Art21 Educator Jack Watson shares a creativity exercise that asks students to make “bad art” as a way to allow for experimentation and playful collaboration.
New York–based curator, art historian, and Yale MFA Critic Sarah Lewis talks about her anticipated first book, The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery.
Yinka Shonibare MBE talks about his collaborative process, his vision for an artist’s residency and community, and the meaning of failure.
What might viral videos tell us about the current sense of failure in the art world?
“In a sense, failure is a tail that’s chasing me. I’m running away from it, but it’s attached to me. It helps me project myself forward.”
Urban architecture is no stranger to criticism and failure. Consider the work of Le Corbusier “whose legacy of urban plans…has been mythologized and often maligned.”
How does the life of a boxer compare to the life of an artist?
In reassessing the value of failure, consider Princeton computer scientist Ed Felten’s expression “the freedom to tinker.”
What does failure mean? Art21’s Digital Content Editor introduces the sophomore issue of the Art21 Magazine.
How might Buddhist frameworks help artists better understand the creative process, and art’s function in society?
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