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Yearly Archives: 2017

Empathy in Training: Kerry Tribe’s “Standardized Patient”

Empathy in Training: Kerry Tribe’s “Standardized Patient”

Kerry Tribe’s new video installation “Standardized Patient,” examines the relationship between doctors and patients—or, more accurately, between medical students and actors playing patients.

Orawan Arunrak: Words to Communicate

Orawan Arunrak: Words to Communicate

With a practice based loosely on choreographed interactions between the artist, various interlocutors, and the spaces and places that they share, Thai artist Orawan Arunrak complicates categories of identity and perception by creating work with many meanings, in many languages, for many people.

This Week in Art 12.11-12.17: Cao Fei Selected for Major Guggenheim Commission

This Week in Art 12.11-12.17: Cao Fei Selected for Major Guggenheim Commission

A look at this week’s art news, including Cao Fei’s selection for a major Guggenheim commission, and events and exhibitions from New York to Los Angeles.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Radical Art in a Conservative School

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Radical Art in a Conservative School

Art21 Educator Dennis Greenwell shares how a project on empathy helped his students better understand one another and our current political landscape.

Booked

How Did We Get Here? A Reading List for Understanding Race in America

Booked

How Did We Get Here? A Reading List for Understanding Race in America

Artist Cauleen Smith and “Culture Type” editor Victoria L. Valentine select twelve texts that offer rare perspectives on the central role race plays in American life.

This Week in Art 12.4-12.10: Kerry James Marshall Dedicates Mural Honoring Chicago’s Cultural Leaders

This Week in Art 12.4-12.10: Kerry James Marshall Dedicates Mural Honoring Chicago’s Cultural Leaders

A look at this week’s art news, including Kerry James Marshall’s first mural dedication in Chicago, and events and exhibitions from Miami to Jakarta.

Composing Compassion: On Jumana Manna’s “A Magical Substance Flows Into Me”

Composing Compassion: On Jumana Manna’s “A Magical Substance Flows Into Me”

Jumana Manna’s 2015 film “A magical substance flows into me” weaves together the musical traditions of communities living in and around Jerusalem, undermining the state-sanctioned forgetting of complex cultural contexts.

This Week in Art 11.27-12.3: Theaster Gates Creates a Material Memorial for Tamir Rice

This Week in Art 11.27-12.3: Theaster Gates Creates a Material Memorial for Tamir Rice

A look at this week’s art news, including Theaster Gates preserving the materials surrounding the 2014 shooting of Tamir Rice, and events and exhibitions from Los Angeles to Amsterdam.

Roundup

Art21 News Roundup: Jordan Casteel Brings Extroversion into an Introverted Studio Practice

Roundup

Art21 News Roundup: Jordan Casteel Brings Extroversion into an Introverted Studio Practice

In November, Art21 premiered two new short films, published a new playlist on sketches, and launched a new magazine issue on “Empathy.”

This Week in Art 11.20-11.26: Diana Thater’s “Delphine” Will Open the ICA Watershed Next Summer

This Week in Art 11.20-11.26: Diana Thater’s “Delphine” Will Open the ICA Watershed Next Summer

A look at this week’s art news, including Diana Thater’s work being selected for the inaugural exhibition at the ICA Watershed in East Boston, and events and exhibitions from Vancouver to Melbourne.

This Week in Art 11.13-11.19: Prospect.4 Opens Friday in New Orleans

This Week in Art 11.13-11.19: Prospect.4 Opens Friday in New Orleans

A look at this week’s art news, including the fourth Prospect New Orleans triennial opening this week, and events and exhibitions from New York to Nice.

The Poetry of Everyday Life: An Interview with Project Row Houses Director Eureka Gilkey

The Poetry of Everyday Life: An Interview with Project Row Houses Director Eureka Gilkey

Houston arts nonprofit Project Row Houses responds directly to the needs of the Third Ward community, offering both arts programming and access to social services, proving both can work hand-in-hand.

Robots, Race, and Algorithms: Stephanie Dinkins at Recess Assembly

Robots, Race, and Algorithms: Stephanie Dinkins at Recess Assembly

For her residency at Recess Assembly, artist Stephanie Dinkins is exploring if social robot BINA48 is capable of speaking from the perspective of a Black woman.

Letter from the Editor

Living in an Age of Empathy

Letter from the Editor

Living in an Age of Empathy

Curator Yvette Mutumba discusses how biased empathy can be problematic, but when understood as a means of inclusive human solidarity, empathy can lead to a greater understanding of the issues troubling the world today.

This Week in Art 11.6-11.12: Artists Fights Sexism and Harassment with #NotSurprised

This Week in Art 11.6-11.12: Artists Fights Sexism and Harassment with #NotSurprised

A look at this week’s art news, including a new artist-led campaign fighting sexism and sexual harassment, and events and exhibitions from Montreal to Moscow.

Educator Spotlight

Art21 Educator Spotlight: Joseph Iacona

Educator Spotlight

Art21 Educator Spotlight: Joseph Iacona

Meet Art21 Educator Joseph Iacona, and learn how he incorporates contemporary art practices in classrooms with adjudicated youth and trauma-impacted teens in Philadelphia.

Ways of Being: Spaces of Learning

Ways of Being: Spaces of Learning

Two members of the artist collective BFAMFAPhD illustrate the ways in which teachers can facilitate spaces of learning and transformation.

