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Thank You For Coming: Talking with transdisciplinary performance artist NIC Kay about balance, Blackness, and hope

Thank You For Coming: Talking with transdisciplinary performance artist NIC Kay about balance, Blackness, and hope

Artists NIC Kay and Anna Martine Whitehead discuss their performance practices, and the voices they rely upon in a world filled with injustice.

Art21 News Roundup: Sarah Sze Transforms Your Commute

Art21 News Roundup: Sarah Sze Transforms Your Commute

See what Art21 was up to in April, including a new film release on artist Sarah Sze, and a featured playlist curated by Season 7 artist Arlene Shechet.

In the swim of things: a conversation on the poetics and politics in He Xiangu’s debut film

In the swim of things: a conversation on the poetics and politics in He Xiangu’s debut film

Curator Siqiao Lu and artist-filmmaker Tiffany Fung discuss the borders that art trespasses and reconstructs in He Xiangu’s debut film “The Swim,” which premiered at the Guggenheim Museum in February 2017.

Staff Pick

Staff Picks: Springtime Edition

Staff Pick

Staff Picks: Springtime Edition

The Art21 staff presents a selection of our favorite films and exhibitions in New York.

Artist Introspectives

The Practice of Walking: Somewhere Near Zabar’s

Artist Introspectives

The Practice of Walking: Somewhere Near Zabar’s

Erin Sweeny recounts her performative action of walking the length of Manhattan on Good Friday, and relates the project to other artists who incorporate walking in their practice.

This Week in Art 4.24-4.30: Kerry James Marshall Makes “Time” 100 List

This Week in Art 4.24-4.30: Kerry James Marshall Makes “Time” 100 List

A look at this week’s art news, including Kerry James Marshall being named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Dallas to Dublin.

How to Collaborate with Nonprofits: A Playbook for Participants

How to Collaborate with Nonprofits: A Playbook for Participants

Technologist Eric Schles recounts his collaboration with the News Literacy Project, a nonprofit bringing news literacy and civic education to the U.S. school system in all fifty states.

Artist Introspectives

Touch/Don’t Touch

Artist Introspectives

Touch/Don’t Touch

Artist Gabrielle Civil shares the freedom her performance practice has brought her, and the frustration of dealing with oblivious racism in 2017.

Thoughts I Had While Trying To Do Vrksasana (Tree Pose) In Yoga Class

Thoughts I Had While Trying To Do Vrksasana (Tree Pose) In Yoga Class

In this creative writing piece, Kijin Higashibaba tries to stay focused during tree pose in yoga class.

A Farewell to the Global Museum?

A Farewell to the Global Museum?

Writer-in-Residence Zachary Small considers the recent ambitions of large art institutions, and the role of the global museum in 2017.

This Week in Art 4.17-4.23: Robert Ryman Donates Work to Dia Art Foundation

This Week in Art 4.17-4.23: Robert Ryman Donates Work to Dia Art Foundation

A look at this week’s art news, including Robert Ryman’s multi-million dollar donation to the Dia Art Foundation, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Atlanta to Athens.

“The artist has to be down on the ground”—An Interview with Monica Trinidad

“The artist has to be down on the ground”—An Interview with Monica Trinidad

Guest editor Lewis Wallace speaks with artist and organizer Monica Trinidad about her process of collaborating with and creating within communities.

On View Now

Tracing the Out-of-Sight: Cristina Camacho’s Symmetrical Tensions

On View Now

Tracing the Out-of-Sight: Cristina Camacho’s Symmetrical Tensions

Anna Burckhardt explores the process and motivations behind the anthropomorphic symmetry in Cristina Camacho’s painting series, “Bilateral Dissections.”

This Week in Art 4.10-4.16: William Kentridge’s Triumphs & Laments Restored After Vandalization

This Week in Art 4.10-4.16: William Kentridge’s Triumphs & Laments Restored After Vandalization

A look at this week’s art news, including the restoration of William Kentridge’s large-scale mural in Rome, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Salt Lake City to San Francisco.

Art on the Border

Art on the Border

Rachel Heidenry surveys the work of six artists investigating the U.S./Mexico border, all of whom collectively challenge political rhetoric with intimate perception.

“Balance In B-Flat Minor”

“Balance In B-Flat Minor”

Annah Anti-Palindrome’s original poem for the issue, “Balance In B-Flat Minor,” is a visual interpretation of Chopin’s Sonata No.2, Op. 35, and takes the form of annotated sheet music.

This Week in Art 4.3-4.9: Theaster Gates & Laylah Ali Win Awards

This Week in Art 4.3-4.9: Theaster Gates & Laylah Ali Win Awards

A look at this week’s art news, including recent awards won by Theaster Gates and Laylah Ali, and events and exhibitions everywhere from New York to Napoli.

Art21 News Roundup: Minerva Cuevas Bridges the Border

Art21 News Roundup: Minerva Cuevas Bridges the Border

See what Art21 was up to in March in our inaugural monthly roundup post of new film releases and upcoming programs and events.

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.