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Andrea Zittel, installation view at Smart Museum. 2006. Courtesy Smart Museum.

Beyond Green at Hartford Art School

Beyond Green at Hartford Art School

The traveling exhibition Beyond Green: Toward a Sustainable Art makes its way to the Joseloff Gallery at the Hartford Art School from April 4 – June 10. Eighteen artists and …

Oliver Herring, "Task" Wall of Dreams."

Last chance to apply for Oliver Herring | Task

Last chance to apply for Oliver Herring | Task

Tuesday, April 1, 2008, is the last day to apply for participation in Task, a recurrent performance by Season 3 artist Oliver Herring. This iteration is organized by the Frye …

Gordon Matta-Clark, "Circus orThe Caribbean Orange", 1978,  MCA Collection, gift of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Bergman and

Gordon Matta-Clark: “You Are the Measure” at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Gordon Matta-Clark: “You Are the Measure” at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Another guest blogger, Kat Parker, posted on March 12th, 2008 about this show so I wanted to let you know about a great opportunity to learn more about Gordon Matta-Clark …

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Pettibon and McGee at Riverside Art Museum

Pettibon and McGee at Riverside Art Museum

Two shows featuring Art:21 artists open simultaneously on March 30 at the Riverside Art Museum in California. The Big Sad, a two-person show by Barry Mcgee (Season 1) and Clare …

"Raymond Pettibon." 2008. Courtesy Contemporary Fine Arts.

Raymond Pettibon solo exhibition at Contemporary Fine Arts Berlin

Raymond Pettibon solo exhibition at Contemporary Fine Arts Berlin

Berlin-based Contemporary Fine Arts gallery is currently exhibiting the work of Art:21 Season 2 artist Raymond Pettibon. No Title, 2008 includes a large wall drawing in addition to video and …

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Walker, Puryear, and Marshall featured in Corcoran show

Walker, Puryear, and Marshall featured in Corcoran show

Those in the Washington D.C. area should take a moment to check out The American Evolution, an expansive show at the Corcoran Gallery of Art on view through July 27. …

Laurie Simmons, production stills from "The Music of Regret — (Act III),” 2006. © Laurie Simmons, courtesy the artist, Salon 94, and Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York.

Laurie Simmons | Dancer Greg Sinacori

Laurie Simmons | Dancer Greg Sinacori

EXCLUSIVE: Dancer Greg Sinacori during the making of Laurie Simmons’s The Music of Regret (2006) at the Alvin Ailey Dance Studio, New York. Laurie Simmons stages photographs and films with …

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Three person show featuring Sally Mann in Denver

Three person show featuring Sally Mann in Denver

The work of Art 21 artist Sally Mann (Season 1) is prominently featured in still, a new three person show at the Center for Visual Art at the Metropolitan State …

Martin Puryear, "Ladder for Booker T. Washington", 1996, Wood (ash and maple). Courtesy Modern Art Museum of Forth Worth.

Martin Puryear retrospective at Modern Art Museum of Ft. Worth

Martin Puryear retrospective at Modern Art Museum of Ft. Worth

Through May 18, 2008, the traveling retrospective of work by Art21 artist Martin Puryear (Season 2), is on view at the Modern Art Museum of Forth Worth and features nearly …

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Eleanor Antin installation at the Armory Show

Eleanor Antin installation at the Armory Show

Those who are planning to see the Armory Show in New York this weekend (March 27- 30) will want to check out the Eleanor Antin (Season 2) solo exhibition at …

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Art21 and Mel Chin at NAEA in New Orleans this week

Art21 and Mel Chin at NAEA in New Orleans this week

We’re heading down to New Orleans tomorrow to present a few sessions at this week’s National Art Education Association conference at the Morial Convention Center. In addition, Season 1 artist …

Matthew Barney, "Nisshin Maru (detail)", Photogravure print, 2007, Courtesy List Visual Arts Center

Sikander and Barney in concurrent shows at MIT’s List Center

Sikander and Barney in concurrent shows at MIT’s List Center

Matthew Barney and Shahzia Sikander, both Season 1 artists, currently have exhibitions at MIT’s List Visual Arts Center in Boston. Barney is best known for his work in sculpture and …

Cover for the exhibition catalog, California Video: Artists and Histories.

“California Video” at the Getty features 4 Art21 artists and many others

“California Video” at the Getty features 4 Art21 artists and many others

The Getty Research Institute has amassed one of the largest institutional collections of video art in the world. California Video, on view at the Getty Center through June 18, 2008, …

Anonymous, " Laurie Anderson." No date. Courtesy ICA.

Laurie Anderson takes “Homeland” on tour

Laurie Anderson takes “Homeland” on tour

Multimedia artist Laurie Anderson (Season 1) will be taking her new politico-musical on global tour starting March 26th with a kick-off at Carnegie Hall. As previously mentioned by Art21 guest …

Image courtesy of Grant Fletcher/Wexner Center for the Arts

All About “Fundred” | Interview with Mel Chin part 2

All About “Fundred” | Interview with Mel Chin part 2

The following conversation concludes Art21’s interview with Season 1 artist Mel Chin about his national collaborative artwork, Paydirt/The Fundred Dollar Bill Project. Read Part 1, published last Friday, here. ART21: …

Trenton Doyle Hancock, untitled preparatory sketch for "Cult of Color: Call to Color", Image courtesy the artist and Dunn and Brown contemporary, Dallas.

This weekend: Trenton Doyle Hancock at Arthouse

This weekend: Trenton Doyle Hancock at Arthouse

From March 22 ‚Äì April 27, 2008, Arthouse in Austin, Texas will present the exhibition Cult of Color: Call to Color in conjunction with a new ballet by the same …

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All About “Fundred” | Interview with Mel Chin part 1

All About “Fundred” | Interview with Mel Chin part 1

The following interview with Season 1 artist Mel Chin took place in late February 2008 at Art21’s offices. Part 2 will be published on Monday. Stay tuned for further information …

Kiki Smith, "Maiden & Moonflower." 2008. Courtesy Studio Printworks.

Kiki Smith: Her Home and Wallpaper

Kiki Smith: Her Home and Wallpaper

Studio Printworks has produced a hand-screened wallpaper in collaboration with Kiki Smith (Season 2). Maiden & Moonflower depicts an evening scene of a woman standing beneath a tree bough inhabited …

Flaunt Magazine, Kara Walker in issue #92, 2008.

Walker and Bourgeois in Flaunt Magazine

Walker and Bourgeois in Flaunt Magazine

The Spring 2008 fashion issue of the arts and entertainment glossy, Flaunt Magazine, features Art21 artists Kara Walker (Season 2) and Louise Bourgeois (Season 1). While Walker’s work is currently …

Susan Rothenberg, “Lift Off”, Oil on canvas, 2007. Courtesy Bernier-Eliades Gallery.

Last Day: Susan Rothenberg in Athens

Last Day: Susan Rothenberg in Athens

An exhibition of paintings by Susan Rothenberg (Season 3) closes today at Bernier-Eliades Gallery in Athens, Greece. Rothenberg’s paintings, through “thickly layered and intense brushwork…depict scenes from everyday life‚Äîeither an …

Mel Chin: “Fundred” at George Jackson Academy

Mel Chin: “Fundred” at George Jackson Academy

Art21-featured artist Mel Chin (Season 1) originated the Fundred Dollar Bill Project to draw attention to and develop solutions for environmentally responsible rebuilding of New Orleans from below the ground …

Robert Adams, “Harney County, Oregon,” 1999-2003. © Robert Adams. Courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco and Matthew Marks Gallery, New York.

Robert Adams | Books & Gravures

Robert Adams | Books & Gravures

EXCLUSIVE: Robert Adam’s with photogravure plates for Harney County, Oregon (1999-2003) in his Oregon studio. Robert Adams’s black-and-white photographs document scenes of the American West, revealing the impact of human …

Photo: Robert Pettus.  (c) Stephen Flavin/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

“Dan Flavin: Constructed Light” at the Pulitzer Foundation

“Dan Flavin: Constructed Light” at the Pulitzer Foundation

There is an amazing exhibition of Dan Flavin‚Äôs work at the Contemporary‚Äôs neighbor, the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts in St. Louis. Dan Flavin: Constructed Light will be on view …

Allora & Calzadilla, "Amphibious (Login-Logout)", video still, 2005. Single channel video with sound, 6 minutes 22 seconds. Courtesy the artists.

Allora & Calzadilla in MASS MoCA’s Eastern Standard

Allora & Calzadilla in MASS MoCA’s Eastern Standard

MASS MoCa’s exhibition Eastern Standard: Western Artists in China, which opened February 2 and will be up for a full year, features a video by Art21 artists Allora & Calzadilla …

Maya Lin interview at the Contemporary

Maya Lin interview at the Contemporary

Here is an interview that the Contemporary’s Director of Education Kathryn Adamchick did with Maya Lin this season. The conversation was captured during Maya’s visit to St. Louis to install …

Bruce Nauman, My Name as Though It Were Written on the Surface of the Moon, 1968. Sonnabend Collection. Photo (c) ARS, NY and DACS, London, 2008.

Martian Museum show at Barbican features real Art21 artists

Martian Museum show at Barbican features real Art21 artists

Examining contemporary art from the perspective of an extraterrestrial, the group show Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art, which opens this week at the Barbican Art Gallery in London, features the …

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This week’s guest blogger: Paul Ha of The Contemporary, St. Louis

This week’s guest blogger: Paul Ha of The Contemporary, St. Louis

Special thanks to Kat Park of Rhona Hoffman Gallery for offering such fantastic coverage of the Chicago art scene last week. You can follow more of Kat’s projects here and …

"Logo." 2008. Courtesy www.prospectneworleans.org

Prospect.1 New Orleans Coming in November

Prospect.1 New Orleans Coming in November

Slated as the largest biennial of international contemporary art ever organized in the United States, Prospect.1 New Orleans will open November 1, 2008 and run through January 18, 2009. Founding …

Don’t Miss: Lecture with Mark Bradford

Don’t Miss: Lecture with Mark Bradford

On Wednesday, March 19, Season 4 artist Mark Bradford discusses the inspirations for his large scale multimedia works in the exhibition Maps and Manifests: New Works by Mark Bradford. On …

"Chanel Iman at the Whitney Biennial Wearing Barbara Kruger Tee." 2008. Courtesy The Gap.

Whitney Biennial Model Tees

Whitney Biennial Model Tees

The Whitney Museum has collaborated with the Gap on a series of t-shirts designed by past Whitney Biennial artists, including Art21 artists Cai Guo-Qiang, Barbara Kruger (her design is pictured …

An-My Lê, "Small Wars: GI", Gelatin silver print, 1999-2002. Courtesy Murray Guy Gallery, New York

An-My Lê at SFMOMA

An-My Lê at SFMOMA

Through May 4, 2008, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) is showing the traveling exhibition Small Wars by Art21 artist An-My Lê (Season 4). The exhibition consists of …

James Bishop at The Art Institute of Chicago and The Modern Wing

James Bishop at The Art Institute of Chicago and The Modern Wing

A Focus exhibition of drawings and paintings by James Bishop opened this week at The Art Institute of Chicago. Bishop, who is American but has lived in France since the …

Martin Friedman and Ursula von Rydingsvard at the New York Public Library.

Conversations | Ursula von Rydingsvard with Martin Friedman part 2

Conversations | Ursula von Rydingsvard with Martin Friedman part 2

The second half of the conversation between Ursula von Rydingsvard and Martin Friedman that took place on February 3, 2008 at the Mid-Manhattan Library. It concludes with questions from the …

Mark Bradford, production stills, 2008. Courtesy the artist.

Mark Bradford | Super 8 Movies

Mark Bradford | Super 8 Movies

EXCLUSIVE: Mark Bradford at his home in Los Angeles, with excerpts from his childhood Super 8 home movies. Mark Bradford transforms materials scavenged from the street into wall-sized collages and …

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Gordon Matta-Clark at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Gordon Matta-Clark at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

“You Are the Measure,” the first retrospective in twenty years of work by Gordon Matta-Clark (1943 – 1978) curated by Whitney Museum of American Art’s Elizabeth Sussman has come to …

New open positions at Art21 – apply now!

New open positions at Art21 – apply now!

As of today, Art21 is looking to fill two open positions: Web Manager and Program Coordinator. Follow the links for more info. Deadline for applications is March 28. As both …