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Detail of Cookin by Greg Brown of Whitney Hopter Graphics

What's Cookin': The Art21ndex

What’s Cookin at the Art21 Blog: A Weekly Index

What's Cookin': The Art21ndex

What’s Cookin at the Art21 Blog: A Weekly Index

Hungry for some art? You haven’t missed out. It’s been marinating here all week! For your dining pleasure, stay awhile, there’s always something to share at this table. Merce Cunningham, …

Laylah Ali. "Untitled," 2004. Gouache on paper, 15 7/16 x 15 2/16 inches. Courtesy 303 Gallery, New York.

Laylah Ali | Television

Laylah Ali | Television

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS EXCLUSIVE: In her Williamstown, Massachusetts studio, artist Laylah Ali describes how the television cartoons she watched as a child inform the way she …

Installation wiew of "Ideal [Dis-]Placements: Old Masters at the Pulitzer." Photo: Adrian Duran.

Away Game

Away Game

I’m in St. Louis, visiting family and art museums that I can only get to once in a while. There were some hits, some misses, but this seems like an …

Jason Peters at his studio in Salina Art Center.

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio: Jason Peters

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio: Jason Peters

Jason Peters is an artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Over the years, he has discovered his muse in found objects – whether they are tires, buckets, or another material …

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BOMB in the Building

Flash Points

An interview with Constant by Linda Boersma

BOMB in the Building

Flash Points

An interview with Constant by Linda Boersma

Welcome back to BOMB in the Building, where each week we are featuring a vintage BOMB interview relating to a Season 5 artist. This week, inspired by Cao Fei’s utopian …

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Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

On Virtual Worlds: An Interview with Filmmaker Victor Pineiro, Part 1

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

On Virtual Worlds: An Interview with Filmmaker Victor Pineiro, Part 1

Cao Fei. Production still © Art21, Inc. 2009. Admittedly, before beginning production research for our Season 5 segment on artist Cao Fei, I had very minimal experience with the virtual …

Cao Fei. "RMB CITY 4," 2007. Digital c-print, 47 1/5 x 63 inches. © Cao Fei, courtesy the artist and Lombard-Freid Projects, New York.

Meet the Season 5 Artist: Cao Fei

Meet the Season 5 Artist: Cao Fei

The above video is excerpted from the Season 5 episode Fantasy, premiering on Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at 10pm (ET) on PBS (check local listings). Fantasy presents four artists — …

Art21 Educators from our summer institute last week

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Stepping Back….

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Stepping Back….

…. and taking a short vacation after a solid week of work with the Art21 Educators summer institute. Teaching with Contemporary Art will be back with a new column on …

Piet Mondrian Composition No. 1 Composition with Red 1938-39 Oil on canvas mounted on wood support Courtesy of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

Flash Points

Yeah, but no, but yeah, but…

Flash Points

Yeah, but no, but yeah, but…

Select ONE answer for ALL of the below questions: Does art expand our ability to imagine? What’s Matt Cassel without Randy Moss, Wes Welker and Bill Belichick? What came first: …

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Art & Compassion at “New York’s Cathedral”

Flash Points

Art & Compassion at “New York’s Cathedral”

Rev. Tom Miller is the Canon for Liturgy and the Arts at New York’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine, affectionately known as “New York’s Cathedral,” even though it is …

Cao Fei, "RMB City" (film still), , DVD, 6 minutes. Courtesy of the artist and Lombard-Freid Gallery.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Currently showing at the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, There Goes the Neighborhood explores the many aspects of community, focusing on the evolution of architecture and landscape as it is …

Merce Cunningham (1919-2009)

Merce Cunningham (1919-2009)

For Merce. Tap dancing in the opening segment for Time (Season Two). A collaboration with Charles Atlas. Announcement: The New York Times.

