Tag Archives: Design

The “Black Gash of Shame”—Revisiting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Controversy

The “Black Gash of Shame”—Revisiting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Controversy

Elizabeth Wolfson recounts the early controversy surrounding Maya Lin’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the delicate balance that must be achieved when memorializing war’s heroes and victims.

Staff Pick

Staff Picks: October 2016

Staff Pick

Staff Picks: October 2016

The Art21 staff shares their favorite exhibitions on view now in New York City.

Deep Focus: Inside Art21 Films

Picturing Place: An Interview with Season 8 Designer Matt Eller

Deep Focus: Inside Art21 Films

Picturing Place: An Interview with Season 8 Designer Matt Eller

Designer Matt Eller speaks with Executive Producer Eve Moros Ortega about producing the title sequences, motion design, and typography for Season 8 of “Art in the Twenty-First Century.”

Art21 Exclusive

Andrea Zittel’s Social Experiment

Art21 Exclusive

Andrea Zittel’s Social Experiment

Today’s ART21 Exclusive features Andrea Zittel’s Wagon Station Encampment—a collection of ”sleeping pods“ installed throughout her property in Joshua Tree, California.

Art21 Exclusive

Andrea Zittel’s Desert Designs

Art21 Exclusive

Andrea Zittel’s Desert Designs

“You could say that design has power because it actually touches people in a much more concrete way, but I think that art has more wiggle room and more flexibility.” …

Word is a Virus

Public Fiction: The Play’s the Thing

Word is a Virus

Public Fiction: The Play’s the Thing

Public Fiction, an exhibition and event space in Los Angeles, hosts events that “provide constant stimuli” but “the journals really are the gems of the project.”

Yannick Jacquet and Marc Ferrario aka Mandril. "Cityscape 2095," 2013. Courtesy of the artists.

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Art 2.1 | New Frontier at Sundance 2013: Augmented Space in “Cityscape 2095”

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Art 2.1 | New Frontier at Sundance 2013: Augmented Space in “Cityscape 2095”

In a fourth and final post from New Frontier at Sundance, Nettrice Gaskins investigates “augmented space”—the technologies, objects, or symbols that overlay physical space with information.

"E.m-bed.de/d" (left) and "Augmented Real" by Yung Jake.

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Art 2.1 | New Frontier at Sundance 2013: 4D Art and Augmented Real

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Art 2.1 | New Frontier at Sundance 2013: 4D Art and Augmented Real

Nettrice Gaskins speaks with “datamoshing, glitch-creating, meta-rapping” artist Yung Jake in a second post from New Frontier at Sundance.

Welcome to the desert of the real: the entrance to New Frontier at Sundance 2013.

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Art 2.1 | New Frontier at Sundance 2013: The Pixelated Pavilion

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Art 2.1 | New Frontier at Sundance 2013: The Pixelated Pavilion

Nettrice Gaskins introduces a series of reports from New Frontier: an experimental space at the 2013 Sundance Film Fesitval.

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision | The Best in Food-Art 2012

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision | The Best in Food-Art 2012

Writers Megan Fizzel and Andrew Russeth join Nicole Caruth for a look at the year’s best food-art projects.

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Tanya Aguiñiga / Transnational Arts Operative

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Tanya Aguiñiga / Transnational Arts Operative

Danielle McCullough profiles Tanya Aguiñiga, an artist/activist whose works take many forms, many of which engage notions of transnational autobiography.

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision | Lucy + Jorge Orta: Food-Water-Life

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision | Lucy + Jorge Orta: Food-Water-Life

Nicole Caruth on Lucy + Jorge Orta, whose first major traveling exhibition “Food-Water-Life” is now up at Tufts University Art Gallery in Boston.

For Those Who Seek It: Peradam Publishing Group

For Those Who Seek It: Peradam Publishing Group

Taylor Trabulus talks to Elizabeth Jaeger and Sam Cate-Gumpert of Peradam Publishing Group, which encourages artists to experiment with new materials and formats.

After restoration, night view of the north west wall of Milton Glaser's mural, "Color Fuses," 1975. Image by Mark Williams, Imagenation, LLC. Property of the U.S. GSA.

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | Restored and Renewed: Milton Glaser’s 1975 Artwork, “Color Fuses”

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | Restored and Renewed: Milton Glaser’s 1975 Artwork, “Color Fuses”

Mitlon Glaser’s 1975 art installation in Indianapolis, “Color Fuses,” recently underwent a dramatic restoration and can now be seen as the artist originally intended.

Double Or Nothing: An Interview with Serkan Ozkaya

Double Or Nothing: An Interview with Serkan Ozkaya

What do Michelangelo’s “David” and a piece of fusilli pasta have in common? Read Elizabeth Wolfson’s interview with Turksih artist Serkan Ozkaya to find out.

Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | Touched

Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | Touched

Antonius Wiriadjaja presents his “Gamelan Sampul,” a laptop sleeve that also acts as a musical instrument, at Sony Wonder Technology Lab in NYC.

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision | Queer Cakes for a Country Cookout

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision | Queer Cakes for a Country Cookout

Jacolby Satterwhite’s multi-media project “Country Ball” merges the practices of “insider” and “outsider” artists: he incorporates drawings made by his mentally ill mother, Patricia.

