Art & Photography
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African Visions is the record of a remarkable thirty-year journey. A diary of powerful images, as well as snapshots of remembered moments, of photographs of her family and of tribal visions from the African bush. The people who have shaped and coloured her life are here, spanning the decades of a continent dominated by the colonial powers, wracked by the transition to independence and now firmly in the new millennium. Fuelled by an insatiable curiosity and by a hunter's thirst for images, Mirella Ricciardi traversed the length and breadth of the continent. She has travelled on foot and in canoes, on local buses and in Landrovers, in single-engine light aircraft, in hot air balloons and on the backs of camels and elephants in search of the images and the adventures that have shaped the life and work of this unique photographer.
"Art in the Twenty-First Century" Season Six includes 13 profiles of artists from five continents gathered into four, one-hour thematic episodes: Change, Balance, History and Boundaries. Spanning the globe from Nigeria to New York City, from Beijing to Brazil, the programs reveal the artists at work and speaking in their own words as they demonstrate the power of art to alter perception, challenge convention, and change how we see the world around us. Major underwriting for "Art in the Twenty-First Century" Season Six provided by: The National Endowment for the Arts; Agnes Gund; Bloomberg ; The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; The Broad Art Foundation; The Japan Foundation; Toby Devan Lewis.