Tag Archives: Publications

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio: The Studio Reader and the SAIC Summer Studio

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio: The Studio Reader and the SAIC Summer Studio

The Studio Reader: On the Space of Artists is the kind of book an artist would eat up in a single sitting. It is about the STUDIO — the spaces …

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: Summertime

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: Summertime

… and put your car on cruise and lay back cause this is summertime — Will Smith Berlin summers never fail to deliver their own magical moments, the kind that …

On View Now

Art21 Extended Play

On View Now | Mind the Gap: Thoughts on Representing the Holocaust through Comics

On View Now

Art21 Extended Play

On View Now | Mind the Gap: Thoughts on Representing the Holocaust through Comics

The act of codification that is enshrined in the International Declaration of Human Rights has ensured that the unspeakable has been cut down to size at the very moment that …

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Summer Reading

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Summer Reading

Friends close to me know two things- I have a coffee problem and I have a book-buying problem. If I have money in my pocket and am anywhere close to …

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup you’ll read about a retrospective in the Golden State, a pack of wolves in Singapore, a dreamy gift in Berlin, de-monumentalisation in Italy, Oprah culture the …

Open Enrollment

Art Journalism in the Twenty-First Century: Where Is It Headed?

Open Enrollment

Art Journalism in the Twenty-First Century: Where Is It Headed?

This fall, I will be beginning my final year as a Masters candidate in New Arts Journalism (NAJ) at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). According to …

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup you’ll find two island exhibitions, some curiosities of Monaco, a photographer who pushes buttons, and a group of artists who keep it real: Indianapolis Island, a floating …

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

The Green Lantern | Caroline Picard

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

The Green Lantern | Caroline Picard

During the golden age of comic books, All-American Comics debuted Alan Scott as the Green Lantern in 1940. At the time, Scott was a railroad engineer who, when in possession …

Looking at Los Angeles

Breaking the Rules: MOCA Reaches Out to a Younger Audience

Looking at Los Angeles

Breaking the Rules: MOCA Reaches Out to a Younger Audience

Last month, MOCA published a new book dedicated to engaging children with its permanent collection.  Aimed at children age 8-12, Breaking the Rules: What is Contemporary Art? exploring works by …

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In today’s roundup: football art for South Africa, an overgrown baby in Los Angeles, an origami ship from London, body tissue in Bristol, humans behaving like pigs in Milan, flashing lights …

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

Archiving Soul | Ken Shipley of Numero Group

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

Archiving Soul | Ken Shipley of Numero Group

While sitting in his office listening to some soon to be released albums, Ken Shipley quickly noted, “we have found a way as a record label to be like a …

Carl Gustav Jung, The Red Book. Courtesy The New York Times, 2009.

Looking at Los Angeles

Jung’s Red Book Begins a New Chapter at UCLA’s Hammer Museum

Looking at Los Angeles

Jung’s Red Book Begins a New Chapter at UCLA’s Hammer Museum

In his memoir, Memories, Dreams, Reflections, Carl Gustav Jung recalls a hallucination that would spark a monumental shift in his approach to the human psyche: In October [1913], while I …

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 …

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Test-Driving the New Season 5 Educators’ Guide: John Baldessari and Juxtaposition

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Test-Driving the New Season 5 Educators’ Guide: John Baldessari and Juxtaposition

Within the first few pages of the season 5 Educators’ Guide, readers are asked to think about the power and influence of juxtaposing images in order to give the viewer …

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 …

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Talking with Esopus Editor, Tod Lippy, Part One

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Talking with Esopus Editor, Tod Lippy, Part One

Back in 2004, I was lucky enough to be introduced to Esopus magazine at a silent auction being held during a Mass MoCA fundraiser. Don’t ask me how, but my …

Jeff Koons, "Girl with Dolphin and Monkey (The Whitney Museum of American Art 75th Anniversary Photography Portfolio), 2006. Courtesy Whitney Museum

Flash Points

The Puppy Wars

Flash Points

The Puppy Wars

The eerily small, closely watched world of New York art criticism experienced some infighting earlier this month, following the publication of February’s The Brooklyn Rail. “I think that there are …

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Break in the Action

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Break in the Action

Teaching with Contemporary Art is taking a break this week in order to complete special two-part interview with Esopus editor, Tod Lippy, which will be published here on the Art21 …

