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Arlene Shechet Sculpts Time

Art21 Exclusive

Arlene Shechet Sculpts Time

Arlene Shechet discusses a series of plaster sculptures that she created over the course of six years in the mid-1990s, following the death of a close friend.

The Walker Curates the News: 06.29.15

The Walker Curates the News: 06.29.15

A project that predates the June 17 killings of nine African Americans at Charleston’s historic Emanuel AME Church, Sonya Clark’s Unravelling—on view in Mixed Greens Gallery’s New Dominion show—is echoed …

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Arlene Shechet Reveals the Unseen

Art21 Exclusive

Arlene Shechet Reveals the Unseen

“The thing that’s unseen is sometimes way more interesting than what people want you to see.” —Arlene Shechet In the first of two new ART21 Exclusive episodes featuring Arlene Shechet, …

The Walker Curates the News: 06.22.15

The Walker Curates the News: 06.22.15

“The gap between American froth and Cuban reality at this year’s [Havana] Biennial warns that the pace of change will be stubborn,” writes Kevin Lees for the Washington Post on …

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Tania Bruguera and the Art of Empowerment

Art21 Exclusive

Tania Bruguera and the Art of Empowerment

“The idea of sitting face to face, it’s a very intimate experience. Having a model and painting them always makes people open up.” —Aliza Nisenbaum Today’s ART21 Exclusive features Immigrant Movement …

The Chosen Ones

The Chosen Ones

We are born with family, and we find our chosen family. Often whom we select overshadows our biology. Not always, but sometimes. It’s a balance. Peregrine Honig and Arrington de Dionyso …

The Walker Curates the News: 06.15.15

The Walker Curates the News: 06.15.15

Steve McQueen’s photo Lynching Tree is being exhibited in the UK for the first time in Tate Britain’s new Fighting History show. Found in Louisiana while scouting locations for 12 …

Lise Haller Baggesen: On the Mother-Shaped Hole in Contemporary Art

Lise Haller Baggesen: On the Mother-Shaped Hole in Contemporary Art

I recently visited my former home, Chicago, to cohost a public program that I organize with fellow founding editors of Los Angeles–based print magazine VIA Publication. “I Like Your Work” …

The Walker Curates the News: 06.08.15

The Walker Curates the News: 06.08.15

León Ferrari’s La Civilización Occidental y Cristiana, a six-foot sculpture depicting Christ crucified on a US war plane, “marks a moment in which pop art is radicalized in Argentina—all in …

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Elliott Hundley Is Playing with Your Emotions

Art21 Exclusive

Elliott Hundley Is Playing with Your Emotions

“What’s appealing to me about collage is the fact that it’s so straightforward—that it’s a good foil to my subject.” —Elliott Hundley Today’s ART21 Exclusive features Elliott Hundley describing an …

Itinerant Domestic

Itinerant Domestic

I first encountered the engrossing work of the multimedia artist Rashawn Griffin (b. 1980) in a 2014 group exhibition, The Center is a Moving Target, at Kemper at the Crossroads, …

The Walker Curates the News: 06.01.15

The Walker Curates the News: 06.01.15

“I’ve always sensed that women artists have to prove themselves exceptional in order to get their foot in the door, to be considered for something, whereas many, many mediocre men …

Art21 New York Close Up

Welcome to Whoop Dee Doo! (with Matt Roche & Jaimie Warren Too)

Art21 New York Close Up

Welcome to Whoop Dee Doo! (with Matt Roche & Jaimie Warren Too)

In a new “New York Close Up” film, artists Jaimie Warren and Matt Roche produce a one-day-only performance of their variety show, Whoop Dee Doo, at Abrons Arts Center.