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Yearly Archives: 2017

Documenting Detroit: Scott Hocking & Bree Gant

Documenting Detroit: Scott Hocking & Bree Gant

This photo essay explores the work of Detroit photographers Scott Hocking and Bree Gant—each capturing their city in distinct, dynamic ways.

This Week in Art 5.22-5.28: Mark Bradford Shines in Venice

This Week in Art 5.22-5.28: Mark Bradford Shines in Venice

A look at this week’s art news, including rave reviews for Mark Bradford’s work at the Venice Biennale, and events and exhibitions everywhere from St. Louis to Los Angeles.

Strategies & Resources

Investigation: Where Art Meets Science

Strategies & Resources

Investigation: Where Art Meets Science

In an investigation with her 9th grade applied science class, Tricia Fitzpatrick’s students learn what makes Mars red, and create rust artworks through experimentation.

This Week in Art 5.15-5.21: Jeff Koons’ Inflatable Ballerina Comes to Rockefeller Center

This Week in Art 5.15-5.21: Jeff Koons’ Inflatable Ballerina Comes to Rockefeller Center

A look at this week’s art news, including Jeff Koons’ new public art installation at Rockefeller Center, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Chicago to Shanghai.

This Week in Art 5.8-5.14: The 57th Venice Biennale Opens Saturday

This Week in Art 5.8-5.14: The 57th Venice Biennale Opens Saturday

A look at this week’s art news, including the 57th Venice Biennale opening Saturday, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Savannah to St. Louis.

On Rust: Roundtable Discussion #1

On Rust: Roundtable Discussion #1

Guest editors Taylor Aldridge and Laura Mott sit down with artists Olayami Dabls and Carole Harris to discuss the roles of rust, ritual and time in their Detroit-based practices.

New Kids on the Block

Mohamad Hafez’s Complex Models of Syrian Devastation

New Kids on the Block

Mohamad Hafez’s Complex Models of Syrian Devastation

Mohamad Hafez creates elaborate models of annihilated streetscapes and ruined buildings, replicating the devastation of the war in Syria, where he was born.

Letter from the Editor

Rust in Detroit: Ingenuity, Process, and Natural Order

Letter from the Editor

Rust in Detroit: Ingenuity, Process, and Natural Order

Art21 Magazine’s first co-guest editors, curators Laura Mott and Taylor Renee Aldridge, introduce the issue’s theme: “Rust,” and its complicated relationship to the city of Detroit.

Educator Spotlight

Art21 Educator Spotlight: Tricia Fitzpatrick

Educator Spotlight

Art21 Educator Spotlight: Tricia Fitzpatrick

Meet Art21 Educator Tricia Fitzpatrick and learn how she incorporates contemporary art practices in her science classroom in Mississauga, Ontario.

New Editorial Program: The Art21 Educator-in-Residence

New Editorial Program: The Art21 Educator-in-Residence

The Art21 Magazine is transitioning its Writer-in-Residence program to an Educator-in-Residence, inviting a member from the Art21 Educators community to contribute to each issue.

This Week in Art 5.1-5.7: Mika Tajima & Do Ho Suh Win Awards

This Week in Art 5.1-5.7: Mika Tajima & Do Ho Suh Win Awards

A look at this week’s art news, including recent awards won by artists Mika Tajima and Do Ho Suh, and events and exhibitions in NYC, Seattle, Beverly Hills, and Marseille.

Thank You For Coming: Talking with transdisciplinary performance artist NIC Kay about balance, Blackness, and hope

Thank You For Coming: Talking with transdisciplinary performance artist NIC Kay about balance, Blackness, and hope

Artists NIC Kay and Anna Martine Whitehead discuss their performance practices, and the voices they rely upon in a world filled with injustice.

Art21 News Roundup: Sarah Sze Transforms Your Commute

Art21 News Roundup: Sarah Sze Transforms Your Commute

See what Art21 was up to in April, including a new film release on artist Sarah Sze, and a featured playlist curated by Season 7 artist Arlene Shechet.

In the swim of things: a conversation on the poetics and politics in He Xiangu’s debut film

In the swim of things: a conversation on the poetics and politics in He Xiangu’s debut film

Curator Siqiao Lu and artist-filmmaker Tiffany Fung discuss the borders that art trespasses and reconstructs in He Xiangu’s debut film “The Swim,” which premiered at the Guggenheim Museum in February 2017.

Staff Pick

Staff Picks: Springtime Edition

Staff Pick

Staff Picks: Springtime Edition

The Art21 staff presents a selection of our favorite films and exhibitions in New York.

Artist Introspectives

The Practice of Walking: Somewhere Near Zabar’s

Artist Introspectives

The Practice of Walking: Somewhere Near Zabar’s

Erin Sweeny recounts her performative action of walking the length of Manhattan on Good Friday, and relates the project to other artists who incorporate walking in their practice.

This Week in Art 4.24-4.30: Kerry James Marshall Makes “Time” 100 List

This Week in Art 4.24-4.30: Kerry James Marshall Makes “Time” 100 List

A look at this week’s art news, including Kerry James Marshall being named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Dallas to Dublin.

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.