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Artist Liz Magic Laser with poster for the Performa-commissioned work "I Feel Your Pain" at the SVA Theater (Chelsea, 11.14.11). Production still from the series

NYCU | “Liz Magic Laser Feeeeeeeeeeeeels Your Pain”

NYCU | “Liz Magic Laser Feeeeeeeeeeeeels Your Pain”

Our latest New York Close Up is now live! Watch Liz Magic Laser direct the premiere of “I Feel Your Pain” at the SVA Theater in Chelsea, Manhattan.

Martha Wilson, I Make Up the Image of My Perfection/I Make Up the Image of My Deformity 1974, color photograph, text (Courtesy of PPOW Gallery)

The Tipping Point Between Laughter And Crying: An Interview With Martha Wilson

The Tipping Point Between Laughter And Crying: An Interview With Martha Wilson

Emily Colucci talks to Martha Wilson about the evolution of her art, Wilson’s relationship to feminism, and the Culture Wars.

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Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio | Carol Becker

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio | Carol Becker

Georgia Kotretsos talks to Carol Becker, Dean of Columbia University’s School of the Arts, about art education and the process of building great art schools.

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Year Four Art21 Educators | Marni Kotak and Hugo Rojas

Year Four Art21 Educators | Marni Kotak and Hugo Rojas

In this installment of our Art21 Educators series, we introduce Marni Kotak Rabinowitz and Hugo Rojas, teachers at Urban Assembly High School of Media Studies.

Opening reception for Lily Simonson: Wet and Wild at CB1 Gallery, inside the black light installation.  Courtesy Jason Chang CB1 Gallery.

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | A Live One: Painting Joan Quinn

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | A Live One: Painting Joan Quinn

Fresh off her solo exhibition in LA, Lily Simonson has the opportunity to paint a portrait of Joan Quinn, the legendary West Coast editor of Interview magazine.

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Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | A is for Aphorism

Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | A is for Aphorism

Kelsey Nelson shares five platitudes that ring surprisingly true when considered in the context of her own post-graduate ambitions.

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

A Year of Contemporary Art in (and out of) Contemporary Classrooms

Teaching with Contemporary Art

A Year of Contemporary Art in (and out of) Contemporary Classrooms

This is part two of a three part series that will share the experiences of three Art21 Education staff members (Jessica Hamlin, Joe Fusaro, and Flossie Chua) after spending a year with a group of 16 incredible teachers. Each of us has a unique perspective on the past twelve months and this series will ruminate on what it means to teach with contemporary art, specifically contextualized by our experiences this year working with the Art21 Educators program.

Kenny Scharf, Blablobs, 2012, oil on canvas (Courtesy of Honor Fraser Gallery)

You Can’t Plan Fun: An Interview With Kenny Scharf

You Can’t Plan Fun: An Interview With Kenny Scharf

Guest blogger Emily Colucci talks to artist Kenny Scharf about painting, process, the B-52s, and the art of “fun.”

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

Centerfield | Transformation of Permission: An Interview with Millie Kapp

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

Centerfield | Transformation of Permission: An Interview with Millie Kapp

Caroline Picard talks to Millie Kapp, an artist currently working with the collaborative performance group Husband, about the process of building a performance.

Alfredo Jaar. An Aesthetics of Resistance, 1992. Image courtesy the artist and Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has the latest news on Alfredo Jaar, Jeff Koons, Martha Colburn, and other artists featured in Art21 programs.

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Exclusive | Nancy Spero: Collaboration

Exclusive | Nancy Spero: Collaboration

Watch Nancy Spero (1926-2009) discuss how collaborations with other artists activated her work in our latest Exclusive video.

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Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

Movement Research Festival Spring 2012: Push It. Real. Good. Recap

Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

Movement Research Festival Spring 2012: Push It. Real. Good. Recap

Marissa Perel recaps the Movement Research Festival held in NYC, a four-day event that explored contemporary dance, performance and related media.

Michael Alan, I done did my penance, 2012, everything on paper (Courtesy of Gasser Grunert Gallery)

Creating A Visual Language: The Art of Michael Alan

Creating A Visual Language: The Art of Michael Alan

Emily Colucci looks at the drawings, paintings and performances of Michael Alan, whose unique sense of line joins his multitude of works together.

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

A Year of Contemporary Art in Contemporary Classrooms

Teaching with Contemporary Art

A Year of Contemporary Art in Contemporary Classrooms

Jessica Hamlin kicks off a three-part series sharing the experiences of three Art21 Education staff members who spent a year with a group of sixteen incredible teachers.

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Year Four Art21 Educators | Dillon Paul and Angela Larsen

Year Four Art21 Educators | Dillon Paul and Angela Larsen

In our latest installment of Year Four Art21 Educators Introductions, meet Dillon Paul and Angela Larsen, who teach in Brooklyn, NY and Seattle, Washington, respectively.

Sarah Sze, "Second Means of Egress (Orange)", 2004. Courtesy the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Kickstarters, Part 1

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Kickstarters, Part 1

In each of our new season 6 episodes, not to mention throughout the entire Art21 series, there are superb quotes to share with students, colleagues and friends as kickstarters for …

Sol LeWitt's "Wall Drawing #683" (1991), Photo by Richard McCoy

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | Jean Tinguely’s Last Major Artwork–20 Years Later

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | Jean Tinguely’s Last Major Artwork–20 Years Later

Richard McCoy looks at Jean Tinguely’s 1991 masterpiece “Cascade” in Charlotte, NC.

Sanford Biggers. The Cartographer's Conundrum (2012). Courtesy the artist and Mass MoCA.

