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Cal Poly Pomona students and staff march to the CLA building as they respond in an uproar to last weeks recommendations to cut the fine arts program at the school May 4, 2010. Image Via The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin.

Looking at Los Angeles

Students, Faculty, and Community Members Fight for Fine Art as University Administrators Question its Value

Looking at Los Angeles

Students, Faculty, and Community Members Fight for Fine Art as University Administrators Question its Value

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William Kentridge: Studio Manager Anne McIlleron

William Kentridge: Studio Manager Anne McIlleron

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE In celebration of Art21′s new feature film William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible — which premiered nationally on October 21, 2010 …

Pesce Khete at his studio,

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio: Pesce Khete

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio: Pesce Khete

Pesce Khete is an Italian painter based primarily in Rome, Italy.  He has studied at the Classical Studies Department at the Liceo Ginnasio Torquato Tasso, later on at the Istituto …

Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe, "Bright White Underground," Installation view, 2010. Courtesy Country Club Projects.

Flash Points Wrap-Up: When Art Becomes Your Life

Flash Points Wrap-Up: When Art Becomes Your Life

A few weeks ago, when a friend was planning a visit to New York City, he asked me which art to see. I found myself prefacing less-emphatic recommendations with, “it …

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Open Enrollment

What is Research and Creation?

Open Enrollment

What is Research and Creation?

My eyes are droopy and I’m over-caffeinated. This writing marathon is killing me and wrangling my brain.  To make matters worse, I haven’t left my house in a few days, …

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Skills Worth Teaching

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Skills Worth Teaching

This past April at the National Art Education Association’s annual conference in Baltimore, Craig Roland hosted and participated in a panel presentation called “What’s Worth Teaching in Art?” But before …

William Kentridge. Drawing for the film Johannesburg, 2nd Greatest City after Paris, 1989. Charcoal on paper; 37 4/5 x 59 2/5 in. Copyright and courtesy of William Kentridge.

Flash Points

Call for Writers: Next Flash Points

Flash Points

Call for Writers: Next Flash Points

Our new Flash Points topic, Influence, will be launching soon and we’re inviting you to participate! An artist’s work can be influenced by a myriad of sources — family history, …

Zurich-based artist Silvia Popp

Update from Zurich! In Correspondence with Silvia Popp

Update from Zurich! In Correspondence with Silvia Popp

Silvia Popp is a video/action artist based in Zurich, Switzerland. Some of her recent projects include STUDIO ACTION, Pamela’s Boutique, Leerstand (Vacancy), and Liberation Station. STUDIO ACTION is collaborative initiative …

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Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports | Interview with Derek Chan

Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports | Interview with Derek Chan

Derek Chan and I have been friends for a little over four years. We both moved from Los Angeles to Chicago in the Fall of 2005. We had several mutual …

Watch Now: "William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible" (2010)

Watch “William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible” Online and Download the Educators’ Guide

Watch “William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible” Online and Download the Educators’ Guide

We have a special treat for anyone that was unable to catch last week’s broadcast of William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible. The full program is now available for immediate online …

Performance by ELK - Sleeper (gallery) Edinburgh

Making Sense of Interdisciplinary Practice (Art, Space + Nature=?)

Making Sense of Interdisciplinary Practice (Art, Space + Nature=?)

Art Space + Nature is a unique, interdisciplinary course that was started in 2003. Seven years later, the course’s objectives continue to be in a flexible and formative state. Unlike …

Barbara Kruger. Kim Kardashian cover, 2010. Photo courtesy: W Magazine.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup: Kim Kardashian wears Barbara Kruger, Collier Schorr makes art about a German village, Jeff Koons works from popular archetypes, several artists are in group shows, and …

Gaston Nogues arranging string spools for Gravity’s Loom; photo by IMA photographer Hadley Fruits.

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

Considering Gravity’s Loom: A Discussion with Ball-Nogues

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

Considering Gravity’s Loom: A Discussion with Ball-Nogues

IMA art conservator Richard McCoy talks with the Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues (Ball-Nogues Studio) about their recent installation, Gravity’s Loom, at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

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New guest blogger: Lily Rossebo

New guest blogger: Lily Rossebo

Thanks to Marissa Perel for her fantastic interviews with Jerry Saltz and David Velasco. Stay tuned for more from her in the coming weeks. Up next is Open Enrollment alum …

Temporary Services' Library Project booklet cover. Courtesy Temporary Services and And Publishing

5 Questions for Contemporary Practice

5 Questions with Temporary Services

5 Questions for Contemporary Practice

5 Questions with Temporary Services

Art21 is pleased to announce our latest column: 5 Questions (for Contemporary Practice), written by guest blog alum Thom Donovan (bio here). 5 Questions showcases the work of contemporary practitioners …

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Lives and Works in Berlin

Interview with AIDS-3D

Lives and Works in Berlin

Interview with AIDS-3D

Affiliated with a vivacious current of young artists melding techie chops and ’90s graphic aesthetics, the Berlin-based duo, AIDS-3D (Daniel Keller and Nik Kosmos) popped up on the radar last …

William Kentridge: “The Nose” Opera Curtain

William Kentridge: “The Nose” Opera Curtain

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE IT’S OPENING NIGHT! In celebration of Art21′s forthcoming feature film William Kentridge: Anything is Possible — premiering tonight, October 21, …

Charles Atlas, "The Hanged One" 1997 Video installation. Courtesy the Artist.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Moving Pictures

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Moving Pictures

Chalkboards are disappearing everywhere and interactive whiteboards are taking their place (or, in some cases, chalkboards are disappearing as interactive whiteboards are simply being pasted, nailed and everything short of …

