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Still from the Second Front performance, Car Bibbe 2, based on a script by Al Hansen, and featuring the avatar of Bibbe Hansen

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Performative Interventions: The Progression of 4D Art in a Virtual 3D World

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Performative Interventions: The Progression of 4D Art in a Virtual 3D World

Still from the performance, Car Bibbe 2, based on a script by Al Hansen, and featuring the avatar of Bibbe Hansen. Second Front, 2008. © All rights reserved. “Time” is …

Beyonce and Jay-Z at Art Basel Miami

Top 10 of 2009: Entertainers Who Moonlight as Artists

Top 10 of 2009: Entertainers Who Moonlight as Artists

In the spirit of my Los Angeles beat, I present to you the most exciting art world interlopers to come out of Hollywood in 2009: 10. Sylvester Stallone is making …

Pilar Yolacan, "??", 2009. Courtesy the artist.

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision: The Year in Meat

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision: The Year in Meat

Last year’s group exhibition Meat After Meat Joy at Daneyal Mahmood Gallery left a lasting impression on me — I still can’t shake the suffocating, putrid smell of rotting meat. …

Illustration by Lauren Beltramo

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Bringing it Back Home

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Bringing it Back Home

December, January, May, June…. These are popular months for graduates to visit their former high schools because they are either between semesters at college or finished for the school year …

Jeff Koons, "Puppy," steel, soil, plants, June 6 - September 5, 2000, at Rockefeller Center

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking At Los Angeles: Against The Deluge

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking At Los Angeles: Against The Deluge

Looking back before moving forward is such an endearing habit—like brushing your teeth before breakfast—that it’s hard to resent the sweeping, often grandiloquent judgments that accompany the end of each …

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Art21 Guest Blog Year 2

Art21 Guest Blog Year 2

This being the last week of 2009, it is time for our annual year in review. 2 weeks ago, we gave you a sneak preview with a guide to our …

Marisa Olson, "Assisted Living", 2008. Performance still. Courtesy the artist.

Flash Points

Inhale. Exhale. Whew.

Flash Points

Inhale. Exhale. Whew.

In the New York Times video Copenhagen 101, reporter Tom Zeller asks people in Times Square what they know about the recent United Nations Climate Change Conference (UNCCC) in Copenhagen. …

Cao Fei, "RMB City: The Fashions of China Tracy" Series, 2009. Clothes and Accessories: MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA Bracelet: Hermès Location: City Hall, RMB City, Second Life Deutsche Bank Collection.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

The new year and decade are right around the corner and art spaces are gearing up for their first shows of 2010. This week’s roundup lists new and upcoming exhibitions …

Land Arts of the American West, art site at Powell Lake, Utah

Flash Points

Art and Ecology at the University of New Mexico

Flash Points

Art and Ecology at the University of New Mexico

There is plenty of environmentally-minded art these days, but very few academic classes on the subject, let alone degree programs. That changed this fall when the University of New Mexico …

"Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus in their living room, Albion, N.Y. 1964", Source: Christies.com

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

What was the conversation like over your holiday table? Satisfied or are you still hungry? Here are some more healthy vitamins for you —   it’s time to think some …

Scratch Orchestra Reenactment

Eve Essex and Cornelius Cardew

Eve Essex and Cornelius Cardew

Continuing the tenuous thread I’ve begun to weave, today’s post concerns Eve Essex, an artist I’ve been interested in since she was a resident with the Berwick Research Institute in …

Still from Tim Burton spot for MoMA, 2009

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Season’s Treatings

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Season’s Treatings

Before the holidays hit us, I thought I might suggest a few destinations, dates, and stocking stuffers for those who are as late with the shopping as I am. Below …

Riyas Komu, Stadium I, oil on canvas, 2007

Political Football

Political Football

Flash Points contributor and University of Riverside professor Jennifer Doyle is currently spending 2 weeks in India, traveling with the Indian artist Riyas Komu. Following is the third in a …

This Year, Give Stuart Sherman

This Year, Give Stuart Sherman

You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video At a time of year when exuberant celebration meets with reflection and humanitarian impulses, it seems appropriate to …

Kara Walker, "A Warm Summer Evening in 1863", 2008. Wool tapestry with hand cut felt silhouette figure, 5' 9" x 8' 2". Edition of 5. ©Kara Walker. Courtesy of James Cohan Gallery, Banners of Persuasion and Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week in Art21 artist news we have two tapestry makers, a silk archway, the master of Cremaster, an artist who likes to do laundry, a magical sound installation, environmental issues, creative …

William Christenberry, Kudzu with Storm Cloud, near Akron, Alabama, 1981.

Flash Points

When Nature Takes Over

Flash Points

When Nature Takes Over

“It is the common mission of the entire mankind to curb global warming and save our planet.” So said China’s Prime Minister, Wen Jiabao, addressing the Copenhagen Summit on December …

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New guest blogger: Nova Benway

New guest blogger: Nova Benway

Thanks for Kelly Rakowski for digging in archives from the world over to find unusual patterns in everyday life. Read future posts back on her own blog, Nothing is New, …

Shirazeh Houshiary's 1993 Tate Christmas Tree

Letter from London

Letter from London: Scrooged

Letter from London

Letter from London: Scrooged

Tate Britain has just unveiled its 22nd annual Christmas Tree, designed, as usual, by a contemporary British artist. The Christmas Tree tradition at the Tate started in 1988 with Bill …

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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

A letter from Susan Sollins, Executive Director of Art21. Please support Art21’s many educational endeavors and donate to the 2009 Annual Fund Soccer. It’s a passionate and public sport that …

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Triangle Met

Triangle Met

Angular visions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection database.

