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On Returning Home and Works in Progress: A Conversation with Bukola Koiki

On Returning Home and Works in Progress: A Conversation with Bukola Koiki

I first learned about Bukola Koiki’s art through Facebook. She posted an essay about her work in the group named “BCC: BrownHall Community,” a networking forum for Black artists in …

The Walker Curates the News: 05.25.15

The Walker Curates the News: 05.25.15

Pierre Huyghe’s new work at the Met resembles both a natural history museum display and a land art installation. The French conceptual artist displaced some of the rooftop terrace’s paving stones, …

Art21 Exclusive

Perspectives from the “Gramsci Monument”

Art21 Exclusive

Perspectives from the “Gramsci Monument”

“I don’t do something for the community, I do something, I hope, for art and the understanding of art – my goal is this.” —Thomas Hirschhorn Today’s ART21 Exclusive features the …

Behind Voids and Dissonance: Experimental Music of Fluxus and the Source Family

Behind Voids and Dissonance: Experimental Music of Fluxus and the Source Family

“Purge the world of bourgeois sickness, ‘intellectual,’ professional and commercialized culture; Purge the world of dead art, imitation, artificial art, abstract art, illusionistic art—PURGE THE WORLD OF ‘EUROPANISM!’” [1]. Written with …

The Walker Curates the News: 05.18.15

The Walker Curates the News: 05.18.15

Joan Jonas‘s “triumphal exhibition” at the Venice Biennale “doesn’t simply look back on a long and fruitful career: It extends that career,” writes Roberta Smith of the 70-year-old artist’s US …

Art21 Exclusive

Leonardo Drew and Piet Mondrian Meet on the Grid

Art21 Exclusive

Leonardo Drew and Piet Mondrian Meet on the Grid

“What can I say about Mondrian, he’s just the man. As far as the grid and composition, obviously I’m working off of him and standing on the shoulders of giants.” …

Personal Digital Networks

Personal Digital Networks

Sara Schnadt and Kristy Baltezore met three years ago at the kitchen table of their mutual friend and fellow new-media artist Rob Ray, who is like a chosen family member. …

The Walker Curates the News: 05.11.15

The Walker Curates the News: 05.11.15

Nearly 60 top arts figures—including Chuck Close, Cindy Sherman, Jeff Koons, and Richard Prince—have signed a letter urging NYC officials to deny the Frick Collection’s expansion proposal on the grounds …

Art21 Exclusive

Joan Jonas Performs in the Streets of New York

Art21 Exclusive

Joan Jonas Performs in the Streets of New York

“I wanted to develop my own language and the minute I started performing I began to invent in a different way.” —Joan Jonas Today’s ART21 Exclusive features Joan Jonas discussing her decision to …

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor, Alicia Eler

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor, Alicia Eler

One’s experience of family can be joyous, painful, bizarre, revelatory, and intimate. To describe it with any single word wouldn’t do it justice. Like a parade, it’s a cacophony of …

Subverting Mass Media: The Collection of the Girls of the Internet Museum Accentuates Sincerity

Subverting Mass Media: The Collection of the Girls of the Internet Museum Accentuates Sincerity

Gaby Cepeda, an independent curator based in Lima, Peru, founded the Girls of the Internet Museum as a way to archive Internet works made by an international group of women. Controlled …

Mom in the Mirror

Mom in the Mirror

In December 2013, I received a master’s degree in psychoanalysis at the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies in New York, the same institute where my mother trained, starting in the …

The Walker Curates the News: 05.04.15

The Walker Curates the News: 05.04.15

“There are so many kids in this country who look at places like museums and concert halls and other cultural centers and they think to themselves, well, that’s not a …

Art21 New York Close Up

Diana Al-Hadid Plays the Classics

Art21 New York Close Up

Diana Al-Hadid Plays the Classics

Artist Diana Al-Hadid creates a singularly hybrid artwork, transforming brushstrokes on a wall into architectural sculpture, in a new film from the ART21 “New York Close Up” series.