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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.

Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | Let the Kids Ride

Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | Let the Kids Ride

Antonius Wiriadjaja draws connections between Chris Jordan’s clock tower installation in Queens, graduate school, and the Helsinki Bus Station Theory.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Art21 New York Close Up

Teaching with New York Close Up | Liz Magic Laser and David Brooks

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Art21 New York Close Up

Teaching with New York Close Up | Liz Magic Laser and David Brooks

Two recent New York Close Up films featuring artists Liz Magic Laser and David Brooks exemplify how the film series “can make strong interdisciplinary connections.”

On View Now

On View Now | Time Warp: “NYC 1993” at the New Museum

On View Now

On View Now | Time Warp: “NYC 1993” at the New Museum

Some works “seem as powerful and provocative today as they were twenty years ago,” writes Max Weintraub in our second review of “NYC 1993.”

Time is Running Out: Join Us for Art21 Educators

Time is Running Out: Join Us for Art21 Educators

One last reminder: there are less than two weeks left to apply for year five of Art21 Educators.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Art21 Educators: Success Stories

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Art21 Educators: Success Stories

Over the past four years there have been many success stories from a what-still-feels-like-new Art21 Educators program. And while the experiences within and beyond Art21 Educators vary wildly from teacher to teacher, some of the educators we have worked with- in a range of disciplines and not just art- have provided us with specific comments and reflective narratives that often make smiles touch the back of our heads.

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.

New Kids on the Block

New Kids on the Block | Angela Dufresne: Self-Confessed Storyteller, Punk, Image Maker, and Feminist

New Kids on the Block

New Kids on the Block | Angela Dufresne: Self-Confessed Storyteller, Punk, Image Maker, and Feminist

Jacquelyn Gleisner speaks with artist Angela Dufresne whose “landscapes are murky” and portraits are “brooding.”

Art21 Extended Play

Exclusive | El Anatsui: “Broken Bridge II”

Art21 Extended Play

Exclusive | El Anatsui: “Broken Bridge II”

A new Exclusive episode featuring El Anastui’s largest installation to date, on view along the High Line in New York City.

On View Now

On View Now | Cyprien Gaillard: Video in an Age of Doubt

On View Now

On View Now | Cyprien Gaillard: Video in an Age of Doubt

Max Weintraub reviews “Cyprien Gaillard: The Crystal World,” now on view at MoMA PS1.

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | A Community of Printmakers at Manhattan Graphics Center

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | A Community of Printmakers at Manhattan Graphics Center

Guest writing for Ink, Nicole Simpson walks us through the Manhattan Graphics Center, an artist-run space established in 1986.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Join Us for Year Five of Art21 Educators

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Join Us for Year Five of Art21 Educators

Are you a teacher interested in learning more about utilizing contemporary art in your classroom? Does spending a week in New York City this summer collaborating with other educators and …

Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | The World Is Not Flat

Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | The World Is Not Flat

Open Enrollment’s Erin Sweeny writes eloquently about physical motion in the lives of young artists and the “emotional gravity wrapped up in movement.”

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 …

New Kids on the Block

New Kids on the Block | Nyssa Frank of The Living Gallery

New Kids on the Block

New Kids on the Block | Nyssa Frank of The Living Gallery

Columnist Jacquelyn Gleisner Google chats with Nyssa Frank, owner of The Living Gallery, an alternative art space and community outreach venue in Brooklyn.

Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | No Rest for the Teaching Artist

Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | No Rest for the Teaching Artist

Antonius Wiriadjaja on helping two artists prepare for their upcoming shows in New York City.

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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.

On View Now

On View Now | Christian Marclay’s “The Clock”

On View Now

On View Now | Christian Marclay’s “The Clock”

Columnist Max Weintraub reviews Christian Marclay’s “The Clock” (2010), calling it a “tour de force of contemporary art” and “a cinematic wonder.”

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Teachable Moments in 2012

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teachable Moments in 2012

Before we continue talking about last week’s “Speak About What’s Unspeakable,” I thought it might be good idea to end the year on a constructive note by looking back at some of the most teachable moments- events, exhibits, chance happenings and other opportunities – that made for uncanny entry points in the classroom…

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision | The Best in Food-Art 2012

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision | The Best in Food-Art 2012

Writers Megan Fizzel and Andrew Russeth join Nicole Caruth for a look at the year’s best food-art projects.

