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Teaching with Contemporary Art

How Can Small Gestures Provoke Big Change?

Teaching with Contemporary Art

How Can Small Gestures Provoke Big Change?

Little changes in art classrooms can have a big impact. Revolutions come in all sizes.

Booked

Reading by the Fire

Booked

Reading by the Fire

Bay Area artists, curators, and culture shifters recommend nine texts for the radical at heart.

The Walker Curates the News: 12.29.14

The Walker Curates the News: 12.29.14

From Haiti’s Ghetto Biennale to Minnesota’s Art Shanty Projects, a floating school in Lagos to Pittsburgh’s Conflict Kitchen, 32 global projects have been shortlisted for the 2015 International Award for …

The Walker Curates the News: 12.22.14

The Walker Curates the News: 12.22.14

Like Klaus Kinski in Fitzcarraldo, artist Renzo Martens wants to build an “extravagant and beautiful” arts center in the jungle, and next month he’ll begin to realize his five-year plan: …

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Ai Weiwei’s commissioned project for the Vancouver Biennale (British Columbia) was recently unveiled in Harbour Green Park. F Grass is composed of 1,328 tufts of iron that form the letter F, which can only …

The Revolution Will Be Painted

The Revolution Will Be Painted

The revolution will be painted. You will not be able to not know. You may not just be present. You will not be able to plug in, turn on, and cop out. Because the revolution will be painted.

Art21 Exclusive

Joan Jonas Lets the Ink Fly

Art21 Exclusive

Joan Jonas Lets the Ink Fly

Today’s ART21 Exclusive features Joan Jonas drawing in her Manhattan studio, and on stage at the Umeå Jazz Festival in Sweden.

Flashback

Catherine Opie: Shifting Observations

Flashback

Catherine Opie: Shifting Observations

In a newly published ART21 interview from 2011, Catherine Opie discusses concepts of utopia and dystopia, the idea of America as the great democracy, and more.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Lucas Blalock photographs hot dogs, Jenny Holzer exhibits her Chinese-language LEDs, and more in this roundup of ART21-featured artists.

The Walker Curates the News: 12.15.14

The Walker Curates the News: 12.15.14

“Is a museum a database?” As a symbolic representation of our society, “the museum has become contingent on a metabolism that is eager to mimic the logic of the database, …

Flashback

Mark Bradford on Prospect.1 New Orleans

Flashback

Mark Bradford on Prospect.1 New Orleans

On the occasion of ART21’s new film on Prospect.3 New Orleans, we look back to Mark Bradford’s keynote address at the 2009 National Art Education Association conference, in which the artist discussed his sculpture for Prospect.1.

Art21 Artist to Artist

Kerry James Marshall at Prospect.3

Art21 Artist to Artist

Kerry James Marshall at Prospect.3

Chicago-based artist Kerry James Marshall travels to the Prospect.3 biennial in New Orleans, Louisiana and speaks with six fellow artists and one collective: Zarouhie Abdalian, William Cordova, Lonnie Holley, Yun-Fei Ji, Christopher Myers, and The Propeller Group.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Barry McGee lends his work to Beats by Dre, Marina Abramovic shoots a new film, Shazhia Sikander contributes to The New York Times, and more in this week’s roundup of ART21-featured artists.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Revamping Art Education for the Twenty-First Century

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Revamping Art Education for the Twenty-First Century

Do the new National Standards for Art Education support dynamic learning and twenty-first century artistic methods?

The Walker Curates the News: 12.08.14

The Walker Curates the News: 12.08.14

Do #blacklivesmatter to the art world? Not when it really counts, writes an African American woman working in arts PR: “It’s not like my colleagues don’t know how to talk …

Art21 New York Close Up

Bryan Zanisnik Goes to the Meadowlands

Art21 New York Close Up

Bryan Zanisnik Goes to the Meadowlands

In new film from the ART21 New York Close Up series, artist Bryan Zanisnik hikes through the New Jersey Meadowlands landscape and exhibits his work “Meadowlands Picaresque” at the Brooklyn Museum.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

New aerial and landscape photographs by Florian Maier-Aichen are on view in his fifth solo exhibition at Blum & Poe (Los Angeles, CA). “Maier-Aichen returns to some of the locations he visited upon …

The Yams Collective: Insurrection and Resistance

The Yams Collective: Insurrection and Resistance

A look back at The Wayblack Machine, a multi-channel video installation by the Yams Collective that takes the death of Michael Brown as its focus.

