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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Fundred Points of View

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Fundred Points of View

By now, many of you are quite familiar with Mel Chin’s nationwide Fundred project to help highlight the issue of lead contaminated soil in New Orleans. Students and professional artists …

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Mel Chin’s FUNDRED in San Francisco

Mel Chin’s FUNDRED in San Francisco

Last Saturday, San Francisco Bay Area educators came together at the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park to learn about FUNDRED/PAYDIRT, an important and compelling project initiated by Mel …


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Art21 and Mel Chin’s “Fundred” team in overdrive at NAEA

Art21 and Mel Chin’s “Fundred” team in overdrive at NAEA

  Last month, Art21 and Mel Chin (Season 1) took arts educators from around the world by storm as they presented two of the most dynamic sessions the National Arts …

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All About “Fundred” | Interview with Mel Chin part 2

All About “Fundred” | Interview with Mel Chin part 2

The following conversation concludes Art21’s interview with Season 1 artist Mel Chin about his national collaborative artwork, Paydirt/The Fundred Dollar Bill Project. Read Part 1, published last Friday, here. ART21: …

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All About “Fundred” | Interview with Mel Chin part 1

All About “Fundred” | Interview with Mel Chin part 1

The following interview with Season 1 artist Mel Chin took place in late February 2008 at Art21’s offices. Part 2 will be published on Monday. Stay tuned for further information …

Mel Chin: “Fundred” at George Jackson Academy

Mel Chin: “Fundred” at George Jackson Academy

Art21-featured artist Mel Chin (Season 1) originated the Fundred Dollar Bill Project to draw attention to and develop solutions for environmentally responsible rebuilding of New Orleans from below the ground …

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Mel Chin: The Fundred Dollar Bill Project

Mel Chin: The Fundred Dollar Bill Project

Over the past year, word has been spreading of a unique nationwide art project that gathers the individual expression of students into a collective call for action. The Fundred Dollar …

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 …

Matthew Ritchie, “Remanence: Salt and Light (Part II),” 2013. Photo: Andrea Shea for WBUR

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Carrie Mae Weems is named a MacArthur Fellow, Matthew Ritchie’s installs a seventy-foot mural in Boston, Inigo Manglano-Ovalle puts a sculpture in a wind tunnel.

JUDY PFAFF 
The path to the center was clearly marked, 2012
honeycomb cardboard, expanded foam, steel wires, plastics, fluorescent light
90 x 88 x 19"

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Mel Chin presents work post-residency, Doris Salcedo makes a flower offering, Alfredo Jaar gives a post-Pavilion interview…

Trenton Doyle Hancock. Plate of Shrimp, 2012. Courtesy of the artist and James Cohan Gallery.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has news on Trenton Doyle Hancock, Cindy Sherman, El Anatsui and other artists featured in Art21 documentaries and programs.

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The Shifting Aura of Contemporary Art

The Shifting Aura of Contemporary Art

As a research artist and digital media Ph.D student, I am constantly challenged to reflect critically upon the nature of the various forms which are emerging in contemporary artistic practices.  …

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup, Cindy Sherman gets elected, The Global African project presents work by Mark Bradford, Yinka Shonibari MBE, and Fred Wilson, and more. Mel Chin is lecturing at …

Mel Chin, Fundred Dollar Bill (detail), project ongoing.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

7,000 t-shirts, 22 paintings, two awards, a powerful pair, and one big open studio in this week’s roundup: Mel Chin (Season 1) has been named a finalist of the first …

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What's Cookin': The Art21ndex

What’s Cookin’ at the Art21 Blog — A Weekly Index

What's Cookin': The Art21ndex

What’s Cookin’ at the Art21 Blog — A Weekly Index

This ain’t no party, this ain’t no disco club either…but it is SUPER FUN! Art21 hosted the second installment of Culture Wars: A Night of Trivia with Art21 this past …

Barbara Kruger, "The Globe Shrinks" (video still), 2010. Dimensions variable, Four-screen digital video installation. Courtesy Mary Boone Gallery.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

A new video installation by Season 1 artist Barbara Kruger is now on view at the Chelsea location of Mary Boone Gallery. The Globe Shrinks (2010) is a multi-channel piece …

Paul McCarthy, "Paula Jones", 2007. Fiberglass, 82 x 57 1/2 x 107 inches. via Art Daily.org

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This President’s Day roundup begins with a hotly debated exhibition and ends with a divine duo: The New Museum has announced the details of their exhibition Skin Fruit: Selections from …

Mark Dion, "Death of a Giant" (2009). Courtesy the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery.

First Spring Round-Up

First Spring Round-Up

Things to see: Mel Chin will be giving a free lecture on Tuesday, March 24, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, at the Arlington Arts Center as part of the …

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Flash Points

Letter from London

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Best of the Art21 Blog, 2008 edition

Flash Points

Letter from London

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Best of the Art21 Blog, 2008 edition

With our blog’s redesign in February, we hoped to see the site take off this year with a slew of new features. Following are some of our favorites, all of …

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Art21 “Exclusive” Video, Year 1

Art21 “Exclusive” Video, Year 1

What a year it’s been! We’re taking a look back at the 45 Exclusive videos that premiered here on the Art21 Blog, and subsequently on YouTube and  iTunes. We hope …

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Special report: Mel Chin’s “SAFEHOUSE”

Special report: Mel Chin’s “SAFEHOUSE”

Following is an exclusive update from Mel Chin‘s FUNDRED/PAYDIRT team on their latest New Orleans-based project, SAFEHOUSE. Written by Mary Rubin and Amanda Wiles, with photos by FUNDRED, Elliot Coon, …

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Roundup: 30 Weeks & 30 Exclusive Videos

Roundup: 30 Weeks & 30 Exclusive Videos

Hooray! We’re celebrating thirty consecutive weeks of thirty exclusive online videos! Looking back over these past few months, we’ve featured several 2008 exhibitions by artists such as Eleanor Antin, Kerry …

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Mel Chin | “Paydirt”

Mel Chin | “Paydirt”

EXCLUSIVE: Mel Chin describes the origins and motivations behind the nationwide art project Paydirt in a keynote address to the 2008 National Art Education Association Convention, and visits multiple sites …

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Art21 and Mel Chin at NAEA in New Orleans this week

Art21 and Mel Chin at NAEA in New Orleans this week

We’re heading down to New Orleans tomorrow to present a few sessions at this week’s National Art Education Association conference at the Morial Convention Center. In addition, Season 1 artist …