Art in the Twenty-First Century

PBS | 9:00 pm

Season 9 of this enthralling visual arts series visits three new cities with a vibrant art scene to explore the relationship between local artists and place — specifically, the one in which they live and work. In the first of tonight’s new back-to-back hours, the series travels to Johannesburg, South Africa, the artistic capital of the continent’s sub-Saharan region. The four featured artists come from different places, yet they all want to use their art to pursue their visions for a beautiful future. An hour on Berlin immediately follows.