Articles by Art21

First graders in Shannah Burton's classroom write on the "Wonder Wall"—a collection of ideas they see Art21 artists exploring.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Why Contemporary Art? Art21 & The Value of Inspiration

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Why Contemporary Art? Art21 & The Value of Inspiration

This Giving Tuesday, four Art21 Educators share how Art21’s films and programs have opened their students’ eyes to new possibilities.

Art21 Educator Jack Watson. Courtesy of Jack.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Art21 Educator Spotlight: Jack Watson

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Art21 Educator Spotlight: Jack Watson

An interview with Art21 Educator Jack Watson on how incorporating contemporary art practices in his classroom has expanded and informed his teaching.

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Art21 New York Close Up

SCREENING 11.2.16 | Big Apple Film Festival

Art21 New York Close Up

SCREENING 11.2.16 | Big Apple Film Festival

The “New York Close Up” film “Bryan Zanisnik & Eric Winkler’s Animated Conversation” is screening in New York on Wednesday as part of this year’s Big Apple Film Festival.

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Staff Pick

Staff Picks: October 2016

Staff Pick

Staff Picks: October 2016

The Art21 staff shares their favorite exhibitions on view now in New York City.

Natalia Almada with sound designer Alejandro De Icaza in Mexico City, Mexico, 2016. Production still from ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Cinematography: Hatuey Viveros. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

Filmmaking and Todo lo demás: An Interview with Natalia Almada

Filmmaking and Todo lo demás: An Interview with Natalia Almada

Season 8 artist Natalia Almada discusses filmmaking as a woman in Mexico and her latest project “Todo lo demás,” with “Mexico City” director Deborah Dickson in a new interview.

Chris Ware in his studio in Oak Park, USA, 2016. Production still from ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Cinematography: Keith Walker. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

PANEL 10.14.16 | Art Institute of Chicago

PANEL 10.14.16 | Art Institute of Chicago

Season 8’s Chris Ware will sit down with ART21 executive director Tina Kukielski, artist Gary Panter, and literary scholar Hillary Chute for a panel discussion at the Art Institute of Chicago on Friday.

Production still from Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

SCREENING 10.8.16 | Artecinema

SCREENING 10.8.16 | Artecinema

Damián Ortega and Jeff Wall’s segments in “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8 are screening in Naples, Italy this Saturday as part of Artecinema, an international film festival of contemporary art documentaries.

Artist Caroline Woolard speaking at the inaugural meeting of the New York City Real Estate Investment Cooperative (Middle Collegiate Church, East Village, 4.28.15). Production still from the series, ART21 New York Close Up. Cinematography by Rafael Salazar. © ART21, Inc. 2015.

SCREENING 10.8.16 | New Urbanism Film Festival

SCREENING 10.8.16 | New Urbanism Film Festival

The “New York Close Up” film “Caroline Woolard Flips the Real Estate Script” is screening in Los Angeles this Saturday as part of this year’s New Urbanism Film Festival.

Alejandro Almanza Pereda at Chert gallery in Berlin.

Staff Pick

Staff Picks: September 2016

Staff Pick

Staff Picks: September 2016

The ART21 staff shares their favorite exhibitions on view in New York and around the world.

Artist Jamian Juliano-Villani in her Bedford-Stuyvesant studio, Brooklyn, NY, 2015. Production still from the ART21 "New York Close Up" film "Jamian Juliano-Villani's Painting Compulsion". © ART21, Inc. 2015.

SCREENING 10.1.16 | Bushwick Film Festival

SCREENING 10.1.16 | Bushwick Film Festival

The “New York Close Up” film “Jamian Juliano-Villani’s Painting Compulsion” is screening in Brooklyn this Saturday as part of this year’s Bushwick Film Festival.

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Tune In: Season 8 Finale Tonight on PBS!

Tune In: Season 8 Finale Tonight on PBS!

Tune in tonight at 9pm and 10pm EST for the broadcast premieres of “Los Angeles” and “Vancouver” from “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8.

Production still from ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

Season 8 Preview: Diana Thater

Season 8 Preview: Diana Thater

In a new preview of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8, Los Angeles artist Diana Thater considers her motivations for creating.

Liz Magor. LightShed, 2005. Installation view at Coal Harbour, Vancouver. Production still from the ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 8 episode, Vancouver. © ART21, Inc. 2014

#MyArtMyCity: ART21’s Instagram Takeovers

#MyArtMyCity: ART21’s Instagram Takeovers

The most-liked posts from all seven of our recent Instagram takeovers, featuring local art around the world with #MyArtMyCity.

Still from Marela Zacarías’s Great Expectations (2016)
Production still from the series ART21 New York Close Up. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

SCREENING 9.22.16 | The William Vale

SCREENING 9.22.16 | The William Vale

Join ART21 for a panel discussion and free screening of the “New York Close Up” film, “Marela Zacarías’s Great Expectations” at The William Vale Hotel.

Production still from ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

Season 8 Preview: Nick Cave

Season 8 Preview: Nick Cave

In a new Season 8 preview, artist Nick Cave contemplates the space from which he creates his work.

Production still from the Mexico City hour of Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

Tune In: Season 8 Premieres Tonight at 9 on PBS!

Tune In: Season 8 Premieres Tonight at 9 on PBS!

Tune in tonight at 9pm and 10pm EST for the broadcast premiere of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8!

Production still from ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

Season 8 Preview: Damián Ortega

Season 8 Preview: Damián Ortega

In a new ART21 Season 8 preview, Mexico City artist Damián Ortega reflects on the process and inspiration behind his 2007 installation “Controller of the Universe.”

