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Bruce Nauman in his New Mexico studio in August, 2000. Production still from the series Exclusive. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Bob Elfstrom

Bruce Nauman Slows Down Time

Bruce Nauman Slows Down Time

In today’s Exclusive, filmed in August 2000, Bruce Nauman discusses his 1994 video Poke in the Eye/Nose/Ear.

Liz Magic Laser, "Flight", production still, 2011. Courtesy of the artist.

Liz Magic Laser’s Guerrilla Theater

Liz Magic Laser’s Guerrilla Theater

New in New York Close Up, artist Liz Magic Laser directs a group of actors performing theatrical scenes in public locations throughout New York City.

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Failing Productively: A Crash Course

Failing Productively: A Crash Course

How can we help students have a healthy understanding of failure?

Cai Guo-Qiang, “Heritage (installation view), 2013. Courtesy the artist and the Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Cai Guo-Qiang gathers 99 wild animals, Bruce Nauman explores optical illusions, and more in this week’s roundup.

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Queer Berlin

A Brief Introduction to the ff

Queer Berlin

A Brief Introduction to the ff

A visual profile of a feminist network operating mostly out of Berlin.

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Marina Abramović Learns to Sing

Marina Abramović Learns to Sing

“I really love listening to people sing and I was always jealous of that kind of talent…to open your heart and sing your soul out.” —Marina Abramović In today’s Exclusive, …

The Dowling Theatre, 1963, courtesy of Ray M. Boriski. Auditorium of the Dowling Theatre, c. 1960, courtesy of Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library, MSS 210. The Dowling Theatre, c. 2007. Courtesy arch-ive.org

Shifting Perceptions of Houston’s Third Ward

Shifting Perceptions of Houston’s Third Ward

Writer-in-Residence Sally Frater explores Unity Foto Bank, an online project and site-specific installation in Houston, Texas.

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Emergency Response

Emergency Response

Alicia Eler speaks with artists Phong Bui and Pinar Yoldas about their individual responses to environmental disasters.

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

LaToya Ruby Frazier charters a helicopter, a building is named after John Baldessari, and more in this week’s roundup.

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Behind the Scenes with Mika Tajima

Behind the Scenes with Mika Tajima

At her Bushwick Brooklyn studio, artist Mika Tajima discusses the processes and ideas behind her two installational-performative works Today is Not a Dress Rehearsal (2009) and The Pedestrians (2011).

Barbara Kruger, Belief+Doubt, 2012. © Barbara Kruger. Photo: Cathy Carver

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Barbara Kruger has a solo, Laylah Ali talks afrofuturism, several Art21 artists set their sights on Art Basel Miami Beach.

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Nuanced Failure and Urban Space

Nuanced Failure and Urban Space

Urban architecture is no stranger to criticism and failure. Consider the work of Le Corbusier “whose legacy of urban plans…has been mythologized and often maligned.”

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I’m a failure. Now what?

I’m a failure. Now what?

How does the life of a boxer compare to the life of an artist?

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Copy That!

Free-Fail

Copy That!

Free-Fail

In reassessing the value of failure, consider Princeton computer scientist Ed Felten’s expression “the freedom to tinker.”

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From the Editor

From the Editor

What does failure mean? Art21’s Digital Content Editor introduces the sophomore issue of the Art21 Magazine.