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A Tangible History of the American South

A Tangible History of the American South

Landscape has always been a foundational lens through which I interpret the world around me. As a product of the American South, I understood how landscape underscored my everyday experience and learned how natural materials hold a tangible history of lineage, labor, and land. My work reflects the role of landscape in the creation of Americana and how the natural environment is the central protagonist, not a backdrop, of everyday life.

In Conversation: Kevin Beasley and Mark Bradford

In Conversation: Kevin Beasley and Mark Bradford

This conversation between Kevin Beasley and Mark Bradford, provides insight into two great creative minds at different stages of their careers. Originally published in the book Kevin Beasley, in tandem with Beasley’s first major museum exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Boston.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Landscape and Inquiry

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Landscape and Inquiry

Art21 Educator Dennis Greenwell screened the “Extended Play” film “Julie Mehretu: Politicized Landscapes” and shares the inspiring classroom discussion and activity that ensued as a result.

Family Business

Family Business

Caribbean culture is such a large part of New York City but is still under-represented––Lucia Hierro recites her path to becoming an artist. From investigating the cultural histories not readily available in the ivy league arts education, to vindicating a career in the arts to her family, Hierro has always used imagery to bridge the gap.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Agency in the Classroom: Who Makes the Decisions?

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Agency in the Classroom: Who Makes the Decisions?

“One of my big teaching objectives is to give as much control over decisions to my students as I can, ” says Art21 Educator Alisa Rodny of her approach in the classroom. In this article, Rodny shares anecdotes of two students who drew inspiration from their recent immigration from Cape Verde, using mixed media and mural art techniques in their creative expression.

Letter from the Editor

How to Choose

Letter from the Editor

How to Choose

Art 21 Executive Director, Tina Kukielski introduces the Fall 2018 Issue, “Choice” and the release of Art21’s newest publication, “Being an Artist,” which features previously unpublished interviews across the three video series, and 18-year tenure in letting artists share their experience and process in their own words.

Letter from the Editor

Whose Public?

Letter from the Editor

Whose Public?

Art21 Executive Director and Chief Curator Tina Kukielski introduces the new winter issue, stressing the need for contemporary art and artists in the current debates over public space, power, and ownership.

Meet the New Art21.org

Meet the New Art21.org

Art21’s Director of Digital Media and Strategy Jonathan Munar introduces our new website, and all the new features—like Playlists and Watchlists—that come with it.

Art21 Extended Play

Liz Magor: “Studios should be issued by the government as health-mandated items”

Art21 Extended Play

Liz Magor: “Studios should be issued by the government as health-mandated items”

In today’s Art21 “Exclusive,” Liz Magor describes her Vancouver studio as a place for pleasure as well as productivity while working on a cast sculpture of a paper bag.

Art21 Extended Play

Brian Jungen: Printing Two Perspectives

Art21 Extended Play

Brian Jungen: Printing Two Perspectives

In a new Art21 “Exclusive,” artist Brian Jungen creates two-sided prints from archival newspaper clippings, revealing the lens of otherness through which Native people are frequently viewed.

Art21 Extended Play

Do Ho Suh Memorializes His New York Apartment

Art21 Extended Play

Do Ho Suh Memorializes His New York Apartment

In a new Art21 “Exclusive,” Do Ho Suh rubs every surface in his NYC apartment with colored pencil, creating a three-dimensional drawing of the space that was his home and studio for 18 years.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Why Contemporary Art? Art21 & The Value of Inspiration

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Why Contemporary Art? Art21 & The Value of Inspiration

This Giving Tuesday, four Art21 Educators share how Art21’s films and programs have opened their students’ eyes to new possibilities.

Art21 Extended Play

Diana Thater’s Animal Activism

Art21 Extended Play

Diana Thater’s Animal Activism

In a new ART21 “Exclusive” episode, Diana Thater discusses her interest in improving the lives of both humans and animals through art and activism.

Art21 Extended Play

Nick Cave’s Thick Skin

Art21 Extended Play

Nick Cave’s Thick Skin

In a new ART21 “Exclusive,” Nick Cave discusses the experiences that force him to confront his identity as a black man—including being racially profiled by police—and how they fuel his impulse to create.

Art21 New York Close Up

Daniel Gordon Looks Back

Art21 New York Close Up

Daniel Gordon Looks Back

Photographer Daniel Gordon reflects on his decade-long commitment to intensive practice and artistic invention in a new film from the ART21 “New York Close Up” series.

Art21 Extended Play

Carrie Mae Weems Commemorates Black Lives

Art21 Extended Play

Carrie Mae Weems Commemorates Black Lives

In a new ART21 “Exclusive,” Carrie Mae Weems stages a performance that honors the deaths of black men in the U.S.

Season 8 Preview: Minerva Cuevas

Season 8 Preview: Minerva Cuevas

A look at the work of artist Minerva Cuevas, featured in Season 8 of Art in the Twenty-First Century, premiering on PBS this fall.

Announcing the ART21 Screening Society

Announcing the ART21 Screening Society

Announcing the ART21 Screening Society: bringing free screenings of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8 to venues worldwide.

