Sally Frater reflects on The Black Letter, a project by “The N***** Bankzy.”
New York–based curator, art historian, and Yale MFA Critic Sarah Lewis talks about her anticipated first book, The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery.
What happens when an art critic mistakes a sculpture for a free snack?
Yinka Shonibare MBE talks about his collaborative process, his vision for an artist’s residency and community, and the meaning of failure.
What might viral videos tell us about the current sense of failure in the art world?
Does Detroit represent a failed system or does the city defy traditional responses to notions of failure?
“In a sense, failure is a tail that’s chasing me. I’m running away from it, but it’s attached to me. It helps me project myself forward.”
For San Diego-based artist Victoria Fu “failure as strategy is a nod to the delicate beauty and also complete absurdity of making.”
A playlist featuring artists and musicians who “fail to draw within the lines,” including Yoko One, Steve Reich, and Men.
How can we help students have a healthy understanding of failure?
A visual profile of a feminist network operating mostly out of Berlin.
Writer-in-Residence Sally Frater explores Unity Foto Bank, an online project and site-specific installation in Houston, Texas.
Alicia Eler speaks with artists Phong Bui and Pinar Yoldas about their individual responses to environmental disasters.
Urban architecture is no stranger to criticism and failure. Consider the work of Le Corbusier “whose legacy of urban plans…has been mythologized and often maligned.”
How does the life of a boxer compare to the life of an artist?
In reassessing the value of failure, consider Princeton computer scientist Ed Felten’s expression “the freedom to tinker.”
What does failure mean? Art21’s Digital Content Editor introduces the sophomore issue of the Art21 Magazine.
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