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Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment: The BHQFU takes on the USA

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment: The BHQFU takes on the USA

The Bruces are going on the road, out of the echo-chamber of New York, to take on America. It’s been hard for me to take a definitive stance on the …

Nazım Hikmet Richard Dikbaş, "Beni Çok İyi Tanıyor... / She Knows Me Very Well...," ink on paper. 2011.

Turkish and Other Delights

Turkish and Other Delights: Nazım Hikmet Richard Dikbaş

Turkish and Other Delights

Turkish and Other Delights: Nazım Hikmet Richard Dikbaş

In talking to dozens of artists, curators, and critics over the past few months, over and over I have heard the same term used by those located within the community …

Kerry James Marshall.  "Untitled", 2011. Courtesy of the Yale University Art Gallery's show "Embodied: Black Identities in Amercan Art." (Tony De Camillo, Yale University Art Gallery / February 24, 2011)

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup, Kerry James Marshall and others explore black identity, Mark Dion has a ship in a bottle, Barbara Kruger makes art from chess, and more. Martin Puryear, …

Marcus Coates 'The Trip', 2010. Documentary photograph. Courtesy of the artist

Letter from London

Letter from London: Trip Advisor

Letter from London

Letter from London: Trip Advisor

All travel is retrospective. We don’t travel for the experience – most traveling time is spent waiting, after all – but in order to have something to remember. The easy …

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Allan McCollum: “Lost Objects” & “Natural Copies”

Allan McCollum: “Lost Objects” & “Natural Copies”

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE Episode #137: Filmed in his Brooklyn studio, artist Allan McCollum discusses two projects utilizing dinosaur fossils—”Lost Objects” (begun 1991) and …

Enrique Chagoya. “Return to Goya No. 9,” 2010. Intaglio with letterpress in two colors on Revere Ivory. Plate: 8 ½ x 6 in.; Sheet: 14 5/8 x 11 in. Published by Universal Limited Art Editions, Bay Shore, NY, as a Benefit for IPCNY. © Enrique Chagoya/Universal Limited Art Editions, 2010.

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | A Print World Compendium: IPCNY Celebrates Ten Years

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | A Print World Compendium: IPCNY Celebrates Ten Years

In 1995, a group of print-world professionals and collectors based in New York joined forces to establish a non-profit organization that would be “dedicated to the appreciation and understanding of …

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On View Now

On View Now | The Truth in “True Grit”: Or, Everything I Really Need to Know about Postmodernism I Learned from Joel and Ethan Coen

On View Now

On View Now | The Truth in “True Grit”: Or, Everything I Really Need to Know about Postmodernism I Learned from Joel and Ethan Coen

In the lead up to this year’s Academy Awards, I found myself on a few occasions defending Joel and Ethan Coen’s True Grit as something other than simply a good …

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Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: Spring Thaw

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: Spring Thaw

I fly back to Berlin tomorrow, finally ending a prolonged Kerouac walk-through of mid-sized southern cities; a spring break for the “mild girl.”  During my Texas stay, a sun constitutional …

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Absolutely Uncertain

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Absolutely Uncertain

Since you can’t swing a cat without hitting a picture of Charlie Sheen at this point, I thought I’d choose a classic for today’s column. I mean, Art21 shouldn’t be …

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Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment: An Ordinary Day

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment: An Ordinary Day

At 7:30 am, the alarm clock on my Nokia cell phone rouses me from sleep. In preparation of the minus double-digit weather, I layer like a Renaissance oil painting —two …

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Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment: Something to Talk About

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment: Something to Talk About

There’s nothing quite like the graduate critique seminar – a visit to a classmate’s studio where ten to fifteen artists are hopefully hopped up on enough caffeine that they’ll engage …

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Bedfellows: Art and Visual Culture

Bedfellows: The Plaid Fad

Bedfellows: Art and Visual Culture

Bedfellows: The Plaid Fad

In November 1991, Nirvana played on all of our car stereos. We smoked clove cigarettes and drove through the Oakland hills with Nevermind blaring over the speakers. Kurt Cobain drowned …

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Bedfellows: Art and Visual Culture

New column! Introducing “Bedfellows”

Bedfellows: Art and Visual Culture

New column! Introducing “Bedfellows”

Art21 is pleased to announce our latest column, Bedfellows: Art and Visual Culture, penned by guest blog alum Victoria Gannon. Art and visual culture have not always been friends. When …