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Rafael Sanchez, Caliénte/Frio, 2007

Applebroog Award to Rafael Sanchez

Applebroog Award to Rafael Sanchez

As reported on Artnet, performance artist Rafael Sanchez has won the $10,000 Ida Applebroog (Season 3) Award at Exit Art in New York, established to nurture outstanding artists at critical …


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Kiki Smith, "Creche," 1997. Multimedia installation.

MATRIX/REDUX at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

MATRIX/REDUX at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of the MATRIX exhibition program with a year-long series of events, beginning with MATRIX/REDUX (on view through …


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Save the date: An-My Lê with Michael Almereyda at NY Public Library May 5

Save the date: An-My Lê with Michael Almereyda at NY Public Library May 5

Art21, BOMB, & the Mid-Manhattan Library present a film screening and conversation Art:21—Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 4 episode Protest After the screening Michael Almereyda, filmmaker and writer, will …


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Raimon Ramis, "Louise Bourgeois." 1990. Courtesy the artist and Telegrah.

Louise Bourgeois’ Awakening

Louise Bourgeois’ Awakening

From yesterday’s Observer there is a fascinating article about the “epidemic”, “affliction” and “nocturnal literacy” that is insomnia. Included is a bit on Louise Bourgeois (Season 1), who the journalist …


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Maya Lin, “Blue Lake Pass,” 2006, Duraflake particleboard. Photography by Collen Chartie.

Maya Lin and More at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Maya Lin and More at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Systematic Landscapes, a traveling exhibition of work by Season 1 artist Maya Lin, is on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego through June 30, 2008. The exhibition …


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Maya Lin, Confluence Project, 2000

The Confluence Project looks for volunteers

The Confluence Project looks for volunteers

Season 1 artist Maya Lin‘s Confluence Project is looking for volunteers during June and October 2008 to complete a trail at Sandy River Delta in Oregon, which leads to Lin’s …


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Raymond Pettibon, Installation Shot, 2008. Courtesy Contemporary Fine Arts.

Berliner Salon: Don’t Miss Raymond Pettibon at CFA

Berliner Salon: Don’t Miss Raymond Pettibon at CFA

Art:21 Season 2 artist Raymond Pettibon’s solo exhibition at Contemporary Fine Arts closes tomorrow, so make sure to stop by the gallery’s spacious new building directly across from Museum Insel. …


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An-My Le, "Offload." 2005-08. Pigment print. Courtesy Murray Guy.

An-My Lê: Events Ashore

An-My Lê: Events Ashore

Vietnam-born, Season 4 artist An-My Lê‘s second solo show at Murray Guy opens this Saturday with Events Ashore, her latest series of photographs shot in coastal waters and regions from …


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Courtesy of the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco

Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco

In 1998, internationally renowned architect Daniel Libeskind was selected to design the Contemporary Jewish Museum (CJM) in San Francisco. On June 8, the CJM will at last open its doors …

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, (Left) "Oppenheimer," detail, 2003 and (Right) “Time,” detail, 2003. Courtesy the artist and Max Protetch, New York.

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle | “Oppenheimer”

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle | “Oppenheimer”

EXCLUSIVE: Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle’s film Oppenheimer (2003) and mural Time (2003) installed at the Rochester Art Center, Minnesota. Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle’s technologically sophisticated works use natural forms such as clouds, icebergs, and …


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“Art:21″ Season Four wins Peabody, Aurora, Hugo, and Remi Awards

“Art:21″ Season Four wins Peabody, Aurora, Hugo, and Remi Awards

Art21 is thrilled to announce that Season 4 of Art:21—Art in the Twenty-First Century has won three more awards in addition to the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award bestowed earlier …

…And we’re back!

…And we’re back!

We switched servers last week and lost a few posts, but it looks as though we recovered them all now. Working out the kinks with the characters now; they should …


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Andrea Zittel Installation. 2008. Courtesy Schaulager.

