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Trong Nguyen, "Thanks for Nothing" (2007). Courtesy the artist.

Happy Relational Thanksgetting

Happy Relational Thanksgetting

Today seems like a good day to practice a little relational aesthetics, which I suspect arguably has its roots in this holiday (or any holiday gathering, for that matter). Just …

Laurie Simmons, production stills from "The Music of Regret — (Act III),” 2006. © Laurie Simmons, courtesy the artist, Salon 94, and Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York.

Laurie Simmons | Choreographer Helen Pickett

Laurie Simmons | Choreographer Helen Pickett

EXCLUSIVE: Choreographer Helen Pickett during the making of Laurie Simmons’s The Music of Regret (2006) at the Alvin Ailey Dance Studio, New York. Laurie Simmons stages photographs and films with …

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Public Space and Prop8

Public Space and Prop8

Feel Tank Chicago. Image related to their Parade of the Politically Depressed. (It happens on the street on MayDay) No on 8 rally. Weird Space in LA. Photo by Nancy …

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Process and Power

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Process and Power

Contemporary art will often ask the viewer to consider process and the steps taken to create a work of art. Without consideration of process, some art is even difficult to …

Shazia Sikhander, "Pursuit Curve" (2007). Courtesy SECCA.

Psychedelic at SECCA

Psychedelic at SECCA

There is a very interesting film and video exhibition currently up at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Pyschedelic presents animations that are less about products …

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art twenty-one and a half

art twenty-one and a half

You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video ‘Tis the season for spoofs it seems. This impressive video — aptly named Art:21.5 — comes from artist …

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Crowds and Power

Crowds and Power

Image via innis22mara on Flickr I’m away from LA this weekend, missing what, by several heated emails, is a curious event at the MOCA. Struck by a financial crisis, a …

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Exclusive Videos Now on iTunes

Exclusive Videos Now on iTunes

In its first week on iTunes, Art21′s series of Exclusive videos debuted as the Top Video Podcast for both the overall Arts and Visual Arts categories! Sorry Martha Stewart and …

Ida Applebroog, Untitled (1993). Courtesy ROnald Feldman Fine Arts

Drawing Review at Ronald Feldman

Drawing Review at Ronald Feldman

Drawing Review: 37 Years of Works on Paper opens tomorrow at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts. The more than forty artists in the exhibition were or have been represented by the …

Ann Hamilton, Indigo Project (2000). Courtesy SFMOMA.

SFMOMA’s Explore Modern Art

SFMOMA’s Explore Modern Art

SFMOMA recently launched their redesigned website with the initiative Explore Modern Art, an online learning environment and interactive space that integrates the museum’s collections information, calendar of public programs and …

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Fundred Points of View

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Fundred Points of View

By now, many of you are quite familiar with Mel Chin’s nationwide Fundred project to help highlight the issue of lead contaminated soil in New Orleans. Students and professional artists …

A brief back-note…

A brief back-note…

You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video I saw this online yesterday as it occurred in my city. A project done by an LA-based Iraqi …

Photos © Gabriel Orozco, courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

Gabriel Orozco | On Photography

Gabriel Orozco | On Photography

EXCLUSIVE: Gabriel Orozco discusses recent photographs taken in Mexico and Ecuador in 2007, and the role photography plays in his broader artistic practice. Gabriel Orozco’s sculptures and photographs disrupt conventional …

Trenton Doyle Hancock, "Munch", 2008. Mixed media on paper, 22 1/4 X 22 1/2 inches. Courtesy of James Cohan Gallery.

FEAR at James Cohan Gallery

FEAR at James Cohan Gallery

A new body of work by Trenton Doyle Hancock (Season 2) will be on view at James Cohan Gallery New York, November 20 through January 10, 2009. FEAR, Hancock’s fourth exhibition at the …

Mark Rodriguez, Devendra and Civil War Reenactors, 2008. JOA&P

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At a recent Journal meeting with my co-editors, Christina Ulke and Robby Herbst, we were considering how the current climate would affect our work. While some of our ideals would …

Performance view, Audimax/Neustadt Manifestation, 2005 (in collaboration with Ron Athey, Marek Chihucki, Sean Griffin, Mike Kelley, Vera Maeder, and Stacy Ellen Rich), Volksbühne, Berlin, Germany; Audimax, Aachen, Germany; photo courtesy Marcus Lieberniz

Don’t Miss: Catherine Sullivan at The New School

Don’t Miss: Catherine Sullivan at The New School

  Catherine Sullivan (Season 4) will speak at The New School on Wednesday, November 19 at 6:30pm. The event is part of the Public Art Fund Talks, an ongoing series of discussions …

Sullivan and Walker Awarded USA Fellowship

Sullivan and Walker Awarded USA Fellowship

United States Artists (USA) is a grant-making organization dedicated to supporting America’s living artists working in a diverse array of disciplines. Catherine Sullivan (Season 4) and Kara Walker (Season 2) have …

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New guest blogger: Marc Herbst, Journal of Aesthetics and Protest

New guest blogger: Marc Herbst, Journal of Aesthetics and Protest

Many thanks to Monika Navarro in Boston for her timely turn on the guest blog. Up next is Marc Herbst, an artist and member of the Journal of Aesthetics and …

Love Note to Franz West

Love Note to Franz West

As the curator of online video here at Art21, I spend a lot of time looking at work produced by colleagues around the world. And while there’s a lot of …

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Letter from London

Letter from London: War(hol)! What is he good for?

