Tag Archives: New York City

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.”

Hand-to-Mouth Existence Begins to Pay Dividends

Hand-to-Mouth Existence Begins to Pay Dividends

Brendan Carroll talks to artist Jen Mazza about the impact that the global financial meltdown has had on both her sales and her studio practice.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

An Interview with Jessica Hoffmann Davis, Part One

Teaching with Contemporary Art

An Interview with Jessica Hoffmann Davis, Part One

This week it’s my pleasure to kick off a two-part interview with one of my favorite authors in the field of education, Jessica Hoffmann Davis.

Jessica Hoffmann Davis has published and lectured extensively on the role and promise of arts learning, drawing not only on her own and other current research, but also on personal experience as a visual artist, writer, and educator. While her popular book, Why Our Schools Need the Arts (Teachers College Press, 2008), proposes a “new and unapologetic approach to advocacy for the arts in education”, I originally came to admire her work through reading (and re-reading!) Framing Education as Art: The Octopus has a Good Day (Teachers College Press, 2005), where she challenges non-arts education to be more connected to and like the arts.

Art21 New York Close Up

NYCU | Alejandro Almanza Pereda’s Obstacle Course

Art21 New York Close Up

NYCU | Alejandro Almanza Pereda’s Obstacle Course

How do artists overcome the hurdles of moving to New York City? Watch Alejandro Almanza Pereda contend with a series of obstacles during his first semester of graduate school at Hunter College.

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | Political Art for a Contentious Time

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | Political Art for a Contentious Time

Following a trend that began with the Enlightenment, prints play a role in today’s political discourse by disseminating artists’ views and rallying the public.

5 Questions for Contemporary Practice

5 Questions for Contemporary Practice with Doug Ashford

5 Questions for Contemporary Practice

5 Questions for Contemporary Practice with Doug Ashford

Thom Donovan interviews Doug Ashford, who is widely known for his work with Group Material during the period 1983-1996.

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 …

Double Or Nothing: An Interview with Serkan Ozkaya

Double Or Nothing: An Interview with Serkan Ozkaya

What do Michelangelo’s “David” and a piece of fusilli pasta have in common? Read Elizabeth Wolfson’s interview with Turksih artist Serkan Ozkaya to find out.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching with New York Close Up: David Brooks Tears The Roof Off

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching with New York Close Up: David Brooks Tears The Roof Off

David Brooks Tears The Roof Off is an apt title for one of our most recent New York Close Up films this summer. Within the first 60 seconds of a …

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Kids on the Beach?

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Kids on the Beach?

There are times when you just have to sit for a while in order to experience a show… and sometimes you get lucky and there are also benches in the picture. I got lucky on steamy summer day and both elements came together for a recent visit to Rineke Dijkstra’s retrospective at the Guggenheim, on view through October 8th.

Bedfellows: Art and Visual Culture

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio: Leeza Ahmady (Part 2)

Bedfellows: Art and Visual Culture

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio: Leeza Ahmady (Part 2)

Part 2 of Georgia Kotretsos’ interview with independent curator Leeza Ahmady, the director of Asian Contemporary Art Week in New York.

On View Now

On View Now | Arresting Development: Rineke Dijkstra’s Retrospective Exhibition

On View Now

On View Now | Arresting Development: Rineke Dijkstra’s Retrospective Exhibition

Max Weintraub reviews the Rineke Dijkstra retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

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).

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision | Summer Round Up

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision | Summer Round Up

Nicole Caruth looks at six NYC-area exhibits that provide treats for the eyes during the dog days of summer.

Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | Touched

Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | Touched

Antonius Wiriadjaja presents his “Gamelan Sampul,” a laptop sleeve that also acts as a musical instrument, at Sony Wonder Technology Lab in NYC.

Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

Gimme Shelter | Annual Report

Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

Gimme Shelter | Annual Report

As “Gimme Shelter” celebrates its one-year anniversary, columnist Marissa Perel reflects on highlights from her past twelve months of performance coverage.

Art21 New York Close Up

NYCU | “David Brooks Tears the Roof Off”

Art21 New York Close Up

NYCU | “David Brooks Tears the Roof Off”

Watch artist David Brooks and a team of fabricators construct “Desert Rooftops” (2011–12), an Art Production Fund commission for the last undeveloped lot in Manhattan’s Times Square neighborhood.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Reflecting on the Art21 Educators Summer Institute

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Reflecting on the Art21 Educators Summer Institute

This past Art21 Educators summer institute, which was recently held from July 2-10 here in NYC, just FLEW. Sixteen art, science, Spanish, English, special education, language arts and social studies teachers came together with us for eight days of workshops, conversations, artist visits, studio visits and museum visits in order to explore ways of utilizing contemporary art to foster student learning.

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.

