Here’s what you may have missed this week:
As usual, Nettrice Gaskins started our week with Art21 artist news, including Diana Al-Hadid’s upcoming exhibition in North Carolina; Cai Guo-Qiang’s traveling solo in Brazil; and a new film starring Marina Abramović.
Blogger-in-Residence | Traveling with Peregrine Honig’s American-Argentinian Twin Boys
For Alicia Eler’s series on artist residencies, she profiled Peregrine Honig who participated in the Proyecto Áce Residency in Buenos Aires. Eler connects Honig’s images of blonde-haired, blue-eyed boys to post-war Nazis in Argentina and celebrity youth in the United States.
Transmission | An Interview with Lori Felker: amplified sprocket holes, light passing through celluloid, bumping into dirt and tape and emulsion
Amelia Ishmael interviewed Chicago–based filmmaker Lori Felker after her performance Light Makes Music. “I’ve seen the performance three times since,” writes Ishmael. “Each time it is different. Each time it is amazing.”
Art 2.1 | New Frontier at Sundance 2013: The Pixelated Pavilion
Back from the Sundance Film Festival, Nettrice Gaskins began a four-part blog series about a new “social and creative space” at the Festival that showcased, among other things, multimedia performances and transmedia experiences.
Teaching with Contemporary Art | Lingering
Joe Fusaro wrote about the value of print when he wants his students to spend more time investigating works of art. ”Teaching with contemporary art,” he says, “involves realizing that not everything worth teaching with is available through Google.”
Art 2.1 | New Frontier at Sundance 2013: 4D Art and Augmented Real
For her second post about New Frontier, Nettrice Gaskins spoke with the ”datamoshing, glitch-creating, meta-rapping” artist Yung Jake whose “mobile augmented reality rap music video” is designed to “pop out of posters and magazines.”
On View Now | Cyprien Gaillard: Video in an Age of Doubt
Max Weintraub favorably reviewed Cyprien Gaillard’s solo show at MoMA PS1. “As this exhibition makes clear,” writes Weintraub, “[Gaillard] does not harbor wistful longings for some lost authentic experience but rather an intense recognition of the complex bonds and muted legacy of our cultural inheritance.”
Blogger-in-Residence | Christopher Meerdo Experiences the Icelandic Landscape Through the Body of a Decomposing Sperm Whale
Alicia Eler delivered another post, this time profiling Chicago–based artist Christopher Meerdo, who spent three months at a residency in Iceland. “Going abroad after completing my MFA was a really good move,” he says. “Like hitting some kind of reset button on my thought processes and creative outlook.”
Exclusive | El Anatsui: “Broken Bridge II”
We posted our newest Exclusive, featuring El Anatsui and his installation on the High Line in New York City. In an accompanying blog post, Art21′s Associate Producer, Ian Forster, explains how cameras are “an integral part” of Anatsui’s creative process.
Next Week on the Art21 Blog
Jacquelyn Gleisner interviews Angela Dufresne; Danielle McCullough looks at what’s happening in Los Angeles; Alicia Eler continues her series on artist residencies; and we release the latest New York Close Up episode.