Tag Archives: Mark Dion

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 4.17-4.23: Robert Ryman Donates Work to Dia Art Foundation

This Week in Art 4.17-4.23: Robert Ryman Donates Work to Dia Art Foundation

A look at this week’s art news, including Robert Ryman’s multi-million dollar donation to the Dia Art Foundation, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Atlanta to Athens.

This Week in Art 2.13-2.19: Inescapable Politics

This Week in Art 2.13-2.19: Inescapable Politics

A look at this week’s art news, including a new petition against Trump’s immigration order, and events and exhibitions everywhere from San Francisco to Stockholm.

This Week in Art 1.16-1.22: Three Art21 Artists Win Awards

This Week in Art 1.16-1.22: Three Art21 Artists Win Awards

A look at this week’s art news, including three awards won by Art21 artists, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Oakland to Myanmar.

This Week in Art: 12.26-1.1

This Week in Art: 12.26-1.1

A look at this week’s art news, including two new public installations in New York City, and events and exhibitions everywhere from San Marino to Switzerland.

This Week in Art: 6.13-6.19

This Week in Art: 6.13-6.19

A look at this week’s art news, including Carrie Mae Weems’ “Grace Notes,” and events and exhibitions everywhere from Los Angeles to London.

This Week in Art: 4.11-4.17

This Week in Art: 4.11-4.17

A look at this week’s art news, including broken attendance records in Australia and a new children’s book celebrating the life of Louise Bourgeois.

This Week in Art: 3.28-4.3

This Week in Art: 3.28-4.3

This week we take a look at news exclusively about ART21 artists—the projects they’re working on, where their work is on view, and what’s being said by and about them.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Lynda Benglis in the UK, Gabriel Orozco in Tokyo, Trenton Doyle Hancock in Indianapolis, and more work by ART21-featured artists on view throughout the world in this week’s roundup.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Abraham Cruzvillegas discusses architectural influences, David Brooks and Mark Dion argue species virtuosity, and more in this week’s roundup.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

What does it mean to be a responsible global citizen?

Teaching with Contemporary Art

What does it mean to be a responsible global citizen?

An eighth grade language arts class learns about personal and social responsibility through contemporary art.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Yinka Shonibare MBE unveils a new sculpture in London, Vija Celmins exhibits bronze stones in Riga, Carrie Mae Weems hosts an all-star event in New York City, and more in this week’s roundup.

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.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

David Altmejd’s builds a new complex, Mark Dion explores ocean debris, Jessica Stockholder speaks in Chicago, and more in this week’s roundup.

Gabriel Orozco, "Heráldico oro," 2013. Tempera and polished gold leaf on canvas and wood. 40 x 40 x 4 cm. Courtesy Michel Zabé & Omar Luis Olguin. © Gabriel Orozco.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Gabriel Orozco’s whale hangs in Austria, Hiroshi Sugimoto makes scarves, Collier Schorr collaborates for VICE…

New Kids on the Block

All Who Muster with Allison Smith

New Kids on the Block

All Who Muster with Allison Smith

The Civil War remains one of the most poignant periods of American history, perpetuated by reenactments and examined by artist Allison Smith.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Well Beyond Everyday

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Well Beyond Everyday

If you are interested in how everyday materials can become bizarre and (sometimes) brilliant sculpture, there are three shows ready and waiting for you in Chelsea: Nayland Blake’s What Wont Wrong at Matthew Marks; B. Wurtz’s Recent Works at Metro Pictures; and Mark Dion’s two-floor delight titled Drawings, Prints, Multiples and Sculptures at Tanya Bonakdar.

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

Now See This: Teaching with Hans-Peter Feldmann and John Baldessari

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Now See This: Teaching with Hans-Peter Feldmann and John Baldessari

I have always been interested in the way certain artists, more so than others, have the ability to take us by the hand (or the eye) and walk us through works of art very deliberately. Because the “subject” is often about the whole work and not a single focal point, these artists persuade us to compare and contrast, and see the small differences as well as the commonalities.

Alfredo Jaar. Muxima, 2005. Video, color. 36'. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Lelong, NY.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has news on Alfredo Jaar, William Kentridge, Mark Dion and other artists featured in Art21 programs and documentaries.

