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Francesco Clemente, The Four Corners, 1987, woven tapestry.

The Taller Mexicano de Gobelinos: A Tapestry Workshop in Guadalajara

The Taller Mexicano de Gobelinos: A Tapestry Workshop in Guadalajara

Mariana Aguirre visits the famed Guadalajara workshop whose weavers have created tapestries for artists such as John Currin, Pae White, George Condo and Karen Kilimnik.

Humberto Duque, Conspiracy to Commit Public Nudity, installation view, 2011

Thirtysomethings: Three Mexican Artists under Forty

Thirtysomethings: Three Mexican Artists under Forty

Guest blogger Mariana Aguirre looks at the work of three up-and-coming Mexican artists, all under the age of forty.

Gabriel Orozco. Astroturf Constellation, 2012. Image courtesy the artist.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has the latest news on Gabriel Orozco, Cai Guo-Qiang, Shahzia Sikander, and other artists featured in Art21’s programs.

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New Guest Blogger: Mariana Aguirre

New Guest Blogger: Mariana Aguirre

Our latest blogger-in-residence is arts writer Mariana Aguirre, who pens a monthly column for the Mexican contemporary art magazine Revista Replicante.

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Exclusive | Sarah Sze: Improvisation

Exclusive | Sarah Sze: Improvisation

Watch Sarah Sze discuss the importance of improvisation and spontaneity during her installation process, in Art21’s latest Exclusive video.

The Joe Louis Fist Statue, Detroit's most recognizable piece of public art.

Why Detroit Matters: Closing Comments

Why Detroit Matters: Closing Comments

Colin Darke wraps up his guest blogging stint with a few closing comments about Detroit, and why its art scene matters.

Rainer Prohaska, "Floor Cuisine, ACF New York," 2012. Ink on paper. 16.6 x 23.4 in. Courtesy of the artist.

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Gastro-Vision | Summer Round Up

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision | Summer Round Up

Nicole Caruth looks at six NYC-area exhibits that provide treats for the eyes during the dog days of summer.

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Detroit’s Artistic Opportunities

Detroit’s Artistic Opportunities

Establishing new museums, taking over buildings, and painting major city blocks are some of the ways that artists have helped create positive buzz around the city of Detroit.

Vishal Jugdeo, Goods Carrier, 2012.  Installation view by Brian Forrest.  Courtesy the Hammer Museum.

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | An Interview with Vishal Jugdeo: Making “Goods Carrier” for Made in L.A.

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | An Interview with Vishal Jugdeo: Making “Goods Carrier” for Made in L.A.

Lily Simonson talks to an LA artist whose recent video installation evokes the domestic tension of familial and romantic relationships.

Detail: Rivera Court: Diego Rivera's Detroit Industry Fresco Paintings

The Anchor Art Museums in and of Detroit

The Anchor Art Museums in and of Detroit

Blogger-in-Residence Colin Darke takes readers on a tour of Detroit’s most impressive art museums, and explains why their presence there is so invaluable.

Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | Touched

Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | Touched

Antonius Wiriadjaja presents his “Gamelan Sampul,” a laptop sleeve that also acts as a musical instrument, at Sony Wonder Technology Lab in NYC.

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Still Fishing

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Still Fishing

Teaching with Contemporary Art is off this week for some necessary vacation through Wednesday, August 1st. See you then!

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Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | Curating “UNREST”

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | Curating “UNREST”

Guest poster Natalie Musteata charts the development of an exhibition she’s curated for apexart titled “UNREST: Revolt Against Reason.”

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

Centerfield | An Interview with Terri Kapsalis

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

Centerfield | An Interview with Terri Kapsalis

Caroline Picard talks to Terri Kapsalis, an artist, performer and writer whose work investigates bodies, and the means by which conclusions about the body are drawn.

Bruce Nauman. Partial installation view of "One Hundred Fish Fountain," 2005. Courtesy the artist and Donald Young Gallery.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has news on Bruce Nauman, Andrea Zittell, Kerry James Marshall and other artists featured in Art21 programs.

Production still from the Exclusive video, "El Anatsui: Studio Practices."

Exclusive | El Anatsui: Studio Process

Exclusive | El Anatsui: Studio Process

Watch our latest Exclusive video, where El Anatsui describes the collaborative and contemplative setting where his artworks are made.

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Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

Gimme Shelter | Annual Report

Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

Gimme Shelter | Annual Report

As “Gimme Shelter” celebrates its one-year anniversary, columnist Marissa Perel reflects on highlights from her past twelve months of performance coverage.

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

Centerfield | Fielding Practice Podcast #16: Review-o-Rama

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

Centerfield | Fielding Practice Podcast #16: Review-o-Rama

The Bad at Sports team is back with another podcast filled with irreverent reviews and discussions about the latest art events taking place in Chicago.

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Gone Fishing

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Gone Fishing

Teaching with Contemporary Art is off this week for some necessary vacation through Wednesday, August 1st. See you then!

