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Writer-in-Residence

A Quiet Kind of Act

Writer-in-Residence

A Quiet Kind of Act

In her final piece for the “Value” issue, writer-in-residence Elizabeth Devlin profiles Boston-based community quilter Clara Wainwright.

Flashback

What is the value of art?

Flashback

What is the value of art?

In 2009, during the Great Recession, we asked, “What is the value of art?” Here’s how our writers responded.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Marela Zacarias’s abstract sculptures travel to Vermont, Mark Bradford creates new work from public housing blueprints, Mike Kelley’s mobile home travels from Detroit to Los Angeles, and more in this week’s roundup.

Art21 Exclusive

The Making of Kara Walker’s Sugar Sphinx

Art21 Exclusive

The Making of Kara Walker’s Sugar Sphinx

An in-depth look at the creation of Kara Walker’s monumental public project, A Subtlety or the Marvelous Sugar Baby (2014), at the Domino Sugar Factory in Brooklyn, NY.

Alchemy of Inspiration

Accidental Activists: SuttonBeresCuller

Alchemy of Inspiration

Accidental Activists: SuttonBeresCuller

An artist collective is turning a derelict gas station in Seattle, WA into a living work of art.

Manifesta 10: A Biennial in Question

Manifesta 10: A Biennial in Question

Russian writer Sergey Guskov reports on the controversies surrounding Manifesta 10, scheduled to open next month.

Staff Pick

Jane Jin Kaisen’s “Reiterations of Dissent”

Staff Pick

Jane Jin Kaisen’s “Reiterations of Dissent”

Art21’s new development associate picks “a powerful reminder of the ways that the best art troubles and confronts seemingly given truths.”

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Kara Walker’s first public art project opens in Brooklyn, Bruce Nauman receives the Kiesler Prize, Raymond Pettibon has a new book out, and more in this week’s roundup.

Value in the Zone

Value in the Zone

Brian Holmes and Rozalinda Borcila’s “Foreign Trade Zone: A People’s Consultancy,” on view now at threewalls, Chicago.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Reflecting on the National Art Education Association’s Annual Conference

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Reflecting on the National Art Education Association’s Annual Conference

Art21 Senior Education Advisor and columnist Joe Fusaro summarizes the 2014 NAEA conference.

Flashback

Ten Artists on Value

Flashback

Ten Artists on Value

A roundup of Art21 videos featuring artists describing their own perceptions of the value of their work.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Trenton Doyle Hancock has a major survey exhibition, Walton Ford exhibits new watercolors, Richard Serra receives an award, and more in this week’s roundup.

Writer-in-Residence

Intangible Possessions

Writer-in-Residence

Intangible Possessions

Elizabeth Devlin on how “digital media redefines our perceptions of ownership.”

Creative Intervention and the Dhaka Art Summit

Creative Intervention and the Dhaka Art Summit

The second Dhaka Art Summit in Bangladesh presented art works with “a strong sense of pluralism that welcomes universal aspects.”

Art21 Exclusive

Catherine Opie Visits Her Hometown

Art21 Exclusive

Catherine Opie Visits Her Hometown

In today’s Exclusive, filmed in 2011, photographer Catherine Opie visits her hometown of Sandusky, Ohio.