Spring 2018 Issue
“Rights of Passage”


Resisting Dichotomies & Compressing Complexity: An Interview with Jack Whitten

In October 2017, I visited the legendary abstract painter Jack Whitten in his Queens studio. We filmed him as he created "Quantum Wall, VIII (For Arshile Gorky, My First Love In Painting)," completely unaware that the work would...

Strategies & Resources

Who Am I, in Color?

When I was asked the title question for a class assignment in college, I didn’t have to mull over my response. Spreading my brand new Color-aid papers on the table before me, I pulled a palette together. I created...

Letter from the Editor

Rights of Passage

When I began my tenure as director of Art21, I was working with an artist from New Zealand on a survey exhibition of her work. Complicating the project was the geographical distance between us, a circumstance made doubly challenging by the fact that...