Basim Magdy talks about his childhood in Cairo, becoming an artist, and his experimental films.
Sally Mann’s photographs inspire new work, Maya Lin sculpts a landscape, Allora & Calzadilla explore rifts and borders, and more.
Contemporary art and artists are essential to change in the American educational system.
Writer-in-Residence Cameron Shaw follows up her first piece, “On Becoming,” with some thoughts on unbecoming in the work of Nina Schwanse.
Carrie Mae Weems tackles issues of identity and belonging, Kimsooja has a thirty-year retrospective, Ai Weiwei organizes a film program, and more.
Artist Kimsooja discusses her path to becoming an artist, her earliest influences, and her “breathing room” installations.
Artists Alec Soth, Spencer Finch, Martha Colburn, and Eleanor Antin discuss their very first jobs.
Ai Weiwei mounts 3,144 bicycles, Marina Abramović installs her version of The Scream, Alfredo Jaar creates a symphony of crying babies, and more.
New York Close Up artist Jacolby Satterwhite shares the top twenty-one songs playing in his studio.
Joy Garnett launches her new column by addressing copying and archival tendencies among contemporary artists.
Mike Kelley’s retrospective travels to New York City, Hiroshi Sugimoto is given carte blanche in Paris, Laurie Anderson is omnipresent in Austin, …
In this Exclusive David Altmejd discusses his head sculptures, saying “Some sculptors make drawings, I make heads.”
Cameron Shaw begins her online writing residency with some thoughts on what it means to become.
Social choreographer Ernesto Pujol discusses The Field School, the mobile and ephemeral classroom he founded in 2006.
An excerpt from Jessica Lott’s debut novel, “The Rest of Us,” a love story set in New York City’s art world.
Artist Allan McCollum reflects on early influences, from his famous uncle Jon Gnagy to post-war mass production and science fiction films.
Art21’s Digital Content Editor introduces the first issue of the Art21 Magazine.
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