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Exclusive | Bruce Nauman’s Studio Routine

Exclusive | Bruce Nauman’s Studio Routine

In today’s “Exclusive,” filmed in 2000 at Bruce Nauman’s New Mexico studio, he explains his need to experiment with new materials and forms daily.

Opening night of Unlimited at Art Basel, June 2013. Photo by Natalie Musteata.

Travelogue No. 4: Experimental Time-based Media Galore in Switzerland

Travelogue No. 4: Experimental Time-based Media Galore in Switzerland

For her fourth and final travelogue entry, Natalie Musteata walks us through Art Basel in Switzerland.

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NYCU | Marela Zacarías’s Work Finds A Good Home

NYCU | Marela Zacarías’s Work Finds A Good Home

In a new “New York Close Up” film, artist Marela Zacarías moves a suite of sculptures from the Brooklyn Museum to different spaces in the borough.

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Praxis Makes Perfect

Topography of Time

Praxis Makes Perfect

Topography of Time

As she settles into her new home in Brooklyn, columnist Erin Sweeny reflects on a year of wandering after graduate school.

Bob Adelman, “No Man Is An Island, Kelly Ingram Park, Birmingham, Alabama,” 1963. Gelatin silver print; printed later. 30 x 40 in. Edition of 15. Courtesy ??

Editor’s Picks: “1963” and “Time of Change”

Editor’s Picks: “1963” and “Time of Change”

Two exhibitions at Howard Greenberg Gallery “seem well timed, even mildly prophetic, given the demonstrations and court proceedings of the last few weeks.”

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Year Five of Art21 Educators: Renee Bareno and Sara Fromboluti

Year Five of Art21 Educators: Renee Bareno and Sara Fromboluti

Let’s get acquainted with Art21 Educators Renee Bareno and Sara Fromboluti.

Vaginal Davis + Susanne Sachsse. "Communist Bigamist," 2010. Graphic design by Nebojsa Tabacki.

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A Look Back at the Career of Vaginal Davis

Queer Berlin

A Look Back at the Career of Vaginal Davis

Ali Fitzgerald sits down with legendary “terrorist drag” performer Vaginal Davis to talk about her nearly 30-year career and next chapter.

Vija Celmins. "Untitled (Web 3)," 2002. 1-color photogravure/aquatint/drypoint. Courtesy the artist and McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Vija Celmins is cast in a web, Ellen Gallagher covers a glossy, Ai Weiwei drops his first music album, Carrie Mae Weems arrives in Cleveland…

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We Are Family: Seven New Artists Join “New York Close Up”

We Are Family: Seven New Artists Join “New York Close Up”

Art21 Director of Production and “New York Close Up” series co-creator/co-producer introduces new artists to the “New York Close Up” series roster.

Ragnar Kjartansson’s S.S. Hangover, a repurposed Icelandic fishing boat, in which a crew of tuxedo-clad musicians played a composition for brass instruments while ferrying the boat from one dock to the next in a procession that recalls the sixteenth century Venetian tradition of floating Theaters of the World. Photo by Natalie Musteata.

Travelogue Entry No. 3: Singularity and Repetition in Venice

Travelogue Entry No. 3: Singularity and Repetition in Venice

Continuing her trek through Europe, Natalie Musteata reports on this year’s Venice Biennale and “an almost 1:1 reconstruction” of Harald Szeemann’s landmark exhibition of 1969.

John Baldessari. "Tetrad Series: WHAT IS A LITTLE AND WHAT IS A LOT," 1999. Digital printing, hand lettering, and acrylic paint on canvas, 94 x 94 in. © John Baldessari. Courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, New York.

100 Artists: John Baldessari

100 Artists: John Baldessari

100 Artists is a yearlong celebration of the 100 artists who have appeared to date in Art21′s award-winning film series Art in the Twenty-First Century. Throughout 2013, we are dedicating two to three …

Xavier Veilhan, Lautner, Aluminum and polyurethane paint. From the exhibition "Architectones" in 2013 at Goldstein Sheats Residence Los Angeles. Courtesy Galerie Perrotin.

Looking at Los Angeles

The Architect, the Artist, and the House That’s Become a Star

Looking at Los Angeles

The Architect, the Artist, and the House That’s Become a Star

Catherine Wagley visits the famous Sheats-Goldstein House and considers the pop culture present of this fifty-year-old residence by architect John Lautner.

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

You Say You Want Evolution: Looking Backward and Forward with Portfolios

Teaching with Contemporary Art

You Say You Want Evolution: Looking Backward and Forward with Portfolios

Similar to in-progress critiques, portfolio reflections and evaluations do not have to arrive at the end of things. Utilized during the course, it allows for both looking back and looking forward.

