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This Week in Art 11.13-11.19: Prospect.4 Opens Friday in New Orleans

This Week in Art 11.13-11.19: Prospect.4 Opens Friday in New Orleans

A look at this week’s art news, including the fourth Prospect New Orleans triennial opening this week, and events and exhibitions from New York to Nice.

The Poetry of Everyday Life: An Interview with Project Row Houses Director Eureka Gilkey

The Poetry of Everyday Life: An Interview with Project Row Houses Director Eureka Gilkey

Houston arts nonprofit Project Row Houses responds directly to the needs of the Third Ward community, offering both arts programming and access to social services, proving both can work hand-in-hand.

Robots, Race, and Algorithms: Stephanie Dinkins at Recess Assembly

Robots, Race, and Algorithms: Stephanie Dinkins at Recess Assembly

For her residency at Recess Assembly, artist Stephanie Dinkins is exploring if social robot BINA48 is capable of speaking from the perspective of a Black woman.

Letter from the Editor

Living in an Age of Empathy

Letter from the Editor

Living in an Age of Empathy

Curator Yvette Mutumba discusses how biased empathy can be problematic, but when understood as a means of inclusive human solidarity, empathy can lead to a greater understanding of the issues troubling the world today.

This Week in Art 11.6-11.12: Artists Fights Sexism and Harassment with #NotSurprised

This Week in Art 11.6-11.12: Artists Fights Sexism and Harassment with #NotSurprised

A look at this week’s art news, including a new artist-led campaign fighting sexism and sexual harassment, and events and exhibitions from Montreal to Moscow.

Educator Spotlight

Art21 Educator Spotlight: Joseph Iacona

Educator Spotlight

Art21 Educator Spotlight: Joseph Iacona

Meet Art21 Educator Joseph Iacona, and learn how he incorporates contemporary art practices in classrooms with adjudicated youth and trauma-impacted teens in Philadelphia.

Ways of Being: Spaces of Learning

Ways of Being: Spaces of Learning

Two members of the artist collective BFAMFAPhD illustrate the ways in which teachers can facilitate spaces of learning and transformation.

This Week in Art 10.30-11.5: Performa 17 Starts Wednesday

This Week in Art 10.30-11.5: Performa 17 Starts Wednesday

A look at this week’s art news, including the start of performance art festival Performa, and events and exhibitions from Houston to Athens.

Inventing the Future: Art and Technology

Inventing the Future: Art and Technology

In the 1960s, artists and engineers collaborated to push both fields forward through the nonprofit Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.). Now, a partnership between Bell Labs and NEW INC is reinstating the program with an artist residency.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Scenius, Inspiration, and Invention

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Scenius, Inspiration, and Invention

Educator-in-Residence Todd Elkin reflects on the ways in which his classroom embodies the concept of “scenius,” in which creative inventions emerge from social contexts, as the students working near each other riff off one another’s strategies and ideas.

Ways of Being: Introduction

Ways of Being: Introduction

Two members of the artist collective BFAMFAPhD discuss their book “Ways of Being,” which investigates artists’ relationships to systems of production.

This Week in Art 10.23-10.29: New Graphic Novel Chronicles the Life of Graciela Iturbide

This Week in Art 10.23-10.29: New Graphic Novel Chronicles the Life of Graciela Iturbide

A look at this week’s art news, including a new graphic novel on Graciela Iturbide from the Getty, and events and exhibitions from San Francisco to Seoul.

The Digital Museum: A Conversation between Loic Tallon and Julia Kaganskiy (Part II)

The Digital Museum: A Conversation between Loic Tallon and Julia Kaganskiy (Part II)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s chief digital officer Loic Tallon and NEW INC director Julia Kaganskiy continue their discussion on the future of museums’ digital presence and influence.

Roundup

Art21 News Roundup: Jamian Juliano Villani Paints Under Pressure

Roundup

Art21 News Roundup: Jamian Juliano Villani Paints Under Pressure

In October, Art21 released a new film on artist Jamian Juliano-Villani and celebrated a decade of filming with Julie Mehretu.

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

The Art of the Prototype: Museums and Technology

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

The Art of the Prototype: Museums and Technology

The director of the Knight Foundation’s Technology Innovation program, Chris Barr, shares the details of a new collaborative initiative between its arts and technology teams.

Analia Saban: Abject Inventions

Analia Saban: Abject Inventions

Analia Saban deconstructs materials and processes, turning art historical principles upside down to create work that re-emerges as a new triumphant whole.

This Week in Art 10.16-10.22: Trevor Paglen Named 2017 MacArthur Fellow

This Week in Art 10.16-10.22: Trevor Paglen Named 2017 MacArthur Fellow

A look at this week’s art news, including Trevor Paglen being named a 2017 MacArthur Fellow, and events and exhibitions from Saudi Arabia to Seattle.

On View Now

Cloth is a Battleground in Stephanie Syjuco’s “CITIZENS”

On View Now

Cloth is a Battleground in Stephanie Syjuco’s “CITIZENS”

In Stephanie Syjuco’s “CITIZENS,” textiles and cloth become signifiers of the battles over patriotism and identity.

