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New Guest Blogger: Mathias Jansson, Sweden

New Guest Blogger: Mathias Jansson, Sweden

Our latest blogger-in-residence is a Swedish arts writer and critic who specializes in game art.

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Laurie Simmons: Actress Meryl Streep

Laurie Simmons: Actress Meryl Streep

Our latest “Exclusive” video short has just gone live! Watch photographer Laurie Simmons as she directs scenes for her 2007 film, which starred Meryl Streep.

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Open Enrollment

New Open Enrollment Blogger: Kelsey Elisabeth Nelson

Open Enrollment

New Open Enrollment Blogger: Kelsey Elisabeth Nelson

Meet our newest Open Enrollment blogger, a second-year grad student in the Art Education program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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New Guest Bloggers: #OccupyArt21

New Guest Bloggers: #OccupyArt21

We introduce our latest bloggers-in-residence: #OccupyArt21, a group of Los Angeles-based writers and artists active in the Occupy LA movement.

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New Guest Blogger: Jason Lahman

New Guest Blogger: Jason Lahman

Meet our guest blogger Jason Lahman, a San Francisco-based historian, poet and essayist interested in the history of modern philosophy and material culture.

"Trap Rock (truck load out)," 2006 Ink-jet print, 38 1/2 x 26 inches. Edition of 5. © An-My Lê, courtesy Murray Guy, New York.

An-My Lê’s “Trap Rock”

An-My Lê’s “Trap Rock”

Art21’s latest Exclusive video features previously unreleased footage of artist An-My Lê photographing a basalt quarry along the Hudson River.

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Open Enrollment

Introducing New Open Enrollment Blogger Chiara Galimberti!

Open Enrollment

Introducing New Open Enrollment Blogger Chiara Galimberti!

    We’re pleased to introduce Chiara Galimberti, who joins our expanded Open Enrollment team this week with her first post later this morning.  Originally from Italy, Chiara is an artist …

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New Guest Blogger: Amanda Beroza Friedman

New Guest Blogger: Amanda Beroza Friedman

  Thanks to previous guest blogger Amelia Ishmael for a fantastic series of posts that provided Art21 Blog readers with a primer on Black Metal theory. If your interest has …

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Open Enrollment

Introducing New Open Enrollment Blogger Sarah Merianos!

Open Enrollment

Introducing New Open Enrollment Blogger Sarah Merianos!

  We’re pleased to introduce the Art21 Blog’s readers to our newest Open Enrollment writer, Sarah Merianos, who joins the Open Enrollment team for the upcoming Winter/Spring semester. Sarah’s first …

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Bound: The Printed Object in Context

New Column! Introducing “Bound: The Printed Object in Context”

Bound: The Printed Object in Context

New Column! Introducing “Bound: The Printed Object in Context”

We’re pleased to announce our newest column, Bound: The Printed Object in Context, written by “Centerfield” alum Meg Onli. Bound looks at a side of publications that’s rarely discussed: the book’s …

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Open Enrollment

Introducing New Open Enrollment Blogger Jenn Pascoe

Open Enrollment

Introducing New Open Enrollment Blogger Jenn Pascoe

  As the end of the year and the end of the Fall semester looms, we’re slowly rolling out our new roster of Open Enrollment bloggers, who will be joining …

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New Guest Blogger: Amelia Ishmael

New Guest Blogger: Amelia Ishmael

  Thanks to our previous guest bloggers Claire Breukel and Tina Acevedo of Dirty Pink 305 for their tour of the Miami art scene and their cogent analyses of a …

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New Guest Bloggers: Dirty Pink 305, Miami

New Guest Bloggers: Dirty Pink 305, Miami

Thanks to our previous blogger-in-residence DeWitt Cheng for highlighting the fascinating work of several under-recognized artists from the San Francisco Bay area. You can read more of DeWitt’s SF Bay …

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Open Enrollment

Introducing New Open Enrollment Blogger Lindsay Preston Zappas

Open Enrollment

Introducing New Open Enrollment Blogger Lindsay Preston Zappas

In the coming weeks, we’ll be introducing our newest class of Open Enrollment bloggers, saying farewell to our recent graduates, and welcoming back those whose studies continue. Stay tuned for …

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I International Forum on Spaces for Culture November 8-10

I International Forum on Spaces for Culture November 8-10

We thought the Art21 Blog’s readers might be interested in this international conference taking place in in Santiago de Compostela, Spain: the I International Forum on Spaces for Culture. Art21’s Executive …

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New Guest Blogger: DeWitt Cheng

New Guest Blogger: DeWitt Cheng

Thanks to last week’s guest blogger Tricia Van Eck for her inspiring series of posts on the Occupy movement and the political and aesthetics implications of happiness, which suggested that …

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Open Enrollment

Seeking Graduate Student Writers for Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment

Seeking Graduate Student Writers for Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment chronicles the experience of graduate school via the perspective of current students. As MA and MFA degrees become ever more the norm for the professional training of artists, educators, …

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New Guest Blogger: Tricia Van Eck

New Guest Blogger: Tricia Van Eck

Our huge thanks to previous guest-blogger Rachel Mason for her fantastic profiles of some of the most interesting performance artists and performance-related work taking place right now in New York, …

