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Juergen Teller, Ukraine, courtsay of Lehmann Maupin gallery

Juergen Teller at Lehmann Maupin

Juergen Teller at Lehmann Maupin

The Lehmann Maupin gallery in New York City is currently presenting an exhibition by photographer Juergen Teller. The exhibition follows the installation Reflection by Season 2 Art21 artist Do-Ho Suh, …

Reminder: Judy Pfaff with Betsy Sussler at NYPL March 3

Reminder: Judy Pfaff with Betsy Sussler at NYPL March 3

Art21, BOMB Magazine, & the Mid-Manhattan Library present a film screening and conversation Art:21‚ÄîArt in the Twenty-First Century Season 4 episode Romance. After the screening Betsy Sussler, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief …

We’re swamped – call for bloggers ending early

We’re swamped – call for bloggers ending early

Just a note to those who are considering applying for the blogger jobs we posted last week: it’s too late! We’ve gotten an enormous response already and as such, are …

Allora & Calzadilla, image from book Nongovernmental Politics, MIT Press

Allora & Calzadilla: Nongovernmental Politics

Allora & Calzadilla: Nongovernmental Politics

The book Nongovernmental Politics, published in April 2007, contains a collection of scholarly essays that are centered on the challenges and importance of nongovernmental activism in contemporary society. The cover …

Trenton Doyle Hancock, image of the artists, courtsay of Dunn & Brown Contemporary

Trenton Doyle Hancock article in Beautiful/Decay

Trenton Doyle Hancock article in Beautiful/Decay

An article featuring the work of artist Trenton Doyle Hancock was released this week in Issue V of Beautiful/Decay magazine. Hancock was featured in Season 2 of Art:21 in the …

Michael Ray Charles, “Invest Well,” 1997. Acrylic on wood, copper penny, 59” x 48”. Collection of Tim & Nancy Hanley, Dallas.

Antoni, Charles, and Hamilton in Points of Convergence in TX

Antoni, Charles, and Hamilton in Points of Convergence in TX

Currently on view at the Gallery at the University of Texas at Arlington is Points of Convergence. Seven nationally-recognized contemporary artists, who received MFA degrees from seven different American university …

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The Influencers: Trevor Paglen

The Influencers: Trevor Paglen

From The Influencers festival, our last guest is Trevor Paglen. In a review in the New York Times, Trevor Paglen was defined as ‚Äúa geographer by training, a conspiracy theorist …

Source image from Arturo Herrera’s two-channel digital projection Les Noces, 2007. Courtesy the artist and Sikkema & Co.

Catherine Sullivan and Arturo Herrera in Adaptation in Chicago

Catherine Sullivan and Arturo Herrera in Adaptation in Chicago

While adaptation is a common practice in popular culture‚Äîfamiliar to moviegoers and booklovers who debate endlessly whether the film version is superior to the novel‚Äîit is perhaps less well known …

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Laurie Anderson: Spring Homeland Tour

Laurie Anderson: Spring Homeland Tour

Laurie Anderson, Art:21 Season 1 artist, will be conducting a follow-up spring tour for her project Homeland, which traveled throughout Europe last summer. The tour will begin on April 4th …

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Art21 Guest Blog week of February 25: Seth Curcio/Redux Art Center

Art21 Guest Blog week of February 25: Seth Curcio/Redux Art Center

Many thanks to Eva and Franco Mattes, aka 0100101110101101.org for their series of informative posts about the participants in this year’s Influencers festival. Stay tuned to their site for regular …

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The Influencers: monochrom

The Influencers: monochrom

From The Influencers festival, today’s guest is monochrom. monochrom is a worldwide operating collective dealing with technology, art, context hacking and philosophy and was founded in 1993. So to sum …

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The Influencers: Laibach

The Influencers: Laibach

From The Influencers festival, today’s guest is Laibach. Beginning in 1980 as artists, experimental musicians and social agitators, Laibach has been censored since its first public performance. In 1984, Laibach …

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The Influencers: Brody Condon

The Influencers: Brody Condon

From The Influencers festival, today’s guest is Brody Condon. Brody Condon is a pioneer in the use of video games as a starting point for the creation of sculptures, performances, …

Laylah Ali, Production Still, Art:21.

