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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.

The New Situationists

Implicit Politics: August Sander and the Fallacy of Objectivity

The New Situationists

Implicit Politics: August Sander and the Fallacy of Objectivity

Erin Sweeny uncovers the complexities of accepting photography as an objective representation of reality, through the work of twentieth century German photographer August Sander.

Writer-in-Residence

Beverly Fishman: Color-Coding Big Pharma

Writer-in-Residence

Beverly Fishman: Color-Coding Big Pharma

Writer-in-Residence Zachary Small uncovers the psychological implications of Beverly Fishman’s brightly colored pill-paintings that explore the consequences of an unchecked medical industry.

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.

Looking at Los Angeles

Kathleen Ryan: Weightless Again at Ghebaly Gallery

Looking at Los Angeles

Kathleen Ryan: Weightless Again at Ghebaly Gallery

Lindsay Preston Zappas reviews Kathleen Ryan’s recent sculpture exhibition at Ghebaly Gallery, “Weightless Again” —a reclamation of feminine modernism.

The 1913 Armory Show: America’s First Art War

The 1913 Armory Show: America’s First Art War

Tom McCormack recounts the events leading up to the 1913 Armory Show, and the impact the fair would have on the art world for centuries to come.

Letter from the Editor

What if balance was about process, rather than outcome?

Letter from the Editor

What if balance was about process, rather than outcome?

“Balance” guest editor Lewis Wallace introduces the issue with an investigation into the challenges of obtaining journalistic balance.

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.

Painter/Protagonist: Steven Shearer at The Brant Foundation

Painter/Protagonist: Steven Shearer at The Brant Foundation

Guest editor Lee Plested reviews Vancouver artist Steven Shearer’s exhibition, on view at the The Brant Foundation in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Booked

Queering New York: An Interview with Douglas Crimp

Booked

Queering New York: An Interview with Douglas Crimp

Writer-in-Residence Mimi Cheng interviews art critic Douglas Crimp about his new book “Before Pictures,” which juxtaposes the experimental art scene with the experimental gay scene of 1970s New York.

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.”

#callresponse

#callresponse

Curator and writer Tarah Hogue shares her project “#callresponse,” an exhibition giving voice to the importance of Indigenous North American women.

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.

Keith Mayerson and the American Dream

Keith Mayerson and the American Dream

Ali Fitzgerald explores “My American Dream,” Keith Mayerson’s decade-long, ongoing painting series investigating this most enduring of myths.

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.

Geoffrey Goes to Venice

Geoffrey Goes to Venice

Michael Turner introduces Vancouver artist Geoffrey Farmer and his plans for representing Canada at the 57th Venice Biennale.

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.

On View Now

Mastry: A Complex Portrait of Kerry James Marshall

On View Now

Mastry: A Complex Portrait of Kerry James Marshall

Jared Quinton reviews Kerry James Marshall’s “Mastry,” a retrospective comprised of nearly 80 works that span the artist’s 35-year career.