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Hank Willis Thomas. "Believe It" from the Fair Warning series. Courtesy the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

Hank Willis Thomas: Believe It.

Hank Willis Thomas: Believe It.

Nettrice Gaskins interviews artist Hank Willis Thomas about his work in the exhibition “Believe It,” on view at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta.

Ai Weiwei. "Grass-Mud Horse Style," (2012). Image courtesy of the artist.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has the latest news on Gabriel Orozco, Fred Wilson, Laurie Simmons and other artists featured in Art21’s programs and documentaries.

Flash Points

Eleanor Antin Takes Over @Art21 on Twitter Today at 2pm EST!

Flash Points

Eleanor Antin Takes Over @Art21 on Twitter Today at 2pm EST!

Today, artist Eleanor Antin will take over the @Art21 Twitter account to perform a special reading from 2:00–3:00 p.m. EST. Please follow along!

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | When Rock Star Fantasies Go Too Far

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | When Rock Star Fantasies Go Too Far

Catherine Wagley looks at several LA shows that occupy the slippery space between truth and reality.

Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | Having It Both Ways

Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | Having It Both Ways

Kelsey Nelson delves into Vladimir Nabokov’s and Roland Barthes’ diametrically opposed methods of interpreting art and texts, and asks, is it possible to have it both ways?

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Feedback Control

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Feedback Control

Giving good quality feedback can sometimes make the difference between students completing mediocre assignments and high quality works of art. This week I want to offer some suggestions for what to do when students are “done” but we know they aren’t.

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | Forbidden Topics and Sheesh, Haven’t I Seen That Before?

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | Forbidden Topics and Sheesh, Haven’t I Seen That Before?

Guest columnist Katherine Pulido wonders if all the original ideas are already taken…and finds the inspiration to keep on going in a clever, Sol LeWitt-inspired video.

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

Center Field | Two Histories of the World: Part Two

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

Center Field | Two Histories of the World: Part Two

Caroline Picard looks at “Two Histories of the World,” a two-part exhibition taking place at two different venues and at two different points in time.

Eleanor Antin Takes Over @Art21 on Twitter

Eleanor Antin Takes Over @Art21 on Twitter

Artist Eleanor Antin will take over the @Art21 Twitter account to perform a special reading on Friday, October 26, from 2:00–3:00 p.m. EST.

New Guest Blogger: Alex Allenchey

New Guest Blogger: Alex Allenchey

The Art21 Blog’s newest blogger-in-residence is Alex Allenchey, a Brooklyn-based writer.

Judy Pfaff. Humming in 5 Parts, 2012. Photo courtesy of the artist and Ameringer McEnery Yohe.

Art21 New York Close Up

Weekly Roundup

Art21 New York Close Up

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has news on Eleanor Antin, Judy Pfaff, Rashid Johnson and other artists featured in Art21’s programs and documentaries.

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision | Lucy + Jorge Orta: Food-Water-Life

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision | Lucy + Jorge Orta: Food-Water-Life

Nicole Caruth on Lucy + Jorge Orta, whose first major traveling exhibition “Food-Water-Life” is now up at Tufts University Art Gallery in Boston.

Art21 Exclusive

Exclusive | Rackstraw Downes: Some Painters

Art21 Exclusive

Exclusive | Rackstraw Downes: Some Painters

Watch Art21’s latest Exclusive video, where Rackstraw Downes describes why he views the work of some long-deceased painters to be relevant to his own contemporary practice.

Accessing Knowledge Through Platform for Pedagogy

Accessing Knowledge Through Platform for Pedagogy

Taylor Trabulus talks to the founder of Platform for Pedagogy, a weekly email bulletin containing curated lists of public lectures and forums taking place in NYC.

Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

Gimme Shelter | The Rush of Fall Part 1: Archive of a Deluge

Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

Gimme Shelter | The Rush of Fall Part 1: Archive of a Deluge

Marissa Perel surveys a number of recent performance works taking place in and around Brooklyn.

“Terror and the Narrative Tendency”: A Book by Artist David Roesing

“Terror and the Narrative Tendency”: A Book by Artist David Roesing

Taylor Trabulus looks at an artist’s book focusing on the 2002 Beltway Sniper attacks.

Revolution 2.1

Revolution 2.1 | Talkin’ ‘Bout My Revolution

Revolution 2.1

Revolution 2.1 | Talkin’ ‘Bout My Revolution

Safa Samiezade’-Yazd on the power of protest signs and the concise, author-less slogans they bear.