Andrea Zittel in Basel

Andrea Zittel in Basel

Schaulager in Basel, Switzerland opens a two person exhibition this Saturday, April 26th, with the work of Monika Sosnowska and Art:21 Season 1 artist Andrea Zittel. Both artists respond to …

Barry McGee video on ArtTalk

Barry McGee video on ArtTalk

Watch this two-part conversation between artists Aaron Rose and Barry McGee(Season 1) on VBS’s ArtTalk. While the video features live shots of McGee’s artwork and installations, the interview subjects are …


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Trong Nguyen, "Twitter/Holzer Collage," 2008. Courtesy the artist.

Jenny Holzer on Twitter

Jenny Holzer on Twitter

Current Jenny Holzer (Season 4) Twitter message: INHERITANCE MUST BE ABOLISHED To see more of the artist’s aphorisms on the social networking site, click here.


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Gabriel Orozco

Orozco Revelation

Orozco Revelation

One of the most interesting documentaries I have ever seen about Gabriel Orozco (Season 2) – and which was a total revelation into his work – is the Mexican production …


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Berliner Salon: Aaron Rose curates “Passion for the Possible” at Circle Culture Gallery

Berliner Salon: Aaron Rose curates “Passion for the Possible” at Circle Culture Gallery

Aaron Rose, the California-based curator/musician behind the now-infamous Beautiful Losers exhibition, which championed the work of subculture “street artists” like Barry McGee, Margaret Kilgallen (both Season 1) and Raymond Pettibon …


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Art21 and Mel Chin’s “Fundred” team in overdrive at NAEA

Art21 and Mel Chin’s “Fundred” team in overdrive at NAEA

  Last month, Art21 and Mel Chin (Season 1) took arts educators from around the world by storm as they presented two of the most dynamic sessions the National Arts …


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Mike Kelley Retrospective in Brussels

Mike Kelley Retrospective in Brussels

Last week, the Wiels Centre for Contemporary Art opened the first retrospective exhibition in Belgium of works by Art21 artist Mike Kelley (Season 1). On view through July 27, 2008, …


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Nancy Spero, "Codex Spero." 2008. Courtesy de Appel.

Nancy Spero at de Appel

Nancy Spero at de Appel

From April 19 through June 22, to mark the release of Codex Spero. Nancy Spero Selected Writings and Interviews 1950-2008 compiled by curator Roel Arkesteijn, de Appel in Amsterdam is …

Caption: Photos © Nancy Spero, courtesy the artist and Galerie Lelong, New York.

Nancy Spero | Becoming an Artist

Nancy Spero | Becoming an Artist

EXCLUSIVE: Photographs of Nancy Spero from the 1960s to 2000. A pioneer of feminist art, Nancy Spero’s work since the 1960s is an unapologetic statement against the pervasive abuse of …

Cao Fei, “My Future is Not a Dream”, 2006, digital c-print. Courtesy of the artist and Lombard-Freid Projects, New York.

Life on Mars: Carnegie International 2008

Life on Mars: Carnegie International 2008

The 2008 installment of Carnegie International, the oldest international survey of contemporary art in North America, will explore what it means to be human in the world today. CI08, titled …

New guest blogger: Maria Nicanor of the Guggenheim Museum, NYC

New guest blogger: Maria Nicanor of the Guggenheim Museum, NYC

  This week and next, Maria Nicanor, a Spanish curator and writer based in New York City, will be our resident guest blogger. Maria has a background in art history …


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Picks from the Blanton Museum

Picks from the Blanton Museum

Check out The Blanton Museum of Art’s two exciting exhibitions featuring works by Art21 artists Richard Tuttle (Season 3), Michael Ray Charles (Season 1) and Hubbard + Birchler (Season 3). …


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Tim Hawkinson on NewArtTV

Tim Hawkinson on NewArtTV

A video featuring Art21 artist Tim Hawkinson was recently released on NewArtTV.com. In this interview, Hawkinson discusses many of the objects in How Man is Knit, the artist’s first solo …

Barry McGee installation. 2008. Courtesy Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art.

