Tag Archives: Biennials

“Where Are You From?”: Memoirs of a Palestinian-Israeli

“Where Are You From?”: Memoirs of a Palestinian-Israeli

Through the work of three artists—Aissa Deebi, Kamal Aljafari, and Dor Guez—Noah Simblist addresses the complexity of Israeli and Palestinian national identity.

Travelogue Entry No. 3: Singularity and Repetition in Venice

Travelogue Entry No. 3: Singularity and Repetition in Venice

Continuing her trek through Europe, Natalie Musteata reports on this year’s Venice Biennale and “an almost 1:1 reconstruction” of Harald Szeemann’s landmark exhibition of 1969.

Travelogue Entry No. 2: Nouvelles de Paris

Travelogue Entry No. 2: Nouvelles de Paris

Reporting from Paris, Blogger-in-Residence Natalie Musteata visits the solo exhibitions of Lorna Simpson, Ahlam Shibli, Simon Hantaï, and Mike Kelley.

Travelogue Entry No. 1: On and Off the Beaten Track in Europe

Travelogue Entry No. 1: On and Off the Beaten Track in Europe

Blogger-in-Residence Natalie Musteata reports on Nottingham Contemporary, one of the largest contemporary art spaces in the UK, and “the real gem” of her recent visit.

Bedfellows: Art and Visual Culture

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio: Leeza Ahmady (Part 2)

Bedfellows: Art and Visual Culture

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio: Leeza Ahmady (Part 2)

Part 2 of Georgia Kotretsos’ interview with independent curator Leeza Ahmady, the director of Asian Contemporary Art Week in New York.

Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

Gimme Shelter | Anti-Establishment in the Establishment: Dawn Kasper at the Whitney Biennial, Part 2

Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

Gimme Shelter | Anti-Establishment in the Establishment: Dawn Kasper at the Whitney Biennial, Part 2

The second of a two-part conversation between Marissa Perel and Whitney Biennial artist Dawn Kasper.

Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

Gimme Shelter | Talking with Sarah Michelson about “Devotion Study #1” at the Whitney Biennial

Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

Gimme Shelter | Talking with Sarah Michelson about “Devotion Study #1” at the Whitney Biennial

Sarah Michelson discusses the ideas and concepts leading her to create Devotion Study #1, a dance developed specifically for the Whitney Biennial.

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio | Abdellah Karroum

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio | Abdellah Karroum

Georgia Kotretsos talks to Abdellah Karroum, an independent curator who founded L’appartement 22, the first experimental art space in Rabat, Morocco.

What Is To Be Done?* Conversations, Commerce, and Collaborations

What Is To Be Done?* Conversations, Commerce, and Collaborations

Canceled: Exhibiting Experimental Art in China, presented at The Smart Museum of Art in Chicago in 2000, was a metaphorical representation of It’s Me, a 1998 Chinese experimental art exhibition that was …

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | The Birth of the Underground: Fluxus Editions

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | The Birth of the Underground: Fluxus Editions

Fluxus, an international counter-culture collective of artists, musicians, and designers, was formed 50 years ago in 1961/2.  Its goals were laid out in the 1963 offset lithograph Fluxus Manifesto (on …

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio: Siemon Allen

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio: Siemon Allen

Siemon Allen is a South African artist who currently lives and works in the United States. He received his MFA from Natal Technikon (now Durban Institute of Technology) and was …

VeniceЯUs

VeniceЯUs

Walking into the Venice Biennale is like traversing into an art-induced headlock set in a labyrinthian wonderland. Slather on enough Vaperetto excursions and optical trickery, and you’ve got a fabricated …

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment: Something to Talk About

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment: Something to Talk About

There’s nothing quite like the graduate critique seminar – a visit to a classmate’s studio where ten to fifteen artists are hopefully hopped up on enough caffeine that they’ll engage …

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | The California Biennial: Collectives, Conversations, and Collaborations

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | The California Biennial: Collectives, Conversations, and Collaborations

I first experienced the California Biennial in 2008 as a participant in Mary Kelly’s Flashing Nipple Happening.   Kelly had recruited around five dozen young women to gear-up in black …

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: Feathers, Magic Mushrooms and Bicycle Tours

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: Feathers, Magic Mushrooms and Bicycle Tours

Bundle up, Berlin: winter is almost here, and it might be a long one, again. If you haven’t fallen prey to the sniffling, the sneezing, the nose-blowing and coughing, germ-spreading …

Barbara Kruger

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week in the roundup … Barbara Kruger gets a celebration started, Cao Fei has her eyes on a prize, Cai Guo-Qiang goes in with a bang, Raymond Pettibon is into …

Jenny Holtzer

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Soon after last week’s roundup went live, I discovered a Jenny Holzer event happening in my backyard.  In this week’s roundup, CNN shows William Kentridge drawing apartheid, Scotland shows William …