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 …

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Summer Talk

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Summer Talk

For as long as I can remember, interviews like those featured in Bomb, Harpers and Art in America have inspired me to reevaluate the kinds of things I assume in my own teaching and art making. Divergent perspectives, or perspectives that are close to my own but unfamiliar in some ways, have provided me with more than just stunning quotes to share with my students and ideas to meditate on in the studio. I find myself underlining, highlighting, bookmarking pages and sticking post-its all over the place (a well-loved book in my library looks like it’s been through hell and back).

Doris Salcedo. A Flor de Piel 2011 - 2012. Image courtesy the artist and White Cube

Art21 New York Close Up

Weekly Roundup

Art21 New York Close Up

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has news on Doris Salcedo, Do Ho Suh, Paul McCarthy and other artists featured in Art21’s programs.

Arturo Herrera. Detail from Chicago (2012). ©Arturo Herrera, courtesy Corbett vs. Dempsey.

Art21 New York Close Up

Weekly Roundup

Art21 New York Close Up

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has the latest news on Arturo Herrera, Jeff Koons, Cindy Sherman and other artists featured in Art21 programs.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching with Contemporary Art Turns Four

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching with Contemporary Art Turns Four

No sooner are we celebrating our upcoming fourth year with Art21 Educators as I am reminded that the Teaching with Contemporary Art column also turns four this week. Looks like I’ll be playing the fourth horse in the fourth race this weekend. Last year I celebrated by looking back over the first three years but today I’d like to just look back over the past twelve months because it’s been quite a ride. Here are some highlights since last spring.

LaToya Ruby Frazier (b. 1982), Where is Emergency Care for Braddock?, 2010. Gelatin silver print, 16 × 20 in. © LaToya Ruby Frazier; courtesy the artist.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has news on LaToya Ruby Frazier, Ai Weiwei, Andrea Zittel and other artists featured in Art21’s documentaries and programs.

Catherine Sullivan, Ice Floes of Franz Joseph Land, 2003, 35 mm production still, credit: Kacper Skowron.

Art21 New York Close Up

Weekly Roundup

Art21 New York Close Up

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has news on Catherine Sullivan, Mark Dion, Marina Abramović and other artists featured in Art21 documentaries and programs.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Slow Turn

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Slow Turn

On Sunday, the National Art Education Association wrapped up their 65th conference here in New York City and more than ever I am encouraged by the state of affairs at NAEA. In just the past four years, as Art21 has brought contemporary artists such as Mark Bradford, Carrie Mae Weems, Mark Dion and most recently, Janine Antoni and Oliver Herring, the change is noticeable.

Charles Atlas. The Illusion of Democracy, installation view (2012). Photo courtesy Luhring Augustine Bushwick.

Art21 New York Close Up

The Weekly Roundup

Art21 New York Close Up

The Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup is chock-full of news about the latest exhibitions and activities of Art21 artists, including Charles Atlas, Jessica Stockholder, Sarah Sze and others.

Mark Dion. The South Florida Wildlife Rescue Unit: The Uniforms, 2006. Courtesy Miami Art Museum.

Art21 New York Close Up

Weekly Roundup

Art21 New York Close Up

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup includes the latest news on Mark Dion, Janine Antoni, Rashid Johnson and other Art21 artists.

Alfredo Jaar. Muxima, 2006. Film still courtesy of the artist.

Art21 New York Close Up

Weekly Roundup

Art21 New York Close Up

Weekly Roundup

Our first 2012 roundup features news on Louise Bourgeois, Alfredo Jaar, Mark Dion and other Art21 artists.

John Baldessari. The First $100,000 I Ever Made, 2011. Photo by Bill Orcutt courtesy of John Baldessari and the Marian Goodman Gallery.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup: John Baldessari’s first $100,000, Mark Dion explores archeology in Istanbul, Krzysztof Wodiczko Dis-cusses his work, and more.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Thinking About Interdisciplinary Teaching with Mark Dion’s Neukom Vivarium

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Thinking About Interdisciplinary Teaching with Mark Dion’s Neukom Vivarium

This past spring at the National Art Education Association’s annual conference in Seattle, Art21 brought Mark Dion not only as a keynote speaker, but also to explore his work and …

Mike Kelley and Michael Smith. "A Voyage of Growth and Discovery." Installation view: Sculpture Center, Long Island, New York, 2009.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup Mike Kelly navigates the Burning Man, Mark Dion reimagines the humanities, Krzysztof Wodiczko interviews anonymous war veterans, and more. Mike Kelley and longtime friend Michael Smith …

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Interdisciplinary Is Not a One-Way Street

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Interdisciplinary Is Not a One-Way Street

What makes a good interdisciplinary lesson?