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Sally Mann, "Candy Cigarette" from the series "Immediate Family", 1989. © Sally Mann. Courtesy: Gagosian Gallery.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In today’s roundup you’ll read about three kids in Switzerland, political defiance, Latin American photography, a map upstate, Opera House sails, the nature of light, and airborne balls: The Family, …

Matthew Broderick in 'Election'

Letter from London

Letter from London: Ethic Minority

Letter from London

Letter from London: Ethic Minority

“There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written. That is all.” — Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray …

Profile: Nina Schwanse (artist, New Orleans)

Profile: Nina Schwanse (artist, New Orleans)

In 2009, artist Nina Schwanse relocated from New York City/Philadelphia to New Orleans to continue her video practice at the University of New Orleans. Her work refreshes the typically didactic …

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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

I don’t know about you but I can’t get enough. I promise not too play with my food too much (maybe) but I can guarantee I will be asking for …

Jessica Stockholder | Form

Jessica Stockholder | Form

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS EXCLUSIVE: From her home in New Haven, Connecticut, Jessica Stockholder discusses the strength of form and the difficulty in articulating the meaning behind …

Alec Soth, "Donald and Tamara," from the series, "NIAGARA," 2004

Flash Points

The Process Behind the Portrait

Flash Points

The Process Behind the Portrait

The practice of photographic portraiture is rife with ethical implications – from the subject’s awareness of the project, to the artistic choices made throughout the session, to the work’s resulting …

Do-Ho Suh. "Who Am We? (Multi)," 2000. Four-color offest print on paper, 25 sheets each: 24 x 26 inches. Courtesy Lehmann Maupin Gallery.

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment deadline is tomorrow!

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment deadline is tomorrow!

Do not miss out on the chance to be a regular columnist on this site! If you are a current student—in a graduate art program, artist residency, or non-traditional higher …

Los Angeles Theatre Marquee 35mm Production Still, Between Science and Magic, 2010. Courtesy the artist.

Looking at Los Angeles

This Magic Moment: Diana Thater, Jeffrey Wells at the Santa Monica Museum of Art

Looking at Los Angeles

This Magic Moment: Diana Thater, Jeffrey Wells at the Santa Monica Museum of Art

The Oscars, aka prom night for Hollywood, are just around the corner! Who does The Academy love more: the noble savage, the noble soldier, or the noble soldier-turned-savage? Are you …

Guillermo Vargas, "Exposición No.1," 2007. Galería Códice, Managua, Nicaragua.

Flash Points

You Are What You Read

Flash Points

You Are What You Read

What are the ethical implications of using live animals in art? In 1974, Joseph Beuys caged himself with a live coyote for a performance piece called I Like America and …

Image courtesy of Esopus magazine.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Talking with Esopus Editor, Tod Lippy, Part Two

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Talking with Esopus Editor, Tod Lippy, Part Two

This is part two of my interview with Esopus editor, Tod Lippy (click here for part one). In addition to the interview, readers may also want to check out “The …

Robert Cuoghi, "Pazuzu," Epoxy, solvent varnish, fiberglass, polystyrene, and steel, 2008. Photo: Kevin McGarry. Installation view, New Museum, New York, NY. (foreground: Urs Fischer, "Cioran Handrail," Epoxy resin, pigment and enamel, 2006.)

First Impression: Skin Fruit (Part 1)

First Impression: Skin Fruit (Part 1)

This morning I previewed the hotly anticipated exhibition at the New Museum of Greek collector Dakis Joannou’s art holdings, impishly titled Skin Fruit and curated by Jeff Koons. I’ve been …

William Kentridge, "Drawing for the film Sobriety, Obesity & Growing Old [Soho and Mrs. Eckstein in Pool]", 1991. Charcoal and pastel on paper, 47 1/4 x 59 inches. Collection of the artist. © 2010 William Kentridge. Photo: John Hodgkiss, courtesy the artist

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

With 19 bits and bites below, this week’s roundup is a whopper: Five Themes, the traveling survey exhibition of work by Season 5 artist William Kentridge, has landed at the …

KevinTV

New guest blogger: Kevin McGarry

New guest blogger: Kevin McGarry

Thanks to Leanne Gilbertson for her excellent work covering the Houston contemporary art scene. Up next is Kevin McGarry. Kevin is a writer and curator based in Brooklyn, NY. His …