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Yinka Shonibare’s “American Library,” The Whitney Goes Outside its Comfort Zone & More

This Week in Art

Yinka Shonibare’s “American Library,” The Whitney Goes Outside its Comfort Zone & More

A look at this week’s art news, including Yinka Shonibare’s new installation for the FRONT International Cleveland Triennial, “The American Library.”

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Mel Chin Submerges Times Square, Collier Schorr Talks Fashion & More

This Week in Art

Mel Chin Submerges Times Square, Collier Schorr Talks Fashion & More

A look at this week’s art news, including Mel Chin’s new installation in Times Square, which uses augmented reality to submerge viewers underwater.

Access to Healthcare: A Conversation Led by LaToya Ruby Frazier

Access to Healthcare: A Conversation Led by LaToya Ruby Frazier

At Gavin Brown’s enterprise in Harlem, LaToya Ruby Frazier leads a panel discussion with a scholar, a minister, and a doctor on the state of access and equity in healthcare, the history of artists and intellectuals who have fought for these rights in the past, and change-makers who are leading the charge today.

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Olafur Eliasson Partners with IKEA, Graciela Iturbide Works Acquired by MFA Boston, & Hayv Kahraman on Immigration

This Week in Art

Olafur Eliasson Partners with IKEA, Graciela Iturbide Works Acquired by MFA Boston, & Hayv Kahraman on Immigration

A look at this week’s art news, including Olafur Eliasson’s new sustainability partnership with IKEA, the 2018 winners of the Young Architects Program, and thirteen artists responding to the subject of immigration through their work.

Being a Collection

Being a Collection

Ruthie Stringer, part of the Braddock-based art collective Transformazium, explains the methodology driving the group’s library-based projects, including the Neighborhood Print Shop and Art Lending Collection.

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Theaster Gates’ “Black Madonna” in Basel, Pedro Reyes on Puppets, & Artists Raised on the Internet

This Week in Art

Theaster Gates’ “Black Madonna” in Basel, Pedro Reyes on Puppets, & Artists Raised on the Internet

A look at this week’s art news, including Theaster Gates’ new exhibition in Basel, in which the artist has transformed exhibition spaces into active sites of creative production.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Rooted in the Home: Thoughts on Building Connections Between Students & Artists

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Rooted in the Home: Thoughts on Building Connections Between Students & Artists

Educator-in-Residence Jocelyn Salaz offers insight into how incorporating familiar aesthetics can help students identify with artists.

A Look Inside “Creative Growth Magazine”

A Look Inside “Creative Growth Magazine”

A look inside the pages of “Creative Growth Magazine,” a first-of-its-kind publication presenting the work and lives of artists with disabilities, in the words of the artists themselves.

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For Freedoms Launches the 50 State Initiative, Nick Cave Takes Over the Park Avenue Armory, & More

This Week in Art

For Freedoms Launches the 50 State Initiative, Nick Cave Takes Over the Park Avenue Armory, & More

A look at this week’s art news, including a new public art initiative launched by the artist-run Super PAC For Freedoms, and a new participatory performance series by Nick Cave.

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Havana’s #00Bienal, Contemporary Artists on Climate Change, & Tania Bruguera’s Artivism

This Week in Art

Havana’s #00Bienal, Contemporary Artists on Climate Change, & Tania Bruguera’s Artivism

A look at this week’s art news, including the successful closing of Cuba’s first independent art biennial, and a new exhibition at Storm King Art Center on climate change.

Exodus and Arrival in “Pre-Image: Blind as the Mother Tongue”

Exodus and Arrival in “Pre-Image: Blind as the Mother Tongue”

Hiwa K recounts his experience fleeing Iraq in this excerpt from the artist’s 2017 video piece, “Pre-Image: Blind as the Mother Tongue.”

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New Season of “Art in the Twenty-First Century,” Diana Al-Hadid’s First Public Art Project & More

This Week in Art

New Season of “Art in the Twenty-First Century,” Diana Al-Hadid’s First Public Art Project & More

A look at this week’s art news, including the new season of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” announced last week, Diana Al-Hadid’s upcoming public art project, and more.

