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Anish Kapoor, Svayambh (photograph Christian Sinibaldi, The Guardian)

Letter from London

Letter from London: Kapoortalism

Letter from London

Letter from London: Kapoortalism

There’s a big lump of birdshit in the eye of Joshua Reynolds. The painter and founder of the Royal Academy, who once literally took a Titian painting to bits to …

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Art21 Access ’09 Happenings | Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Art21 Access ’09 Happenings | Wednesday, September 30, 2009

For complete details on venues and programs, visit http://access.art21.org/find-an-event-near-you/ 1:30pm: University of Memphis (Compassion) 8:30am: Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa (Fantasy) 8:30am: Wantagh High School (Compassion) 9:00am: Trinity Christian …

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Allan McCollum at the New York Public Library Oct 6 | Ask a Question

Allan McCollum at the New York Public Library Oct 6 | Ask a Question

UPDATE: Season 3 artist Josiah McElheny has been added to the event. A Conversation with Allan McCollum and Josiah McElheny Tuesday, October 6, 6:00 p.m New York Public Library South …

Mary Heilmann in her studio- production still

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Ottawa Without a Passport

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Ottawa Without a Passport

On Monday I had the pleasure of working with 26 teachers from a variety of settings in the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District… located in western Michigan. That’s right, Michigan. …

Artist duo Hideous Beast hosts a Mini Movie Fest during their InCUBATE residency

Flash Points

Unconventional Residencies

Flash Points

Unconventional Residencies

Last November, the National Endowment for the Arts established a new funding category explicitly for artist communities. The NEA defines an artist community as “an organization, whether focused on a …

Mark Bradford, "Red Painting", 2009. Mixed media collage on canvas, 101.75 x 143.5 in. Courtesy Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Season 4 artist Mark Bradford has been awarded the 2009 MacArthur “Genius” Award. The MacArthur Fellows Program, as it is also known, awards unrestricted fellowships to individuals who have shown …

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New guest blogger: Bryce Dwyer

New guest blogger: Bryce Dwyer

Thanks to Max Weintraub for his considerate and considerable series of posts on Sally Mann, Roxy Paine, Salvador Dali, and the Pictures Generation (don’t miss the lengthy debate that ensued …

Sally Mann, Was Ever Love," Gelatin Silver Print, 2009, Courtesy Gagosian Gallery

Sally Mann’s “Proud Flesh”

Sally Mann’s “Proud Flesh”

“I am not too sure whether I am dreaming or remembering, whether I have lived my life or dreamt it.  Memories quite as much as dreams arouse in me the …

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

You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video Chill out and stay awhile. Here’s what been going on at the Art21 Blog this week: What are …

Arturo Herrera | Failure

Arturo Herrera | Failure

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS EXCLUSIVE: In his Berlin studio, Arturo Herrera discusses the importance of accepting failure in order to be able to learn and grow as …

Harrell Fletcher, The Report, 2003, xeroxed publication. All images courtesy of the artist, Christine Burgin Gallery, New York, and Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco.

BOMB in the Building

Flash Points

Harrell Fletcher interviewed by Allan McCollum

BOMB in the Building

Flash Points

Harrell Fletcher interviewed by Allan McCollum

Welcome back to BOMB in the Building, where each week we’re featuring a BOMB contributor relating to a Season 5 artist. This week, we’re switching it up again and featuring …

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Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Kickstarting Creative Projects: An Innovative Micro-Giving Site, Part 2 of 2

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Kickstarting Creative Projects: An Innovative Micro-Giving Site, Part 2 of 2

Following up on yesterday’s post, An continues her conversation with Yancey Strickler and sums up her experience of fundraising via Kickstarter.—Ed. An Xiao: Tell me a little more about the …

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Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Kickstarting Creative Projects: An Innovative Micro-Giving Site, Part 1 of 2

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Kickstarting Creative Projects: An Innovative Micro-Giving Site, Part 1 of 2

July 7, 2009. It’s the middle of summer, and I’ve just heard from the folks at the DUMBO Arts Center that my installation proposal, Phone-Tastic View, has been approved for …

Allan McCollum. Shapes from Maine: Shapes Copper Cookie Cutters," 2005/2008. Polished copper, 5 1/2 x 3 2/3 x 1 inches each, each unique, formed in copper by hand. Produced in collaboration with Holly and Larry Little, founders of Aunt Holly's Copper Cookie Cutters, Trescott, Maine. Photo by Lamay Photo, © Allan McCollum, courtesy Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York.

Meet the Season 5 Artist: Allan McCollum

Meet the Season 5 Artist: Allan McCollum

The above video is excerpted from the Season 5 episode Systems, premiering on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at 10pm (ET) on PBS (check local listings). Systems features four artists — …

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Word Games

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Word Games

Friends like to pass along quotes because they know I love them. I hang them on my office door, take them to the studio, use them as bookmarks, and read …

Yara El-Sherbini, "A Pub Quiz", 2009. Live art, duration 60 minutes. Performance at Fiddlesticks Pub, NY. Courtesy of the artist and Lombard-Freid Projects

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision: Art of the Pub

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision: Art of the Pub

Gastro-Vision is a new monthly column dedicated to all things food in contemporary art and visual culture. Yara El-Sherbini has used pubs as a site for her work for the …

Roxy Paine, "Maelstrom", 2009, stainless steel, Courtesy of Max Weintraub

Roxy on the Roof

Roxy on the Roof

I could imagine no better setting for Roxy Paine’s most recent sculpture, titled Maelstrom, than the rooftop of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and its backdrop of Central Park and …

