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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

Cindy Sherman’s studio. Art in the Twenty-First Century, production still, 2009. Season 5, Episode: Transformation. © Art21, Inc. 2009. Season 5 may have wrapped up this week (cough, cough…watch it …

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An Artist and a Citizen

An Artist and a Citizen

Theaster Gates is an artist living and working in Chicago. Labeling him an artist certainly does not capture who he is and what he does, though. He is often referred …

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Jeff Koons | Versailles

Jeff Koons | Versailles

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS EXCLUSIVE: From his studio in New York City, Jeff Koons discusses his 2008 exhibition at the Château de Versailles in France. Koons explores …

Joulia Strauss at MYLIVINGROOM studio in Athens, Greece

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside The Artist’s Studio: Joulia Strauss

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside The Artist’s Studio: Joulia Strauss

It would be an oversimplification to introduce Joulia Strauss to you as a Russian visual artist who lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Joulia is a Mari, from the Mari …

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Art21 Access ’09 Happenings | Friday, October 30, 2009

Art21 Access ’09 Happenings | Friday, October 30, 2009

For complete details on venues and programs, visit http://access.art21.org/find-an-event-near-you/ Friday, October 30 10:00am Jersey City Museum (Transformation) 10:00am Townhouse Gallery of Contemporary Art (Systems) 12:00pm Frost Art Museum (Compassion) 4:30pm …

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Looking at Los Angeles

Public Art, Private Viewing

Looking at Los Angeles

Public Art, Private Viewing

When I heard that Marilyn Minter’s video, Green Pink Caviar, would be showing on the Mezzanine of The Standard Hotel, I imagined something exquisite: maybe the projection would appear on …

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Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

“Rachel Is” | An Interview with Rachel Perry Welty

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

“Rachel Is” | An Interview with Rachel Perry Welty

Appropriately enough, I first met conceptual artist Rachel Perry Welty via social media, when word spread about her Facebook-based performance, “Rachel is.” On March 11, 2009, from 7:35 a.m. to …

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This is so contemporary!

This is so contemporary!

German artist Tino Sehgal recently spoke about his practice in a discussion with Jens Hoffmann at the California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco. Sehgal has been showing …

Allan McCollum, "Drawings 1989/93"

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teamwork

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teamwork

In order to create his art, Season 5 artist Allan McCollum incorporates the time-tested strategy of teamwork. Huge installations and projects that no one person could possibly pull off by …

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Art21 Access ’09 Happenings | Thursday, October 29, 2009

Art21 Access ’09 Happenings | Thursday, October 29, 2009

For complete details on venues and programs, visit http://access.art21.org/find-an-event-near-you/ Thursday, October 29 9:00am River Dell Regional High School (Compassion) 10:00am Jersey City Museum (Compassion) 10:00am Frost Art Museum (Systems) 10:00am …

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Art21 Access ’09 Happenings | Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Art21 Access ’09 Happenings | Wednesday, October 28, 2009

For complete details on venues and programs, visit http://access.art21.org/find-an-event-near-you/ Wednesday, October 28 8:00am Glen Rock High School (Compassion) 7:00pm Art, Resources and Teaching (A.R.T.) (Systems) 7:00pm Museum of Modern and …

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Art21 Access ’09 Happenings | Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Art21 Access ’09 Happenings | Tuesday, October 27, 2009

For complete details on venues and programs, visit http://access.art21.org/find-an-event-near-you/ Tuesday, October 27 12:00pm Roswell Museum and Art Center (Systems) 12:15pm Penn State Greater Allegheny (Systems) 5:30pm Sheldon Museum of Art …

Matthew Ritchie,  Courtesy Andrea Rosen Gallery.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) will host a talk with Season 3 artist Matthew Ritchie and brothers Bryce and Aaron Dessner (of indie rock band The National) on Saturday, …

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Scenes from a Globalized Art World

Flash Points

Scenes from a Globalized Art World

I’d like to start my guest blogging with Art21 by bringing up a series of questions surrounding globalization and artistic representation. My primary research interest is in the art market …

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New guest blogger: Kelly Huang

New guest blogger: Kelly Huang

Thanks to Nathan Townes-Anderson for his copious posting and excerpts from all walks of art history. Follow him back on his own site, Nathantown. Up next is Kelly Huang. Kelly …

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Letter from London: Frieze! Rock!

Letter from London

Letter from London: Frieze! Rock!

The Frieze Art Fair, like other kinds of trade fair, isn’t really designed for those outside of the trade it exists to buffer; it’s a bonus if you end up seeing …

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Art21 Access ’09 Happenings | Monday, October 26, 2009

Art21 Access ’09 Happenings | Monday, October 26, 2009

For complete details on venues and programs, visit http://access.art21.org/find-an-event-near-you/ Monday, October 26 9:00am Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center (Compassion) 12:00pm Borough of Manhattan Community College (Transformation) 12:00pm Parsons the New School …

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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

The days are counting down. Are you dressing up for Halloween? How about your dog if you have one? Hmmm….As the wheels turn, here’s what’s been cookin’ over here at …

John Lennon and Yoko Ono, "War Is Over!", 2007.  Exhibition postcard, ?" x ?".

War Is Over! (Part 2)

War Is Over! (Part 2)

Carl Ostendarp, "Pulled Up," 2009.  Installation view.