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Caroline Woolard & Pedro Reyes Work with Refugee Communities, New Jack Whitten Exhibition in Baltimore & More

This Week in Art

Caroline Woolard & Pedro Reyes Work with Refugee Communities, New Jack Whitten Exhibition in Baltimore & More

A look at this week’s art news, including Caroline Woolard and Pedro Reyes’ recent contributions to the Cincinnati nonprofit Wave Pool, whose Welcome Editions project invites artists to design a limited edition art object and work with local refugee and immigrant women to fabricate the pieces.

Resisting Dichotomies & Compressing Complexity: An Interview with Jack Whitten

Resisting Dichotomies & Compressing Complexity: An Interview with Jack Whitten

Interviewed in his Queens, New York studio in October 2017, Jack Whitten reflects on his childhood, the inequality he faced as a Black artist, and the necessity of fighting simplistic dichotomies.

Strategies & Resources

Who Am I, in Color?

Strategies & Resources

Who Am I, in Color?

Educator-in-Residence Jocelyn Salaz lays out the elements of her unit on color, in which students make their own paints, study color theory, and investigate the implications of skin tone.

Letter from the Editor

Rights of Passage

Letter from the Editor

Rights of Passage

Art21 executive director and chief curator Tina Kukielski introduces the spring issue, reflecting on the importance of access to culture and the power of art and artists to expand access to healthcare, education, and more.

Educator Spotlight

Art21 Educator Spotlight: Jocelyn Salaz

Educator Spotlight

Art21 Educator Spotlight: Jocelyn Salaz

Meet Art21 Educator Jocelyn Salaz, and learn how she’s exposing her students to a diversity of thought and approach by incorporating contemporary art practices in the classroom.

This Week in Art

Mel Chin Takes Over New York City, Theaster Gates Talks Sculpture & More

This Week in Art

Mel Chin Takes Over New York City, Theaster Gates Talks Sculpture & More

A look at this week’s art news, including Mel Chin’s new retrospective at the Queens Museum, and thoughts from a recent talk by Theaster Gates on sculpture and art’s potential for the future.

Artist Introspectives

The Most Public of Private Spaces

Artist Introspectives

The Most Public of Private Spaces

Artist Ahmed Mater discusses the influence of the public and public space on his powerful portraits of the Islamic world.

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Rob Pruitt’s “The Church,” Trevor Paglen’s Flag, and Joan Jonas’s Tate Modern Retrospective

This Week in Art

Rob Pruitt’s “The Church,” Trevor Paglen’s Flag, and Joan Jonas’s Tate Modern Retrospective

A look at this week’s art news, including “Rob Pruitt: The Church,” a solo exhibition and space for ongoing community engagement investigating the intersection of religion and public spaces.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Communicating en Masse: The Art of Activism

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Communicating en Masse: The Art of Activism

Educator-in-Residence Nick Kozak offers politically neutral ways of teaching on protest art and activism in the classroom.

Teaching History by Sculpting Experience: An Interview with Doreen Garner

Teaching History by Sculpting Experience: An Interview with Doreen Garner

In a conversation with film director, Brian Redondo, artist Doreen Garner shares the motivation driving her sculptural practice: to educate viewers about suppressed racist histories embedded in the foundations of a nation built on slavery.

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Yinka Shonibare’s Central Park Sculpture, “Word on the Street” in Times Square & LA’s Giant Neon Uterus

This Week in Art

Yinka Shonibare’s Central Park Sculpture, “Word on the Street” in Times Square & LA’s Giant Neon Uterus

A look at this week’s art news, including Yinka Shonibare’s new public installation, “Wind Sculpture (SG) I,” near the 59th Street entrance of Central Park.

In Plain View: Ian Cheng’s Live Simulations

In Plain View: Ian Cheng’s Live Simulations

Ian Cheng’s live simulations transport viewers to immersive fictional worlds populated with characters and communities whose behaviors the artist can condition but not control.

