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Monthly Archives: May 2012

Inside the Artist's Studio Workshop. From left to right: myself; artist/curator/radio host, Artemis Potamianou; and artist/curator/Deree's Visual Arts Department Head, Effie Halivopoulou.

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio | Workshop at Deree, the American College of Greece

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio | Workshop at Deree, the American College of Greece

Georgia Kotretsos reports on the 2012 Arts Festival at the School of Fine and Performing Arts at the American College of Greece.

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Year Four Art21 Educators | Carl Andersen and Craig Newsom

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Year Four Art21 Educators | Carl Andersen and Craig Newsom

Next up in our Year Four Art21 Educators series, we introduce Carl Anderson and Craig Newsom, who teach in Minneapolis and Carlinville, Illinois, respectively.

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Exclusive | assume vivid astro focus: Masks

Exclusive | assume vivid astro focus: Masks

In our latest Exclusive video, Eli Sudbrack of assume vivid astro focus discusses the motivations behind the collective’s use of masks during public events and installations.

Richard Long, "A LIne Made By Walking", 1967. Image: nationalgalleries.org

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Long Walk

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Long Walk

I see Richard Long’s “A Line Made By Walking” as a metaphor for teaching. He makes visible his process, which is quietly relentless. He creates order through a meditative act. He provides focus. He makes us see something quite simple in a completely new way.

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Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | The “I” and the “We”

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | The “I” and the “We”

Chiara Galimberti argues that the artist’s identification with others, particularly working class people, is essential during these times of vast economic inequality.

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Watch Our Trailer: Eight New Artists To Be Featured in New York Close Up!

Watch Our Trailer: Eight New Artists To Be Featured in New York Close Up!

Watch the new trailer previewing the eight new artists to be featured in New York Close Up!

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Inspired Reading

Inspired Reading | Richard T. Walker

Inspired Reading

Inspired Reading | Richard T. Walker

British artist Richard T. Walker shares the reading list that inspires his practice, which includes videos, performances and photographs.

Kiki Smith. Chorus at The Last Lot. Photo courtesy Billy Farrell Agency/bfanyc.com.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This Memorial Day Weekly Roundup includes news on Kiki Smith, John Baldessari, and other artists featured in Art21′s television and online programs.

Eve Babitz and Marcel Duchamp playing chess at the Pasadena Art Museum, October 18, 1963. Photo by Julian Wasser.

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | In Search of Eve Babitz

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | In Search of Eve Babitz

Eve Babitz is more than just the nude woman famously photographed playing chess with Duchamp; she is an influential writer whose books are now much-coveted items.

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Year Four Art21 Educators: Don Ball and Tricia Fitzpatrick

Year Four Art21 Educators: Don Ball and Tricia Fitzpatrick

In the second installment of Art21 Educators introductions, we bring you Tricia Fitzpatrick and Don Ball, our first participants from Canada!

Ai Weiwei, Surveillance Camera, 2006. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching with Change

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching with Change

Last week I presented a Season 6 Access screening of the Change episode featuring Catherine Opie, El Anatsui and Ai Weiwei. During the screening I made some notes to share …

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Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | The Alienating “Blah”

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | The Alienating “Blah”

Kelsey Elizabeth Nelson ponders the meaning of dialogue, while cautioning against “the alienating blah” that comes when words are not accompanied by actions.

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5 Questions for Contemporary Practice

5 Questions for Contemporary Practice | Melanie Gilligan

5 Questions for Contemporary Practice

5 Questions for Contemporary Practice | Melanie Gilligan

Melanie Gilligan discusses “Popular Unrest” and other video and film works that address the global financial crisis.

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

Centerfield | Transforming Space into Place: An Interview with Leyya Tawil, co-creator of The Grand Re-Map

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

Centerfield | Transforming Space into Place: An Interview with Leyya Tawil, co-creator of The Grand Re-Map

The collaborative project The Grand Re-Map seeks to observe and record the physical interactions between bodies and landscapes.

Tim Hetherington, "Nevalla, Korengal Valley, Kunar Province, Afghanistan," 2008. Digital C-Print. © Tim Hetherington, Courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery, New York

On View Now

On View Now | Tim Hetherington and the Photographic Experience of War

On View Now

On View Now | Tim Hetherington and the Photographic Experience of War

Photographer Tim Hetherington captures the war experience through symbolically ambiguous images that resist generalization.

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Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

Gimme Shelter | Anti-Establishment in the Establishment: Dawn Kasper at the Whitney Biennial, Part 2

Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

Gimme Shelter | Anti-Establishment in the Establishment: Dawn Kasper at the Whitney Biennial, Part 2

The second of a two-part conversation between Marissa Perel and Whitney Biennial artist Dawn Kasper.

Arturo Herrera. Detail from Chicago (2012). ©Arturo Herrera, courtesy Corbett vs. Dempsey.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has the latest news on Arturo Herrera, Jeff Koons, Cindy Sherman and other artists featured in Art21 programs.

