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Tamms Year Ten, Mothers of Tamms prisoners participate in I am a Mom march to AFSCME, April 4, 2012, James R. Thompson Center, Chicago IL, Courtesy of the Artist, Photo by Adrianne Dues

The Walker Curates the News: 09.22.14

The Walker Curates the News: 09.22.14

From Kraftwerk’s “post human” sounds to Ai Weiwei’s new Lego portraits, the Walker rounds up the latest in contemporary art news.

Do Ho Suh. "Net-Work," 2010. Gold and chrome plating with polyurethane coating on ABS plastic and nylon fishing net. Dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Do Ho Suh installs a fishing net in Austin, Raymond Pettibon leaves his mark on New York City streetwear, An-My Lê exhibits a magnum opus in the UK, and more in this roundup of ART21-featured artists.

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Ragnar Kjartansson and the Pathos of Performance

Ragnar Kjartansson and the Pathos of Performance

Collaborations between artists and musicians have long blurred the line between performance and sculpture.

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Abigail DeVille’s Harlem Stories

Abigail DeVille’s Harlem Stories

In a new ART21 New York Close Up film, artist Abigail DeVille stalks the streets of Harlem with a trash-laden push cart, creating temporary sculptural interventions along the way.

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Season 7 Preview: Wolfgang Laib

Season 7 Preview: Wolfgang Laib

In this preview from ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 7, artist Wolfgang Laib discusses the role of pollen in his work.

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Planning Social Practice: An Interview with Mary Jane Jacob

Planning Social Practice: An Interview with Mary Jane Jacob

Mary Jane Jacob, director of the School of the Art Institute’s Sullivan Galleries, offers advice to artists who want to affect social change through their work.

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Cao Fei finds inspiration in film noir, Mary Reid Kelley continues to explore the Minotaur, Do-Ho Suh to sign books in Austin, and more in this week’s roundup of ART21-featured artists.

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The Walker Curates the News 09.16.14

The Walker Curates the News 09.16.14

Artists Sam Durant, Anselm Kiefer, Nick Cave, Cindy Sherman, and more in this week’s roundup from the Walker.

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Pathways to Interdependence

Pathways to Interdependence

From Omaha to New York City, artists and arts advocates are starting businesses in areas vulnerable to gentrification while preserving neighborhood cultures.

Virginia Franklin Carter. Production still from the series ART21 Exclusive. © ART21, Inc. 2014. Courtesy Sally Mann.

Sally Mann and The Two Virginias

Sally Mann and The Two Virginias

Photographer Sally Mann reflects on the life of Virginia Franklin Carter (1894–1994), the African American woman who helped raise the artist and her two brothers.

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Season 7 Preview: Katharina Grosse

Season 7 Preview: Katharina Grosse

In this preview from the ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 7 episode, artist Katharina Grosse describes a “thought based” approach to creating work.

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Hiroshi Sugimoto’s iconic seascapes hang in Southampton, Matthew Ritchie shows new paintings in New York, a Joan Jonas video goes to Singapore, and more.

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RIVER OF FUNDAMENT: KHU, 2014
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The Walker Curates the News: 09.08.14

The Walker Curates the News: 09.08.14

The latest in contemporary art news as told by the Walker Art Center.

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Season 7 Preview: Leonardo Drew

Season 7 Preview: Leonardo Drew

In this preview from ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century, artist Leonardo Drew is shown at work in his Brooklyn studio, surrounded by multiple sections of in-progress sculptures.

Mel Chin. Disparate Acts, 2014. Courtesy the artist and Rowan University Art Gallery, Glassboro, NJ.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Mel Chin questions the integrity of information, Liz Magic Laser collaborates with her mother, Marina Abramovic stages a collective performance, and more in this week’s roundup of ART21-featured artists.

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Writer-in-Residence

Dina Kelberman’s I’m Google

Writer-in-Residence

Dina Kelberman’s I’m Google

ART21 + CUE writing fellow Stephanie Barber on the work of Baltimore-based artist Dina Kelberman.

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Twelve Artists on Publics

Flashback

Twelve Artists on Publics

The “Publics” Issue kicks off with a roundup of videos from the ART21 archive.

Kent Twitchell. Lita Albuquerque Monument, 1984. Photo: © Robin Dunitz. Courtesy Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles.

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Freeway Flyers: The Olympic Murals

Looking at Los Angeles

Freeway Flyers: The Olympic Murals

In such a liminal arena as the freeway, what role can murals play?

