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100 Artists | Jessica Stockholder

100 Artists | Jessica Stockholder

For the final post in her 21-day blogging residency, Thea Liberty Nichols interviews Art21-featured artist Jessica Stockholder.

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Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | New Situationist City

Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | New Situationist City

“Considering the search for meaningful engagement in a society that feels increasingly fragmented, certain aspects of Situationist theory are more topical than ever.”

Credit: Jessica Stockholder. "Story of Angle #3," 2013. Graphite and colored pencil on paper. 11" x 14". Courtesy the artist and Barbara Edwards Contemporary.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Jessica Stockholder explores drawing in multiple dimensions, Richard Serra presents early experiments with nontraditional materials, James Turrell delves into light, and much more.

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Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio | Sandrine Wymann

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio | Sandrine Wymann

Georgia Kotretsos interviews Sandrine Wymann, curator and director of La Kunsthalle Mulhouse, a contemporary art center in France.

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100 Artists | Paul Pfeiffer

100 Artists | Paul Pfeiffer

In conjunction with Art21’s “100 Artists” celebration, a report from Rhizome’s 2013 Seven on Seven Conference where Paul Pfeiffer presented a new collaborative project.

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Queer Berlin

Queer Berlin | A Tale of 2 Cities, Queer Berlin vs. Queer New York

Queer Berlin

Queer Berlin | A Tale of 2 Cities, Queer Berlin vs. Queer New York

For her second blog post in the new column “Queer Berlin,” Ali Fitzgerald compares some “pitfalls and successes of queer performance.”

Elizabeth Murray, "Worm's Eye," 2002. Courtesy The Pace Gallery, New York.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Drawing with the Lights Out

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Drawing with the Lights Out

For the longest time I had assumed, wrongly, that students should view a series of images before trying to make sketches inspired by those images.

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Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | Where Does the Art Happen?

Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | Where Does the Art Happen?

Kelsey Elisabeth Nelson asks what’s so important about erasure?

Florian Maier-Aichen. "Untitled," 2013. Courtesy the artist and the Gagosian Gallery.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup Florian Maier-Aichen employs the splatter, Barbara Kruger and Shahzia Sikander discuss their artwork, Matthew Barney presents works on paper, and more. Florian Maier-Aichen is presenting his …

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“The only thing I do everyday” | Tavi Gevinson

“The only thing I do everyday” | Tavi Gevinson

“Rookie” editor Tavi Gevinson speaks with Thea Liberty Nichols abou crossing disciplines, crossing platforms, and being a writer at the end of the day.

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Exclusive | Ann Hamilton: “the event of a thread”

Exclusive | Ann Hamilton: “the event of a thread”

Art21’s Associate Producer sheds light on the paper bags scattered throughout Ann Hamilton’s Park Avenue Armory installation “the event of a thread.”

Aperture's new Spring 2013 cover. Photo (detail) by Christopher Williams. Image: Aperture.org

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Aperture Makes a Great Magazine Even Better

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Aperture Makes a Great Magazine Even Better

Aperture has re-envisioned what was already a high quality magazine and made some beautiful and exciting changes.

Stan Douglas. Hors-champs, 1992. Two-channel video installation with stereo sound; 13:20 minutes. Courtesy of the artist and David Zwirner Gallery, New York. Image courtesy of the artist and David Zwirner Gallery, New York. © Stan Douglas

Alchemy of Inspiration

Alchemy of Inspiration I All About the Blues

Alchemy of Inspiration

Alchemy of Inspiration I All About the Blues

Columnist Jessica Lott visits the Whitney Museum’s “Blues for Smoke,” a wide-ranging exhibition exploring the definition of the blues and blues aesthetic.

Susan Silton, Kay, from Who's in a Name?, 2013, offset lithographed screen grab

Word is a Virus

Word is a Virus | Susan Silton Asks, “Who’s in a Name?”

Word is a Virus

Word is a Virus | Susan Silton Asks, “Who’s in a Name?”

Columnist Carol Cheh reflects on Susan Stilton’s interventionist artwork “Who’s in a Name?”, a response to John Baldessari’s marquee installation “Your Name in Lights.”

