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Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Being Difficult

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Being Difficult

Llyn Foulkes “has never had nor seemed to want any conceptual smoothness.” Columnist Catherine Wagley on the maverick artist’s retrospective exhibition at the Hammer Museum.

"Die Freundin," a magazine geared towards queer women in pre-WWII Berlin

Queer Berlin

Queer Berlin and James Franco’s “Gay Town”

Queer Berlin

Queer Berlin and James Franco’s “Gay Town”

Longtime contributor Ali Fitzgerald launches her new column “Queer Berlin” with a review of James Franco’s “maddeningly egocentric and self-congratulatory” exhibition.

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Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | High Time: On Ritual and Duration

Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | High Time: On Ritual and Duration

Erin Sweeny explores flexibility and self-imposed structure in the lives of artists and in recent artworks on view at SITE Santa Fe.

El Anatsui, "Sacred Moon", 2007. Image: 303magazine.com

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching with El Anatsui

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching with El Anatsui

El Anastui, one of my favorite artists from season 6, is in some ways an educator’s dream. His sculptures and installations reference history, culture and memory while simultaneously exploring the possibilities of found materials and different processes for making art. And while Anatsui is best known for his stunning, draped metal sculptures, there is more to the work with than meets the eye… and that’s quite a bit to begin with.

Meg Leary. "Douse the Diva" (video still), 2012. Digital video. Courtesy the artist.

Magic in Rural Southwestern Wisconsin: Meg Leary Sounds Off at ACRE Residency

Magic in Rural Southwestern Wisconsin: Meg Leary Sounds Off at ACRE Residency

Alicia Eler completes her blogging residency by interviewing two-time ACRE resident Meg Leary who “explores the corporeal body of the diva and performer.”

Jeremy Bolen. "CERN" 2013

Center Field: Art in the Middle

Center Field | The Stage of Scientific Reproduction: An Interview with Jeremy Bolen

Center Field: Art in the Middle

Center Field | The Stage of Scientific Reproduction: An Interview with Jeremy Bolen

Columnist Caroline Picard speaks with Jeremy Bolen about his photographic investigations of phenomena invisible to the human eye.

Penelope Umbrico, "Universal Remotes (eBay)," 2008. C-prints, dimensions variable.

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

Preserving Digital Art: A Case Study

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

Preserving Digital Art: A Case Study

What is involved in caring for time-based artworks? Columnist Richard McCoy convenes a group of experts to discuss.

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New Bonds and Studio Space Lead to Creative Leaps: Stacia Yeapanis on Chicago’s BOLT Residency

New Bonds and Studio Space Lead to Creative Leaps: Stacia Yeapanis on Chicago’s BOLT Residency

For the penultimate post in her series on artist residencies, Alicia Eler chats with Stacia Yeapanis about a yearlong residency close to home.

William Kentridge. "Untitled (You Are Lying)," 2010. Courtesy the artist and James Cohen Gallery, New York.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

William Kentridge has his first solo in Mumbai, Shana Moulton presents magic realism in Indiana, Yinka Shonibare MBE is the subject of a London conference…

Martin Puryear painting Asphaltum on a copper printing plate at Paulson Bott Press in Berkeley, CA. 
Production still from the series Exclusive. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Bob Elfstrom.

Exclusive | Martin Puryear: Printmaking

Exclusive | Martin Puryear: Printmaking

In today’s Exclusive episode, Martin Puryear creates new prints at Paulson Bott Press in San Francisco, California.

Carrie Schneider. WE (Baltic Version), 2008. C-print, 58 x 76 in. Courtesy of the artist.

Carrie Schneider Adds a Finnish Touch

Carrie Schneider Adds a Finnish Touch

Alicia Eler talks to former Fulbright fellow Carrie Schneider about her time in Finland and affinity to artists from the region.

Martin Puryear, "Ladder for Booker T. Washington," 1996, collection of the artist

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Art21 Educators: Success Stories

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Art21 Educators: Success Stories

Over the past four years there have been many success stories from a what-still-feels-like-new Art21 Educators program. And while the experiences within and beyond Art21 Educators vary wildly from teacher to teacher, some of the educators we have worked with- in a range of disciplines and not just art- have provided us with specific comments and reflective narratives that often make smiles touch the back of our heads.

Aspen Mays. "Punched out stars 1," 14.5 x 11.25 in. Silver gelatin print, unique. Courtesy the artist.

