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ARTos Cultural and Research Foundation, Advisor/Co-founder, Maria Papacharalambous and Director/Founder, Achilleas Kentonis

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio | ARTos Cultural and Research Foundation

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio | ARTos Cultural and Research Foundation

Georgia Kotretsos interviews the founders of the ARTos Cultural and Research Foundation, artists Achilleas Kentonis and Maria Papacharalambous.

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New Guest Blogger: Michael Neault, Content and Media Producer, Portland, OR

New Guest Blogger: Michael Neault, Content and Media Producer, Portland, OR

The Art21 Blog’s newest guest blogger is Michael Neault, a content and media producer at Second Story Interactive Studios

Alfredo Jaar. "The Geometry of Conscience," (2010). Courtesy of the artist and the Museum of Memory and Human Rights.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup, Alfredo Jaar reconnects the dots of a collective memory, Cindy Sherman presents early work, El Anatsui showcases his pot of wisdom, and more.

#fail: The End of Self-Portraiture

#fail: The End of Self-Portraiture

From Andy Warhol to Cindy Sherman to James Franco, Jeffrey Augustine Songco considers the development of self-portraiture and its future as an art form.

Claire Danes in the last episode of Homeland's second season, after the attack.

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Natural Born, Dead on Arrival

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Natural Born, Dead on Arrival

Two exhibitions in Culver City right now do exactly what Showtime’s “Homeland” should have done.

Google image search results for "resolutions," from www.colipera.com.

Praxis Makes Perfect

Taking Stock

Praxis Makes Perfect

Taking Stock

As the calendar approaches the year’s end, Kelsey Elisabeth Nelson takes a reflective look at change while taking stock, even if it means to “retrofit.”

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teachable Moments in 2012

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teachable Moments in 2012

Before we continue talking about last week’s “Speak About What’s Unspeakable,” I thought it might be good idea to end the year on a constructive note by looking back at some of the most teachable moments- events, exhibits, chance happenings and other opportunities – that made for uncanny entry points in the classroom…

Tom: "Tell me everything you know about this work." Me: "I'm pretty sure this is a nightmare caused by exam stress - Da Vinci isn't on my Orals bibliography....."

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | Over & Out

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | Over & Out

It’s Boxing Day. After two days of rest, great food, and much-anticipated family time, it’s the moment I have (not) been waiting for: Orals Exam Preparation. I handed in my …

Ellen Nielsen, "Spectacle Box", 2007. Sequins, pins, wood, glass, velvet, 9" x 18" x 3". Courtesy of the artist.

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

Afterimage: An Interview with Dahlia Tulett-Gross and Thea Liberty Nichols

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

Afterimage: An Interview with Dahlia Tulett-Gross and Thea Liberty Nichols

Caroline Picard talks with Dahlia Tulett-Gross and Thea Liberty Nichols about some of the visual legacies between two Chicago generations in the exhibition “Afterimage,” held last summer at the DePaul Art Museum.

The Aesthetics of My Instagram

The Aesthetics of My Instagram

Guest blogger Jeffrey Augustine Songco considers the aesthetic parallels between his Instagram feed and great works of art.

Kiki Smith. Everywhere (Sitting Fawn), 2010. Courtesy of the artist and the Barbara Gross Galerie.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has news on Kiki Smith, Marina Abramovic, Matthew Barney, and other artists featured in Art21′s programs and documentaries.

Veep: Humor in Materials

Veep: Humor in Materials

Guest blogger Jeffrey Augustine Songco discusses the role that humor plays in art.

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NYCU | Kalup Linzy Likes It A Little Bit Off

NYCU | Kalup Linzy Likes It A Little Bit Off

Our latest NYCU film featuring Kalup Linzy is now live! Watch as Linzy recounts the making of his 2008 video, “Keys to Our Heart.”

"Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art." Curated by

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision | The Best in Food-Art 2012

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision | The Best in Food-Art 2012

Writers Megan Fizzel and Andrew Russeth join Nicole Caruth for a look at the year’s best food-art projects.

Illustration on the Pioneer Plaque.

Flash Points

Art and Aliens: How Would an Artist Represent Humanity to Extraterrestrial Life?

Flash Points

Art and Aliens: How Would an Artist Represent Humanity to Extraterrestrial Life?

How might a contemporary artist represent humanity to extraterrestrial life? Guest poster Colleen Brogan considers the possibilities.

Painting by Samantha Clowes, Nyack High School, NY 2011

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Speak About What’s Unspeakable

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Speak About What’s Unspeakable

In the contemporary art classroom, perhaps there is an opening to deconstruct what’s really behind our love of guns, the obsession with “killing”, and “hunting down” characters in things like video games? Can we make spaces where these things are discussed and responses are shared in order to educate a broader audience that really affects change?

Sandy, Sex, and Survival

Sandy, Sex, and Survival

Guest blogger Jeffrey Songco wonders if artwork about sex and sexuality is also to some degree always about survival, as well.

The Library of Sacred Technologies (LoST)

Word is a Virus

Word is a Virus | The Library of Sacred Technologies: Divine Providence 2.0

Word is a Virus

Word is a Virus | The Library of Sacred Technologies: Divine Providence 2.0

Carol Cheh on the Library of Sacred Technologies (LoST), an experimental publishing platform that has produced a series of pamphlets that are part religious tract, part art zine.

Invisible Relationships

Invisible Relationships

Guest blogger Jeffrey Augustine Songco looks at the “invisible” relationships that are formed between artists, and between artists and audiences.

Ann Hamilton. "the event of a thread," 2012. Photo by Kemi Ilesanmi.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has news on Ann Hamilton, Pierre Huyghe, Martin Puryear and other artists featured in Art21′s programs and documentaries.

