Tag Archives: New York City

A Fickle Trickster Screen

A Fickle Trickster Screen

Although Joan Jonas might not work in the same public, ad-hoc settings, her recent work connects live performance, drawing, and live-feed video in a circular fashion to carve out new depths.

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.

Artist Introspectives

The Practice of Walking: Somewhere Near Zabar’s

Artist Introspectives

The Practice of Walking: Somewhere Near Zabar’s

Erin Sweeny recounts her performative action of walking the length of Manhattan on Good Friday, and relates the project to other artists who incorporate walking in their practice.

Applications Now Open for Art21 Educators Year 7

Applications Now Open for Art21 Educators Year 7

Applications opened today for Year 7 of our year-long professional development initiative, Art21 Educators.

Booked

Queering New York: An Interview with Douglas Crimp

Booked

Queering New York: An Interview with Douglas Crimp

Writer-in-Residence Mimi Cheng interviews art critic Douglas Crimp about his new book “Before Pictures,” which juxtaposes the experimental art scene with the experimental gay scene of 1970s New York.

Art21 New York Close Up

Matt Roche & Jaimie Warren’s Big Extended Whoop Dee Doo Family

Art21 New York Close Up

Matt Roche & Jaimie Warren’s Big Extended Whoop Dee Doo Family

The dedicated crew behind Whoop Dee Doo discuss the artistic and emotional pull of their uniquely collaborative community art project.

This Week in Art: 12.12-12.18

This Week in Art: 12.12-12.18

A look at this week’s art news, including Maya Lin’s latest architectural feat in Cambridge, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Amsterdam to Abu Dhabi.

Art21 Extended Play

Do Ho Suh Memorializes His New York Apartment

Art21 Extended Play

Do Ho Suh Memorializes His New York Apartment

In a new Art21 “Exclusive,” Do Ho Suh rubs every surface in his NYC apartment with colored pencil, creating a three-dimensional drawing of the space that was his home and studio for 18 years.

Inside the World Premiere of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8

Inside the World Premiere of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8

Art21 Arts Administration Intern Kelly Olshan shares her experience at Art21’s Season 8 world premiere in New York City.

Transformations and Beginnings: On ART21 Educators’ 2016 Summer Institute

Transformations and Beginnings: On ART21 Educators’ 2016 Summer Institute

Senior Education Advisor Joe Fusaro shares highlights from July’s intensive six-day ART21 Educators’ Institute.

Staff Pick

Staff Picks: July 2016

Staff Pick

Staff Picks: July 2016

A selection of exhibitions, podcasts, and television shows personally recommended by members of the ART21 staff.

Writer-in-Residence

The Feminist Legacy in Radical Plastic

Writer-in-Residence

The Feminist Legacy in Radical Plastic

In this essay, Writer-in-Residence Maggie Davis explores the feminist inspirations for the exhibition “Radical Plastic,” opening Saturday.

Writer-in-Residence

Erin Dunn: Animating the Pine Barrens

Writer-in-Residence

Erin Dunn: Animating the Pine Barrens

In this essay, ART21/CUE Writer-in-Residence Rachel Heidenry explores the process and motivations behind the exhibition “Erin Dunn: Oceanic Dancer.”

Writer-in-Residence

Bearing Witness

Writer-in-Residence

Bearing Witness

In this essay, ART21/CUE Writer-in-Residence Jessica Lynne describes the nuances in Kambui Olujimi’s exhibition, “Solastalgia.”

Introducing ART21 Educators: Year 6

Introducing ART21 Educators: Year 6

Today ART21 is opening applications to Year 6 of our year-long professional development initiative, ART21 Educators. The program is designed to support K-12 educators interested in bringing contemporary art, artists …

Art21 New York Close Up

Caroline Woolard Steps Up to the Mic

Art21 New York Close Up

Caroline Woolard Steps Up to the Mic

Today’s New York Close Up premiere—our first film with artist Caroline Woolard—is a little different. And that has everything to do with Caroline. Her work involving affordable space in New …

Copy That!

Beauty Is in the Streets

Copy That!

