Tag Archives: Printmaking

Sampling the Document or Documenting the Sample: An Interview with Banu Cennetoglu

Sampling the Document or Documenting the Sample: An Interview with Banu Cennetoglu

Banu Cennetoglu’s website has read “meşgul/busy” since the summer. And even after four months of emails, having never meet in person, Banu Cennetgolu is still a source of fascinating mystery …

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | A Print World Compendium: IPCNY Celebrates Ten Years

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | A Print World Compendium: IPCNY Celebrates Ten Years

In 1995, a group of print-world professionals and collectors based in New York joined forces to establish a non-profit organization that would be “dedicated to the appreciation and understanding of …

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | “Remembering so as not to forget the past is still not over”: Selected Meditations on Black History

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | “Remembering so as not to forget the past is still not over”: Selected Meditations on Black History

In celebration of National African American History month, this issue of Ink is focused on selected prints by Art21 artists that react to and re-interpret African-American history.  Ellen Gallagher, Kerry …

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment: From My Institution to Yours

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment: From My Institution to Yours

In the spring of every year, the Master of Public Art Studies: Art/Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere program at the University of Southern California, one of two graduate programs …

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

Center Field | Multiple Possibilities: An Interview with Dan Devening

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

Center Field | Multiple Possibilities: An Interview with Dan Devening

Dan Devening is an artist, educator (he’s on the faculty of the Paintings and Drawings Department of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago), and the creative force behind …

5 Questions for Contemporary Practice

5 Questions (for Contemporary Practice) with Rigo 23

5 Questions for Contemporary Practice

5 Questions (for Contemporary Practice) with Rigo 23

I first encountered Rigo 23’s work this past summer staying with friends in San Francisco’s Mission, where Rigo 23 partially got his start as an artist through his engagement with …

Fostering Pragmatism: An Interview with Nadine Nakanishi

Fostering Pragmatism: An Interview with Nadine Nakanishi

Nadine Nakanishi has been working with Nick Butcher in their collaborative independent print shop since 2005. Under the shared moniker, Sonnenzimmer, they’ve made posters for such notables as Beach House, …

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | Parts of a Whole: John Baldessari’s Prints

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | Parts of a Whole: John Baldessari’s Prints

Over the past couple of years, the art world has been ebulliently celebrating the work of conceptualist John Baldessari – a well deserved paean to this highly influential and groundbreaking …

Liz K. Sheehan’s Top 10 of 2010

Liz K. Sheehan’s Top 10 of 2010

Ten memorable art-related moments of 2010, in no particular order: 10. Best animal weirdness: William Pope.L, Small Cup, 2008, Video, 12:52 minutes, included in the 2010 DeCordova Biennial Filmed in …

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | Notes from Underground: William Powhida

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | Notes from Underground: William Powhida

The contemporary art fair Art Basel Miami Beach takes place this week, bringing with it a flurry of activity.  In the spirit of participation, Ink is dedicated this month to …

NY Print Fair 2010

NY Print Fair 2010

An air of refinement hung fairly heavily throughout the old Armory building this weekend with a weighty reminder of the long history of printmaking at the IFPDA Print Fair. Many …

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment: Disciplinary Complex

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment: Disciplinary Complex

Over the past few decades, “interdisciplinary” has emerged as a popular designation in academic culture, particularly in the arts and humanities. Both as an undergraduate in studio art and as …

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Art21 William Kentridge: Anything is Possible

Ink | Thinking Aloud: The Prints of William Kentridge

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Art21 William Kentridge: Anything is Possible

Ink | Thinking Aloud: The Prints of William Kentridge

The recent release of William Kentridge: Anything is Possible invites exploration of the artist’s significant body of prints, which currently numbers over 400. A natural match for his artistic philosophy …

What I Did On My Summer Vacation

What I Did On My Summer Vacation

I am happy to once again be blogging for Art21. This is the first of three posts loosely based around contemporary art from/in Latin America. Living in a city other …

Barbara Kruger

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week in the roundup … Barbara Kruger gets a celebration started, Cao Fei has her eyes on a prize, Cai Guo-Qiang goes in with a bang, Raymond Pettibon is into …

Relativity-escher

The Paradoxical Art of “Inception”

The Paradoxical Art of “Inception”

What is so compelling about riddles, mysteries, and puzzles?  Most people are fascinated by images and objects that are paradoxical or impossible in real life but look oddly convincing and …