Barry McGee. "Untitled (Crawling Man)," 1999/2012. In private collection. Photo: Tom Powel Imaging.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Barry McGee travels with his mid-career survey, Laurie Anderson collaborates with the Kronos Quartet, Kalup Linzy premieres his film in NYC, Ann Hamilton re-installs “phora”…

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NYCU | Diana Al-Hadid’s Suspended Reality

NYCU | Diana Al-Hadid’s Suspended Reality

How does an artist resist reality? Watch the latest film from “New York Close Up” featuring artist Diana Al-Hadid.

Vija Celmins, "Night Sky #10," 1994-1995
Oil on linen mounted on wood, 31 x 37 1/2 inches
Private collection
Photo by John Bigelow Taylor 
Courtesy McKee Gallery, New York

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Bringing Them Back Home

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Bringing Them Back Home

Who are some of your standout students from previous years? Where are they today?

Doris Salcedo
“Abyss,” 2005
Brick, cement, steel and epoxyc resin installation: T1 Triennial of Contemporary Art, Castello di Rivoli, Torino, 173 1/2 x 545 1/2 x 639 1/4 in
Courtesy Alexander and Bonin, New York.

100 Artists | Doris Salcedo

100 Artists | Doris Salcedo

Next up in our “100 Artists” celebration is Season 5 artist Doris Salcedo and a newly released text interview on war, displacement, and imprisonment.

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You Can’t Always Give and You Can’t Always Take | Edie Fake

You Can’t Always Give and You Can’t Always Take | Edie Fake

“Sharing what we can is how we help each other thrive on this messed up planet. It creates networks, emotional bonds, kinship, thought…”

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New Kids on the Block

New Kids on the Block | Summer Wheat on Her Flight Away from “Cowboy Space Gangsters”

New Kids on the Block

New Kids on the Block | Summer Wheat on Her Flight Away from “Cowboy Space Gangsters”

Columnist Jacquelyn Gleisner traces a painter’s evolution and movement from wholesome Oklahoma City to bohemian Brooklyn.

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Lynda Benglis manipulates metal, Julie Mehretu and Matthew Ritchie explore diagrams, Shahzia Sikander flows poetic…

A mannequin tagging on Barry McGee’s “Untitled” (1999/2012). Production still from the series Exclusive. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Bob Elfstrom.

© Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Bob Elfstrom.

Exclusive | Barry McGee: Tagging

Exclusive | Barry McGee: Tagging

On the occasion of Barry McGee’s retrospective exhibition at ICA Boston, Associate Producer Ian Forster draws attention to illustrative mannequins included in the show.

Dieter Roth, "Literature Sausage (Literaturwurst)," 1969, published 1961-70. Artist’s book of ground copy of Suche nach einer Neuen Welt by Robert F. Kennedy. Gelatin, lard, and spices in natural casing. Overall (approx.) 12 x 6 11/16 x 3 9/16 in. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. The Print Associates Fund in honor of  Deborah Wye.

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Ink | Supporting a Habit: Dieter Roth at MoMA

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | Supporting a Habit: Dieter Roth at MoMA

Dieter Roth loved making books and was among the first to radically expand the idea of what a book could be.

Jon Kessler, "The Web" 2013 at Swiss Institute. Courtesy the artist and Métamatic Research Initiative, Amsterdam. Photo: Daniel Perez

On View Now

On View Now | Welcome to the Pleasure Dome: Jon Kessler’s “The Web”

On View Now

On View Now | Welcome to the Pleasure Dome: Jon Kessler’s “The Web”

“Kessler turns to contemporary visual culture, and specifically Apple Inc., to examine the impact of popular and commercial imagery and products on society’s desires…”

Zarina, "Dividing Line", 2001. Image: hyperallergic.com

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Zarina’s Paper Like Skin

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Zarina’s Paper Like Skin

If you teach about and with paper, don’t miss “Zarina: Paper Like Skin,” on view through April 21 at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

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“My Work Should Grow on You” | Faheem Majeed

“My Work Should Grow on You” | Faheem Majeed

“Like any sane person that is faced with a difficult life decision, I decided to go to grad school.”

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Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Seeing Pink

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Seeing Pink

Columnist Catherine Wagely makes the leap from the Human Rights Campaign’s pink-on-red equal sign to an exhibition of works by Brad Spence.

Maya Lin. "Sliver Thames," 2012. Courtesy the artist and Pace London.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Maya Lin explores the topography of Europe, Roni Horn displays photographs and glass, Rashid Johnson highlights artistic contributions by women and minorities, and much more.