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This Week in Art 3.27-4.2: 100+ Ai Weiwei Installations Coming to NYC

This Week in Art 3.27-4.2: 100+ Ai Weiwei Installations Coming to NYC

A look at this week’s art news, including Ai Weiwei’s upcoming multi-site public art project, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Dallas to Milan.

This Week in Art 3.20-3.26: Artists Rally Behind the NEA

This Week in Art 3.20-3.26: Artists Rally Behind the NEA

A look at this week’s art news, including Art21 artists rallying to save the National Endowment for the Arts, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Phoenix to Reykjavik.

This Week in Art 3.13-3.19: Theaster Gates Axes a Painting

This Week in Art 3.13-3.19: Theaster Gates Axes a Painting

A look at this week’s art news, including Theaster Gates taking an ax to a painting, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Minneapolis to Copenhagen.

Meet the New Art21.org

Meet the New Art21.org

Art21’s Director of Digital Media and Strategy Jonathan Munar introduces our new website, and all the new features—like Playlists and Watchlists—that come with it.

This Week in Art 3.6-3.12: Jenny Holzer to Exhibit at Blenheim Palace

This Week in Art 3.6-3.12: Jenny Holzer to Exhibit at Blenheim Palace

A look at this week’s art news, including Jenny Holzer’s upcoming exhibition at UK’s historic Blenheim Palace, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Berlin to Kansas City.

This Week in Art 2.27-3.5: Rashid Johnson’s Directorial Debut

This Week in Art 2.27-3.5: Rashid Johnson’s Directorial Debut

A look at this week’s art news, including Rashid Johnson directing his first feature film, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Durham to Denmark.

This Week in Art 2.20-2.26: William Kentridge Launches Arts Incubator

This Week in Art 2.20-2.26: William Kentridge Launches Arts Incubator

A look at this week’s art news, including William Kentridge’s new arts nonprofit, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Houston to Frankfurt.

This Week in Art 2.13-2.19: Inescapable Politics

This Week in Art 2.13-2.19: Inescapable Politics

A look at this week’s art news, including a new petition against Trump’s immigration order, and events and exhibitions everywhere from San Francisco to Stockholm.

Art21 Exclusive

Liz Magor: “Studios should be issued by the government as health-mandated items”

Art21 Exclusive

Liz Magor: “Studios should be issued by the government as health-mandated items”

In today’s Art21 “Exclusive,” Liz Magor describes her Vancouver studio as a place for pleasure as well as productivity while working on a cast sculpture of a paper bag.

This Week in Art 2.6-2.12: Raymond Pettibon’s First Major Museum Survey

This Week in Art 2.6-2.12: Raymond Pettibon’s First Major Museum Survey

A look at this week’s art news, including Raymond Pettibon’s first major museum survey, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Los Angeles to London.

Staff Pick

Staff Picks: January 2017

Staff Pick

Staff Picks: January 2017

The Art21 staff shares a selection of their favorite films and exhibitions, on view now in New York City and Massachusetts.

This Week in Art 1.30-2.5: Mark Bradford Meets Needs in Venice

This Week in Art 1.30-2.5: Mark Bradford Meets Needs in Venice

A look at this week’s art news, including Mark Bradford’s collaboration with a nonprofit in Venice, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Durham to London.

Applications Now Open for Art21 Educators Year 7

Applications Now Open for Art21 Educators Year 7

Applications opened today for Year 7 of our year-long professional development initiative, Art21 Educators.

Films on Art Portugal | Screenings 2.16 & 2.17

Films on Art Portugal | Screenings 2.16 & 2.17

Two Art21 short films were selected for this year’s Internacional Festival Filmes Sobre Arte Portugal, the international film festival, Films on Art Portugal.

This Week in Art 1.23-1.29: Artists March Around the World

This Week in Art 1.23-1.29: Artists March Around the World

A look at this week’s art news, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Austin to Berlin.

Art21 New York Close Up

Close Up with Daniel Gordon & Ruby Sky Stiler: Screening + Q&A 2.15.17

Art21 New York Close Up

Close Up with Daniel Gordon & Ruby Sky Stiler: Screening + Q&A 2.15.17

Join Art21 on Wednesday, February 15 in Brooklyn for an evening of film and discussion with artists Daniel Gordon and Ruby Sky Stiler.

This Week in Art 1.16-1.22: Three Art21 Artists Win Awards

This Week in Art 1.16-1.22: Three Art21 Artists Win Awards

A look at this week’s art news, including three awards won by Art21 artists, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Oakland to Myanmar.

This Week in Art 1.9-1.15: Artists Call for Inauguration Day Strike

This Week in Art 1.9-1.15: Artists Call for Inauguration Day Strike

A look at this week’s art news, including the upcoming J20 art strike, and events and exhibitions everywhere from San Francisco to South Africa.