Laylah Ali talk at the new DIA this Sunday

Laylah Ali talk at the new DIA this Sunday

As part of Black History Month at the new DIA (Detroit Institute of Arts), on Sunday, February 24 at 2pm, Season 3 artist Laylah Ali will be speaking about her …

Want to write for Art21′s blog? Read on…

Want to write for Art21′s blog? Read on…

Art21 is seeking up to two freelance art bloggers to contribute to this growing site on a regular basis. Knowledge of contemporary art and art writing experience is essential; an …

Mark Dion, "The Octagon Room," 2008. Mixed media installation, approximate footprint 20 x 20 feet.

Mark Dion at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in NYC

Mark Dion at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in NYC

On view at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery through March 15 is The Octagon Room, a major installation and sculpture project comprising Season 4 artist Mark Dion‘s new solo presentation at the …

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Save the date: Judy Pfaff with Betsy Sussler at New York Public Library Mon, Mar 3

Save the date: Judy Pfaff with Betsy Sussler at New York Public Library Mon, Mar 3

Art21, BOMB, & the Mid-Manhattan Library present a film screening and conversation Art:21‚ÄîArt in the Twenty-First Century Season 4 episode Romance After the screening Betsy Sussler, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of …

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The Influencers: Santi Cirugeda

The Influencers: Santi Cirugeda

From The Influencers festival, today’s guest is Santi Cirugeda. The atypical and utopian works of Santiago Cirugeda may be described as procedures for singling out empty areas in urban space …

Cai Guo-Qiang, Transient Rainbow, 2002. August 29, 2002, 9:30 pm, 15 seconds. Explosion radius approximately 200 m. 1000 Three-inch multicolor peony fireworks fitted with computer chips. Commissioned by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA. Photo by Hiro Ihara, courtesy Cai Studio.

Cai Guo-Qiang: I Want to Believe at the Guggenheim in NYC

Cai Guo-Qiang: I Want to Believe at the Guggenheim in NYC

On view at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City from Friday, February 22 until May 28, Cai Guo-Qiang: I Want to Believe surveys the innovative body of work of …

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The Influencers: Alterazioni Video

The Influencers: Alterazioni Video

From The Influencers festival today’s guest is Alterazioni Video. Alterazioni Video was founded in 2004 as a commercial multimedia production company with the explicit aim of ensuring that the necessary …

Alan Abel, "Abel Raises Cain", 1968, Courtesy G. Stanley Wayne

The Influencers: Alan Abel

The Influencers: Alan Abel

From The Influencers festival, today’s guest is Alan Abel. A writer, filmmaker, and actor, Abel is mostly known for being one of the fathers of media falsification, having professionally tricked …

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The Influencers Festival in Barcelona

The Influencers Festival in Barcelona

Eva and Franco Mattes aka 0100101110101101.ORG and Bani present:THE INFLUENCERSFestival of media action and radical entertainment ————————————————– *February 28-29-1 March 2008* Center of Contemporary Culture Barcelona ————————————————– with ALAN ABEL, …

Eva and Franco Mattes, Karee Kayvon, 2006. Digital print on Somerset Velvet, 29-1/4 x 39 inches. Published by Jean-Yves Noblet Contemporary Prints, edition of 20.

Art21 Guest Blog starts Monday: Eva + Franco Mattes

Art21 Guest Blog starts Monday: Eva + Franco Mattes

Art21 is thrilled to announce the launch of our guest blog on Monday, February 18, featuring new media artists Eva and Franco Mattes, aka 0100101110101101.ORG. They will be blogging about …

Alfredo Jaar, "The Sound of Silence," 2006.

