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Monthly Archives: November 2016

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.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Art21 Educator Spotlight: Jack Watson

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Art21 Educator Spotlight: Jack Watson

An interview with Art21 Educator Jack Watson on how incorporating contemporary art practices in his classroom has expanded and informed his teaching.

Writer-in-Residence

Testament to Long Loves

Writer-in-Residence

Testament to Long Loves

Writer-in-Residence Mimi Cheng uncovers the love and loss explored in Christina P. Day’s exhibition “Stills and Composites,” on view through December 16, 2016 at CUE Art Foundation.

Booked

The Variations of its Shadows: An Interview with Jorge Méndez Blake

Booked

The Variations of its Shadows: An Interview with Jorge Méndez Blake

Artist Jorge Méndez Blake discusses his method of translating the psychological places within books and poems into sculptures and installations.

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor: Lee Plested

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor: Lee Plested

Curator Lee Plested joins Art21 Magazine as guest editor for the final 2016 issue, “Place Part II,” investigating notions of place with an emphasis on the art and artists in Vancouver and Chicago.