Sanford Biggers’ Conundrum: The Mothership Lands at Mass MoCA

Sanford Biggers’ Conundrum: The Mothership Lands at Mass MoCA

Nettrice Gaskins looks at the influence of Afrofuturism on Sanford Biggers’ “The Cartographer’s Conundrum,” a large-scale installation currently on view at Mass MoCA.

Mario Cutajar, Dispersion (after Brecht), 2011, installation view, JB Jurve. Photo: Carol Cheh.

Word is a Virus

Word is a Virus | Cutting Up

Word is a Virus

Word is a Virus | Cutting Up

Carol Cheh launches this new column by employing William S. Burroughs’s “cut up” technique to generate a new text based on her own discarded writings.

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Word is a Virus

New Column: Word is a Virus

Word is a Virus

New Column: Word is a Virus

Penned by Carol Cheh, the Art21 Blog’s newest column explores the relationship between art and the written word.

Hunter Reynolds, Mummification Performance from the Downtown Arts Festival, 2000 (Courtesy of PPOW Gallery)

Playing with People’s Boundaries: An Interview with Hunter Reynolds

Playing with People’s Boundaries: An Interview with Hunter Reynolds

An interview with Hunter Reynolds about the preservation and documentation of performance art and the ability of art-making to deal with emotional and physical pain.

Marina Abramović. The Artist Is Present (2012). Courtesy Show of Force LLC and Mudpuppy Flims Inc. Photo by Marco Anelli © 2010.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has news on Marina Abramović, Barry McGee, Fred Wilson and other Art21 artists.

Emily Colucci standing in front of a painting by Mark DeMaio.

New Guest Blogger: Emily Colucci, Writer and Curator, NY

New Guest Blogger: Emily Colucci, Writer and Curator, NY

Our new blogger-in-residence is Emily Colucci, a writer and curator based in New York City.

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NYCU | Eddie Martinez Whistles While He Works

NYCU | Eddie Martinez Whistles While He Works

Watch as Eddie Martinez starts a new, seven-by-ten foot canvas, advancing on and retreating from the composition in a process he likens to boxing.

Takashi Horisaki, "Social Dress St. Louis: Learning and Unlearning," 2012. Workshop at OASIS Institute in St. Louis, MO. ©Allison Woodworth

Personal Effects

Personal Effects

Our final post from blogger-in-residence Nina Horisaki-Christens looks at several artists who explore the interpretive potential of objects in a performative context.

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avaf + art21 comboworks: A Collaboration with assume vivid astro focus, Art21, and You

avaf + art21 comboworks: A Collaboration with assume vivid astro focus, Art21, and You

Introducing a new interactive and collaborative online artist project with artist collective, assume vivid astro focus.

Edgar Degas, "L'Absinthe," 1876. Oil on canvas, 36.2 in × 26.8 in. Collection of Musée d'Orsay, Paris.

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision | Absinthe and the Art World

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision | Absinthe and the Art World

Nicole Caruth looks at Marc Latamie’s solo exhibition at The Americas Society, which touches on the complex cultural and somatic histories of absinthe.

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Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Anything but the Kitchen Sink

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Anything but the Kitchen Sink

Catherine Wagley muses on family, history, and the relation of both in artworks by Patricia Fernandez and Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle in the Los Angeles Biennial.

Ei Arakawa. Performance still of "Bring Your Own Flowers" at the Japan Society, 2007.

Material Support

Material Support

Guest blogger Nina Horisaki-Christens looks at the work of Ei Arakawa and Ohad Meromi, both of whom take Fluxus-inspired approaches to performance and the object.

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Year Four Art21 Educators | Catherine Karp and Cheryl Vernick

Year Four Art21 Educators | Catherine Karp and Cheryl Vernick

Meet Catherine Karp and Cheryl Vernick, who teach art to grades Pre-K through 8 at neighboring Montessori schools in Massachusetts.

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Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | How To Build A Fire

Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | How To Build A Fire

New “Praxis Makes Perfect” columnist Erin Sweeny earned her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art last spring; she shares what’s happened in her life since then.

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Praxis Makes Perfect

Meet Our New “Praxis Makes Perfect” Columnists!

Praxis Makes Perfect

Meet Our New “Praxis Makes Perfect” Columnists!

Meet the newest contributors to our “Praxis Makes Perfect” column!

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Things To Do On The Way Out

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Things To Do On The Way Out

Inspired recently by the quirky and often humorous Draw it with your eyes closed: the art of the art assignment, edited by Paper Monument, I asked one of my advanced …

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Open Enrollment

East to West: Notes from the Road and the Slippage between Art and Life

Open Enrollment

East to West: Notes from the Road and the Slippage between Art and Life

When Jenn Pascoe road trips from Michigan to New York to San Diego, art and life spill together into memorable sites, sounds, galleries and landscapes.

Glenn Ligon (b. 1960), "Runaways," 1993 (detail). Suite of ten lithographs. 16 × 12 in. (40.6 × 30.5 cm each). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of the Peter Norton Family Foundation © Glenn Ligon; Digital Image © Whitney Museum of American Art.

Flash Points

Call for Writers: New Flash Points Series on “Storytelling”

Flash Points

Call for Writers: New Flash Points Series on “Storytelling”

The Art21 Blog is looking for writers to contribute to our upcoming Flash Points series on Storytelling!

Shiraga Kazuo, "Challenging Mud," 1955 (2nd execution)

On the Blurring of Art and Life, or Toward a More Human Experience

On the Blurring of Art and Life, or Toward a More Human Experience

Continuing her series on contemporary performance, Nina Horisaki-Christens looks at the Gutai Group in Japan and the collaborative works of Yves Klein for precursors to today’s relational art.