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | On Perception: Katsutoshi Yuasa’s Woodcuts

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | On Perception: Katsutoshi Yuasa’s Woodcuts

Sarah Kirk Hanley looks at the woodcuts of Katsutoshi Yuasa, whose first solo exhibition in the US is at the ISE Cultural Foundation in New York, through January 4th.

On View Now

On View Now | Mark Bradford and the Revival of Abstraction

On View Now

On View Now | Mark Bradford and the Revival of Abstraction

Max Weintraub on Mark Bradford’s monumental new works, on view at Sikkema Jenkins & Co. in New York.

Art in the Aftermath: Unpacking the Flooded Art Party with Artists Charlotte Kidd and Z Behl

Art in the Aftermath: Unpacking the Flooded Art Party with Artists Charlotte Kidd and Z Behl

Guest blogger Serena Qiu attends a “flooded art party” at a gutted collective studio space in Red Hook.

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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.

Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | Animating Passion

Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | Animating Passion

Antonius Wiriadjaja visits the studio of famed puppeteer Lou Nasti, whose mechanical displays and animated objects have captivated audiences worldwide.

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision | Anti-Cancer Cooking in a Post-Hurricane Sandy World

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision | Anti-Cancer Cooking in a Post-Hurricane Sandy World

Nicole Caruth looks at two recent projects by Beatriz da Costa, both part of Art, Environment, Action! at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons.

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Moving Time: A Fossil-Fueled Journey from Appalachia to Los Angeles through Motion Pictures

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Moving Time: A Fossil-Fueled Journey from Appalachia to Los Angeles through Motion Pictures

New “Looking at Los Angeles” contributor Danielle McCullough surveys the independent film scene in Los Angeles.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Getting Set for Visual Conversations

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Getting Set for Visual Conversations

If you haven’t visited already, the Fisher Landau Center for Art is a wonderful oasis to add to the list of places you can see exciting work in Long Island City. This week, I am taking one of my classes to visit the current show, Visual Conversations. Through the visit I am interested in encouraging my students to draw relationships between works of art and to think about how context affects how we perceive what we see.

On View Now

On View Now | Cryptic Objects: Lin Tianmiao at the Asia Society Museum

On View Now

On View Now | Cryptic Objects: Lin Tianmiao at the Asia Society Museum

Max Weintraub reviews Lin Tianmiao’s exhibition “Bound Unbound” at the Asia Society Museum in New York.

Flash Points

Eleanor Antin Takes Over @Art21 on Twitter Today at 2pm EST!

Flash Points

Eleanor Antin Takes Over @Art21 on Twitter Today at 2pm EST!

Today, artist Eleanor Antin will take over the @Art21 Twitter account to perform a special reading from 2:00–3:00 p.m. EST. Please follow along!

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Exploding a Theme

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Exploding a Theme

This week began with one of my advanced classes looking into the paintings of season 6 artist, Rackstraw Downes. As students start up a thematic series of their own work I wanted to see if we could “explode a theme” and “frame” Downes’ paintings in three different ways- as a topic, a theme, and as a question.

For Those Who Seek It: Peradam Publishing Group

For Those Who Seek It: Peradam Publishing Group

Taylor Trabulus talks to Elizabeth Jaeger and Sam Cate-Gumpert of Peradam Publishing Group, which encourages artists to experiment with new materials and formats.

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | All Hallows’ for the Print World: New York Print Week

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | All Hallows’ for the Print World: New York Print Week

New York Print Week is almost upon us. Here’s Sarah Kirk Hanley’s guide to the events.

On View Now

On View Now | Andy Warhol and the Anxiety of Effluence

On View Now

On View Now | Andy Warhol and the Anxiety of Effluence

Max Weintraub reviews the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibition “Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years,” which aims to account for Warhol’s influence on other artists.

Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | Repeat Repeat Repeat

Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | Repeat Repeat Repeat

Antonius Wiriadjaja reflects on the meaning of a quote from playwright Anna Deavere Smith: “If you say a word often enough, it becomes you.”