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NYCU | Mary Mattingly Owns Up

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NYCU | Mary Mattingly Owns Up

In a new “New York Close Up” film, artist Mary Mattingly transforms personal belongings into sculptural forms that she later incorporates into photographs and performative actions.

El Anatsui. "Gli (Wall) (detail)," 2010. Aluminum and copper wire, installation at the Brooklyn Museum, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. Photo by Nettrice Gaskins.

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El Anatsui’s Brooklyn show is extended, Mary Heilmann responds to the work of late artist Blinky Palermo, and more in this week’s roundup.

Krzysztof Wodiczko. "Hirshhorn Projection," 1988-2000. Public projection: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Lelong.

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Paul McCarthy in New York, Richard Serra in Montana, Kerry James Marshall in D.C., Mika Tajima in East Hampton…

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NYCU | Marela Zacarías’s Work Finds A Good Home

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NYCU | Marela Zacarías’s Work Finds A Good Home

In a new “New York Close Up” film, artist Marela Zacarías moves a suite of sculptures from the Brooklyn Museum to different spaces in the borough.

Vija Celmins. "Untitled (Web 3)," 2002. 1-color photogravure/aquatint/drypoint. Courtesy the artist and McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY.

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Vija Celmins is cast in a web, Ellen Gallagher covers a glossy, Ai Weiwei drops his first music album, Carrie Mae Weems arrives in Cleveland…

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We Are Family: Seven New Artists Join “New York Close Up”

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We Are Family: Seven New Artists Join “New York Close Up”

Art21 Director of Production and “New York Close Up” series co-creator/co-producer introduces new artists to the “New York Close Up” series roster.

Rashid Johnson. "Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos," 2008. Blackened gunmetal steel. Courtesy the artist and the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA. Photo by Nettrice Gaskins.

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Rashid Johnson, James Turrell, Mike Kelley, Cindy Sherman, and more.

Raymond Pettibon. "No Title (Safe he called…)," 2010. Courtesy the artist, the High Line and David Zwirner, New York/London.

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Raymond Pettibon quotes rapper Notorious B.I.G., Ai Weiwei pitches 1,000 tents, Paul McCarthy has multiple exhibitions in New York City, and more.

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NYCU | Eddie Martinez’s Risky Business

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NYCU | Eddie Martinez’s Risky Business

In a new “New York Close Up” film, artist Eddie Martinez discusses the motivation to shift his paintings from Pop-like figurations to pared down abstractions.

Lari Pittman, Untitled #11, 2003. Matte oil, aerosol lacquer, and Cel-Vinyl on gessoed canvas, 76 x 102 inches. Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles, and Thomas Dane Gallery, London © Lari Pittman.

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Lari Pittman arrives in the Midwest, Alfredo Jaar revisits Venice Biennale, Kalup Linzy casts Michael Stipe, David Altmejd explores paradise, and Marina Abramović appears in an opera.

Ellen Gallagher. "Deluxe 2004–5 (detail, Wiglette)." Courtesy Tate Modern. © Ellen Gallagher

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Ellen Gallagher plays on black vernacular, John Baldessari considers crowds, William Wegmen displays vintage prints, and more…

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NYCU | Erin Shirreff & Tony Smith Go Way Back

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NYCU | Erin Shirreff & Tony Smith Go Way Back

In a new “New York Close Up” film, artist Erin Shirreff discusses sculptor Tony Smith as an inspiration for a pair of works, including a 2011 commission for Public Art Fund.

Credit: Kerry James Marshall, Garden of Delights, 2013 (detail). Mixed media. Courtesy the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

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This week, Kerry James Marshall presents new work, Matthew Barney discusses his career, Mariah Robertson shows photographs at MoMA, and more.

Cao Fei. "House of Treasures" 2013. Photo by Laurent Fievet.

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Cao Fei celebrates abundance, Julie Mehretu has two concurrent solo shows, Raymond Pettibon and Judy Pfaff are honored, and much more.

Credit: Jessica Stockholder. "Story of Angle #3," 2013. Graphite and colored pencil on paper. 11" x 14". Courtesy the artist and Barbara Edwards Contemporary.

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Jessica Stockholder explores drawing in multiple dimensions, Richard Serra presents early experiments with nontraditional materials, James Turrell delves into light, and much more.

Barry McGee. "Untitled (Crawling Man)," 1999/2012. In private collection. Photo: Tom Powel Imaging.

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Barry McGee travels with his mid-career survey, Laurie Anderson collaborates with the Kronos Quartet, Kalup Linzy premieres his film in NYC, Ann Hamilton re-installs “phora”…

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NYCU | Diana Al-Hadid’s Suspended Reality

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NYCU | Diana Al-Hadid’s Suspended Reality

How does an artist resist reality? Watch the latest film from “New York Close Up” featuring artist Diana Al-Hadid.

