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Paul Chan, 6th Light, 2007. Collection Walker Art Center

The Walker Curates the News: 11.24.14

The Walker Curates the News: 11.24.14

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 …

Leonardo Drew visiting the Nazca Lines in Peru. Production still from ART21 Exclusive. © ART21, Inc. 2014.  Courtesy Leonardo Drew.

Where in the World Is Leonardo Drew?

Where in the World Is Leonardo Drew?

In today’s ART21 Exclusive artist Leonardo Drew discusses the importance of travel in relationship to his artwork.

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Daniel Gordon exhibits new still lifes, Kara Walker deconstructs her sugar sphinx, and more in this week’s roundup.

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Flashback

Ten Artists on Radicalism and Resistance

Flashback

Ten Artists on Radicalism and Resistance

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 …

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The Walker Curates the News: 11.17.14

The Walker Curates the News: 11.17.14

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, …

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

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.

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The Walker Curates the News: 11.10.14

The Walker Curates the News: 11.10.14

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 …

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War: Here, There, and Elsewhere

War: Here, There, and Elsewhere

Guest contributor Bansie Vasvani covers war and revolution in recent exhibitions of contemporary art from the Middle East.

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

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.

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Revolutions and Remembrances

Revolutions and Remembrances

ART21’s associate curator introduces the “Revolution” issue in remembrance of his mentor, ART21 founder and revolutionary thinker Susan Sollins.

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New Kids on the Block

The Demands of Dread Scott

New Kids on the Block

The Demands of Dread Scott

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.

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Homesteading as Art and Revolution

Homesteading as Art and Revolution

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.

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The Walker Curates the News: 11.03.14

The Walker Curates the News: 11.03.14

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, …

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

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.

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Writer-in-Residence

Corruptible

Writer-in-Residence

Corruptible

Writer and artist Stephanie Barber considers varied meanings of the word public through the allusive medium of found photographs.

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Cacophony as Interruption?

Cacophony as Interruption?

Ralph Lemon’s Scaffold Room and the problem of presenting the Black female body.

Hans Haacke, The Business Behind Art Knows the Art of the Koch Brothers, (detail), 2014

The Walker Curates the News: 10.27.14

The Walker Curates the News: 10.27.14

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 …

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

Premiering Tonight on PBS: Season 7 of ART21 “Art in the Twenty-First Century”

Premiering Tonight on PBS: Season 7 of ART21 “Art in the Twenty-First Century”

ART21 returns to PBS tonight with a new season of the Peabody Award-winning series Art in the Twenty-First Century.

Abraham Cruzvillegas. Autoconstruccion Room, 2009. Installation view: Thomas Dane Gallery, London, United Kingdom, 2009.
Courtesy the artist and kurimanzutto, Mexico City
© Abraham Cruzvillegas

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Abraham Cruzvillegas discusses architectural influences, David Brooks and Mark Dion argue species virtuosity, and more in this week’s roundup.

Steve McQueen. Photo: Gene Pittman, Walker Art Center

The Walker Curates the News: 10.20.14

The Walker Curates the News: 10.20.14

“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 …

Susan Sollins, ART21 Founder & Executive Director

In Memoriam: Susan Sollins, ART21 Founder & Executive Director

In Memoriam: Susan Sollins, ART21 Founder & Executive Director

The board, staff, and community of ART21 mourn the death of ART21’s founder and executive director, Susan Sollins, and commemorate her groundbreaking achievements.

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Mariah Robertson’s Chemical Reactions

Mariah Robertson’s Chemical Reactions

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.

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Kalup Linzy Joins the ART21/CUE Book Club

Booked

Kalup Linzy Joins the ART21/CUE Book Club

The ART21/CUE Book Club returns on November 13, with video and performance artist Kalup Linzy guiding our conversation.

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Duck Season/Rabbit Season

Duck Season/Rabbit Season

A new poem from acclaimed writer, vocalist, and sound artist LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs.

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Season 7 Preview: Abraham Cruzvillegas

Season 7 Preview: Abraham Cruzvillegas

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.

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Inquiring Minds

What does it mean to be a responsible global citizen?

Inquiring Minds

What does it mean to be a responsible global citizen?

An eighth grade language arts class learns about personal and social responsibility through contemporary art.

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Matthew Ritchie investigates cinematic landscapes, Richard Tuttle exhibits textiles in London, Marina Abramović returns to New York, and more in this week’s roundup.

Krzysztof Wodiczko, Homeless Projection: Place des Arts, 2014

The Walker Curates the News: 10.13.14

The Walker Curates the News: 10.13.14

“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. …

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Season 7 Preview: Tania Bruguera

Season 7 Preview: Tania Bruguera

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.

Carmen Papalia. The Touchy Subject, 2013. Perceptual tour, dimensions variable. Image courtesy of Filip Wolak.

You Can Do It With Your Eyes Closed

You Can Do It With Your Eyes Closed

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.

Okwui Okpokwasili in a rehearsal of Ralph Lemon's Scaffold Room at the Walker Art Center. Photo: Gene Pittman

The Walker Curates the News: 10.06.14

The Walker Curates the News: 10.06.14

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 …

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Season 7 Preview: Thomas Hirschhorn

Season 7 Preview: Thomas Hirschhorn

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.

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Together Work

Together Work

Carol Stakenas, a curator for Social Practices Art Network (SPAN), contemplates the concept of “together work,” and shares results from the SPAN Together Survey.

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

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.

Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, Canada. Photo: Gary Otte.

The Walker Curates the News: 09.29.14

The Walker Curates the News: 09.29.14

“I have a problem with the idea that contemporary art can only be presented in a white box.”

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Oliver Herring’s Big Art Party

Oliver Herring’s Big Art Party

Today’s ART21 Exclusive follows artist Oliver Herring around Madison Square Park as he organizes his largest TASK Party to date.