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Flickering Memoirs and Surveys: An Interview with Bill Burns

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Flickering Memoirs and Surveys: An Interview with Bill Burns

Caroline Picard interviews artist Bill Burns about his new book, “Hans Ulrich Obrist Hear Us,” both a memoir and an artistic survey that questions notions of cultural capital.

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.

On View Now

Meriem Bennani’s Holiday Headscarf

On View Now

Meriem Bennani’s Holiday Headscarf

Playing on the Barclays Center’s “Oculus” screen through March 5 as part of the Public Art Fund’s “Commercial Break” series, Meriem Bennani’s 30-second video piece “Your Year by Fardaous Funjab,” features an ‘advertisement’ for the artist’s fictional hijab design.

Memory at the Seams: Doris Salcedo’s Sumando Ausencias

Memory at the Seams: Doris Salcedo’s Sumando Ausencias

In Doris Salcedo’s public-art installation “Sumando Ausencias,” thousands of volunteers blanketed Bolívar Square with cloth containing the names of the victims of Colombia’s decades-long conflict.

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.

Moonwork, or the art of revaluing

Moonwork, or the art of revaluing

A-lan Holt shares five love poems from her debut book, “Moonwork.”

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.

Lili Reynaud-Dewar’s Teeth Gums Machines Future Society

Lili Reynaud-Dewar’s Teeth Gums Machines Future Society

Writer-in-Residence Rachel Valinsky reviews Lili Reynaud-Dewar’s recent exhibition “Teeth Gums Machines Future Society,” a techno-futurist take on the city of Memphis, Tennessee.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching with Nick Cave’s Until, Until Conversations Emerge

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching with Nick Cave’s Until, Until Conversations Emerge

Art21 Senior Education Advisor Joe Fusaro discusses how Nick Cave’s immersive installation “Until” can serve as a conversation starter for difficult subjects like racism and violence.

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.

On View Now

ICP’s Momentous and Magnificent Perpetual Revolution: The Image and Social Change

On View Now

ICP’s Momentous and Magnificent Perpetual Revolution: The Image and Social Change

Rachel Heidenry reviews the exhibition “Perpetual Revolution: The Image and Social Change” at the International Center of Photography, on view through May 7, 2017.

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.

African American Artists Reconstruct the Pastoral

African American Artists Reconstruct the Pastoral

Anthony Merino details the necessary overhaul of art historical traditions predicated on prejudice and exclusion.

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.

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

The Role of Online Archives in Contemporary Art and Activism

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

The Role of Online Archives in Contemporary Art and Activism

Rachel Heidenry shares the significance and recent resurgence of utilizing online archives as a method for activism and engagement.

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.

My Mom and I: Mothers & Daughters at the Women’s March on Washington

My Mom and I: Mothers & Daughters at the Women’s March on Washington

Art21 Office Coordinator Danielle Brock shares her experience at the Women’s March on Washington.

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.

Writer-in-Residence

“The Visible Hand”

Writer-in-Residence

“The Visible Hand”

Writer-in-Residence Rachel Valinsky uncovers the diversification of artistic production explored in the exhibition “The Visible Hand,” on view through February 15, 2017 at CUE Art Foundation.

Polyculturalist Visions, New Frameworks of Representation: Multiculturalism and the American Culture Wars

Polyculturalist Visions, New Frameworks of Representation: Multiculturalism and the American Culture Wars

Nettrice Gaskins examines the ongoing crisis of representation in cultural institutions, ultimately arriving at what she sees as a “polyculturalist” future for art, in which it moves away from dialectical identity politics to a sphere of fluid identities.

“Is There Racism in Heaven?”—An Interview with Nick Cave

“Is There Racism in Heaven?”—An Interview with Nick Cave

Jacquelyn Gleisner speaks with artist Nick Cave about his immersive installation “Until,” on view at MASS MoCA through September 2017.

Letter from the Editor

On the Power of Art and Challenging Cultural Inequity

Letter from the Editor

On the Power of Art and Challenging Cultural Inequity

Artist and activist Favianna Rodriguez introduces the “Momentum” issue with a call to action: end cultural inequity by challenging the art world’s existing power structures.

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.