Alfredo Jaar: Politics of the Image

Alfredo Jaar: Politics of the Image

For his forthcoming solo show Politics of the Image, opening tomorrow at South London Gallery, Season 4 artist Alfredo Jaar presents six works born of his enduring interest in Africa. …

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Eleanor Antin: Helen’s Odyssey at Ronald Feldman

Eleanor Antin: Helen’s Odyssey at Ronald Feldman

Helen of Troy was the most beautiful and dangerous woman in the history of western culture. Her story comes down to us from European literature‚Äôs founding epic‚Ķ. But what do …

Allora & Calzadilla, "Sediments Sentiments (Figures of Speech)" (2007) Stedelijk Museum

Never Mind That Noise You Heard: Allora & Calzadilla in Amsterdam

Never Mind That Noise You Heard: Allora & Calzadilla in Amsterdam

Last Friday, February 8, Never Mind That Noise You Heard, the first solo exhibition in the Netherlands by Season 4 featured artists Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla, opened at the …

Top art blogs

Top art blogs

Art21 is thrilled and honored that this budding site has made it into the Top Art Blogs list compiled by the Robert Goldwater Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. …

Sally Mann, Jessie #30, 2004, gelatin silver print with varnish, 50 x 40 inches (127 x 101.6cm), edition of 5.

Sally Mann on stage: Some Things Are Private in Providence

Sally Mann on stage: Some Things Are Private in Providence

The Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, Rhode Island, presents Some Things Are Private. This world premiere begins performances on Friday, February 15 and runs through March 23 in the Dowling …

Oliver Herring. Task - Photo Archive #63, 2006. Digital C-print. 7 1/4 x 10 1/2 in. Collaborative performance at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., 2006. Courtesy of the artist and Max Protetch Gallery, New York.

Oliver Herring | Task in Seattle seeks participants

Oliver Herring | Task in Seattle seeks participants

The Frye Museum in Seattle is recruiting 35 participants for Oliver Herring | Task, a dynamic performance by Season 3 artist Oliver Herring and organized by the Frye, The Seattle …

Do-Ho Suh, "Karma", 2003. Courtesy of Artsonje Center.

Do-Ho Suh interviewed by DesignBoom

Do-Ho Suh interviewed by DesignBoom

The online magazine designboom features an interview with Season 2 artist Do-Ho Suh. In this interview, conducted in Seoul last December, Suh talks about his childhood, the influence of Korea …

Jenny Holzer. Don’t Talk Down to Me, Selection from Inflammatory Essays, 1979-82. Offset poster. © 2008 Jenny Holzer, Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY.

Women in the City: Holzer and Kruger artwork images

Women in the City: Holzer and Kruger artwork images

Jenny Holzer. Don‚Äôt Talk Down to Me, Selection from Inflammatory Essays, 1979-82. Offset poster. ¬© 2008 Jenny Holzer, Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY. Jenny Holzer. Destruye, Selection from Inflammatory Essays, …

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Kruger and Holzer in Women in the City

Kruger and Holzer in Women in the City

Women in the City is a viral public art exhibition throughout the streets of Los Angeles that starts today. Timed to coincide with the opening of the Broad Contemporary Art …

Photos from Ursula von Rydingsvard/Martin Friedman at NYPL

Photos from Ursula von Rydingsvard/Martin Friedman at NYPL

Monday night’s screening of Ecology and discussion with Season 4 artist Ursula von Rydingsvard and Martin Friedman at the Mid-Manhattan Library drew over 100 people! Many thanks to the library …

TONIGHT: Ursula von Rydingsvard with Martin Friedman at NY Public Library!

TONIGHT: Ursula von Rydingsvard with Martin Friedman at NY Public Library!

Art21 and the Mid-Manhattan Library present a film screening and conversation Art:21‚ÄîArt in the Twenty-First Century Season 4 episode Ecology. After the screening Martin Friedman, Curator, Writer, and Director Emeritus …

Installation view courtesy Walker Art Center.

Catherine Sullivan’s Triangle of Need Heads to NYC

Catherine Sullivan’s Triangle of Need Heads to NYC

Nigerian e-mail scams, figure skating and a Neanderthal language all play a part in Catherine Sullivan‚Äôs traveling video work Triangle of Need, opening Thursday at Metro Pictures in New York …

Tom Secrest, Untitled, 2006. Pen and inkwash on paper, 5 1/2" x 8 3/4".

Trenton Doyle Hancock curates exhibition for Cue Art Foundation

Trenton Doyle Hancock curates exhibition for Cue Art Foundation

Season 2 artist Trenton Doyle Hancock has curated a show of work by Louisiana-based artist Tom Secrest at the Cue Art Foundation gallery in New York City. The exhibition, which …