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Holly Lane, "The Root Seeker", 2005. Acrylic on wood. 28 3/4" x 24" x 7 1/8". Private collection.

Like a Golden Allegory: Holly Lane’s Bright Monuments to Epiphany and Eureka

Like a Golden Allegory: Holly Lane’s Bright Monuments to Epiphany and Eureka

Jason Lahman ends his two week guest-blogging run with a consideration of Holly Lane’s ornate architectural sculptures.

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The Art21 Blog’s Most-Viewed Posts of 2011

The Art21 Blog’s Most-Viewed Posts of 2011

Art21 Manager of Digital Media and Strategy, Jonathan Munar, rounds up the top 10 most-viewed Art21 Blog posts of 2011.

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Praxis Makes Perfect

The Top 10 New Media Moments of 2011

Praxis Makes Perfect

The Top 10 New Media Moments of 2011

Songco shares ten memorable pop-culture gems from 2011, all infinitely re-playable courtesy the Internet.

James Franco, The Dangerous Book Four Boys at Peres Projects, Berlin.  Installation View.  Courtesy The Hollywood Reporter.

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Top 5 of 2011: Entertainers Who Moonlight as Artists

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Top 5 of 2011: Entertainers Who Moonlight as Artists

Simonson counts down the Top 5 celebrities who also maintain avid art-making practices.

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Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

Gimme Shelter | Smash Your Idols: Clifford Owens at MoMA PS1

Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

Gimme Shelter | Smash Your Idols: Clifford Owens at MoMA PS1

Perel considers the complex array of issues arising from the exhibition “Clifford Owens: Anthology” on view at MoMA PS1.

Protesters in Zuccotti Park, October 2011, Image: J. Gleisner

Praxis Makes Perfect

Top 10 Memes of Occupy Wall Street

Praxis Makes Perfect

Top 10 Memes of Occupy Wall Street

Praxis Makes Perfect columnist Jacqueline Gleisner shows how internet media helped define the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Katharina Grosse, installation view of One Floor Up More Highly at Mass MoCA. Image: ContemporaryArtDaily.com

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Under the Radar: Best of 2011, Part 2

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Under the Radar: Best of 2011, Part 2

Following up on last week’s post, here are a few more shows that flew under the radar in 2011, including Dana Schutz at the Neuberger and Katharina Grosse at Mass MoCA.

Jason Hanasik, photograph from the series "I slowly watched him disappear". Courtesy the artist

The Warriors’ Turn: Compassion and Control in Jason Hanasik’s Militaria

The Warriors’ Turn: Compassion and Control in Jason Hanasik’s Militaria

Hanasik’s compelling portraits of military men deconstruct the performance of self in public and private spheres of society.

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Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | The Tomb of The Unknown Craftsman

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | The Tomb of The Unknown Craftsman

Grayson Perry’s exhibition takes visitors on an idiosyncratic pilgrimage through the British Museum’s permanent collections.

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

Centerfield | Against Nature: An Interview with Hernan Bas

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

Centerfield | Against Nature: An Interview with Hernan Bas

The painter known for his lush, fanciful landscapes discusses the roles that literature, Romanticism and the theatrical play in his work.

"Blue Book, Moon Rock", 2009. Multiple Media. Dimensions Variable.

5 Questions for Contemporary Practice

5 Questions for Contemporary Practice with Sreshta Rit Premnath

5 Questions for Contemporary Practice

5 Questions for Contemporary Practice with Sreshta Rit Premnath

Indian artist Premnath talks about the discourses of art, politics, and philosophy, and how they intersect—or don’t—in his works.

Ben Wood, "Ten Years Later" (9/11 memorial), 2011. Site specific projection, St. Ignatius Church, San Francisco CA. Courtesy the artist.

“Ten Years Later,” a 9/11 Memorial-Projection in San Francisco

“Ten Years Later,” a 9/11 Memorial-Projection in San Francisco

Curator Tamara Loewenstein and artist Ben Wood discuss the 9/11 memorial at San Francisco’s St. Ignatius Church.

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Inspired Reading

Inspired Reading | 2011 List

Inspired Reading

Inspired Reading | 2011 List

Kelly Huang shares five of her favorite literary-related articles, books and websites from the past year.

Richard Serra. "7," 2011. Photo courtesy of Qatar Museums Authority.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Which Art21 artists are included in the 2012 Whitney Biennial? Find out by reading our weekly roundup of news, information and events.

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Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio | Paul C. Ha

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio | Paul C. Ha

The new director of MIT’s List Visual Arts Center reflects on his longstanding relationships with artists and the significance of the studio visit.

Monica Martinez of Don Bugito, Mealworm Toffee with ice cream. Photo: Michael

Gastro-Vision | It Was a Sweet Year

Gastro-Vision | It Was a Sweet Year

Think sweets are just for kids? Think again: Caruth surveys ten memorable food art projects from 2011 that take a cutting-edge approach to the dessert genre.

Jessica Serran,"Flip the Process", mixed media on file folders, 2009. 73 x 73 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

The Coincident Dance of Image and Word: An Interview with Jessica Serran

The Coincident Dance of Image and Word: An Interview with Jessica Serran

How can artists turn self-criticism into sources of inspiration? Prague-based Jessica Serran makes creative use of her own inner monologues.

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Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | Staying In The Moment

Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | Staying In The Moment

Jeffrey Songco has finally gotten the solo show he dreamed of in grad school, but now battles fears he won’t measure up.

