Issues

Painter/Protagonist: Steven Shearer at The Brant Foundation

Painter/Protagonist: Steven Shearer at The Brant Foundation

Guest editor Lee Plested reviews Vancouver artist Steven Shearer’s exhibition, on view at the The Brant Foundation in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Booked

Queering New York: An Interview with Douglas Crimp

Booked

Queering New York: An Interview with Douglas Crimp

Writer-in-Residence Mimi Cheng interviews art critic Douglas Crimp about his new book “Before Pictures,” which juxtaposes the experimental art scene with the experimental gay scene of 1970s New York.

#callresponse

#callresponse

Curator and writer Tarah Hogue shares her project “#callresponse,” an exhibition giving voice to the importance of Indigenous North American women.

Keith Mayerson and the American Dream

Keith Mayerson and the American Dream

Ali Fitzgerald explores “My American Dream,” Keith Mayerson’s decade-long, ongoing painting series investigating this most enduring of myths.

Geoffrey Goes to Venice

Geoffrey Goes to Venice

Michael Turner introduces Vancouver artist Geoffrey Farmer and his plans for representing Canada at the 57th Venice Biennale.

Dushko Petrovich’s The Daily Gentrifier

Dushko Petrovich’s The Daily Gentrifier

Jacquelyn Gleisner introduces “The Daily Gentrifier,” a forthcoming broadsheet publication by Chicago-based artist and writer Dushko Petrovich.

On View Now

Mastry: A Complex Portrait of Kerry James Marshall

On View Now

Mastry: A Complex Portrait of Kerry James Marshall

Jared Quinton reviews Kerry James Marshall’s “Mastry,” a retrospective comprised of nearly 80 works that span the artist’s 35-year career.

On View Now

Ambivalent Pleasures: A Conversation with Jesse McKee

On View Now

Ambivalent Pleasures: A Conversation with Jesse McKee

Guest editor Lee Plested interviews curator Jesse McKee, who organized the Vancouver Art Gallery’s current survey of local practices, “Ambivalent Pleasures.”

Art21 Exclusive

Do Ho Suh Memorializes His New York Apartment

Art21 Exclusive

Do Ho Suh Memorializes His New York Apartment

In a new Art21 “Exclusive,” Do Ho Suh rubs every surface in his NYC apartment with colored pencil, creating a three-dimensional drawing of the space that was his home and studio for 18 years.

Center Field: Art in the Middle

The Brevity of Space: An Interview with Allison Glenn

Center Field: Art in the Middle

The Brevity of Space: An Interview with Allison Glenn

Curator and writer Allison Glenn discusses her exhibition “In the beginning, sometimes I left messages in the street,” which brought artwork to billboards and public sites across Chicago.

I Had an Interesting French Artist to See Me This Summer: Emily Carr and Wolfgang Paalen in British Columbia

I Had an Interesting French Artist to See Me This Summer: Emily Carr and Wolfgang Paalen in British Columbia

Poet and curator Colin Browne uncovers the art historical significance of painters Emily Carr and Wolfgang Paalen, and the time they spent together in British Columbia in the 1930s and 40s.

“Triumphs and Laments: A Procession Across Time”—An Interview with William Kentridge

“Triumphs and Laments: A Procession Across Time”—An Interview with William Kentridge

Artist William Kentridge discusses the inspiration behind his 500-meter-long frieze along the banks of the Tiber River, “Triumphs and Laments.”

Excerpt from “The Eyelash and the Monochrome”

Excerpt from “The Eyelash and the Monochrome”

Vancouver artist Tiziana La Melia shares an excerpt of poetry from her new book, “The Eyelash and the Monochrome,” exploring the complexities of language in the digital age.

Center Field: Art in the Middle

Cheryl Pope and the Poetics of Yelling

Center Field: Art in the Middle

Cheryl Pope and the Poetics of Yelling

Rachel Heidenry surveys the work of Chicago artist Cheryl Pope, who employs the aesthetic of high-school athletics and collaborates with local students to address the effects of gun violence.

Writer-in-Residence

Testament to Long Loves

Writer-in-Residence

Testament to Long Loves

Writer-in-Residence Mimi Cheng uncovers the love and loss explored in Christina P. Day’s exhibition “Stills and Composites,” on view through December 16, 2016 at CUE Art Foundation.

Booked

The Variations of its Shadows: An Interview with Jorge Méndez Blake

Booked

The Variations of its Shadows: An Interview with Jorge Méndez Blake

Artist Jorge Méndez Blake discusses his method of translating the psychological places within books and poems into sculptures and installations.

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor: Lee Plested

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor: Lee Plested

Curator Lee Plested joins Art21 Magazine as guest editor for the final 2016 issue, “Place Part II,” investigating notions of place with an emphasis on the art and artists in Vancouver and Chicago.

Humming Two…a Different Tune

Humming Two…a Different Tune

Author Gabriela Jauregui reflects on the similarities of the art scenes in Mexico City and Los Angeles.

Looking at Los Angeles

Devin Farrand, Ariel Herwitz and the Phenomenon of Gravitation

Looking at Los Angeles

Devin Farrand, Ariel Herwitz and the Phenomenon of Gravitation

Erin Sweeny explores the lives and work of LA-based artists Devin Farrand and Ariel Herwitz, a couple investigating vastly different materials in their independent art practices.

