Columns & Features

Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

Fortress Inside a City

Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

Fortress Inside a City

Writer-in-Residence Anna Tome explores the work of Russian artist Petr Pavlensky whose demanding performance pieces recontextualize government spaces by mimicking the violence of the state.

New Kids on the Block

Places Within Us: Jesse Chun’s On Paper Series

New Kids on the Block

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.

Writer-in-Residence

New Works by Marilyn Lerner: A Sustained Spontaneity

Writer-in-Residence

New Works by Marilyn Lerner: A Sustained Spontaneity

In this essay, Writer-in-Residence Anna Tome explores the rich abstracted colors in Marilyn Lerner’s exhibition “Harmonies,” closing next week at CUE Art Foundation.

Staff Pick

Staff Picks: September 2016

Staff Pick

Staff Picks: September 2016

The ART21 staff shares their favorite exhibitions on view in New York and around the world.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

ART21 Educators Institute: Laylah Ali on Process and “John Brown Song!”

Teaching with Contemporary Art

ART21 Educators Institute: Laylah Ali on Process and “John Brown Song!”

Artist Laylah Ali shares her thoughts on ‘process’ at July’s ART21 Educators Institute in New York City.

Looking at Los Angeles

Anthony Hernandez’s Brilliantly Ordinary L.A.

Looking at Los Angeles

Anthony Hernandez’s Brilliantly Ordinary L.A.

Rachel Heidenry explores the work of Los Angeles photographer Anthony Hernandez, who in the 1970s began capturing the city in motion.

Deep Focus: Inside Art21 Films

Directing Los Angeles and Mexico City: An Interview with Deborah Dickson

Deep Focus: Inside Art21 Films

Directing Los Angeles and Mexico City: An Interview with Deborah Dickson

Executive Producer Eve Moros Ortega interviews the director of the “Los Angeles” and “Mexico City” hours in “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8, three-time Academy Award nominee Deborah Dickson.

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor: Chris Sharp

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor: Chris Sharp

Writer and curator Chris Sharp joins ART21 Magazine as guest editor of the September/October issue “Place Part I,” explored with a focus on art and artists in Mexico City and Los Angeles.

Deep Focus: Inside Art21 Films

What Do Cities Sound Like? An Interview with Season 8 Composer Joel Pickard

Deep Focus: Inside Art21 Films

What Do Cities Sound Like? An Interview with Season 8 Composer Joel Pickard

Composer Joel Pickard speaks with Executive Producer Eve Moros Ortega about writing the music for Season 8 of “Art in the Twenty-First Century.”

Staff Pick

Staff Picks: August 2016

Staff Pick

Staff Picks: August 2016

The ART21 staff shares their favorite films, exhibitions, and installations.

Deep Focus: Inside Art21 Films

Picturing Place: An Interview with Season 8 Designer Matt Eller

Deep Focus: Inside Art21 Films

Picturing Place: An Interview with Season 8 Designer Matt Eller

Designer Matt Eller speaks with Executive Producer Eve Moros Ortega about producing the title sequences, motion design, and typography for Season 8 of “Art in the Twenty-First Century.”

On View Now

Two Exhibitions Show Artists Grappling with the Ravages of AIDS

On View Now

Two Exhibitions Show Artists Grappling with the Ravages of AIDS

Jared Quinton reviews two exhibitions on view in New York: “Art AIDS America” at the Bronx Museum and “Nan Goldin: The Ballad of Sexual Dependency” at MoMA.

Artist Introspectives

Exposing the Self Through Artmaking

Artist Introspectives

Exposing the Self Through Artmaking

Mexican-American painter Tino Rodriguez describes four themes explored in his exotic, mystical work: the self, dreams, gender, and fairy tales.

New Kids on the Block

Dr. Howard Moseley Answers Your Questions

New Kids on the Block

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.

Staff Pick

Staff Picks: July 2016

Staff Pick

Staff Picks: July 2016

A selection of exhibitions, podcasts, and television shows personally recommended by members of the ART21 staff.

Deep Focus: Inside Art21 Films

Directing Season 8’s Chicago: An Interview with Stanley Nelson

Deep Focus: Inside Art21 Films

Directing Season 8’s Chicago: An Interview with Stanley Nelson

Executive Producer Eve Moros Ortega sits down with Stanley Nelson, award-winning director of the “Chicago” hour in the upcoming season of “Art in the Twenty-First Century.”

Artist Introspectives

On Exposure

Artist Introspectives

On Exposure

Artist Matthew Morrocco considers photography’s historical significance, and its enduring relevance in an image-driven world.