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Moyra Davey: Burn the Diaries

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Moyra Davey: Burn the Diaries

Moyra Davey: Burn the Diaries, a book and exhibition, travel to the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia.

Doug + Mike Starn. Big Bambú at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2010.

The Walker Curates the News: 09.01.14

The Walker Curates the News: 09.01.14

“Do nests for humans really reduce our so-called footprint? Do we need woven wood to entice us to the forest?” Dushko Petrovich looks at the dark side of “natural architecture” …

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Season 7 Preview: Trevor Paglen

Season 7 Preview: Trevor Paglen

In this preview from ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 7, artist Trevor Paglen describes the inspiration that he has drawn from early NASA spacecraft.

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Carrie Mae Weems joins ART21 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Jeff Koons drops by The New School, Allan McCollum prepares for a solo show, and more in this week’s roundup.

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The Walker Curates the News: 08.25.14

The Walker Curates the News: 08.25.14

Despite friction between artist and director and budgetary bumps that stalled production, Jason Wishnow’s short sci-fi film The Sandstorm is expected to premiere soon. In his acting debut, Ai Weiwei will play a tuk …

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The Future of Mesh Networks: An Interview with Dan Phiffer

Writer-in-Residence

The Future of Mesh Networks: An Interview with Dan Phiffer

In his final interview for the “Future” issue, writer-in-residence Ben Valentine talks to artist Dan Phiffer about the challenges of building alternatives to the Big Internet.

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Season 7 Preview: Joan Jonas

Season 7 Preview: Joan Jonas

In this preview from ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 7, Joan Jonas conducts a rehearsal for a reconfigured version of her early performance work, Mirror Piece I (1969).

Natalie Bookchin, Now he's out in public and everyone can see, 2012

The Walker Curates the News: 08.18.14

The Walker Curates the News: 08.18.14

#IfTheyGunnedMeDown diptychs on Twitter, Ai Weiwei vase smasher pleads not guilty, John Baldessari offers a dose of fame, and more.

Go! Push Pops, The Clitney Perennial, a collective feminist performance protest at the Whitney Museum of American Art, 2014. Courtesy of the artists, New York. © Go! Push Pops.

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The Go! Push Pops on Future Feminisms

New Kids on the Block

The Go! Push Pops on Future Feminisms

Go! Push Pops—a transnational radical queer feminist performance art collective—creates “work that visually represents a future of feminism as a form of healing.”

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Season 7 Preview: Omer Fast

Season 7 Preview: Omer Fast

Omer Fast—featured in Season 7 of ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century—investigates the implications of identity as performance.

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The Walker Curates the News: 08.11.14

The Walker Curates the News: 08.11.14

This week’s best in contemporary art news, courtesy of the Walker Art Center’s Web team.

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The Future of Mapping: An Interview with Clement Valla

Writer-in-Residence

The Future of Mapping: An Interview with Clement Valla

Ben Valentine talks to new media artist and RISD professor Clement Valla about contemporary mapping technologies.

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Cai Guo-Qiang mounts iPads on the backs of tortoises, Allora & Calzadilla mix music with natural history, Kiki Smith exhibits a new bronze fountain, and more.

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Season 7 Preview: Arlene Shechet

Season 7 Preview: Arlene Shechet

A look at the work and studio of artist Arlene Shechet, featured in Season 7 of ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century, premiering on PBS this fall.

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Uncaged: Coco Fusco and Planet of the Apes

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Uncaged: Coco Fusco and Planet of the Apes

Artist Elia Alba talks to artist Coco Fusco about taking on the role of Dr. Zira from Planet of the Apes.

Alfredo Jaar. A Logo for America, 1986. Public intervention at Times Square, New York, USA.
© Alfredo Jaar, courtesy Galerie Lelong, New York.

The Walker Curates the News: 08.04.14

The Walker Curates the News: 08.04.14

An Alfredo Jaar work returns to Times Square, AFC rounds up tributes to Harun Farocki, @TheRealHennessy inspires silkscreen paintings, …

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Season 7 Preview: Elliott Hundley

Season 7 Preview: Elliott Hundley

A sneak peek at Elliott Hundley in the ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century episode, Secrets, premiering on PBS in October.

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Cai Guo-Qiang sends art up the river in Shanghai, Doris Salcedo, Janine Antoni, and Cindy Sherman receive awards, and more in this week’s roundup.