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Omer Fast Interrupts “Continuity”

Art21 Exclusive

Omer Fast Interrupts “Continuity”

“Those moments are magical in film—when we have a pure linear motion that approaches something and reveals it—but I’m interested in the stuff that gets in the way.” — Omer …

How to use the F-word in 2016: The Guerrilla Girls Twin Cities Takeover

How to use the F-word in 2016: The Guerrilla Girls Twin Cities Takeover

Museum director Megan Johnston shares the inside scoop on organizing the Guerrilla Girls Twin Cities Takeover, a series of exhibitions and events throughout Minnesota from January to March 2016.

New Kids on the Block

Gina Siepel’s Listening Trips

New Kids on the Block

Gina Siepel’s Listening Trips

In July 2011, the artist Gina Siepel paddled down the Bronx River with four strangers. This series of excursions in the northernmost borough of New York City, along with four …

The Walker Curates the News: 01.25.16

The Walker Curates the News: 01.25.16

Examining nudity “in the real world,” performance artist Deborah de Robertis recreated the nude in Edouard Manet’s Olympia in front of the work itself. In a telling parallel with the painting whose nude …

Confronting Crisis: An Interview with Syrian Artists Tammam Azzam, Sara Shamma & Kevork Mourad

Confronting Crisis: An Interview with Syrian Artists Tammam Azzam, Sara Shamma & Kevork Mourad

These three Syrian artists left their homes behind, and their bodies of work have been forever changed by the war that’s tearing their nation apart. In this extended interview we find answers to the question: What is life like as a refugee and artist?

Introducing ART21 Educators: Year 6

Introducing ART21 Educators: Year 6

Today ART21 is opening applications to Year 6 of our year-long professional development initiative, ART21 Educators. The program is designed to support K-12 educators interested in bringing contemporary art, artists …

The Walker Curates the News: 01.18.16

The Walker Curates the News: 01.18.16

A recent study has determined that most well-known British artists come from a middle-class background. Critic Ben Davis suggests the same might be the case in the rest of the art …

Are We There Yet? A brief history of art and Black Lives Matter

Are We There Yet? A brief history of art and Black Lives Matter

Artist Sheldon Scott surveys the historical longevity of the Black Lives Matter movement in art, long before the hashtag made the issue trending.

Representing Gender for Ballet’s Next Generation

Representing Gender for Ballet’s Next Generation

Ballet is perhaps the most gendered of all art forms. Male and female dancers are trained differently from an early age and are expected to emerge in the profession with …

The Walker Curates the News: 01.11.16

The Walker Curates the News: 01.11.16

“The public nature of a text-based work will always play with the idea of an official sign, or an advertisement, although the product being sold, or the office behind the …

The Walker Curates the News: 01.04.16

The Walker Curates the News: 01.04.16

Twenty-nine Washington Color School paintings hang in the CIA’s headquarters, but details about them are mysteriously confidential. Despite extensive bureaucratic roadblocks, a lack of images of individuals works, and very …

Picturing Motion in Photography: When Time Stands Still

Picturing Motion in Photography: When Time Stands Still

UC Berkeley professor Arthur Shimamura shares the history behind the work of early photographers Eadweard Muybridge, Harold Edgerton and Henri Cartier-Bresson, and how each used the camera to capture movement.

Movement and Stillness in Nira Pereg’s “Ishmael”

Movement and Stillness in Nira Pereg’s “Ishmael”

Nira Pereg’s four-channel video installation Ishmael (2015), was filmed in the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, the West Bank’s largest city. Holy for both Muslims and Jews, the Cave …

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor: Chen Tamir

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor: Chen Tamir

“Aptitude for war is aptitude for movement,” said Napoleon, as quoted by Paul Virilio in his book, Speed and Politics.1 Virilio explains that “violence can be reduced to nothing but movement.”2 …