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Teaching with Contemporary Art

On Not Feeling Powerless: How Youth Activists and Art21 Artists Can Model Proactive Social Engagement

Teaching with Contemporary Art

On Not Feeling Powerless: How Youth Activists and Art21 Artists Can Model Proactive Social Engagement

Art21 Educator Todd Elkin discusses his students’ reactions to the 2016 presidential election, and how Art21 artists can serve as a model for constructive social engagement.

Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

Fortress Inside a City

Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

Fortress Inside a City

Writer-in-Residence Anna Tome explores the work of Russian artist Petr Pavlensky whose demanding performance pieces recontextualize government spaces by mimicking the violence of the state.

Fame and Feminism: An Interview with Kate Durbin

Fame and Feminism: An Interview with Kate Durbin

With a merciless girliness, feminist performance artist Kate Durbin gently bridges the gap between exposed and hidden parts.

Season 7 Preview: Joan Jonas

Season 7 Preview: Joan Jonas

In this preview from ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 7, Joan Jonas conducts a rehearsal for a reconfigured version of her early performance work, Mirror Piece I (1969).

New Kids on the Block

The Go! Push Pops on Future Feminisms

New Kids on the Block

The Go! Push Pops on Future Feminisms

Go! Push Pops—a transnational radical queer feminist performance art collective—creates “work that visually represents a future of feminism as a form of healing.”

Art21 New York Close Up

Bryan Zanisnik Keeps It in the Family

Art21 New York Close Up

Bryan Zanisnik Keeps It in the Family

In a new film from ART21 New York Close Up, artist Bryan Zanisnik discusses how he draws inspiration from his family and personal history in his artwork.

Autophagy: translating science through artistic expression

Autophagy: translating science through artistic expression

Guest contributor Laurel Thomas Gnagey looks at an art/science collaboration explaining a complex cellular function called autophagy.

Art21 New York Close Up

Shana Moulton & Nick Hallett Stage An Opera

Art21 New York Close Up

Shana Moulton & Nick Hallett Stage An Opera

New in New York Close Up, artist Shana Moulton and composer Nick Hallett collaborate on the opera Whispering Pines 10—rehearsing and performing at the New Museum as part of the Rhizome “New Silent” series.

Art21 Exclusive

Janine Antoni and Stephen Petronio Blur Lines

Art21 Exclusive

Janine Antoni and Stephen Petronio Blur Lines

In today’s Exclusive, filmed in 2013, artist Janine Antoni and choreographer Stephen Petronio discuss their collaborative process.

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Barbara T. Smith: Cheek To Glass, Electric Impressions of the Material Body

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Barbara T. Smith: Cheek To Glass, Electric Impressions of the Material Body

Danielle McCullough recounts the life of politically-engaged performer and “body artist” Barbara T. Smith.

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Dirty Laundry

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Dirty Laundry

Suzanne Lacy’s performance “Three Weeks in January” reminds us that after all these years, sexual violence is still swept under the rug.

Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Center Field | Characters, Not Caricatures: The Multifarious Art of Rachel Mason

Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Center Field | Characters, Not Caricatures: The Multifarious Art of Rachel Mason

Rachel Mason’s work is not easy to neatly summarize. I’ve been following her projects for several years now, and I still have difficulty explaining what exactly it is that she …