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W.A.G.E. LIVE!

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W.A.G.E. LIVE!

After reading Trong Gia Nyugen’s great interview with activist group Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.), I become really interested in their work. I started to poke around the …

Ellen Gallagher | Projections

Ellen Gallagher | Projections

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS EXCLUSIVE: Artist Ellen Gallagher recounts her childhood obsession with projecting films, paired with documentation of her work Murmur (2003–04) installed at Gagosian Gallery …

Damien Hirst, "For the Love of God," 2007. Platinum, diamonds, and human teeth.

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For the Love of God: The Artist as Capitalist

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For the Love of God: The Artist as Capitalist

In 2007, artist Damien Hirst exhibited a work at the White Cube gallery in London which is reputed to be the most expensive contemporary artwork ever made. Entitled For the …

Do-Ho Suh, "Doormat: Welcome (Amber)", 1998

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Getting Beyond

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Getting Beyond

Last week I promised to begin addressing some of the questions that came up at the recent National Art Education Association conference in Minneapolis. One of our first questions comes …

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W.A.G.E. Against the Machine

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W.A.G.E. Against the Machine

Last September, as part of Creative Time’s Democracy in America: The National Campaign event at the Park Avenue Armory, activist group Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.) stumped for …

Rodney Graham's "Erasmus Weathervane" on the Whitechapel Art Gallery roof

Letter from London

Letter from London: Golden Graham

Letter from London

Letter from London: Golden Graham

I’m sure (as in: I’m not sure) that there is a film in which Laurel or Hardy or Buster or Harpo rides a horse backwards, isn’t there, maybe after being …

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New guest blogger: Julia Steinmetz

New guest blogger: Julia Steinmetz

Thanks to Nicholas O’Brien for helping us navigate the complex and compelling world of new media (or, as he likes to put it, ‘newMedia‘). Follow his post-Art21 pursuits back on …

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Vernissage TV takes a close look at Let the Priests Tremble…(1998/2008), a large hand-printed wall installation by Season 4 artist Nancy Spero. The piece was included in Spero’s retrospective at the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo in Sevilla, …

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Concerning “newMedia” as one word

Concerning “newMedia” as one word

For my last guest post and in response to Kelly’s question, I thought I’d address the way that I spell newMedia and my intentions behind doing so. As I mentioned …

Richard Prince, "Untitled (LuAnne)," 2009

BOMB in the Building

BOMB is (back) in the building

BOMB in the Building

BOMB is (back) in the building

After a hiatus, we (the folks from BOMB Magazine) are back to resume our fun and educational guest blogging. We’ll be chiming in once a month with some cool stuff …

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Experimental Economies: Talking with Chicago’s InCUBATE

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Experimental Economies: Talking with Chicago’s InCUBATE

In the current state of financial precariousness, artists and arts administrators need to build mutually beneficial trust economies and supportive networks to rally for funding. And with arts institutions and …

Indie Games +/or Games as Art

Indie Games +/or Games as Art

You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video Invisible Threads, Double Happiness Jeans by Stephanie Rothenberg and Jeff Crouse In continuing the thread (no pun intended …

Mark Bradford, "Burn Baby Burn", 2002

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Burn Baby Burn

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Burn Baby Burn

As I was thinking about Art21’s recent visit to the National Art Education Association’s annual conference in Minneapolis, I came across this quote from Season 4 artist, Mark Bradford: Once …

Season 5 Trailer: Sneak Peek!

Season 5 Trailer: Sneak Peek!

Season Five of the Peabody Award-winning television series Art:21—Art in the Twenty-First Century premieres on PBS in the United States (Fall 2009). This trailer spotlights the artists Mary Heilmann, William …

Sketches from/of Cleveland

Sketches from/of Cleveland

You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video You need to a flashplayer enabled …

Obsolescence as Cultural Production

Obsolescence as Cultural Production

You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video Thinking about this topic often reminds me of a section of Invisible Cities, where Marco Polo is describing …

Goshka Macuga's installation at the Whitechapel Art Gallery

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Letter from London

Letter from London: Guernica Revisited

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Letter from London

Letter from London: Guernica Revisited

It seems impossible now that an institution like the Museum of Modern Art would lend, say, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon or The Red Studio at all, let alone to a small …

Robert Adams, "Eden, Colorado" (circa 1968-71). Courtesy the artist.

Weekly Round Up

Weekly Round Up

Robert Adams has won the 2009 Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography. Based in Astoria, Oregon, the Season 4 artist received the $61,000 prize at a ceremony in San Francisco …

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A Live Feed: Art21 Tweets Mark Bradford

Teaching with Contemporary Art

A Live Feed: Art21 Tweets Mark Bradford

Art21 is presenting at the National Art Education Association’s convention in Minneapolis. We are working with Mark Bradford at this year’s convention on a couple presentations as well as shooting …

"Recession Art" by World of Good (www.flickr.com/photos/timrich26)

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Feeling the pinch: museums and the recession

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Feeling the pinch: museums and the recession

I could preface this post with all sorts of opining about the responsibilities of museums to their constituents and staffs in the face of the ethics crises many are confronting …

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My fellow Americans, let’s roll.

