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Jeff Koons: Art Changes Every Day

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Jeff Koons: Art Changes Every Day

Jeff Koons speaks about his relationship with art, his exhibition at the Château de Versailles, and misrepresentations of his work.

Yinka Shonibare MBE. "Magic Ladders (detail)," 2013. Photo by Stephen White; Courtesy James Cohan Gallery, New York/Shanghai and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Yinka Shonibare MBE weaves together themes of history and education, James Turrell unveils never-before-seen works, Jeff Koons talks about his iconic balloon dogs, and more.

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An Interview with Sarah Lewis

Booked

An Interview with Sarah Lewis

New York–based curator, art historian, and Yale MFA Critic Sarah Lewis talks about her anticipated first book, The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery.

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Janine Antoni Finds Healing in Art Making

Janine Antoni Finds Healing in Art Making

In today’s Exclusive video, filmed in 2013, Janine Antoni discusses her milagros-inspired sculptures.

Robert Gober, Bag of Donuts, 1989; acid free hand cut paper, graphite, dough, synthetic resin; edition of 8 with 1 AP; 11 x 6 1/2 x 6 inches. Photo: Geoffrey Clements, Courtesy the artist and Paula Cooper Gallery

Eating Robert Gober’s Bag of Donuts

Eating Robert Gober’s Bag of Donuts

What happens when an art critic mistakes a sculpture for a free snack?

Yinka Shonibare MBE, "Scramble for Africa," 2003;
14 life-size fiberglass mannequins, 14 chairs, table, and Dutch wax printed cotton; overall: 52 x 192 1/10 x 110 1/5 inches
Installation view, Yinka Shonibare MBE, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia, September 24, 2008–February 1, 2009
Commissioned by the Museum of African Art, Long Island City, New York
Collection of The Pinnell Collection, Dallas. Production still from the "Art in the Twenty-First Century" Season 5 episode, "Transformation," 2009. Courtesy James Cohan Gallery, New York and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London © Art21, Inc.

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Yinka Shonibare MBE: Welcome Guests

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Yinka Shonibare MBE: Welcome Guests

Yinka Shonibare MBE talks about his collaborative process, his vision for an artist’s residency and community, and the meaning of failure.

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Dr. YouTube, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying (About Failure) and Love My Viral Video

Dr. YouTube, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying (About Failure) and Love My Viral Video

What might viral videos tell us about the current sense of failure in the art world?

Carrie Mae Weems, Untitled (Man and Mirror) from Kitchen Table Series, 1990. Gelatin silver print, 27 ¼ x 27 ¼ in. Collection of Eric and Liz Lefkofsky, 115-128.2010, promised gift to The Art Institute of Chicago © Carrie Mae Weems. Photography © The Art Institute of Chicago

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Carrie Mae Weems’s work travels to the Guggenheim, Elizabeth Murray’s prints are up at Stanford, Laurie Anderson discusses happiness, and more.

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Marina Abramović reports on her performance institute, Richard Serra sits down with Charlie Rose, and more.

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The Feast of Detroit

The Feast of Detroit

Does Detroit represent a failed system or does the city defy traditional responses to notions of failure?

Wangechi Mutu (Kenyan, b. 1972). The End of eating Everything (still), 2013. Animated video, color, sound, 8 min., edition of six. Courtesy of the artist. Commissioned by the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. © Wangechi Mutu

Wangechi Mutu on failure

Wangechi Mutu on failure

“In a sense, failure is a tail that’s chasing me. I’m running away from it, but it’s attached to me. It helps me project myself forward.”

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Tim Hawkinson Keeps Art in the Family

Tim Hawkinson Keeps Art in the Family

In today’s Exclusive, filmed in 2013, Tim Hawkinson gives a tour of his sculpture exhibition at Pace Gallery in New York City.

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New Kids on the Block

Victoria Fu’s Five Attempts at a Palindrome

New Kids on the Block

Victoria Fu’s Five Attempts at a Palindrome

For San Diego-based artist Victoria Fu “failure as strategy is a nod to the delicate beauty and also complete absurdity of making.”

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Dioramas (Alaskan Wolves), 1994. Private collection. © Hiroshi Sugimoto.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Hiroshi Sugimoto has his first retrospective in Korea, Julie Mehretu and Carrie Mae Weems are featured in Elle, and more in this week’s roundup.

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Twenty-One Songs from Sam Gordon

Now Playing

Twenty-One Songs from Sam Gordon

A playlist featuring artists and musicians who “fail to draw within the lines,” including Yoko One, Steve Reich, and Men.