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Hybrids

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Hybrids

In an exhibition currently on view at the International Museum of Surgical Science in Chicago, artist Vesna Jovanovic both courts and antagonizes the intersection of art and science in the role of the medical …

Yinka Shonibare, MBE (b. United Kingdom, 1962) Diary of a Victorian Dandy: 17.00 hours, 1998 Chromogenic photograph 72 x 90 in. Collections of Peter Norton and Eileen Harris Norton,  Santa Monica Image courtesy of the artist, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, and James Cohan Gallery, New York © the artist

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Yinka Shonibare at the Brooklyn Museum

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Yinka Shonibare at the Brooklyn Museum

Yinka Shonibare MBE (Season 5) has a mid-career retrospective currently on view at the Brooklyn Museum through September 20, 2009. The exhibition was organized and toured by the Museum of …

John Baldessaei "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.

Meet the Season 5 Artist: John Baldessari

Meet the Season 5 Artist: John Baldessari

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 — …

Play Art Loud: Creating Characters on ArtBabble

Play Art Loud: Creating Characters on ArtBabble

Have you ever pretended to be someone else? Is there a difference between fictional characters and historical figures lost to time? This week we’re looking at videos of artists who …

Claes Oldenburg, "Floor Burger", 1962

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Where Am I?

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Where Am I?

The beginning of a school year, especially the first days of school, can be beautiful or brutal. I remember as a kid sitting in class after class on the first …

Trenton Doyle Hancock, "A Hello Hollow Lullaby," 2008, acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 60 x 60 inches.  Courtesy James Cohan Gallery.

Weekly Round-Up

Weekly Round-Up

Happy Labor Day! Trenton Doyle Hancock (Season 2), Erick Swenson, and Alison Elizabeth will be making their Shanghai debut in a three-person exhibition at James Cohan Gallery.  The three young …

Eva Hesse, 'Studiowork', 1968, Courtesy of University of California, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive. Photograph: Abby Robinson/Courtesy of the Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

Letter from London

Letter from London: Hot Scots, Part Deux

Letter from London

Letter from London: Hot Scots, Part Deux

Sometimes the most interesting thing about an artist is the disparity between their work and the established perception of it. Eva Hesse, the late German-American sculptor of ratty latex and …

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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

It’s on the table! Enjoy! Where in the world are Art21 artists? Everywhere…and Nicole Caruth gives us the scoop. Hrag introduces Ellen Pearlman, a Brooklyn & Beijing-based writer, curator, critic …

Provincetown Arts Association & Museum, Photo by jrgts/Flickr

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Some Thoughts on Art + Transformation in American’s Oldest Continuous Artist Colony

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Some Thoughts on Art + Transformation in American’s Oldest Continuous Artist Colony

I admit to being surprised at the role the visual arts plays in Provincetown, Massachusetts. In college, I remember learning about Hans Hofmann’s famous school, which taught artists (Helen Frankenthaler, …

Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball), 2004, color digital video, 32-minute loop. Images courtesy of the artist, James Cohan Gallery, New York, and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London.

BOMB in the Building

Yinka Shonibare interviewed by Anthony Downey

BOMB in the Building

Yinka Shonibare interviewed by Anthony Downey

Welcome back to BOMB in the Building, where each week we’re featuring a vintage BOMB interview relating to a Season 5 artist. Next up, Yinka Shonibare, whose exhibit at the …

Jessica Stockholder | Becoming An Artist

Jessica Stockholder | Becoming An Artist

Artist Jessica Stockholder recounts her earliest memories of wanting to become an artist while she and her son Charlie paint and draw in the basement of their home in New …

Kara Walker, "You Do" (1993-94). Cut Paper on canvas, 55 x 49 in. (140 x 124.5 cm). Collections of Peter Norton and Eileen Harris Norton. Photography courtesy the artist and Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York

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Some Thoughts on Art + Transformation + Pop Culture

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Some Thoughts on Art + Transformation + Pop Culture

Our latest reflection on the theme of art + transformation comes from two popular Philadelphia-based art bloggers, Roberta Fallon & Libby Rosof. The founders of TheArtBlog.org, the pair shared some thoughts …

Yinka Shonibare. "How to Blow up Two Heads at Once (Ladies)," 2006. Two-life size mannequins, two guns, Dutch wax printed cotton, shoes, and leather riding boots, Plinth overall 63 x 96 1/2 x 48 inches, each figure 63 x 61 x 48 inches. Collection of Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA. Photo by Stephen White, © Yinka Shonibare, MBE, courtesy the artist, James Cohan Gallery, New York and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London.

Meet the Season 5 Artist: Yinka Shonibare MBE

Meet the Season 5 Artist: Yinka Shonibare MBE

The above video is excerpted from the Season 5 episode Transformation, premiering on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 10pm (ET) on PBS (check local listings). Whether satirizing society or reinventing …

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Unnatural Histories

Unnatural Histories

“On the Moon and Beyond” June 10-September 14 2009, Courtesy of the Streaming Museum. “Natural History of the Enigma” transgenic artwork by Eduardo Kac. Selections from video oratorio, “Paradiso” by …

Photo of Pocket Utopia's Rolling Gate. Courtesy Sharon Butler

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Some Thoughts on the Transformative Power of Walking + Art

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Some Thoughts on the Transformative Power of Walking + Art

Austin Thomas is a New York-based artist, curator & sometimes salon host. When I asked her about art + transformation, she offered these thoughts about the transformative power of walking …

Photocollage by Quentin McCaffrey

Teaching with Contemporary Art

What Makes Us Human

Teaching with Contemporary Art

What Makes Us Human

I’m addicted to Harper’s Magazine. I started reading it in 1985 as a freshman in college and have somehow managed, through multiple moves and roommates, to keep every single issue …

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New Guest Blogger: Dehlia Hannah

New Guest Blogger: Dehlia Hannah

It has been a fun two weeks with Quinn Latimer as she offered us a window into her corner of the Swiss art world. We traveled to the “Holbein to …

Play Art Loud: DIY Videos on ArtBabble

Play Art Loud: DIY Videos on ArtBabble

Ever wanted to make a movie? This week we’re looking at DIY-style videos on ArtBabble, pulling together a potpourri of all things homemade, rough, and celebratory of the do-it-yourself attitude …

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Some Thoughts on Art + Transformation in Williamsburg

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Some Thoughts on Art + Transformation in Williamsburg

Loren Munk–of the infamous DIY online video program James Kalm Report–is a walking encyclopedia of the history of Brooklyn’s Williamsburg art community. So when I asked him about his take …