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This Week in Art 9.18-9.24: Mel Chin Unveils a Monument to Everyone

This Week in Art 9.18-9.24: Mel Chin Unveils a Monument to Everyone

A look at this week’s art news, including Mel Chin’s new public artwork in Philadelphia, and events and exhibitions from Boston to Berlin.

This Week in Art 8.28-9.3: Trevor Paglen and Ai Weiwei Projects Hit Kickstarter

This Week in Art 8.28-9.3: Trevor Paglen and Ai Weiwei Projects Hit Kickstarter

A look at this week’s art news, including Ai Weiwei and Trevor Paglen’s new Kickstarter projects, and events and exhibitions from Venice to Mumbai.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Rust, Decay and Decomposition: Four Artists to Teach With

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Rust, Decay and Decomposition: Four Artists to Teach With

Art21 Senior Education Advisor Joe Fusaro shares four artists who use rust and decay to tell stories, illuminate histories, and prompt us to think about beauty in new ways.

This Week in Art 5.8-5.14: The 57th Venice Biennale Opens Saturday

This Week in Art 5.8-5.14: The 57th Venice Biennale Opens Saturday

A look at this week’s art news, including the 57th Venice Biennale opening Saturday, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Savannah to St. Louis.

This Week in Art 5.1-5.7: Mika Tajima & Do Ho Suh Win Awards

This Week in Art 5.1-5.7: Mika Tajima & Do Ho Suh Win Awards

A look at this week’s art news, including recent awards won by artists Mika Tajima and Do Ho Suh, and events and exhibitions in NYC, Seattle, Beverly Hills, and Marseille.

This Week in Art 2.20-2.26: William Kentridge Launches Arts Incubator

This Week in Art 2.20-2.26: William Kentridge Launches Arts Incubator

A look at this week’s art news, including William Kentridge’s new arts nonprofit, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Houston to Frankfurt.

This Week in Art: 5.30-6.5

This Week in Art: 5.30-6.5

A look at this week’s art news, including our announcement of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8, and events and exhibitions everywhere from New York to Norway.

This Week in Art: 4.25-5.1

This Week in Art: 4.25-5.1

A look at this week’s art news, including the selection of Mark Bradford as the United States’ representative at the 2017 Venice Biennale, and exhibitions on view everywhere from Florida to France.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Trevor Paglen uncovers government code names, El Anatsui manipulates newspaper printing plates, David Altmejd has a retrospective in France, and more in this week’s roundup.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Cai Guo-Qiang mounts iPads on the backs of tortoises, Allora & Calzadilla mix music with natural history, Kiki Smith exhibits a new bronze fountain, and more.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Marela Zacarias’s abstract sculptures travel to Vermont, Mark Bradford creates new work from public housing blueprints, Mike Kelley’s mobile home travels from Detroit to Los Angeles, and more in this week’s roundup.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Ai Weiwei stars in a science fiction film, El Anatsui creates new work for the Royal Academy, LaToya Ruby Frazier and Mary Reid Kelley receive Guggenheim fellowships, and more in this week’s roundup.

Art21 Exclusive

“Exclusive” Curated (Part 2 of 3)

Art21 Exclusive

“Exclusive” Curated (Part 2 of 3)

In today’s Exclusive playlist—the second part of a three-part series—a conservationist, a musician, an educator, and others share their favorite Exclusive episodes.

Art21 Exclusive

“Exclusive” Curated (Part 1 of 3)

Art21 Exclusive

“Exclusive” Curated (Part 1 of 3)

In this first part of a three-part series, art world colleagues and friends share their favorite Exclusive episodes to date.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Marina Abramović reports on her performance institute, Richard Serra sits down with Charlie Rose, and more.

On View Now

Transcendent Tapestries: El Anatsui at the Brooklyn Museum

On View Now

Transcendent Tapestries: El Anatsui at the Brooklyn Museum

Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui at the Brooklyn Museum marks the first solo exhibition in a New York museum of Anatsui’s art. Featuring over thirty works by …

El Anatsui. "Gli (Wall) (detail)," 2010. Aluminum and copper wire, installation at the Brooklyn Museum, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. Photo by Nettrice Gaskins.

Art21 New York Close Up

Weekly Roundup

Art21 New York Close Up

Weekly Roundup

El Anatsui’s Brooklyn show is extended, Mary Heilmann responds to the work of late artist Blinky Palermo, and more in this week’s roundup.

Vija Celmins. "Untitled (Web 3)," 2002. 1-color photogravure/aquatint/drypoint. Courtesy the artist and McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY.

