An artist who has “figured out a way to make the perils of our time accessible,” Paul Chan has won the $100,000 Hugo Boss Prize. Working in video, 2D and …
In today’s ART21 Exclusive artist Leonardo Drew discusses the importance of travel in relationship to his artwork.
Daniel Gordon exhibits new still lifes, Kara Walker deconstructs her sugar sphinx, and more in this week’s roundup.
ART21 films are doorways into social and political issues of our time. In this roundup ten artists comment on cultural exclusion and resistance, peace and protest, documentary war photography, revolutionary …
Changing realities of the modern family have increased the need for a serious dialogue, as evidenced by the reactions to Gillian Wearing’s A Real Birmingham Family. Commissioned by Ikon Gallery, …
Jacolby Satterwhite dances in the cosmos, Carrie Mae Weems goes solo in the UK, Paul McCarthy brings chocolate to France, and more in this week’s roundup.
Created as a tool to foster understanding, Pittsburgh’s Conflict Kitchen, which serves cuisine from countries with which the US is in conflict, has shut down after receiving death threats over …
Guest contributor Bansie Vasvani covers war and revolution in recent exhibitions of contemporary art from the Middle East.
Trevor Paglen uncovers government code names, El Anatsui manipulates newspaper printing plates, David Altmejd has a retrospective in France, and more in this week’s roundup.
ART21’s associate curator introduces the “Revolution” issue in remembrance of his mentor, ART21 founder and revolutionary thinker Susan Sollins.
Twenty-five years after his controversial installation What Is the Proper Way to Display a US Flag?, artist Dread Scott talks about art’s ability to change our vision of the world.
Is homesteading still radical? Artist Heidi Norton, her parents, and other generations of their family discuss art, craft, and the back-to-the-land movements.
The Spanish Association of Christian Lawyers is calling for the ouster of Museo Reina Sofía director Manuel Borja-Villel over a show it deems “anti-Catholic.” On view through February 9, 2015, …
Judy Pfaff has three shows in New York, LaToya Ruby Frazier talks about her new book, Carrie Mae Weems heads to Carnegie Hall, and more in this week’s roundup of ART21-featured artists.
Writer and artist Stephanie Barber considers varied meanings of the word public through the allusive medium of found photographs.
Ralph Lemon’s Scaffold Room and the problem of presenting the Black female body.
Finally embraced by museums that long considered him a pariah for his critiques of institutional power, Hans Haacke’s critical eye remains unchanged: his new exhibition at Paula Cooper includes a …
ART21 returns to PBS tonight with a new season of the Peabody Award-winning series Art in the Twenty-First Century.
Abraham Cruzvillegas discusses architectural influences, David Brooks and Mark Dion argue species virtuosity, and more in this week’s roundup.
“My only commitment—my only doctrine—is to not let the dust settle,” says director/artist Steve McQueen, a sentiment that’s reinforced by his new video and sculptural works, which address racism and …
The board, staff, and community of ART21 mourn the death of ART21’s founder and executive director, Susan Sollins, and commemorate her groundbreaking achievements.
In a new ART21 New York Close Up film, artist Mariah Roberston experiments with photographic chemistry in her Brooklyn darkroom, leading to a striking series of colorful cameraless abstractions.
The ART21/CUE Book Club returns on November 13, with video and performance artist Kalup Linzy guiding our conversation.
A new poem from acclaimed writer, vocalist, and sound artist LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs.
In this preview from ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 7, artist Abraham Cruzvillegas discusses the concept of “autoconstrucción” as an insight into his own artistic practice.
An eighth grade language arts class learns about personal and social responsibility through contemporary art.
Matthew Ritchie investigates cinematic landscapes, Richard Tuttle exhibits textiles in London, Marina Abramović returns to New York, and more in this week’s roundup.
“It’s important to give the ones who seem to be invisible the possibility to be visible, to be heard,” says artist Krzysztof Wodiczko while talking about his new Homeless Projection. …
In this preview from ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 7, artist Tania Bruguera introduces the origins of her long-term project Immigrant Movement International.
Artist Carmen Papalia, who is legally blind, explores issues of public access through experiential projects with diverse audiences, from museum-goers to a high school marching band.
Ralph Lemon’s Scaffold Room is “one of the headiest and most beautiful things I’ve seen in I don’t know how long,” writes Claudia La Rocco in Artforum. Struggling to describe the work, she …
In this preview from ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 7, artist Thomas Hirschhorn describes the importance of having community support when creating his temporary monument projects.
Carol Stakenas, a curator for Social Practices Art Network (SPAN), contemplates the concept of “together work,” and shares results from the SPAN Together Survey.
Trevor Paglen and Jenny Holzer investigate government operations, Kimsooja installs a needle upstate, Thomas Hirschhorn responds to the question “Does it function?,” and more in this week’s roundup.
“I have a problem with the idea that contemporary art can only be presented in a white box.”
Today’s ART21 Exclusive follows artist Oliver Herring around Madison Square Park as he organizes his largest TASK Party to date.
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