The Walker Curates the News: 12.01.14

The Walker Curates the News: 12.01.14

While trying to photograph the 1,000+ CCTV cameras in London’s congestion zone this October, James Bridle found himself under citizen’s arrest. Bridle hopes to complete his project with a Flickr …

1989—What We Lost

1989—What We Lost

The ART21 Magazine partners with the nonprofit organization Visual AIDS to honor the twenty-fifth anniversary of Day With(out) Art and World AIDS Day 2014.

Art21 Exclusive

Tania Bruguera’s Petition to the Pope

Art21 Exclusive

Tania Bruguera’s Petition to the Pope

Today’s ART21 Exclusive features Tania Bruguera collecting signatures as part of her project The Francis Effect.

The Walker Curates the News: 11.24.14

The Walker Curates the News: 11.24.14

An artist who has “figured out a way to make the perils of our time accessible,” Paul Chan has won the $100,000 Hugo Boss Prize. Working in video, 2D and …

Art21 Exclusive

Where in the World Is Leonardo Drew?

Art21 Exclusive

Where in the World Is Leonardo Drew?

In today’s ART21 Exclusive artist Leonardo Drew discusses the importance of travel in relationship to his artwork.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Daniel Gordon exhibits new still lifes, Kara Walker deconstructs her sugar sphinx, and more in this week’s roundup.

Flashback

Ten Artists on Radicalism and Resistance

Flashback

Ten Artists on Radicalism and Resistance

ART21 films are doorways into social and political issues of our time. In this roundup ten artists comment on cultural exclusion and resistance, peace and protest, documentary war photography, revolutionary …

The Walker Curates the News: 11.17.14

The Walker Curates the News: 11.17.14

Changing realities of the modern family have increased the need for a serious dialogue, as evidenced by the reactions to Gillian Wearing’s A Real Birmingham Family. Commissioned by Ikon Gallery, …

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Jacolby Satterwhite dances in the cosmos, Carrie Mae Weems goes solo in the UK, Paul McCarthy brings chocolate to France, and more in this week’s roundup.

The Walker Curates the News: 11.10.14

The Walker Curates the News: 11.10.14

Created as a tool to foster understanding, Pittsburgh’s Conflict Kitchen, which serves cuisine from countries with which the US is in conflict, has shut down after receiving death threats over …

War: Here, There, and Elsewhere

War: Here, There, and Elsewhere

Guest contributor Bansie Vasvani covers war and revolution in recent exhibitions of contemporary art from the Middle East.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Trevor Paglen uncovers government code names, El Anatsui manipulates newspaper printing plates, David Altmejd has a retrospective in France, and more in this week’s roundup.

Revolutions and Remembrances

Revolutions and Remembrances

ART21’s associate curator introduces the “Revolution” issue in remembrance of his mentor, ART21 founder and revolutionary thinker Susan Sollins.

New Kids on the Block

The Demands of Dread Scott

New Kids on the Block

The Demands of Dread Scott

Twenty-five years after his controversial installation What Is the Proper Way to Display a US Flag?, artist Dread Scott talks about art’s ability to change our vision of the world.

Homesteading as Art and Revolution

Homesteading as Art and Revolution

Is homesteading still radical? Artist Heidi Norton, her parents, and other generations of their family discuss art, craft, and the back-to-the-land movements.

The Walker Curates the News: 11.03.14

The Walker Curates the News: 11.03.14

The Spanish Association of Christian Lawyers is calling for the ouster of Museo Reina Sofía director Manuel Borja-Villel over a show it deems “anti-Catholic.” On view through February 9, 2015, …

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Judy Pfaff has three shows in New York, LaToya Ruby Frazier talks about her new book, Carrie Mae Weems heads to Carnegie Hall, and more in this week’s roundup of ART21-featured artists.

Writer-in-Residence

Corruptible

Writer-in-Residence

Corruptible

Writer and artist Stephanie Barber considers varied meanings of the word public through the allusive medium of found photographs.