A Smiley-faced figure waves and welcomes the viewer into a virtual gallery, a place where video portraits of New York City artists hang on the walls. Welcome to the world of ART or ... See full summary »
A Smiley-faced figure waves and welcomes the viewer into a virtual gallery, a place where video portraits of New York City artists hang on the walls. Welcome to the world of ART or something like it!, an energetic TV series that combs the boroughs of New York City to provide weekly exposure to artists young and old. The new series of 13 half-hour programs features artists of all genres, backgrounds and media - music, performance, writing, painting, photography, sculpture, film & video, and more - who share their lives and work. Written by
Brian A. Bernhard
Brilliant idea and very well executed. This is a great way to learn about relatively undiscovered talent, as well as a few names you might already know. The first season was awesome and from what I've seen of the second, it looks even better! The production quality has gone up and they got some really cool guests like Bill Plympton and Lloyd Kaufman. Unfortunately, being on CUNY TV 75 (a local cable channel here in NYC) it isn't accessible on TV everywhere, but I believe you can still watch all the episodes on the website for free. How cool is that? Everything about the show is so refreshingly independent. Even all the theme music and stuff is either by the creator of the show or various artists who have been guests.
If you are interested in any form of art - be it music, writing, acting, spoken word, photography, sculpture, film, video, whatever - you should check out this show.
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