Tag Archives: Glenn Ligon

This Week in Art 7.17-7.23: North Carolina Museum of Art Dedicates Entire Wing to African Art

This Week in Art 7.17-7.23: North Carolina Museum of Art Dedicates Entire Wing to African Art

A look at this week’s art news, including a progressive move by the North Carolina Museum of Art, and events and exhibitions from Louisville to Hong Kong.

This Week in Art 7.10-7.16: Artists Celebrate London’s Resilience

This Week in Art 7.10-7.16: Artists Celebrate London’s Resilience

A look at this week’s art news, including Ai Weiwei’s new magazine cover, and events and exhibitions from San Francisco to Copenhagen.

This Week in Art 6.5-6.11: Tania Bruguera Launches Immigrant Empowerment Initiative in Queens

This Week in Art 6.5-6.11: Tania Bruguera Launches Immigrant Empowerment Initiative in Queens

A look at this week’s art news, including Tania Bruguera’s latest project, CycleNews, and events and exhibitions from St. Louis to Istanbul.

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 3.6-3.12: Jenny Holzer to Exhibit at Blenheim Palace

This Week in Art 3.6-3.12: Jenny Holzer to Exhibit at Blenheim Palace

A look at this week’s art news, including Jenny Holzer’s upcoming exhibition at UK’s historic Blenheim Palace, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Berlin to Kansas City.

This Week in Art 2.27-3.5: Rashid Johnson’s Directorial Debut

This Week in Art 2.27-3.5: Rashid Johnson’s Directorial Debut

A look at this week’s art news, including Rashid Johnson directing his first feature film, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Durham to Denmark.

African American Artists Reconstruct the Pastoral

African American Artists Reconstruct the Pastoral

Anthony Merino details the necessary overhaul of art historical traditions predicated on prejudice and exclusion.

This Week in Art 1.23-1.29: Artists March Around the World

This Week in Art 1.23-1.29: Artists March Around the World

A look at this week’s art news, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Austin to Berlin.

This Week in Art: 8.1-8.7

This Week in Art: 8.1-8.7

A look at this week’s art news, including a new Jeff Koons-inspired ice cream flavor, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Atlanta to Aspen.

This Week in Art: 6.27-7.3

This Week in Art: 6.27-7.3

A look at this week’s art news, including Matthew Barney’s impact on Kanye West, and events and exhibitions from New York to London.

E. Jane’s Imagined Future

E. Jane’s Imagined Future

Alexis Avedisian investigates artist E. Jane’s battle against the discrimination that’s been systemically built into how the internet functions.

Flashback

Ten (More) Artists on Radicalism and Resistance

Flashback

Ten (More) Artists on Radicalism and Resistance

In last year’s November/December issue we investigated ideas of unrest and revolution, and the ways art can and has innovated in the name of change. The months that followed saw huge …

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

The U.S. State Department’s Art in Embassies program selects a new class of Medal of Arts recipients, Liz Magic Laser creates a fictional TED talk, and work by ART21-featured artists included in exhibitions throughout the world in this week’s roundup.

Art21 Exclusive

Glenn Ligon: Layers of Meaning

Art21 Exclusive

Glenn Ligon: Layers of Meaning

In today’s Exclusive Glenn Ligon discusses inspiring texts and cultural events, such as the writings of James Baldwin and the Million Man March.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Barbara Kruger and Fred Wilson appropriate and critique, Alfredo Jaar and Krzysztof Wodiczko re-frame history, John Baldessari shares some of his favorite things, and more.

Failing Productively: A Crash Course

Failing Productively: A Crash Course

How can we help students have a healthy understanding of failure?

James Turrell. "Aten Reign," 2013. Courtesy GalleristNY and Guggenheim, New York City.

Art21 New York Close Up

Weekly Roundup

Art21 New York Close Up

Weekly Roundup

James Turrell takes over the Guggenheim’s rotunda, John Baldessari explores the complexities of space, Pepón Osorio addressed his inner child, and more.

Lari Pittman, Untitled #11, 2003. Matte oil, aerosol lacquer, and Cel-Vinyl on gessoed canvas, 76 x 102 inches. Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles, and Thomas Dane Gallery, London © Lari Pittman.

Art21 New York Close Up

Weekly Roundup

Art21 New York Close Up

Weekly Roundup

Lari Pittman arrives in the Midwest, Alfredo Jaar revisits Venice Biennale, Kalup Linzy casts Michael Stipe, David Altmejd explores paradise, and Marina Abramović appears in an opera.

Cao Fei. "House of Treasures" 2013. Photo by Laurent Fievet.