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New Guest Blogger: Jeffrey Augustine Songco

New Guest Blogger: Jeffrey Augustine Songco

The Art21 Blog’s newest blogger-in-residence is former “Praxis Makes Perfect” columnist Jeffrey Augustine Songco!

Production still from the Exclusive video "David Altmejd: Assistants."

Exclusive | David Altmejd: Assistants

Exclusive | David Altmejd: Assistants

Filmed in early 2011, two of David Altmejd’s assistants describe the experience of working for the sculptor in his Queens, New York studio.

Katsutoshi Yuasa. Pseudo Mythology #3, 2011. Oil-based woodcut with pigment on Shin Torinoko paper. 95 ½  x 192 inches. Edition of 2, printed and published by the artist.  Image courtesy of the artist and TAG Fine Arts, New York and London.

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | On Perception: Katsutoshi Yuasa’s Woodcuts

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | On Perception: Katsutoshi Yuasa’s Woodcuts

Sarah Kirk Hanley looks at the woodcuts of Katsutoshi Yuasa, whose first solo exhibition in the US is at the ISE Cultural Foundation in New York, through January 4th.

Printed Matter cleaning waterlogged works outside its storefront in Chelsea. Image courtesy of Hyperallergic.

Art in the Aftermath: Systems of Finding and Giving Relief

Art in the Aftermath: Systems of Finding and Giving Relief

Serena Qiu talks to Christy MacLear of the Rauschenberg Foundation and Holly Greenfield of auction house Paddle8 about hurricane relief efforts sponsored by their respective organizations.

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Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | In The Long Run

Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | In The Long Run

Erin Sweeny looks at the role that failure and the unexpected plays in sustaining an art practice over the long run.

“Cuantos Mas?,” installation in Tijuana. Mexico. November 1998

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Tanya Aguiñiga / Transnational Arts Operative

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Tanya Aguiñiga / Transnational Arts Operative

Danielle McCullough profiles Tanya Aguiñiga, an artist/activist whose works take many forms, many of which engage notions of transnational autobiography.

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Smack Mellon Could Use Your Help!

Smack Mellon Could Use Your Help!

Smack Mellon was seriously damaged during Hurricane Sandy. You can help by attending Wienerfest & Fundraiser, where fifty percent of full price ticket sales will go to Smack Mellon relief.

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching with Lynda Benglis in the Elementary Classroom

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching with Lynda Benglis in the Elementary Classroom

Sharing contemporary art is a wonderful way to generate questions and discussions about art, and in turn, motivate young artists to take risks with their own art making.

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Guest Bloggers This Week: Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Guest Bloggers This Week: Teaching with Contemporary Art

This week I am pleased to say that the Teaching with Contemporary Art column some guest bloggers…
Julia CopperSmith and Maureen Hergott are both alumni of the Art21 Educators program and teach elementary art education at Scott and Westdale Elementary Schools in Melrose Park and Northlake near Chicago. Their work has been inspiring to all of us here at Art21 for the past two years, especially since they are finding ways to work with contemporary art and engage some very young students in the process.

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Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | My Cure for End-of-Semester Kvetching

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | My Cure for End-of-Semester Kvetching

Katherine Pulido finds inspiration in the fiber works and drawings of the late artist Lenore Tawney, whose works are currently on view at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

Mikhail Baryshnikov at ABA gallery, 2012. Photograph by Graham Lott

Alchemy of Inspiration

Alchemy of Inspiration I Baryshnikov in Conversation: “Art I’ve Lived With”

Alchemy of Inspiration

Alchemy of Inspiration I Baryshnikov in Conversation: “Art I’ve Lived With”

Jessica Lott talks to famed dancer/choreographer Mikhail Baryshnikov about his art collection, on view now in the exhibition “The Art I’ve Lived With” at ABA Gallery in Manhattan.

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New Kids on the Block

New Kids on the Block | “Brain Work” with Pilvi Takala

New Kids on the Block

New Kids on the Block | “Brain Work” with Pilvi Takala

Jacquelyn Gleisner talks to the Istanbul-based artist Pilvi Takala, whose performance-based “interventions” challenge social and behavioral norms.

Jeff Koons. "Coloring Book 1997–2005," 2012. Photo by Kenzo. Courtesy of the artist.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Come meet NYCU co-producers Wesley Miller and Nick Ravich at the Apple Store Soho, plus the latest news on Jeff Koons, William Kentridge, Gabriel Orozco and other Art21 artists.

Cao Guimarães and Carolina Cordeiro, Campo Cego (Blind Field) #2, 2008. C-print. Courtesy Galeria Nara Roesler

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio | Tumelo Mosaka (Part 2)

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio | Tumelo Mosaka (Part 2)

Part 2 of Georgia Kotretsos’ conversation with curator Tumelo Mosaka, in which he discusses his upcoming curatorial project “Blind Field” at the Krannert Museum.

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Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

Gimme Shelter | Infiltrating the MoMA Atrium, Part 1: An Interview with Ralph Lemon on the Curation of “Some sweet day”

Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

Gimme Shelter | Infiltrating the MoMA Atrium, Part 1: An Interview with Ralph Lemon on the Curation of “Some sweet day”

Marissa Perel talks to Ralph Lemon about the series “Some sweet day,” which was shown in the MoMA’s atrium from October 15 to November 4th, 2012.

Mark Bradford, "Father, You Have Murdered Me," 2012. Mixed media collage on canvas, 102 x 144 inches. © Mark Bradford / Image courtesy of Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York

On View Now

On View Now | Mark Bradford and the Revival of Abstraction

On View Now

On View Now | Mark Bradford and the Revival of Abstraction

Max Weintraub on Mark Bradford’s monumental new works, on view at Sikkema Jenkins & Co. in New York.