Bound: The Printed Object in Context

Bound | Exhibition Pamphlets

Bound: The Printed Object in Context

Bound | Exhibition Pamphlets

Meg Onli delves into her extensive collection of exhibition brochures to show how a well-designed pamphlet can change the way visitors interact with exhibitions.

Kristoffer Zetterstrand , Pointer. 41x41cm. oil on canvas (2008)

Kristoffer Zetterstrand: King of Old School

Kristoffer Zetterstrand: King of Old School

Kristoffer Zetterstrand’s works draw equally from old-school computer graphics and Romantic landscape paintings.

Don´t Get Raped by Mikael Vesavuori. Courtesy the artist.

It’s All Fun and Games Until Someone Blows Their Brains Out

It’s All Fun and Games Until Someone Blows Their Brains Out

Based on violent videogame interfaces, Swedish artist Mikael Vesavuori’s provocative artworks are the opposite of “fun and games.”

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | Nature and Nurture

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | Nature and Nurture

A teaching assistantship with processing guru Daniel Shiffman provides food for thought as Antonius Wiriadjaja looks ahead to life after Tisch’s ITP program.

Bound: The Printed Object in Context

Bound | Municipal de Fútbol

Bound: The Printed Object in Context

Bound | Municipal de Fútbol

During the 1980s and ’90s, the city of Los Angeles saw its public spaces radically re-purposed. When the sun went down, strolling the streets and public parks of certain neighborhoods became …

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

Centerfield: Art in the Middle With Bad at Sports | An Interview with Thomas Comerford

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

Centerfield: Art in the Middle With Bad at Sports | An Interview with Thomas Comerford

Thomas Comerford is an experimental filmmaker from Chicago with a background in performance and sculpture. His current work considers ideas of place, and the relationship of history to our physical …

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | The State of Affairs in the Conservation of Contemporary Art

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | The State of Affairs in the Conservation of Contemporary Art

IMA Conservator Richard McCoy looks back at two international conferences that dealt with the conservation of contemporary art.

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision: On Bottle Poppin

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision: On Bottle Poppin

Artist-designer Tahir Hemphill is gathering quirky facts about popular culture via Hip-Hop Word Count, his searchable directory of over 40,000 hip-hop songs. If you’ve ever wanted to know the education level …

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 …

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | Following the Eames Legacy: A Discussion with Daniel Ostroff [Part II]

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | Following the Eames Legacy: A Discussion with Daniel Ostroff [Part II]

Richard McCoy and Tricia Gilson talk with Eames expert Daniel Ostroff about his ongoing work in studying, collecting, and exhibiting the designs of Charles and Ray Eames [Part II].

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | Following the Eames Legacy: A Discussion with Daniel Ostroff [Part I]

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | Following the Eames Legacy: A Discussion with Daniel Ostroff [Part I]

Richard McCoy and Tricia Gilson talk with Eames expert Daniel Ostroff about his ongoing work in study, collecting, and exhibiting the designs of Charles and Ray Eames [Part I].

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | “Rethink/LA” Exhibition Envisions Future Transformation

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | “Rethink/LA” Exhibition Envisions Future Transformation

  Los Angeles has a reputation for not only its excess, sprawl, and exploding population, but also for its unruly, anarchic and highly changeable landscape.  Rethink/LA: Perspectives on a Future …

Creative Rebuild: Theaster Gates in Hyde Park, St. Louis

Creative Rebuild: Theaster Gates in Hyde Park, St. Louis

Artist Theaster Gates likes systems. And what he likes more than a system itself is knowing how to leverage it. Though formally trained in handling clay, Gates also uses the …

Of Monuments and Memorials: St. Louis Modernism and Juan William Chávez’s Pruitt-Igoe Bee Sanctuary

Of Monuments and Memorials: St. Louis Modernism and Juan William Chávez’s Pruitt-Igoe Bee Sanctuary

Notable attention has turned to what many consider the golden age of modern St. Louis—the 1950s—when the city reached its highest population and garnered international attention for its architectural contributions. …

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | Preservation, Perfection, and Patina: Jeff Jamieson Discusses the Fabrication of Donald Judd’s Wood Furniture

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | Preservation, Perfection, and Patina: Jeff Jamieson Discusses the Fabrication of Donald Judd’s Wood Furniture

Jeff Jamieson talks about his history of making Judd Furniture with IMA conservator Richard McCoy.

Calling from Canada

Calling from Canada | Surrey Art Gallery’s “Dwellings”

Calling from Canada

Calling from Canada | Surrey Art Gallery’s “Dwellings”

As part of the exhibition Dwellings at the Surrey Art Gallery, Sitely Premises is a group show of works by artists who have examined the exterior of Lower Mainland residential …

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Wrapping Up Art21 at NAEA 2011

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Wrapping Up Art21 at NAEA 2011

It was suggested that perhaps the TWCA column could provide a a wrap-up of the National Art Education Association’s annual conference in pictures this year, and while I would like …

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin | Absalon at Kunst-Werke

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin | Absalon at Kunst-Werke

It was back in 2005 when I first encountered the work of Absalon at Berlin’s Hamburger Bahnhof in a exhibition called Fast Nichts – Minimal Artworks from the Friedrich Christian …