Art

Artists, designers and curators share their work, their process and their vision. Watch TED Talks from sculptors, painters, illustrators and photographers -- and those who blur the boundaries.

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“Your soul ages faster in wartime”

Bosnian photojournalist Ziyah Gafić photographs the aftermath of conflict. (Watch his TED Talk, “Everyday objects, tragic histories.”) In his most recent book, Quest for Identit...

The artist is present. Can you see him?

Liu Bolin (TED Talk: The invisible man)  takes the artist statement to another level — by actually disappearing into what he wants to say. Bolin makes some rather bold statemen...
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The power of film

14 talks • 3h 56m
Few things are as magical as sitting back in a theater with a hushed crowd to enjoy a film, but what you see on the screen isn't everything. Hear from visionaries -- from Hollywood, Bollywood, Nollywood -- on how to make movies.

Objects of desire

12 talks • 2h 45m
An iconic painting. An ancient manuscript. A cylinder with 2600 years of history. Learn about artifacts and images that have intrigued humans for centuries, and why we find them so alluring.

The artist is in.

14 talks • 2h 52m
Why create? Artists and designers share their work, their process and their vision in these deeply personal -- and often hilarious -- talks.

Craftsmanship

11 talks • 2h 05m
What feels so good about getting your hands dirty and making something? The following talks speak to the art of craft.
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