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Yearly Archives: 2016

Painter/Protagonist: Steven Shearer at The Brant Foundation

Painter/Protagonist: Steven Shearer at The Brant Foundation

Guest editor Lee Plested reviews Vancouver artist Steven Shearer’s exhibition, on view at the The Brant Foundation in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Booked

Queering New York: An Interview with Douglas Crimp

Booked

Queering New York: An Interview with Douglas Crimp

Writer-in-Residence Mimi Cheng interviews art critic Douglas Crimp about his new book “Before Pictures,” which juxtaposes the experimental art scene with the experimental gay scene of 1970s New York.

Deep Focus: Inside Art21 Films

Directing Season 8’s Vancouver: An Interview with Pamela Mason Wagner

Deep Focus: Inside Art21 Films

Directing Season 8’s Vancouver: An Interview with Pamela Mason Wagner

In this interview with Pamela Mason Wagner, the director of the “Vancouver” hour shares what it was like to film contemporary artists for Season 8 of “Art in the Twenty-First Century.”

#callresponse

#callresponse

Curator and writer Tarah Hogue shares her project “#callresponse,” an exhibition giving voice to the importance of Indigenous North American women.

This Week in Art: 12.26-1.1

This Week in Art: 12.26-1.1

A look at this week’s art news, including two new public installations in New York City, and events and exhibitions everywhere from San Marino to Switzerland.

Art21 Magazine’s Year in Art, 2016

Art21 Magazine’s Year in Art, 2016

Presenting the Art21 Magazine’s most-read articles and issues in 2016. This year we published 180,000+ words in more than 240 posts.

Art21 Exclusive

Brian Jungen: Printing Two Perspectives

Art21 Exclusive

Brian Jungen: Printing Two Perspectives

In a new Art21 “Exclusive,” artist Brian Jungen creates two-sided prints from archival newspaper clippings, revealing the lens of otherness through which Native people are frequently viewed.

Keith Mayerson and the American Dream

Keith Mayerson and the American Dream

Ali Fitzgerald explores “My American Dream,” Keith Mayerson’s decade-long, ongoing painting series investigating this most enduring of myths.

Art21 New York Close Up

Matt Roche & Jaimie Warren’s Big Extended Whoop Dee Doo Family

Art21 New York Close Up

Matt Roche & Jaimie Warren’s Big Extended Whoop Dee Doo Family

The dedicated crew behind Whoop Dee Doo discuss the artistic and emotional pull of their uniquely collaborative community art project.

Staff Pick

Staff Picks: Holiday Edition

Staff Pick

Staff Picks: Holiday Edition

The Art21 staff shares a special selection of holiday-themed staff picks.

Geoffrey Goes to Venice

Geoffrey Goes to Venice

Michael Turner introduces Vancouver artist Geoffrey Farmer and his plans for representing Canada at the 57th Venice Biennale.

In Memoriam: Glenn DuBose, Art21 Board Member

In Memoriam: Glenn DuBose, Art21 Board Member

Art21’s staff and board mourns the passing of Glenn DuBose, an award-winning producer, director and arts programming administrator.

This Week in Art: 12.19-12.25

This Week in Art: 12.19-12.25

A look at this week’s art news, including Ida Applebroog’s induction to the NYFA Hall of Fame, and events and exhibitions everywhere from San Francisco to Salzburg.

Dushko Petrovich’s The Daily Gentrifier

Dushko Petrovich’s The Daily Gentrifier

Jacquelyn Gleisner introduces “The Daily Gentrifier,” a forthcoming broadsheet publication by Chicago-based artist and writer Dushko Petrovich.

On View Now

Mastry: A Complex Portrait of Kerry James Marshall

On View Now

Mastry: A Complex Portrait of Kerry James Marshall

Jared Quinton reviews Kerry James Marshall’s “Mastry,” a retrospective comprised of nearly 80 works that span the artist’s 35-year career.

On View Now

Ambivalent Pleasures: A Conversation with Jesse McKee

On View Now

Ambivalent Pleasures: A Conversation with Jesse McKee

Guest editor Lee Plested interviews curator Jesse McKee, who organized the Vancouver Art Gallery’s current survey of local practices, “Ambivalent Pleasures.”

This Week in Art: 12.12-12.18

This Week in Art: 12.12-12.18

A look at this week’s art news, including Maya Lin’s latest architectural feat in Cambridge, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Amsterdam to Abu Dhabi.

Art21 Exclusive

Do Ho Suh Memorializes His New York Apartment

Art21 Exclusive

Do Ho Suh Memorializes His New York Apartment

In a new Art21 “Exclusive,” Do Ho Suh rubs every surface in his NYC apartment with colored pencil, creating a three-dimensional drawing of the space that was his home and studio for 18 years.

