Articles by Claudine Isé

Homesteading as Art and Revolution

Homesteading as Art and Revolution

Is homesteading still radical? Artist Heidi Norton, her parents, and other generations of their family discuss art, craft, and the back-to-the-land movements.

Art21 New York Close Up

NYCU | Kalup Linzy Likes It A Little Bit Off

Art21 New York Close Up

NYCU | Kalup Linzy Likes It A Little Bit Off

Our latest NYCU film featuring Kalup Linzy is now live! Watch as Linzy recounts the making of his 2008 video, “Keys to Our Heart.”

New Guest Blogger: Jeffrey Augustine Songco

New Guest Blogger: Jeffrey Augustine Songco

The Art21 Blog’s newest blogger-in-residence is former “Praxis Makes Perfect” columnist Jeffrey Augustine Songco!

Art21 Exclusive

Exclusive | David Altmejd: Assistants

Art21 Exclusive

Exclusive | David Altmejd: Assistants

Filmed in early 2011, two of David Altmejd’s assistants describe the experience of working for the sculptor in his Queens, New York studio.

New Guest Blogger: Serena Qiu, Arts Writer, Brooklyn

New Guest Blogger: Serena Qiu, Arts Writer, Brooklyn

The Art21’s newest guest blogger is Serena Qiu, a Brooklyn, NY-based arts writer.

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Exclusive | Tabaimo: “dolefullhouse”

Art21 Exclusive

Exclusive | Tabaimo: “dolefullhouse”

Our latest Exclusive video is now live! Watch Tabaimo discuss her 2007 animated video installation “dolefullhouse,” whose disparate elements suggest meaning through their interaction.

Art21 New York Close Up

NYCU | Liz Magic Laser Talks to the Hand

Art21 New York Close Up

NYCU | Liz Magic Laser Talks to the Hand

In our latest NYCU short, Liz Magic Laser develops “The Digital Face” (2012), a new performance that examines hand gestures in contemporary presidential State of the Union addresses.

New Guest Blogger: DC Spensely, Artist, San Francisco

New Guest Blogger: DC Spensely, Artist, San Francisco

  Thanks to Honora Shea for her guest blog posts over the past two weeks. Next up, we have David “DC” Spensely, a San Francisco/Silicon Valley based artist. During his time …

Art21 Exclusive

Exclusive | Mary Reid Kelley: “You Make Me Iliad”

Art21 Exclusive

Exclusive | Mary Reid Kelley: “You Make Me Iliad”

Watch video artist and painter Mary Reid Kelley discuss her work “You Make Me Iliad” (2010), which attempts to reconstitute the experience of women living during the first World War.

Join Art21 in Supporting Relief Efforts for Hurricane Sandy

Join Art21 in Supporting Relief Efforts for Hurricane Sandy

As Art21 returns to its lower Manhattan office after a week with no power, our thoughts are with those still enduring the effects of Hurricane Sandy. The New York Foundation …

New Guest Blogger: Honora Shea

New Guest Blogger: Honora Shea

The Art21 Blog’s newest writer-in-residence is Honora Shea, a freelance writer who is based in Beijing.

Art21 Exclusive

Exclusive | Robert Mangold: Town & Country

Art21 Exclusive

Exclusive | Robert Mangold: Town & Country

  Our latest Exclusive video is now live! Click to watch Robert Mangold: Town & Country on Art21.org. Filmed at Robert Mangold’s upstate New York home and studio in 2011, …

Flash Points

Eleanor Antin Takes Over @Art21 on Twitter Today at 2pm EST!

Flash Points

Eleanor Antin Takes Over @Art21 on Twitter Today at 2pm EST!

Today, artist Eleanor Antin will take over the @Art21 Twitter account to perform a special reading from 2:00–3:00 p.m. EST. Please follow along!

New Guest Blogger: Alex Allenchey

New Guest Blogger: Alex Allenchey

The Art21 Blog’s newest blogger-in-residence is Alex Allenchey, a Brooklyn-based writer.

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Exclusive | Rackstraw Downes: Some Painters

Art21 Exclusive

Exclusive | Rackstraw Downes: Some Painters

Watch Art21’s latest Exclusive video, where Rackstraw Downes describes why he views the work of some long-deceased painters to be relevant to his own contemporary practice.

Art21 New York Close Up

NYCU | Erin Shirreff Takes Her Time

Art21 New York Close Up

NYCU | Erin Shirreff Takes Her Time

Our latest New York Close Up is now live! Watch as Erin Shirreff discusses the creation of her recent video projection, “Lake,” 2012.

New Guest Blogger: Taylor Trabulus, Artist and Curator, NYC

New Guest Blogger: Taylor Trabulus, Artist and Curator, NYC

The Art21 Blog’s newest blogger-in-residence is Taylor Trabulus, an artist and curator based in New York.

New Kids on the Block

New Column: New Kids on the Block

New Kids on the Block

New Column: New Kids on the Block

The Art21 Blog’s newest column is “New Kids on the Block,” which features interviews with up-and-coming younger artists working in a range of media.