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My fellow Americans, let’s roll.

On March 28th, Philadelphia hosted a day-long marathon dialogue on the intersections of art and the possibility of social/political change. The day’s events included a symposium on Curating and Activism …

Nicholas O'Brien, still from an ongoing project made with Google SketchUp, 2009.

O hai :: Approaches + Modes

O hai :: Approaches + Modes

I thought before I get really started the guest blogging here, I’d speak a little bit about my intentions/directions/plans. BEFORE that, however, I’d like to thank Kelly Shindler for giving …

From L: Martha Wilson, Lorie Mertes, Steve Kurtz, Adam Pendleton, Sharon Hayes, Stamatina Gregory, Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss, and Michael Rakowitz

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Curating and Activism at Moore College of Art & Design

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Curating and Activism at Moore College of Art & Design

Daniel Fuller, Senior Program Specialist at the Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative, recently helped organize the Curating and Activism symposium at Moore College of Art & Design. The following is a recap …

Allora and Calzadilla, "Hope Hippo", 2005

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The Hope Hippos Head to NAEA

Teaching with Contemporary Art

The Hope Hippos Head to NAEA

Beginning this Friday morning, I will be joined by my equally energetic and optimistic colleagues, Jessica Hamlin and Marc Mayer, as we descend on the National Art Education Association’s Annual …

Catherine Sullivan, "Triangle of Need," 2007. Multi-channel video installation. Collection of Miami Art Museum, Gift of Ella Fontanals-Cisneros.

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Weekly Roundup

The Miami Art Museum recently acquired Triangle of Need, a video installation by Catherine Sullivan (Season 4). Her piece is on view at the museum through October 11. A full room installation …

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New guest blogger: Nicholas O’Brien

New guest blogger: Nicholas O’Brien

Thanks to Lila Kanner for providing us with insight into the great work of Artadia. Up next is Nicholas O’Brien. Nicholas is a new media artist and filmmaker based in …

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The value of supporting artists

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The value of supporting artists

Taking stock of the value of art is integrally tied to the value of artists. Artists’ work as educators, mentors and citizens of our communities is vital to a healthy …

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Art21 Educators 2009-2010 – Apply Now!

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Art21 Educators 2009-2010 – Apply Now!

Art21 Educators: Contemporary Art in Contemporary Classrooms 2009-2010 Are you interested in contemporary art? Are you a K-12 art and/or media teacher? Do you teach in Los Angeles, Chicago, or …

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Announcing new student artwork Flickr pool!

Announcing new student artwork Flickr pool!

Educators, have you taught lessons in your classes on the Art:21 series? Students, want a place to showcase your Art21-inspired art? Art21 recently launched a new Student Art Projects pool …

Barry McGee at work

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Vacation, Just in Order to See

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Vacation, Just in Order to See

Around this time of year, many teachers take a vacation of some kind. Some people go to the warm sunshine, some people go to Minnesota, and some go to the …

Open for Babble, ArtBabble is Live!

Open for Babble, ArtBabble is Live!

Art-Bab-ble [ahrt-bab-uhl] noun; verb (used without object) -bled, -bling 1. free flowing conversation, about art, for anyone. 2. a place where everyone is invited to join an open, ongoing discussion …

Art21 at NAEA: An Interview with Mark Bradford

Art21 at NAEA: An Interview with Mark Bradford

In anticipation of Mark Bradford‘s Artist Keynote at the NAEA Convention this month, Art21 spoke to the Season 4 artist about his thoughts on art education, access, and the job …

Tristan Al-Haddad, "Virtual Doubling," 2008. Steel, polymers, wood, light, 384 x 48 x 120 inches.

Atlanta Artists To Watch

Atlanta Artists To Watch

It’s exciting to contribute to the Art21 blog – and I wanted to share some details about my work as a lead-in to my post about Atlanta. As you might …

Shahzia Sikander, "Blood Lines," 2009. Courtesy Sikkema Jenkins.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Tonight at the University of Southern California‘s Roski School of Fine Arts, Season 3 artist Krzysztof Wodiczko will engage in a discussion with Teddy Cruz and Marjetica Potrč about their …

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Art21 at NAEA 2009

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Art21 at NAEA 2009

Art21 @ NAEA Convention, Minneapolis April 18 & 19, 2009 Once again Art21 is bringing contemporary art to this year’s National Art Education Association Annual Convention. Season Four artist Mark …

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Letter from London

Letter from London: Face Value

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Letter from London

Letter from London: Face Value

You can’t have a job in museum education without being asked, at some point, “What’s that worth?” Depending on the questioner, how well the tour went, and how loyal you’re feeling, …