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De-installing "Sandy-transformed art work" after the Flooded Art Party at 133 Imlay Street, Red Hook.

Art in the Aftermath: Unpacking the Flooded Art Party with Artists Charlotte Kidd and Z Behl

Art in the Aftermath: Unpacking the Flooded Art Party with Artists Charlotte Kidd and Z Behl

Guest blogger Serena Qiu attends a “flooded art party” at a gutted collective studio space in Red Hook.

Check out samizdat drafting company’s Fuguestate, a project that’s a brilliant introduction to the math behind music theory through a simple visualization of  Bach’s “Little Fugue” on a player piano type roll. This project takes a complex amount of data and makes it simple and beautiful – and by the time you’ve finished watching the animation, you’ll have a much better idea of how for Bach, math is music. Image: channingrodman.com

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Combining (Complicating?) Ideas

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Combining (Complicating?) Ideas

Years ago I had a professor who was a bit cruel when it came to giving feedback. But one piece of feedback he gave me has influenced my teaching, especially in units like this one. He once said, exasperated over my inability to get to the next step on a piece, “Joe, you call these ideas?? Put them together and make one good one!”
In the spirit of this advice which has resonated with me for years I have asked my own students to begin combining ideas in order to more fully explore and depict the theme and subject they have chosen.

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Bedfellows: Art and Visual Culture

Bedfellows | The Magic Window

Bedfellows: Art and Visual Culture

Bedfellows | The Magic Window

Victoria Gannon on the drawings of Desirée Holman and the alienations of nuclear family life.

Rebuilding Casey Kaplan Gallery. Courtesy of the gallery, Marcus Yam and The New York Times

Art in the Aftermath of Sandy

Art in the Aftermath of Sandy

It’s now been just over a month since I watched on the news as houses and lives were swept away, feeling guilty and isolated as I sat on my couch …

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New Guest Blogger: Serena Qiu, Arts Writer, Brooklyn

New Guest Blogger: Serena Qiu, Arts Writer, Brooklyn

The Art21′s newest guest blogger is Serena Qiu, a Brooklyn, NY-based arts writer.

Ai Weiwei. "Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads," 2012. Photo courtesy the artist. © 2012 Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has the latest news on Ai Weiwei, Erin Shirreff, Laurie Anderson and other artists featured in Art21′s television programs and online documentaries.