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Richard Tuttle, "20 Pearls (8)", 2003

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Have Kazoo Will Travel

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Have Kazoo Will Travel

To celebrate the New Year and what are now 90 posts for the Teaching with Contemporary Art column here on the Art21 blog, I popped a bottle of champagne, played …

Masooma Syed, "Crown," human hair twined, twisted and knotted, 9" x 8" x variable, 2005

Hair & Nails, Talk & Touch: 4 Encounters with Women Artists in Mumbai

Hair & Nails, Talk & Touch: 4 Encounters with Women Artists in Mumbai

Over the past few weeks, Jennifer Doyle has been reporting from her travels in India. Following is her final dispatch. — Ed. Masooma Syed makes small things, sometimes from materials …

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Understanding the Economy Photoshop Tutorial

Understanding the Economy Photoshop Tutorial

Citing articles published in the Economist is always a good strategy for intelligent conversation, but you don’t want to be the person at the dinner party who halts the dialogue …

"bling bling", 2001. Rubber, paper and enamel on linen, 96" x 120." The Eli Broad Family Foundation, Santa Monica, CA. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery, New York. Photo: Tom Powel.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week Art21 artists illustrate NASA’s history, depict child’s play, map the Black Atlantic, render galaxies in glass, leave their mark on the last decade, and reflect on our future: …

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New guest blogger: Joel Holmberg

New guest blogger: Joel Holmberg

Thanks to Nova Benway for her series of posts on artists employing earnestness in their work. Up next is Joel Holmberg. Joel (b. 1982, Maryland, USA) creates artwork with computers and …

David Olsen, "Witness," 2008.

In Earnest

In Earnest

The last artist I’ll include in my discussion of earnestness, or what one might also call exuberant seriousness, is David Olsen, a sculptor who has spent the last several years …

Bibi Calderaro's PRESENT at P.S. 1, 2008-9.

Bibi Calderaro’s Gifts

Bibi Calderaro’s Gifts

Like Eve Essex and Stuart Sherman, mentioned in my other posts, Brooklyn-based artist Bibi Calderaro has a peculiar relationship to performance and audience. Last year’s project, PRESENT, found her at …

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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

As we jump into the early New Year 2010, here’s What’s Cookin… enjoy! FLASHPOINTS: How does art respond to and define the natural world? The University of New Mexico launched …