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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.

This Week in Art 1.8-1.14: Ai Weiwei & Hiroshi Sugimoto Proposing New Major Works for San Francisco

This Week in Art 1.8-1.14: Ai Weiwei & Hiroshi Sugimoto Proposing New Major Works for San Francisco

A look at this week’s art news, including new major commissions in the works in San Francisco, and events and exhibitions from New York to Toronto.

Hospitality and Hosting Relationships in Michael Rakowitz’s Art

Hospitality and Hosting Relationships in Michael Rakowitz’s Art

Through his work, Michael Rakowitz consistently asks how we can care for what we’ve discarded, and opens new possibilities to reimagine previously hostile relationships.

Roundup

Art21 News Roundup: Celebrating Artists Who Connect Communities

Roundup

Art21 News Roundup: Celebrating Artists Who Connect Communities

In December, Art21 launched a new playlist and published eight new articles in the Art21 Magazine’s issue on “Empathy.”

Strategies & Resources

Below the Surface: Creating Hope through Portraiture

Strategies & Resources

Below the Surface: Creating Hope through Portraiture

Educator-in-Residence Joseph Iacona’s students embark on a project of self-discovery, inspiring them to feel hopeful about themselves and their future while protecting their identities.

This Week in Art 12.25-12.31: Hiroshi Sugimoto Reimagines the Lobby at the Hirshhorn

This Week in Art 12.25-12.31: Hiroshi Sugimoto Reimagines the Lobby at the Hirshhorn

A look at this week’s art news, including Hiroshi Sugimoto’s latest high-profile commission, and events and exhibitions from New York to Tokyo.

Reading Critically: Alexandra Bell’s “Counternarratives”

Reading Critically: Alexandra Bell’s “Counternarratives”

Alexandra Bell’s “Counternarratives” series shows inscribed corrections of “New York Times” print articles, exposing editorial bias conveyed by ill-chosen images, poorly worded headlines, and textual masking of white crime.

Dominate Anonymity: An Interview with Guy Woueté

Dominate Anonymity: An Interview with Guy Woueté

Cameroonian artist Guy Woueté takes inspiration from everyday life to create socially critical work that addresses questions of migration and equity in a globalized twenty-first century.

This Week in Art 12.18-12.24: Ann Hamilton Asks Us To “Fly Together”

This Week in Art 12.18-12.24: Ann Hamilton Asks Us To “Fly Together”

A look at this week’s art news, including Ann Hamilton’s latest work for Creative Time, and events and exhibitions from Mississippi to the UK.

Patient Time Scripts: Revisiting the Work of Sokhaya Charles Nkosi

Patient Time Scripts: Revisiting the Work of Sokhaya Charles Nkosi

Same Mdluli details the significance of Sokhaya Charles Nkosi’s work, created in response to the conditions of his people during apartheid in South Africa.

Empathy in Training: Kerry Tribe’s “Standardized Patient”

Empathy in Training: Kerry Tribe’s “Standardized Patient”

Kerry Tribe’s new video installation “Standardized Patient,” examines the relationship between doctors and patients—or, more accurately, between medical students and actors playing patients.

Orawan Arunrak: Words to Communicate

Orawan Arunrak: Words to Communicate

With a practice based loosely on choreographed interactions between the artist, various interlocutors, and the spaces and places that they share, Thai artist Orawan Arunrak complicates categories of identity and perception by creating work with many meanings, in many languages, for many people.

This Week in Art 12.11-12.17: Cao Fei Selected for Major Guggenheim Commission

This Week in Art 12.11-12.17: Cao Fei Selected for Major Guggenheim Commission

A look at this week’s art news, including Cao Fei’s selection for a major Guggenheim commission, and events and exhibitions from New York to Los Angeles.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Radical Art in a Conservative School

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Radical Art in a Conservative School

Art21 Educator Dennis Greenwell shares how a project on empathy helped his students better understand one another and our current political landscape.

Booked

How Did We Get Here? A Reading List for Understanding Race in America

Booked

How Did We Get Here? A Reading List for Understanding Race in America

Artist Cauleen Smith and “Culture Type” editor Victoria L. Valentine select twelve texts that offer rare perspectives on the central role race plays in American life.

This Week in Art 12.4-12.10: Kerry James Marshall Dedicates Mural Honoring Chicago’s Cultural Leaders

This Week in Art 12.4-12.10: Kerry James Marshall Dedicates Mural Honoring Chicago’s Cultural Leaders

A look at this week’s art news, including Kerry James Marshall’s first mural dedication in Chicago, and events and exhibitions from Miami to Jakarta.

Composing Compassion: On Jumana Manna’s “A Magical Substance Flows Into Me”

Composing Compassion: On Jumana Manna’s “A Magical Substance Flows Into Me”

Jumana Manna’s 2015 film “A magical substance flows into me” weaves together the musical traditions of communities living in and around Jerusalem, undermining the state-sanctioned forgetting of complex cultural contexts.

This Week in Art 11.27-12.3: Theaster Gates Creates a Material Memorial for Tamir Rice

This Week in Art 11.27-12.3: Theaster Gates Creates a Material Memorial for Tamir Rice

A look at this week’s art news, including Theaster Gates preserving the materials surrounding the 2014 shooting of Tamir Rice, and events and exhibitions from Los Angeles to Amsterdam.

Roundup

Art21 News Roundup: Jordan Casteel Brings Extroversion into an Introverted Studio Practice

Roundup

Art21 News Roundup: Jordan Casteel Brings Extroversion into an Introverted Studio Practice

In November, Art21 premiered two new short films, published a new playlist on sketches, and launched a new magazine issue on “Empathy.”

This Week in Art 11.20-11.26: Diana Thater’s “Delphine” Will Open the ICA Watershed Next Summer

This Week in Art 11.20-11.26: Diana Thater’s “Delphine” Will Open the ICA Watershed Next Summer

A look at this week’s art news, including Diana Thater’s work being selected for the inaugural exhibition at the ICA Watershed in East Boston, and events and exhibitions from Vancouver to Melbourne.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Keep it Real, Keep it Relevant

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Keep it Real, Keep it Relevant

Educator-in-Residence Joseph Iacona shares the impact socially engaged artists have in classrooms with trauma-impacted students.

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.