CBC Arts: Exhibitionists

Hosted by actor, playwright and educator Amanda Parris, CBC Arts: Exhibitionists explores the diverse artists who are refreshing, reimagining and revolutionizing art in Canada.

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Episodes Season 1

  • 1. Episode 1

    The premiere episode of Exhibitionists is your ticket to dynamic arts from all parts of our country. And for our first show, we're talking about "beginnings." We follow first-time feature director Stephen Dunn on the nervous-making day of his film premiere, see two dancers of different genres mash up their styles for an upcoming performance, meet a Japanese-Canadian artist with a new baby, and hear internationally renowned hip hop choreographer Lenny Dela Pena reveal a life-changing moment from his childhood. And there's more! This is only the beginning - for Exhibitionists.

  • 2. Episode 2

    An eye-popping package of original video content from filmmakers across the country.

  • 3. Episode 3

    Exhibitionists takes a trip into the wild this week with an episode about "landscape."

  • 4. Wanderlust

    *Exhibitionists* follows the path of some artists on the move, in this week's episode called "Wanderlust." They include: an artist who takes a vacation to Bali and never looks back, Jennifer Podemski, who opens up about how travelling can change your world, and Toronto artists who team up with kids from Cape Dorset to look at creativity in the Great White North.

  • 5. Episode 5

    *Exhibitionists* visits artists who are tackling what gives them shivers of "Fear." You'll meet: a choreographer with the opening night jitters, Halifax's legendary Neptune Theatre that turns spooky after dark, and a wonderfully weird video by Toronto collectives Team Macho and DSP Work Archive.

  • 6. Language

    *Exhibitionists* takes a look at artists who are inventing their own vocabulary in this episode called "Language." From TALWST, a visual artist using some tiny things to communicate some big ideas, to Masia One, a Chinese-Canadian rapper taking Jamaican reggae culture to Asia, this episode artists are translating, defining, and creating.

  • 7. Episode 7

    This episode a young poet who tore up Instagram with a single photograph, a visual artist whose performance could be called back-breaking, plus electronic musician Peaches tells a story of when art equals danger.

  • 8. Episode 8

    On this episode a visual artist wields 50,000 pieces of LEGO; a Toronto musician who bucks the norm with her anima style and theremin playing, and a Montreal street artist takes you along for the ride. And that’s not all!

  • 9. Episode 9

    In this week's episode: Fucked Up go opera, and a feminist DJ bares all.

  • 10. Episode 10

    A show about people who create and why they do it with host Amanda Parris.

  • 11. Episode 11

    In this episode: feminists have some drinks and take some shots at Christmas films, a glassblower creates a magical land for the holidays, and designer Karim Rashid just might hate Christmas.

  • 12. Episode 12

    Today on the show an artist crafts fine armour...for cats and mice, Emilie Carrey (aka Sparx) takes her game to a beatbox battleground, and emerging filmmaker Morgan Tams wanders the Sahara Desert.

  • 13. Episode 13

    A journey through the snow with adventure photographer Paul Zizka; artist Maylee Todd creates some intimacy; and DNTO Sook-Yin Lee opens up in a game of Cultural Speedround. Plus more arts stories!

  • 14. Episode 14

    An artist is created by one terrifying and life-changing moment. Artists and musicians who are making their mark, and our favourite internet spots of the week.

  • 15. Episode 15

    On Exhibitionists this week a hair artist sets up shop in Vancouver, Youtube sensation Johnny O reviews your favourite dance videos, and filmmaker Mina Shum tries not to break her parents' hearts.

  • 16. Episode 16

    This week Exhibitionists visits visionary poet and artist d'bi.young anitafrika, young Vancouver painter Lauren Brevner discovers the real power of social media, plus more!

  • 17. Episode 17

    This week Exhibitionists visits the Yukon to watch a b-boy group windmill in the snow, Obsidian theatre in its 15th year, and introducing the Amelie of Montreal, an arts story that sounds like a fairytale, plus more!

  • 18. Episode 18

    This week on Exhibitionists, visit Zun Lee at the iconic Gladstone hotel to wade through hundreds of polaroids, CBC host Tom Power answers our Cultural Speedround questions, behind the scenes with Studio Black from Nova Scotia, and the drunk feminists take on the Oscar nominees.

  • 19. Episode 19

    A powerhouse line-up of impressive women for our International Women's Day show... a slam poet on domestic violence and a evocative photographer showing us what it means to be a woman, and an electronic musician sounds off with an unusual endorsement.

  • 20. Episode 20

    Exhibitionists' tribute to the Canadian Screen Awards with artists nominated for awards, the Second City performers riffing on CSA nominated films, Sol Friedman's speech for how to lose a CSA (again), and two minutes on a cultural speedwalk with Dustin Milligan from X Company and Schitt's Creek.

  • 21. Episode 21

    An artist who was bullied as a kid wouldn't have dreamed she'd be on the cover of Elle Canada today, Canada Reads authors give you a behind-the-scenes look at penning their first line, and Drake hangs out all over a university campus, kind of. This and more arts stories on this week's Exhibitionists.

  • 22. Episode 22

    A night in Seoul, Korea, with a hot Toronto band, a poet who wants his work to live forever, a painter who’s transforming the way we see Saskatchewan, and comedian Norm Macdonald with a Cultural Speedround on this episode of Exhibitionists.

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