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What's Cookin': The Art21ndex

What’s Cookin at the Art21 Blog: A Weekly Index

What's Cookin': The Art21ndex

What’s Cookin at the Art21 Blog: A Weekly Index

Brrrrrr… it’s cold over here in NYC.  I hope you all are staying warm wherever you are. Meanwhile, here’s What’s Cookin: Nicole Rounds Them Up! This week you’ll read about …

Art21 Exclusive

William Kentridge | “Breathe”

Art21 Exclusive

William Kentridge | “Breathe”

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS Shot in his Johannesburg studio in South Africa, William Kentridge reveals the process behind the video work Breathe — a component of the …

Inside the Artist's Studio

Remembering artist and friend Flo McGarrell

Inside the Artist's Studio

Remembering artist and friend Flo McGarrell

Flores McGarrell I lost my voice. Incredibly frustrating because I have a lot I need to say right now. I just make ridiculous squeaking sounds. […] I think I should …

Gastro-Vision

The Fruit of Experience

Gastro-Vision

The Fruit of Experience

Fallen Fruit Collective formed six years ago through a project by artists David Burns, Matias Viegener, and Austin Young for the Journal of Aesthetics and Protest. The trio created a …

Looking at Los Angeles

Hollis Frampton Revival

Looking at Los Angeles

Hollis Frampton Revival

Last November, I attended a panel discussion, held at LACMA, on photographs of man-altered landscape. The images in question—coolly composed prints by Stephen Shore, Lewis Baltz, and Robert Adams, among …

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Transcendent: Vija Celmins and Kimsooja

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Transcendent: Vija Celmins and Kimsooja

Recently I was engaged in a little debate about whether contemporary art can truly be transcendent — taking us beyond the range of normal perception to some place else, some …

Flash Points

Flash Points: Art + the Environment Wrap-Up

Flash Points

Flash Points: Art + the Environment Wrap-Up

The natural world is a marvel, a playground, an intrinsic adventure, a multi-layered curiosity, an embodiment of fear and  absolute wonderment. It is an artists’ gym where one can exercise …

Grand Canyon Journal 2: Let’s Get Medievalist on that Crevasse

Grand Canyon Journal 2: Let’s Get Medievalist on that Crevasse

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2CqTsHQ78U] With the haunting mix of bodily certainty and existential confusion that characterizes a case of morning wood, the naked, supine torso of Ed Harris comes to sudden erection in a …

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup you’ll read about Tasmanian wolves, patented patterns, cartoon anthropomorphism, ancient mythology, portico projections, and a big gift: Bestiarium, a large-scale survey exhibition of watercolor paintings by …

What's Cookin': The Art21ndex

What’s Cookin at the Art21 Blog: A Weekly Index

What's Cookin': The Art21ndex

What’s Cookin at the Art21 Blog: A Weekly Index

Have you ever … …wanted to live on an island? Andrea Zittel did …so she’s making one! If you are in Indianapolis, visit the IMA and meet the “park ranger” …

Join Us for Culture Wars!

Join Us for Culture Wars!

For those of you who will be in the New York metropolitan area this Thursday, we invite you to participate in a NEW trivia event inspired by contemporary art and …

Art21 Bloggers’ Top Tens of 2009 and the 2000s

Art21 Bloggers’ Top Tens of 2009 and the 2000s

Yes, we know January is more than halfway over and it’s a bit late for yet another compilation of Top Tens. But we’ve been busy speaking and planning the next …

Art21 Exclusive

Paul McCarthy | Animatronic Designer Jon Dawe

Art21 Exclusive

Paul McCarthy | Animatronic Designer Jon Dawe

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS Animatronic Designer Jon Dawe reveals the process behind the robotic creature effects in artist Paul McCarthy’s sculpture Bush and Pig. Dawe’s previous work, …

Andrea Zittel's Island at 100 Acres

Flash Points

The Island in 100 Acres: An Interview with Andrea Zittel

Flash Points

The Island in 100 Acres: An Interview with Andrea Zittel

Andrea Zittel talks with IMA Conservator Richard McCoy about her island project in 100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park.

Grand Canyon Journal 1: Fly-over

Grand Canyon Journal 1: Fly-over

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quDXr3gJpgk] A few weeks ago, I was flying from St. Louis to Los Angeles on one of those clear, bright winter afternoons that makes America look like a Björk video. …

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Wonder-Igniters: An Interview with Abbe Futterman

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Wonder-Igniters: An Interview with Abbe Futterman

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of visiting The Earth School in New York’s East Village and at one point noticed a science classroom through a small window …

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

Examining Roles and Investigating Responses; a Conversation with Rebecca Uchill

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

Examining Roles and Investigating Responses; a Conversation with Rebecca Uchill

IMA conservator Richard McCoy talks with former IMA curator and current MIT PhD student Rebecca Uchill about the creation of the IMA’s Variable Art Team and the evolving roles of those that care for contemporary art.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Sports, the human body and Gap t-shirts come together in this MLK day weekly roundup: Sports and masculinity are central themes of Hard Targets, an exhibition at Ohio State University’s …

Letter from London

Letter from London: Avatarnation!