Art21 Artist to Artist

Change from Within: Kerry James Marshall Corrects the Canon

Art21 Artist to Artist

Change from Within: Kerry James Marshall Corrects the Canon

In this previously unpublished interview, artist Kerry James Marshall discusses his strategy for centralizing the Black figure in contemporary art.

Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

Fortress Inside a City

Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

Fortress Inside a City

Writer-in-Residence Anna Tome explores the work of Russian artist Petr Pavlensky whose demanding performance pieces recontextualize government spaces by mimicking the violence of the state.

Open Access: A Conversation with Sria Chatterjee and Hanna Husberg

Open Access: A Conversation with Sria Chatterjee and Hanna Husberg

After meeting at the “Anthropocene Campus” in April, poet and scholar Sria Chatterjee and visual artist Hanna Husberg discuss their plans for collaboration, blending research and art to reorient our understanding of climate change.

The Implication of the Barragán Archive: An Interview with Daniel Garza-Usabiaga, Part II

The Implication of the Barragán Archive: An Interview with Daniel Garza-Usabiaga, Part II

Scholar and curator Daniel Garza-Usabiaga continues his discussion of archival practice in Mexico City, examining the implications of Jill Magid’s “The Proposal” that have remained beyond the scope of public discussion.

Mexico City’s Artsphere

Mexico City’s Artsphere

Claudia Arozqueta outlines the cultural landscape of Mexico City, carefully framing it within crucial societal contexts.

Mount Rushmore: An Early Placemaking Abomination

Mount Rushmore: An Early Placemaking Abomination

Writers J. L. S. Brosky and D. G. Brosky offer a critique of creative placemaking and one of the U.S.’s earliest examples, Mount Rushmore.

The Implication of the Barragán Archive: An Interview with Daniel Garza-Usabiaga, Part I

The Implication of the Barragán Archive: An Interview with Daniel Garza-Usabiaga, Part I

Scholar and curator Daniel Garza-Usabiaga discusses archival practice in Mexico City, and the complexities of demanding the repatriation of an archive that was legally sold.

Filmmaking and Todo lo demás: An Interview with Natalia Almada

Filmmaking and Todo lo demás: An Interview with Natalia Almada

Season 8 artist Natalia Almada discusses filmmaking as a woman in Mexico and her latest project “Todo lo demás,” with “Mexico City” director Deborah Dickson in a new interview.

New Kids on the Block

Places Within Us: Jesse Chun’s On Paper Series

New Kids on the Block

Places Within Us: Jesse Chun’s On Paper Series

An exploration of Jesse Chun’s “On Paper” series, which appropriates immigration paperwork and passports, searching for a place of belonging that extends beyond geography.

Writer-in-Residence

New Works by Marilyn Lerner: A Sustained Spontaneity

Writer-in-Residence

New Works by Marilyn Lerner: A Sustained Spontaneity

In this essay, Writer-in-Residence Anna Tome explores the rich abstracted colors in Marilyn Lerner’s exhibition “Harmonies,” closing next week at CUE Art Foundation.

Human Condition: Limbo in an Abandoned Hospital

Human Condition: Limbo in an Abandoned Hospital

LA-based writers Hannah Harris Green and Morgan Green review “Human Condition,” a new group exhibition installed inside an abandoned hospital.

Divine Wind: HK Zamani and The Reinvention of PØST

Divine Wind: HK Zamani and The Reinvention of PØST

Erin Sweeny shares the 20-year history of PØST, an alternative art space in Los Angeles founded by artist and curator HK Zamani.

Looking at Los Angeles

Anthony Hernandez’s Brilliantly Ordinary L.A.

Looking at Los Angeles

Anthony Hernandez’s Brilliantly Ordinary L.A.

Rachel Heidenry explores the work of Los Angeles photographer Anthony Hernandez, who in the 1970s began capturing the city in motion.

Unearthing Place: An Interview with Teresita Fernández

Unearthing Place: An Interview with Teresita Fernández

In an extended interview with Teresita Fernández, the artist discusses her work’s relationship to notions of landscape and place.

On the Concrete Banks of the L.A. River: Kerry Tribe’s Exquisite Corpse

On the Concrete Banks of the L.A. River: Kerry Tribe’s Exquisite Corpse

LA-based writer Carol Cheh examines “Exquisite Corpse,” a 51-minute film by artist Kerry Tribe that explores the 51 miles of the Los Angeles River.

Deep Focus: Inside Art21 Films

Directing Los Angeles and Mexico City: An Interview with Deborah Dickson

Deep Focus: Inside Art21 Films

Directing Los Angeles and Mexico City: An Interview with Deborah Dickson

Executive Producer Eve Moros Ortega interviews the director of the “Los Angeles” and “Mexico City” hours in “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8, three-time Academy Award nominee Deborah Dickson.

Nikita Gale: Place is the Space is the Place

Nikita Gale: Place is the Space is the Place

Alicia Eler introduces the work of Los Angeles-based conceptual artist Nikita Gale, whose MFA thesis exhibition explored her relationship to her car as both image and object.