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Mark Bradford, "Ridin' Dirty," detail, 2006. Courtesy Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

Mark Bradford | Paper

Mark Bradford | Paper

EXCLUSIVE: Mark Bradford painting Ridin’ Dirty (2006) in his Los Angeles studio. Mark Bradford transforms materials scavenged from the street into wall-sized collages and installations that respond to the impromptu …

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“Qué Hay Que Hacer Mas?”: Reflections on “The Disasters of War” at Peter Blum SoHo

“Qué Hay Que Hacer Mas?”: Reflections on “The Disasters of War” at Peter Blum SoHo

    I’m hard-pressed to remember the last time I found a thank you note from a President Elect presidential candidate in a gallery exhibition’s press file. But there it …

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Slowing Down and Visualizing Approaches, Part 2

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Slowing Down and Visualizing Approaches, Part 2

Following up on last week’s column, I was thinking about ways to slow down during the summer months and properly recharge for the upcoming school year. I also got to …

Shahzia Sikander, "Phenomenology of Transformation - Flower Fields", 2006. Ink and gouache on prepared paper. Courtesy Ikon Gallery.

Shahzia Sikander at Ikon Gallery

Shahzia Sikander at Ikon Gallery

  Works by Season 1 artist Shahzia Sikander are on view at Ikon Gallery July 30 through September 14, 2008 in what constitutes the artist’s first major solo exhibition in the UK and her largest to-date in …

Anthony Goicolea, Tree Dwellers, 2004. COurtesy MASS MOCA.

Badlands at Mass MOCA

Badlands at Mass MOCA

Badlands: New Horizons in Landscape is currently on view at MASS MOCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art).  The exhibition considers the traditions of landscape painting and picks up the thread …

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New Guest Blogger: Emily Liebert

New Guest Blogger: Emily Liebert

Join me in welcoming Emily Liebert, our next guest blogger. At the moment, Emily is getting her PhD in art history at Columbia where she studies American art of the …

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Berliner Salon: Obama, Brotherhood and XV. Rohkunstbau

Berliner Salon: Obama, Brotherhood and XV. Rohkunstbau

  After Obama‘s electrifying speech at the Siegessäule this past Thursday, it seems appropriate to mention the fifteenth installment of Rohkunstbau, a trilogy entitled THREE COLORS-  BLUE WHITE RED, the final chapter of which (RED) opened two …

Smockshop, 2008. Courtesy the Pipeline.

Smockshop in Chinatown

Smockshop in Chinatown

The Smockshop, Andrea Zittel‘s artist run enterprise that generates income for artists whose work is either non-commercial or not yet self sustaining, will be opening a store in Los Angeles …

Pierre Huyghe, "No Ghost Just a Shell" (collaboration with Philippe Parreno), 1999-2003. (Left) "One Million Kingdoms," video still, 2001; (Right) "Anlee," original image, 1999. © Pierre Huyghe, courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris/New York.

Pierre Huyghe | “Anlee”

Pierre Huyghe | “Anlee”

EXCLUSIVE: Pierre Huyghe’s videos One Million Kingdoms (2001) and Two Minutes Out of Time (2000), part of the collaborative project No Ghost Just a Shell (1999-2003) with Philippe Parreno. Pierre …

Kara Walker, "Installation View" (2008). CAC Malaga.

Kara Walker in Malaga

Kara Walker in Malaga

The Black Road, a new installation by Kara Walker (Season 2), is currently on view at the Malaga Contemporary Art Center. Inspired by early cinematography, magic lanterns, and 18th century …

Roni Horn, White Dickinson (THE MOST TANGIBLE THING IS THE MOST ADHESIVE), 2006. Aluminum and solid cast white plastic. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery.