An Earthquake Strikes Aspen Mays’s Starless Fulbright Fellowship to Chile

An Earthquake Strikes Aspen Mays’s Starless Fulbright Fellowship to Chile

Alicia Eler profiles artist and former Fulbright fellow Aspen Mays who traveled to the astronomy capital of the world to make new work.

Wolfgang Tillmans. Moby Lying, 1993. Inkjet print. Courtesy the artist and Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York

Alchemy of Inspiration

Alchemy of Inspiration I Sex, Skater Kids, and Gap Plaid: NYC in 1993

Alchemy of Inspiration

Alchemy of Inspiration I Sex, Skater Kids, and Gap Plaid: NYC in 1993

Jessica Lott reviews the “richly compelling, cohesive, and yet evasive” exhibition “NYC 1993,” now on view at the New Museum.

Slavs and Tatars. Screen capture from "79.89.09." lecture-performance. 2009. Photo courtesy of Slavs and Tatars.

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Slavs and Tatars: “Help the Militia, Beat Yourself Up–Only Solidarity and Patience Will Secure Our Victory”

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Slavs and Tatars: “Help the Militia, Beat Yourself Up–Only Solidarity and Patience Will Secure Our Victory”

Danielle McCullough attends the Los Angeles Art Book Fair and is introduced to the Slavs and Tatars collective.

Zine World at the LA Art Book Fair, held at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. Photo courtesy Printed Matter, Inc.

Word is a Virus

Word is a Virus | Fan Letter: Printed Matter’s First Los Angeles Art Book Fair

Word is a Virus

Word is a Virus | Fan Letter: Printed Matter’s First Los Angeles Art Book Fair

The first ever Los Angeles Art Book Fair gets a rave review from resident book lover Carol Cheh.

Mika Rottenberg. "Felicia from Tropical Breeze," 2004. Image courtesy of the artist and Magasin 3.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Works by LaToya Ruby Frazier and Jeff Koons travel to Rome, Pierre Huyghe wins the Haftmann Prize, Laylah Ali’s Greenheads meet up in Minneapolis.

Yannick Jacquet and Marc Ferrario aka Mandril. "Cityscape 2095," 2013. Courtesy of the artists.

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Art 2.1 | New Frontier at Sundance 2013: Augmented Space in “Cityscape 2095″

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Art 2.1 | New Frontier at Sundance 2013: Augmented Space in “Cityscape 2095″

In a fourth and final post from New Frontier at Sundance, Nettrice Gaskins investigates “augmented space”—the technologies, objects, or symbols that overlay physical space with information.

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From Performance Artist to Object Maker: How Reality Television Changed Young Sun Han’s Practice

From Performance Artist to Object Maker: How Reality Television Changed Young Sun Han’s Practice

Alicia Eler profiles Season 2 “Work of Art” contestant Young Sun Han.

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Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | Chicken Soup (for Those Who Love Art)

Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | Chicken Soup (for Those Who Love Art)

Is there a fundamental difference between the Maker Movement and the kind of hands-on learning that already happens in most museums?

Helen Frankenthaler, Causeway, 2001. Image: artnet.com

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Messing with the Stuff

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Messing with the Stuff

In order for students to feel comfortable expressing themselves with a particular medium, they often have to spend plenty of time messing with the stuff they are interested in shaping- be it car parts, plastics, plaster or paint- before they may be ready to create high quality works. A few artists I find myself recommending to students when it comes to specifically “messing” with paint and thinking like an abstract painter include Hans Hoffman, Helen Frankenthaler, Howard Hodgkin and Jessica Stockholder.

Gutierrez performing an excerpt from, "Retrospective Exhibitionist" squatting over an electric candle. Yours truly on the far left looking like a cynical critic.

Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

“Art Is What You Can Get Away With”: Intervening Warhol with Miguel Gutierrez

Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

“Art Is What You Can Get Away With”: Intervening Warhol with Miguel Gutierrez

Marissa Perel interviews choreographer Miguel Gutierrez following his performance-slash-guided tour of “Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, "Pulse Index", 2010. "Time Lapse", Site Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2012. Photo by : Kate Russel

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Art 2.1 | New Frontier at Sundance 2013: “Pulse Index” and “Coral RKV”

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Art 2.1 | New Frontier at Sundance 2013: “Pulse Index” and “Coral RKV”

Nettrice Gaskins revisits relational aesthetics in a third post from New Frontier at Sundance, looking at works by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer and Lynette Wallworth.