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Open Enrollment

The Masters in New Arts Journalism Thesis: Trials, Joys, and Exalted Discoveries

Open Enrollment

The Masters in New Arts Journalism Thesis: Trials, Joys, and Exalted Discoveries

As autumn begins to sigh in Chicago, my second and final year as a Masters candidate in New Arts Journalism (NAJ) at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago …

William Kentridge

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup: William Kentridge makes several appearances, Mark Dion renovates Walden, Nancy Spero is celebrated, Louise Bourgeois draws on fabric, Kiki Smith debuts a stained glass window, Maya …

Annika Strom's 'Ten Embarrassed Men' at Frieze 2010. Photograph: Sarah Lee for the Guardian

Letter from London

Letter from London: Frieze of Access

Letter from London

Letter from London: Frieze of Access

As part of this year’s Frieze Art Fair, Simon Fujiwara, the winner of the 2010 Cartier award, has conjured up a faux-archaeological Roman site, bits of which are sometimes exposed …

Choreographer Sarah Michelson and Parker Lutz, image from Movement Research, Critical Correspondence 2006

Let’s Go There: Marissa Perel and Artforum.com Editor David Velasco Talk Dance

Let’s Go There: Marissa Perel and Artforum.com Editor David Velasco Talk Dance

Marissa Perel: The first artistic influences I had were in New York and were choreographers. I was really inspired by the dance world, but didn’t understand why it was marginalized …

William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible

Tune In: “William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible” Premieres on PBS This Week

Tune In: “William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible” Premieres on PBS This Week

Warm up your televisions and set your DVRs: Art21′s latest film, William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible, premieres on PBS this week. The national broadcast premiere is scheduled for October 21 …

William Kentridge: Weaver Marguerite Stephens

William Kentridge: Weaver Marguerite Stephens

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE In celebration of Art21′s forthcoming feature film William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible — premiering October 21, 2010 at 10:00 p.m. …

Paul Shore and Nicole Root, "De Maria Earthroom," 2007. Courtesy of the artists.

Gastro-Vision

Contemporary Sculpture, How Sweet It Is

Gastro-Vision

Contemporary Sculpture, How Sweet It Is

Has Walter de Maria’s New York Earth Room ever made you crave brownies? Have you ever noticed how much Andy Goldsworthy’s Storm King Wall looks like a meandering Payday candy …

Photo by Mark E. Hogancamp.

On Location: Inside Art Documentary Production

On Location: Marwencol / An Interview with “Marwencol” filmmaker Jeff Malmberg

On Location: Inside Art Documentary Production

On Location: Marwencol / An Interview with “Marwencol” filmmaker Jeff Malmberg

Sadly, this is Nick’s last post for the foreseeable future.  At least we know he’s not able to contribute for good reasons. Season 6 production has started to seriously heat …

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Open Enrollment

Calling graduate student writers: deadline extended to Oct. 31

Open Enrollment

Calling graduate student writers: deadline extended to Oct. 31

We are currently seeking graduate student writers to join our Open Enrollment column beginning in January 2011. See the full announcement here. The deadline has been extended to October 31.

Liza Minnelli in "Liza with a 'Z'", 1972.

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles: Fixed Up

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles: Fixed Up

A hair was stuck in the main camera when Liza Minnelli first filmed Liza with a “Z” (1972), a supposedly live special for NBC. Minnelli and crew refilmed, using paid …

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Recap: Creative Time Summit, Saturday October 9th, 2010

Recap: Creative Time Summit, Saturday October 9th, 2010

This past Saturday, I attended the Creative Time Summit at The Cooper Union in NYC, and I’m glad I did. Whatever one may say about Creative Time’s role in the …

Ah, love... Avery and Brodeur during a quiet moment.  Image courtesy puckcentral.blogspot.com

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Anything Can Happen, Revisited

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Anything Can Happen, Revisited

Picking up on a previous column, and in honor of the recent start to a new hockey season, I’d like to continue writing for a moment about the ways that …

Jerry Saltz, Art Critic

Saltz of the Earth: An Interview

Saltz of the Earth: An Interview

One of the hot topics among young artists these days is the show Work of Art on Bravo. Take a dozen artists mostly trained in art schools, give them really …

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Open Enrollment

Reading the MFA Program

Open Enrollment

Reading the MFA Program

Back in June, I wrote about a new Internet meme that I started because I was so excited about the idea of circulation. Well, my professor Robin Balliger has done …

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Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

The Limitations of Twitter-Based Art: An Interview with Performance Artist Nate Hill

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

The Limitations of Twitter-Based Art: An Interview with Performance Artist Nate Hill

Earlier this summer, performance artist Nate Hill made an announcement: Following on the heels of Death Bear (RIP), Mr. Dropout is an unexpected continuation on detachment. While Death Bear aided …

"Repetitive Vision" Installation by Yayoi Kusama; Photo by Matt Niemi

Flash Points

Experience at the Mattress Factory

Flash Points

Experience at the Mattress Factory

As an institution that exhibits contemporary, site-specific installation art through a fully supported artist residency program, we only ever get to experience exhibitions for a few months and then they …

Elizabeth Murray

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup Elizabeth Murray lands, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle and Jessica Stockholder speak, Mark Bradford and Paul McCarthy highlight L.A., and more. Don’t forget to mark your calendars to view …

Margarita Paksa, 1974.

What I Did On My Summer Vacation

What I Did On My Summer Vacation

I am happy to once again be blogging for Art21. This is the first of three posts loosely based around contemporary art from/in Latin America. Living in a city other …