social issues

social issues

Spark: Arts + Social Issues | KQED Arts

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From themes of political suppression to mankind's misuse of the land, Spark highlights work that is both spellbinding and thought-provoking. Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei delves into themes of freedom of speech and imprisonment in a large-scale art installation on the notorious former prison island of Alcatraz. David Maisel's stunning aerial photographs reveal landscapes irrevocably altered by mankind, from the eerie salt flats of Owens Lake to the open pit mines of the American West. The Market Street Prototyping Festival explores an innovative urban planning approach designed to bring new life and public art to a neglected urban corridor in San Francisco. Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony appeal to younger, more diverse audiences by creating a more contemporary classical music experience, complete with video projections, casual seating and even a bar. See broadcast times on KQED at: http://www.kqed.org/arts/programs/spark/episode.jsp?epid=293750 Hit that SUBSCRIBE button! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=kqedart Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kqedarts Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KQEDarts