Art21 Exclusive

Exclusive | El Anatsui: Language & Symbols

Art21 Exclusive

Exclusive | El Anatsui: Language & Symbols

Our latest Exclusive video features El Anatsui discussing the role of language and symbols in his artwork.

New Guest Blogger: Brendan Carroll, Artist, Writer and Independent Curator, NY

New Guest Blogger: Brendan Carroll, Artist, Writer and Independent Curator, NY

  Our grateful thanks to Mike HJ Chang for his guest blog series on contemporary art–and contemporary art issues–in Singapore right now. You can keep up with what Mike is …

Art21 Exclusive

Exclusive | Lynda Benglis: India

Art21 Exclusive

Exclusive | Lynda Benglis: India

Watch Lynda Benglis give a tour of the family home of Anand Sarabhai in Ahmedabad, India, a city she’s been visiting and working in for over 30 years.

Alchemy of Inspiration

New Column: Alchemy of Inspiration

Alchemy of Inspiration

New Column: Alchemy of Inspiration

The Art21 Blog’s newest column is “Alchemy of Inspiration,” which explores the nature of artistic inspiration and the intersection of artists’ lives and work.

Art21 New York Close Up

NYCU | Alejandro Almanza Pereda’s Obstacle Course

Art21 New York Close Up

NYCU | Alejandro Almanza Pereda’s Obstacle Course

How do artists overcome the hurdles of moving to New York City? Watch Alejandro Almanza Pereda contend with a series of obstacles during his first semester of graduate school at Hunter College.

Art21 Exclusive

Exclusive | Catherine Opie: Cleveland Clinic

Art21 Exclusive

Exclusive | Catherine Opie: Cleveland Clinic

Catherine Opie describes her intentions behind the permanent installation “Somewhere in the Middle” (2011) at Hillcrest Hospital, a branch of Cleveland Clinic, in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

New Guest Blogger: Mike Chang, Artist, Singapore

New Guest Blogger: Mike Chang, Artist, Singapore

Former guest blogger Mike Chang, an artist and educator living in Singapore, returns for another stint as the Art21 Blog’s writer-in-residence!

New Guest Blogger: Stephen Lacy, Artist, Chicago

New Guest Blogger: Stephen Lacy, Artist, Chicago

Stephen Lacy, an artist who helms Academy Records in Chicago, is the Art21 Blog’s newest writer-in-residence.

Revolution 2.1

New Column | Revolution 2.1: Art and Resistance in the Middle East

Revolution 2.1

New Column | Revolution 2.1: Art and Resistance in the Middle East

The Art21 Blog’s newest column looks at the second chapter of the Arab Spring through the visual art, poetry, music and other cultural forms it inspires.

New Guest Blogger: Elizabeth Wolfson, Doctoral Student, Providence, RI

New Guest Blogger: Elizabeth Wolfson, Doctoral Student, Providence, RI

Our newest blogger-in-residence is Elizabeth Wolfson, a former Art21 columnist who is currently a doctoral candidate at Brown University.

Art21 New York Close Up

NYCU | Diana Al-Hadid’s Studio Boom

Art21 New York Close Up

NYCU | Diana Al-Hadid’s Studio Boom

How do growing a business and maturing as an artist go hand in hand? Watch our latest NYCU short to find out!

New Guest Blogger: Mariana Aguirre

New Guest Blogger: Mariana Aguirre

Our latest blogger-in-residence is arts writer Mariana Aguirre, who pens a monthly column for the Mexican contemporary art magazine Revista Replicante.

Art21 Exclusive

Exclusive | Sarah Sze: Improvisation

Art21 Exclusive

Exclusive | Sarah Sze: Improvisation

Watch Sarah Sze discuss the importance of improvisation and spontaneity during her installation process, in Art21’s latest Exclusive video.

Art21 Exclusive

Exclusive | El Anatsui: Studio Process

Art21 Exclusive

Exclusive | El Anatsui: Studio Process

Watch our latest Exclusive video, where El Anatsui describes the collaborative and contemplative setting where his artworks are made.

New Guest Blogger: Colin Darke, Artist and Writer, Detroit

New Guest Blogger: Colin Darke, Artist and Writer, Detroit

Our newest blogger-in-residence is Colin Darke, an artist and writer based in Detroit, Michigan.

Art21 New York Close Up

NYCU | “David Brooks Tears the Roof Off”

Art21 New York Close Up

NYCU | “David Brooks Tears the Roof Off”

Watch artist David Brooks and a team of fabricators construct “Desert Rooftops” (2011–12), an Art Production Fund commission for the last undeveloped lot in Manhattan’s Times Square neighborhood.

Art21 Exclusive

Exclusive | Ai Weiwei: New Communication

Art21 Exclusive

Exclusive | Ai Weiwei: New Communication

Art21’s latest Exclusive video: in one of his first on-camera interviews following his release from detention in 2011, Ai Weiwei discusses the potential for artists to express themselves online.

Transmission

New Column: Transmission

Transmission

New Column: Transmission

The Art21 Blog announces “Transmission,” a new column focusing on the intersection of art and rock music.