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Lynda Benglis manipulates metal, Julie Mehretu and Matthew Ritchie explore diagrams, Shahzia Sikander flows poetic…

Maya Lin. "Sliver Thames," 2012. Courtesy the artist and Pace London.

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Maya Lin explores the topography of Europe, Roni Horn displays photographs and glass, Rashid Johnson highlights artistic contributions by women and minorities, and much more.

Mansai Nomura + Hiroshi Sugimoto. "SANBASO, Divine Dance," 2013. Courtesy Japan Society and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

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This week, Hiroshi Sugimoto presents film and performance, Carrie Mae Weems explores feminism’s evolution, James Turrell kicks off a series of exhibitions, and much more.

Do Ho Suh. "Karma," 2012. Courtesy New Orleans Museum of Art.

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A Do-Ho Suh sculpture rises in NOLA, Ursula von Rydingsvard talks woodwork, Ai Weiwei pays homage to Pablo Neruda, Charles Atlas brings sound to Frieze…

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NYCU | Josephine Halvorson Is on the Clock

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NYCU | Josephine Halvorson Is on the Clock

Can an artist create a compelling work in a single day? Watch our latest NYCU film featuring artist Josephine Halvorson.

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Teaching with New York Close Up | Liz Magic Laser and David Brooks

Teaching with Contemporary Art

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Teaching with New York Close Up | Liz Magic Laser and David Brooks

Two recent New York Close Up films featuring artists Liz Magic Laser and David Brooks exemplify how the film series “can make strong interdisciplinary connections.”

assume vivid astro focus. “alter visions after fatalities,” 2013. Courtesy the artists and The Suzanne Geiss Company.

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Assume vivid astro focus brighten up the Armory Show, Barbara Kruger talks to Interview magazine, and several artists open new exhibitions.

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NYCU | David Brooks Is In His Element

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NYCU | David Brooks Is In His Element

What can an artist learn from the hard sciences? Watch our latest NYCU film featuring artist David Brooks.

William Kentridge. "Untitled (You Are Lying)," 2010. Courtesy the artist and James Cohen Gallery, New York.

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William Kentridge has his first solo in Mumbai, Shana Moulton presents magic realism in Indiana, Yinka Shonibare MBE is the subject of a London conference…

Mika Rottenberg. "Felicia from Tropical Breeze," 2004. Image courtesy of the artist and Magasin 3.

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Works by LaToya Ruby Frazier and Jeff Koons travel to Rome, Pierre Huyghe wins the Haftmann Prize, Laylah Ali’s Greenheads meet up in Minneapolis.

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NYCU | Mika Rottenberg and the Amazing Invention Factory

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NYCU | Mika Rottenberg and the Amazing Invention Factory

What are the stories we tell about objects? Watch our latest NYCU film featuring artist Mika Rottenberg.

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Nettrice Gaskins has the latest on Art21-featured artists.

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Ai Weiwei’s work is part of the celebration of the U.S. Presidential Inauguration, Trenton Doyle Hancock wins the Greenfield Prize, and much more.

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NYCU | Tommy Hartung Is Off and Running

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NYCU | Tommy Hartung Is Off and Running

How does an artist find relief from the pressures of the studio? Watch our latest NYCU film featuring artist Tommy Hartung.

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NYCU | Kalup Linzy Likes It A Little Bit Off

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NYCU | Kalup Linzy Likes It A Little Bit Off

Our latest NYCU film featuring Kalup Linzy is now live! Watch as Linzy recounts the making of his 2008 video, “Keys to Our Heart.”

Ann Hamilton. "the event of a thread," 2012. Photo by Kemi Ilesanmi.

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This week’s roundup has news on Ann Hamilton, Pierre Huyghe, Martin Puryear and other artists featured in Art21’s programs and documentaries.

Jeff Koons. "Coloring Book 1997–2005," 2012. Photo by Kenzo. Courtesy of the artist.

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Come meet NYCU co-producers Wesley Miller and Nick Ravich at the Apple Store Soho, plus the latest news on Jeff Koons, William Kentridge, Gabriel Orozco and other Art21 artists.

Ai Weiwei. "Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads," 2012. Photo courtesy the artist. © 2012 Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

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This week’s roundup has the latest news on Ai Weiwei, Erin Shirreff, Laurie Anderson and other artists featured in Art21’s television programs and online documentaries.

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NYCU | Liz Magic Laser Talks to the Hand

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NYCU | Liz Magic Laser Talks to the Hand

In our latest NYCU short, Liz Magic Laser develops “The Digital Face” (2012), a new performance that examines hand gestures in contemporary presidential State of the Union addresses.