On View Now

On View Now | Going Inside Cairo: The Photography of Michael von Graffenried

On View Now

On View Now | Going Inside Cairo: The Photography of Michael von Graffenried

Max Weintraub reviews Michael von Graffenried’s “Inside Cairo,” a photographic series focusing on the quotidian activities and daily rituals in Egypt’s capital city.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

TASK Unplugged

Teaching with Contemporary Art

TASK Unplugged

This year, to begin the fourth annual Art21 Educators Institute, we will start our nine days with Oliver Herring and TASK at Luhring Augustine Gallery in Brooklyn. In a year that has in some ways been about “restraints” inspired by Matthew Barney, we will be running TASK with three materials: pencil, paper and string.

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | A Final Report

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | A Final Report

Antonius Wiriadjaja bids farewell to graduate school, and fondly remembers his first meeting with mentor Red Burns.

Building New Things (Going & Coming, Part 2)

Building New Things (Going & Coming, Part 2)

Wet Heat Project’s Bill Bilowit profiles the Miami Art Museum’s new curator Diana Nawi, and artist and former Miami resident Jesse Laino, who recently relocated to Brooklyn, NY.

Transmission

Transmission | An Interview with Nader Sadek: the Lexicon of “In the Flesh”: Petroleum, Death Metal, Masks, Hair, and Sulpher

Transmission

Transmission | An Interview with Nader Sadek: the Lexicon of “In the Flesh”: Petroleum, Death Metal, Masks, Hair, and Sulpher

Amelia Ishmael talks to Nader Sadek about the visual lexicon that informs his art and music.

Art21 New York Close Up

NYCU | “Liz Magic Laser Feeeeeeeeeeeeels Your Pain”

Art21 New York Close Up

NYCU | “Liz Magic Laser Feeeeeeeeeeeeels Your Pain”

Our latest New York Close Up is now live! Watch Liz Magic Laser direct the premiere of “I Feel Your Pain” at the SVA Theater in Chelsea, Manhattan.

The Tipping Point Between Laughter And Crying: An Interview With Martha Wilson

The Tipping Point Between Laughter And Crying: An Interview With Martha Wilson

Emily Colucci talks to Martha Wilson about the evolution of her art, Wilson’s relationship to feminism, and the Culture Wars.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

A Year of Contemporary Art in (and out of) Contemporary Classrooms

Teaching with Contemporary Art

A Year of Contemporary Art in (and out of) Contemporary Classrooms

This is part two of a three part series that will share the experiences of three Art21 Education staff members (Jessica Hamlin, Joe Fusaro, and Flossie Chua) after spending a year with a group of 16 incredible teachers. Each of us has a unique perspective on the past twelve months and this series will ruminate on what it means to teach with contemporary art, specifically contextualized by our experiences this year working with the Art21 Educators program.

You Can’t Plan Fun: An Interview With Kenny Scharf

You Can’t Plan Fun: An Interview With Kenny Scharf

Guest blogger Emily Colucci talks to artist Kenny Scharf about painting, process, the B-52s, and the art of “fun.”

Teaching with Contemporary Art

A Year of Contemporary Art in Contemporary Classrooms

Teaching with Contemporary Art

A Year of Contemporary Art in Contemporary Classrooms

Jessica Hamlin kicks off a three-part series sharing the experiences of three Art21 Education staff members who spent a year with a group of sixteen incredible teachers.

Art21 New York Close Up

NYCU | Eddie Martinez Whistles While He Works

Art21 New York Close Up

NYCU | Eddie Martinez Whistles While He Works

Watch as Eddie Martinez starts a new, seven-by-ten foot canvas, advancing on and retreating from the composition in a process he likens to boxing.

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision | Absinthe and the Art World

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision | Absinthe and the Art World

Nicole Caruth looks at Marc Latamie’s solo exhibition at The Americas Society, which touches on the complex cultural and somatic histories of absinthe.

Open Enrollment

East to West: Notes from the Road and the Slippage between Art and Life

Open Enrollment

East to West: Notes from the Road and the Slippage between Art and Life

When Jenn Pascoe road trips from Michigan to New York to San Diego, art and life spill together into memorable sites, sounds, galleries and landscapes.

On View Now

On View Now | Thomas Demand’s Photographic Memory

On View Now

On View Now | Thomas Demand’s Photographic Memory

Max Weintraub reviews an exhibition of Thomas Demand’s new photographs at Matthew Marks Gallery in New York.

Year Four Art21 Educators | Caitlin Miller and Matthew Garza

Year Four Art21 Educators | Caitlin Miller and Matthew Garza

This week in our Year Four Art21 Educator series, we profile Caitlin Miller and Matthew Garza, who teach at the Aaron School in New York City.

Art21 New York Close Up

NYCU | Mika Rottenberg & Jon Kessler Wanna Make You Sweat

Art21 New York Close Up

NYCU | Mika Rottenberg & Jon Kessler Wanna Make You Sweat

Our latest New York Close Up is now live! Watch Mika Rottenberg discuss SEVEN, her 2011 performance collaboration with Jon Kessler commissioned for the Performa biennial.

Art21 Extended Play

Exclusive | assume vivid astro focus: Masks

Art21 Extended Play

Exclusive | assume vivid astro focus: Masks

In our latest Exclusive video, Eli Sudbrack of assume vivid astro focus discusses the motivations behind the collective’s use of masks during public events and installations.