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Yearly Archives: 2011

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | Tales for Our Time: Amy Cutler’s Prints

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | Tales for Our Time: Amy Cutler’s Prints

  Fantastical narrative is a guiding principle for many artists who have come to prominence in the past decade; Amy Cutler and Dana Schutz are foremost among these.  Both possess …

Flash Points

All I Can Feel Is the Pressure and the Need For Release

Flash Points

All I Can Feel Is the Pressure and the Need For Release

  Perhaps ignorantly thinking that the culture wars related to David Wojnarowicz were over, I originally intended to reflect on the long-term effects of A Fire In My Belly (1986-7) in HIDE/SEEK: Difference …

Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | F for Fre$h: Beverly Fre$h on Artist Grants

Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | F for Fre$h: Beverly Fre$h on Artist Grants

F stands for Fre$h. Beverly Fre$h, that is. Artist, performer, rap star, and former corporate graphic designer, Mr. Fre$h found his first flicker of fame when he was included in …

Teaching with Contemporary Art

But Wait, There’s More

Teaching with Contemporary Art

But Wait, There’s More

Feeling a little under the weather this week, so as a pick-me-up I decided to write about some of the phenomenal stuff happening at Art21. Kind of like an education …

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | East Meets West

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | East Meets West

Before I start, I must establish one thing: I’m from the east coast. My veins bleed the blood of Nor’easters, Dunkin’ Donuts, baseball rivalries, and the art and cultural Mecca …

Open Enrollment

Introducing New Open Enrollment Blogger Sarah Merianos!

Open Enrollment

Introducing New Open Enrollment Blogger Sarah Merianos!

  We’re pleased to introduce the Art21 Blog’s readers to our newest Open Enrollment writer, Sarah Merianos, who joins the Open Enrollment team for the upcoming Winter/Spring semester. Sarah’s first …

Bound: The Printed Object in Context

Bound | Municipal de Fútbol

Bound: The Printed Object in Context

Bound | Municipal de Fútbol

During the 1980s and ’90s, the city of Los Angeles saw its public spaces radically re-purposed. When the sun went down, strolling the streets and public parks of certain neighborhoods became …

Bound: The Printed Object in Context

New Column! Introducing “Bound: The Printed Object in Context”

Bound: The Printed Object in Context

New Column! Introducing “Bound: The Printed Object in Context”

We’re pleased to announce our newest column, Bound: The Printed Object in Context, written by “Centerfield” alum Meg Onli. Bound looks at a side of publications that’s rarely discussed: the book’s …

Imagery, concept, and sound: Stephen O’Malley of Descent, Burning Witch, Hyperion Ensemble, Sunn O)))

Imagery, concept, and sound: Stephen O’Malley of Descent, Burning Witch, Hyperion Ensemble, Sunn O)))

  [Ed. note: We’re squeezing in one more post from Amelia Ishmael before we introduce our next blogger-in-residence later this week. Enjoy!] Stephen O’Malley is a wildly prolific musician and …

Do Ho Suh. Fallen Star (sketch), 2011. Courtesy of the artist and The Stuart Collection, University of California, San Diego.

Art21 New York Close Up

Weekly Roundup

Art21 New York Close Up

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup Do Ho Suh addresses displacement and “home,” Bruce Nauman finds inspiration in Native America, Jason Schwartzman celebrates John Baldessari, and more. Do Ho Suh‘s Fallen Star is under …

From the stage to the studio | Terence Hannum: unholy bows, negative litanies, and amidst throngs

From the stage to the studio | Terence Hannum: unholy bows, negative litanies, and amidst throngs

  Terence Hannum is a musician and studio artist who has recently relocated from Chicago to Baltimore to teach at Stevenson University. I first met Terence shortly after moving to …

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio |Storm Janse van Rensburg

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio |Storm Janse van Rensburg

  Storm Janse van Rensburg is a South African curator and Senior Curator of the Goodman Gallery group currently based in Cape Town (CT), South Africa.  Van Rensburg began his …

On View Now

On View Now | I See A Darkness: Warhol and Lichtenstein, Shadows and Mirrors en Abyme

On View Now

On View Now | I See A Darkness: Warhol and Lichtenstein, Shadows and Mirrors en Abyme

  “People are always calling me a mirror, and if a mirror looks into a mirror, what is there to see?” – Andy Warhol In the current exhibition at the …

Teaching with Contemporary Art

How Much Is That?

Teaching with Contemporary Art

How Much Is That?

“How much is that?” or “How much is that worth?” are popular questions students ask, especially when teaching with contemporary art. Often I find myself embarrassed having to admit that …

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | Talking Shop, Lurking Around Presses

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | Talking Shop, Lurking Around Presses

Is art school relevant? Good question. Are galleries? Museums? The rotary telephone? High heeled shoes? It’s all a matter of perspective, I suppose. There are some people out there with …

Open Enrollment

Introducing New Open Enrollment Blogger Jenn Pascoe

Open Enrollment

Introducing New Open Enrollment Blogger Jenn Pascoe

  As the end of the year and the end of the Fall semester looms, we’re slowly rolling out our new roster of Open Enrollment bloggers, who will be joining …

Mark Titchner: More noise, more silence, sigils, and word viruses

Mark Titchner: More noise, more silence, sigils, and word viruses

  In September of this year I traveled to Wolverhampton, U.K. to present some of my research on Black Metal and contemporary art to the Home of Metal Conference, a …

Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

Set Me Free! Performa 2011 Part II: Beyond the Biennial

Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

Set Me Free! Performa 2011 Part II: Beyond the Biennial

If moribund is defined as an adjective for that which is approaching death or obsolescence, then perhaps it is the best word to describe my experience of Performa’s last week. This …

Barbara Kruger. Floor piece for the Pinakothek der Moderne.

