A person is addressing the camera and making a gesture with their hand, standing in front of an illuminated artwork projected on the wall behind them. The artwork, titled "Civitas Solis II", is a large scale installation made of polycarbonate sheet, acrylic mirror, LED lighting and electronic wiring.

The Multifaceted Video Art of Diana Thater | Brilliant Ideas Ep. 19

About the Series

In the Brilliant Ideas series, each half hour show gets up close and personal with some of the most fascinating artists in the world today to understand their thoughts and questions about their works and lives to inspire, provoke and excite audiences. To explore the true impact of their stories, Brilliant Ideas interviewed 77 living artists over three years in multiple locations around the world, ranging from Europe, Africa, Asia, South East, Mexico, and the US. Highlighting in-depth observance of the artist’s behind the scenes and creation processes, the series captured groundbreaking conversations with the artists and many voices around the globe to rethink and question our perspectives through the artists’ continual work of crossing the boundaries of creativity.

The series started featuring from Grayson Perry, Cornelia Parker, Michael Joo, Yinka Shonibare, Mariko Mori, Luke Jerram, Danny Lane, Bharti Kher, Francesco Clemente, Ellen Gallagher, Jaume Plensa, Subodh Gupta, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Theaster Gates, Xu Bing, Lee Bul, Simon Denny, Zhang Huan, Diana Thater, Conrad Shawcross, Wangechi Mutu, N.S. Harsha, Heri Dono, Ali Banisadr, Ahn Kyuchul, Marina Abramović, U-Ram Choe, Michael Craig Martin, KAWS, Cai Guo-Qiang, Abdoulaye Konaté, Olafur Eliasson, Marc Quinn, Cao Fei, Elmgreen & Dragset, Martin Creed, Samson Young, Do Ho Suh, Tiffany Chung, Antony Gormley, William Kentridge, Sopheap Pich, Maggi Hambling, Random International, Kimsooja, Sun Xun, Wilhelm Sasnal, Ragnar Kjartansson, Charles Lim, Philippe Parreno, Thomas Struth, Chiharu Shiota, Yayoi Kusama, Ai Weiwei, Pipilotti Rist, Phyllida Barlow, SUIKO, Nicholas Hlobo, Damián Ortega, Sonia Boyce, FX Harsono, Liu Wei, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Yeondoo Jung, SUPERFLEX, Danh Vo, teamLab, Takahiro Iwasaki, Tony Cragg, Haroon Mirza, Im Heung-soon, Anri Sala, Rana Begum, Kader Attia, Richard Mosse, Mark Bradford, Rirkrit Tiravanija.

About the Program

Bloomberg Brilliant Ideas

From 2015-2018, Hyundai Motor and Bloomberg partnered to produced “Brilliant Ideas,” a series of 30-minute episodes profiling over 70 of the most exciting artists working today, including Choe U-Ram, Simon Denny, Theaster Gates, Yayoi Kusama, Wangechi Mutu, Lee Bul, SUPERFLEX, and Yinka Shonibare. Our partnership with Bloomberg creates opportunities for audiences worldwide to connect across boundaries by engaging with art and new ideas. “Brilliant Ideas” remains available to stream for free online, and is followed by the “ART + TECHNOLOGY” series, which continues to release new episodes through Spring 2024.

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