Roni Horn at Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills

Roni Horn at Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills

  July 24 through August 29, 2008, works by Season 3 artist Roni Horn will be on view at Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills, California. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition in the Los Angeles area in …

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Sound and Vision: A Night with Barry McGee, Japanther, and PAPER RAD

Sound and Vision: A Night with Barry McGee, Japanther, and PAPER RAD

A full roster of public programs accompany Life on Mars, the Carnegie International 2008. On Thursday, July 24th Douglas Fogle, curator of the 55th Carnegie International, will host a conversation …

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Slowing Down and Visualizing Approaches

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Slowing Down and Visualizing Approaches

While vacationing locally this summer (since that’s all anyone has gas money for) and taking the necessary steps to slow down in order to feed your imagination and even your …

Laurie Anderson, Image from "Homeland." Courtesy of Laurie Anderson.

Laurie Anderson at Lincoln Center

Laurie Anderson at Lincoln Center

Starting tomorrow, July 22, Laurie Anderson (Season 1) performs her acclaimed piece Homeland at the Rose Theater as part of the 2008 Lincoln Center Festival. Backed by four musicians, the artist offers “an editorial narrative …

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Eternal Twilight at the New Museum

Eternal Twilight at the New Museum

Several Art21 artists temporarily engage in a moment of symbiosis in the New Museum’s new group exhibition, After Nature, curated by Massimiliano Gioni with the assistance of Jarrett Gregory and …

Collier Schorr, "Blumen" (2007). Courtesy Villa Romana.

Collier Schorr at Villa Romana

Collier Schorr at Villa Romana

Villa Romana in Florence is currently exhibiting Collier Schorr’s Blumen, the second installment of the artist’s Forest & Fields project. For the last fifteen years Schorr (Season 2) has been …

Carla Bruni and Jean Pigozzi, Venice 1991, Photo Jean Pigozzi, © Jean Pigozzi

Berliner Salon: Fashion Week and the Paparazzi

Berliner Salon: Fashion Week and the Paparazzi

Yesterday inaugurated Berlin Fashion Week, which will continue through the weekend, bringing a number of “celebrities” to town, as well as designers, models and the ubiquitous hangers-on. It’s a pretty …

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MANIFESTA 7

MANIFESTA 7

Dubbed “The European Biennial of Contemporary Art, ” Manifesta 7 begins on July 19 and runs through November 2. The exhibition occurs in a different city every two years, but this is the first time Manifesta will take place …

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SIDE X SIDE

SIDE X SIDE

Art and activism have been intimately engaged throughout contemporary art history, reiterating the notion that the personal is political. In 2007, Art:21’s Season 4 addressed activist strategies (in particular, the …

Caption: Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, (Left) "Doug, Joe and Genevieve” from (Right) "The Garden of Delights,” 1998. Courtesy the artist and Max Protetch, New York.

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle | Casta Paintings

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle | Casta Paintings

EXCLUSIVE: Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle at home in Chicago, with photographs of the installation The Garden of Delights (1998) at the XXIV Sao Paulo Bienal. Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle’s technologically sophisticated works use natural …

Eleanor Antin. Triumph of Pan (after Poussin), from "Roman Allegories", 2004. Courtesy Brooklyn Museum.

Eleanor Antin at San Diego Museum of Art

Eleanor Antin at San Diego Museum of Art

Eleanor Antin: Historical Takes opens this weekend at the San Diego Museum of Art. The exhibition is the first to focus on Antin’s recent series of large-scale tableaux photographs based …

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

The Billy Joels of Art Education

Teaching with Contemporary Art

The Billy Joels of Art Education

This past Sunday, the New York Times ran an article about Billy Joel. The article focused on the fact that, despite not making a new recording in 15 years, Billy …

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Socially Acceptable

Socially Acceptable

My biggest pet peeve in New York City is watching men (and women) of all walks of life, hack and cough, then swiftly discharge a slimy wad of saliva on …

Kara Walker, "8 Possible Beginnings or: The Creation of African-America, a Moving Picture by Kara E. Walker", 2005. Courtesy the artist and Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York.

