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Shannon Fitzgerald,

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio | Shannon Fitzgerald

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio | Shannon Fitzgerald

Georgia Kotretsos talks to the new executive director of the Rochester Art Center in Rochester, Minnesota.

Illustration by Swanny Mouton.

Flash Points

The Museum as Memory Palace

Flash Points

The Museum as Memory Palace

Our new Flashpoints series on Storytelling kicks off with a look at how museums can weave narratives through the placement of objects in space.

Sandy Skoglund, Cats in Paris, 1990. Image: flatrock.org.nz

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Ideas With Legs

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Ideas With Legs

Because I so love questions and quotes, and use them in my own teaching to get students thinking about process, predetermined notions about contemporary art and even prejudices, this week I wanted to offer three dynamite thoughts to get students thinking out of the gate…

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Distances Can Be Deceiving

Distances Can Be Deceiving

Recalling his experiences while on residency in Ireland, artist and guest blogger Stephen Lacy muses on the relation of introspection, distance and time.

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Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | Auf Wiedersehen, Berlin

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | Auf Wiedersehen, Berlin

Michelle Jubin bids farewell to her summer in Berlin, but pays a visit to dOCUMENTA 13 before departing.

Courtesy Doug Ashford

5 Questions for Contemporary Practice

5 Questions for Contemporary Practice with Doug Ashford

5 Questions for Contemporary Practice

5 Questions for Contemporary Practice with Doug Ashford

Thom Donovan interviews Doug Ashford, who is widely known for his work with Group Material during the period 1983-1996.

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

Centerfield | Embodying the Disembodied: Leif Elggren at LAMPO

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

Centerfield | Embodying the Disembodied: Leif Elggren at LAMPO

Caroline Picard shares her observations on Leif Elggren’s performance at the Graham Foundation (presented by LAMPO) last fall.

After restoration, night view of the north west wall of Milton Glaser's mural, "Color Fuses," 1975. Image by Mark Williams, Imagenation, LLC. Property of the U.S. GSA.

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | Restored and Renewed: Milton Glaser’s 1975 Artwork, “Color Fuses”

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | Restored and Renewed: Milton Glaser’s 1975 Artwork, “Color Fuses”

Mitlon Glaser’s 1975 art installation in Indianapolis, “Color Fuses,” recently underwent a dramatic restoration and can now be seen as the artist originally intended.

Yayoi Kusama. "Yellow Trees" at 14th Street, 2012. Photo courtesy Nettrice Gaskins.

Yayoi Kusama at the Whitney: Accumulation, Infinity and the Multiverse

Yayoi Kusama at the Whitney: Accumulation, Infinity and the Multiverse

Nettrice Gaskins reviews the Yayoi Kusama retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and considers Kusama’s work in light of immersive 3D worlds and “Augmented Spaces.”

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Mining the Local: Ya Dig? (While on Residency in Ireland)

Mining the Local: Ya Dig? (While on Residency in Ireland)

Artist Stephen Lacy, who recently returned from a residency at The Good Hatchery in Ireland, will reflect on that experience during his two-week blogger-in-residence stint.

Stephen Lacy, Artist and Educator.

New Guest Blogger: Stephen Lacy, Artist, Chicago

New Guest Blogger: Stephen Lacy, Artist, Chicago

Stephen Lacy, an artist who helms Academy Records in Chicago, is the Art21 Blog’s newest writer-in-residence.

Barry McGee. "Roseville Trainyards," 1995. Photo by Craig Costello. Courtesy of the artist

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has news on Barry McGee, Cai Guo-Qiang, Krzysztof Wodiczko and other artists featured in Art21′s documentaries and programs.

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The Storyteller: An Interview with Hera Buyuktasciyan

The Storyteller: An Interview with Hera Buyuktasciyan

Istanbul-based artist Hera Buyuktasciyan’s projects draw on the stories people tell–some tragic, others triumphant–about family, community, and their relation to individual self-worth.

Mash Up: Collage from 1930 to the present, Installation view East Gallery L & M Arts.  Courtesy L & M Arts.

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Mash Up: Collage from 1930 to the present at L & M Arts

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Mash Up: Collage from 1930 to the present at L & M Arts

Lily Simonson reviews a group show featuring collage works by Art21 artists John Baldessari, Barbara Kruger, Mark Bradford, and Paul McCarthy.

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Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | Why the Meta Matters

Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | Why the Meta Matters

Kelsey Elisabeth Nelson explains why even the most cryptic work of art gains meaning when we question the steps that brought it to where it resides.

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Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | just look.

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | just look.

Sarah Merianos tells us how she and her classmates created a “Parafiction” exhibition as a final course project.

David Brooks' "Desert Rooftops" in progress. Image: huffingtonpost.com

Teaching with Contemporary Art

And furthermore…

Teaching with Contemporary Art

And furthermore…

One of my students read last week’s post and was interested in playing devil’s advocate by asking a few more questions about the recent New York Close Up segment, David …

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The Power of Simple: An Interivew with Ha Za Vu Zu

The Power of Simple: An Interivew with Ha Za Vu Zu

Elizabeth Wolfson talks to Ha Za Vu Zu, an artist collective whose performances play on the thin boundary between performer and audience.

Jack Goldstein, Selected Writings 1994–2000, one of 17 books. Collection Brian Butler, Los Angeles. Photo: Brian Forrest, courtesy 1301PE and the Estate of Jack Goldstein.

