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Documenting The Light Project

Documenting The Light Project

Wrapping up my previous post’s theme of installation—the online catalogue for the Pulitzer’s outdoor exhibition, The Light Project, allowed me to humor my love of the installation process on a …

Mark Bradford’s post-Katrina ark for New Orleans. Courtesy of the Los Angeles Times. Photo by Lisa Lyons.

Mark Bradford and Hurricane Katrina

Mark Bradford and Hurricane Katrina

Tomorrow, October 11, the Carnegie Museum of Art will host a public conversation between Art21 artist Mark Bradford (Season 4) and 2008 Carnegie International curator, Douglas Fogle. Topics include the artist’s rooftop installation Help …

NY Magazine cover. 2008. Courtesy NY Magazine.

FLAG, Ruscha, Kruger, Brain

FLAG, Ruscha, Kruger, Brain

The FLAG Art Foundation last week opened the exhibition WALL ROCKETS: Contemporary Artists and Ed Ruscha, curated by Lisa Dennison. The title of the exhibition refers to a painting made …

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New Lydia Fong Video

New Lydia Fong Video

The fine folks at San Francisco’s KQED just released a brand-new film and interview with Art21 artist Lydia Fong, on the occasion of her current show at Ratio 3 Gallery. …

Gabriel Orozco's "Obit"

Gabriel Orozco | “Obit”

Gabriel Orozco | “Obit”

EXCLUSIVE: Gabriel Orozco discusses his installation Obit (2008), on view at Marian Goodman Gallery in New York. Gabriel Orozco’s sculptures and photographs disrupt conventional notions of reality. Drawing our attention …

Richard Serra, "Joe", 2000. courtesy the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts.

Installing Art

Installing Art

Art installation = my favorite time to blog. In fact, while writing this, I found an embarrassing number of posts about installation in our archives. I think it plays into …

Birchler and Hubbard, The Year without a Summer (2008). Courtesy Tate Liverpool.

Hubbard & Birchler at Liverpool Biennial

Hubbard & Birchler at Liverpool Biennial

The Liverpool Biennial is under way. Organized by the Tate Liverpool, this year’s Made Up theme includes nine special new commissions under the subcategory Between the Real. Encompassing painting, sculpture, …

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Storytelling

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Storytelling

This week’s column features more works and artist statements by Sue Chenoweth’s students at The Metropolitan Arts Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. For more on Sue and the Metropolitan Arts Institute …

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Letter from London

Letter From London: Bacon Movies

Letter from London

Letter From London: Bacon Movies

  The current (brilliant) retrospective of Francis Bacon at Tate Britain ends with a montage of filmed interviews the artist gave, largely with David Sylvester as part of his extended sequence of …

The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts

What is this place, anyway?

What is this place, anyway?

Starting my job as the public relations coordinator at the Pulitzer meant getting a crash course on how to answer all of our “Frequently Asked Questions”:  when we opened, who’s …

Collier Schorr, "152lbs. (H.T.)", 2003. Chromogenic color print. Collection of Alan Hergott and Curt Shepard, Los Angeles. Copyright Collier Schorr. Courtesy of the artist and 303 Gallery, New York.

Collier Schorr & Mark Bradford in Los Angeles

Collier Schorr & Mark Bradford in Los Angeles

On October 10, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art will host a public conversation between Collier Schorr (Season 2) and curator Christopher Bedford in conjunction with the exhibition Contemporary Projects 11: Hard Targets-Masculinity and …

Watercourt inside the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts

Greetings from St. Louis

Greetings from St. Louis

My name is Rachel Gagnon, and I’m writing from the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts – a “non-museum” located in the middle of a city that’s located in the middle …

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New guest blogger: Rachel Gagnon

New guest blogger: Rachel Gagnon

Thanks to Hrag Vartanian for a record number of fantastic posts. You can follow his post-Art21 adventures back on his own site, www.hragvartanian.com. For the next two weeks, Rachel Gagnon …

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Do-Ho Suh at Louis Vuitton in Paris

Do-Ho Suh at Louis Vuitton in Paris

On view at Espace Louis Vuitton through December 31, 2008, Metamorphoses: Korean Trajectories features Korean-born artists who work with ideas of transformation, particularly in the human figure, society and architecture. Since the 1988 Seoul Olympic …

Barbara Kruger Plagiarism. Courtesy www.takeoutphoto.blogspot.com

Pound for Pound

Pound for Pound

If appropriation is the highest form of flattery, then I love this Barbara Kruger Photoshop Tutorial. Of course it couldn’t be called plagiarism because there is no such thing in …

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Art Fag in the City, IMing with Paddy Johnson

Art Fag in the City, IMing with Paddy Johnson

It’s been fun blogging for two weeks on Art21 and I thought it was only appropriate to end with an interview with art blog legend Paddy Johnson. She’s the mastermind …

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When Art Breaks…Or Was That Part of the Work?

When Art Breaks…Or Was That Part of the Work?

While I was in DUMBO for the art festival last Saturday, I witnessed someone accidentally knocking over a sculpture. It was the work of Minji Kim, a participant in the …

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Matthew Ritchie | Architect Benjamin Aranda

Matthew Ritchie | Architect Benjamin Aranda

EXCLUSIVE: Architect Benjamin Aranda, of Aranda/Lasch, discusses his contribution to artist Matthew Ritchie’s anti-pavillion project The Morning Line (2008), produced in collaboration with engineer-architect Daniel Bosia & Arup AGU, and …

Matthew Ritchie Venice Video

Matthew Ritchie Venice Video

Matthew Ritchie Venice Video

On Matthew Ritchie’s The Evening Line project at the Bienniale Architecture in Venice, via MINI Space blog: It’s not just about architecture here in Venice. Matthew Ritchie is an artist …

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Faster Pussycat, Link, Link

Faster Pussycat, Link, Link

While the financial sector may be ailing, the wealth of links in the blogosphere suggests the Dow Jones of online life continues to climb. >> Art Fag City has been …

Farnsworth House. Courtesy Farnsworth House Official Website.

Farnsworth House Flooded

Farnsworth House Flooded

Record rains on September 14th flooded Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House in Plano, Illinois. 18 inches of water filled the modern masterpiece, damaging fixed wood panels and an armoire, …

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Mining Ideas Part 3: From Sketchbook to Installation

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Mining Ideas Part 3: From Sketchbook to Installation

After our last two columns focusing on using sketchbooks in the classroom, teachers have been submitting absolutely BEAUTIFUL work inspired by sketching, planning and ideas for teaching about contemporary art. …