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"Artbound" is documentary series that delves into the art and culture of Southern and Central California. Through broadcast episodes and multimedia projects, "Artbound" brings to light the region’s rich cultural legacy and diversity. Now on its ninth season, "Artbound" is the winner of multiple Emmys, Golden Mikes and Press Club awards.
The role of "Artbound" is not just to record, report and broadcast the cultural stories of our time and our region; our aim is to create mechanisms — be it partnerships, projects or online tools — through which audiences participate in an ongoing narrative.
Stay tuned for new episodes coming 2018.
The highly skilled labor of artisans migrating from Mexico and Latin America are the backbone of high-end design and retail in Los Angeles.
In this new season, Artbound travels back to pre-industrial Los Angeles to explore one of its key and most controversial figures – Charles Lummis.
In this episode of Artbound, we visit the Zorthian Ranch artist community in Altadena.
"Artbound" celebrates Black History Month with a special episode featuring the work of African American artists.
"Artbound" explores art created amidst social upheaval.
Season 6, Episode 3
Artbound explores the architectural past and present in Southern California.
Season 6, Episode 4
What happens when collecting becomes more than a hobby? A new series of short documentary films, in partnership with USC Libraries, profiles four "L.A. as Subject" collectors who have obsessively focused on a narrow slice of Southern California history.
Season 6, Episode 5
An Artbound special episode on the Otis Report on the Creative Economy: Using key data from the newest issue of the report, the documentary explores the vibrant network of creativity in Southern California, examining how creative businesses are investing in community building and driving economic activity in Boyle Heights; the network of industries involved in the denim manufacturing of boutique denim firm Buck Mason; the underlying educational network and issues of access to arts education at Inner-City Arts; the triangulation between artist, gallerist, and major museum as seen in the
Season 6, Episode 7
This "Artbound" special episode, in partnership with MOCAtv, features The Museum of Contemporary Art's current programming, including an Elaine Sturtevant retrospective and exhibition "William Pope.L's Trinket." The episode also features Martine Syms, Jeffrey Vallance, Jasmin Shokrian, and music videos by Devin Kenny and Teengirl Fantasy.
Season 7, Episode 1
A new framework for black diasporic art production is taking shape in contemporary Los Angeles. The season seven premiere of "Artbound" explores "Mundane Afrofuturism," an hour-long special that proposes a new theory of the black aesthetic of the 21st century. Created in collaboration with the award winning creative studio Ways and Means, along with artist and filmmaker Martine Syms, the episode explores the tension between conventional, segregated channels of media distribution and the black imagination.
Season 7, Episode 2
Artbound collaborates with the Museum of Contemporary Art to feature videos from their channel MOCAtv. The series showcases exhibitions, historical segments, artist documentaries, and original video art pieces created in collaboration with artists, musicians and fashion designers. The episode also features interviews with Museum Director Philippe Vergne, and leading curators.
Professional skateboarder Amelia Brodka examines the skateboarding industry's approach to how it markets, promotes and supports women in its sport.KCET Original
This film explores the complex issues that have been raised by the increasingly life-like sex robots.KCET Original
This film explores the difficult choices that lead to trafficking of young women in Romania.KCET Original
A rare and vivid insight into the shadowy, brutal world of human trafficking.KCET Original
Filmmaker Richard Smith consults the leading international scientific experts to connect the dots between geology and economy and provide the big-picture view of oil.KCET Original