Art21 New York Close Up

Weekly Roundup

Art21 New York Close Up

Weekly Roundup

Cao Fei celebrates abundance, Julie Mehretu has two concurrent solo shows, Raymond Pettibon and Judy Pfaff are honored, and much more.

Alchemy of Inspiration

Alchemy of Inspiration I All About the Blues

Alchemy of Inspiration

Alchemy of Inspiration I All About the Blues

Columnist Jessica Lott visits the Whitney Museum’s “Blues for Smoke,” a wide-ranging exhibition exploring the definition of the blues and blues aesthetic.

Alchemy of Inspiration

Alchemy of Inspiration I Sex, Skater Kids, and Gap Plaid: NYC in 1993

Alchemy of Inspiration

Alchemy of Inspiration I Sex, Skater Kids, and Gap Plaid: NYC in 1993

Jessica Lott reviews the “richly compelling, cohesive, and yet evasive” exhibition “NYC 1993,” now on view at the New Museum.

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 …

Teaching with Contemporary Art

When Works of Literature Make The Leap

Teaching with Contemporary Art

When Works of Literature Make The Leap

Contemporary artists and performers offer pathways into literature for the hard-to-inspire. Artists such as Glenn Ligon, Jenny Holzer, and even performances like the off-Broadway production of My Name is Asher Lev offer students ways to get inspired and involved with literature from different starting points.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Reflecting on Visual Conversations

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Reflecting on Visual Conversations

In my previous post two weeks ago I said that I was interested in encouraging students to draw relationships between works of art and to think about how context affects what we see. Can works of art “speak” to the viewer or have “conversations” with other works? If so, how? Today was the day, after a long Thanksgiving weekend, for the group to share works in progress and get some feedback from one another.

Walton Ford. The Rolling Stones, Grrr! 2012. Image courtesy of rollingstones.com.

Art21 New York Close Up

Weekly Roundup

Art21 New York Close Up

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has the latest news on Cai Guo-Qiang, Barbara Kruger, Walton Ford and other artists featured in Art21 documentaries and programs.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

And furthermore…

Teaching with Contemporary Art

And furthermore…

One of my students read last week’s post and was interested in playing devil’s advocate by asking a few more questions about the recent New York Close Up segment, David …

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | Seriously Printeresting: An Interview with the Founders

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | Seriously Printeresting: An Interview with the Founders

Sarah Kirk Hanley talks to the founders of Printeresting, a blog devoted to the art of printmaking and to printmaking miscellany.

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | Paper Feast in New York

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | Paper Feast in New York

Sarah Kirk Hanley surveys the bounty of print exhibitions that are or have recently been on view in New York.

Art21 Exclusive

Exclusive | Glenn Ligon: Installing “Warm Broad Glow II”

Art21 Exclusive

Exclusive | Glenn Ligon: Installing “Warm Broad Glow II”

Art21’s latest Exclusive video is now live! Watch “Glenn Ligon: Installing ‘Warm Broad Glow II'” on Art21.org.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Test Driving the New Season 6 Educators’ Guide

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Test Driving the New Season 6 Educators’ Guide

The new Season 6 educators’ guide is now available as a quick and easy downloadable PDF. As we celebrate the broadcast of our new season, I thought this week might be a good time to highlight some of what the new guide has to offer educators interested in teaching with contemporary art.

Martin Puryear. Night Watch (2012). Courtesy of the artist and McKee Gallery, New York

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has news on Martin Puryear, James Turrell, Kiki Smith and other artists featured on Art21 programs.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Persistence and Patience Paying Off

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Persistence and Patience Paying Off

It’s probably a good time for our semi-annual hockey post that highlights some bizarre (or perhaps, pertinent?) parallel between the New York Rangers and teaching with contemporary art. This post is devoted to persistence.

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | Working Proof: Glenn Ligon’s Editions

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | Working Proof: Glenn Ligon’s Editions

Sarah Kirk Hanley looks at the editioned work of Glenn Ligon, who is a featured artist in Season 6 of “Art in the Twenty-First Century.”

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Ten Years…… Right Between the Eyes: Zoe Strauss at the Philadelphia Museum

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Ten Years…… Right Between the Eyes: Zoe Strauss at the Philadelphia Museum

Every once in a blue moon you get surprised by an exhibit that takes your breath away. Kiki Smith did it to me in 2006 and last year Glenn Ligon …

Computer rendering for Mystery Circle: Explosion Event for The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 2012. Courtesy Cai Studio.

Art21 New York Close Up

Weekly Roundup

Art21 New York Close Up

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup features news on Cai Guo-Qiang, Glenn Ligon, Kiki Smith and many more Art21 featured artists.