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Yearly Archives: 2017

How to Collaborate with Nonprofits: A Playbook for Participants

How to Collaborate with Nonprofits: A Playbook for Participants

Technologist Eric Schles recounts his collaboration with the News Literacy Project, a nonprofit bringing news literacy and civic education to the U.S. school system in all fifty states.

Artist Introspectives

Touch/Don’t Touch

Artist Introspectives

Touch/Don’t Touch

Artist Gabrielle Civil shares the freedom her performance practice has brought her, and the frustration of dealing with oblivious racism in 2017.

Thoughts I Had While Trying To Do Vrksasana (Tree Pose) In Yoga Class

Thoughts I Had While Trying To Do Vrksasana (Tree Pose) In Yoga Class

In this creative writing piece, Kijin Higashibaba tries to stay focused during tree pose in yoga class.

A Farewell to the Global Museum?

A Farewell to the Global Museum?

Writer-in-Residence Zachary Small considers the recent ambitions of large art institutions, and the role of the global museum in 2017.

This Week in Art 4.17-4.23: Robert Ryman Donates Work to Dia Art Foundation

This Week in Art 4.17-4.23: Robert Ryman Donates Work to Dia Art Foundation

A look at this week’s art news, including Robert Ryman’s multi-million dollar donation to the Dia Art Foundation, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Atlanta to Athens.

“The artist has to be down on the ground”—An Interview with Monica Trinidad

“The artist has to be down on the ground”—An Interview with Monica Trinidad

Guest editor Lewis Wallace speaks with artist and organizer Monica Trinidad about her process of collaborating with and creating within communities.

On View Now

Tracing the Out-of-Sight: Cristina Camacho’s Symmetrical Tensions

On View Now

Tracing the Out-of-Sight: Cristina Camacho’s Symmetrical Tensions

Anna Burckhardt explores the process and motivations behind the anthropomorphic symmetry in Cristina Camacho’s painting series, “Bilateral Dissections.”

This Week in Art 4.10-4.16: William Kentridge’s Triumphs & Laments Restored After Vandalization

This Week in Art 4.10-4.16: William Kentridge’s Triumphs & Laments Restored After Vandalization

A look at this week’s art news, including the restoration of William Kentridge’s large-scale mural in Rome, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Salt Lake City to San Francisco.

Art on the Border

Art on the Border

Rachel Heidenry surveys the work of six artists investigating the U.S./Mexico border, all of whom collectively challenge political rhetoric with intimate perception.

“Balance In B-Flat Minor”

“Balance In B-Flat Minor”

Annah Anti-Palindrome’s original poem for the issue, “Balance In B-Flat Minor,” is a visual interpretation of Chopin’s Sonata No.2, Op. 35, and takes the form of annotated sheet music.

This Week in Art 4.3-4.9: Theaster Gates & Laylah Ali Win Awards

This Week in Art 4.3-4.9: Theaster Gates & Laylah Ali Win Awards

A look at this week’s art news, including recent awards won by Theaster Gates and Laylah Ali, and events and exhibitions everywhere from New York to Napoli.

Art21 News Roundup: Minerva Cuevas Bridges the Border

Art21 News Roundup: Minerva Cuevas Bridges the Border

See what Art21 was up to in March in our inaugural monthly roundup post of new film releases and upcoming programs and events.

This Week in Art 3.27-4.2: 100+ Ai Weiwei Installations Coming to NYC

This Week in Art 3.27-4.2: 100+ Ai Weiwei Installations Coming to NYC

A look at this week’s art news, including Ai Weiwei’s upcoming multi-site public art project, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Dallas to Milan.

The New Situationists

Implicit Politics: August Sander and the Fallacy of Objectivity

The New Situationists

Implicit Politics: August Sander and the Fallacy of Objectivity

Erin Sweeny uncovers the complexities of accepting photography as an objective representation of reality, through the work of twentieth century German photographer August Sander.

Writer-in-Residence

Beverly Fishman: Color-Coding Big Pharma

Writer-in-Residence

Beverly Fishman: Color-Coding Big Pharma

Writer-in-Residence Zachary Small uncovers the psychological implications of Beverly Fishman’s brightly colored pill-paintings that explore the consequences of an unchecked medical industry.

This Week in Art 3.20-3.26: Artists Rally Behind the NEA

This Week in Art 3.20-3.26: Artists Rally Behind the NEA

A look at this week’s art news, including Art21 artists rallying to save the National Endowment for the Arts, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Phoenix to Reykjavik.

The “Black Gash of Shame”—Revisiting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Controversy

The “Black Gash of Shame”—Revisiting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Controversy

Elizabeth Wolfson recounts the early controversy surrounding Maya Lin’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the delicate balance that must be achieved when memorializing war’s heroes and victims.

This Week in Art 3.13-3.19: Theaster Gates Axes a Painting

This Week in Art 3.13-3.19: Theaster Gates Axes a Painting

A look at this week’s art news, including Theaster Gates taking an ax to a painting, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Minneapolis to Copenhagen.