WHAT! …an interview with Carl Ostendarp

WHAT! …an interview with Carl Ostendarp

Carl Ostendarp is an artist and teacher based in Ithaca, New York. A survey of his work was shown at Elizabeth Dee Gallery in New York City in 2007. He …

Mary Heilmann | Inspiration

Mary Heilmann | Inspiration

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS EXCLUSIVE: In her Long Island studio, Mary Heilmann discusses two inspirations for her work: tea bowls that adhere to the Japanese aesthetic philosophy …

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Art21 Access ’09 Happenings | Friday, October 23 – Sunday, October 24

Art21 Access ’09 Happenings | Friday, October 23 – Sunday, October 24

For complete details on venues and programs, visit http://access.art21.org/find-an-event-near-you/ Friday, October 23 9:00am Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries (Transformation) 10:00am Townhouse Gallery of Contemporary Art (Compassion) 12:30pm School Without Walls …

David Dixon, "The Grave is Empty, Wildberry," 2007.  C-print, 14" x17".

The Grave is Empty, Wildberry

The Grave is Empty, Wildberry

More work by David Dixon can be found at daviddixon.net. Dixon has also recently completed his second feature film, David Dixon is Dead.  A recent interview on this film and …

"Yours in Food, John Baldessari" Book Jacket. Princeton Architectural Press, 2004.

Flash Points

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision: Breaking Bread

Flash Points

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision: Breaking Bread

Gastro-Vision is a new monthly column dedicated to all things food in contemporary art and visual culture. This month’s post also falls under the Flash Points topic, Systems. Yours in …

UJ3RK5, S/T EP, 1980.

UJ3RK5

UJ3RK5

The UJ3RK5 sounded like a typical post-punk group, the kind that in those years (1978-80) might have been carried by the British Rough Trade label. Lyrics predominate in their songs, …

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Art21 Access ’09 Happenings | Thursday, October 22

Art21 Access ’09 Happenings | Thursday, October 22

For complete details on venues and programs, visit http://access.art21.org/find-an-event-near-you/ Thursday, October 22 11:30am University of Memphis (Systems) 12:15pm Columbia College (Transformation) 2:00pm UNEARTE (Transformation) 4:00pm Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens …

Douglas Ross, "Vitrine," 1999.  Steel, acrylic architectural glazing, concrete, rubber, hardware, latex paint, 13' x 30' x 5.5'.

Vitrine

Vitrine

“Like a museum for one object, built around an existing New York City Parks Department flag pole at Socrates Sculpture Park, LIC, NY.” —Douglas Ross, home.bway.net/douglas/

A still of Florian Maier-Aichen at work from Season 5's "Fantasy" episode

Florian Maier-Aichen Discusses “Myth-Making” at Apple Store Soho

Florian Maier-Aichen Discusses “Myth-Making” at Apple Store Soho

On October 9, over a hundred art fans arrived at the Apple Store Soho to gain insight into the work and life of German-American artist Florian Maier-Aichen. Organized by Art21, …

Ed Ruscha, "Records," 1971.

Then and Now

Then and Now

In the 1960s and 70s, American artist Ed Ruscha conceived, designed, and distributed a series of books. Their titles, such as Thirtyfour Parking Lots (1967), Some Los Angeles Apartments (1965), …

Fred Wilson, "Safe House II, (Speak of Me as I Am)", 2003

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Shaping a Safe Space

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Shaping a Safe Space

I’ve been lucky enough over the past few years to collaborate and work with some fantastic teachers- both in my home district and around the country. Whenever we get to …

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Art21 Access ’09 Happenings | Wednesday, October 21

Art21 Access ’09 Happenings | Wednesday, October 21

For complete details on venues and programs, visit http://access.art21.org/find-an-event-near-you/ Wednesday, October 21 12:00pm Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute (Systems) 12:00pm Visual Arts Dept. Emory University (Systems) 12:30pm University of Oklahoma School of …

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No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

Concepts Around Interviewing Artists: a Discussion with Glenn Wharton

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

Concepts Around Interviewing Artists: a Discussion with Glenn Wharton

IMA conservator Richard McCoy discusses the methodology and the process of interviewing artists with MoMA conservator Glenn Wharton.

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Art21 Access ’09 Happenings | Tuesday, October 20

Art21 Access ’09 Happenings | Tuesday, October 20

For complete details on venues and programs, visit http://access.art21.org/find-an-event-near-you/ Tuesday, October 20 12:00pm Greenwich High School Art Department (Transformation) 12:00pm Roswell Museum and Art Center (Compassion) 1:00pm Frost Art Museum …

Ruth Oppenheim, Parallel Stress, 2005.  Digital Print, 46.8" x 33.1".

Parallel Stress

Parallel Stress

“Parallel Stress” is a reenactment of a 1970 art work by Dennis Oppenheim.  The project unfolds not only as a reenactment but also as a search for the artist’s approval, …

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In Memoriam: Nancy Spero (1926-2009)

In Memoriam: Nancy Spero (1926-2009)

Nancy Spero. Art in the Twenty-First Century, production still, 2007. Season 4, Episode: Protest. © Art21, Inc. 2007. This morning, we at Art21 were sad to learn that Nancy Spero …

Hiroshi Sugimoto, "Lightning Fields 145", 2009. Gelatin-silver print, 22.9 x 18.4 inches. Courtesy Fraenkal Gallery.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

New photographs by Hiroshi Sugimoto (Season 3) are on view at Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco through October 31. Sugimoto’s latest body of work titled Lightning Fields depicts electricity. To …