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New Guest Blogger: Rachel Mason

New Guest Blogger: Rachel Mason

Thanks to Chris Cuellar for his wise, witty, and highly informative series of “How To” guides to art-making on the Internet and off. We’re also grateful to Chris’ contributor-collaborators Mark …

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Praxis Makes Perfect

New Column! Introducing “Praxis Makes Perfect”

Praxis Makes Perfect

New Column! Introducing “Praxis Makes Perfect”

Art21 Blog is pleased to announce our newest column, Praxis Makes Perfect, written by Jacquelyn Gleisner and Jeffrey Augustine Songco. While pursuing MFA degrees at Cranbrook Academy of Art and …

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New Guest Blogger: Chris Cuellar

New Guest Blogger: Chris Cuellar

A big thanks to guest blogger Mike HJ Chang for his enlightening series of posts on the state of contemporary art and performance in Singapore. We hope to check back …

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Hellos and Goodbyes….

Hellos and Goodbyes….

For me, September has always been the month I most associate with new beginnings. September is when schools traditionally launch their new year, it’s when museums and galleries open their …

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Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Center Field | Fielding Practice Podcast #6: MCA Shifts Gears; Ikea Hacking as Art; and Ai Wei Wei

Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Center Field | Fielding Practice Podcast #6: MCA Shifts Gears; Ikea Hacking as Art; and Ai Wei Wei

This month’s episode of Fielding Practice, a special podcast produced by Bad at Sports exclusively for the Art21 blog, is action-packed and filled with discussion of the latest art happenings …

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Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Center Field | Fielding Practice Episode 5: Open Engagement, William J. O’Brien at The Ren

Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Center Field | Fielding Practice Episode 5: Open Engagement, William J. O’Brien at The Ren

On this month’s episode of Fielding Practice, Bad at Sports’ co-founder Richard Holland joins Duncan MacKenzie, Dan Gunn and Ime for our regular roundtable discussion about art, culture, and related …

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Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Center Field | Fielding Practice Episode 4: Chicago Art Fairs and Early Modernism Redux

Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Center Field | Fielding Practice Episode 4: Chicago Art Fairs and Early Modernism Redux

It’s time once again for Fielding Practice with Bad at Sports, a special podcast produced for the Art21 blog. On this month’s episode, Duncan MacKenzie, Dan Gunn, and I are …

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Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Center Field | Fielding Practice: Episode 3

Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Center Field | Fielding Practice: Episode 3

We’re back with the latest edition of “Fielding Practice,” a podcast produced by Bad at Sports for Art21 readers and listeners. Before giving you the rundown on this month’s chatfest, …

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Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Center Field | Protest Songs and Lullabies: Susan Philipsz in Chicago

Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Center Field | Protest Songs and Lullabies: Susan Philipsz in Chicago

What does it mean to sing a protest song as if it were a lullaby? It’s a question I often ask myself. My five-year-old daughter has trouble falling asleep at …

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Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Center Field | Fielding Practice: Episode #2

Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Center Field | Fielding Practice: Episode #2

We’re back with our second edition of “Fielding Practice,” a podcast produced exclusively for Art21’s listeners and readers. On today’s episode, Duncan MacKenzie, Dan Gunn, and I are joined by …

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Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Center Field | Characters, Not Caricatures: The Multifarious Art of Rachel Mason

Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Center Field | Characters, Not Caricatures: The Multifarious Art of Rachel Mason

Rachel Mason’s work is not easy to neatly summarize. I’ve been following her projects for several years now, and I still have difficulty explaining what exactly it is that she …

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Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Special “Center Field” Podcast: Fielding Practice with Bad at Sports

Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Special “Center Field” Podcast: Fielding Practice with Bad at Sports

All of us here at Bad at Sports have loved working on our twice-monthly column for this blog, Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports. It gives …

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Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Center Field | Multiple Possibilities: An Interview with Dan Devening

Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Center Field | Multiple Possibilities: An Interview with Dan Devening

Dan Devening is an artist, educator (he’s on the faculty of the Paintings and Drawings Department of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago), and the creative force behind …

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Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports | Top 10 Chicago Art Events in 2010

Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports | Top 10 Chicago Art Events in 2010

Meg Onli and Claudine Ise’s list of the ten best–or at least most interesting–events in Chicago art in 2010. 1. Best city-wide, sustained, multi-platform discussion of a single topic in …

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Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Center Field: Sustaining Practices

Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Center Field: Sustaining Practices

Lately I have been thinking a lot about sustainability and sustenance. Not the environmental kind of sustainability–the personal and emotional kind.  Chicago’s art community is rich in relationships, but like …

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Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Four for Fall

Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Four for Fall

Traditionally, fall is the time when galleries launch their new slate of exhibitions after a relatively slow-paced couple of summer months. Galleries tend to highlight some of the most prominent …

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Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Frances Whitehead, Embedded Artist

Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Frances Whitehead, Embedded Artist

What do artists know? A few weeks ago, I spent an afternoon at the Chicago home of Frances Whitehead talking about the philosophical and pragmatic underpinnings of this question. To …

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Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Summers at Ox-Bow

Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Summers at Ox-Bow

We tend to spend a lot of time talking about art in terms of “work” nowadays, but we don’t always consider how important respite and retreat can be when it …