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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.

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From the series Excerpts from Silver Meadows, 1996-2013.

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Print to Pixels: The Digital Photobook

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Print to Pixels: The Digital Photobook

What is the potential of the digital photobook? Guest contributor Allie Haeusslein highlights “thought provoking” models such as Todd Hido’s forthcoming digital publication of Excerpts from Silver Meadows.

Jim Dine. Car Crash at the Reuben Gallery, New York, 1960. Robert T. McElroy / The Getty Research Institute.

The Walker Curates the News: 7.28.14

The Walker Curates the News: 7.28.14

How do you archive a performance? The Getty Research Institute has acquired Robert McElroy’s full archive of photos of “Happenings” in New York in the ’50s and ’60s. The more …

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Kara Walker’s advice to young artists

Kara Walker’s advice to young artists

In today’s ART21 Exclusive, Kara Walker reflects on her early success and offers advice to the next generation of artists.

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The Walker Curates the News: 7.21.14

The Walker Curates the News: 7.21.14

Contemporary art news presented by the Walker Art Center’s Web team.

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Tabaimo unveils new work in Australia, Jeff Koons takes over H&M in New York, Diana Al-Hadid is coming to Ohio, and more in this week’s roundup.

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It’s Getting Complicated

It’s Getting Complicated

Photographer Eirik Johnson recounts his travels to the northernmost point of Alaska, the Peruvian Amazon, and Oregon’s Cascade mountains.

Artist Marela Zacarías works on her large painted sculpture, "Red Meander" (2014), in her Bedford–Stuyvesant studio, Brooklyn, 2014. Production still from the ART21 "New York Close Up" film "Marela Zacarías Goes Big & Goes Home." © ART21, Inc. 2014.

Marela Zacarías Goes Big & Goes Home

Marela Zacarías Goes Big & Goes Home

In a new film from the ART21 New York Close Up series, artist Marela Zacarías creates a work commissioned by the Art in Embassies program for the U.S. Consulate in Monterrey, Mexico.

Isamu Noguchi, Escultura para ser vista de Marte, 1947, areia

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Love On Other Planets—A Mixtape for an Uninhabitable World

Now Playing

Love On Other Planets—A Mixtape for an Uninhabitable World

A playlist evoking space, longing, distance, and, in some cases, extraterrestrial themes.

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Marina Abramović makes a film with Adidas, Rashid Johnson is magical in Greece, Allora & Calzadilla collect sandpaper in Detroit, and more.

Announcing Season 7 of ART21 "Art in the Twenty-First Century"

Announcing Season 7 of ART21 “Art in the Twenty-First Century”

Announcing Season 7 of ART21 “Art in the Twenty-First Century”

Announcing a new season of ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century, premiering October 24 on PBS.

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Writer-in-Residence

The Future of Social Media: An Interview with Simone C. Niquille

Writer-in-Residence

The Future of Social Media: An Interview with Simone C. Niquille

Writer-in-residence Ben Valentine continues his technology series by interviewing designer and researcher Simone C. Niquille, whose “bold style addresses important issues of our time.”

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Paul Pfeiffer remixes World Cup footage, Jenny Holzer projects Aboriginal poetry, Ai Weiwei collaborates with a Navajo artist, and more.

Lucas Blalock — Five Positions, 2012
C-print
101.6 x 81.28 cm / 40 x 32 in
107 x 86 cm / 42 1/8 x 33 7/8 in (framed)

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Lucas Blalock explores contemporary culture, Louise Bourgeois has a show in the UK, Mark Bradford talks about Caillebotte, and more in this week’s roundup.

Image courtesy of Adobe Bookstore and Collective.

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Books to Read Now About the Future

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Books to Read Now About the Future

A future-focused reading list, courtesy of AdobeBooks and Arts Cooperative, a multidisciplinary hub for arts and culture in San Francisco.

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Eli Sudbrack Learns to Paint

Eli Sudbrack Learns to Paint

An in-depth look at the painting process of Eli Sudbrack, a principal member of the artist collective assume vivid astro focus.

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Black Futurism: The Creative Destruction and Reconstruction of Race in Contemporary Art

Black Futurism: The Creative Destruction and Reconstruction of Race in Contemporary Art

Contemporary black artists often refute conventional notions or images of blackness and replace them with altered realities.

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Jeff Koons’s rocking horse rises in Rockefeller Plaza, Louise Bourgeois tapestries hang in Zürich, Mark Bradford finds inspiration in the work of Gustave Caillebotte, and more.

Artist Bryan Zanisnik performs in a display case on wheels for his performance A Woman Waits For Me II (2014) at Pace University's Peter Fingesten Gallery, New York, 2014. Production still from the ART21 New York Close Up film Bryan Zanisnik Keeps It in the Family. © ART21, Inc. 2014.

Bryan Zanisnik Keeps It in the Family

Bryan Zanisnik Keeps It in the Family

In a new film from ART21 New York Close Up, artist Bryan Zanisnik discusses how he draws inspiration from his family and personal history in his artwork.