Last Chance: The Old, Weird America

Last Chance: The Old, Weird America

Closing at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston on July 20, The Old, Weird America is the first museum exhibition to explore the widespread resurgence of folk imagery and history in …

Pretty Ugly exhibition announcement. Courtesy Maccarone.

Pretty Ugly at Maccarone and GBE

Pretty Ugly at Maccarone and GBE

Pretty Ugly is a dual-part summer show that just opened at Gavin Brown Enterprises and Maccarone Gallery in the West Village. The neighboring galleries conceptually explore the back and forth …

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New Guest Blogger: Amy Mackie of the New Museum

New Guest Blogger: Amy Mackie of the New Museum

Many thanks to Laurel Ptak for her interesting posts and The Best of the Web recommendations. You can continue to follow Laurel’s blog at iheartphotograph. Next we welcome Amy Mackie …

Hroshi Sugimoto, "ELizabeth I" and "Princess Diana."  Both 1999. Copyright the artist.

Hiroshi Sugimoto (Sort of) at Madame Tussaud’s

Hiroshi Sugimoto (Sort of) at Madame Tussaud’s

In the June issue of Colloquy, art historian Elizabeth Howie writes about discovering two ‘anonymous’ Hiroshi Sugimoto (Season 3) photographs hanging at Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum in London. Though no …

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A new reason to go to M.I.T.

A new reason to go to M.I.T.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has an amazing program where students can borrow a framed work by major artists from their List Visual Arts Center‘s collection for an entire academic …

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Berliner Salon: Richard Serra at Kunst Werke

Berliner Salon: Richard Serra at Kunst Werke

Last weekend Kunst Werke opened an exhibition of films by Ricarda Roggan, Albrecht Schäfer and Art:21 Season 1 artist Richard Serra. Serra’s part of the exhibition, entitled Thinking on Your …

Eleanor Antin's "All For Love"

Eleanor Antin | Inventing Histories

Eleanor Antin | Inventing Histories

EXCLUSIVE: Eleanor Antin reveals the process behind her photographic series Helen’s Odyssey (2007), installed at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts in New York, in particular the work The Tourists (2007) that …

Mark Bradford, "Miss China Silk", 2005. C-print (four prints). Courtesy of Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

Mark Bradford at Artpace

Mark Bradford at Artpace

Artpace annually invites nine artists to conceive and create new art projects as part of their International Artist-in-Residence program in San Antonio, TX. Each residency is for a period of two months …

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Conversations: An-My Lê with Michael Almereyda part 2

Conversations: An-My Lê with Michael Almereyda part 2

Following is the second half of the conversation between An-My Lê and filmmaker Michael Almereyda that took place on May 5, 2008 at the Mid-Manhattan Library. This event was co-presented …

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Let’s See It Again!

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Let’s See It Again!

I had a great experience recently sitting with my son, Paul, and doing a little preparation for this column. Since he’s an inquisitive, very verbal, curly-haired three year old, I …

Allora & Calzadilla’s Munich Harmonies

Allora & Calzadilla’s Munich Harmonies

Check out this interview and footage from Vernissage TV’s coverage of Allora & Calzadilla’s (Season 4) concurrent exhibitions at Kunstverein München and Haus der Kunst in Munich. Kunstverein München includes …

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Conversations: An-My Lê with Michael Almereyda part 1

Conversations: An-My Lê with Michael Almereyda part 1

The following is a conversation between An-My Lê and Michael Almereyda that took place at the Mid-Manhattan branch of the New York Public Library on May 5th, 2008. This event …

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Pierre Huyghe Performance at the Sydney Biennale

Pierre Huyghe Performance at the Sydney Biennale

On Thursday, Jul 10, Art21 artist Pierre Huyghe (Season 4) will discuss the thoughts and processes behind his work including his latest project for the 2008 Biennale of Sydney, A Forest of …