Meet the New Art21.org

Meet the New Art21.org

Art21’s Director of Digital Media and Strategy Jonathan Munar introduces our new website, and all the new features—like Playlists and Watchlists—that come with it.

Looking at Los Angeles

Kathleen Ryan: Weightless Again at Ghebaly Gallery

Looking at Los Angeles

Kathleen Ryan: Weightless Again at Ghebaly Gallery

Lindsay Preston Zappas reviews Kathleen Ryan’s recent sculpture exhibition at Ghebaly Gallery, “Weightless Again” —a reclamation of feminine modernism.

The 1913 Armory Show: America’s First Art War

The 1913 Armory Show: America’s First Art War

Tom McCormack recounts the events leading up to the 1913 Armory Show, and the impact the fair would have on the art world for centuries to come.

Letter from the Editor

What if balance was about process, rather than outcome?

Letter from the Editor

What if balance was about process, rather than outcome?

“Balance” guest editor Lewis Wallace introduces the issue with an investigation into the challenges of obtaining journalistic balance.

This Week in Art 3.6-3.12: Jenny Holzer to Exhibit at Blenheim Palace

This Week in Art 3.6-3.12: Jenny Holzer to Exhibit at Blenheim Palace

A look at this week’s art news, including Jenny Holzer’s upcoming exhibition at UK’s historic Blenheim Palace, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Berlin to Kansas City.

This Week in Art 2.27-3.5: Rashid Johnson’s Directorial Debut

This Week in Art 2.27-3.5: Rashid Johnson’s Directorial Debut

A look at this week’s art news, including Rashid Johnson directing his first feature film, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Durham to Denmark.

Saying Yes

Saying Yes

Painter Ann Marie Nafziger recounts her experience at Standing Rock, just days after the 2016 presidential election.

Booked

Flickering Memoirs and Surveys: An Interview with Bill Burns

Booked

Flickering Memoirs and Surveys: An Interview with Bill Burns

Caroline Picard interviews artist Bill Burns about his new book, “Hans Ulrich Obrist Hear Us,” both a memoir and an artistic survey that questions notions of cultural capital.

This Week in Art 2.20-2.26: William Kentridge Launches Arts Incubator

This Week in Art 2.20-2.26: William Kentridge Launches Arts Incubator

A look at this week’s art news, including William Kentridge’s new arts nonprofit, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Houston to Frankfurt.

On View Now

Meriem Bennani’s Holiday Headscarf

On View Now

Meriem Bennani’s Holiday Headscarf

Playing on the Barclays Center’s “Oculus” screen through March 5 as part of the Public Art Fund’s “Commercial Break” series, Meriem Bennani’s 30-second video piece “Your Year by Fardaous Funjab,” features an ‘advertisement’ for the artist’s fictional hijab design.

Memory at the Seams: Doris Salcedo’s Sumando Ausencias

Memory at the Seams: Doris Salcedo’s Sumando Ausencias

In Doris Salcedo’s public-art installation “Sumando Ausencias,” thousands of volunteers blanketed Bolívar Square with cloth containing the names of the victims of Colombia’s decades-long conflict.

This Week in Art 2.13-2.19: Inescapable Politics

This Week in Art 2.13-2.19: Inescapable Politics

A look at this week’s art news, including a new petition against Trump’s immigration order, and events and exhibitions everywhere from San Francisco to Stockholm.

Moonwork, or the art of revaluing

Moonwork, or the art of revaluing

A-lan Holt shares five love poems from her debut book, “Moonwork.”

Art21 Exclusive

Liz Magor: “Studios should be issued by the government as health-mandated items”

Art21 Exclusive

Liz Magor: “Studios should be issued by the government as health-mandated items”

In today’s Art21 “Exclusive,” Liz Magor describes her Vancouver studio as a place for pleasure as well as productivity while working on a cast sculpture of a paper bag.

Lili Reynaud-Dewar’s Teeth Gums Machines Future Society

Lili Reynaud-Dewar’s Teeth Gums Machines Future Society

Writer-in-Residence Rachel Valinsky reviews Lili Reynaud-Dewar’s recent exhibition “Teeth Gums Machines Future Society,” a techno-futurist take on the city of Memphis, Tennessee.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching with Nick Cave’s Until, Until Conversations Emerge

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching with Nick Cave’s Until, Until Conversations Emerge

Art21 Senior Education Advisor Joe Fusaro discusses how Nick Cave’s immersive installation “Until” can serve as a conversation starter for difficult subjects like racism and violence.

This Week in Art 2.6-2.12: Raymond Pettibon’s First Major Museum Survey

This Week in Art 2.6-2.12: Raymond Pettibon’s First Major Museum Survey

A look at this week’s art news, including Raymond Pettibon’s first major museum survey, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Los Angeles to London.