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Taking Care

Taking Care

During a particularly unpleasant heat wave this past summer, I had a fever dream in the middle of the day. A conversation was unfolding over my text messages with someone …

The Walker Curates the News: 09.28.15

The Walker Curates the News: 09.28.15

“I think meditators are the people who will understand this best,” says Laurie Anderson of her new work. For Habeas Corpus, she’ll project live video of Mohammed el Gharani, who …

How to be Happy: An Art Guide

How to be Happy: An Art Guide

Guess who’s happy all the time? Not many artists. While on the happiness scale artists may rank somewhere between a dog without a bone and an emo kid’s Livejournal, don’t …

The Walker Curates the News: 09.21.15

The Walker Curates the News: 09.21.15

Likening Manet’s process to his own video/performance art practice, Kalup Linzy shared his thoughts on the painter’s matador portraits for The Met’s Artist Project. “He was experimenting,” he says, noting …

Pursuit of Distraction: Internet Cats as Anti-FOMO

Pursuit of Distraction: Internet Cats as Anti-FOMO

Cats comprise some of the most popular content on the Internet. This is a well-documented phenomenon, but its precise reason has remained elusive. Cat culture came into its own in …

The Walker Curates the News: 09.14.15

The Walker Curates the News: 09.14.15

German conceptualist Wolfgang Laib and Japanese Pop artist Tadanori Yokoo are among winners of the 2015 Praemium Imperiale Awards. Now in its 27th year, the Japan Art Association’s prize includes …

Art21 New York Close Up

Lucas Blalock’s Digital Toolkit

Art21 New York Close Up

Lucas Blalock’s Digital Toolkit

Artist Lucas Blalock creates uncanny pictures using simple tools in Photoshop in the latest “New York Close Up” film.

The Walker Curates the News: 09.08.15

The Walker Curates the News: 09.08.15

To create Triumphs and Laments—an 1,800-foot mural on walls along the Tiber River in Rome—William Kentridge will power-wash stencils depicting Roman history, creating “reverse-graffiti” as grime and pollution are cleaned …

Godflesh

Godflesh

Tinder presupposes that one can find happiness in not having to commit to anything because one is willing to commit to everything. Becoming meat, from this perspective, is not degradation so much as liberation from some of the ordinary constraints of the real world, the “meatspace.”

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor: Alicia Eler

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor: Alicia Eler

When I was twelve years old, I remember seeing it: my first smiley face. It was gigantic and bright yellow, hanging on the exterior brick wall of a car dealership, …

The Happy Artist

The Happy Artist

If you’re constantly suffering, how can you make art that thoughtfully reflects on suffering? To make art that is personal, good, and potentially curative, you, my dear artist, need to …

Art21 Exclusive

Lynda Benglis Reunites with a Lost Fountain

Art21 Exclusive

Lynda Benglis Reunites with a Lost Fountain

“I’m not trying to satisfy anyone. I really make things because I’m curious – that’s the reason” — Lynda Benglis Today’s ART21 Exclusive features Lynda Benglis reuniting with her first …