Barry McGee in Newcastle

Barry McGee in Newcastle

There are only twelve days left to catch Art:21 Season One artist Barry McGee‘s – aka Twister – first major solo exhibition in the United Kingdom at the Baltic Centre …

Tim Hawkinson, "Scout." 2006-7, cardboard, tape, urethane foam. Courtesy Gow Langsford Gallery.

Tim Hawkinson Down Under

Tim Hawkinson Down Under

Scout, an exhibition of work by Art21 Season 2 artist Tim Hawkinson, is on view at the Gow Langsford Gallery in Auckland, New Zealand until May 16th. Hawkinson‚Äôs full range …

Roni Horn, Pi, 1997–98, installation shot. Courtesy Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation New York

Berliner Salon: Don’t miss Roni Horn at the Deutsche Guggenheim

Berliner Salon: Don’t miss Roni Horn at the Deutsche Guggenheim

True North, a group exhibition featuring Art21 Season 3 artist Roni Horn, closes this Sunday at the Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin. The exhibition includes work by seven contemporary artists, “whose …

Kara Walker. "Negress Notes (Brown Follies)", 1996-1997, Watercolor on paper. Courtesy of Hammer Museum, UCLA.

Podcast: Kara Walker

Podcast: Kara Walker

A new podcast featuring Art21 artist Kara Walker is now available¬†through iTunes¬†or¬†KCET.org. Walker discusses her work with Gary Garrels,¬†chief curator¬†at the Hammer Museum,¬†where the artist’s¬†touring survey¬†My Complement, My Enemy, My …

Sally Mann, "Self-Portrait Number 5." Gelatin silver print. 2008. Courtesy Jackson Fine Art.

Sally Mann at Jackson Fine Art in Atlanta

Sally Mann at Jackson Fine Art in Atlanta

Atlanta’s Jackson Fine Art is currently showing a selection from Sally Mann‘s (Season 1) latest body of work, What Remains. Using her three children as subject matter, the up-close images …

Judy Pfaff, details of "Buckets of Rain," 2006. Photos by Zonder Title and Jordan Tinker. Courtesy the artist and Ameringer & Yohe Fine Art, New York.

Judy Pfaff | “Buckets of Rain” Time Lapse

Judy Pfaff | “Buckets of Rain” Time Lapse

EXCLUSIVE: Two week time lapse of Judy Pfaff’s installation Buckets of Rain (2006) at Ameringer & Yohe Fine Art, New York. Balancing intense planning with improvisational decision-making, Judy Pfaff creates …

Juliana Snapper’s Vocal Hysteria

Juliana Snapper’s Vocal Hysteria

Juliana Snapper is a trained opera singer who uses her voice to ululate at the edge of music, creating visually stunning, highly theatrical performance pieces, combining the sex appeal of …

"Paternity Test", Chromogenic prints of DNA analysis, 2000, courtesy High Museum

Art21 artists in “TRANSactions” in Atlanta

Art21 artists in “TRANSactions” in Atlanta

TRANSactions: Contemporary Latin American and Latino Art, a group show which opened on March 15 at the High Museum in Atlanta features work from three Art21 artists. Alfredo Jaar, Inigo …

Photos from Charles Atlas/Lia Gangitano at NYPL

Photos from Charles Atlas/Lia Gangitano at NYPL

Check out the pictures from yesterday night’s screening of Paradox and discussion with Charles Atlas and Lia Gangitano, Director of Participant Inc, at the Mid-Manhattan Library. Art21 is co-presenting monthly …

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Photography on Photography at The Met

Photography on Photography at The Met

Last September, the Metropolitan Museum of Art opened a new gallery on the second floor dedicated exclusively to contemporary photographs. The second exhibition in this space, Photography on Photography: Reflections …

"Weird Tales" March/April issure. Courtesy Weird Tales.

Anderson and Walker Among 85 Weirdest

Anderson and Walker Among 85 Weirdest

The March/April 85th anniversary issue of Weird Tales magazine is featuring ‚ÄúThe 85 Weirdest Storytellers of the Past 85 Years.‚Äù Each day since March 26th the Weird Tales website is …