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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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“New York Close Up” at the Queens Museum

“New York Close Up” at the Queens Museum

New York Close Up Co-Producer Wesley Miller to discuss the art market at the Queens Museum.

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Twenty-One Songs from Pinar Yolaçan

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Twenty-One Songs from Pinar Yolaçan

In this eclectic playlist, artist Pinar Yolaçan mixes funk carioca, Turkish percussion, Afrobeat, early American R&B, and more.

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“Exclusive” Curated (Part 3 of 3)

“Exclusive” Curated (Part 3 of 3)

A look back at Lynda Benglis, Ai Weiwei, Margaret Kilgallen, and other Art21 artists in this third Exclusive playlist.

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“Exclusive” Curated (Part 2 of 3)

“Exclusive” Curated (Part 2 of 3)

In today’s Exclusive playlist—the second part of a three-part series—a conservationist, a musician, an educator, and others share their favorite Exclusive episodes.

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“Exclusive” Curated (Part 1 of 3)

“Exclusive” Curated (Part 1 of 3)

In this first part of a three-part series, art world colleagues and friends share their favorite Exclusive episodes to date.

Florian Maier-Aichen takes photographs in Stralsund, Germany, 2008. Production still from the Art in the Twenty-First Century"Season 5 episode, Fantasy, 2009. © Art21, Inc. 2009.

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Florian Maier-Aichen: Built-in Mistakes

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Florian Maier-Aichen: Built-in Mistakes

In a new previously unpublished interview Florian Maier-Aichen discusses his beginnings as an artist, the evolution of his hybrid practice, and more.

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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.

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Booked

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.

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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Twenty-One Songs from Sam Gordon

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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.

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Postcards

Postcard from Brendan Fernandes

Postcards

Postcard from Brendan Fernandes

A new magazine project featuring postcards from contemporary artists living or working outside of the United States.

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Six Artists on Becoming Artists

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Six Artists on Becoming Artists

A roundup of Exclusive films in which Art21 artists talk about becoming or being artists.

Kimsooja, To Breathe—A Mirror Woman, 2006. Installation at The Crystal Palace, Madrid. Production still from the Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 5 episode, "Systems," 2009. © Art21, Inc. 2009.

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Kimsooja: It Was Just a Dream

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Kimsooja: It Was Just a Dream

Artist Kimsooja discusses her path to becoming an artist, her earliest influences, and her “breathing room” installations.

Artist Jacolby Satterwhite performing on the Brooklyn Bridge (Lower Manhattan, 05.31.13). Production still from the series New York Close Up. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Rafael Moreno Salazar.

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Jacolby Satterwhite

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Jacolby Satterwhite

New York Close Up artist Jacolby Satterwhite shares the top twenty-one songs playing in his studio.

Allan McCollum, The Shapes Project, 2005/06. Framed laserprints on acid-free bond, 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches each, each unique. Installation view at Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York. Photo: Lamay Photo © Allan McCollum
Courtesy the artist.

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Allan McCollum: In Charge of His Own Destiny

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Allan McCollum: In Charge of His Own Destiny

Artist Allan McCollum reflects on early influences, from his famous uncle Jon Gnagy to post-war mass production and science fiction films.

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Staff Pick

Staff Pick: Rain Room

Staff Pick

Staff Pick: Rain Room

Development Associate, KC Forcier,