ART21 Magazine’s Year in Art

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Our top articles

The best performing posts on ART21 Magazine, determined by the number of views.


The Happy Artist” by Eve Peyser | Sep 8, 2015          

Eve shares her steps for self-acceptance and artistic growth in this “Tortured Artist’s Guide to Happiness.” Turns out you don’t have to be miserable to make worthwhile art.



Irony, Sincerity…Is There a Third Pill?” by Angela DuFresne | Jul 6, 2015

Angela considers the disservice done to both art and artists in attempting to define and contrast opposites. She surveys four artists working beyond stifling binaries, who embrace complexity and conflict in their work.



Subverting Mass Media: The Collection of the Girls of the Internet Museum Accentuates Sincerity” by Alexis Avedisian | May 6, 2015

In an interview with independent curator Gaby Cepeda, Alexis explores using the Internet as a tool for temporary curation, the ways commodification equates real and online worlds, and how digital art is expanding narrow conceptions of gender and identity.


Our most-read issue

According to the number of views and shares.

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Sincerity | July/August 2013

Guest Editor: Jacquelyn Gleisner

34 articles

75K reads


Where you read

The number of views by country.

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Artist spotlight

A few of the talented artists we featured this year.

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Ernst Fischer

January 7, 2015



summer wheat artist spotlight

Summer Wheat

July 20, 2015



titus kaphar artist spotlight

Titus Kaphar

December 2, 2015

Your favorite short films

Our 2015 videos with the highest number of views.

ART21 Exclusive – Katharina Grosse: Painting with Color” | April 17, 2015

New York Close Up – Jamian Juliano-Villani’s Painting Compulsion” | June 30, 2015

Our favorite words

Each word’s size and frequency is determined by how many times we used it this year.

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Your favorite quotes

A few of our most-liked quotes on Twitter.


A huge thank you to all our readers and contributors in 2015🙌

Is there something you’d like to see more of in 2016? Anything we can improve on?
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  1. R. King says:

    Just had to say, thanks for all that you do, especially turning me on to some of my favorite new artists, Summer Wheat among them.

    Also, that dataviz under “Our favorite words” takes home the award for neatest tagcloud ever. (Is word-kerning a thing?)


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