Inside the World Premiere of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8

Inside the World Premiere of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8

Art21 Arts Administration Intern Kelly Olshan shares her experience at Art21’s Season 8 world premiere in New York City.

Center Field: Art in the Middle

The Brevity of Space: An Interview with Allison Glenn

Center Field: Art in the Middle

The Brevity of Space: An Interview with Allison Glenn

Curator and writer Allison Glenn discusses her exhibition “In the beginning, sometimes I left messages in the street,” which brought artwork to billboards and public sites across Chicago.

This Week in Art: 12.5-12.11

This Week in Art: 12.5-12.11

A look at this week’s art news, including Mary Mattingly’s Hudson River-based floating food project, “Swale,” and events and exhibitions everywhere from Ann Arbor to Naples.

Season 8 Screening Society: December 2016

Season 8 Screening Society: December 2016

Event details for 20+ December screenings of Season 8, happening throughout the U.S. and around the world as part of the Art21 Screening Society.

I Had an Interesting French Artist to See Me This Summer: Emily Carr and Wolfgang Paalen in British Columbia

I Had an Interesting French Artist to See Me This Summer: Emily Carr and Wolfgang Paalen in British Columbia

Poet and curator Colin Browne uncovers the art historical significance of painters Emily Carr and Wolfgang Paalen, and the time they spent together in British Columbia in the 1930s and 40s.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Why Contemporary Art? Art21 & The Value of Inspiration

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Why Contemporary Art? Art21 & The Value of Inspiration

This Giving Tuesday, four Art21 Educators share how Art21’s films and programs have opened their students’ eyes to new possibilities.

This Week in Art: 11.28-12.4

This Week in Art: 11.28-12.4

A look at this week’s art news, including a new public sculpture by Yinka Shonibare MBE (RA) in Nigeria, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Miami to London.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Bad Art

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Bad Art

Art21 Educator Jack Watson shares a creativity exercise that asks students to make “bad art” as a way to allow for experimentation and playful collaboration.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

On Not Feeling Powerless: How Youth Activists and Art21 Artists Can Model Proactive Social Engagement

Teaching with Contemporary Art

On Not Feeling Powerless: How Youth Activists and Art21 Artists Can Model Proactive Social Engagement

Art21 Educator Todd Elkin discusses his students’ reactions to the 2016 presidential election, and how Art21 artists can serve as a model for constructive social engagement.

“Triumphs and Laments: A Procession Across Time”—An Interview with William Kentridge

“Triumphs and Laments: A Procession Across Time”—An Interview with William Kentridge

Artist William Kentridge discusses the inspiration behind his 500-meter-long frieze along the banks of the Tiber River, “Triumphs and Laments.”

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Finding Community: Art21 Educators and Contemporary Art in the Classroom

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Finding Community: Art21 Educators and Contemporary Art in the Classroom

Art21 Educator Jeannine Bardo shares how using Art21 films and resources in the classroom has expanded her teaching practice.

This Week in Art: 11.21-11.27

This Week in Art: 11.21-11.27

A look at this week’s art news, including a new designs from James Turrell, and events and exhibitions everywhere from New York to Washington State.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Unit Plan: Layering Experience

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Unit Plan: Layering Experience

Art21 Educator Jack Watson shares a unit plan that encourages students to find their own methods of exploring shared experiences and spaces.

Excerpt from “The Eyelash and the Monochrome”

Excerpt from “The Eyelash and the Monochrome”

Vancouver artist Tiziana La Melia shares an excerpt of poetry from her new book, “The Eyelash and the Monochrome,” exploring the complexities of language in the digital age.

This Week in Art: 11.14-11.20

This Week in Art: 11.14-11.20

A look at this week’s art news, including a new book on Kara Walker, and events and exhibitions everywhere from New Zealand to Dubai.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Art + Action: Creating a Platform for Social Justice

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Art + Action: Creating a Platform for Social Justice

Art21 Educator Jack Watson shares his recent experience with launching a social justice collective at his high school in Durham, North Carolina.

Center Field: Art in the Middle

Cheryl Pope and the Poetics of Yelling

Center Field: Art in the Middle

Cheryl Pope and the Poetics of Yelling

Rachel Heidenry surveys the work of Chicago artist Cheryl Pope, who employs the aesthetic of high-school athletics and collaborates with local students to address the effects of gun violence.

This Week in Art: 11.7-11.13

This Week in Art: 11.7-11.13

A look at this week’s art news, including Theaster Gates’ latest projects in Chicago, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Chicago to Sydney.