This Week in Art 1.2-1.8: Katharina Grosse Makes Music

This Week in Art 1.2-1.8: Katharina Grosse Makes Music

A look at this week’s art news, including Katharina Grosse’s first musical venture, and events and exhibitions everywhere from New York to Tokyo.

Deep Focus: Inside Art21 Films

Directing Season 8’s Vancouver: An Interview with Pamela Mason Wagner

Deep Focus: Inside Art21 Films

Directing Season 8’s Vancouver: An Interview with Pamela Mason Wagner

In this interview with Pamela Mason Wagner, the director of the “Vancouver” hour shares what it was like to film contemporary artists for Season 8 of “Art in the Twenty-First Century.”

This Week in Art: 12.26-1.1

This Week in Art: 12.26-1.1

A look at this week’s art news, including two new public installations in New York City, and events and exhibitions everywhere from San Marino to Switzerland.

Art21 Magazine’s Year in Art, 2016

Art21 Magazine’s Year in Art, 2016

Presenting the Art21 Magazine’s most-read articles and issues in 2016. This year we published 180,000+ words in more than 240 posts.

Art21 Exclusive

Brian Jungen: Printing Two Perspectives

Art21 Exclusive

Brian Jungen: Printing Two Perspectives

In a new Art21 “Exclusive,” artist Brian Jungen creates two-sided prints from archival newspaper clippings, revealing the lens of otherness through which Native people are frequently viewed.

Art21 New York Close Up

Matt Roche & Jaimie Warren’s Big Extended Whoop Dee Doo Family

Art21 New York Close Up

Matt Roche & Jaimie Warren’s Big Extended Whoop Dee Doo Family

The dedicated crew behind Whoop Dee Doo discuss the artistic and emotional pull of their uniquely collaborative community art project.

Staff Pick

Staff Picks: Holiday Edition

Staff Pick

Staff Picks: Holiday Edition

The Art21 staff shares a special selection of holiday-themed staff picks.

In Memoriam: Glenn DuBose, Art21 Board Member

In Memoriam: Glenn DuBose, Art21 Board Member

Art21’s staff and board mourns the passing of Glenn DuBose, an award-winning producer, director and arts programming administrator.

This Week in Art: 12.19-12.25

This Week in Art: 12.19-12.25

A look at this week’s art news, including Ida Applebroog’s induction to the NYFA Hall of Fame, and events and exhibitions everywhere from San Francisco to Salzburg.

This Week in Art: 12.12-12.18

This Week in Art: 12.12-12.18

A look at this week’s art news, including Maya Lin’s latest architectural feat in Cambridge, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Amsterdam to Abu Dhabi.

Art21 Exclusive

Do Ho Suh Memorializes His New York Apartment

Art21 Exclusive

Do Ho Suh Memorializes His New York Apartment

In a new Art21 “Exclusive,” Do Ho Suh rubs every surface in his NYC apartment with colored pencil, creating a three-dimensional drawing of the space that was his home and studio for 18 years.

Inside the World Premiere of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8

Inside the World Premiere of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8

Art21 Arts Administration Intern Kelly Olshan shares her experience at Art21’s Season 8 world premiere in New York City.

This Week in Art: 12.5-12.11

This Week in Art: 12.5-12.11

A look at this week’s art news, including Mary Mattingly’s Hudson River-based floating food project, “Swale,” and events and exhibitions everywhere from Ann Arbor to Naples.

Season 8 Screening Society: December 2016

Season 8 Screening Society: December 2016

Event details for 20+ December screenings of Season 8, happening throughout the U.S. and around the world as part of the Art21 Screening Society.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Why Contemporary Art? Art21 & The Value of Inspiration

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Why Contemporary Art? Art21 & The Value of Inspiration

This Giving Tuesday, four Art21 Educators share how Art21’s films and programs have opened their students’ eyes to new possibilities.

This Week in Art: 11.28-12.4

This Week in Art: 11.28-12.4

A look at this week’s art news, including a new public sculpture by Yinka Shonibare MBE (RA) in Nigeria, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Miami to London.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Bad Art

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Bad Art

Art21 Educator Jack Watson shares a creativity exercise that asks students to make “bad art” as a way to allow for experimentation and playful collaboration.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

On Not Feeling Powerless: How Youth Activists and Art21 Artists Can Model Proactive Social Engagement

Teaching with Contemporary Art

On Not Feeling Powerless: How Youth Activists and Art21 Artists Can Model Proactive Social Engagement

Art21 Educator Todd Elkin discusses his students’ reactions to the 2016 presidential election, and how Art21 artists can serve as a model for constructive social engagement.