Cindy Sherman | Mannequins & Masks

Cindy Sherman | Mannequins & Masks

Surveying some of the props she’s used over the years, including masks and mannequin parts, artist Cindy Sherman demonstrates how she uses stand-ins to gauge the focus and composition of …

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Rie Wares

Rie Wares

Lucie Rie’s solid, soft ceramics combine with the dark and light of these photographs to make welcoming images. Dame Lucie Rie was a prominent British potter who became internationally known …

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Support Art21: Donate to the 2009 Annual Fund

Support Art21: Donate to the 2009 Annual Fund

Dear Friends, As you know, Art21 is dedicated to fostering creativity and innovation by engaging students, teachers, and the general public with contemporary visual art, and presenting artists as role …

Mark di Suvero, "Pyramidian," 1987/1998; "Mon Pere, Mon Pere," 1973-75; "Mother Peace", 1969-70; Storm King Art Center

Flash Points

Art and Nature at Storm King

Flash Points

Art and Nature at Storm King

Flash Points Editor Rachel Craft interviewed David R. Collens, Director and Curator of Storm King Art Center, about the institution’s focus on the relationship between art and nature. —Ed. Rachel …

Illustration by Adam Towers, Nyack High School alumni

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Time to Talk

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Time to Talk

Art classrooms are mired in production. Too often the drive to complete work speeds right past the formation of a high quality idea or composition. How often have we ourselves …

Judy Pfaff - Assistant Rob van Erve

Art21 “Exclusive” Video, Year 2

Art21 “Exclusive” Video, Year 2

What a year it’s been! We’re taking a look back at the 42 Exclusive videos that premiered here on the Art21 Blog, and subsequently on YouTube and iTunes. We hope …

Jorge Otero-Pailos, "The Ethics of Dust: Doge's Palace, Venice, 2009," 53rd Venice Art Bienale, Commissioned by Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

The Ethics of Dust: A Conversation with Jorge Otero-Pailos

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

The Ethics of Dust: A Conversation with Jorge Otero-Pailos

IMA art conservator Richard McCoy discusses the installation “The Ethics of Dust” with Columbia University professor & architect Jorge Otero-Pailos.

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, "Always After (The Glass House)", 2006. Super 16mm film transferred to high-definition digital video. RT 9:41, continuous loop, edition of 3 with 2 APs. Courtesy Max Protetch Gallery.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Making this week’s roundup are an upside down glass house, a floral puppy, fused bicycles and an empty white shoe box, a TV-inspired installation, two exhibitions focusing on American society, …

The Art Museum

The Art Museum

Elegant, inspired, or bored—photographer William Gedney takes us on a trip to the art museum. Via the deep and dense William Gedney archives at Duke University. The 50,000 item collection …

Chilavert - The Chiller Thriller

Players Painting: Yolanda Sousa Kammermeier

Players Painting: Yolanda Sousa Kammermeier

Chilavert is sitting on my hotel bed. The 6’4″ Paraguyan keeper cuts an imposing figure, even on canvas: his magnificent shaved head, thick neck and muscular shoulders rest on the …

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

What's Cookin': The Art21ndex

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

Teaching with Contemporary Art

What's Cookin': The Art21ndex

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

VIDEO EXCLUSIVE — Doris Salcedo | Third World Identity New Guest Blogger: Kelly Rakowski, a graphic designer and Head of the Book Department at Todd Oldham Studio. Check out this …

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Blogalogueing with Lee Montgomery

Blogalogueing with Lee Montgomery

LeE: this is me.. LeE… the one I told you about. You: Hi Lee! You know I just realized I could have probably been doing the interview this whole time, …

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Blogalogue, Part 4: Lee Montgomery

Blogalogue, Part 4: Lee Montgomery

Lee Montgomery got his BA in Film at Bard College, and an MFA in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute. As the founder of Neighborhood Public Radio, Lee …

Doris Salcedo | Third World Identity

Doris Salcedo | Third World Identity

In her Bogotá studio, artist Doris Salcedo discusses the stereotypes she faces as a citizen of a Third World country and how she embraces these first-hand experiences of discrimination to …

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Future Russia.

Future Russia.

The future is here! — constructions of text and image created by Russian Futurist Aleksei Kruchenykh along with Vasilii Kamenskii, Kirill Zdanevich and his wife Olga Rozanova. Kruchenykh was a …

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On Location: Inside Art Documentary Production

On Location: Filming Art21 Educators in Southern California

On Location: Inside Art Documentary Production

On Location: Filming Art21 Educators in Southern California

In our new column, On Location, Art21 Director of Production Nick Ravich breaks his silence and gives you the scoop on Art21’s production comings and goings including, among other things, …