George Condo, "Jesus", 2002. Collection of Nancy and Robert Magoon.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Under the Radar: Best of 2011

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Under the Radar: Best of 2011

Some excellent shows from 2011 flew a little under the radar, even a few housed in major museums, and they had plenty to offer when it comes to inspiring students and teachers. Part 1 of 2.

David King. "Talisman #1," 2011. Collage. 15 x 22 inches. Courtesy the artist and Hang Art Gallery, San Francisco.

What the Talisman Tells: Meditations on David King’s Latest Collages

What the Talisman Tells: Meditations on David King’s Latest Collages

The forms suggested by David King’s abstract collages evoke human conceptions of self and other.

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | The Pool, the Pants and the Performance

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | The Pool, the Pants and the Performance

Antonius Wiriadjaja highlights the cutting-edge projects currently on view at Tisch’s ITP (Interactive Telecommunications Program).

Daniel Joshua Goldstein. "Invisible Man X 3,"2010. Photographic triptych of original sculpture: syringes, red crystal beads, steel wire, electric motor. Each photograph in triptych: 65" x 32". Collection of the artist.

Effulgence of the Effigy: The Medicine Bodies of Daniel Joshua Goldstein

Effulgence of the Effigy: The Medicine Bodies of Daniel Joshua Goldstein

Artist Daniel Goldstein constructs immaterial sculptural bodies that address the AIDS epidemic’s past and present.

"Lick and Lather" by Janine Antoni (1993-94), Image courtesy SFMoMA

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | The Top Ten U.S. Online Contemporary Conservation Projects from 2011

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | The Top Ten U.S. Online Contemporary Conservation Projects from 2011

IMA art conservator Richard McCoy lists his top ten U.S. contemporary conservation projects from 2011.

Barry McGee. Mural at Fifty Years of Bay Area Art. Image courtesy of SFMoMA and the artist.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Our weekly roundup of the latest news, projects and exhibitions by Art21 artists.

David Maxin,  "Simon Peter", 1988. Mixed media on canvas. 118 x 152 x 20 inches. Private collection.

Constructing the Sacred Dramas: David Maxim’s Revealing Bible Stories

Constructing the Sacred Dramas: David Maxim’s Revealing Bible Stories

Do Biblical narratives still have relevance to contemporary practices? A look at the paintings of David Maxim, which restage Biblical tales in abstract, emotional terms.

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New Guest Blogger: Jason Lahman

New Guest Blogger: Jason Lahman

Meet our guest blogger Jason Lahman, a San Francisco-based historian, poet and essayist interested in the history of modern philosophy and material culture.

"Trap Rock (truck load out)," 2006 Ink-jet print, 38 1/2 x 26 inches. Edition of 5. © An-My Lê, courtesy Murray Guy, New York.

An-My Lê’s “Trap Rock”

An-My Lê’s “Trap Rock”

Art21′s latest Exclusive video features previously unreleased footage of artist An-My Lê photographing a basalt quarry along the Hudson River.

Sleep is for the Weak Red Bull infused with Vivarin DayQuil infused with Dentyne Ice Coke Zero infused with ibuprofen 43” x 36” x 11.75”

Interview with Artist Josh Kline

Interview with Artist Josh Kline

Guest blogger Amanda Friedman and Josh Kline discuss the aspirations of the creative sector, the commodity market, and Kline’s solo exhibition “Dignity and Self Respect.”

Marina Abramovic's "An Artist's Life Manifesto," MOCA Gala 2011.

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Local Dancer Meets Mother of Performance

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Local Dancer Meets Mother of Performance

When it comes to paying artists whose bodies provide the art, when is mere “compensation” not enough?

This work is about the way light shapes things when “cut” by physical obstructions.- Isadora Rosenbloom

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Getting Schooled at Hopper House

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Getting Schooled at Hopper House

A few weeks ago I wrote a post (public therapy, actually) about my anxiety as I organized a student exhibit at Hopper House here in New York. The seventeen artists …

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Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment Newbie

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment Newbie

New Open Enrollment blogger Chiara Galimberti writes about the challenges she faces pursuing an MFA degree in painting while raising two young daughters.

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Open Enrollment

Introducing New Open Enrollment Blogger Chiara Galimberti!

Open Enrollment

Introducing New Open Enrollment Blogger Chiara Galimberti!

    We’re pleased to introduce Chiara Galimberti, who joins our expanded Open Enrollment team this week with her first post later this morning.  Originally from Italy, Chiara is an artist …

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

Centerfield | Fielding Practice Podcast Episode #10

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

Centerfield | Fielding Practice Podcast Episode #10

On this episode of Bad at Sports’ Fielding Practice for Centerfield, we have a special podcast on the subject of Ox-Bow, a residency program and artists retreat that is famed …

John Baldessari. The First $100,000 I Ever Made, 2011. Photo by Bill Orcutt courtesy of John Baldessari and the Marian Goodman Gallery.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup: John Baldessari’s first $100,000, Mark Dion explores archeology in Istanbul, Krzysztof Wodiczko Dis-cusses his work, and more.

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Interview with Erin Sickler of Arts & Labor

Interview with Erin Sickler of Arts & Labor

Guest blogger Amanda Beroza Friedman interviews New York-based curator Erin Sickler about her experience with the Arts & Labor movement.

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New Guest Blogger: Amanda Beroza Friedman

New Guest Blogger: Amanda Beroza Friedman

  Thanks to previous guest blogger Amelia Ishmael for a fantastic series of posts that provided Art21 Blog readers with a primer on Black Metal theory. If your interest has …