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Season 8 Events in Chicago and Vancouver

Season 8 Events in Chicago and Vancouver

Announcing four events in Chicago and Vancouver in conjunction with the upcoming premiere of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8.

Production still from ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

Season 8 Preview: Chris Ware

Season 8 Preview: Chris Ware

In a new Season 8 preview clip, cartoonist Chris Ware considers his connection to old toys and comics.

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Staff Pick

Staff Picks: August 2016

Staff Pick

Staff Picks: August 2016

The ART21 staff shares their favorite films, exhibitions, and installations.

Natalia Almada filming in a Mexico City Metro station. Production still from ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

Season 8 Preview: Natalia Almada

Season 8 Preview: Natalia Almada

In a new Season 8 preview clip, filmmaker Natalia Almada discusses her heritage and how being both Mexican and American has contributed to her work.

Stan Douglas. Abbott & Cordova, 7 August 1971, 2008. Digital C-print mounted on Dibond aluminum; 70 x 114 ½ in. From the series Crowds and Riots, 2008. © Stan Douglas. Courtesy of the artist and David Zwirner, New York/London.

Season 8 Preview: Stan Douglas

Season 8 Preview: Stan Douglas

A look inside Stan Douglas’ segment in the “Vancouver” hour of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8, premiering on PBS this fall.

Transparencies of #JeffWall's "A view from an apartment" (2004–05) on a lightbox at the artist's Vancouver studio, as featured in a preview on art21.org from #ART21's upcoming new broadcast season. Production still from ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

Season 8 Preview: Jeff Wall

Season 8 Preview: Jeff Wall

A look inside Jeff Wall’s segment in the “Vancouver” hour of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8, premiering on PBS this fall.

Tala Madani. “Becoming Dazzled,” 2008.  Production still from ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. © ART21, Inc. 2016

Season 8 Preview: Tala Madani

Season 8 Preview: Tala Madani

In a new Season 8 preview, Los Angeles artist Tala Madani reflects on her background and how it informs the ways her work is perceived by viewers.

Liz Magor in her studio in Vancouver, Canada, 2015. Production still from ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Cinematography: Greg Bartels. © ART21, Inc. 2016

Season 8 Preview: Liz Magor

Season 8 Preview: Liz Magor

A look inside Liz Magor’s segment in the “Vancouver” hour of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8, premiering on PBS this fall.

Pedro Reyes at La Tallera in Cuernavaca, Mexico, 2015. Production still from ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Cinematography: Pedro Gomez Millan. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

Season 8 Preview: Pedro Reyes

Season 8 Preview: Pedro Reyes

Watch Pedro Reyes transform firearms into instruments in a new preview clip from the “Mexico City” hour of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8, premiering on PBS this fall.

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Season 8 Preview: Edgar Arceneaux

Season 8 Preview: Edgar Arceneaux

A look inside Edgar Arceneaux’s segment in the “Los Angeles” hour of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8, premiering on PBS this fall.

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Season 8 Preview: Barbara Kasten

Season 8 Preview: Barbara Kasten

A look inside Barbara Kasten’s segment in the “Chicago” hour of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8, premiering on PBS this fall.

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Season 8 Preview: Brian Jungen

Season 8 Preview: Brian Jungen

A look inside Brian Jungen’s segment in the “Vancouver” hour of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8, premiering on PBS this fall.

Minerva Cuevas. Del Montte-Bananeras, 2003. Paint on wall, silkscreen, two plastic palm trees, four plastic bananas bunches, straw; variable dimensions. Installation view of the "Liverpool Biennial: Rethinking Trade." Courtesy of the artist and kurimanzutto, Mexico City.

Staff Pick

Staff Picks: July 2016

Staff Pick

Staff Picks: July 2016

A selection of exhibitions, podcasts, and television shows personally recommended by members of the ART21 staff.

Daniel Gordon. Summer Fruit. 59.25" x 74", C-Print, 2014.

ART21 Premieres Latest Artist Documentary on NOWNESS

ART21 Premieres Latest Artist Documentary on NOWNESS

ART21 announces the premiere of its latest artist documentary on lifestyle editorial platform NOWNESS.

Theaster Gates at Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey, 2015. Production still from ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Cinematography: Murat Otunc. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

Season 8 Preview: Theaster Gates

Season 8 Preview: Theaster Gates

A look inside Theaster Gates’ segment in the “Chicago” hour of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8, premiering on PBS this fall.

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Season 8 Preview: Liz Larner

Season 8 Preview: Liz Larner

A look inside Liz Larner’s segment in Season 8 of Art in the Twenty-First Century, premiering on PBS this fall.

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Season 8 Preview: Minerva Cuevas

Season 8 Preview: Minerva Cuevas

A look at the work of artist Minerva Cuevas, featured in Season 8 of Art in the Twenty-First Century, premiering on PBS this fall.

ART21 filming Liz Magor’s LightShed at Coal Harbour in Vancouver, Canada, 2016. Behind the scenes of ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Photo: Wesley Miller. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

Deep Focus: Inside Art21 Films

Behind the Scenes of Season 8: Vancouver

Deep Focus: Inside Art21 Films

Behind the Scenes of Season 8: Vancouver

Go behind the scenes of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8, as the ART21 production crew films Brian Jungen and Liz Magor in Vancouver.

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Announcing the ART21 Screening Society

Announcing the ART21 Screening Society

Announcing the ART21 Screening Society: bringing free screenings of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8 to venues worldwide.