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Alicia Eler.

New Blogger-in-Residence | Alicia Eler, Art Critic and Curator, Chicago, IL

New Blogger-in-Residence | Alicia Eler, Art Critic and Curator, Chicago, IL

Introducing our February blogger-in-residence, art critic and curator Alicia Eler.

Still from Jim Shaw's The Whole (2009). Courtesy MOCAtv and the artist.

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | What Have Bangs Got to Do with It?

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | What Have Bangs Got to Do with It?

All the talk about Michelle Obama’s new haircut inspires Catherine Wagely to look at bangs in art.

Diagram of Conversation with artist Andrea Sodomka,
Vienna, 8/9/2012

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio | Adelheid Mers (Part 2)

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio | Adelheid Mers (Part 2)

Part two of Georgia Kotretsos’s interview with Chicago–based artist, writer, editor, professor, and curator Adelheid Mers.

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Join Us for Year Five of Art21 Educators

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Join Us for Year Five of Art21 Educators

Are you a teacher interested in learning more about utilizing contemporary art in your classroom? Does spending a week in New York City this summer collaborating with other educators and …

Anna Atkins. "Chordaria flagelliformis," circa 1840s. Cyanotype.

Brain on the Beach: Seven Essential Sources for Art and Cognitive Science

Brain on the Beach: Seven Essential Sources for Art and Cognitive Science

Michael Neault completes his blogging residency with a roundup of things to read.

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Eleanor Antin Takes Over @Art21 (Again!) | #AntinCWS

Eleanor Antin Takes Over @Art21 (Again!) | #AntinCWS

Artist Eleanor Antin will take over the @Art21 Twitter account to perform a special reading on Wednesday, January 30, from 3:00–4:00 p.m. EST.

Adelheid Mers

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio | Adelheid Mers (Part 1)

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio | Adelheid Mers (Part 1)

Georgia Kotretsos chats with Chicago–based artist, writer, editor, professor, and curator Adelheid Mers.

Raqs Media Collective. "Please do not touch the work of art," (2006). Courtesy the artists.

Flash Points

Careful Not to Touch

Flash Points

Careful Not to Touch

“If you could touch one artwork, in any museum, which would it be? And what would you be seeking?” Tim Svenonius writes for Flash Points.

Untitled (Helman Gallery Parallelogram), 1971. © 2012 Bruce Nauman / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / DACS London

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Nettrice Gaskins has the latest on Art21-featured artists.

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Exclusive | Shahzia Sikander: “The Last Post”

Exclusive | Shahzia Sikander: “The Last Post”

Art21’s Associate Producer, Ian Forster, sheds a little light on our latest Exclusive.

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Access 100 Artists: Get Involved!

Access 100 Artists: Get Involved!

Art21’s Director of Education, Rosanna Flouty, sends out a call to action. Get involved with our latest initiative, Access 100 Artists, and host a screening!

Sir John Everet Millais, “Ophelia,” 1852. Oil on canvas, 30” x 44”. Tate Britain.

Aslant a Brook: A Scientific Approach to Comparing the Gallery and the Virtual

Aslant a Brook: A Scientific Approach to Comparing the Gallery and the Virtual

What’s the difference between the live and the digital viewing experience? Blogger-in-residence Michael Neault writes about a recent study by scientists in the UK.

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Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | The World Is Not Flat

Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | The World Is Not Flat

Open Enrollment’s Erin Sweeny writes eloquently about physical motion in the lives of young artists and the “emotional gravity wrapped up in movement.”

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Questions, Questions, Questions

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Questions, Questions, Questions

During a recent conversation I was asked, “Where do you come up with the questions featured in the Art21 educator guides?” I didn’t know what to say. The “Before Viewing” …

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The Art21 Translation Project: Bringing the Words of Contemporary Artists to Global Audiences

The Art21 Translation Project: Bringing the Words of Contemporary Artists to Global Audiences

An introduction to the Art21 Translation Project by Art21 Director of Digital Media and Strategy, Jonathan Munar.

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | Life Lessons from a Soon-to-Be Lifelong Arts Manager

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | Life Lessons from a Soon-to-Be Lifelong Arts Manager

With commencement on the horizon, Open Enrollment’s Sarah Merianos shares some of the important things she’s learned about arts management.

Candida Alvarez, mambomountain, panoramic installation view, courtesy of Hyde Park Art Center, photo by Tom van Eynde.

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

Centerfield: Art in the Middle | Mashed Up and Shredded into Space: An Interview with Candida Alvarez

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

Centerfield: Art in the Middle | Mashed Up and Shredded into Space: An Interview with Candida Alvarez

Caroline Picard poses four questions to artist Candida Alvarez whose paintings are currently on view at Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago.

Release party for Darin Klein and Friends' Box of Books Vol. V, Human Resources, Los Angeles, October 2012. Photo courtesy of The Art Book Review.

Word is a Virus

Word is a Virus | Artists’ Zines: Darin Klein and Friends’ Box of Books

Word is a Virus

Word is a Virus | Artists’ Zines: Darin Klein and Friends’ Box of Books

Columnist Carol Cheh praises Darin Klein and Friends’ Box of Books that “conjure minimalist and conceptual art practices dating back to the 1960s.”