The 16 Giants -- image provided by Jim Pallas

The Art Giants of Detroit

The Art Giants of Detroit

Colin Darke details Jim Pallas’s ambitious project, a series of mixed-media paintings portraying the “art giants” of Detroit.

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Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | Summertime in Philly, Seoul, and Beyond

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | Summertime in Philly, Seoul, and Beyond

Jenn Pascoe returns from a trip to Seoul, South Korea, and begins planning for the school year ahead.

Cauleen Smith By The Nile (film still), 2012 16mm to digital print Cinematography, Cauleen Smith and Ian Curry Courtesy of the artist

Cauleen Smith: A Star is a Seed, A Seed is a Star

Cauleen Smith: A Star is a Seed, A Seed is a Star

Nettrice Gaskins talks to filmmaker Cauleen Smith about afro-futurism and her work “A Star Is a Seed,” which is currently on view at the MCA in Chicago.

Detroit landmark, Joe Louis Fist Statue

Why Detroit Matters

Why Detroit Matters

Colin Darke introduces his series of guest blog posts on Detroit’s art scene, which is thriving despite the city’s economic troubles.

Danielle Adair, Oh—Say Can You See, video still, 2003. Courtesy of the artist.

Word is a Virus

Word is a Virus | A Studio Visit with Danielle Adair

Word is a Virus

Word is a Virus | A Studio Visit with Danielle Adair

Carol Cheh talks with Danielle Adair, an artist whose videos, performances and installations interrogate the political uses to which language is put.

Kara Walker. Exodus of Confederates from Atlanta. Courtesy of Kara Walker and the Museum of Modern Art, New York City.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has the latest news on Kara Walker, Cindy Sherman, Robert Adams and many other artists featured in Art21 programs.

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New Guest Blogger: Colin Darke, Artist and Writer, Detroit

New Guest Blogger: Colin Darke, Artist and Writer, Detroit

Our newest blogger-in-residence is Colin Darke, an artist and writer based in Detroit, Michigan.

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NYCU | “David Brooks Tears the Roof Off”

NYCU | “David Brooks Tears the Roof Off”

Watch artist David Brooks and a team of fabricators construct “Desert Rooftops” (2011–12), an Art Production Fund commission for the last undeveloped lot in Manhattan’s Times Square neighborhood.

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Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin | John Holten + Broken Dimanche Press + The Readymades

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin | John Holten + Broken Dimanche Press + The Readymades

A profile of the multifarious John Holten of Broken Dimanche Press, a 3 year old project committed to publishing the adventurous works of various authors, artists, and designers.

Alfred Barr, with MOMA's art.

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | The MOCA Debacle: What Does ‘Visually Stimulating’ Even Mean?

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | The MOCA Debacle: What Does ‘Visually Stimulating’ Even Mean?

Catherine Wagley on Paul Schimmel’s controversial departure from the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles.

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Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | Vulnerability of the View

Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | Vulnerability of the View

Erin Sweeny uses the literal and metaphorical framework of sunglasses to reflect on Los Angeles, its art scene, and her current role as an observer of and participant in it.

Oliver Herring gets our version of TASK Unplugged started

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Reflecting on the Art21 Educators Summer Institute

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Reflecting on the Art21 Educators Summer Institute

This past Art21 Educators summer institute, which was recently held from July 2-10 here in NYC, just FLEW. Sixteen art, science, Spanish, English, special education, language arts and social studies teachers came together with us for eight days of workshops, conversations, artist visits, studio visits and museum visits in order to explore ways of utilizing contemporary art to foster student learning.

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Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | A Postcard from Berlin

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | A Postcard from Berlin

Michelle Jubin says “yes” to a two-month stay in Berlin to master German, and while there, discovers the rewards of saying “no” are greater than she’d thought.

Hernan Bas. “Untitled 2,” 2011. Photographic print. From the series “A bunch of fairies.” Courtesy of the artist.

Just Hernan, Not “Hernan” (Going & Coming, Part 4)

Just Hernan, Not “Hernan” (Going & Coming, Part 4)

Bill Bilowit of Wet Heat Project profiles Hernan Bas, one of Miami’s most successful artists who recently relocated to Detroit.

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Bedfellows: Art and Visual Culture

Bedfellows | Waking Dreams

Bedfellows: Art and Visual Culture

Bedfellows | Waking Dreams

Victoria Gannon ponders the mystery of an evening’s early nightfall in the context of images by Chris Fraser, a Bay area artist.

Credit: William Kentridge. Pages from notebooks for The Refusal of Time (2012). Image courtesy the artist and Hatje Cantz.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has news on William Kentridge, John Baldessari, Cindy Sherman and many other artists featured in Art21 films and programs.

Production still from the Exclusive video, "Ai Weiwei: New Communication."

Exclusive | Ai Weiwei: New Communication

Exclusive | Ai Weiwei: New Communication

Art21’s latest Exclusive video: in one of his first on-camera interviews following his release from detention in 2011, Ai Weiwei discusses the potential for artists to express themselves online.