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Doreen Garner at “Invisible Man Tattoo,” Diana Al-Hadid at Madison Square Park, & Tania Bruguera at Turbine Hall

This Week in Art

Doreen Garner at “Invisible Man Tattoo,” Diana Al-Hadid at Madison Square Park, & Tania Bruguera at Turbine Hall

A look at this week’s art news, including Doreen Garner’s tattoo project, “Invisible Man Tattoo,” Diana Al-Hadid’s upcoming public installation in Madison Square Park, and Tania Bruguera’s 2018 commission for Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall.

Roundup

Art21 News Roundup: Doreen Garner Upends the Pedestal

Roundup

Art21 News Roundup: Doreen Garner Upends the Pedestal

In February, Art21 premiered two new films from the digital series “New York Close Up,” and published a new playlist in honor of Black History Month.

Strategies & Resources

Seeing These Streets: Analyzing the Visual Landscapes of Urban Spaces

Strategies & Resources

Seeing These Streets: Analyzing the Visual Landscapes of Urban Spaces

Educator-in-Residence Nick Kozak details his unit on street art, in which students critically examine the anonymous artists creating work in their neighborhoods.

Educator Spotlight

Art21 Educator Spotlight: Nick Kozak

Educator Spotlight

Art21 Educator Spotlight: Nick Kozak

Meet Art21 Educator Nick Kozak, and learn how he’s breaking down the barriers his students face by incorporating contemporary art practices in the classroom.

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“Art in the Age of the Internet” at ICA Boston, Laurie Anderson’s New Book & More

This Week in Art

“Art in the Age of the Internet” at ICA Boston, Laurie Anderson’s New Book & More

A look at this week’s art news, including the exhibition “Art in the Age of the Internet” at the ICA Boston which explores how the internet has shaped contemporary culture and artistic production.

This Week in Art 1.29-2.4: Fifty Artists Design “New York” Magazine Covers In Public Art Project

This Week in Art 1.29-2.4: Fifty Artists Design “New York” Magazine Covers In Public Art Project

A look at this week’s art news, including a series of artist-designed commemorative covers for “New York” magazine that are taking the form of a public art exhibition, and events and exhibitions from New York to Tasmania.

Resisting Reductivism & Breaking the Bubble: An Interview with Barbara Kruger

Resisting Reductivism & Breaking the Bubble: An Interview with Barbara Kruger

In this rare interview accompanying a new Art21 film, Barbara Kruger shares her media diet, what she sees as art’s role in contemporary society, and the inspiration behind two of her earliest works.

On “Monument Lab”

On “Monument Lab”

Artist and co-curator of “Monument Lab” Ken Lum shares the findings of this public engagement project, which served as a participatory exercise in spatial production, and questioned the role of monuments and public art in civic spaces.

Letter from the Editor

Whose Public?

Letter from the Editor

Whose Public?

Art21 Executive Director and Chief Curator Tina Kukielski introduces the new winter issue, stressing the need for contemporary art and artists in the current debates over public space, power, and ownership.

Roundup

Art21 News Roundup: Embarking on Our 21st Year with New Films

Roundup

Art21 News Roundup: Embarking on Our 21st Year with New Films

Art21 is starting off 2018—the year of our 21st anniversary—with a special series of five new film premieres featuring five artists.

This Week in Art 1.22-1.28: Abigail DeVille and Pepón Osorio Awarded United States Artists Fellowships

This Week in Art 1.22-1.28: Abigail DeVille and Pepón Osorio Awarded United States Artists Fellowships

A look at this week’s art news, including the recently announced United States Artists 2018 Fellows, and events and exhibitions from Syracuse to Zurich.

This Week in Art 1.15-1.21: New “Art-Filled” U.S. Embassy Opens in London

This Week in Art 1.15-1.21: New “Art-Filled” U.S. Embassy Opens in London

A look at this week’s art news, including new commissions for the U.S. Embassy in London, and events and exhibitions from Atlanta to Osaka.