Art21 Extended Play

Eleanor Antin Plays with Politics

Art21 Extended Play

Eleanor Antin Plays with Politics

Eleanor Antin discusses her use of paper dolls to create politically charged sculptures and videos in a new episode of ART21 “Exclusive.”

Deep Focus: Inside Art21 Films

Get the Inside Scoop on ART21 Films with “Deep Focus”

Deep Focus: Inside Art21 Films

Get the Inside Scoop on ART21 Films with “Deep Focus”

Announcing a new column that goes in-depth with ART21 artists, and takes you behind-the-scenes of ART21 films .

Art21 Extended Play

The Making of Martin Puryear’s “Big Bling”

Art21 Extended Play

The Making of Martin Puryear’s “Big Bling”

Today’s ART21 “Exclusive” follows Martin Puryear’s monumental public sculpture “Big Bling” as it’s created and installed in Madison Square Park.

Art21 New York Close Up

Bryan Zanisnik & Eric Winkler’s Animated Conversation

Art21 New York Close Up

Bryan Zanisnik & Eric Winkler’s Animated Conversation

Stories from Bryan Zanisnik’s life as an artist are transformed into animated comics by his friend Eric Winkler in a special new film from the ART21 “New York Close Up” series.

ART21 Announces New Season of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” this September on PBS

ART21 Announces New Season of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” this September on PBS

Announcing the host and artists featured in the upcoming season of ART21’s PBS series “Art in the Twenty-First Century.”

Staff Pick

Staff Picks: April 2016

Staff Pick

Staff Picks: April 2016

A selection of exhibitions on view in New York City, personally recommended by members of the ART21 staff.

Art21 Extended Play

Sarah Sze’s Experimental Site

Art21 Extended Play

Sarah Sze’s Experimental Site

Today’s ART21 Exclusive features Sarah Sze discussing her sculpture “Measuring Stick,” which explores the “measurement of time and space through the moving image.”

Art21 Extended Play

Sarah Sze’s Desire for Tactility

Art21 Extended Play

Sarah Sze’s Desire for Tactility

Today’s ART21 Exclusive features Sarah Sze expressing her desire to have a tactile relationship with materials in a world saturated with digital imagery.

Art21 Extended Play

Abraham Cruzvillegas: Self-Constructing Identity

Art21 Extended Play

Abraham Cruzvillegas: Self-Constructing Identity

In today’s ART21 Exclusive, Mexican artist Abraham Cruzvillegas discusses his personal and artistic relationship to the concept of autoconstrucción.

Art21 New York Close Up

Marela Zacarías’s Great Expectations

Art21 New York Close Up

Marela Zacarías’s Great Expectations

Artist Marela Zacarías completes a large-scale project while anticipating the arrival of her first child in a new film from the ART21 “New York Close Up” series.

Creative Chemistries Turns One with a New Website!

Creative Chemistries Turns One with a New Website!

One year ago, 175 artists, students, educators, and arts administrators gathered at the Park Avenue Armory here in Manhattan for the inaugural edition of Creative Chemistries, a forum and experimental …

Hello world: A letter from ART21’s new director

Hello world: A letter from ART21’s new director

While my friends and colleagues were spending their winter breaks getting some R&R on sandy beaches in the Caribbean, I was happily watching some of ART21’s more than three hundred …

Art21 Extended Play

Josiah McElheny Projects Maya Deren

Art21 Extended Play

Josiah McElheny Projects Maya Deren

“I’m trying to understand this relationship of abstraction and the body.” — Josiah McElheny Today’s ART21 Exclusive features Josiah McElheny exploring the relationship between abstraction and the body as he …

Art21 Extended Play

Omer Fast Interrupts “Continuity”

Art21 Extended Play

Omer Fast Interrupts “Continuity”

“Those moments are magical in film—when we have a pure linear motion that approaches something and reveals it—but I’m interested in the stuff that gets in the way.” — Omer …

Art21 Extended Play

Arlene Shechet Reveals the Unseen

Art21 Extended Play

Arlene Shechet Reveals the Unseen

“The thing that’s unseen is sometimes way more interesting than what people want you to see.” —Arlene Shechet In the first of two new ART21 Exclusive episodes featuring Arlene Shechet, …

Art21 Extended Play

Tania Bruguera and the Art of Empowerment

Art21 Extended Play

Tania Bruguera and the Art of Empowerment

“The idea of sitting face to face, it’s a very intimate experience. Having a model and painting them always makes people open up.” —Aliza Nisenbaum Today’s ART21 Exclusive features Immigrant Movement …

Art21 Extended Play

Elliott Hundley Is Playing with Your Emotions

Art21 Extended Play

Elliott Hundley Is Playing with Your Emotions

“What’s appealing to me about collage is the fact that it’s so straightforward—that it’s a good foil to my subject.” —Elliott Hundley Today’s ART21 Exclusive features Elliott Hundley describing an …

Art21 Extended Play

Joan Jonas Performs in the Streets of New York

Art21 Extended Play

Joan Jonas Performs in the Streets of New York

“I wanted to develop my own language and the minute I started performing I began to invent in a different way.” —Joan Jonas Today’s ART21 Exclusive features Joan Jonas discussing her decision to …