Fine Art: Images Of The Future

Islamic fundamentalism, race, cultural clashes--this is the stuff of today's front pages, but the men and women TIME has selected for the latest in its series on Innovators have been exploring issues like these on canvas and in other artistic mediums for a long time, in the process changing the way painting, sculpture, film and even sound are perceived. Although the artists were chosen in the weeks before Sept. 11, it's not surprising that their approaches seem so fitting in the weeks after, because in many ways artists are the Ur-innovators. They want to change the way we see everything. They...

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