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Georgia Kotretsos in her studio, Vari, Athens, 2011. Photo credit: Christoforos Doulgeris.

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio | Georgia Kotretsos

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio | Georgia Kotretsos

Georgia Kotretsos is a visual artist, writer, and curator currently based in Athens, Greece.  She earned a MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA …

Rachel Whiteread, "Long Eyes," installation view, 2011. Courtesy Luhring Augustine Gallery.

On View Now

On View Now | Rachel Whiteread: Light Matters

On View Now

On View Now | Rachel Whiteread: Light Matters

In the vast inventory of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, there is a painting that I seek it out whenever possible.  It a painting of modest size, yet it is …

Illustration by Miguel Gonzalez Enamorado

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Rethinking “The Critique”

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Rethinking “The Critique”

Like many art students, I couldn’t stand critiques when I was in high school and especially college. I even had a professor in grad school that would survey the finished …

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Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | On Access and Elitism

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | On Access and Elitism

I recently visited the Tate Britain with a friend who studies history but doesn’t care much for modern or contemporary art. Standing in front of David Hockney’s Great Pyramid at …

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Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | The Importance of Being Sketchy

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | The Importance of Being Sketchy

I am freaking out! In one month, I’ll be installing my artwork at The Winery SF for San Francisco Art Institute’s MFA Thesis Exhibition. Last year at this time, my …

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Bedfellows: Art and Visual Culture

Bedfellows | Coded Cloth

Bedfellows: Art and Visual Culture

Bedfellows | Coded Cloth

We speak in code when words aren’t safe to say. Faced with threats, our language goes subterranean, carving new passageways of communication. Encrypted messages use accepted forms of expression—recognizable letters, …

Members congregating outside of OmniCorp Detroit's Eastern Market location. (c) 2010 Michael Doyle

The Performativity of Site

The Performativity of Site

  Collectivity and site specificity are two themes that are incorporated into many artists’ projects in Detroit. Shared information, shared space, and sustained growth are what fuel the brains behind …

Street Market

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup, Barry McGee tags a street market in LA, Margaret Kilgallen is remembered, Matthew Barney to be awarded in San Francisco, Allan McCollum electrifies objects in Florida, …

Will Corwin, 'The Last Judgement' (2011). Image courtesy the artist and George and Jorgen gallery

Letter from London

Letter from London | Grave Architecture

Letter from London

Letter from London | Grave Architecture

There’s a long history of painters becoming architects and carrying their pictorial imaginations with them. Bramante’s Tempietto in Rome and Michelangelo’s Laurentian Library in Florence are examples of the painter’s …

Cindy Sherman: Characters

Cindy Sherman: Characters

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE Episode #139: Cindy Sherman reveals how dressing up in character began as a kind of performance and evolved into her …

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Support the Art21 Blog: Announcing Blog Party!

Support the Art21 Blog: Announcing Blog Party!

The Art21 Blog is turning four! From our very first post in July 2007, we have grown to a site that houses 2,100 posts and essays by nearly 200 writers, …