Jeff Koons, 'Dogpool (Logs)', 2003-2008

Letter from London

Letter from London: Jeff – Dumb and Blind(ing)

Letter from London

Letter from London: Jeff – Dumb and Blind(ing)

In Herbert Ross’s magisterial 1987 film The Secret of My Success, Michael J. Fox plays Brantley Foster, a charming chancer who works his way up (spoiler alert!) from mailroom to …

Fig. 14 of Leon Battista Alberti, "On Painting," page 70. Penguin Books, 1991.

Flash Points

On Painting

Flash Points

On Painting

I’m a PC, and I’m about to become a Mac. How is it that in this world of Al Gore-invented internet, Steve Jobs-overlorded life 2.0 and tweeting Twitter twits I …

Jessica Stockholder | “Vortex in the Play of Theater with Real Passion: In Memory of Kay Stockholder

Jessica Stockholder | “Vortex in the Play of Theater with Real Passion: In Memory of Kay Stockholder

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS EXCLUSIVE: At her home in New Haven, Jessica Stockholder discusses the inspiration for “Vortex in the Play of Theater with Real Passion: In …

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BOMB in the Building

Flash Points

An Interview with Mary Heilmann by Ross Bleckner

BOMB in the Building

Flash Points

An Interview with Mary Heilmann by Ross Bleckner

Welcome back to BOMB in the Building, where each week we’re featuring a vintage BOMB interview with a Season 5 artist. This week, we head back ten years to revisit …

Mary Heilmann. "Go Ask Alice," 2006. Oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches. Photo by John Berens, © Mary Heilmann, courtesy the artist, 303 Gallery, New York and Hauser & Wirth Zurich London.

Meet the Season 5 Artist: Mary Heilmann

Meet the Season 5 Artist: Mary Heilmann

The above video is excerpted from the Season 5 episode Fantasy, premiering on Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at 10pm (ET) on PBS (check local listings). Fantasy presents four artists — …

Benjamin Morales working at Cheim and Read's "The Female Gaze"

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Reflections on the Art21 Educators Institute

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Reflections on the Art21 Educators Institute

I’m sure everyone has had moments of blissful exhaustion- those times when you pushed yourself over a certain period, gotten to the end and said, “That was outstanding…. and I’m …

Because You’re Worth It

Because You’re Worth It

VIDEO: Ali Jersey Art 21 from Jamtron on Vimeo. Clever, irreverent, earnest…is this the best spoof of Art21 of all time?

Things That Made Me Go Hmmm…

Things That Made Me Go Hmmm…

Hello again and Happy Scopes Monkey Trial Day, though it wasn’t a good day for the monkey. That went fairly well, or so I’d like to think. People responded (your …

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No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

Extending the Conservation Framework: A Site-Specific Conservation Discussion with Francesca Esmay

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

Extending the Conservation Framework: A Site-Specific Conservation Discussion with Francesca Esmay

IMA conservator Richard McCoy discusses 100 Acres and Spiral Jetty with Dia conservator Francesca Esmay.

Pepón Osorio, "Lolo", 2008. Pin, digital image, plexiglas and slippers, 8 x 12 x 13 in. Photo: Catherine Serrano. Courtesy Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Works by Art21 artists Pepón Osario (Season 1) and Eleanor Antin (Season 2) are currently on view in the exhibition Black&WhiteWorks at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts. The show includes painting, …

Wayne Thiebaud, "Cakes," 1963. Oil on canvas. Courtesy the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

Step One: We Can Have Lots of Fun

Step One: We Can Have Lots of Fun

Greetings from Memphis and Happy Moon Landing Day. Here we go. I’ve never done this before. Well, not really. I’ve tried it twice. The first time, nobody cared. The second …

Cao Fei. "A Mirage (COSPlayers Series)," 2004. Digital c-print, 29 1/4 x 39 1/4 inches. © Cao Fei, courtesy the artist and Lombard-Freid Projects, New York.

Flash Points

New Flash Points Topic: Fantasy

Flash Points

New Flash Points Topic: Fantasy

In celebration of the fifth season of Art:21—Art in the Twenty-First Century, premiering this fall on PBS, the current round of Flash Points topics correspond to our upcoming four thematic …

Doris Salcedo, "Atrabiliarios", 1992-93. The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts.

