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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.

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.

On View Now

ICP’s Momentous and Magnificent Perpetual Revolution: The Image and Social Change

On View Now

ICP’s Momentous and Magnificent Perpetual Revolution: The Image and Social Change

Rachel Heidenry reviews the exhibition “Perpetual Revolution: The Image and Social Change” at the International Center of Photography, on view through May 7, 2017.

Staff Pick

Staff Picks: January 2017

Staff Pick

Staff Picks: January 2017

The Art21 staff shares a selection of their favorite films and exhibitions, on view now in New York City and Massachusetts.

African American Artists Reconstruct the Pastoral

African American Artists Reconstruct the Pastoral

Anthony Merino details the necessary overhaul of art historical traditions predicated on prejudice and exclusion.

This Week in Art 1.30-2.5: Mark Bradford Meets Needs in Venice

This Week in Art 1.30-2.5: Mark Bradford Meets Needs in Venice

A look at this week’s art news, including Mark Bradford’s collaboration with a nonprofit in Venice, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Durham to London.

Applications Now Open for Art21 Educators Year 7

Applications Now Open for Art21 Educators Year 7

Applications opened today for Year 7 of our year-long professional development initiative, Art21 Educators.

Films on Art Portugal | Screenings 2.16 & 2.17

Films on Art Portugal | Screenings 2.16 & 2.17

Two Art21 short films were selected for this year’s Internacional Festival Filmes Sobre Arte Portugal, the international film festival, Films on Art Portugal.

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

The Role of Online Archives in Contemporary Art and Activism

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

The Role of Online Archives in Contemporary Art and Activism

Rachel Heidenry shares the significance and recent resurgence of utilizing online archives as a method for activism and engagement.

This Week in Art 1.23-1.29: Artists March Around the World

This Week in Art 1.23-1.29: Artists March Around the World

A look at this week’s art news, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Austin to Berlin.

My Mom and I: Mothers & Daughters at the Women’s March on Washington

My Mom and I: Mothers & Daughters at the Women’s March on Washington

Art21 Office Coordinator Danielle Brock shares her experience at the Women’s March on Washington.

Art21 New York Close Up

Close Up with Daniel Gordon & Ruby Sky Stiler: Screening + Q&A 2.15.17

Art21 New York Close Up

Close Up with Daniel Gordon & Ruby Sky Stiler: Screening + Q&A 2.15.17

Join Art21 on Wednesday, February 15 in Brooklyn for an evening of film and discussion with artists Daniel Gordon and Ruby Sky Stiler.

Writer-in-Residence

“The Visible Hand”

Writer-in-Residence

“The Visible Hand”

Writer-in-Residence Rachel Valinsky uncovers the diversification of artistic production explored in the exhibition “The Visible Hand,” on view through February 15, 2017 at CUE Art Foundation.

Polyculturalist Visions, New Frameworks of Representation: Multiculturalism and the American Culture Wars

Polyculturalist Visions, New Frameworks of Representation: Multiculturalism and the American Culture Wars

Nettrice Gaskins examines the ongoing crisis of representation in cultural institutions, ultimately arriving at what she sees as a “polyculturalist” future for art, in which it moves away from dialectical identity politics to a sphere of fluid identities.

“Is There Racism in Heaven?”—An Interview with Nick Cave

“Is There Racism in Heaven?”—An Interview with Nick Cave

Jacquelyn Gleisner speaks with artist Nick Cave about his immersive installation “Until,” on view at MASS MoCA through September 2017.

Letter from the Editor

On the Power of Art and Challenging Cultural Inequity

Letter from the Editor

On the Power of Art and Challenging Cultural Inequity

Artist and activist Favianna Rodriguez introduces the “Momentum” issue with a call to action: end cultural inequity by challenging the art world’s existing power structures.

This Week in Art 1.16-1.22: Three Art21 Artists Win Awards

This Week in Art 1.16-1.22: Three Art21 Artists Win Awards

A look at this week’s art news, including three awards won by Art21 artists, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Oakland to Myanmar.