Word is a Virus

Word is a Virus | Jack Goldstein: The Subject Vanishes

Word is a Virus

Word is a Virus | Jack Goldstein: The Subject Vanishes

Carol Cheh looks at the writings of Jack Goldstein, a seminal member of the Pictures Generation who also made numerous bodies of work using nothing but text.

Allora & Calzadilla, Stop, repair, prepare: Variations on 'Ode to joy', No 1 (installation view, Gladstone Gallery, New York), 2008, © Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla. Photo Kaldor Public Art Project.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has news on Allora & Calzadilla, Kiki Smith, Fred Wilson and other artists featured in Art21 programs.

Close Encounters with Josephine Halvorson

NYCU | Close Encounters with Josephine Halvorson

NYCU | Close Encounters with Josephine Halvorson

What’s the relationship between an artist and her subject? Watch our latest NYCU film featuring artist Josephine Halvorson.

George Legendre and Serkan Ozkaya, "Dried Agnollotto" from "One and Three Pasta." Photo by Serkan Ozkaya. Courtesy of the artist.

Double Or Nothing: An Interview with Serkan Ozkaya

Double Or Nothing: An Interview with Serkan Ozkaya

What do Michelangelo’s “David” and a piece of fusilli pasta have in common? Read Elizabeth Wolfson’s interview with Turksih artist Serkan Ozkaya to find out.

Photo courtesy of Rowan El Shimi via Flickr

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Revolution 2.1 | The Dictator Will Be Tagged: Power, Revolution Graffiti and the Deconstructed Superhero

Revolution 2.1

Revolution 2.1 | The Dictator Will Be Tagged: Power, Revolution Graffiti and the Deconstructed Superhero

TheArt21 Blog’s newest column debuts today!

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Revolution 2.1

New Column | Revolution 2.1: Art and Resistance in the Middle East

Revolution 2.1

New Column | Revolution 2.1: Art and Resistance in the Middle East

The Art21 Blog’s newest column looks at the second chapter of the Arab Spring through the visual art, poetry, music and other cultural forms it inspires.

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Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | Carrying Home

Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | Carrying Home

Erin Sweeny reflects on the varied meanings of home, partly by way of Mike Kelley’s “Mobile Homestead,” a full-size replica of his Michigan childhood home.

David Brooks, "Desert Rooftops", 2011. Source: Art Production Fund

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching with New York Close Up: David Brooks Tears The Roof Off

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching with New York Close Up: David Brooks Tears The Roof Off

David Brooks Tears The Roof Off is an apt title for one of our most recent New York Close Up films this summer. Within the first 60 seconds of a …

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Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | Entry to Kassel

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | Entry to Kassel

Guest poster Laura Miller shares her experience staying in an art installation-cum-living space called Temporary Home while visiting dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel, Germany.

Ali Taptik, " 'Mesire' " (Triptych), 2012 courtesy of the artist and The Empire Project

Writing about Art and the Nation: Turkish and Other… Whaaa?

Writing about Art and the Nation: Turkish and Other… Whaaa?

During her guest blog run, Elizabeth Wolfson will explore how we use national identity markers in thinking about artistic production in Turkey as well as more generally.

"The Cyclorama." Atlanta, Georgia. 2006. Roadside Georgia. September, 2008.

Kara Walker: The Art of War

Kara Walker: The Art of War

Nettrice Gaskins reports on Kara Walker’s recent lecture “The Art of War” at the Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum.

Barbara Kruger. "Belief+Doubt," 2012. Photo by Cathy Carver. Courtesy the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has news on Barbara Kruger, Oliver Herring, Maya Lin and other artists featured in Art21 programs.

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New Guest Blogger: Elizabeth Wolfson, Doctoral Student, Providence, RI

New Guest Blogger: Elizabeth Wolfson, Doctoral Student, Providence, RI

Our newest blogger-in-residence is Elizabeth Wolfson, a former Art21 columnist who is currently a doctoral candidate at Brown University.

Barranca Museo de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo (Barranca Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art)

Are There Any Good Contemporary Art Museums in Mexico?

Are There Any Good Contemporary Art Museums in Mexico?

Guest blogger Mariana Aguirre looks at the state of contemporary art museums in cities such as Mexico City, Oaxaca, and Monterrey.

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Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Anna Piaggi and the Summer One-Off

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Anna Piaggi and the Summer One-Off

The writer and fashion icon Anna Piaggi, who died this week at 81, serves as a reminder that in art, as life, one-off gestures are often the most memorable ones.

Rineke Dijkstra, "Kolobrzeg, Poland, July 26, 1992". Source: Guggenheim.org. Courtesy the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York and Paris. © Rineke Dijkstra

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Kids on the Beach?

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Kids on the Beach?

There are times when you just have to sit for a while in order to experience a show… and sometimes you get lucky and there are also benches in the picture. I got lucky on steamy summer day and both elements came together for a recent visit to Rineke Dijkstra’s retrospective at the Guggenheim, on view through October 8th.

Partituras Finales (Final Scores).

Sound in Recent Works by Mexican Artists

Sound in Recent Works by Mexican Artists

Israel Martínez guest blogs a post surveying the state of contemporary sound art in Mexico.

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Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | Internships and the Graduate Student

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | Internships and the Graduate Student

Jenn Pascoe talks to Denise Carbone, head conservator at the American Philosophical Society, about graduate internships and their value for young professionals.