Art21 New York Close Up

Weekly Roundup

Art21 New York Close Up

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup Barbara Kruger designs in Munich, Josiah McElheny reflects a mirage, Laurie Anderson joins the Occupy movement, Jeff Koons get under your skin, Lucas Blalock intervenes digitally, and much more. …

Inspired Reading

Inspired Reading | Alena Williams on Nancy Holt

Inspired Reading

Inspired Reading | Alena Williams on Nancy Holt

  Nancy Holt, perhaps best known for her Sun Tunnels installed the Utah desert, is currently the subject of a traveling exhibition, Nancy Holt: Sightlines, curated by Alena Williams. The exhibition originated at …

Hunter Hunt-Hendrix: “My stance right now is that everything I ever make will be Transcendental Black Metal”

Hunter Hunt-Hendrix: “My stance right now is that everything I ever make will be Transcendental Black Metal”

  Hunter Hunt-Hendrix’s work first caught my attention a year and a half ago when I came across his manifesto “Transcendental Black Metal” in Hideous Gnosis, a published compendium of the …

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | ASCO and Activisim in Pacific Standard Time

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | ASCO and Activisim in Pacific Standard Time

  When I moved to LA from Northern California, my Bay Area friends accused me of taking up with a city that was historically cultureless and apolitical.  If Pacific Standard …

Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | Did You Apply?

Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | Did You Apply?

The other week, my non-sexual digital boyfriend’s laptop crashed.  Our nightly online video chats were reduced to boring phone conversations.  He said he lost years of writing: pages of journaling, …

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Occupy This

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Occupy This

Yinka Shonibare MBE says in his season 5 segment that he would like to have the “trappings of wealth” himself, even though he may be criticizing it. And being made …

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | A History Lesson

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | A History Lesson

“First my father and my mother—both immigrants newly arrived on these shores—and then I and my late brother, Joseph, as well as many of the people who would become my …

Gastro-Vision | Performing Cotton Candy in a Land of Cockaigne

Gastro-Vision | Performing Cotton Candy in a Land of Cockaigne

  Will Cotton’s candy and pastry-filled landscapes have come to life in recent years, taking the form of a posh pop-up bakery in 2009, and a year later, forming the …

Support Art21: Donate to the 2012 Annual Fund

Support Art21: Donate to the 2012 Annual Fund

Dear Friends: The support of many friends, partners, and sponsors has made for an extremely productive year at Art21! Highlights of 2011 include: The Peabody Award for William Kentridge: Anything …

Gast Bouschet and Nadine Hilbert: Vibrations of Light and Sound, to trigger seismic molecular events, to shake the wall, to break down barriers

Gast Bouschet and Nadine Hilbert: Vibrations of Light and Sound, to trigger seismic molecular events, to shake the wall, to break down barriers

  Earlier this year Gast Bouschet and Nadine Hilbert responded to a call for entries I posted for two separate curatorial endeavors: one for the Black Metal theory journal Helvete, …

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

Centerfield: Art in the Middle With Bad at Sports | An Interview with Thomas Comerford

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

Centerfield: Art in the Middle With Bad at Sports | An Interview with Thomas Comerford

Thomas Comerford is an experimental filmmaker from Chicago with a background in performance and sculpture. His current work considers ideas of place, and the relationship of history to our physical …

Flash Points

How to Fire a Quaker Cannon: Tactical Gestures of Critical Discourse

Flash Points

How to Fire a Quaker Cannon: Tactical Gestures of Critical Discourse

  Beginning with the notion of a gallery as a charged or loaded space, Vancouver-based artists Erik Hood and Sam Willcocks produced a fleeting gesture based on military traditions and …

New Guest Blogger: Amelia Ishmael

New Guest Blogger: Amelia Ishmael

  Thanks to our previous guest bloggers Claire Breukel and Tina Acevedo of Dirty Pink 305 for their tour of the Miami art scene and their cogent analyses of a …

Allora & Calzadilla. THE STATE: The Coming Insurrection

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup Allora & Calzadilla explore causes of discontent, Paul McCarthy channels aggression, the Red Hot Chili Peppers pay homage to Raymond Pettibon, Laurie Anderson is sampled, and …

5 Questions for Contemporary Practice

5 Questions for Contemporary Practice with Ben Kinmont

5 Questions for Contemporary Practice

5 Questions for Contemporary Practice with Ben Kinmont

  This past month, I encountered Ben Kinmont’s work for the first time, appropriately enough at the Fales special collection in New York University’s Bobst library. Walking through the double …

Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

Gimme Shelter | Performa 2011: Performance Art Is Dead. Long Live Performance Art!

Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

Gimme Shelter | Performa 2011: Performance Art Is Dead. Long Live Performance Art!

November brings with it the sweeping Performa 2011 Biennial, filling theaters, galleries, churches and plazas across New York City. This is the fourth Biennial to date, and the most far-reaching, ambitious …

Ten Years of Art Fairs, Two Weeks in an Artist’s Lifetime

Ten Years of Art Fairs, Two Weeks in an Artist’s Lifetime

With Art Basel Miami Beach only two weeks away, we are all holding our breath in anticipation of the flurry of events that will be taking place throughout South Beach and …

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Taking Note

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Taking Note

This week I want to share what seems like a simple idea… While many of us insist that students keep sketchbooks or journals in our classes, it isn’t as popular …