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Thea Nichols.

April Blogger-in-Residence | Thea Liberty Nichols

April Blogger-in-Residence | Thea Liberty Nichols

Introducing Art21’s blogger-in-residence for the month of April.

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Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio | George Georgakopoulos

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio | George Georgakopoulos

Columnist Georgia Kotretsos interviews “art hub creator” George Georgakopoulos, posing questions about his long-running curatorial projects and Greece’s contemporary art scene.

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Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | Lure of the Line

Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | Lure of the Line

Writing from an artist residency program in Santa Fe, Erin Sweeny contemplates “the natural phenomena” of New Mexico and its “striking horizon lines.”

Mira Schor. “Expropriation Series: I'm Glad to See You Are Keeping Busy,” 2012. Ink and oil on gesso on linen, 24 x 28 in. Courtesy the artist.

An Avatar of Self: A Conversation with Mira Schor (Part 2)

An Avatar of Self: A Conversation with Mira Schor (Part 2)

Amanda Beroza Friedman completes her March blogging residency with this post, the second part of her recent exchange with Mira Schor.

An Avatar of Self: A Conversation with Mira Schor (Part 1)

An Avatar of Self: A Conversation with Mira Schor (Part 1)

In her final post, our March bloggerin-residence interviews artist and writer Mira Schor.

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100 Artists | Vija Celmins

100 Artists | Vija Celmins

In conjunction with Art21’s 100 Artists celebration, a roundup of current exhibitions featuring work by Season 2 artist Vija Celmins.

Nayland Blake, "Oh", 2013. Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Well Beyond Everyday

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Well Beyond Everyday

If you are interested in how everyday materials can become bizarre and (sometimes) brilliant sculpture, there are three shows ready and waiting for you in Chelsea: Nayland Blake’s What Wont Wrong at Matthew Marks; B. Wurtz’s Recent Works at Metro Pictures; and Mark Dion’s two-floor delight titled Drawings, Prints, Multiples and Sculptures at Tanya Bonakdar.

Michelle Grabner, "DRAFT," Installation view. Autumn Space, 2013. Photo courtesy of Autumn Space.

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

Centerfield | Embracing the Cliché: An Interview with Michelle Grabner

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

Centerfield | Embracing the Cliché: An Interview with Michelle Grabner

Caroline Picard interviews Michelle Grabner, artist, writer, and co-curator of the 2014 Whitney Biennial.

Mansai Nomura + Hiroshi Sugimoto. "SANBASO, Divine Dance," 2013. Courtesy Japan Society and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week, Hiroshi Sugimoto presents film and performance, Carrie Mae Weems explores feminism’s evolution, James Turrell kicks off a series of exhibitions, and much more.

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Exclusive | Elizabeth Murray: “Bop”

Exclusive | Elizabeth Murray: “Bop”

Filmed in 2002, this new Exclusive shows the late artist Elizabeth Murray in her Manhattan studio working on the large-scale painting “Bop.”

Emily Mast, "Birdbrain (Addendum)," 2012, video still. Courtesy of the artist and LACE.

Word is a Virus

Word is a Virus | LA Existancial

Word is a Virus

Word is a Virus | LA Existancial

Carol Cheh reviews the Guy de Cointet exhibition at LACE and touches on the creative links between Los Angeles and France.

William Kentridge creating video animation for "Breathe" (2008) in his studio, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2008. "William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible," production still, 2010. © Art21, Inc. 2010.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Home and (or) Away

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Home and (or) Away

Teachers can take trips with their classes to local cultural institutions but sometimes it is beneficial to plan a trip to our own classroom.

Barbara T. Smith. Excerpt from "Poetry: Child Voice," 1965-1966. Courtesy The Box Gallery.

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Barbara T. Smith: Cheek To Glass, Electric Impressions of the Material Body

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Barbara T. Smith: Cheek To Glass, Electric Impressions of the Material Body

Danielle McCullough recounts the life of politically-engaged performer and “body artist” Barbara T. Smith.

Do Ho Suh. "Karma," 2012. Courtesy New Orleans Museum of Art.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

A Do-Ho Suh sculpture rises in NOLA, Ursula von Rydingsvard talks woodwork, Ai Weiwei pays homage to Pablo Neruda, Charles Atlas brings sound to Frieze…

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NYCU | Josephine Halvorson Is on the Clock

NYCU | Josephine Halvorson Is on the Clock

Can an artist create a compelling work in a single day? Watch our latest NYCU film featuring artist Josephine Halvorson.

Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | Let the Kids Ride

Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | Let the Kids Ride

Antonius Wiriadjaja draws connections between Chris Jordan’s clock tower installation in Queens, graduate school, and the Helsinki Bus Station Theory.

Liz Magic Laser, "The Digital Face": digital c-print. Image: lizmagiclaser.com

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching with New York Close Up | Liz Magic Laser and David Brooks

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching with New York Close Up | Liz Magic Laser and David Brooks

Two recent New York Close Up films featuring artists Liz Magic Laser and David Brooks exemplify how the film series “can make strong interdisciplinary connections.”