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: BB6

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: BB6

Aligning smoothly with the start of Art Basel for the first time, the 6th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art (BB6) opened this past week, two months later than its previous …

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Biennials, cremated canvases, German faces, cashmere sportswear, sculptural tour de force, fashionable shoes, and an iPhone app comprise this week’s roundup: 2010: Whitney Biennial will open at the Whitney Museum …

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

The Ethics of Dust: A Conversation with Jorge Otero-Pailos

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

The Ethics of Dust: A Conversation with Jorge Otero-Pailos

IMA art conservator Richard McCoy discusses the installation “The Ethics of Dust” with Columbia University professor & architect Jorge Otero-Pailos.

The Art21 Guide to PERFORMA 09

The Art21 Guide to PERFORMA 09

If you’re lucky enough to be in New York City during Performa 09 this month, there are a number of events featuring Art21 artists that are not to be missed! …

Notes from a Biennial Conference

Notes from a Biennial Conference

In September, the Bergen Kunsthall hosted “To Biennial or Not to Biennial” in Bergen, Norway. The goal was to gather a group of people in the arts to discuss the …

Flash Points

Scenes from a Globalized Art World

Flash Points

Scenes from a Globalized Art World

I’d like to start my guest blogging with Art21 by bringing up a series of questions surrounding globalization and artistic representation. My primary research interest is in the art market …

No Nukes

No Nukes

Four years ago, when using Google Earth satellites to zoom in on the roofs of our homes was all the rage, I was living in a Hudson River hamlet about …

Letter from London

Letter from London: Doublecrossed

Letter from London

Letter from London: Doublecrossed

News of artists famous in one field crossing over into another is very often met with public derision. Bruce Willis, one of the most talented pub-rockers of the late 1980s …

Flash Points

Summer Travelogue

Flash Points

Summer Travelogue

Upon arriving in Athens, several curious and helpful people gave me every warning to stay far away from the Kerameikos and Metaxourgeio neighborhoods, which was exactly where I was headed, …

Interview: Dan Cameron on Prospect.2 New Orleans

Interview: Dan Cameron on Prospect.2 New Orleans

Before I say that Prospect.1 New Orleans was the most exciting art event to take place in the U.S. in the last decade, I should probably provide the disclaimer that …

The Studio at Colton: A Look Back and Ahead

The Studio at Colton: A Look Back and Ahead

If you had to point to one institution that best illustrated the progress of the arts community in post-Katrina New Orleans—not to mention the progress of the city in general—you …

Letter from London

Letter from London: Dearth in Venice

Letter from London

Letter from London: Dearth in Venice

There’s a school of thought that claims that any large-scale survey of art conducted in any year in history will have its share of peaks and troughs, but holding the …

Wodiczko Perforates Polish Pavilion with “Guests”

Wodiczko Perforates Polish Pavilion with “Guests”

Entitled Goście / Guests, Krzysztof Wodiczko’s exhibition greets visitors to the Venice Biennale’s Polish Pavilion with the words of political theorist Hannah Arendt: “Refugees driven from country to country represent …

Biennale Breaks New Ground: Inaugurating the Internet Pavilion

Biennale Breaks New Ground: Inaugurating the Internet Pavilion

There is no question that the Internet is transforming the way we experience art. A few weeks ago, Art21 tweeted that data released by the NEA indicates that visits to …

Nathalie Djurberg and Paul Chan: Making Weird Worlds at Birnbaum’s Biennale

Nathalie Djurberg and Paul Chan: Making Weird Worlds at Birnbaum’s Biennale

Daniel Birnbaum’s poetic theme of the 53rd Venice Biennale, Making Worlds, is, in some sense, an anti-theme, emphasizing the plurality of art today. Birnbaum’s explanation that “we now live in …

Art21 Exclusive

Weekly Roundup

Art21 Exclusive

Weekly Roundup

Krzysztof Wodiczko is the sole artist representing Poland at this summer’s Venice Biennale. The striking video installation of milky windows depicts the shadows of immigrant workers as they take on …

No Expectations

No Expectations

In his New York Times article on the opening of the Venice Biennale, Michael Kimmelman laments that the look of the exhibition “suggests a somewhat dull, deflated contemporary art world, professionalized …

Pride: Golden Lion Awarded to Bruce Nauman’s “Topological Gardens”

Pride: Golden Lion Awarded to Bruce Nauman’s “Topological Gardens”

I have never thought of myself as susceptible to patriotism, but for the second time this year, I’ve felt proud to be an American.  The first incident of pride stemmed …

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Bruce Nauman (Season 1) has won the Golden Lion award for Best National Participation at the 2009 Venice Biennale. Visit the Daily Best Media Gallery to see images of his …