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Exclusive | Glenn Ligon: Installing “Warm Broad Glow II”

Exclusive | Glenn Ligon: Installing “Warm Broad Glow II”

Art21′s latest Exclusive video is now live! Watch “Glenn Ligon: Installing ‘Warm Broad Glow II’” on Art21.org.

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Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

Gimme Shelter | Anti-Establishment in the Establishment: Dawn Kasper at the Whitney Biennial, Part 1

Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

Gimme Shelter | Anti-Establishment in the Establishment: Dawn Kasper at the Whitney Biennial, Part 1

The first of a two-part conversation between Marissa Perel and Whitney Biennial artist Dawn Kasper.

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Eyes in the Sky

Eyes in the Sky

John P. Hogan previews KNOWLEDGES, a two day art event to be held at LA’s historic Mount Wilson Observatory this June.

Rob Carter, "Faith in a Seed," 2012. Mixed media installation. Courtesy the artist.

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Gastro-Vision | From Seeds to Sprouts, Greens Across Manhattan

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision | From Seeds to Sprouts, Greens Across Manhattan

Nicole Caruth looks at current projects by Rob Carter and Jenna Spevack that re-imagine the possibilities of farming and food production.

Ian Svenonius: A God Among Undergrads

Ian Svenonius: A God Among Undergrads

John Hogan looks at the lasting influence of writer and rock musician Ian Svenonius, a prominent member of the bands The Make Up and Nation of Ulysses.

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Announcing the New Teachers for Year Four of Art21 Educators

Announcing the New Teachers for Year Four of Art21 Educators

We’re pleased to introduce our new cohort of Art21 Educators! Today, meet Shannah Burton and Linda Churchwell-Vega of the New City School in St. Louis, MO.

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Test Driving the New Season 6 Educators’ Guide

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Test Driving the New Season 6 Educators’ Guide

The new Season 6 educators’ guide is now available as a quick and easy downloadable PDF. As we celebrate the broadcast of our new season, I thought this week might be a good time to highlight some of what the new guide has to offer educators interested in teaching with contemporary art.

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | BAMPS

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | BAMPS

Armed with a freshly-minted MPS degree, Antonius Wiriadjaja surveys some of the thesis projects presented during ITP Thesis Week at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Yelling Fire in the Hall of Presidents

Yelling Fire in the Hall of Presidents

John P. Hogan considers Utah artist Jon McNaughton’s controversial print “The Forgotten Man” in the context of history painting and politically-charged contemporary artworks.

Sonya Clark, "madam cj walker", plastic combs, (2008). Courtesy artist's webpage.

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | News and Notes

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | News and Notes

Richard McCoy catches Art21 Blog readers up on the latest news from the field of contemporary art conservation.

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Just Us Boyz

Just Us Boyz

John P. Hogan looks back at Paul McCarthy and Mike Kelley’s seminal video “Family Tyranny/Cultural Soup” through the lens of internet comedy duo Tim and Eric.

Martin Puryear. Night Watch (2012). Courtesy of the artist and McKee Gallery, New York

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has news on Martin Puryear, James Turrell, Kiki Smith and other artists featured on Art21 programs.

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Exclusive | Marina Abramović: Embracing Fashion

Exclusive | Marina Abramović: Embracing Fashion

Art21′s latest Exclusive video, “Marina Abramović: Embracing Fashion” is now live!

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Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin | Chicago’s Big Youth in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin | Chicago’s Big Youth in Berlin

The group show Big Youth II at Bourouina Gallery in Berlin introduces Chicago’s emerging artists to an international audience.

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

Centerfield | Fielding Practice Podcast #15: “Spectral Landscape (with Viewing Stations)”

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

Centerfield | Fielding Practice Podcast #15: “Spectral Landscape (with Viewing Stations)”

This month’s podcast features a discussion with artists Pamela Fraser and John Neff about color in art: how do artists use color? How do viewers experience it?

A cartoon from "Don't Get Taught Art This Way! As So Many People Do" by Theodore L. Shaw, Stuart Publications, 1967

Pervasive Desperation and Precious Rubbish

Pervasive Desperation and Precious Rubbish

Reflecting on the problem of artistic labor and exploitation, John Hogan looks back at the funny and caustic 1960s-era cartoons of Theodore L. Shaw.

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Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | And the Money Came Rolling In . . . Or Not

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | And the Money Came Rolling In . . . Or Not

When the display of a luxury car leads Catherine Wagley to mistake a performance festival for a fundraiser, the slippery relations between art and commerce become clear.

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Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | Creative Criticism with Christopher K. Ho | Hirsch E.P. Rothko

Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | Creative Criticism with Christopher K. Ho | Hirsch E.P. Rothko

Jacquelyn Gleisner talks to Christopher K. Ho, an artist, critic, and author of “Hirsch E.P. Rothko,” a book about an artist’s dip into delusion.

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Persistence and Patience Paying Off

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Persistence and Patience Paying Off

It’s probably a good time for our semi-annual hockey post that highlights some bizarre (or perhaps, pertinent?) parallel between the New York Rangers and teaching with contemporary art. This post is devoted to persistence.