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A Logo for America, 1987
Digital color video, 10 min., 25 sec., edition 2/6; original animation commissioned by Public Art Fund for Spectacolor Sign, Times Square, New York, April 1987. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund
Courtesy the artist

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Alfredo Jaar and other Art21-featured artists exhibit at the Guggenheim, Maya Lin creates a unique speaker system, and more in this week’s roundup.

Artists Katharina Grosse (left) and Leonardo Drew (right), featured artists in the forthcoming Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 7 (2014), and participants in the ArtPrize 2014 Grand Jury. Production stills from ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 7, 2014. © ART21, Inc. 2014.

ART21 Partners with ArtPrize 2014

ART21 Partners with ArtPrize 2014

ART21 announces a new partnership with ArtPrize 2014, including a world preview of the forthcoming ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 7

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After the Hot Mess: Philippe Parreno at the Palais de Tokyo

After the Hot Mess: Philippe Parreno at the Palais de Tokyo

A look back at Philippe Parreno’s exhibition “Anywhere, Anywhere, Out of the World” at Palais de Tokyo.

James Bridle Drone Shadow 002, 2012. Documentation of installation. Image courtesy James Bridle. © James Bridle.

Writer-in-Residence

Drones: An Interview with Ingrid Burrington

Writer-in-Residence

Drones: An Interview with Ingrid Burrington

Ben Valentine kicks off his ART21 writing residency by interviewing artist, designer, and writer Ingrid Burrington who investigates the Internet and surveillance technologies.

Artist Louise Despont draws with a mechanical pencil and ruler to create Mediated Polarity and the Third Property (2014) on the floor of her home and studio (Fort Greene, Brooklyn, 02.14.14). Production still from the ART21 New York Close Up film Louise Despont Draws Deep. © ART21, Inc. 2014.

Louise Despont Draws Deep

Louise Despont Draws Deep

New in ART21 New York Close Up, artist Louise Despont uses architectural stencils to create intricate pencil-on-paper drawings in her home and studio in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

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The ART21/CUE Book Club Takes a Wild Ride

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The ART21/CUE Book Club Takes a Wild Ride

The ART21/CUE Book Club meets again on June 26, 2014.

CAFKA - Kitchener emerges as leader in Canadian experimental art

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Mary Mattingly rolls her personal possessions around Ontario, Laurie Anderson takes the stage at Celebrate Brooklyn!, Trenton Doyle Hancock talks cartoons and comics, and more in this week’s roundup.

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Solar Boom: Looking at a Possible Energy Future

Solar Boom: Looking at a Possible Energy Future

What is the future of solar energy? The Center for Land Use Interpretations offers insight into six solar booming regions in the southwest.

Artist Abigail DeVille in her studio residency at the Studio Museum in Harlem (Harlem, Manhattan, 04.10.14). Production still from the ART21 New York Close Up film Abigail DeVille’s Flair for the Dramatic. © ART21, Inc. 2014. Cinematography by Amitabh Joshi.

Abigail DeVille’s Flair for the Dramatic

Abigail DeVille’s Flair for the Dramatic

New in ART21 New York Close Up, artist Abigail DeVille constructs the set for a premiere performance of Adrienne Kennedy’s play “She Talks to Beethoven” (1989) at the JACK arts center in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.

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Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

From Mail Art to Tumblr: Making the Future ’Net Work, Part II

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

From Mail Art to Tumblr: Making the Future ’Net Work, Part II

In part two of Willa Koerner’s article on digital art, she looks at new models for collecting, highlighting three platforms that “shake up the traditional notion of the arts patron.”

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assume vivid astro focus on the pleasure of painting

assume vivid astro focus on the pleasure of painting

In today’s Exclusive Eli Sudbrack and Christophe Hamaide-Pierson, principal members of the artist collective assume vivid astro focus, discuss their first paintings on canvas.

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Letter from the Editor

The Future Is Now

Letter from the Editor

The Future Is Now

Guest editor Rachel Craft introduces the summer issue, “Future.”

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Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

From Mail Art to Tumblr: Making the Future ’Net Work, Part I

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

From Mail Art to Tumblr: Making the Future ’Net Work, Part I

Guest contributor Willa Köerner questions if a system where artists can earn money for networked art is at odds with the nature of the Internet itself.

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Hiroshi Sugimoto presents never-before-seen dioramas, Marina Abramović performs for 512 hours, Cindy Sherman inspires a mobile app, and more.

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Writer-in-Residence

A Quiet Kind of Act

Writer-in-Residence

A Quiet Kind of Act

In her final piece for the “Value” issue, writer-in-residence Elizabeth Devlin profiles Boston-based community quilter Clara Wainwright.

Tom Sachs. "Hermés Value Meal," 1997. Cardboard, thermal adhesive; 15.35 x 7.87 x 7.87 inches.

Flashback

What is the value of art?

Flashback

What is the value of art?

In 2009, during the Great Recession, we asked, “What is the value of art?” Here’s how our writers responded.

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Marela Zacarias’s abstract sculptures travel to Vermont, Mark Bradford creates new work from public housing blueprints, Mike Kelley’s mobile home travels from Detroit to Los Angeles, and more in this week’s roundup.