Tag Archives: Architecture

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

An ancient proposition, a group of Modern women, life-restoring elixir, and more in this week’s roundup: Vancouver Art Gallery has organized Canada’s first solo exhibition of works by Season 1 …

Where Was I?

Where Was I?

One of my ongoing curatorial interests has been the relationship between perception and subject formation — how does what we perceive say about who we are, and vice versa? How …

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In today’s roundup you’ll read about 800 prints in Los Angeles, 100 acres of art in Indianapolis, 12 Polaroids near the Hudson, a 10-year survey in Ohio, two portrait busts …

Open Enrollment

The Radical Workshop: For Students, By Students

Open Enrollment

The Radical Workshop: For Students, By Students

by Lily Rossebo and Carrie McGath Lily and Carrie add their two cents about the significance of radical workshops in art school programs. Lily Rossebo: Without student protests, what would …

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

A new video installation by Season 1 artist Barbara Kruger is now on view at the Chelsea location of Mary Boone Gallery. The Globe Shrinks (2010) is a multi-channel piece …

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio: Rachel Moore

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio: Rachel Moore

Rachel Moore is an American artist and currently a Fulbright Fellow at the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece. She holds a BFA from Alfred University and an MFA from the …

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

Cultural Landscapes, Aesthetics, and Tigers: A Conversation with Mitchell Hearns Bishop

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

Cultural Landscapes, Aesthetics, and Tigers: A Conversation with Mitchell Hearns Bishop

IMA art conservator Richard McCoy speaks with L.A. Arboretum curator Mitchell Hearns Bishop about cultural landscapes within the context of aesthetics and even tigers.

Grand Canyon Journal 4: Critique Is Destruction as Joy

Grand Canyon Journal 4: Critique Is Destruction as Joy

[youtube:www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-vPbeJCsJM] CityCenter is the biggest thing to happen to art in Las Vegas since Steve Wynn put his finger through a Picasso. The mixed-use, residential, gambling, fine dining, clubbing, high-end …

Dan Phillips: Not Merely Vernacular, Pt. 2

Dan Phillips: Not Merely Vernacular, Pt. 2

In my estimation, Phoenix Commotion’s ongoing project (founded around 1998 by Dan Phillips) does much more than simply supply a university town with a rich dose of local color. While …

Flash Points

Dan Phillips: Not Merely Vernacular, Pt. I

Flash Points

Dan Phillips: Not Merely Vernacular, Pt. I

As a northerner recently transplanted to the Greater Houston area, I admit to having reservations about all things Texan. I have found this a tough place to love at first …

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup you’ll read about two anniversary exhibitions, 6,000 shapes upstate, masterworks in the Midwest, some road trip souvenirs, a whole lotta prints, and a sale you won’t …

Grand Canyon Journal 1: Fly-over

Grand Canyon Journal 1: Fly-over

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quDXr3gJpgk] A few weeks ago, I was flying from St. Louis to Los Angeles on one of those clear, bright winter afternoons that makes America look like a Björk video. …

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week Art21 artists illustrate NASA’s history, depict child’s play, map the Black Atlantic, render galaxies in glass, leave their mark on the last decade, and reflect on our future: …

Flash Points

Deference to the Vernacular

Flash Points

Deference to the Vernacular

In a short essay dealing with the peculiarities of the West Texas that Donald Judd called home, he writes, Here, everywhere, the destruction of new land is a brutality…Within a …

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Virtual Artists’ Immersive Discoveries in a Virtual 3D Frontier

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Virtual Artists’ Immersive Discoveries in a Virtual 3D Frontier

Cao Fei, RMB City. Art in the Twenty-First Century, production still, 2009. Season 5, Episode: Fantasy. © Art21, Inc. 2009. William Saroyan wrote: The role of art is to make …

Flash Points

Sustainable Architecture: Style vs. Substance

Flash Points

Sustainable Architecture: Style vs. Substance

Sustainable architecture is in danger. This might sound like a surprising claim, given the fact that never before has “green” living been such a popular concept, nor has “eco-consciousness” been …

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

International Design Conservation: A Discussion with Tim Bechthold

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

International Design Conservation: A Discussion with Tim Bechthold

IMA art conservator Richard McCoy talks with Die Neue Sammlung conservator Tim Bechthold about conserving design arts.

Flash Points

Flash Points: Art and the Environment

Flash Points

Flash Points: Art and the Environment

Today we launch the next Flash Points topic, Art & the Environment. We first addressed this issue in Season Four’s episode, Ecology, which delved into the work of artists who …

Art21 Extended Play

Josiah McElheny | History & Originality

Art21 Extended Play

Josiah McElheny | History & Originality

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS EXCLUSIVE: Artist Josiah McElheny discusses the relationship between artworks and the context in which they were created, highlighting the distinctions between history and …

BOMB in the Building

Flash Points

Julie Mehretu interviewed by Lawrence Chua

BOMB in the Building

Flash Points

Julie Mehretu interviewed by Lawrence Chua

Welcome back to BOMB in the Building, where each week we’re featuring a BOMB contributor relating to an Art:21 Season 5 artist. This is our final week before the official …

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles: Berlin Wall Falls in L.A.

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles: Berlin Wall Falls in L.A.

Tuesday night, former U.S. Ambassador Richard Barkley called East Berlin a “profoundly boring place,” drab and depressing compared to other places he’d been. His callous observation loosely framed a panel …

Dali Down Under

Dali Down Under

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to visit Melbourne, Australia. It is a wonderful city with a thriving art scene, the centerpiece of which is the magnificent National …

Sketches from/of Cleveland

Sketches from/of Cleveland

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hd3Vez4tm8k] [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6U36pZu17dk] [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUTywDyK0T4] I was in Cleveland this past weekend for Notacon and Blockparty two hand-in-hand conferences concerning Hacker, DIY Electronics, and early web cultures (in a cursory nutshell). I …