anatsui", ArtInfo, March 18, 2010
Ai Weiwei at Art21
"Ai Weiwei: The 2011 TIME 100"
Alison Klayman's Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
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