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Crowdsourced Beats

Crowdsourced Beats

Blogger-in-residence Dorothy Santos on two crowdsourced sound works that “provoke questions about virtual engagement and interaction.”

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Center Field: Art in the Middle

Reenactment and Mourning: Old Roads to Gary Indiana

Center Field: Art in the Middle

Reenactment and Mourning: Old Roads to Gary Indiana

Chicago-based columnist Caroline Picard looks back on an artist’s tribute to Michael Jackson and “the complex network surrounding Jackson’s stardom.”

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Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

Glitter and Chains

Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

Glitter and Chains

Marissa Perel reviews Carlos Maria Romero and Juan Betancurth’s performance at Abrons Arts Center.

Cai Guo-Qiang. Installation view of "Monument," 2013. Courtesy Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro. Photo by Joana França.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Cai Guo-Qiang’s flying objects hang in Brazil, Diana Al-Hadid’s sculptures are installed Georgia, William Kentridge lectures in Paris and Vienna…

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Rackstraw Downes Paints West Texas

Rackstraw Downes Paints West Texas

In today’s “Exclusive,” artist Rackstraw Downes discusses his interest in altered landscapes.

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Word is a Virus

The Flights of Concord

Word is a Virus

The Flights of Concord

Columnist Carol Cheh interviews members of Concord, a “youthful and highly organic project” based in Los Angeles.

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Alchemy of Inspiration

Difficult Relationships at the Whitney

Alchemy of Inspiration

Difficult Relationships at the Whitney

Columnist Jessica Lott reviews the Whitney Museum’s exhibition “I, YOU, WE,” a throwback to the 1993 Whitney Biennial.

Arturo Herrera, "Mushrooms (detail)," 2009. Mixed media on paper; 57.625 x 44.75 inches; Artwork © Arturo Herrera/Image courtesy of the artist and Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Arturo Herrera curates a show in Texas, Cindy Sherman photos disturb in Norway, Laylah Ali showcases an abolitionist online…

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NYCU | Jacolby Satterwhite Dances with His Self

NYCU | Jacolby Satterwhite Dances with His Self

In a new “New York Close Up” film, artist Jacolby Satterwhite crafts surreal 3D animated videos while transporting characters from his virtual worlds into the streets of New York City.

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New Kids on the Block

Paolo Cirio’s Lovely Faces

New Kids on the Block

Paolo Cirio’s Lovely Faces

Columnist Jacquelyn Gleisner interviews media artist Paolo Cirio about his controversial dating website, Lovely-Faces.

James Turrell. "Aten Reign," 2013. Courtesy GalleristNY and Guggenheim, New York City.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

James Turrell takes over the Guggenheim’s rotunda, John Baldessari explores the complexities of space, Pepón Osorio addressed his inner child, and more.

Barry McGee at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive during his 2012 retrospective exhibition.
Production still from the series Exclusive. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Bob Elfstrom.

Barry McGee Shares His Retrospective with Others

Barry McGee Shares His Retrospective with Others

In today’s “Exclusive,” Barry McGee discusses the work of family, friends, and street artists that he included in his retrospective exhibition at BAM/PFA.

Stephanie Syjuco. "Free Texts: An Open Source Reading Room", 2012. Commissioned by the ZERO1 Biennial, San Jose, CA. September 12 - December 5, 2012.

The Open Internet: From Virtuality to Physicality

The Open Internet: From Virtuality to Physicality

Blogger-in-Residence Dorothy Santos asks what is actually free online.

El Anatsui, "Earth’s Skin," 2007. Aluminum and copper wire, 177 x 394 in. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. Photograph by Joe Levack, courtesy of the Akron Art Museum.

On View Now

Transcendent Tapestries: El Anatsui at the Brooklyn Museum

On View Now

Transcendent Tapestries: El Anatsui at the Brooklyn Museum

Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui at the Brooklyn Museum marks the first solo exhibition in a New York museum of Anatsui’s art. Featuring over thirty works by …

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Year Five of Art21 Educators: Rebecca Mir and Alyssa Greenberg

Year Five of Art21 Educators: Rebecca Mir and Alyssa Greenberg

Since May, we’ve been introducing you to this year’s Art21 Educators. Today, meet our final two educators, Rebecca Mir and Alyssa Greenberg.

Mary Reid Kelley. "The Syphilis of Sisyphus," 2011 (still). HD video, sound. Courtesy of the artist, Fredericks & Freiser Gallery, and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Mary Reid Kelley channels myth, Gabriel Orozco thinks in circles, Kiki Smith and Cindy Sherman explore witchery, and more.

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August Blogger-in-Residence: Dorothy Santos

August Blogger-in-Residence: Dorothy Santos

Introducing Art21’s August Blogger-in-Residence, Dorothy Santos.