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The Walker Curates the News: 03.30.15

The Walker Curates the News: 03.30.15

The US Postal Service released five “forever” stamps commemorating the late self-taught artist Martín Ramírez last week. “Ramírez counts as a highly unusual choice not only because he was Mexican-American …

Art21 Exclusive

Trevor Paglen Photographs the NSA

Art21 Exclusive

Trevor Paglen Photographs the NSA

“You as a member of the public should be able to exert the same kind of power over this institution that we can symbolically do by looking at a photograph …

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

New and recent goings-on featuring Mark Bradford, Paul Pfeiffer, Mary Reid Kelley, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Ann Hamilton, and other ART21-featured artists, all in this week’s roundup.

Elite Properties

Elite Properties

There are ruins, and then there are ruiners. Urban areas in the western hemisphere no longer develop organically—or with regard to geographical features or agricultural or even industrial needs—but rather …

The Walker Curates the News: 03.23.15

The Walker Curates the News: 03.23.15

When poet Kenneth Goldsmith read a modified version of Michael Brown’s autopsy report as poetry at a Brown University conference, it left many in the audience stunned and sparked a …

The Catch

The Catch

I am a transplant to Los Angeles, I’m a person of color, and I live in a rapidly gentrifying neighborhood. Witnessing and doing my best not to accelerate these changes, …

The Walker Curates the News: 03.16.15

The Walker Curates the News: 03.16.15

Nonprojections for New Lovers, the new Hugo Boss Prize exhibition,  showcases work by artist and experimental publisher, Paul Chan. The artist’s “nonprojections” expand the concept of the moving image as …

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Trevor Paglen Flexes His Rights

Art21 Exclusive

Trevor Paglen Flexes His Rights

“To go and photograph an airbase is not only to photograph something but it is to insist on one’s right to photograph. You’re flexing that right.” —Trevor Paglen Today’s ART21 …

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

ART21-related goings on featuring Janine Antoni, Mary Reid Kelley, Jessica Stockholder, Cao Fei, and others as they present work in exhibitions around the world.

Rooms With A View

Rooms With A View

“Treat your body like it belongs to someone you love.” I spied this sentence in a health-food store recently. My thoughts wandered to catchphrases spouted in yoga classes, talking about …

The Walker Curates the News: 03.09.15

The Walker Curates the News: 03.09.15

For her contribution to New York City’s first major AIDS memorial, Jenny Holzer will share 8,992 words of Walt Whitman’s epic poem “Song of Myself” on spiralling paving stones in …

Art21 New York Close Up

Alejandro Almanza Pereda Escapes from New York

Art21 New York Close Up

Alejandro Almanza Pereda Escapes from New York

In a new ART21 New York Close Up film, artist Alejandro Almanza Pereda lives out his own personal “Escape from New York” (1981), completing a big mission before time runs out.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

New and recent work on view by Cai Guo-Qiang, Kara Walker, Kerry James Marshall, and Jacolby Satterwhite, as well as news featuring other ART21-featured artists, all in this week’s roundup.

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor, Clarinda Mac Low

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor, Clarinda Mac Low

To be ruined is to be spoiled beyond repair. It is “downfall, complete destruction, overthrow.” Ruin is the Tower card in the tarot deck—upheaval and harsh displacement, lightning striking, an …

The Walker Curates the News: 03.02.15

The Walker Curates the News: 03.02.15

The art world has reacted with outrage at the destruction of ancient Assyrian sculptures by ISIS. “This mindless attack on great art, on history, and on human understanding constitutes a tragic …

Offshore Art: Artistic Strategies in a Ruined Democracy

Offshore Art: Artistic Strategies in a Ruined Democracy

The term post-democracy has recently emerged in political theory and sociology as part of an effort to grasp the contemporary social order. The term is used by theorists such as …

Three Muddled Blueprints for Ruin

Three Muddled Blueprints for Ruin

Please read the document that follows as a makeshift “program”, “manifesto”, “list of demands”, “wish list”, or “totally impenetrable academic nonsense” in favor of the moderately counterintuitive project of trying …