Art21 New York Close Up

Weekly Roundup

Art21 New York Close Up

Weekly Roundup

Vija Celmins is cast in a web, Ellen Gallagher covers a glossy, Ai Weiwei drops his first music album, Carrie Mae Weems arrives in Cleveland…

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Size Matters

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Size Matters

Teaching students about scale in a work of art is “a tricky thing for art educators.”

Credit: Jessica Stockholder. "Story of Angle #3," 2013. Graphite and colored pencil on paper. 11" x 14". Courtesy the artist and Barbara Edwards Contemporary.

Art21 New York Close Up

Weekly Roundup

Art21 New York Close Up

Weekly Roundup

Jessica Stockholder explores drawing in multiple dimensions, Richard Serra presents early experiments with nontraditional materials, James Turrell delves into light, and much more.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching with El Anatsui

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching with El Anatsui

El Anastui, one of my favorite artists from season 6, is in some ways an educator’s dream. His sculptures and installations reference history, culture and memory while simultaneously exploring the possibilities of found materials and different processes for making art. And while Anatsui is best known for his stunning, draped metal sculptures, there is more to the work with than meets the eye… and that’s quite a bit to begin with.

Art21 Exclusive

Exclusive | El Anatsui: “Broken Bridge II”

Art21 Exclusive

Exclusive | El Anatsui: “Broken Bridge II”

A new Exclusive episode featuring El Anastui’s largest installation to date, on view along the High Line in New York City.

Diana Al-Hadid. Invisibabel, 2009. Courtesy of the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

El Anatsui has his first solo exhibition in New York, Charles Atlas presents two moving-image works, Laurie Simmons talks to Vanity Fair…

Art21 New York Close Up

Weekly Roundup

Art21 New York Close Up

Weekly Roundup

Ai Weiwei’s work is part of the celebration of the U.S. Presidential Inauguration, Trenton Doyle Hancock wins the Greenfield Prize, and much more.

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 …

Alfredo Jaar. "The Geometry of Conscience," (2010). Courtesy of the artist and the Museum of Memory and Human Rights.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup, Alfredo Jaar reconnects the dots of a collective memory, Cindy Sherman presents early work, El Anatsui showcases his pot of wisdom, and more.

Jeff Koons. "Coloring Book 1997–2005," 2012. Photo by Kenzo. Courtesy of the artist.

Art21 New York Close Up

Weekly Roundup

Art21 New York Close Up

Weekly Roundup

Come meet NYCU co-producers Wesley Miller and Nick Ravich at the Apple Store Soho, plus the latest news on Jeff Koons, William Kentridge, Gabriel Orozco and other Art21 artists.

El Anatsui. "Dusasa I," (2007). Courtesy of the artist and The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has news on El Anatsui, Josiah McElheny, Julie Mehretu and other artists featured in Art21 programs and documentaries.

Trenton Doyle Hancock. Plate of Shrimp, 2012. Courtesy of the artist and James Cohan Gallery.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has news on Trenton Doyle Hancock, Cindy Sherman, El Anatsui and other artists featured in Art21 documentaries and programs.

Hank Willis Thomas. "Believe It" from the Fair Warning series. Courtesy the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

Hank Willis Thomas: Believe It.

Hank Willis Thomas: Believe It.

Nettrice Gaskins interviews artist Hank Willis Thomas about his work in the exhibition “Believe It,” on view at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Visionary Studios: Getting Started

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Visionary Studios: Getting Started

Anyone who knows me often asks about how I coordinate three jobs. I teach two high school classes and serve as department chair in my school district, work as Art21’s …

© Mary Heilmann; Private Collection, London. Foto Alex Delfanne

Art21 New York Close Up

Weekly Roundup

Art21 New York Close Up

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has news on An-My Lê, Raymond Pettibon, Kiki Smith and other artists featured in Art21 programs and documentaries.

Art21 Exclusive

Exclusive | El Anatsui: Language & Symbols

Art21 Exclusive

Exclusive | El Anatsui: Language & Symbols

Our latest Exclusive video features El Anatsui discussing the role of language and symbols in his artwork.

Art21 Exclusive

Exclusive | El Anatsui: Studio Process

Art21 Exclusive

Exclusive | El Anatsui: Studio Process

Watch our latest Exclusive video, where El Anatsui describes the collaborative and contemplative setting where his artworks are made.

Viewer Q&A: Responses from Catherine Opie, El Anatsui, and Marina Abramović

Viewer Q&A: Responses from Catherine Opie, El Anatsui, and Marina Abramović

Artists Catherine Opie, El Anatsui, and Marina Abramović respond to questions submitted through a special Season 6 viewer Q&A.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching with Change

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching with Change

Last week I presented a Season 6 Access screening of the Change episode featuring Catherine Opie, El Anatsui and Ai Weiwei. During the screening I made some notes to share …