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Monthly Archives: September 2017

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.

This Week in Art 9.18-9.24: Mel Chin Unveils a Monument to Everyone

This Week in Art 9.18-9.24: Mel Chin Unveils a Monument to Everyone

A look at this week’s art news, including Mel Chin’s new public artwork in Philadelphia, and events and exhibitions from Boston to Berlin.

Staff Pick

Staff Picks: Summer + Fall 2017

Staff Pick

Staff Picks: Summer + Fall 2017

The Art21 staff presents a selection of our favorite fall exhibitions on view in New York.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Seven Strategies for the Studio Art Class

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Seven Strategies for the Studio Art Class

Art21 Senior Education Advisor Joe Fusaro offers seven tips for keeping projects and curriculum fresh in studio art classes.

New Kids on the Block

Making Paper: Hong Hong’s Performative Process

New Kids on the Block

Making Paper: Hong Hong’s Performative Process

Artist Hong Hong combines two traditional forms of papermaking—Tibetan and Japanese—to create large-scale abstract paper sculptures.

Letter from the Editor

Invention vs. Innovation

Letter from the Editor

Invention vs. Innovation

NEW INC director Julia Kaganskiy introduces the issue by drawing an important distinction between invention and innovation.

This Week in Art 9.11-9.17: Cindy Sherman and Maya Lin Celebrated as TIME “Firsts”

This Week in Art 9.11-9.17: Cindy Sherman and Maya Lin Celebrated as TIME “Firsts”

A look at this week’s art news, including a special Time Magazine project honoring women, and events and exhibitions from Paris to Philadelphia.

On View Now

Climate Change & Data Drawings: An Interview with Maya Lin

On View Now

Climate Change & Data Drawings: An Interview with Maya Lin

Maya Lin discusses hurricanes and climate change in relation to the work in her new show, “Ebb and Flow,” opening today at Pace Gallery.

Educator Spotlight

Art21 Educator Spotlight: Todd Elkin

Educator Spotlight

Art21 Educator Spotlight: Todd Elkin

Meet Art21 Educator Todd Elkin, and learn how he incorporates contemporary art practices in his classroom in Fremont, California.

This Week in Art 9.4-9.10: Women Artists Bring Protest Messages to Times Square

This Week in Art 9.4-9.10: Women Artists Bring Protest Messages to Times Square

A look at this week’s art news, including a new public art commission for Times Square, and events and exhibitions from Los Angeles to London.