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Ed Ruscha, That Was Then This Is Now , 1989, Oil on canvas, 42" x 96"

I Remember

I Remember

I remember the first time I got a letter that said “After Five Days Return To” on the envelope, and I thought that after I had kept the letter for …

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Art21 Access ’09 Happenings | Monday, October 19

Art21 Access ’09 Happenings | Monday, October 19

For complete details on venues and programs, visit http://access.art21.org/find-an-event-near-you/ Monday, October 19 9:00am Carl Schurz High School (Compassion) 11:00am Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center (Transformation) 12:00pm Parsons the New School for …

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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

Spaghetti Cat makes an appearance in 2009… and here’s what else is cookin': Across the country and  around the world – What are some of the Art21 alums up to? …

Leslie Brack, Bite Me, 2004, Oil on panel, 13.5" x 14.5"

Bite Me

Bite Me

More work by Leslie Brack can be found at www.lesliebrack.com. She has also organized, along with Suzy Spence, the exhibition The Mood Back Home, inspired by the 1972 collaborative project …

Carrie Mae Weems | Thirteen Questions for Wynton Marsalis & Cornel West

Carrie Mae Weems | Thirteen Questions for Wynton Marsalis & Cornel West

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS EXCLUSIVE: As part of a panel discussion moderated by Baraka Sele at the 20th National Black Arts Festival in Atlanta, Georgia, artist Carrie …

Still from Moon, 2009, Directed by Duncan Jones, Distributed by Sony Pictures Classics

Moon

Moon

“The peculiarity of the self is a monopoly commodity determined by society; it is falsely represented as natural.” – Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno, Dialectic of Englightenment Moon (2009), directed …

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Art21 Access ’09 Happenings | Friday, October 16 – Sunday, October 18

Art21 Access ’09 Happenings | Friday, October 16 – Sunday, October 18

Events are taking place all weekend, including in Lagos! For complete details on venues and programs, visit http://access.art21.org/find-an-event-near-you/ Friday, October 16 10:00am Western Michigan University (Transformation) 5:00pm Scranton Cultural Center …

Bruce Nauman, Raw War, 1968, 30 x 22", Pencil, colored pencil, and watercolor on paper

“Sign to hang when there is a war on”

“Sign to hang when there is a war on”

Inscribed: “WAR 1/ WAR 2/ WAR 3/ Sign to hang when there is a war on—/ This size or up to 6 feet long./ Sequence is 1 + 2 + …

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Art21 Access ’09 Happenings | Thursday, October 15

Art21 Access ’09 Happenings | Thursday, October 15

Tons of events today! For complete details on venues and programs, visit http://access.art21.org/find-an-event-near-you/ Thursday, October 15 9:00am Trinity Christian Academy (Compassion) 11:30am University of Memphis (Transformation) 12:00pm Alvin High School …

Florian Maier-Aichen, "Untitled (Dewatered)," 2009. C-print, 71 3/4 x 94 inches (182 x 239 cm framed).  Courtesy of the artist and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, 303 Gallery, New York and Gagosian Gallery, London

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles: Westward Expansion

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles: Westward Expansion

In the previous Looking at Los Angeles post, Catherine Wagley explored the still-healing schism of East and West Germany through an Angelino lens. Meanwhile, the premiere last night of Season …

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Art:21 Season 5 “Fantasy” Tonite on PBS at 10pm ET!

Art:21 Season 5 “Fantasy” Tonite on PBS at 10pm ET!

The premiere of Art:21–Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 5 continues tonight on PBS at 10:00 p.m. ET (check local listings) with the episode Fantasy, featuring Cao Fei, Mary Heilmann, …

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A Conversation with Carrie Mae Weems Thursday at Columbia University

A Conversation with Carrie Mae Weems Thursday at Columbia University

A Conversation with Carrie Mae Weems and Patricia J. Williams Thursday, October 15, 7 p.m. Columbia University, Jerome Green Hall, Room 102 West 116th Street between Amsterdam Ave and Morningside …

John Lennon and Yoko Ono, War Is Over!, 1969-

War Is Over! (Part 1)

War Is Over! (Part 1)

I’d like to start my visit to Art21 with a close reading of a favorite artwork of mine: John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s War Is Over! slogan. This work relates …

Janine Antoni, "Inhabit", 2009   Courtesy of Luhring Augustine Gallery

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Talking with Janine Antoni, Part Two

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Talking with Janine Antoni, Part Two

The following is part two of my discussion with Janine Antoni from last week. Be sure to catch her new show at Luhring Augustine Gallery, titled Up Against, through October …

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Art21 Access ’09 Happenings | Wednesday, October 14

Art21 Access ’09 Happenings | Wednesday, October 14

23 events are taking place today! For complete details on venues and programs, visit http://access.art21.org/find-an-event-near-you/ Wednesday, October 14 10:30am Santa Monica High School (Compassion) 11:00am Department of Art & Art …

Jeff Koons with 'Rabbit' (1986) at 'Pop LIfe', Tate Modern

Letter from London

Letter from London: Pop Life (It’s The Only Life I Know)

Letter from London

Letter from London: Pop Life (It’s The Only Life I Know)

It’s not cool to be depressed by the brazen commercialism of certain facets of the art world, yet you’d have to have a heart of stone not to leave Pop …

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Art21 Access ’09 Happenings | Tuesday, October 13

Art21 Access ’09 Happenings | Tuesday, October 13

For complete details on venues and programs, visit http://access.art21.org/find-an-event-near-you/. Tuesday, October 13 9:00am Borough of Manhattan Community College/City University of New York (Compassion) 11:30am The Galleries at Moore (Fantasy) 12:00pm …

