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Kiki Smith, "Thinking of Moths" (2008). Courtesy Galerie Lelong.

A Year in Drawing at Galerie Lelong

A Year in Drawing at Galerie Lelong

A Year in Drawing opened last week at Galerie Lelong’s New York space. From the light-handed to the potent, the drawings reflect a wide range of sensibilities, subject matter, and …

Spaceship Earth

Spaceship Earth

Buckminster Fuller was one of the most inventive and prolific visionaries of 20th century who was keenly intuitive. Much of the work in the new Whitney exhibition, Buckminster Fuller: Starting …

Oliver Herring. Task - Photo Archive #34, 2006. Digital C-print. 14 1/4 x 9 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 tomorrow

“Oliver Herring | Task” in Seattle tomorrow

Season 3 artist Oliver Herring brings Task, his ongoing collaborative performance, to the Seattle Public Library tomorrow. In an unprecedented collaboration between the Frye Art Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, On …

Douglas Gordon and Phillippe Parreno, "Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait," Film Still, 2008. Copyright Anna Lena Films.

Berliner Salon: Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno at DAAD Galerie

Berliner Salon: Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno at DAAD Galerie

The streets of Berlin have been unusually rowdy these past few weeks, with the screams of belligerent football fans reverberating off every wall. As is customary in this country, a …

Rinieke Dijkstra, "Wall Street, NY, USA, June 29, 1993, 1999", chromogenic print. Gift of Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn. Courtesy Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center.

Facebook: Images of People in Photographs

Facebook: Images of People in Photographs

Facebook: Images of People in Photographs from the Permanent Collection consists of just fifty photographs from nearly 3,000 prints in the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center collection. On view today …

Sound & Language

Sound & Language

The human voice is the most specific expression of an individual. With its infinite potential for sound effects and imitation along with its prime role in communication, it is clearly …

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Kerry James Marshall | “Black Romantic”

Kerry James Marshall | “Black Romantic”

EXCLUSIVE: Kerry James Marshall discusses two recent paintings, both Untitled (2008), during the installation of his exhibition Black Romantic at Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. The exhibition is on view …

Laurie Simmons, "Woman listening to the radio," (1978). Courtesy the artist and Carolina Nitsch.

Laurie Simmons at Carolina Nitsch

Laurie Simmons at Carolina Nitsch

Last call to see the Laurie Simmons (Season 4) exhibition closing tomorrow at Carolina Nitsch Project Room. In and Around the House features the artist’s early black and white photographs …

Intsallation by Mark Dion

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Giving Life

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Giving Life

  As we continue gearing up for summer and prepare for ways to fuel our work as artists and educators I wanted to take the next few columns and point …

1968 | 2008

1968 | 2008

This is not the first time that Summer Olympics Games are embroiled in environmental and political controversies. In 1968, Mexico City, with its high altitude containing 30% less oxygen than …

"Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, The Mistress, and The Tangerine" poster. Photo: Peter Bellamy.

Bourgeois at NY Film Forum

Bourgeois at NY Film Forum

The traveling retrospective exhibition of works by Season 2 artist Louise Bourgeois opens at the Guggenheim Museum, New York on Friday, June 27. Corresponding with the exhibition, Louise Bourgeois: The …

"Cancelled, Erased & Removed" graphic. Sean Kelly Gallery. June 21 – August 1, 2008.

Cancelled, Erased & Removed at Sean Kelly Gallery

Cancelled, Erased & Removed at Sean Kelly Gallery

On view at Sean Kelly Gallery through August 1, 2008, Cancelled, Erased and Removed explores the conceptual and formal practice of contemporary artists canceling, erasing and removing elements from their work. …

JENNY HOLZER & PETER NADIN, "The Living Series," 1981. Courtesy Brooke Alexander.

Colab Redux at Brooke Alexander

Colab Redux at Brooke Alexander

Seminal artist group Colab (short for Collaborative Project) is getting an abbreviated 30-year anniversary look at Brooke Alexander Editions.  Formed in 1978 and active for about 10 years, Colab was …

Museum

Museum

The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum was established eighteen years ago in Kansas City, Missouri on 18th and Vine Streets, just around the corner from the Paseo YMCA building where the …

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Last Day – Art21 Online Fundraising Drive

Last Day – Art21 Online Fundraising Drive

Art21’s first ever online fundraising drive ends at midnight tonight! If you haven’t yet donated, there are still several hours left to support Art21’s many projects including the ongoing initiatives: …

Mark Dion, Bartram's Garden exhibition announcement.

Mark Dion in Philly and New York

Mark Dion in Philly and New York

The curtains go up tonight at Bartram’s Garden on Mark Dion’s Travels of William Bartram – Reconsidered. The exhibition compiles artifacts, drawings, and assorted natural and unnatural objects collected and …

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Louise Bourgeois—Songs Remembered

Louise Bourgeois—Songs Remembered

In anticipation of Art21 (Season 1) artist Louise Bourgeois‘ full-career retrospective, the Guggenheim Museum in New York presents a free concert on Saturday evening, June 21 titled Louise Bourgeois—Songs Remembered. …

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Day 9 – Art21 Online Fundraising Drive

Day 9 – Art21 Online Fundraising Drive

We’d like to welcome the 58 first-time donors who have donated to Art21 during the last 9 days! Thank you for offering your support of Art21. There are still 30 …

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Mel Chin | “Paydirt”

Mel Chin | “Paydirt”

EXCLUSIVE: Mel Chin describes the origins and motivations behind the nationwide art project Paydirt in a keynote address to the 2008 National Art Education Association Convention, and visits multiple sites …

Artist at Work: Mark Bradford, Art in the Twenty-First Century (production still), 2007. Art21, Inc.

