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Basim Magdy, "13 Essential Rules for Understanding the World," 2011. Super 8 film transferred to HD video. 5 min. 16 sec. Courtesy Newman Popiashvili Gallery, New York, Hunt Kastner, Prague and artSümer, Istanbul.

Another Side of Reality: An Interview with Basim Magdy

Another Side of Reality: An Interview with Basim Magdy

Basim Magdy talks about his childhood in Cairo, becoming an artist, and his experimental films.

Sally Mann, Jessie Mann, Liz Liguori and the Mountain Lake Workshop. Metempsychosis, Diptych II, 2011. Courtesy the Reynolds Gallery.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Sally Mann’s photographs inspire new work, Maya Lin sculpts a landscape, Allora & Calzadilla explore rifts and borders, and more.

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The Revolution: On K–12 Education

The Revolution: On K–12 Education

Contemporary art and artists are essential to change in the American educational system.

Nina Schwanse, Interview with Veronica Compton (Just You), 1986 (still), 2013; Hi8 transferred to digital video. Courtesy the artist.

Unbecoming

Unbecoming

Writer-in-Residence Cameron Shaw follows up her first piece, “On Becoming,” with some thoughts on unbecoming in the work of Nina Schwanse.

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Carrie Mae Weems tackles issues of identity and belonging, Kimsooja has a thirty-year retrospective, Ai Weiwei organizes a film program, and more.

Kimsooja, To Breathe—A Mirror Woman, 2006. Installation at The Crystal Palace, Madrid. Production still from the Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 5 episode, "Systems," 2009. © Art21, Inc. 2009.

Flashback

Kimsooja: It Was Just a Dream

Flashback

Kimsooja: It Was Just a Dream

Artist Kimsooja discusses her path to becoming an artist, her earliest influences, and her “breathing room” installations.

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Dear Artist, What Was Your First Job?

Dear Artist, What Was Your First Job?

Artists Alec Soth, Spencer Finch, Martha Colburn, and Eleanor Antin discuss their very first jobs.

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Ai Weiwei mounts 3,144 bicycles, Marina Abramović installs her version of The Scream, Alfredo Jaar creates a symphony of crying babies, and more.

Artist Jacolby Satterwhite performing on the Brooklyn Bridge (Lower Manhattan, 05.31.13). Production still from the series New York Close Up. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Rafael Moreno Salazar.

Now Playing

Jacolby Satterwhite

Now Playing

Jacolby Satterwhite

New York Close Up artist Jacolby Satterwhite shares the top twenty-one songs playing in his studio.

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Copy That!

They Are the World

Copy That!

They Are the World

Joy Garnett launches her new column by addressing copying and archival tendencies among contemporary artists.

Mike Kelley, Deodorized Central Mass with Satellites, 1991/1999. Plush toys sewn over wood and wire frames with styrofoam packing material, nylon rope, pulleys, steel hardware and hanging plates, fiberglass, car paint, and disinfectant. Overall dimensions variable. (c) Estate of Mike Kelley. Courtesy Perry Rubenstein Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Joshua White/JWPictures.com.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Mike Kelley’s retrospective travels to New York City, Hiroshi Sugimoto is given carte blanche in Paris, Laurie Anderson is omnipresent in Austin, …

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David Altmejd’s Heads

David Altmejd’s Heads

In this Exclusive David Altmejd discusses his head sculptures, saying “Some sculptors make drawings, I make heads.”

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On Becoming

On Becoming

Cameron Shaw begins her online writing residency with some thoughts on what it means to become.

Ernesto Pujol, Farmers Dream, performance rehearsal at The Warehouse in Salina, Kansas, 2010. Courtesy the artist

A Classroom with Legs

A Classroom with Legs

Social choreographer Ernesto Pujol discusses The Field School, the mobile and ephemeral classroom he founded in 2006.

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An Excerpt from “The Rest of Us”

Booked

An Excerpt from “The Rest of Us”

An excerpt from Jessica Lott’s debut novel, “The Rest of Us,” a love story set in New York City’s art world.

Allan McCollum, The Shapes Project, 2005/06. Framed laserprints on acid-free bond, 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches each, each unique. Installation view at Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York. Photo: Lamay Photo © Allan McCollum
Courtesy the artist.

Flashback

Allan McCollum: In Charge of His Own Destiny

Flashback

Allan McCollum: In Charge of His Own Destiny

Artist Allan McCollum reflects on early influences, from his famous uncle Jon Gnagy to post-war mass production and science fiction films.

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Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

Art21′s Digital Content Editor introduces the first issue of the Art21 Magazine.