Sally Mann, "Hephaestus" (2008), Gelatin silver print/ Courtesy Gagosian Gallery.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Proud Flesh is up through October 31 at Gagosian Gallery.  Sally Mann‘s (Season 1) new body of work focuses on a photographic study of her husband, taken over a period …

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

You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video Here’s some more arty food for you, some in places that you may find  unexpected… Letter from London …

BOMB in the Building

Flash Points

Krzysztof Wodiczko interviewed by Giuliana Bruno

BOMB in the Building

Flash Points

Krzysztof Wodiczko interviewed by Giuliana Bruno

Welcome back to BOMB in the Building, where each week we’re featuring a BOMB contributor relating to a Season 5 artist. This week, inspired by Kimsooja’s videos and installations, we’re …

Salvador Dali, "Memory of the Child-Woman", Oil on Canvas, 1932. Courtesy The Salvador Dalí Museum, St Petersburg, Florida

Dali Down Under

Dali Down Under

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to visit Melbourne, Australia. It is a wonderful city with a thriving art scene, the centerpiece of which is the magnificent National …

Laylah Ali | Meaning

Laylah Ali | Meaning

While painting in her Williamstown, Massachusetts studio, artist Laylah Ali discusses the imperative she feels to make things and the nuanced relationship of political and personal events to the work. …

Looking at Los Angeles

The Last Days of Pompeii in LA

Looking at Los Angeles

The Last Days of Pompeii in LA

The Los Angeles art world still has a lot of the laissez-faire approachability that endeared it back in the ’60s, which is why so many artists migrate to L.A. and …

Kimsooja. "Cities On The Move - 2727 km Bottari Truck," 1997. Single channel video projection, silent, 7:33 minute loop. © Kimsooja, courtesy the artist.

Meet the Season 5 Artist: Kimsooja

Meet the Season 5 Artist: Kimsooja

The above video is excerpted from the Season 5 episode Systems, premiering on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at 10pm (ET) on PBS (check local listings). Systems features four artists — …

Richard Prince, "Untitled (four single men with interchangeable backgrounds looking to the right)," 1977, Mixed media on paper, Courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Pictures at the Met

Pictures at the Met

As summer officially winds down, I can’t help but note that 2009 marks one very significant anniversary that seems to have been somewhat underappreciated, if not totally overlooked here in …

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

….and the Not-So-Powerful, Part 2

Teaching with Contemporary Art

….and the Not-So-Powerful, Part 2

This week I want to continue sharing a few stories in the Not-So-Powerful series about units that didn’t go well and the things that happened as a result… Years ago …

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Hot Off the Presses: Season 5 Book!

Hot Off the Presses: Season 5 Book!

The Season 5 Book is here! At 224 pages and over 400 illustrations, the book also includes an introductory essay by Art21 Executive Producer and Curator Susan Sollins. (Oreos sold …

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No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

Imaging Conservation at the Guggenheim: A Discussion with Carol Stringari

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

Imaging Conservation at the Guggenheim: A Discussion with Carol Stringari

IMA art conservator talks with Carol Stringari, the Chief Conservator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

Josiah McElheny, 2009. Courtesy of Andrea Rosen Gallery.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

New works by Season 3 artist Josiah McElheny are on view at Andrea Rosen Gallery through Oct. 17. The centerpiece of the exhibition is an eight-foot tall sculpture based on …

Letter from London

Letter from London: Beck to the Future!

Letter from London

Letter from London: Beck to the Future!

You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video The “cultural cringe” – the crippling inferiority complex that members of a particular country feel about their homeland, …

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New guest blogger: Max Weintraub

New guest blogger: Max Weintraub

Many thanks to Dehlia Hannah for her series of fascinating posts exploring the intersection of art and science: Unnatural Histories, Hybrids, and Fabricating the DNA Fingerprint. Now blogging for us …

Paul Vanouse, “Latent Figure Protocol”  Figure was produced with the DNA of bacterial plasmid pET-11a.  Enzymes used to process the DNA are listed in each column.  Image produced December 06, 2006. Courtesy of the artist.

Flash Points

Fabricating the DNA Fingerprint

Flash Points

Fabricating the DNA Fingerprint

The most exciting moments of the intersection of art and science, for me, are when artists’ use of scientific materials and methods reveal new aspects of their media. Genetic evidence …

What's Cookin': The Art21ndex

What’s Cookin at Art21: A Weekly Index

What's Cookin': The Art21ndex

What’s Cookin at Art21: A Weekly Index

You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video Hungry? Here’s some arty brain food for you all… “Sometimes the most interesting thing about an artist is …

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BOMB in the Building

Flash Points

Barbara Kruger interviewed by Richard Prince

BOMB in the Building

Flash Points

Barbara Kruger interviewed by Richard Prince

Welcome back to BOMB in the Building, where each week we’re featuring a vintage BOMB interview relating to a Season 5 artist. This week, we stepped back into our archive …

Two Person Fight (One Orange): With Spectator, 2004. Three dimensional digital archival print with acrylic paint on sintra, dibon and gatorfoam panels, 84 x 79 inches. © John Baldessari, courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, New York.

Flash Points

New Flash Points topic: Systems

Flash Points

New Flash Points topic: Systems

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 four thematic episodes: …

Ida Applebroog | City & Country

Ida Applebroog | City & Country

Artist Ida Applebroog discusses the differences between making work and living in New York City versus her home in Upstate New York. Ida Applebroog propels her paintings and drawings into …