This Week in Art 10.30-11.5: Performa 17 Starts Wednesday

This Week in Art 10.30-11.5: Performa 17 Starts Wednesday

A look at this week’s art news, including the start of performance art festival Performa, and events and exhibitions from Houston to Athens.

Inventing the Future: Art and Technology

Inventing the Future: Art and Technology

In the 1960s, artists and engineers collaborated to push both fields forward through the nonprofit Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.). Now, a partnership between Bell Labs and NEW INC is reinstating the program with an artist residency.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Scenius, Inspiration, and Invention

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Scenius, Inspiration, and Invention

Educator-in-Residence Todd Elkin reflects on the ways in which his classroom embodies the concept of “scenius,” in which creative inventions emerge from social contexts, as the students working near each other riff off one another’s strategies and ideas.

Ways of Being: Introduction

Ways of Being: Introduction

Two members of the artist collective BFAMFAPhD discuss their book “Ways of Being,” which investigates artists’ relationships to systems of production.

This Week in Art 10.23-10.29: New Graphic Novel Chronicles the Life of Graciela Iturbide

This Week in Art 10.23-10.29: New Graphic Novel Chronicles the Life of Graciela Iturbide

A look at this week’s art news, including a new graphic novel on Graciela Iturbide from the Getty, and events and exhibitions from San Francisco to Seoul.

The Digital Museum: A Conversation between Loic Tallon and Julia Kaganskiy (Part II)

The Digital Museum: A Conversation between Loic Tallon and Julia Kaganskiy (Part II)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s chief digital officer Loic Tallon and NEW INC director Julia Kaganskiy continue their discussion on the future of museums’ digital presence and influence.

Roundup

Art21 News Roundup: Jamian Juliano Villani Paints Under Pressure

Roundup

Art21 News Roundup: Jamian Juliano Villani Paints Under Pressure

In October, Art21 released a new film on artist Jamian Juliano-Villani and celebrated a decade of filming with Julie Mehretu.

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

The Art of the Prototype: Museums and Technology

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

The Art of the Prototype: Museums and Technology

The director of the Knight Foundation’s Technology Innovation program, Chris Barr, shares the details of a new collaborative initiative between its arts and technology teams.

Analia Saban: Abject Inventions

Analia Saban: Abject Inventions

Analia Saban deconstructs materials and processes, turning art historical principles upside down to create work that re-emerges as a new triumphant whole.

This Week in Art 10.16-10.22: Trevor Paglen Named 2017 MacArthur Fellow

This Week in Art 10.16-10.22: Trevor Paglen Named 2017 MacArthur Fellow

A look at this week’s art news, including Trevor Paglen being named a 2017 MacArthur Fellow, and events and exhibitions from Saudi Arabia to Seattle.

On View Now

Cloth is a Battleground in Stephanie Syjuco’s “CITIZENS”

On View Now

Cloth is a Battleground in Stephanie Syjuco’s “CITIZENS”

In Stephanie Syjuco’s “CITIZENS,” textiles and cloth become signifiers of the battles over patriotism and identity.

The Digital Museum: A Conversation between Loic Tallon and Julia Kaganskiy (Part I)

The Digital Museum: A Conversation between Loic Tallon and Julia Kaganskiy (Part I)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s chief digital officer Loic Tallon sits down with NEW INC director Julia Kaganskiy to discuss the future of museums’ digital presence and influence.

This Week in Art 10.9-10.15: Jeff Koons Collaborates with Snapchat

This Week in Art 10.9-10.15: Jeff Koons Collaborates with Snapchat

A look at this week’s art news, including Jeff Koons’s work entering augmented reality, and events and exhibitions from Tampa to Basel.

This Week in Art 10.2-10.8: Artists Create Posters Opposing Trump’s Immigration Ban

This Week in Art 10.2-10.8: Artists Create Posters Opposing Trump’s Immigration Ban

A look at this week’s art news, including a new artist collective formed in opposition to Trump’s most recent travel ban, and events and exhibitions from Detroit to Düsseldorf.

Dematerializing the Memorial: An Interview with Maya Lin

Dematerializing the Memorial: An Interview with Maya Lin

Almost four decades after her design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial brought her work to the national stage, Maya Lin is reinventing the memorial again through her environmental activist foundation, What is Missing.

This Week in Art 9.25-10.1: Theaster Gates Wins Nasher Sculpture Prize

This Week in Art 9.25-10.1: Theaster Gates Wins Nasher Sculpture Prize

A look at this week’s art news, including the third Nasher Sculpture Prize to be won by an Art21 artist, and events and exhibitions from Las Vegas to London.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Assessment as Dialogue: Shifting Power Dynamics in the Classroom

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Assessment as Dialogue: Shifting Power Dynamics in the Classroom

Educator-in-Residence Todd Elkin explains the origins of his experimental curriculum “Assessment as Dialogue,” which upends the traditional power dynamics in a classroom and asks students and teachers to collaborate on the most effective methods of learning.

Roundup

Art21 News Roundup: Julie Mehretu Recontextualizes the History of American Landscape Painting

Roundup

Art21 News Roundup: Julie Mehretu Recontextualizes the History of American Landscape Painting

In September, Art21 released the a new “Extended Play” film documenting Julie Mehretu’s monumental commission for the new SFMOMA.

On View Now

Philadelphia Illuminated

On View Now

Philadelphia Illuminated

Philadelphia writer Heather Holmes offers her thoughts on Cai Guo-Qiang’s public art project “Fireflies,” in which 27 pedicabs lit with Chinese lanterns circle Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway.