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"Art:21—Art in the Twenty-First Century," production stills, 2007. © Art21, Inc.

Season 4 Exclusives

Season 4 Exclusives

EXCLUSIVE: Every Thursday through September 2008 on the blog, Art21 will be premiering exclusive new videos from Season 4 of the PBS series Art:21‚ÄîArt in the Twenty-First Century. These short …

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Tonight: “The Influence of the New West” panel on Robert Adams at New School

Tonight: “The Influence of the New West” panel on Robert Adams at New School

TONIGHT! The Influence of the New West Confounding Expectations: Photography in Context Originally published in 1974, Robert Adams‘s The New West signaled a significant shift in photographic representation of the …

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Conversations | Ursula von Rydingsvard with Martin Friedman part 1

Conversations | Ursula von Rydingsvard with Martin Friedman part 1

The following interview took place at the Mid-Manhattan branch of the New York Public Library on February 4, 2008, following a screening of the Art:21 episode Ecology. Featured artist Ursula …

Excerpt from Lilli Carrè's comic book "The Lagoon"

Lilli Carr√®’s The Lagoon

Lilli Carr√®’s The Lagoon

Chicago-based filmmaker, illustrator, and comics artist Lilli Carr√® just completed her new book The Lagoon which will be available in October through Fantagraphics. You can view excerpts here. Her comic …

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Current gallery exhibitions in Chicago

Current gallery exhibitions in Chicago

This is gonna take one more night, an exhibition of photographs by Chicago-based artist Jason Lazarus has opened at Bucket Rider Gallery. Lazarus’s work has always re-defined notions of self-portraiture …

Barry McGee, Untitled, 2007. Courtesy Iconoclast Editions.

Barry McGee photograph available through Iconoclast Editions

Barry McGee photograph available through Iconoclast Editions

Released today through Iconoclast Editions is a new Barry McGee (Art:21 Season 1) photograph. View and purchase here. Untitled, 2007 C-print 16 X 20 inches Edition of 200 Numbered and …

Lewis DeSoto, "Paranirvana," 1999, Courtesy Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

The Missing Peace at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

The Missing Peace at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Currently on view at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama is a traveling multimedia exhibition that brings together 88 artists whose …

New writer! Introducing Nicole Caruth

New writer! Introducing Nicole Caruth

Art21 is pleased to welcome Nicole Caruth to the blog. Nicole is a freelance writer and curator based in Brooklyn. She holds an MA from the Center for Curatorial Studies, …

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Chuck Close show at Tacoma Art Museum features Art21 artists

Chuck Close show at Tacoma Art Museum features Art21 artists

Those in the Seattle area will want to check out A Couple of Ways of Doing Something, a show of photographs by Chuck Close and typeset poetry by Bob Holman, …

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Weekend: Robert Heinecken, Times New Viking, Onibaba

Weekend: Robert Heinecken, Times New Viking, Onibaba

Robert Heinecken: Dream/Circles/Cycles opened at Rhona Hoffman Gallery this past Friday. The first gallery show since his death in 2006, this exhibition features work created between 1964-1973, much of which …

"NHCP Poster and Nancy Spero." 2008. Courtesy NHCP and Artnet.com

Nancy Spero Honored by NWHP

Nancy Spero Honored by NWHP

For March‚Äôs National Women’s History Month, the National Women‚Äôs History‚Äôs Project (NWHP) is honoring the achievements of twelve artists, including Judy Chicago, Faith Ringgold, and Season 4‚Äôs Nancy Spero. Women‚Äôs …

This week’s guest blogger: Kat Parker of Rhona Hoffman Gallery/Duchess Gallery

This week’s guest blogger: Kat Parker of Rhona Hoffman Gallery/Duchess Gallery

Welcome Kat Parker to the Art21 Guest Blog! Kat holds a master’s in art education from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2004) and currently directs Rhona Hoffman …

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Gilbert & George in San Francisco

Gilbert & George in San Francisco

A huge retrospective of work by dynamic artist duo, Gilbert & George, has landed in San Francisco at the de Young Museum. Organized by the Tate Modern in London, the …

James Turrell, "Hologram #XV C." 2006. Courtesy Baldwin Gallery.

James Turrell at Aspen’s Baldwin Gallery

James Turrell at Aspen’s Baldwin Gallery

If you are lucky enough to be in Aspen, check out Season 2 artist James Turrell‚Äôs Light Works 2002-2007 exhibition before it closes this Sunday at the Baldwin Gallery. Renowned …

Roni Horn, "Blue by Blue," 2008.

