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Janine Antoni. Image: arts.columbia.edu

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Talking with Janine Antoni and Getting Set for NAEA: Part Two

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Talking with Janine Antoni and Getting Set for NAEA: Part Two

Part two of my recent interview with Janine Antoni in advance of her keynote address and workshop at the National Art Education Association’s annual conference here in New York from March 1-4.

Ben Osaghae in his Lagos Studio

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | Looking Back to Nigeria: Ben Osaghae’s Critical Observations [Part III]

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | Looking Back to Nigeria: Ben Osaghae’s Critical Observations [Part III]

In this five-part series, Richard McCoy looks back on his recent trip to Nigeria through the lens of artists working in the area.

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Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | Artist vs. Manager

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | Artist vs. Manager

Artists and arts managers need each other–so why aren’t more students pursuing dual MFA/Arts Management degrees?

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5 Questions for Contemporary Practice

5 Questions for Contemporary Practice with Andrea Geyer

5 Questions for Contemporary Practice

5 Questions for Contemporary Practice with Andrea Geyer

Thom Donovan talks with Andrea Geyer, whose 10-channel video installation “9 Scripts from a Nation at War” is currently on view at MoMA.

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

The Energetic Persistence of Water: An Interview with Mary Jane Jacob

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

The Energetic Persistence of Water: An Interview with Mary Jane Jacob

How might Buddhist frameworks help artists better understand the creative process, and art’s function in society?

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Calling from Canada

Calling from Canada | The Audain Collection at Vancouver Art Gallery

Calling from Canada

Calling from Canada | The Audain Collection at Vancouver Art Gallery

An exhibition of works from Michael Audain and Yoshiko Karasawa’s private collection highlights rarely-seen treasures of British Columbian art.

Charles Atlas. The Illusion of Democracy, installation view (2012). Photo courtesy Luhring Augustine Bushwick.

The Weekly Roundup

The Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup is chock-full of news about the latest exhibitions and activities of Art21 artists, including Charles Atlas, Jessica Stockholder, Sarah Sze and others.

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Inspired Reading

Inspired Reading | Anthony Elms

Inspired Reading

Inspired Reading | Anthony Elms

ICA Philadelphia associate curator Anthony Elms discusses texts that deal with clothing, fashion, and how we project ideas about ourselves into the world.

Emanuel Leutze. "Washington Crossing the Delaware," 1851. Oil on canvas. Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

Springtime of the People..for the People and by the People

Springtime of the People..for the People and by the People

As guest blogger Shane McAdams gears up for the Whitney Museum of American Art’s 2012 Biennial, he visits the Metropolitan Museum to reflect on this country’s past.

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New Guest Blogger: Shane McAdams

New Guest Blogger: Shane McAdams

Meet our newest guest blogger Shane McAdams, an artist, curator, writer and professor who divides his time between Brooklyn, New York and Cedarburg, Wisconsin.

Center for Contemporary Art, Lagos. Photo by Richard McCoy.

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | Looking Back to Nigeria: The Center for Contemporary Art, Lagos [Part II]

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | Looking Back to Nigeria: The Center for Contemporary Art, Lagos [Part II]

In this five-part series, Richard McCoy looks back on his recent trip to Nigeria through the lens of artists working in the area.

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Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

Gimme Shelter | Power Games or Two at the Kitchen

Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

Gimme Shelter | Power Games or Two at the Kitchen

Perel reviews “Wicked Clown Love” and “Counterfeit Scenario,” two performances presented at the Kitchen earlier this month.

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Research and Relationality: An Interview with Zach Cahill

Research and Relationality: An Interview with Zach Cahill

Cahill’s “The Orphanage Project” is a sprawling discourse on the parental nation-state, pseudo-propaganda art, and the parallels between the museum and the orphanage.

A specialist sorts through books damaged in the fire at the Institut d'Egypte. Image from mauriceincairo.blogspot.com

Cairo in Context: Art and Change in the Middle East

Cairo in Context | Alluring Archives: On Memory, Omission, and Research in an Unstable Region

Cairo in Context: Art and Change in the Middle East

Cairo in Context | Alluring Archives: On Memory, Omission, and Research in an Unstable Region

Researchers working in the Middle East/North Africa region are challenged by a confusing bureaucracy, making access to archives and primary sources difficult.

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Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | CAA #ProTips from an Adjunct Pro

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | CAA #ProTips from an Adjunct Pro

Lily Simonson offers some valuable advice for newbies navigating the annual CAA conference, held this week in Los Angeles.

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Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | When I Was Your Age

Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | When I Was Your Age

As Jeffrey Songco wryly reveals, a productive studio day for a social-media-savvy artist doesn’t necessarily involve the making of art.

Janine Antoni, "Lick and Lather" (detail), 1993

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Talking with Janine Antoni and Getting Set for NAEA: Part One

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Talking with Janine Antoni and Getting Set for NAEA: Part One

This week’s column features a brand, new interview with Janine Antoni in advance of her upcoming keynote address and workshop at the National Art Education Association’s annual conference on March 1st here in New York City.

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Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | You, Me, and Everything Else We Can’t Contemplate

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | You, Me, and Everything Else We Can’t Contemplate

Jenn Pascoe looks at horror vacui—the compulsion to fill every available inch of compositional space—to better understand her own work.

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Reasons to Write Into Art: On Textual Collaboration with Artist Heidi Norton

Reasons to Write Into Art: On Textual Collaboration with Artist Heidi Norton

What happens when a critic and artist collaborate on a work of art?