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin | Art Hangover, Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin | Art Hangover, Berlin

Ali Fitzgerald looks back on Berlin Art Week and a busy past month of art events in the city.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Exploding a Theme

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Exploding a Theme

This week began with one of my advanced classes looking into the paintings of season 6 artist, Rackstraw Downes. As students start up a thematic series of their own work I wanted to see if we could “explode a theme” and “frame” Downes’ paintings in three different ways- as a topic, a theme, and as a question.

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | Think About the Void

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | Think About the Void

Lindsay Preston Zappas asks her fellow Cranbrook students, “How do you distract yourself from studio stress in order to open up fresh creative space?”

Alchemy of Inspiration

Alchemy of Inspiration I Picasso Redux

Alchemy of Inspiration

Alchemy of Inspiration I Picasso Redux

Jessica Lott looks at “Picasso Black and White,” on view at the Guggenheim Museum in New York through January 23, 2013.

Word is a Virus

Word is a Virus | New Releases in Artist-Run Journals: MATERIAL and Prism of Reality

Word is a Virus

Word is a Virus | New Releases in Artist-Run Journals: MATERIAL and Prism of Reality

Carol Cheh looks at two artist-run journals, both of which provide compelling textual windows into L.A.’s rich community of artists and artistic practices.

Alfredo Jaar. Muxima, 2005. Video, color. 36'. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Lelong, NY.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has news on Alfredo Jaar, William Kentridge, Mark Dion and other artists featured in Art21 programs and documentaries.

Art21 New York Close Up

NYCU | Erin Shirreff Takes Her Time

Art21 New York Close Up

NYCU | Erin Shirreff Takes Her Time

Our latest New York Close Up is now live! Watch as Erin Shirreff discusses the creation of her recent video projection, “Lake,” 2012.

Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | Disorderly Conduct: The Imperfect Librarians

Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | Disorderly Conduct: The Imperfect Librarians

Erin Sweeny on the “new Order” governing her post-graduate life, where any sense of normalcy or routine has largely disappeared.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Visionary Studios: Getting Started

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Visionary Studios: Getting Started

Anyone who knows me often asks about how I coordinate three jobs. I teach two high school classes and serve as department chair in my school district, work as Art21’s …

For Those Who Seek It: Peradam Publishing Group

For Those Who Seek It: Peradam Publishing Group

Taylor Trabulus talks to Elizabeth Jaeger and Sam Cate-Gumpert of Peradam Publishing Group, which encourages artists to experiment with new materials and formats.

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | The One in Which I Accidentally Got Political.

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | The One in Which I Accidentally Got Political.

After watching the first Presidential debates, Sarah Merianos wonders, should we (as artists, as practitioners, as supporters) keep up the good fight, or let federal funding for the arts die out?

New Guest Blogger: Taylor Trabulus, Artist and Curator, NYC

New Guest Blogger: Taylor Trabulus, Artist and Curator, NYC

The Art21 Blog’s newest blogger-in-residence is Taylor Trabulus, an artist and curator based in New York.

© Mary Heilmann; Private Collection, London. Foto Alex Delfanne

Art21 New York Close Up

Weekly Roundup

Art21 New York Close Up

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has news on An-My Lê, Raymond Pettibon, Kiki Smith and other artists featured in Art21 programs and documentaries.

New Kids on the Block

New Kids on the Block | The Right Stuff

New Kids on the Block

New Kids on the Block | The Right Stuff

When it comes to art-making and artists, what does it mean to have “the right stuff?” Jacquelyn Gleisner’s new column explores this and other questions.

New Kids on the Block

New Column: New Kids on the Block

New Kids on the Block

New Column: New Kids on the Block

The Art21 Blog’s newest column is “New Kids on the Block,” which features interviews with up-and-coming younger artists working in a range of media.

Art21 Exclusive

Exclusive | El Anatsui: Language & Symbols

Art21 Exclusive

Exclusive | El Anatsui: Language & Symbols

Our latest Exclusive video features El Anatsui discussing the role of language and symbols in his artwork.

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | All Hallows’ for the Print World: New York Print Week

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | All Hallows’ for the Print World: New York Print Week

New York Print Week is almost upon us. Here’s Sarah Kirk Hanley’s guide to the events.

Work, Get Paid, Re-invest, and Then Work Some More

Work, Get Paid, Re-invest, and Then Work Some More

Brendan Carroll talks to midcareer artist Paula Hayes about how she cultivates a thriving studio practice and re-invests income to fund new work.

On View Now

On View Now | Andy Warhol and the Anxiety of Effluence

On View Now

On View Now | Andy Warhol and the Anxiety of Effluence

Max Weintraub reviews the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibition “Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years,” which aims to account for Warhol’s influence on other artists.