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Riyas Komu, "RK-193" from the "Mark Him" series, 2007. Edition 1/9, Archival print, 74 x 50 inches. Courtesy The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai.

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Athletes & Artists: Riyas Komu’s “Mark Him”

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Athletes & Artists: Riyas Komu’s “Mark Him”

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 first in a …

Squeak Carnwath, "Invisible," oil and alkyd on canvas, 12" x 12", 2009.  Courtesy Peter Mendenhall Gallery.

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles: Squeak Carnwath’s Unique Lexicon Channels the Universal

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles: Squeak Carnwath’s Unique Lexicon Channels the Universal

“Most of life is invisible to the naked eye,” proclaims Invisible, a painting in Squeak Carnwath’s new exhibition at Peter Mendenhall Gallery in Los Angeles.  At first glance, it appears …

Katie Holten, "Tree Museum," Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York, 2009. Aerial view from the roof of the former Concourse Plaza Hotel.

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Tree Museum

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Tree Museum

We invited artist Katie Holten to write about her current project, Tree Museum, a public artwork in the Bronx, New York.  — Ed. I think it’s fair to say that …

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Dutch Bound Books.

Dutch Bound Books.

On Monday, I had the rare opportunity to feast my eyes (in real life) upon the wonders of the Wolfsonian Library in Miami, Florida. Knowledgeable librarian Niki Harsanyi, introduced me …

Donald Judd, "15 untitled works in concrete," 1980-1984

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Deference to the Vernacular

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Deference to the Vernacular

In a short essay dealing with the peculiarities of the West Texas that Donald Judd called home, he writes, Here, everywhere, the destruction of new land is a brutality…Within a …

Doris Salcedo, La Casa Viuda I (detail), 1992-94, Collection of Worchester Art Museum

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Confronting History

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Confronting History

Looking through the interviews and essays featured in Art:21- Art in the Twenty- First Century 5, the companion book to season 5, I keep discovering a ton of words to …

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Costumes of Katsinas.

Costumes of Katsinas.

Hello and welcome to Nothing is New via Art21. During my stint as guest blogger, you will see posts are very image-heavy with a brief, excited description explaining each set …

The Contemporary Art World, yesterday

Letter from London

Letter from London: Who Gets To Call It Art?

Letter from London

Letter from London: Who Gets To Call It Art?

It is possible to read the Court’s opinion … in a variety of ways. In saying this, I imply no criticism of the Court, which in those cases was faced …

Jeff Koons, "Triple Hulk Elvis I", 2007. Collection of William J. Bell. © Jeff Koons. Courtesy Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (via White Hot Magazine).

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup of Art21 artist news you’ll read about a forty-million dollar art collection in Las Vegas, a major exhibition of work by Korean and Korean American artists, …

Kelly at 282 feet below sea level in Death Valley. Photo by Kristen Lombardi.

New guest blogger: Kelly Rakowski

New guest blogger: Kelly Rakowski

Thanks to Nicole Sansone for her engaging and inventive series of posts exploring the difference between systems and networks. Up next is graphic designer Kelly Rakowski. As Head of the …

Still from the film the Godfather; Source: Guardian.co.uk

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

Pssst…! Here’s what’s been going on these past days  at Art21… VIDEO EXCLUSIVE(s): Kimsooja | “A Beggar Woman” & “A Homeless Woman” Yinka Shonibare MBE | Being an Artist Feed …

Kimsooja | “A Beggar Woman” & “A Homeless Woman”

Kimsooja | “A Beggar Woman” & “A Homeless Woman”

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS Artist Kimsooja reflects on her series of videotaped performances — A Beggar Woman and A Homeless Woman (both 2000-01) — realized in cities …

Noah Fischer, "Electrical Forest: Made in Troy," 2009

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Electrical Forest: Made in Troy

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Electrical Forest: Made in Troy

We invited artist Noah Fischer to write about his current project, Electrical Forest: Made in Troy, a site-specific installation in Troy, New York.  — Ed. During my initial research missions …

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Blogalogueing with Kristin Lucas

Blogalogueing with Kristin Lucas

Leave it to a web artist to push the boundaries in interview formats! Keep reading to experience mine and Kristin Lucas’s systems vs. networks conversation, Twitter style… Nikksters: How do …

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Blogalogue, Part 3: Kristin Lucas

Blogalogue, Part 3: Kristin Lucas

Kristin Lucas creates video, installation, intervention, digital photographs, sculpture, and projects for the web. Positioning herself at the center of her projects, Lucas’s work addresses the effects of rapid-spread technology on …

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ETeam Reflections…

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ETeam Reflections…

In case you didn’t notice, ETeam did a pretty good job of turning the tables on me. It would seem that systems and networks are tricky and unpredictable that way… …

Tareq and Michaele Salahi with Joe Biden.

Looking at Los Angeles

Guts Get Out of Hand

Looking at Los Angeles

Guts Get Out of Hand

On 7 AM on Thanksgiving morning, I was sitting on my aunt’s couch in Atlanta, watching news coverage about the “uninvited, well dressed Virginia couple” that had crashed Obama’s dinner …

AntiDiets of the Avant-Garde cover art, 2010. University of Minnesota Press.

Gastro-Vision

Antidiets of the Avant-Garde

Gastro-Vision

Antidiets of the Avant-Garde

Some 30 years after the Italian poet and founder of the Futurist movement Filippo Tommaso Marinetti wrote The Futurist Cookbook (1932) and proposed a revolution in food, the European avant-garde …

Plaster sculpture by Matthew Labrake, Nyack High School

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Help Wanted

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Help Wanted

Once in a while teachers are so amazed and proud of the work their students accomplish that they just have to share it, and I’m all about flying in that …

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Blogalogueing with ETeam

Blogalogueing with ETeam

Preface: The following conversation took place in Second Life, at ETeam’s Second Life dumpster. I am Salty Clarity; ETeam is Lothar Apfelbaum and Tempo Strom. Tempo Strom is Online Lothar …

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Blogalogue, Part 2: About ETeam

Blogalogue, Part 2: About ETeam

ETeam is comprised of Hajoe and Franziska. They were introduced to me by Cary Peppermint, who met them at an exhibition they all participated in, called Ebay. ETeam’s work includes …

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EcoArtTech Reflections…

EcoArtTech Reflections…

My conversation with Eco Art Tech left me feeling a wee bit in the throes of an existential nihilistic crisis. Were systems and networks so radically out of our control? …

Yinka Shonibare MBE | Being an Artist

Yinka Shonibare MBE | Being an Artist

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS In his London studio, artist Yinka Shonibare MBE reflects on what it means for him to be an artist, how he views his …