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Art21 New York Close Up

Caroline Woolard Flips the Real Estate Script

Art21 New York Close Up

Caroline Woolard Flips the Real Estate Script

An introduction to the latest “New York Close Up” film from series co-creator/co-producer Nick Ravich and artist Caroline Woolard .

The Walker Curates the News: 07.27.15

The Walker Curates the News: 07.27.15

In her riveting new essay, “It’s Not Climate Change—It’s Everything Change,” Margaret Atwood namechecks art historian Barry Lord, whose book Art & Energy: How Culture Changes (The AAM Press, 2014) …

By Invitation Only

By Invitation Only

In 2009, Theaster Gates purchased the first of several vacant properties that would become the site for Dorchester Projects, on the South Side of Chicago. It was both an act …

The Walker Curates the News: 07.20.15

The Walker Curates the News: 07.20.15

“The hope is that Bristol will hear itself.” For his first public project in the UK, Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates will fill Bristol’s Temple Church—a 14th-century structure bombed in 1940—with …

Passing Through

Passing Through

In my early twenties, I took Greyhound buses across the country, outfitted with my cassette tapes and philosophy books, in search of meaning.  Traveling through North Dakota, I sat next …

The Walker Curates the News: 07.13.15

The Walker Curates the News: 07.13.15

Marking six months since her first arrest in Havana, when her passport was confiscated by police, Tania Bruguera made a formal demand on June 29 that “Cuban authorities permanently withdraw …

The Sincerest Form of #BlackJoy May Be Art, but Who Can Say for Sure?

The Sincerest Form of #BlackJoy May Be Art, but Who Can Say for Sure?

The artist talk is a peculiar form of presentation, a sincere attempt to communicate something beyond the work of art. For most artists, the artwork itself is the language. Artists …

"Areas for Action," an experiment facilitated by artist Oliver Herring and ART21 Educator Jethro Gillespie at "Creative Chemistries," Park Avenue Armory, New York, 2015.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Generating Creative Chemistries

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Generating Creative Chemistries

An overview of the inaugural “Creative Chemistries”—an experimental platform bringing artists and educators together to explore innovative practices for art and education.

The Walker Curates the News: 07.06.15

The Walker Curates the News: 07.06.15

In one of her most iconic photos, Mary Ellen Mark—who passed away May 25 at age 75—captured the image of nine-year-old Amanda Ellison wearing makeup and smoking a cigarette in …

Irony, Sincerity…Is There a Third Pill?

Irony, Sincerity…Is There a Third Pill?

I will begin with a quote from Eric Fischl: “There’s nothing insincere about irony.” I couldn’t agree more. And I can’t bear the presumed opposition any longer. Can’t sincerity and …

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor, Jacquelyn Gleisner

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor, Jacquelyn Gleisner

I want to tell you about the most sincere guy I’ve ever known. In 2004, when I was an art student at Boston University, I responded to a part-time job …

Makeup and Birdcalls

Makeup and Birdcalls

Makeup Back in the 1950s—though it could have happened yesterday—the artist Marisol was invited to be on a panel with four older and more-established male artists. The first brilliant thing …

Artist Jamian Juliano-Villani in her Bedford-Stuyvesant studio, Brooklyn, NY, 2015. Production still from the ART21 "New York Close Up" film "Jamian Juliano-Villani's Painting Compulsion". © ART21, Inc. 2015.

Art21 New York Close Up

Jamian Juliano-Villani’s Painting Compulsion

Art21 New York Close Up

Jamian Juliano-Villani’s Painting Compulsion

Filmed in her Bedford-Stuyvesant studio, artist Jamian Juliano-Villani uses a digital projector to create surreal paintings and discusses the graphic source material that inspires her.