Why Here? Part 2

Why Here? Part 2

Low on the southeast side of downtown Raleigh stands a nondescript grey building with a facade marked by four orange letters: LUMP. This cinderblock outpost houses the Lump gallery and …

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

Summers at Ox-Bow

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

Summers at Ox-Bow

We tend to spend a lot of time talking about art in terms of “work” nowadays, but we don’t always consider how important respite and retreat can be when it …

Flash Points

Come Curious

Flash Points

Come Curious

Good experience, bad experience. Life experience, work experience. First experience, years of experience. Learning experience. Sensory experience. Out-of-body experience. Shared experience. We experience life in innumerable, and oftentimes indescribable, ways. …

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Work by Season 4 duo Allora & Calzadilla is currently on view at the Aspen Art Museum in the exhibition Restless Empathy. The exhibition examines the process of entering the …

What’s it worth? Artist and community currencies

What’s it worth? Artist and community currencies

The territory of art that responds to, comments on, and intervenes in the art market is vast. There are a range of practices in contemporary art that involve currency as …

Flash Points

Nancy Spero’s Torture of Women

Flash Points

Nancy Spero’s Torture of Women

“In our day, [when] we came back from war,” said Seymour Hersh to Bill O’Reilly in 2004, “We would take our pictures and hide them behind the socks in the drawer and …

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

One artist in Rome, four artists in San Francisco, three artist talks from the U.S. to the U.K., and more in this week’s roundup: On April 9, Gagosian Gallery Rome …

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Sparkling Nepalese paper, race and civil rights, a northern island, circular botanics, fluorescent lights, a ton of vinyl records, and a few reviews in today’s roundup: Season 1 artist John …

Packaging a Music Experience: Ryan Catbird and Catbird Records

Packaging a Music Experience: Ryan Catbird and Catbird Records

Moviola, “Dead Knowledge”. Catbird Records, CBR010, 2007. Image courtesy of Catbird Records. Ryan Catbird has commanded a silent influence on the independent music scene since he began his blog, The …

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

With 19 bits and bites below, this week’s roundup is a whopper: Five Themes, the traveling survey exhibition of work by Season 5 artist William Kentridge, has landed at the …

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup you’ll read about two anniversary exhibitions, 6,000 shapes upstate, masterworks in the Midwest, some road trip souvenirs, a whole lotta prints, and a sale you won’t …

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week in Art21 artist news we have two tapestry makers, a silk archway, the master of Cremaster, an artist who likes to do laundry, a magical sound installation, environmental issues, creative …

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Time to Talk

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Time to Talk

Art classrooms are mired in production. Too often the drive to complete work speeds right past the formation of a high quality idea or composition. How often have we ourselves …

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

From the west to the east coast and over to Taiwan, Art21 artists are involved in a number of new and large-scale exhibitions: Works by Barry McGee (Season 1) and …

Sweet Tactility…

Sweet Tactility…

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AI-6wMlaVTc] In my last post as your guest blogger, I want to indulge a bit and quickly acknowledge my un-quenchable lust for the artist’s book. No, I don’t mean the …

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

A new installation by James Turrell (Season 1) — a light-filled space in the tradition of his Ganzfeld Pieces — will open at the Wolfsburg Art Museum in Germany on …

Art21 Exclusive

Ellen Gallagher | Master Printer Craig Zammiello

Art21 Exclusive

Ellen Gallagher | Master Printer Craig Zammiello

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS EXCLUSIVE: Master Printer Craig Zammiello and artist Ellen Gallagher discuss their working relationship during the process of creating “DeLuxe” (2004–05), a suite of …

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Working Without Warhol

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Working Without Warhol

Last month, five different Art21 artists were featured in the first five pages of Scholastic Art magazine, an issue that celebrated contemporary women artists including Laylah Ali (featured on the …

Flash Points

Artful Prudence

Flash Points

Artful Prudence

politic adjective 1. marked by artful prudence, expedience, and shrewdness. Art and politics have a complex relationship. In the past week, I’ve seen city officials propose the elimination of arts positions, …

Flash Points

Il a chaud au Cul

Flash Points

Il a chaud au Cul

Not at all surprisingly for a corporate entity, the Associated Press recently established ownership of a photograph of Barack Obama taken at a 2006 National Press Club event by photographer …