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Monthly Archives: April 2017

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.