July / August 2017 Issue
“Inspired by a True Story”

Columns

Deep Focus: Inside Art21 Films

Six Tips for Shooting Underwater Video


Our latest New York Close Up release, “Caroline Woolard’s Floating Possibility,” was epic in many ways. Epic in time frame: We started shooting in the spring of 2016 and wrapped up editing in July 2017. Epic in locations: UrbanGlass in Brooklyn,...

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Inside, Outside, Online: Dissecting social media, escape and identity


Social media is a phenomenon that is part of the very fiber of being a teenager today. Snapchat, Instagram and Tumblr are all ways in which students connect, converse and explore constructs of their own identity. Art, much like social media, allows for...

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Time-Traveling Through Music: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll


From the traditional Southeast Asian melodies to the striking arrival of electric guitars, psychedelia, and go-go chicks grooving in discothèques, and the brutal military dictatorship that changed the...

An inner truth


My first experience of a work by Charlene Vickers, in August 2015, was a charged encounter. It was presented in the window of Artspeak, a Vancouver artist-run space, and viewed from the street. Installed on a...

Machine Drawing: Shantell Martin and the Algorist


Developed from the study of pattern recognition in artificial intelligence, or AI, machine learning involves the creation of algorithmic neural networks that can learn from and make predictions about data. Examples of machine learning include self-driving cars and...

Letter from the Editor

Using Lies to Tell the Truth


It’s funny how you can do something for what feels like a long time—in my case, documentary-film production for fifteen years—and never quite understand why you continue you do it. The work certainly doesn’t...