James Turrell, "Ganzfeld Piece (Modell)", 2008. Courtesy of Kunstmuseum-Wolfsburg © James Turrell. Photo: Zooey Braun

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

A new installation by James Turrell (Season 1) — a light-filled space in the tradition of his Ganzfeld Pieces — will open at the Wolfsburg Art Museum in Germany on …

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New guest blogger: Nathan Townes-Anderson

New guest blogger: Nathan Townes-Anderson

Thanks to Bryce Dwyer for his series of enlightening posts on artist residencies around the country. Follow his adventures with InCUBATE here. Up next is Nathan Townes-Anderson, an artist and …

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Art21 Access ’09 Happenings | Monday, October 12

Art21 Access ’09 Happenings | Monday, October 12

Events are taking place from the Hague to India today! For complete details on venues and programs, visit http://access.art21.org/find-an-event-near-you/ Monday, October 12 9:00am International School of The Hague (Compassion) 10:00am …

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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

Art21 is traveling with you! There are 58 Access ’09 Happenings this weekend! To find an event near you visit this site. Thank you all for your enthusiasm and support—we …

Wood on the stove at Urban Homestead, 2009. Courtesy Nance Klehm.

Urban Homestead

Urban Homestead

Urban Homestead is a residency run out of Chicago-based ecologist Nance Klehm‘s home. Residents stay with Nance for various periods of time and help keep the home running. This includes …

Josiah McElheny | History & Originality

Josiah McElheny | History & Originality

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS EXCLUSIVE: Artist Josiah McElheny discusses the relationship between artworks and the context in which they were created, highlighting the distinctions between history and …

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Full Episodes of Art:21 Available Online!

Full Episodes of Art:21 Available Online!

Earlier this week, with help from the fabulous team at PBS, we added the complete Art:21—Art in the Twenty-First Century series—16 full episodes from Seasons 1 through 4—to the PBS …

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Art21 Access ’09 Happenings | Friday, October 9 – Sunday, October 11

Art21 Access ’09 Happenings | Friday, October 9 – Sunday, October 11

58 events are taking place this weekend! For complete details on venues and programs, visit http://access.art21.org/find-an-event-near-you/. Friday, October 9 9:00am Winder Barrow Brad Akins YMCA (Fantasy) 12:00pm Austin Museum of …

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Meet the Artist: Florian Maier-Aichen | Ask Your Question Here

Meet the Artist: Florian Maier-Aichen | Ask Your Question Here

Meet the Artist: Florian Maier-Aichen Friday, October 9, 7:00 p.m. Apple Store, SoHo 103 Prince Street FREE As part of Art21’s Access 09 initiative celebrating Art:21—Art in the Twenty-First Century …

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Art21 Access ’09 Happenings | Thursday, October 8

Art21 Access ’09 Happenings | Thursday, October 8

Even more screenings (65 to be exact) are taking place today! For complete details on venues and programs, visit http://access.art21.org/find-an-event-near-you/ Thursday, October 8 11:30am University of Memphis (Fantasy) 12:00pm Austin …

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ART:21 SEASON 5 PREMIERES TONITE ON PBS!

ART:21 SEASON 5 PREMIERES TONITE ON PBS!

The wait is over–Season 5 of Art:21–Art in the Twenty-First Century is here! The new season begins tonight on PBS at 10:00 p.m. ET (check local listings) with the episode …

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Art21 Access ’09 Happenings | Wednesday, October 7

Art21 Access ’09 Happenings | Wednesday, October 7

A record 58 screenings are taking place today! For complete details on venues and programs, visit http://access.art21.org/find-an-event-near-you/ Wednesday, October 7 11:00am Department of Art & Art History (Fantasy) 12:00pm Austin …

Outside the Department of Safety, 2005. Courtesy the Department of Safety.

Interview with the Department of Safety

Interview with the Department of Safety

The Department of Safety is an artist run center in Anacortes, Washington, a small town on an island midway between Seattle and Vancouver. Housed in the town’s former police and …

Janine Antoni, "Conduit" (detail), 2009   Courtesy Luhring Augustine

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Talking with Janine Antoni, Part One

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Talking with Janine Antoni, Part One

To say it was a pleasure to be given the opportunity to interview Janine Antoni for this column is a gross understatement. In 2003, Janine Antoni‘s Season 2 segment was …

John Baldessari, ”How We Do Art Now”, 1973. Courtesy of Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA, and Electronic Arts Intermix, NY

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Vital Signals: Japanese and American Video Art from the 1960s and 70s is a three-part screening program at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Presented in collaboration with Electronic …

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Reminder: Allan McCollum and Josiah McElheny at New York Public Library Tomorrow

Reminder: Allan McCollum and Josiah McElheny at New York Public Library Tomorrow

A Conversation with Allan McCollum and Josiah McElheny Season 5 artist Allan McCollum will be speaking with Season 3 artist Josiah McElheny at the New York Public Library tomorrow, following …

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Season 5 Starts This Wednesday, October 7!

Season 5 Starts This Wednesday, October 7!

The wait is over. Season 5 of Art:21—Art in the Twenty-First Century begins airing this week on PBS. The season kicks off with the episode Compassion, featuring William Kentridge, Doris …

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Art21 Access ’09 Happenings | Monday, October 5

Art21 Access ’09 Happenings | Monday, October 5

10 screenings are taking place today! For complete details on venues and programs, visit http://access.art21.org/find-an-event-near-you/ Monday, October 5 12:00pm Parsons the New School for Design (Compassion) 2:30pm Drew University (Fantasy) …

Some of Public Collectors' collections, 2009. Courtesy Marc Fischer.

Public Collectors

Public Collectors

Public Collectors is a project run by Marc Fischer in Chicago. It began with the notion that there are all sorts of things that libraries, museums, and other institutions that …