Mark Bradford Inaugurates Nerman Lecture Series

Mark Bradford Inaugurates Nerman Lecture Series

Season 4 artist Mark Bradford will be the inaugural speaker for the Jerome Nerman Lecture Series at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Overland Park, Kansas. Located on the …

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Day 8 – Art21 Online Fundraising Drive

Day 8 – Art21 Online Fundraising Drive

We are heartened by the many donations received during the first Art21 Online Fundraising Drive via Art21.org/donate and the Art21 Facebook Cause. Individuals in 13 U.S. states and 1 foreign …

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Revolving Revolt: 16th Biennale of Sydney

Revolving Revolt: 16th Biennale of Sydney

From June 18 through September 7, the 16th Biennale of Sydney: Revolutions – Forms That Turn presents the work of 180 artists , including 50 newly commissioned projects. The exhibition …

Untitled illustration by Katie Sperling, age 16

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Gearing Up for Summer

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Gearing Up for Summer

The last thing teachers want to hear in June is that we have to start planning for September. While this is unfortunately true, there is still a summer to be …

Jenny Holzer, "The Venice Installation, Gallery D" (detail), 1990. Rosso Magnaboschi & Biancone marble. Courtesy of EVO Gallery.

Jenny Holzer at EVO Gallery

Jenny Holzer at EVO Gallery

Season 4 artist Jenny Holzer was the first woman to officially represent the United States in the 1990 Venice Biennale. Her installation Gallery D earned the Leone d’Oro (Golden Lion) prize for best pavilion. She was …

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New guest blogger: Arezoo Moseni

New guest blogger: Arezoo Moseni

After collaborating with Arezoo Moseni on the recent series of screenings and conversations at the New York Public Library, we are pleased to welcome her to the guest blog. Arezoo …

Kara Walker, "Installation View." 2007. Courtesy Smithsoniam American Art Museum.

Last Call for Lucelia Award Exhibition

Last Call for Lucelia Award Exhibition

Last chance to see Celebrating the Lucelia Artist Award, 2001-2006 before it closes June 22nd. Installed at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the exhibition features works by each of the …

Meredith Monk and Ann Hamilton, "Songs of Ascension," 2008. Photo: Marion Gray. Courtesy of the Walker Art Center.

Meredith Monk and Ann Hamilton at the Walker

Meredith Monk and Ann Hamilton at the Walker

If you missed last week’s collaborative performance by composer Meredith Monk and Season 1 artist Ann Hamilton at the Walker Art Center, you can still listen to an audio clip …

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Day 6 – Art21 Online Fundraising Drive

Day 6 – Art21 Online Fundraising Drive

As I write, Art21’s founder and executive director, Susan Sollins, is attending the 37th Annual George Foster Peabody Award ceremony to accept the award being given to the Protest episode …

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Beyond the Reel

Beyond the Reel

On Thursday, June 19, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden opens the second installment of The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality, and the Moving Image, titled Part II: Realisms. While Part …

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Jörg Heiser at Austrian Cultural Forum

Jörg Heiser at Austrian Cultural Forum

On Wednesday June 25th at 7:00 p.m., the Goethe-Institut New York and the Austrian Cultural Forum will co-host a conversation between Jörg Heiser and Brian Sholis, editor at Artforum.com. The …

Kiki Smith, "Nuit," 1992. Courtesy the artist and Santa Monica Museum of Art.

The Puppet Show in Santa Monica

The Puppet Show in Santa Monica

Taking Alfred Jarry’s 1896 Ubu Roi as its historic point of departure, The Puppet Show at the Santa Monica Museum of Art includes work by 28 artists, including Art:21 alumni …

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Carnegie Art Award 2008

Carnegie Art Award 2008

Den Frie Udstillingsbygning is an art institution established in 1891 by a union of artists with the concerted purpose to provide an alternative to the aforementioned censured Forårsudstilling at Kunsthal …

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Day 3 – Art21 Online Fundraising Drive

Day 3 – Art21 Online Fundraising Drive

There is one more week to donate to Art21’s first-ever Online Fundraising Drive and be entered to win Art21 DVDs and books! Donate today at Art21.org/donate or the Art21 Facebook …

Shilpa Gupta, "100 Queues," Photograph on archival paper, 2007-2008. Courtesy BodhiBerlin.

Berliner Salon: Shilpa Gupta at BodhiBerlin and Galerie Volker Diehl

Berliner Salon: Shilpa Gupta at BodhiBerlin and Galerie Volker Diehl

The buzz in Berlin right now is around Indian media artist Shilpa Gupta’s first exhibition(s) in Germany, with concurrent shows opening tonight at two local galleries. BodhiBerlin, the recently-opened, first …

Oliver Herring, Regent Park TASK trailer (video still), 2008. Courtesy of Regent Task blog.

Oilver Herring: TASK at Regent Park

Oilver Herring: TASK at Regent Park

Season 3 artist Oliver Herring–in collaboration with a committee of young, local volunteers–will present Canada’s first TASK event tomorrow, June 14. Part of Toronto’s Luminato 2008 festival, this “participatory-performance-art-making-party” will …

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Day 2 – Art21 Online Fundraising Drive

Day 2 – Art21 Online Fundraising Drive

First off, we’d like to give props to everyone who has already made a donation to Art21 or joined our Facebook Cause. THANK YOU for a terrific first-day response! Did …