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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.

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

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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.

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Brian Jungen: Printing Two Perspectives

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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.

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Do Ho Suh Memorializes His New York Apartment

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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.

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Diana Thater’s Animal Activism

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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.

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Nick Cave’s Thick Skin

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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

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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.

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Eleanor Antin Plays with Politics

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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 .

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The Making of Martin Puryear’s “Big Bling”

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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.

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Sarah Sze’s Experimental Site

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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.”

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Sarah Sze’s Desire for Tactility

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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.

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Abraham Cruzvillegas: Self-Constructing Identity

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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 …

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Josiah McElheny Projects Maya Deren

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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 …

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Omer Fast Interrupts “Continuity”

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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 …

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Arlene Shechet Reveals the Unseen

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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, …

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Tania Bruguera and the Art of Empowerment

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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 …

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Elliott Hundley Is Playing with Your Emotions

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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 …

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Joan Jonas Performs in the Streets of New York

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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 …

Alchemy of Inspiration

Alchemy of Inspiration I Looking Ahead to 1993…

Alchemy of Inspiration

Alchemy of Inspiration I Looking Ahead to 1993…

We’re a couple of weeks into the new year, and so in the interest of getting organized, here’s a preview of what to see in New York in the upcoming …

Art21 New York Close Up

NYCU | Close Encounters with Josephine Halvorson

Art21 New York Close Up

NYCU | Close Encounters with Josephine Halvorson

What’s the relationship between an artist and her subject? Watch our latest NYCU film featuring artist Josephine Halvorson.

Art21 New York Close Up

NYCU | Diana Al-Hadid’s Studio Boom

Art21 New York Close Up

NYCU | Diana Al-Hadid’s Studio Boom

How do growing a business and maturing as an artist go hand in hand? Watch our latest NYCU short to find out!

Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

The Energetic Persistence of Water: An Interview with Mary Jane Jacob

Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

The Energetic Persistence of Water: An Interview with Mary Jane Jacob

How might Buddhist frameworks help artists better understand the creative process, and art’s function in society?

A Good Engineer [interview w/Todd Bailey]

A Good Engineer [interview w/Todd Bailey]

Within the underground, DIY, and circuit-bending communities of Chicago, NYC, and elsewhere Todd Bailey is the name associated with the 8bit sampler/kit WTPA (Where’s The Party At) and other unique …

Work Smarter, Not Harder [an interview w/Evan Roth]

Work Smarter, Not Harder [an interview w/Evan Roth]

Evan Roth is a prolific producer whose activities take on many different forms, including teaching, collaborating, engineering, collecting gifs, analyzing graffiti, enriching the public domain, developing tools of empowerment and …

O hai :: Approaches + Modes

O hai :: Approaches + Modes

I thought before I get really started the guest blogging here, I’d speak a little bit about my intentions/directions/plans. BEFORE that, however, I’d like to thank Kelly Shindler for giving …