Ai Weiwei. "Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn," 1995. Photo by Melina Mara for The Washington Post. Courtesy the artist and the Newseum.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Ai Weiwei’s work is part of the celebration of the U.S. Presidential Inauguration, Trenton Doyle Hancock wins the Greenfield Prize, and much more.

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NYCU | Tommy Hartung Is Off and Running

NYCU | Tommy Hartung Is Off and Running

How does an artist find relief from the pressures of the studio? Watch our latest NYCU film featuring artist Tommy Hartung.

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The Teetering of the Diagonal Line

The Teetering of the Diagonal Line

Blogger-in-Residence Michael Neault contemplates a question that artists and scientists have tried to answer: Can you reduce visual perception to a few fundamental elements?

Egyptian hip hop trio Arabian Knightz.  Photo courtesy of the artists.

Revolution 2.1

Revolution 2.1 | The Year of Accountability: 2012 in 10 Music Videos

Revolution 2.1

Revolution 2.1 | The Year of Accountability: 2012 in 10 Music Videos

Columnist Safa Samiezade’-Yazd looks back on music videos of 2012 that spoke to the spirit of Arab uprisings.

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Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | The Artist’s Voice

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | The Artist’s Voice

Open Enrollment’s Jenn Pascoe on how artists write about their own work and the value of the personal voice.

Einstein courtesy of hetemeel.com

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Creative Killing?

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Creative Killing?

While the NRA is quick to blame video games for violent behavior because they would much rather talk about something else besides banning assault weapons and ammunition (thank you, Governor Cuomo), I think that organizations like the International Game Developers Association could have a dramatic impact on the future of video games worldwide if the “creative” end of gaming wasn’t so consistently connected to killing people on a video screen.

John Currin, "Girl in Bed," 1993. Oil on canvas. © John Currin. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery. Photograph: Robert McKeever

Alchemy of Inspiration

Alchemy of Inspiration I Looking Ahead to 1993…

Alchemy of Inspiration

Alchemy of Inspiration I Looking Ahead to 1993…

We’re a couple of weeks into the new year, and so in the interest of getting organized, here’s a preview of what to see in New York in the upcoming …

Limited Edition Tony Smith T-Shirt.

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | Happy (Belated) Birthday, Tony Smith!

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | Happy (Belated) Birthday, Tony Smith!

You can help document the work of sculptor Tony Smith and get a limited-edition t-shirt, too! Columnist Richard McCoy has the details.

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New Kids on the Block

New Kids on the Block | Nyssa Frank of The Living Gallery

New Kids on the Block

New Kids on the Block | Nyssa Frank of The Living Gallery

Columnist Jacquelyn Gleisner Google chats with Nyssa Frank, owner of The Living Gallery, an alternative art space and community outreach venue in Brooklyn.

John Baldessari. "Learn to dream," 2013. Courtesy Arts Matter and the Los Angeles Fund for Public Education; Photo by Victor Treato.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week, John Baldessari’s artwork covers L.A. buses; Kara Walker and Yinka Shonibare MBE say it loud and proud in Florida, and lots more.

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Exclusive | Richard Serra: Tools & Strategies

Exclusive | Richard Serra: Tools & Strategies

In a new “Exclusive” video, artist Richard Serra describes the various tools and conceptual strategies he has used throughout his career when working with lead and steel.

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Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

Toward a Possible Body: An Interview with Emily Roysdon

Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

Toward a Possible Body: An Interview with Emily Roysdon

Marissa Perel speaks with Emily Roysdon about her recent performance at the Tate Modern, and her participation in MoMA’s first annual performance symposium.

Heather Rasmussen. "Untitled (Block City)." Hi-res digital photo. 2005. Photo courtesy of Heather Rasmussen.

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Heather Rasmussen: Cataclysmic Collections

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Heather Rasmussen: Cataclysmic Collections

Columnist Danielle McCullough writes about the work of Los Angeles-based artist Heather Rasmussen and her ongoing interest in catastrophe.

Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | No Rest for the Teaching Artist

Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | No Rest for the Teaching Artist

Antonius Wiriadjaja on helping two artists prepare for their upcoming shows in New York City.

A scene from My Name is Asher Lev with Ari Brand and Mark Nelson. Image: broadway.com

Teaching with Contemporary Art

When Works of Literature Make The Leap

Teaching with Contemporary Art

When Works of Literature Make The Leap

Contemporary artists and performers offer pathways into literature for the hard-to-inspire. Artists such as Glenn Ligon, Jenny Holzer, and even performances like the off-Broadway production of My Name is Asher Lev offer students ways to get inspired and involved with literature from different starting points.

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | Resolution Time…Once Again

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | Resolution Time…Once Again

Artist and current MFA student Katherine Pulido shares her three resolutions for 2013.

Painting by Ilya Repin, Unexpected Visitors, 1888

Tracking the Gaze

Tracking the Gaze

Blogger-in-residence Michael Neault writes about the science of eye tracking. What are our eyes doing when looking at a work of art?

Fred Wilson. "To Die Upon a Kiss," (2011). © Fred Wilson, courtesy Pace Gallery. Photo: G.R. Christmas, courtesy Pace Gallery, New York.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Nettrice Gaskins kicks off the week with a roundup of exhibition and events featuring Art21 artists.