Tag Archives: Mel Chin

William Kentridge Sphinx

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This Weekly Roundup features Kentridge’s Egyptian sketchbooks, Louise Bourgeois in The Surreal House, and Mike Kelley’s maiden voyage. Scheduled to coincide with the monographic retrospective devoted to the artist at …

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

7,000 t-shirts, 22 paintings, two awards, a powerful pair, and one big open studio in this week’s roundup: Mel Chin (Season 1) has been named a finalist of the first …

Pardon this Brief Commercial Interruption: Intro

Pardon this Brief Commercial Interruption: Intro

The United States has always fostered a strange and ambiguous relationship to the arts.  In 1825, John Quincy Adams recommended that the country establish a national university, observatory, and other …

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

A new video installation by Season 1 artist Barbara Kruger is now on view at the Chelsea location of Mary Boone Gallery. The Globe Shrinks (2010) is a multi-channel piece …

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This President’s Day roundup begins with a hotly debated exhibition and ends with a divine duo: The New Museum has announced the details of their exhibition Skin Fruit: Selections from …

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

New works by Season 3 artist Josiah McElheny are on view at Andrea Rosen Gallery through Oct. 17. The centerpiece of the exhibition is an eight-foot tall sculpture based on …

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Vernissage TV takes a close look at Let the Priests Tremble…(1998/2008), a large hand-printed wall installation by Season 4 artist Nancy Spero. The piece was included in Spero’s retrospective at the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo in Sevilla, …

Weekly Round Up

Weekly Round Up

Robert Adams has won the 2009 Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography. Based in Astoria, Oregon, the Season 4 artist received the $61,000 prize at a ceremony in San Francisco …

First Spring Round-Up

First Spring Round-Up

Things to see: Mel Chin will be giving a free lecture on Tuesday, March 24, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, at the Arlington Arts Center as part of the …

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Fundred Points of View

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Fundred Points of View

By now, many of you are quite familiar with Mel Chin’s nationwide Fundred project to help highlight the issue of lead contaminated soil in New Orleans. Students and professional artists …

There Goes the Neighborhood

There Goes the Neighborhood

Artistic interventions in neighborhoods and community-inspired artworks are popping up all around us, from Pierre Huyghe‘s playfully ritualistic Streamside Day (2003) to Mel Chin‘s New Orleans recovery effort SAFEHOUSE (2008). …

Art21 Extended Play

Special report: Mel Chin’s “SAFEHOUSE”

Art21 Extended Play

Special report: Mel Chin’s “SAFEHOUSE”

Following is an exclusive update from Mel Chin‘s FUNDRED/PAYDIRT team on their latest New Orleans-based project, SAFEHOUSE. Written by Mary Rubin and Amanda Wiles, with photos by FUNDRED, Elliot Coon, …

Mel Chin’s FUNDRED in San Francisco

Mel Chin’s FUNDRED in San Francisco

Last Saturday, San Francisco Bay Area educators came together at the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park to learn about FUNDRED/PAYDIRT, an important and compelling project initiated by Mel …

Art21 Extended Play

Mel Chin | “Paydirt”

Art21 Extended Play

Mel Chin | “Paydirt”

EXCLUSIVE: Mel Chin describes the origins and motivations behind the nationwide art project Paydirt in a keynote address to the 2008 National Art Education Association Convention, and visits multiple sites …

Cai Guo-Qiang media explosion

Cai Guo-Qiang media explosion

Art21 artist (Season 3) Cai Guo-Qiang‘s exhibition I Want to Believe at the Guggenheim Museum may go down as the most-documented show on video of 2008 in New York. However, …

Art21 and Mel Chin’s “Fundred” team in overdrive at NAEA

Art21 and Mel Chin’s “Fundred” team in overdrive at NAEA

  Last month, Art21 and Mel Chin (Season 1) took arts educators from around the world by storm as they presented two of the most dynamic sessions the National Arts …

Art21 & Mel Chin at NAEA

Art21 & Mel Chin at NAEA

Check out Art21’s photos from last week’s NAEA conference in New Orleans. Featured are Art21-featured artist Mel Chin‘s SuperSession, Art21’s professional development workshop for teachers (coopted by Chin), and Art21 …

Art21 and Mel Chin at NAEA in New Orleans this week

Art21 and Mel Chin at NAEA in New Orleans this week

We’re heading down to New Orleans tomorrow to present a few sessions at this week’s National Art Education Association conference at the Morial Convention Center. In addition, Season 1 artist …

All About “Fundred” | Interview with Mel Chin part 2

All About “Fundred” | Interview with Mel Chin part 2

The following conversation concludes Art21’s interview with Season 1 artist Mel Chin about his national collaborative artwork, Paydirt/The Fundred Dollar Bill Project. Read Part 1, published last Friday, here. ART21: …

All About “Fundred” | Interview with Mel Chin part 1

All About “Fundred” | Interview with Mel Chin part 1

The following interview with Season 1 artist Mel Chin took place in late February 2008 at Art21’s offices. Part 2 will be published on Monday. Stay tuned for further information …

Mel Chin: “Fundred” at George Jackson Academy

Mel Chin: “Fundred” at George Jackson Academy

Art21-featured artist Mel Chin (Season 1) originated the Fundred Dollar Bill Project to draw attention to and develop solutions for environmentally responsible rebuilding of New Orleans from below the ground …

Mel Chin: The Fundred Dollar Bill Project

Mel Chin: The Fundred Dollar Bill Project

Over the past year, word has been spreading of a unique nationwide art project that gathers the individual expression of students into a collective call for action. The Fundred Dollar …

The Premiere of Mel Chin’s 9-11/9-11

The Premiere of Mel Chin’s 9-11/9-11

One-night only film screening! September 11, 2007 8p.m. screening and Q&A, 9p.m. reception Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick Street, NYC Limited seating, reserve your free tickets now: events [at] creativetime.org. Season …