The author with Amanda Thompson, registrar at MfAA, and senior staff at the National Museum of Lagos.

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | Looking Back to Nigeria [Part I]

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | Looking Back to Nigeria [Part I]

In this five-part series, Richard McCoy looks back on his recent trip to Nigeria through the lens of artists working in the area.

John Baldessari, "Brain/Cloud (with Seascape and Palm Tree)," 1250 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA. Photo courtesy of The La Jolla Community Foundation.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has news on Martin Puryear, Walton Ford, Tim Hawkinson and other artists featured in Art21′s programs.

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Microscripts and Visual Conversations: “In the Spirit of Robert Walser” at Donald Young Gallery

Microscripts and Visual Conversations: “In the Spirit of Robert Walser” at Donald Young Gallery

How do visual artists and writers engage one another in conversations from within their own mediums?

KAWS (Brian Donnelly). Down Time (2011). Photo courtesy High Museum of Art.

KAWS Passing Through the High Museum of Art

KAWS Passing Through the High Museum of Art

Nettrice Gaskins reports on a recent talk given by the street artist KAWS (Brian Donnelly) at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.

Production still from the "Art in the Twenty-First Century" Season 4 episode, "Romance," 2007 Segment: Lari Pittman © Art21, Inc. 2007.

Exclusive | Lari Pittman: Audience

Exclusive | Lari Pittman: Audience

Our latest web-only Exclusive features Lari Pittman on the role that spontaneity plays in the construction of his paintings.

Michael Rakowitz, "Enemy Kitchen," 2004-present. Courtesy the artist. Photo: San Francisco Chronicle/Paul Chinn.

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Gastro-Vision | Iraqi Cuisine Goes Mobile

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision | Iraqi Cuisine Goes Mobile

Artist Michael Rakowitz’s “Enemy Kitchen (Food Truck)” is a roving eatery where local Iraqi cooks and US veterans of the Iraq war serve meals to the public.

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

Centerfield | Fielding Practice Podcast #12

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

Centerfield | Fielding Practice Podcast #12

This month’s podcast looks at the demise of the Next/Art Chicago fair and reviews new exhibitions by photographer Laura Letinsky and painter Molly Zuckerman-Hartung.

The MCA’s “This Will Have Been” and the Subjectivity of History

The MCA’s “This Will Have Been” and the Subjectivity of History

Westin reviews a new exhibition surveying the art of the 1980s that includes the work of numerous artists featured in “Art in the Twenty-First Century.”

Jethro Gillespie, his son and some friends at a TASK event

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Talking with Art21 Educators: Jethro Gillespie and Jack Watson

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Talking with Art21 Educators: Jethro Gillespie and Jack Watson

Over the past few weeks I’ve thoroughly enjoyed talking and e-mailing with two more of our current Art21 Educators, Jethro Gillespie and Jack Watson. Jethro teaches Studio Art, 3D Design, Ceramics and other art courses at Maple Mountain High School in Utah while Jack teaches 2D Art and Art History at Chapel High School in North Carolina. Both look for ways to better engage their classes on a consistent basis and avoid “window dressing” projects that may look pretty but aren’t necessarily about very much…

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | Broadcasting Nostalgic

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | Broadcasting Nostalgic

Wiriadjaja takes a break from thesis writing to visit Luminance, an exhibition that explores how we interact with digital media in the physical world.

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The Art of Enduring: An Interview with Cupola Bobber

The Art of Enduring: An Interview with Cupola Bobber

How do artists use time as a material? The collaborative duo Cupola Bobber create epic, continually-unfolding projects that take years to complete.

Andrea Zittel. A-Z Wagon Station customized by Caroline Castano at A-Z West (2005). Photo courtesy the artist.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup contains the latest news on Andrea Zittel, Ann Hamilton, Collier Schorr and other Art21 artists.

Monica Westin, Arts Writer and Educator, Chicago.

New Guest Blogger: Monica Westin, Arts Writer and Educator

New Guest Blogger: Monica Westin, Arts Writer and Educator

The Art21 Blog’s newest blogger-in-residence is Monica Westin, a Chicago-based arts writer, educator, and PhD candidate in rhetorical studies.

Access '12 at the Lincoln

Access ’12 Is Underway

Access ’12 Is Underway

Art21′s first Access ’12 events took place at two venues in Pakistan: the Lincoln Corner in Karachi and the Center of Excellence & Art Design in Jamshoro, Hyderabad.

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LaToya Ruby Frazier Makes Moving Pictures

LaToya Ruby Frazier Makes Moving Pictures

LaToya Ruby Frazier reveals the personal stories behind her series of videos and photographs of her family in Braddock, Pennsylvania.

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IS IT BY MISTAKE OR DESIGN?

IS IT BY MISTAKE OR DESIGN?

An appropriationist collage of texts and images on the subject of queerness, AIDS, and desire concludes Aldrin Valdez’s two-week guest blogging residency.

Xu Bing. “1st Class,” 2011 (detail). 500,000 “1st Class” cigarettes, adhesive, carpet; dimensions variable; approximately 40 x 15 feet overall. As presented in Xu Bing: Tobacco Project (partial installation view at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield), 2012. Photo: Rick Schwab.  Image courtesy The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT.

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | Contemplating Nicotine: Xu Bing’s “Tobacco Project”

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | Contemplating Nicotine: Xu Bing’s “Tobacco Project”

Sarah Hanley looks at an exhibition of works by Xu Bing that explore the extensive, tangled relationship between human beings and tobacco.