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Letter from London

Letter from London: Dearth in Venice

Letter from London

Letter from London: Dearth in Venice

There’s a school of thought that claims that any large-scale survey of art conducted in any year in history will have its share of peaks and troughs, but holding the …

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Maybe reviving the art market can take a page from Herb and Dorothy Vogel. Herb & Dorothy is a documentary playing now, that recounts the inspiring tale of how a …

New guest blogger: John d’Addario

New guest blogger: John d’Addario

Thanks to Sharon Butler of Two Coats of Paint for three weeks of fabulous posts. Be sure to follow her daily musings back on her blog here. Up next is …

Art21 Exclusive

Ida Applebroog | Inspiration

Art21 Exclusive

Ida Applebroog | Inspiration

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS EXCLUSIVE: Ida Applebroog discusses her life as an “image scavenger” in her New York studio, while working on her “Photogenetics” series—a blend of …

Behind the Scenes: A Bird’s Eye View of Art21’s Production Process

Behind the Scenes: A Bird’s Eye View of Art21’s Production Process

Producing the Art:21 series feels a lot like creating a work of art. One of the big revelations in working on the series is the tremendous amount of detail, planning, …

Wodiczko Perforates Polish Pavilion with “Guests”

Wodiczko Perforates Polish Pavilion with “Guests”

Entitled Goście / Guests, Krzysztof Wodiczko’s exhibition greets visitors to the Venice Biennale’s Polish Pavilion with the words of political theorist Hannah Arendt: “Refugees driven from country to country represent …

BOMB in the Building

Flash Points

An interview with Carrie Mae Weems by Dawoud Bey

BOMB in the Building

Flash Points

An interview with Carrie Mae Weems by Dawoud Bey

We’re back! Keep your eye on this column in the months to come as BOMB Magazine highlights Season 5 artists and themes, with excerpts of new and vintage interviews from …

Meet the Season 5 Artist: Carrie Mae Weems

Meet the Season 5 Artist: Carrie Mae Weems

The above video is excerpted from the Season 5 episode Compassion, premiering on Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at 10pm (ET) on PBS (check local listings). Compassion features three artists — …

Another artist worth reading

Another artist worth reading

Owing to its timeless insights about artmaking and life, art teachers traditionally assign Ashcan School painter Robert Henri’s 1923 collection of writing,  The Art Spirit, to beginning painters. The newly-released …

Flash Points

Arts Stimulus Funding & the Art Economy Part 2: Talking to the House Arts Caucus Co-Chairs

Flash Points

Arts Stimulus Funding & the Art Economy Part 2: Talking to the House Arts Caucus Co-Chairs

A few months ago, I went to the Bronx for a studio visit with an accomplished artist, John Fekner, whose personal brand of street graphics helped define a tumultuous era …

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Straight from the Source

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Straight from the Source

New media tools are a rich addition to an art teacher’s toolbox and the Web is overflowing with opportunities to discover new artists and art forms. Here in San Francisco, …

Flash Points

Arts Stimulus Funding & the Art Economy Part 1: By the Numbers

Flash Points

Arts Stimulus Funding & the Art Economy Part 1: By the Numbers

Talking about federal arts funding in America can be very confusing because of the many facts and figures. So, in an effort to understand the current and historic levels of …

Letter from London

Letter from London: YBA Baracas

Letter from London

Letter from London: YBA Baracas

There is a new display of contemporary British art at Tate Britain entitled Classified, whose title picks up on a number of predilections and inferences of the works it shows, …

Flash Points

Art21 Exclusive

Meet the Season 5 Artist: William Kentridge

Flash Points

Art21 Exclusive

Meet the Season 5 Artist: William Kentridge

The above video is excerpted from the Season 5 episode Compassion, premiering on Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at 10pm (ET) on PBS (check local listings). Compassion features three artists — …

Our #1 FAQ: How does Art21 choose artists?

Our #1 FAQ: How does Art21 choose artists?

Color-correcting a John Baldessari painting at an online facility during the final phase of post-production. The most frequently asked question at Art21 has always been “How do you pick the …

Flash Points

New Flash Points Topic: Compassion

Flash Points

New Flash Points Topic: Compassion

In celebration of the fifth season of Art:21—Art in the Twenty-First Century, premiering this fall on PBS, we are accelerating the Flash Points format, tying the next round of topics …

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Curators Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos/UNstudio have invited 12 artists to exhibit work at Fort Asperen, a 19th century defense tower in the Netherlands. “Retreat” is the central theme …

Biennale Breaks New Ground: Inaugurating the Internet Pavilion

Biennale Breaks New Ground: Inaugurating the Internet Pavilion

There is no question that the Internet is transforming the way we experience art. A few weeks ago, Art21 tweeted that data released by the NEA indicates that visits to …

Flash Points

The value of didactic art and the gift economy—from object ownership to object affiliation

Flash Points

The value of didactic art and the gift economy—from object ownership to object affiliation

There is quite a tradition around visualizing information that reaches beyond the more familiar pie charts and quantifications used in science and commerce, dealing with the communication of complex thought …

Flash Points

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio: Corey J. Escoto

Flash Points

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio: Corey J. Escoto

Corey Josiah Escoto is an artist based in St. Louis, MO. He also happens to be a tranquil, discreet, and steady 26 year-old art surprise who acts, talks, and walks like …

Art21 Exclusive

Richard Tuttle | Art & Life

Art21 Exclusive

Richard Tuttle | Art & Life

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS EXCLUSIVE: Richard Tuttle discusses his philosophical relationship to art and life in his New Mexico studio. Richard Tuttle commonly refers to his art …

In Celebration of Online Archives

In Celebration of Online Archives

In 2006, the Smithsonian Archives of American Art began digitizing all of the Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner papers, photographs, and ephemera in their archives. Now that the 15,096-image collection …

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Wrestling with the Past: A TwCA 2008-2009 Roundup

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Wrestling with the Past: A TwCA 2008-2009 Roundup

It’s been quite a year. Quite an academic year, that is. Between the country voicing a collective NO to four more years of the same Bushed policies and Bernie Madoff …