Julie Lequin. ["Title Unknown,"] 2009. Watercolor and pencil on paper, 12 x 9 in. Courtesy the artist.

France is for Phonies: Julie Lequin Isolated in Paris

France is for Phonies: Julie Lequin Isolated in Paris

Alicia Eler profiles artist Julie Lequin whose residency in Paris turned out to be a “jail-made-out-of-gold.”

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New Kids on the Block

New Kids on the Block | Angela Dufresne: Self-Confessed Storyteller, Punk, Image Maker, and Feminist

New Kids on the Block

New Kids on the Block | Angela Dufresne: Self-Confessed Storyteller, Punk, Image Maker, and Feminist

Jacquelyn Gleisner speaks with artist Angela Dufresne whose “landscapes are murky” and portraits are “brooding.”

Cindy Sherman inspired GARAGE magazine cover. Photo: Patrick Demarchelier. Courtesy GARAGE magazine.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week in Art21 artist news, Cindy Sherman inspires a magazine cover, the Carrie Mae Weems retrospective goes to Portland, and more.

Installation of El Anatsui’s “Broken Bridge II” (2012) above the High Line in New York City. Production still from the series Exclusive. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Ian Forster.

Exclusive | El Anatsui: “Broken Bridge II”

Exclusive | El Anatsui: “Broken Bridge II”

A new Exclusive episode featuring El Anastui’s largest installation to date, on view along the High Line in New York City.

Christopher Meerdo. "Keflavik, Iceland," 2012. Archival inkjet print. Courtesy the artist.

Christopher Meerdo Experiences the Icelandic Landscape Through the Body of a Decomposing Sperm Whale

Christopher Meerdo Experiences the Icelandic Landscape Through the Body of a Decomposing Sperm Whale

How did a three-month residency in Iceland and a dead whale change the work of Chicago–based artist Christopher Meerdo? Art21′s blogger-in-residence has the story.

Cyprien Gaillard, "Desniansky Raion," 2007. Video with sound, 30:00 min. @ Cyprien Gaillard. Courtesy Bugada & Cargnel, Paris.

On View Now

On View Now | Cyprien Gaillard: Video in an Age of Doubt

On View Now

On View Now | Cyprien Gaillard: Video in an Age of Doubt

Max Weintraub reviews “Cyprien Gaillard: The Crystal World,” now on view at MoMA PS1.

"E.m-bed.de/d" (left) and "Augmented Real" by Yung Jake.

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Art 2.1 | New Frontier at Sundance 2013: 4D Art and Augmented Real

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Art 2.1 | New Frontier at Sundance 2013: 4D Art and Augmented Real

Nettrice Gaskins speaks with “datamoshing, glitch-creating, meta-rapping” artist Yung Jake in a second post from New Frontier at Sundance.

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Lingering

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Lingering

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about lingering with images and ways I can get my students to stay with works of art long enough to see and investigate what …

Welcome to the desert of the real: the entrance to New Frontier at Sundance 2013.

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Art 2.1 | New Frontier at Sundance 2013: The Pixelated Pavilion

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Art 2.1 | New Frontier at Sundance 2013: The Pixelated Pavilion

Nettrice Gaskins introduces a series of reports from New Frontier: an experimental space at the 2013 Sundance Film Fesitval.

Transmission

Transmission | An Interview with Lori Felker: amplified sprocket holes, light passing through celluloid, bumping into dirt and tape and emulsion

Transmission

Transmission | An Interview with Lori Felker: amplified sprocket holes, light passing through celluloid, bumping into dirt and tape and emulsion

Columnist Amelia Ishmael interviews filmmaker and performer Lori Felkner about her “amazing” piece “Light Makes Music.”

"Analogue Tendril" (2012) monoprint, lithograph, silkscreen

Traveling with Peregrine Honig’s American-Argentinian Twin Boys

Traveling with Peregrine Honig’s American-Argentinian Twin Boys

Alicia Eler on the relationship between an artist’s residency in Buenos Aires and blond-haired, blue-eyed boys in the work of Peregrine Honig.

Diana Al-Hadid. Invisibabel, 2009. Courtesy of the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

El Anatsui has his first solo exhibition in New York, Charles Atlas presents two moving-image works, Laurie Simmons talks to Vanity Fair…

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NYCU | Mika Rottenberg and the Amazing Invention Factory

NYCU | Mika Rottenberg and the Amazing Invention Factory

What are the stories we tell about objects? Watch our latest NYCU film featuring artist Mika Rottenberg.