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Inspired to Dance by Kara Walker: An Interview with Kyle Abraham

Inspired to Dance by Kara Walker: An Interview with Kyle Abraham

Emerging choreographer Kyle Abraham is performing two pieces this week at the Dance Theatre Workshop in New York (Dec. 3-6 at 7:30pm). One of the works, a solo piece entitled Brick, …

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Pettibon’s “I thought California would be different…” in Hollywood

Pettibon’s “I thought California would be different…” in Hollywood

While we posted about the 2008 California Biennial back in May, I discovered this image via the SuperTouch blog about Raymond Pettibon‘s (Season 2) contribution: Legendary punk artist/Black Flag branding …

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The Obamas arrive at the New Museum

The Obamas arrive at the New Museum

Two big attractions of the season—Carsten Höller’s hotel room and Pipilotti Rist’s video (see my Dec. 2 and 3 posts)—occupy a serious amount of space in their respective museums. A …

Robert Adams, (Left) “Untitled, Colorado,” early 1970s; (Right) “Adams County, Colorado,” 1973. © Robert Adams. Courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco and Matthew Marks Gallery, New York.

Robert Adams | Working Along Freeways

Robert Adams | Working Along Freeways

EXCLUSIVE: Robert Adams with photographs in his Oregon studio. Robert Adams’s black-and-white photographs document scenes of the American West, revealing the impact of human activity on the last vestiges of …

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Shaping Paintings

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Shaping Paintings

In the next few days, two high school classes I’m working with will be creating paintings inspired by the multiple meanings and interpretations of POWER. Three Art21 artists – Nancy …

Catherine Sullivan, "Triangle of Need (video still)," 2007. Courtesy the artist, Galerie Catherine Bastide, and Metro Pictures.

Adaptation

Adaptation

An exhibition examining the use of adaptation in recent video art is currently on view at the University of Washington’s Henry Art Gallery. Simply titled Adaptation, the show explores questions of fidelity and creativity …

Installation view of Pipilotti Rist's Pour Your Body Out (7354 Cubic Meters) at The Museum of Modern Art, Multichannel video projection (color, sound), projector enclosures, circular seating element, carpet, 2008, courtesy the artist, Luhring Augustine, New York, and Hauser & Wirth Zürich London.

MoMA’s Womb

MoMA’s Womb

The ‘wow factor’ in Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist’s buzz-generating new video installation in the Museum of Modern Art’s atrium is huge. Featuring fields of flowers, Pour Your Body Out (7534 …

Carsten Höller, Revolving Hotel Room, Wood, leather, silk, feathers, cotton, horse hair, latex, lightbulbs, fluorescent lamps, mirrored glass, acrylic glass, metal, and motor, 2008, Courtesy of Esther Schipper, Berlin and Gagosian Gallery, in cooperation with the Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria

Bedding Down at the Guggenheim

Bedding Down at the Guggenheim

Spending the night in a museum is a childhood fantasy that would seem to better suit the crowded treasure troves of the Metropolitan Museum of Art than the more Spartan …

Maya Lin, installation shot, 2008, courtesy of the de Young Museum

Maya Lin & Martin Puryear at the de Young Museum

Maya Lin & Martin Puryear at the de Young Museum

Currently on view at the deYoung Museum in San Francisco are two new exhibitions by Art21 artists. The museum is presenting Maya Lin (Season 2) in Maya Lin: Systematic Landscapes, …

Let’s Tour!

Let’s Tour!

‘Tis the season to get out and about and New York’s museums and galleries are perfect places to meet up with friends or enjoy a little downtime in the holiday …

Kerry James Marshall, Dinner Pkates (2008). Courtesy Renaissance Society.

Renaissance Ware

Renaissance Ware

Check out all the great limited edition works created specifically for the Renaissance Society.  Founded in 1915 as a cultural program to the University of Chicago, the Society’s nearly 100 …

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Flash Points

Introducing Flash Points: Controversy & Contemporary Art

Flash Points

Introducing Flash Points: Controversy & Contemporary Art

FLASH POINTS is a monthly conversational series that focuses on issues relevant to the state of the art world at large, contemporary art education, and issues artists face today. You …

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Laylah Ali talks to the Massachusetts Review about art & books

Laylah Ali talks to the Massachusetts Review about art & books

Recently, I was catching up on my reading and discovered a wonderful interview with Art21 artist Laylah Ali (Season 3) by Allan Isaac in the Spring/Summer 2008 edition of the …

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New guest blogger: Merrily Kerr

New guest blogger: Merrily Kerr

Thanks to Marc Herbst of the LA-based Journal of Aesthetics and Protest for his series of posts covering the intersection of art and politics in his city. Up next is …