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Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Center Field | Minneapolis! Art Review and Preview

Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Center Field | Minneapolis! Art Review and Preview

When I think of Minneapolis, MN, two things typically come to mind: the first being Janet Jackson’s song “Escapade” off of her 1989 album, Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814, where …

NY Art Book Fair 2010

NY Art Book Fair 2010

This year’s NY Art Book Fair marks the departure of AA Bronson, one of the fair’s original organizers. Bronson resigned from Printed Matter only a few weeks ago, intending to …

Gabriel Orozco

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup: Gabriel Orozco is on view in Seoul, Cindy Sherman imagines the social, several artists are honored for their contributions, and more. Gabriel Orozco: Selected Works which is on …

Calling from Canada

Calling From Canada: Musée des Beaux-Arts Goes Loco for Local

Calling from Canada

Calling From Canada: Musée des Beaux-Arts Goes Loco for Local

In 1913, Marcel Duchamp created a ruckus with an assembled inverted bicycle wheel mounted on a stool. The provocateur stirred controversy soon after with more found objects, most famously a …

New guest blogger: Sarah Stephenson

New guest blogger: Sarah Stephenson

Thanks to Lily Rossebo for her series of terrific posts. Up next is Sarah Stephenson, a New York-based writer from London, via Berlin. She has written for Art In America, …

New Ways of Walking

New Ways of Walking

When I first arrived in Scotland to study in the Art, Space + Nature program, I was confronted with the question, “Are you keen on hillwalking?” Not quite sure if …

Art21 Exclusive

William Kentridge: Collaboration

Art21 Exclusive

William Kentridge: Collaboration

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE In celebration of Art21’s new feature film William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible — which premiered nationally on October 21, 2010 …

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Art21 William Kentridge: Anything is Possible

Ink | Thinking Aloud: The Prints of William Kentridge

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Art21 William Kentridge: Anything is Possible

Ink | Thinking Aloud: The Prints of William Kentridge

The recent release of William Kentridge: Anything is Possible invites exploration of the artist’s significant body of prints, which currently numbers over 400. A natural match for his artistic philosophy …

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: Feathers, Magic Mushrooms and Bicycle Tours

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: Feathers, Magic Mushrooms and Bicycle Tours

Bundle up, Berlin: winter is almost here, and it might be a long one, again. If you haven’t fallen prey to the sniffling, the sneezing, the nose-blowing and coughing, germ-spreading …

On View Now

On View Now: Tony Oursler’s Uncanny Bodies

On View Now

On View Now: Tony Oursler’s Uncanny Bodies

The video artist Tony Oursler is perhaps best known for his video projections of human faces onto the heads of small doll-like bodies.  Lying on the ground or hanging limply …

Flash Points

From the Flat Surface to the Curved Mirror

Flash Points

From the Flat Surface to the Curved Mirror

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rL3lVDrqNXY] Using variable media – taking the form of tapestry and sculpture to performance, cinema, and stereoscopic imagery— William Kentridge calculates a not so obvious curve to create socially informed …

“Near-Scientific Experiments with Humorous Side Effects”

“Near-Scientific Experiments with Humorous Side Effects”

Sometime last winter, when the days were at their shortest and the collective spirit seemed to be at its annual low, a friend gave me a DVD copy of Signer’s …

Teaching with Contemporary Art

What More Can We Ask For?

Teaching with Contemporary Art

What More Can We Ask For?

Students in my Advanced Placement class recently began a work for their portfolio inspired by the theme of loss. We spent a few days at the beginning of the unit …

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment: Coffee and Politics (Part 1)

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment: Coffee and Politics (Part 1)

Coffee and politics. They go together almost as good as politics and art. A week ago I met up with a good friend of mine for a cup of coffee …

Art21 William Kentridge: Anything is Possible

The Making of “William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible”

Art21 William Kentridge: Anything is Possible

The Making of “William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible”

The leaders of Art21’s Production Department, Eve Moros Ortega and Nick Ravich, sat down for a casual conversation about the production of William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible. Their discussion sheds …

Flash Points

Art21 William Kentridge: Anything is Possible

New Flash Points: Influence

Flash Points

Art21 William Kentridge: Anything is Possible

New Flash Points: Influence

Among the elements explored in Art21’s William Kentridge: Anything is Possible, the film looks at his many influences, from his personal background to his love of the performing arts. What …

Jenny Holzer

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In keeping with the season (and the artist on/as celebrity theme) this week’s roundup finds James Franco revisiting Bruce Nauman.  Also, Jenny Holzer inscribes the theme of anguish, a Fred …

Letter from London

Letter from London: The Time of Your Life

Letter from London

Letter from London: The Time of Your Life

Christian Marclay’s The Clock (now on show at White Cube, Mason’s Yard) is a twenty-four hour long film which, unlike other very long art films like Douglas Gordon’s Twenty-Four Hour …