Roni Horn at Hauser & Wirth Colnaghi in London

Roni Horn at Hauser & Wirth Colnaghi in London

Season 3 artist Roni Horn has concurrent exhibitions on view in London and M√°laga, Spain. In a solo show that opened on Tuesday and runs through April 12, Hauser & …

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Beautiful Losers at SXSW

Beautiful Losers at SXSW

Headed to Austin, Texas this weekend for the South by Southwest Music and Media Conference? Don’t miss the world premier of Beautiful Losers, a film showcasing the work of artists …

Photos from Judy Pfaff/Betsy Sussler at NYPL

Photos from Judy Pfaff/Betsy Sussler at NYPL

Check out the pictures from last Monday night‚Äôs screening of Romance and discussion with Season 4 artist Judy Pfaff and Betsy Sussler, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of BOMB Magazine, at the …

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Political Cartoonist Mark Fiore on Spark

Political Cartoonist Mark Fiore on Spark

Mark Fiore was a featured artist on the Season 6 premiere of Spark. Fiore takes cartooning a step further by creating timely animations for The Washington Post, The Los Angeles …

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More Women in the City: installation views

More Women in the City: installation views

Installation views of West of Rome’s Women in the City project, featuring Art21 artists Jenny Holzer and Barbara Kruger, as well as Cindy Sherman and Louise Lawler. Thanks to For …

Mark Dion, "Invertebrates Beware," 2008. Courtesy www.markdionsbartramstravels.com

Mark Dion talk at the Ulrich Museum in Wichita

Mark Dion talk at the Ulrich Museum in Wichita

Tomorrow at 6:00pm, the Ulrich Museum of Art in Wichita, KS (a Season 4 mini-grant partner) presents a talk by Season 4 artist Mark Dion. Dion‚Äôs interest in the natural …

“It is Difficult”: documentation of Alfredo Jaar lecture at MIT

“It is Difficult”: documentation of Alfredo Jaar lecture at MIT

Kicking off MIT’s Zones of Emergency series on Monday, February 25, 2008, Season 4 artist Alfredo Jaar presented a selection of works that focused on his practice in zones of …

Walton Ford’s home video

Walton Ford’s home video

Check out this short video, shot by Season 2 artist Walton Ford himself in his Berkshire studio, in conjunction with the release of his book Pancha Tantra by Taschen.

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Trevor Paglen on Spark

Trevor Paglen on Spark

Art21 guest bloggers Eva and Franco Mattes recently mentioned San Francisco Bay Area artist, Trevor Paglen. Paglen is a PhD candidate in Geography at UC Berkeley, and a photographer who …

Judy Pfaff speaks with Betsy Sussler at NYPL TONIGHT!

Judy Pfaff speaks with Betsy Sussler at NYPL TONIGHT!

  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 …

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Mel Chin: The Fundred Dollar Bill Project

Mel Chin: The Fundred Dollar Bill Project

Over the past year, word has been spreading of a unique nationwide art project that gathers the individual expression of students into a collective call for action. The Fundred Dollar …

Zhan Wang, "On Gold Mountain," mixed media, 2008. Courtesy Asian Art Museum.

Zhan Wang: On Gold Mountain

Zhan Wang: On Gold Mountain

Renowned sculptor Zhan Wang’s newest installation, On Gold Mountain is currently on view at San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum. Wang spent four days interpreting the cityscape of San Francisco through …

Kiki Smith, “Tattoo Vase,” etched glass, 2008. Courtesy Steuben Glass.

Kiki Smith’s Art of Glass

Kiki Smith’s Art of Glass

Season 2 artist Kiki Smith has collaborated with Steuben Glass on a collection of engraved designs inspired by the idea of tattoos. Known for transforming the mundane into magic, Smith …

New writer! Introducing Trong Gia Nguyen

New writer! Introducing Trong Gia Nguyen

As this blog continues to grow, we are in the midst of bringing new writers into the mix. Art21 is thrilled to introduce Trong Gia Nguyen. Trong is an artist …

New design!

New design!

Like the redesign of our blog? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below. Coming soon: an education section and new writers!

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Next guest blogger: Kristin Farr, Spark*

Next guest blogger: Kristin Farr, Spark*

Thanks to Seth Curcio for all the great posts. Follow his various projects and musings on DailyServing and Redux Art Center‘s site. Up next on the guest blog is Kristin …