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“Apricots from Damascus” — A Zine and Exhibition Project in Istanbul

“Apricots from Damascus” — A Zine and Exhibition Project in Istanbul

Contemporary movements of exodus and forced migration have sparked global anxiety as the number of displaced people worldwide approaches 60 million. All over, people necessarily cross borders, and in a …

This Week in Art: 2.29-3.6

This Week in Art: 2.29-3.6

A look at this week’s art news, including the upcoming Armory Show and Google’s first gallery show.

Creative Chemistries Turns One with a New Website!

Creative Chemistries Turns One with a New Website!

One year ago, 175 artists, students, educators, and arts administrators gathered at the Park Avenue Armory here in Manhattan for the inaugural edition of Creative Chemistries, a forum and experimental …

Playing with Numbers: Black Representation in American Art Institutions

Playing with Numbers: Black Representation in American Art Institutions

Art history professor Olubukola Gbadegesin cautions against celebrating the recent trend of art institutions finally collecting work by Black artists.

Hello world: A letter from ART21’s new director

Hello world: A letter from ART21’s new director

While my friends and colleagues were spending their winter breaks getting some R&R on sandy beaches in the Caribbean, I was happily watching some of ART21’s more than three hundred …

Flight Paths

Flight Paths

I know of artists who fly aloft and land like a glance, perpetually abreast of something—patterned renewal. I know of artists; I have sat nearby as they cock their collared …

How Movement Becomes Music: Transforming Images into Sound

How Movement Becomes Music: Transforming Images into Sound

How is a moving image captured in music? How does a melody evoke falling rain or the rustle of leaves in the wind? As a composer, I strive to paint …

Art21 Exclusive

Josiah McElheny Projects Maya Deren

Art21 Exclusive

Josiah McElheny Projects Maya Deren

“I’m trying to understand this relationship of abstraction and the body.” — Josiah McElheny Today’s ART21 Exclusive features Josiah McElheny exploring the relationship between abstraction and the body as he …

“Repellent Fence / Valla Repelente”

“Repellent Fence / Valla Repelente”

Continuing their exploration of contested spaces, Postcommodity recently presented Repellent Fence / Valla Repelente, the largest bi-national land art installation ever exhibited on the US/Mexico border. The temporary, two-mile-long fence …

Janitor for the Nation

Janitor for the Nation

“Imagine that this museum is a nation, and inside this nation is a museum.” That idea inspired this experimental text, in which each exhibition is envisioned as its own sovereign state.