Beauty Is in the Streets

Walking the city streets offers the unexpected. I find interesting things, mostly garbage, some of it recently thrown away. My discoveries come in two parts: first, the reaction of surprise, …

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor, Clarinda Mac Low

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor, Clarinda Mac Low

To be ruined is to be spoiled beyond repair. It is “downfall, complete destruction, overthrow.” Ruin is the Tower card in the tarot deck—upheaval and harsh displacement, lightning striking, an …

Pathways to Interdependence

Pathways to Interdependence

From Omaha to New York City, artists and arts advocates are starting businesses in areas vulnerable to gentrification while preserving neighborhood cultures.

Art21 New York Close Up

Josephine Halvorson Gets the Conversation Going

Art21 New York Close Up

Josephine Halvorson Gets the Conversation Going

New in New York Close Up, artist Josephine Halvorson guides an undergraduate painting class in a group critique at Cooper Union in Manhattan.

From the Editor

From the Editor

What does failure mean? Art21’s Digital Content Editor introduces the sophomore issue of the Art21 Magazine.

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 …

Teaching with Contemporary Art

An Expanding Network

Teaching with Contemporary Art

An Expanding Network

Perhaps one of the most exciting things about our network of Art21 Educators so far has to do with those teachers who are building momentum and reaching out to other cohorts in order to collaborate. Over time, I can see this network of teachers not only influencing each others practice but also contributing to new national arts standards, helping others to understand the importance of contemporary art in the curriculum, and continuing to facilitate workshops at national and statewide conferences in order to spread the love.

Art21 New York Close Up

NYCU | Marela Zacarías’s Work Finds A Good Home

Art21 New York Close Up

NYCU | Marela Zacarías’s Work Finds A Good Home

In a new “New York Close Up” film, artist Marela Zacarías moves a suite of sculptures from the Brooklyn Museum to different spaces in the borough.

Editor’s Picks: “1963” and “Time of Change”

Editor’s Picks: “1963” and “Time of Change”

Two exhibitions at Howard Greenberg Gallery “seem well timed, even mildly prophetic, given the demonstrations and court proceedings of the last few weeks.”

Staff Pick

Staff Pick: Geo Wyeth

Staff Pick

Staff Pick: Geo Wyeth

Ever since Geo Wyeth‘s electrifying performance at New York’s Kate Werble Gallery, I’ve had his haunting song, “At The End We Listen,” on repeat. It’s so good that I’ve braved the G train twice to see him …

Art21 New York Close Up

NYCU | Eddie Martinez’s Risky Business

Art21 New York Close Up

NYCU | Eddie Martinez’s Risky Business

In a new “New York Close Up” film, artist Eddie Martinez discusses the motivation to shift his paintings from Pop-like figurations to pared down abstractions.

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.”

Connecting Teachers and Artists: Year Five of Art21 Educators

Connecting Teachers and Artists: Year Five of Art21 Educators

Announcing twelve exceptional new teachers in the Art21 Educators program.

Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

Of Consequence: Santiago Sierra’s “Veterans” at Team Gallery

Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

Of Consequence: Santiago Sierra’s “Veterans” at Team Gallery

Santiago Sierra’s third solo exhibition at Team Gallery, Veterans, displays nine photographs of war veterans standing in corners.

On View Now

Alchemy: Richard Serra’s Early Work

On View Now

Alchemy: Richard Serra’s Early Work

David Zwirner Gallery revisits early works by Art21-featured artist Richard Serra. Columnist Max Weintraub says this show is “not to be missed.”

100 Artists | Paul Pfeiffer

100 Artists | Paul Pfeiffer

In conjunction with Art21’s “100 Artists” celebration, a report from Rhizome’s 2013 Seven on Seven Conference where Paul Pfeiffer presented a new collaborative project.

Art21 Extended Play

Exclusive | Ann Hamilton: “the event of a thread”

Art21 Extended Play

Exclusive | Ann Hamilton: “the event of a thread”

Art21’s Associate Producer sheds light on the paper bags scattered throughout Ann Hamilton’s Park Avenue Armory installation “the event of a thread.”

On View Now

On View Now | Welcome to the Pleasure Dome: Jon Kessler’s “The Web”

On View Now

On View Now | Welcome to the Pleasure Dome: Jon Kessler’s “The Web”

“Kessler turns to contemporary visual culture, and specifically Apple Inc., to examine the impact of popular and commercial imagery and products on society’s desires…”

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Zarina’s Paper Like Skin

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Zarina’s Paper Like Skin

If you teach about and with paper, don’t miss “Zarina: Paper Like Skin,” on view through April 21 at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

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.