Mandolyn Wilson Rosen. "Knit Cuff," 2012. Acrylic and collage on wood panel. 14 x 11 in. Courtesy the artist.

A Conversation with Mandolyn Wilson Rosen

A Conversation with Mandolyn Wilson Rosen

Our March blogger-in-residence speaks with artist Mandolyn Wilson Rosen about the process of painting spaces inspired by her immediate surroundings.

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New Kids on the Block

New Kids on the Block | Far Out with Lisa Sanditz

New Kids on the Block

New Kids on the Block | Far Out with Lisa Sanditz

Jacquelyn Gleisner chats with artist Lisa Sanditz about her imaginative paintings, the art world today, and the artist’s last great cheeseburger.

assume vivid astro focus. “alter visions after fatalities,” 2013. Courtesy the artists and The Suzanne Geiss Company.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Assume vivid astro focus brighten up the Armory Show, Barbara Kruger talks to Interview magazine, and several artists open new exhibitions.

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Exclusive | Margaret Kilgallen: Heroines

Exclusive | Margaret Kilgallen: Heroines

Read about four extraordinary women in this post from Associate Producer Ian Forster.

The "State of Palestine" passport stamp by West Bank artist, Khaled Jarrar. The artist stamped passports during the exhibition "MiddleEastEurope" 2011-2012. Image credit: http://electronicintifada.net

Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

Speaking Truth to Culture: An Interview with Czech Curator Zuzana Štefková

Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

Speaking Truth to Culture: An Interview with Czech Curator Zuzana Štefková

Columnist Marissa Perel visits Czech curator Zuzana Štefková, “known for her challenging curatorial projects that work across religious, ethnic, and social divides.”

Nan Goldin, "Gilles and Gotscha, Paris," 1992-93. Cibachrome print. Courtesy the artist and Matthew Marks Gallery, New York/Los Angeles.

On View Now

On View Now | Time Warp: “NYC 1993″ at the New Museum

On View Now

On View Now | Time Warp: “NYC 1993″ at the New Museum

Some works “seem as powerful and provocative today as they were twenty years ago,” writes Max Weintraub in our second review of “NYC 1993.”

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Time is Running Out: Join Us for Art21 Educators

Time is Running Out: Join Us for Art21 Educators

One last reminder: there are less than two weeks left to apply for year five of Art21 Educators.

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Access 100 Artists | Global Dispatch

Access 100 Artists | Global Dispatch

Art21’s Director of Education discusses our International Council and how they “help us gauge the temperature around the reception of our films abroad.”

Transmission

Transmission | An Interview with Seth Kim-Cohen: “I move to the left, and back to my right, step behind the amplifier, and I disappear into the darkness”

Transmission

Transmission | An Interview with Seth Kim-Cohen: “I move to the left, and back to my right, step behind the amplifier, and I disappear into the darkness”

Projects by Seth Kim-Cohen “initiate a listening about and around rock music as a cultural signifier.” Amelia Ishmael interviews the artist for her column “Transmission.”

A Conversation with Jen Schwarting

A Conversation with Jen Schwarting

Amanda Beroza Friedman talks with artist and writer Jen Schwarting about Google searching for “drunk girls.”

Kara Walker. "The Theater" from 'Rise Up Ye Mighty Race', 2012. Courtesy the artist and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Kara Walker exhibits in Chicago, Ann Hamilton shows new textile-inspired prints, Fred Wilson receives a Mayor’s Award—all this and more in our Weekly Roundup.

David Brooks, "Imbroglios (a phylogenetic tree, from Homo sapiens to Megalops atlanticus)," 2012. Fiberglass, gelcoat, MDF, pencil, hardware; 21 x 12 x 5 feet. Installation view from "Notes On Structure (imbroglios, heaps and myopias)," American Contemporary, New York, March 29–April 29, 2012. Production still from the "New York Close Up" film, "David Brooks Is In His Element". © Art21, Inc. 2013. Artwork courtesy of the artist and American Contemporary, New York.

NYCU | David Brooks Is In His Element

NYCU | David Brooks Is In His Element

What can an artist learn from the hard sciences? Watch our latest NYCU film featuring artist David Brooks.

Dodge Ram website (February 2013), with overlaid indicators of signifiers of print used in their marketing campaigns.

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | Print and the Virtual, Authentic Image

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | Print and the Virtual, Authentic Image

Guest writer Julia V. Hendrickson shares thoughts on “the intersections of printmaking and the digital image, and the subsequent constructions of an authentic image online.”

Amanda B. Friedman.

New Blogger-in-Residence | Amanda Beroza Friedman, Artist, Brooklyn, NY

New Blogger-in-Residence | Amanda Beroza Friedman, Artist, Brooklyn, NY

Introducing Amanda Beroza Friedman, Art21’s blogger-in-residence for the month of March.