April 3rd, 2010
- This ain’t no party, this ain’t no disco club either…but it is SUPER FUN! Art21 hosted the second installment of Culture Wars: A Night of Trivia with Art21 this past Wednesday, March 24. We were shocked to see over 120 participants gathered at the 92YTribeca in New York City. It was so packed that we had to bring in more chairs for the twenty-six teams who battled through four rounds of trivia. Marc Mayer reports.
- VIDEO EXCLUSIVE | William Kentridge — We invited viewers to choose the 100th Exclusive video and, with 43% of the vote, William Kentridge emerged triumphant! We’ll debut the four other videos in contention — with artists Mary Heilmann, Julie Mehretu, Beryl Korot, and Mike Kelley — throughout the month of April. Thanks to all who voted, and without further ado, check the winning video out!
- Blogger Ivan Lozano, who comes from a film and history background, questions how the “future” is distributed in contemporary art. What does this mean in relationship to Dziga Vertov’s Kino-eye?
- FLASH POINTS: Deaccessioning Without Putting Your Mission Up For Sale. Museums have been disposing of objects since they began acquiring them. Guest writer Maxwell Anderson, Director of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, is surprised by how transparent his museum chooses to be about the decision-making process.
- In continuation of the Flash Points topic pertaining to Ethics and Art, Hrag Vartanian speaks with #Class Co-Curator Jennifer Dalton.
- New Guest Blogger | Baseera Khan — Baseera is a practicing artist and curator living and working in Brooklyn, New York. What is the history of what she does and why she does it? Check out this post. Baseera also revisits her own art education and surprise path-crossing with a special Art21 artist in her post, Wayward Memories.
- EDUCATION | Teaching with Contemporary Art — “I think the performers should have been credited in the (Tino Sehgal show. In ballet, dancers are considered artists even though they don’t actually choreograph the dance. They don’t have the idea. They are the vessel that choreographers use to show the idea to the world. ” says high school student Suzanne when responding to the question: who should receive credit for conceptual works produced by fabricators or performers? Joe Fusaro in continuation of his post from last week, had described a few upcoming classes where his high school students were taking on the question of whether or not an idea can be considered a work of art, even if an artist never actually touches the object that’s created or has a direct hand in the performance of the piece. This discussion led to other questions in a very interesting conversation. Check out Joe’s post for additional insightful comments made by the students in his class.
- A new video installation by Season 1 artist Barbara Kruger is now on view at the Chelsea location of Mary Boone Gallery. Women of the Chrysler: A 400-Year Celebration of the Arts is now on view at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia. Galerie Lelong in New York is displaying new sculptures by Season 4 artist Ursula von Rydingsvard in the solo show ERRĀTUS. Mark Dion (Season 4) and Robert Williams have organized An Ordinall of Alchemy, the first in a series of exhibitions presented by the art journal and gallery space, Cabinet. James Turrell, Bruce Nauman (both Season 1), and Jenny Holzer (Season 4) are included in the first Biennale for International Light Art, Open Light in Private Spaces. Season 1 artist Mel Chin is in Baltimore with his Fundred Dollar Bill project… and much much more in this week’s Round-Up!
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