Articles by Tina Kukielski

Letter from the Editor

Figures of Speech

Letter from the Editor

Figures of Speech

Art21 executive director and chief curator Tina Kukielski introduces the new issue, “Figures of Speech,” examining the capacity of art for self-expression, community building, and political activism in 2018.

Letter from the Editor

Rights of Passage

Letter from the Editor

Rights of Passage

Art21 executive director and chief curator Tina Kukielski introduces the spring issue, reflecting on the importance of access to culture and the power of art and artists to expand access to healthcare, education, and more.

Roundup

Art21 News Roundup: Doreen Garner Upends the Pedestal

Roundup

Art21 News Roundup: Doreen Garner Upends the Pedestal

In February, Art21 premiered two new films from the digital series “New York Close Up,” and published a new playlist in honor of Black History Month.

Letter from the Editor

Whose Public?

Letter from the Editor

Whose Public?

Art21 Executive Director and Chief Curator Tina Kukielski introduces the new winter issue, stressing the need for contemporary art and artists in the current debates over public space, power, and ownership.

Roundup

Art21 News Roundup: Embarking on Our 21st Year with New Films

Roundup

Art21 News Roundup: Embarking on Our 21st Year with New Films

Art21 is starting off 2018—the year of our 21st anniversary—with a special series of five new film premieres featuring five artists.

Roundup

Art21 News Roundup: Celebrating Artists Who Connect Communities

Roundup

Art21 News Roundup: Celebrating Artists Who Connect Communities

In December, Art21 launched a new playlist and published eight new articles in the Art21 Magazine’s issue on “Empathy.”

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.”

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.

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.

Roundup

Art21 News Roundup: Summer Inspiration with Ten New Films

Roundup

Art21 News Roundup: Summer Inspiration with Ten New Films

In August, Art21 released the final two “Summer of Shorts” films, published new magazine articles and a new playlist.

Roundup

Art21 News Roundup: Caroline Woolard Unrolls the “@” Symbol

Roundup

Art21 News Roundup: Caroline Woolard Unrolls the “@” Symbol

See what Art21 was up to in July, including four new “Summer of Shorts” films, a new interview, and a new issue of the Art21 Magazine. 

Roundup

Art21 News Roundup: Jordan Casteel Challenges Preconceptions Through Portraiture

Roundup

Art21 News Roundup: Jordan Casteel Challenges Preconceptions Through Portraiture

See what Art21 was up to in June, including four new “Summer of Shorts” films and the selection of ten new Art21 Educators for the program’s seventh year.

Roundup

Art21 News Roundup: Theaster Gates Expands the Role of the Artist

Roundup

Art21 News Roundup: Theaster Gates Expands the Role of the Artist

See what Art21 was up to in May, including a new text interview with artist Theaster Gates, and a featured playlist curated around the theme “Take Action.”

Roundup

Art21 News Roundup: Sarah Sze Transforms Your Commute

Roundup

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.

Roundup

Art21 News Roundup: Minerva Cuevas Bridges the Border

Roundup

Art21 News Roundup: Minerva Cuevas Bridges the Border

See what Art21 was up to in March in our inaugural monthly roundup post of new film releases and upcoming programs and events.

Hello world: A letter from ART21’s new director

Hello world: A letter from ART21’s new director

While my friends and colleagues were spending their winter breaks getting some R&R on sandy beaches in the Caribbean, I was happily watching some of ART21’s more than three hundred …