The Digital Museum: A Conversation between Loic Tallon and Julia Kaganskiy (Part I)

The Digital Museum: A Conversation between Loic Tallon and Julia Kaganskiy (Part I)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s chief digital officer Loic Tallon sits down with NEW INC director Julia Kaganskiy to discuss the future of museums’ digital presence and influence.

This Week in Art 10.9-10.15: Jeff Koons Collaborates with Snapchat

This Week in Art 10.9-10.15: Jeff Koons Collaborates with Snapchat

A look at this week’s art news, including Jeff Koons’s work entering augmented reality, and events and exhibitions from Tampa to Basel.

Dematerializing the Memorial: An Interview with Maya Lin

Dematerializing the Memorial: An Interview with Maya Lin

Almost four decades after her design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial brought her work to the national stage, Maya Lin is reinventing the memorial again through her environmental activist foundation, What is Missing.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Assessment as Dialogue: Shifting Power Dynamics in the Classroom

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Assessment as Dialogue: Shifting Power Dynamics in the Classroom

Educator-in-Residence Todd Elkin explains the origins of his experimental curriculum “Assessment as Dialogue,” which upends the traditional power dynamics in a classroom and asks students and teachers to collaborate on the most effective methods of learning.

On View Now

Philadelphia Illuminated

On View Now

Philadelphia Illuminated

Philadelphia writer Heather Holmes offers her thoughts on Cai Guo-Qiang’s public art project “Fireflies,” in which 27 pedicabs lit with Chinese lanterns circle Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

This Week in Art 9.18-9.24: Mel Chin Unveils a Monument to Everyone

This Week in Art 9.18-9.24: Mel Chin Unveils a Monument to Everyone

A look at this week’s art news, including Mel Chin’s new public artwork in Philadelphia, and events and exhibitions from Boston to Berlin.

Staff Pick

Staff Picks: Summer + Fall 2017

Staff Pick

Staff Picks: Summer + Fall 2017

The Art21 staff presents a selection of our favorite fall exhibitions on view in New York.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Seven Strategies for the Studio Art Class

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Seven Strategies for the Studio Art Class

Art21 Senior Education Advisor Joe Fusaro offers seven tips for keeping projects and curriculum fresh in studio art classes.

New Kids on the Block

Making Paper: Hong Hong’s Performative Process

New Kids on the Block

Making Paper: Hong Hong’s Performative Process

Artist Hong Hong combines two traditional forms of papermaking—Tibetan and Japanese—to create large-scale abstract paper sculptures.

Letter from the Editor

Invention vs. Innovation

Letter from the Editor

Invention vs. Innovation

NEW INC director Julia Kaganskiy introduces the issue by drawing an important distinction between invention and innovation.

This Week in Art 9.11-9.17: Cindy Sherman and Maya Lin Celebrated as TIME “Firsts”

This Week in Art 9.11-9.17: Cindy Sherman and Maya Lin Celebrated as TIME “Firsts”

A look at this week’s art news, including a special Time Magazine project honoring women, and events and exhibitions from Paris to Philadelphia.

On View Now

Climate Change & Data Drawings: An Interview with Maya Lin

On View Now

Climate Change & Data Drawings: An Interview with Maya Lin

Maya Lin discusses hurricanes and climate change in relation to the work in her new show, “Ebb and Flow,” opening today at Pace Gallery.

This Week in Art 9.4-9.10: Women Artists Bring Protest Messages to Times Square

This Week in Art 9.4-9.10: Women Artists Bring Protest Messages to Times Square

A look at this week’s art news, including a new public art commission for Times Square, and events and exhibitions from Los Angeles to London.

Artist Introspectives

Objective Truth vs. Subjective Perception

Artist Introspectives

Objective Truth vs. Subjective Perception

Filmmaker Natalia Almada considers the subjectivity involved in the creation of both her documentary and fiction projects.

A Fickle Trickster Screen

A Fickle Trickster Screen

Although Joan Jonas might not work in the same public, ad-hoc settings, her recent work connects live performance, drawing, and live-feed video in a circular fashion to carve out new depths.

Artist Introspectives

A Safe Place

Artist Introspectives

A Safe Place

Artist and Stanford professor Jonathan Calm reflects on the vastly different experiences conveyed in two photographs he took of the Lorraine Motel—one in black-and-white and the other in color.

This Week in Art 8.21-8.27: Kara Walker’s New Artist Statement Makes Headlines

This Week in Art 8.21-8.27: Kara Walker’s New Artist Statement Makes Headlines

A look at this week’s art news, including Kara Walker’s artist statement about not wanting to write an artist statement, and events and exhibitions from San Jose to London.

Artist Introspectives

Why Wishes Matter

Artist Introspectives

Why Wishes Matter

Amanda Long shares the motivation behind her public artwork, “Wishing Well,” which gives people a space in which to dream.