Letter from London

Letter from London: War(hol)! What is he good for?

While the prospect of yet another Andy Warhol exhibition will be met by most gallery-goers with an indifferent shrug, Other Voices, Other Rooms, the new show at the Hayward Gallery, attempts to …

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Notes on sex, violence and John Brown: A conversation with Laylah Ali

Notes on sex, violence and John Brown: A conversation with Laylah Ali

“The first mistake of art is to assume that it’s serious.” -Lester Bangs Last night we braved the rain and bad signage in Lincoln, Massachusetts to hear a conversation with …

Eric Doeringer, "Barry McGee Bootleg" and "Cremaster Fanatic Fanzine". Courtesy the artist.

High Estimates Got You Down?

High Estimates Got You Down?

Take a break from the solemnity and doom ‘n gloom of the art world by checking out the work of one Eric Doeringer.  The Brooklyn-based artist has a solo show …

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A President for Artists and Arts Education

A President for Artists and Arts Education

What will an administration look like that supports and nurtures the arts and arts education? In the blitz of emails I received leading up to the election last week, one …

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

Ursula Von Rydingsvard | “Weeping Plates”

Ursula Von Rydingsvard | “Weeping Plates”

EXCLUSIVE: Ursula von Rydingsvard’s sculpture Weeping Plates (2005) at her studio in Brooklyn, New York. Ursula von Rydingsvard builds towering cedar structures, creating an intricate network of individual beams and …

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All the News We Hope to Print

All the News We Hope to Print

Living in the afterglow or wake (depending on your political leanings) of the 2008 presidential election, we are left to wonder where this talk of hope and change might lead …

Josiah McElheny, "Extended Landscape Model for Total Reflective Abstraction (2004). Courtesy Andrea Rosen gallery.

Josiah McElheny Talk and Performance Tonight at Princeton

Josiah McElheny Talk and Performance Tonight at Princeton

If you are in the Princeton area tonight, Josiah McElheny gives a performance and talk about his work at the Betts Auditorium. The Season 3 artist’s installations, which frequently incorporate …

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

On Our Way

Teaching with Contemporary Art

On Our Way

It’s been a blissfully exhausting week. The day after the election, students were so excited (not to mention teachers) that most of each class session was spent reflecting on the …

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Darwin & Art in Edinburgh

Darwin & Art in Edinburgh

Ellen Gallagher, Watery Ecstatic (2005). Courtesy The Species of Origin The intersection of art and science isn’t commonly discussed in the art world. But one British art school, the Edinburgh …

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An-My Lê on Michael Heizer tonight at Dia

An-My Lê on Michael Heizer tonight at Dia

As part of Dia’s Artists on Artists lecture series, Season 4 artist An-My Lê will lecture on Michael Heizer tonight at 6:30. Trap Rock, Lê’s 2006-2007 series of color photographs, …

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“New York Times” video on Maya Lin’s “Wave Field”

“New York Times” video on Maya Lin’s “Wave Field”

The New York Times just published a video on Maya Lin‘s Wave Field at Storm King Art Center in upstate New York. Click here to watch it. Wave Field can …

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Letter from London

Letter from London: God Save McQueen!

Letter from London

Letter from London: God Save McQueen!

British artist Steve McQueen’s current feature film, Hunger, has received pretty much universally positive reviews. Tracing the last six weeks of the life of Bobby Sands, the IRA hunger striker imprisoned in …

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Kara Walker at Irish Museum of Modern Art

Kara Walker at Irish Museum of Modern Art

The Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) in Dublin, Ireland is currently exhibiting In Praise of Shadows, on view from November 5 – January 4, 2009. The exhibition, which is …

Martin Puryear, "Ad Astra", 2007. PHOTO: Richard Barnes - Museum of Modern Art.

Martin Puryear in the Bay Area

Martin Puryear in the Bay Area

The traveling exhibition of sculptures by Season 2 artist Martin Puryear (organized by the Museum of Modern Art, New York) has made its way to San Francisco. On view at the San Francisco Museum of …

There Goes the Neighborhood

There Goes the Neighborhood

Artistic interventions in neighborhoods and community-inspired artworks are popping up all around us, from Pierre Huyghe‘s playfully ritualistic Streamside Day (2003) to Mel Chin‘s New Orleans recovery effort SAFEHOUSE (2008). …

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Shahzia Sikander Awarded Creative Arts Fellowship

Shahzia Sikander Awarded Creative Arts Fellowship

The Rockefeller Foundation earlier this week held a ceremony at the Langham Hotel in London to honor the 2008 recipients for its inaugural Bellagio Center Creative Arts Fellowship. The three …

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Roanoke’s Taubman Museum of Art Opens This Weekend

Roanoke’s Taubman Museum of Art Opens This Weekend

I had the good fortune of being in Roanoke, Virginia and seeing the impressive new Taubman Museum of Art (formerly the Art Museum of Western Virginia). A welcome addition to …