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Greek tragedy, cross dressing, cooking shows, needlework, rowdy teens, storytelling, nighttime walks, and a few mystery plays in this week’s roundup: Virtuoso Illusion: Cross Dressing and the New Media Avant-Garde …

Ida Appelbroog, "Group A #9", 1969. Ink on paper, 10 5/8" x 8 1/4". Courtesy Hauser & Wirth.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week Art21 artists depict nether regions, play with light and space, bundle and fuse old toys, mirror the dandy, reimagine rooftops, photograph electricity, and display cookie cutters by the …

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Have Kazoo Will Travel

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Have Kazoo Will Travel

To celebrate the New Year and what are now 90 posts for the Teaching with Contemporary Art column here on the Art21 blog, I popped a bottle of champagne, played …

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Season’s Treatings

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Season’s Treatings

Before the holidays hit us, I thought I might suggest a few destinations, dates, and stocking stuffers for those who are as late with the shopping as I am. Below …

Dutch Bound Books.

Dutch Bound Books.

On Monday, I had the rare opportunity to feast my eyes (in real life) upon the wonders of the Wolfsonian Library in Miami, Florida. Knowledgeable librarian Niki Harsanyi, introduced me …

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Confronting History

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Confronting History

Looking through the interviews and essays featured in Art:21- Art in the Twenty- First Century 5, the companion book to season 5, I keep discovering a ton of words to …

Initial Thoughts on SF

Initial Thoughts on SF

The San Francisco Bay Area is still new to me. I am still trying to learn as much as I can about both the history of art in the area …

Notes from a Biennial Conference

Notes from a Biennial Conference

In September, the Bergen Kunsthall hosted “To Biennial or Not to Biennial” in Bergen, Norway. The goal was to gather a group of people in the arts to discuss the …

Then and Now

Then and Now

In the 1960s and 70s, American artist Ed Ruscha conceived, designed, and distributed a series of books. Their titles, such as Thirtyfour Parking Lots (1967), Some Los Angeles Apartments (1965), …

I Remember

I Remember

I remember the first time I got a letter that said “After Five Days Return To” on the envelope, and I thought that after I had kept the letter for …

BOMB in the Building

Flash Points

Julie Mehretu interviewed by Lawrence Chua

BOMB in the Building

Flash Points

Julie Mehretu interviewed by Lawrence Chua

Welcome back to BOMB in the Building, where each week we’re featuring a BOMB contributor relating to an Art:21 Season 5 artist. This is our final week before the official …

BOMB in the Building

Flash Points

Krzysztof Wodiczko interviewed by Giuliana Bruno

BOMB in the Building

Flash Points

Krzysztof Wodiczko interviewed by Giuliana Bruno

Welcome back to BOMB in the Building, where each week we’re featuring a BOMB contributor relating to a Season 5 artist. This week, inspired by Kimsooja’s videos and installations, we’re …

Hot Off the Presses: Season 5 Book!

Hot Off the Presses: Season 5 Book!

The Season 5 Book is here! At 224 pages and over 400 illustrations, the book also includes an introductory essay by Art21 Executive Producer and Curator Susan Sollins. (Oreos sold …

BOMB in the Building

Flash Points

Barbara Kruger interviewed by Richard Prince

BOMB in the Building

Flash Points

Barbara Kruger interviewed by Richard Prince

Welcome back to BOMB in the Building, where each week we’re featuring a vintage BOMB interview relating to a Season 5 artist. This week, we stepped back into our archive …

BOMB in the Building

Flash Points

Paul McCarthy interviewed by Benjamin Weissman

BOMB in the Building

Flash Points

Paul McCarthy interviewed by Benjamin Weissman

Welcome back to BOMB in the Building, where each week we’ll be featuring a vintage BOMB interview relating to a Season 5 artist. This week we present Paul McCarthy’s interview …

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Site-specific installations by Mary Heilmann (Season 5), Tony Oursler, Todd Eberle, and Sabina Streeter are currently on view at the Clocktower Gallery in Manhattan. This is the first group of …

The Pop-Up Book Academy: An Interview with Sam Gould of Red76

The Pop-Up Book Academy: An Interview with Sam Gould of Red76

Several weeks ago I found in my email inbox a listing of upcoming events produced by the Portland collective Red76. I regretted that scheduling would prevent me from catching all …