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Carrie Mae Weems: “Roaming”

Carrie Mae Weems: “Roaming”

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE Episode #119: Carrie Mae Weems describes the impetus for her series Roaming (2006). An investigation into “the edifice of power,” …

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Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles: Summer Love

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles: Summer Love

Last weekend, I stopped at a red light and rolled forward into the intersection to turn right. I didn’t see the pedestrian who was about to cross, and came frighteningly …

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup: An-My Lê captures the American armed forces, Allora & Calzadilla explore physical and temporal displacement, Julie Mehretu examines the metaphysical aspects of art, and more! “Memory, materiality, monsters, and motion” provide …

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

I’m Not an Interior Decorator!

Teaching with Contemporary Art

I’m Not an Interior Decorator!

Years ago, on my very first day of teaching, my colleague Rose said to me that we must, at all costs, make sure people don’t treat us as interior decorators. …

Laylah Ali: Choreographer Dean Moss

Laylah Ali: Choreographer Dean Moss

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE Episode #118: Dancer/choreographer Dean Moss discusses his collaboration with visual artist Laylah Ali, entitled figures on a field (2005). This …

Duck/Rabbit drawing. Courtesy Hypios.com.

Aspect Blindness: Arnold Kemp and Sreshta Rit Premnath

Aspect Blindness: Arnold Kemp and Sreshta Rit Premnath

This past week I received two packages in the mail. The first was from Arnold Kemp, who is an artist, curator, and teacher and currently directs the Visual Studies Program at …

David Ndambuki, "The Maasai," oil on canvas, 2006. Courtesy Real African Art Gallery, Zanzibar

On View Now

Tanzanian Reflections

On View Now

Tanzanian Reflections

It was an odd feeling going on my first-ever safari during my recent trip to Tanzania.  Odd because even though I had never been on one, I already had a …

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Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: Head Shop/Lost Horizon at Exile

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: Head Shop/Lost Horizon at Exile

During a recent visit to Exile Gallery, I spoke with guest curator Billy Miller about his concurrent shows Head Shop/Lost Horizon, which were a part of Exile’s annual Summer Camp …

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Welcome Back

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Welcome Back

In case you’ve recently returned from summer vacation or have simply been away from the Art21 blog in July and August due to the fact that, like me, you promised …

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment

Do artists need PhDs?

Open Enrollment

Do artists need PhDs?

I suspect most people today would agree that making art involves more than technical skill. By the seventeenth century, the intellectual and philosophical side of artistic expression had already been …