New Kids on the Block

Interviews with up-and-coming artists, with a focus on artists based in New York City

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Mohamad Hafez’s Complex Models of Syrian Devastation

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Mohamad Hafez’s Complex Models of Syrian Devastation

Mohamad Hafez creates elaborate models of annihilated streetscapes and ruined buildings, replicating the devastation of the war in Syria, where he was born.

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Places Within Us: Jesse Chun’s On Paper Series

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Places Within Us: Jesse Chun’s On Paper Series

An exploration of Jesse Chun’s “On Paper” series, which appropriates immigration paperwork and passports, searching for a place of belonging that extends beyond geography.

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Dr. Howard Moseley Answers Your Questions

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Dr. Howard Moseley Answers Your Questions

In this satirical Q&A, acclaimed self-help author Howard Moseley, PhD, answers readers’ questions about gallery representation and the nature of creativity.

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Randa Mirza’s Burning Sky

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Randa Mirza’s Burning Sky

In Lebanese artist Randa Mirza’s series “El-Zohra Was Not Born in a Day,” delicate dioramas speak quiet truths about ancient Arabian stories.

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Caitlin Berrigan’s “Unfinished State”

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Caitlin Berrigan’s “Unfinished State”

Caitlin Berrigan’s “Unfinished State” investigates the landscape of Lebanon, where abandoned construction projects stand as the casualties of a post-conflict economy.

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Gina Siepel’s Listening Trips

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Gina Siepel’s Listening Trips

In July 2011, the artist Gina Siepel paddled down the Bronx River with four strangers. This series of excursions in the northernmost borough of New York City, along with four …

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The Archives of Kameelah Rasheed

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The Archives of Kameelah Rasheed

The artist Kameelah Rasheed was twelve years old in 1998, when her family—mother, father, and four brothers—had lost their home. The value of land in northern California near East Palo …

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The Absurd Magic of Vincent Como

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The Absurd Magic of Vincent Como

Vincent Como would never describe his work as magical, yet his work is rife with mysticism.

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The Demands of Dread Scott

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The Demands of Dread Scott

Twenty-five years after his controversial installation What Is the Proper Way to Display a US Flag?, artist Dread Scott talks about art’s ability to change our vision of the world.

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The Go! Push Pops on Future Feminisms

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The Go! Push Pops on Future Feminisms

Go! Push Pops—a transnational radical queer feminist performance art collective—creates “work that visually represents a future of feminism as a form of healing.”

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BFAMFAPhD: An Imaginative School of Thought

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BFAMFAPhD: An Imaginative School of Thought

Caroline Woolard’s collaborative project, BFAMFAPhD.com, “endeavors to unite artists in order to address the problems of their rising population” in the U.S.

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Victoria Fu’s Five Attempts at a Palindrome

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Victoria Fu’s Five Attempts at a Palindrome

For San Diego-based artist Victoria Fu “failure as strategy is a nod to the delicate beauty and also complete absurdity of making.”

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Paolo Cirio’s Lovely Faces

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Paolo Cirio’s Lovely Faces

Columnist Jacquelyn Gleisner interviews media artist Paolo Cirio about his controversial dating website, Lovely-Faces.

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Nails Across America with Breanne Trammell

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Nails Across America with Breanne Trammell

Columnist Jacquelyn Gleisner steps into a 1968 trailer to get a manicure and talk to artist Breanne Trammell about her traveling project “Nails Across America.”

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All Who Muster with Allison Smith

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All Who Muster with Allison Smith

The Civil War remains one of the most poignant periods of American history, perpetuated by reenactments and examined by artist Allison Smith.

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“Mapping Soulville” with Aisha Cousins

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“Mapping Soulville” with Aisha Cousins

Mapping the life of Malcolm X at the intersection of New York’s past and present. #Art #Community #Change

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New Kids on the Block | Summer Wheat on Her Flight Away from “Cowboy Space Gangsters”

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New Kids on the Block | Summer Wheat on Her Flight Away from “Cowboy Space Gangsters”

Columnist Jacquelyn Gleisner traces a painter’s evolution and movement from wholesome Oklahoma City to bohemian Brooklyn.

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New Kids on the Block | Far Out with Lisa Sanditz

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New Kids on the Block | Far Out with Lisa Sanditz

Jacquelyn Gleisner chats with artist Lisa Sanditz about her imaginative paintings, the art world today, and the artist’s last great cheeseburger.

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New Kids on the Block | Angela Dufresne: Self-Confessed Storyteller, Punk, Image Maker, and Feminist

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New Kids on the Block | Angela Dufresne: Self-Confessed Storyteller, Punk, Image Maker, and Feminist

Jacquelyn Gleisner speaks with artist Angela Dufresne whose “landscapes are murky” and portraits are “brooding.”

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New Kids on the Block | Nyssa Frank of The Living Gallery

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New Kids on the Block | Nyssa Frank of The Living Gallery

Columnist Jacquelyn Gleisner Google chats with Nyssa Frank, owner of The Living Gallery, an alternative art space and community outreach venue in Brooklyn.

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New Kids on the Block | “Brain Work” with Pilvi Takala

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New Kids on the Block | “Brain Work” with Pilvi Takala

Jacquelyn Gleisner talks to the Istanbul-based artist Pilvi Takala, whose performance-based “interventions” challenge social and behavioral norms.

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New Kids on the Block | Baudrillard for Bozos: An Interview with Sean Joseph Patrick Carney

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New Kids on the Block | Baudrillard for Bozos: An Interview with Sean Joseph Patrick Carney

Jacquelyn Gleisner talks to Sean Joseph Patrick Carney, an artist whose practice involves the translation of dense theoretical texts in amusing and provocative ways.

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New Kids on the Block | The Right Stuff

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New Kids on the Block | The Right Stuff

When it comes to art-making and artists, what does it mean to have “the right stuff?” Jacquelyn Gleisner’s new column explores this and other questions.

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New Column: New Kids on the Block

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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.