Deep Focus: Inside Art21 Films

Flying High: My Chicago Drone Day

Deep Focus: Inside Art21 Films

Flying High: My Chicago Drone Day

Through photos and GIFs, Director of Production Nick Ravich chronicles ten hours of filming with drones in Chicago for Season 8 of “Art in the Twenty-First Century.”

Booked

In Defense Against Material: An Interview with A. Laurie Palmer

Booked

In Defense Against Material: An Interview with A. Laurie Palmer

A. Laurie Palmer discusses her book “In the Aura of a Hole,” which, through photography and essays, exposes the physical consequences of humanity’s dependence on the earth and its resources.

Artist Introspectives

Queer Secrets Exposed

Artist Introspectives

Queer Secrets Exposed

Artist and DJ Vera Rubin considers the nuance in finding the right kind and amount of exposure for art that originated underground.

Deep Focus: Inside Art21 Films

Behind the Scenes of Season 8: Vancouver

Deep Focus: Inside Art21 Films

Behind the Scenes of Season 8: Vancouver

Go behind the scenes of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8, as the ART21 production crew films Brian Jungen and Liz Magor in Vancouver.

Writer-in-Residence

The Feminist Legacy in Radical Plastic

Writer-in-Residence

The Feminist Legacy in Radical Plastic

In this essay, Writer-in-Residence Maggie Davis explores the feminist inspirations for the exhibition “Radical Plastic,” opening Saturday.

Artist Introspectives

Things That Look Like Me

Artist Introspectives

Things That Look Like Me

New Orleans-based artist Vinsantos shares how he came to handcraft glamorous, dazzling dolls.

Deep Focus: Inside Art21 Films

Behind the Scenes of Season 8: Los Angeles

Deep Focus: Inside Art21 Films

Behind the Scenes of Season 8: Los Angeles

Go behind the scenes of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8, as we film Liz Larner and Edgar Arceneaux in Los Angeles.

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor, Ben McCoy

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor, Ben McCoy

Guest editor Ben McCoy introduces the theme of our July / August issue: “Exposed,” explored with a focus on trans, queer, and feminist artists.

Deep Focus: Inside Art21 Films

Behind the Scenes of Season 8: Mexico City

Deep Focus: Inside Art21 Films

Behind the Scenes of Season 8: Mexico City

Go behind the scenes of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8, as we film in Mexico City.

Word is a Virus

Language, Time, & A Logo for America: An Interview with Alfredo Jaar

Word is a Virus

Language, Time, & A Logo for America: An Interview with Alfredo Jaar

Season 4 artist Alfredo Jaar discusses the latest installation of “A Logo for America,” coming this summer to London’s Piccadilly Circus.

Staff Pick

Staff Picks: June 2016

Staff Pick

Staff Picks: June 2016

A selection of art and exhibitions, personally recommended by members of the ART21 staff.

Artist Introspectives

Tension To Complete

Artist Introspectives

Tension To Complete

Portland artist Damien Gilley discusses movement & perception in his installations, designed around a single viewpoint where the work completes itself.

Deep Focus: Inside Art21 Films

Behind the Scenes of Season 8: Chicago

Deep Focus: Inside Art21 Films

Behind the Scenes of Season 8: Chicago

Go behind the scenes of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8, as we film Barbara Kasten and Theaster Gates in Chicago.

Deep Focus: Inside Art21 Films

Get the Inside Scoop on ART21 Films with “Deep Focus”

Deep Focus: Inside Art21 Films

Get the Inside Scoop on ART21 Films with “Deep Focus”

Announcing a new column that goes in-depth with ART21 artists, and takes you behind-the-scenes of ART21 films .

New Kids on the Block

Randa Mirza’s Burning Sky

New Kids on the Block

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.

Copy That!

Artist Rights and the Many Shapes of Censorship

Copy That!

Artist Rights and the Many Shapes of Censorship

Artist Joy Garnett recounts her personal experience with copyright law, and shares valuable resources for artists looking to protect their own work.

Booked

Life Among Other Men: An Interview with Black Deutschland ’s Darryl Pinckney

Booked

Life Among Other Men: An Interview with Black Deutschland ’s Darryl Pinckney

In this extended interview, author Darryl Pinckney discusses characters caught between conflicting identities and locales in his latest novel “Black Deutschland.”

Artist Introspectives

It Is, It Isn’t

Artist Introspectives

It Is, It Isn’t

In this personal essay, artist Iké Udé discusses the development of illusion in his work from the 1990s to today.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

#ArtSelfies

Teaching with Contemporary Art

#ArtSelfies

In this creativity exercise, ART21 Educator Shannah Burton teaches students that an #artselfie is worth more than its number of likes.