Letter from London

Letter from London: Avatarnation!

What was it like before the internet was invented? Can you remember? Where did all that pent-up aggression go before you were able to express your rage with the world …

New guest blogger: Karthik Pandian

New guest blogger: Karthik Pandian

Thanks to Joel Holmberg for guest blogging this last fortnight. Up next is Karthik Pandian. Karthik is an artist and writer based in Los Angeles. He is represented by Richard …

What's Cookin': The Art21ndex

What’s Cookin at the Art21 Blog: A Weekly Index

What's Cookin': The Art21ndex

What’s Cookin at the Art21 Blog: A Weekly Index

Ready… set …GO!!! Letter from London: Memento Mori:Ben Street writes to us about Emily Princes drawing installation project that counts the dead… or does it? This artist’s approach to statistics …

Art21 Exclusive

Allan McCollum | “Shapes Copper Cookie Cutters”

Art21 Exclusive

Allan McCollum | “Shapes Copper Cookie Cutters”

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS Larry Little, co-founder of Aunt Holly’s Copper Cookie Cutters with his wife Holly, describes his experiences working with artist Allan McCollum on the …

Announcing Art21 Educators 2010-2011

Announcing Art21 Educators 2010-2011

The Education staff at Art21 is launching the second year of Art21 Educators and we are now accepting applications. For those of you just hearing about this program, Art21 Educators …

Contemporary Relationships with the Landscape and Online Services: A Case Study

Contemporary Relationships with the Landscape and Online Services: A Case Study

The exhibition history and creative output of the artist Anthony Burdin is intertwined with—and often overshadowed by his nomadic lifestyle. The 2006 Whitney Biennial participant identifies himself as a recording …

Flash Points

Call for Writers: New Flash Points Topic

Flash Points

Call for Writers: New Flash Points Topic

Our new Flash Points topic, The Ethics of Art, will be launching soon and we’re inviting you to participate.  Intrigued?  Want to know more?  Keep reading! This theme will look …

Mr Deitch's Summery Treat 2006, Courtesy Saatchi Online Daily Magazine; LA's Museum of Contemporary Art, Courtesy SwankeGallery.com

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles: Pass the Deitch-ie

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles: Pass the Deitch-ie

If you’re like me, you’ve already been inundated with a whole range of opinions on MOCA’s announcement this week, and it’s only Thursday. Whether they are ultimately booing or cheering, …

Flash Points

Public Art and Sustainability

Flash Points

Public Art and Sustainability

Having recently moved to Minnesota, I became intrigued by the amount of funding and grant programs available for the arts, including many initiatives directed toward funding public art. Although asking …

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Anything Can Happen

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Anything Can Happen

Outside of Tyler Green (Modern Art Notes), I am not sure how many contemporary art-lover hockey fans are out there. There may be more, but down deep I think we’re …

Adolf Hilter (character) IMDB spreadsheet

Adolf Hilter (character) IMDB spreadsheet

When looking at the IMDB profile for Adolf Hilter (character), not Adolf Hitler (self), questions begin to emerge with regards to how one might infer a sense of the political …

BLOG THIS! Blogging the contemporary arts, a panel discussion this Friday at X-Initiative

BLOG THIS! Blogging the contemporary arts, a panel discussion this Friday at X-Initiative

WHEN Friday, January 15, 6:30 pm Please note that the Gallery is open 12 – 6 pm so arrive early if you want to view the final phase of exhibitions …

Ida Appelbroog, "Group A #9", 1969. Ink on paper, 10 5/8" x 8 1/4". Courtesy Hauser & Wirth.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week Art21 artists depict nether regions, play with light and space, bundle and fuse old toys, mirror the dandy, reimagine rooftops, photograph electricity, and display cookie cutters by the …

Letter from London

Letter from London: Memento Mori

Letter from London

Letter from London: Memento Mori

The numbers kept coming up in the daily reports. Five here, fourteen there, one day after another. And then the growing figure mounting over a thousand. Peripherally it was ever-present, …

"Dandelion" by Irving Penn

What's Cookin': The Art21ndex

What’s Cookin at the Art21 Blog: A Weekly Index

What's Cookin': The Art21ndex

What’s Cookin at the Art21 Blog: A Weekly Index

Dandelion leaves contain abundant amounts of vitamins and minerals, including Vitamins A, C and K. and are good sources of calcium in a dandelion sautee or wine…and as Irving Penn …

Art21 Exclusive

Cao Fei | Avatars

Art21 Exclusive

Cao Fei | Avatars

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS In her Beijing studio, Cao Fei reflects on the behavior of avatars in the digital environment of Second Life and the motivations behind …

On Location: Inside Art Documentary Production

Julie Mehretu & the Problem of Shooting Big

On Location: Inside Art Documentary Production

Julie Mehretu & the Problem of Shooting Big

In our new column, On Location, Art21 Director of Production Nick Ravich breaks his silence and gives you the scoop on Art21’s production comings and goings including, among other things, …

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Have Kazoo Will Travel

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Have Kazoo Will Travel

To celebrate the New Year and what are now 90 posts for the Teaching with Contemporary Art column here on the Art21 blog, I popped a bottle of champagne, played …