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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.

This Week in Art

“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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.