Flash Points

Conveying Compassion

Flash Points

Conveying Compassion

When I learned that Doris Salcedo was being featured in Art21’s episode on Compassion, I couldn’t imagine a more appropriate artist to represent this theme. However to me, Salcedo goes …

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New guest blogger: Adrian Duran

New guest blogger: Adrian Duran

Many thanks to John d’Addario for his insightful and exciting posts on New Orleans contemporary art scene. Be sure to read his interview with Dan Cameron about Prospect.2, which launches …

'Bold Tendencies' opening in Peckham (author not pictured)

Letter from London

Letter from London: Peyton for Godot

Letter from London

Letter from London: Peyton for Godot

I don’t understand why anyone would like Elizabeth Peyton, but I also don’t understand why anyone would like egg whites or Coldplay or The Shawshank Redemption, so maybe I’ll never …

Oliver Herring | Participant Davide Borella

Oliver Herring | Participant Davide Borella

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS EXCLUSIVE: On the roof of his Brooklyn studio, artist Oliver Herring photographs Davide Borella during an exhausting performance as Borella spits various colors …

Doris Salcedo, "Shibboleth," 2007. Photo: Tate Modern.

Flash Points

Understanding Pain

Flash Points

Understanding Pain

A friend of mine told me how she first learned of rape: rape happens when someone forces all your clothes off, her brother explained. My friend was, of course, horrified. …

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BOMB in the Building

Flash Points

An interview with Regina José Galindo by Francisco Goldman

BOMB in the Building

Flash Points

An interview with Regina José Galindo by Francisco Goldman

Welcome back to BOMB in the Building, where each week we’re featuring a BOMB interview with a Season 5 artist—or one that corresponds to the theme of the artist’s work. …

Doris Salcedo. Left: "Untitled," 1998. Wood, concrete and metal, 74 x 44 x 21 1/2 inches. Collection of Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo. Right: "Shibboleth," 2007.  Installation at Turbine Hall; Tate Modern, London  Concrete and metal, 548 feet long. Courtesy of the Artist and Alexander & Bonin, New York.

Meet the Season 5 Artist: Doris Salcedo

Meet the Season 5 Artist: Doris Salcedo

The above video is excerpted from the Season 5 episode Compassion, premiering on Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at 10pm (ET) on PBS (check local listings). Compassion features three artists — …

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Interview: Dan Cameron on Prospect.2 New Orleans

Interview: Dan Cameron on Prospect.2 New Orleans

Before I say that Prospect.1 New Orleans was the most exciting art event to take place in the U.S. in the last decade, I should probably provide the disclaimer that …

Oliver Herring- TASK at the Former Federal Security Bank, 2003

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Contemporary Art in Contemporary Classrooms: Art21 Educators 2009

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Contemporary Art in Contemporary Classrooms: Art21 Educators 2009

Starting today, Art21 is pleased to welcome K-12 teachers from across the country to participate in our first summer institute, Art21 Educators. Jessica Hamlin, Marc Mayer, Joy Lai (our amazing …

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The Studio at Colton: A Look Back and Ahead

The Studio at Colton: A Look Back and Ahead

If you had to point to one institution that best illustrated the progress of the arts community in post-Katrina New Orleans—not to mention the progress of the city in general—you …

Srdjan Loncar "Value" (2008), As exhibited at Prospect.1 New Orleans

Flash Points

Flash Points: Art+Economics, Looking Back & Moving Forward

Flash Points

Flash Points: Art+Economics, Looking Back & Moving Forward

Money is on everyone’s mind but particularly for those in the art world, which faces one of the most difficult economic climates in ages. The last few months on this …

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Banksy New Orleans: Then and Now

Banksy New Orleans: Then and Now

It’s been nearly a year since the U.K.-based street artist and provocateur known as Banksy completed over a dozen public art pieces in various locations around New Orleans, including the …