Artist Geo Wyeth performing at Kate Werble Gallery in January, 2012. Production stills from the series New York Close Up. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by John Marton.

Staff Pick

Staff Pick: Geo Wyeth

Staff Pick

Staff Pick: Geo Wyeth

Ever since Geo Wyeth‘s electrifying performance at New York’s Kate Werble Gallery, I’ve had his haunting song, “At The End We Listen,” on repeat. It’s so good that I’ve braved the G train twice to see him …

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Word is a Virus

Night Papers

Word is a Virus

Night Papers

Carol Cheh reports on an L.A.-based literary journal that “has the look and feel of a humble neighborhood rag” but is filled with “surprising moments.”

Rashid Johnson. "Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos," 2008. Blackened gunmetal steel. Courtesy the artist and the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA. Photo by Nettrice Gaskins.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Rashid Johnson, James Turrell, Mike Kelley, Cindy Sherman, and more.

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Exclusive | Trenton Doyle Hancock, Ten Years Later

Exclusive | Trenton Doyle Hancock, Ten Years Later

In Art21′s latest “Exclusive,” artist Trenton Doyle Hancock talks about life changes and how his work has evolved.

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Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

A Brief History of Sacrifice

Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

A Brief History of Sacrifice

Columnist Marissa Perel considers the lives of four women who “emerged from a modernist, male-centered art world” and “redefined studio art.”

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Travelogue Entry No. 2: Nouvelles de Paris

Travelogue Entry No. 2: Nouvelles de Paris

Reporting from Paris, Blogger-in-Residence Natalie Musteata visits the solo exhibitions of Lorna Simpson, Ahlam Shibli, Simon Hantaï, and Mike Kelley.

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Art in the After

Art in the After

Crys Moore writes about her experience working with the late artist Beatriz da Costa and asks, how does one continue an artist’s work posthumously?

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Year Five of Art21 Educators: Becca Belleville and Eric Pugh

Year Five of Art21 Educators: Becca Belleville and Eric Pugh

This week, we are excited to present Art21 Educators Becca Belleville and Eric Pugh of Baltimore, Maryland.

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New Kids on the Block

All Who Muster with Allison Smith

New Kids on the Block

All Who Muster with Allison Smith

The Civil War remains one of the most poignant periods of American history, perpetuated by reenactments and examined by artist Allison Smith.

Raymond Pettibon. "No Title (Safe he called…)," 2010. Courtesy the artist, the High Line and David Zwirner, New York/London.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Raymond Pettibon quotes rapper Notorious B.I.G., Ai Weiwei pitches 1,000 tents, Paul McCarthy has multiple exhibitions in New York City, and more.

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NYCU | Eddie Martinez’s Risky Business

NYCU | Eddie Martinez’s Risky Business

In a new “New York Close Up” film, artist Eddie Martinez discusses the motivation to shift his paintings from Pop-like figurations to pared down abstractions.

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Travelogue Entry No. 1: On and Off the Beaten Track in Europe

Travelogue Entry No. 1: On and Off the Beaten Track in Europe

Blogger-in-Residence Natalie Musteata reports on Nottingham Contemporary, one of the largest contemporary art spaces in the UK, and “the real gem” of her recent visit.

Paul McCarthy, “White Snow, Bookends,” black walnut, 2013. Image: twi-ny/mdr

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Size Matters

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Size Matters

Teaching students about scale in a work of art is “a tricky thing for art educators.”

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Staff Pick

Staff Pick: Rain Room

Staff Pick

Staff Pick: Rain Room

Development Associate, KC Forcier,

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© Tim Hetherington, Courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery, New York

Sight Unseen: Tim Hetherington’s Portraits of the Blind

Sight Unseen: Tim Hetherington’s Portraits of the Blind

“Tim Hetherington frames the blind in a visual purgatory between extremes: posed or disturbed, drenched in light or enshrouded in darkness.”

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June Blogger-in-Residence | Natalie Musteata

June Blogger-in-Residence | Natalie Musteata

Introducing Art21′s Blogger-in-Residence for the month of June.

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Flooded

Flooded

In her final post as Blogger-in-Residence, Danielle Sommer takes us to the center of Robert Smithson’s canonical work of land art, “Spiral Jetty.”

Lari Pittman, Untitled #11, 2003. Matte oil, aerosol lacquer, and Cel-Vinyl on gessoed canvas, 76 x 102 inches. Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles, and Thomas Dane Gallery, London © Lari Pittman.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Lari Pittman arrives in the Midwest, Alfredo Jaar revisits Venice Biennale, Kalup Linzy casts Michael Stipe, David Altmejd explores paradise, and Marina Abramović appears in an opera.