Articles by Ian Forster

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Gabriel Orozco Teaches Spanish

ART21 Exclusive

Gabriel Orozco Teaches Spanish

Today’s Exclusive video—the 200th episode in this Art21 series—provides viewers with an intimate look at Spanish Lessons (2013), a project by Gabriel Orozco that took place at Marian Goodman Gallery in New York.

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Exclusive: 200 Episodes Later

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Exclusive: 200 Episodes Later

Exclusive> producer Ian Forster announces Art21’s 200th Exclusive episode, coming this Friday.

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Janine Antoni and Stephen Petronio Blur Lines

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Janine Antoni and Stephen Petronio Blur Lines

In today’s Exclusive, filmed in 2013, artist Janine Antoni and choreographer Stephen Petronio discuss their collaborative process.

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Ellen Gallagher Cuts Things Up

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Ellen Gallagher Cuts Things Up

In today’s Exclusive, filmed in 2013, Ellen Gallagher discusses the paper cutouts that she’s embedded into paintings throughout her career.

Detail of Fred Wilson’s installation "Speak of Me as I Am" at the 50th Venice Biennale, 2003. Production still from the series "Exclusive." © Art21, Inc. 2014. Courtesy the artist.

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Fred Wilson Talks Beauty and Ugliness

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Fred Wilson Talks Beauty and Ugliness

In today’s Exclusive, filmed in 2004, Fred Wilson discusses how beauty and ugliness together create meaning.

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Janine Antoni Finds Healing in Art Making

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Janine Antoni Finds Healing in Art Making

In today’s Exclusive video, filmed in 2013, Janine Antoni discusses her milagros-inspired sculptures.

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Tim Hawkinson Keeps Art in the Family

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Tim Hawkinson Keeps Art in the Family

In today’s Exclusive, filmed in 2013, Tim Hawkinson gives a tour of his sculpture exhibition at Pace Gallery in New York City.

Bruce Nauman in his New Mexico studio in August, 2000. Production still from the series Exclusive. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Bob Elfstrom

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Bruce Nauman Slows Down Time

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Bruce Nauman Slows Down Time

In today’s Exclusive, filmed in August 2000, Bruce Nauman discusses his 1994 video Poke in the Eye/Nose/Ear.

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Marina Abramović Learns to Sing

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Marina Abramović Learns to Sing

“I really love listening to people sing and I was always jealous of that kind of talent…to open your heart and sing your soul out.” —Marina Abramović In today’s Exclusive, …

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Ursula von Rydingsvard Finds Courage in Color

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Ursula von Rydingsvard Finds Courage in Color

Ursula von Rydingsvard discusses her large-scale sculpture Ona, which is permanently installed outside of Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Artist Kiki Smith working with technicians at The Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Production still from the series Exclusive. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Tom Hurwitz.

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Kiki Smith Does Her Homework

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Kiki Smith Does Her Homework

“I’m good at doing what I can do in my own power, out of my own physicality, and then like a little extension out from that…” —Kiki Smith Filmed in …

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Art21 Premieres “Artist to Artist” Series

ART21 Artist to Artist

Art21 Premieres “Artist to Artist” Series

The creator of Art21’s “Artist to Artist” film series shares his favorite moments from the first three films.

Trenton Doyle Hancock, The Former and the Ladder or Ascension and a Cinchin’, 2012. Acrylic and mixed media on canvas; 84 x 132 x 3 inches. Courtesy the artist and James Cohan Gallery

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Trenton Doyle Hancock Busts Out

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Trenton Doyle Hancock Busts Out

Trenton Doyle Hancock discusses his large-scale collage The Former and the Ladder or Ascension and a Cinchin’.

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David Altmejd’s Heads

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David Altmejd’s Heads

In this Exclusive David Altmejd discusses his head sculptures, saying “Some sculptors make drawings, I make heads.”

Bruce Nauman riding horseback on his New Mexico ranch in August, 2000.

Production still from the series Exclusive. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Bob Elfstrom.

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Teaching Bruce Nauman

ART21 Exclusive

Teaching Bruce Nauman

Bruce Nauman discusses two teachers who influenced his approach to horseback riding and art making: master horse trainer Ray Hunt and painter Wayne Thiebaud.

Ellen Gallagher Osedax

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Science Fiction in Ellen Gallagher’s “Osedax”

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Science Fiction in Ellen Gallagher’s “Osedax”

In today’s Exclusive, filmed in 2013, artist Ellen Gallagher discusses her large-scale, collaborative installation “Osedax” (2010).

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Rackstraw Downes Paints West Texas

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Rackstraw Downes Paints West Texas

In today’s “Exclusive,” artist Rackstraw Downes discusses his interest in altered landscapes.

Barry McGee at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive during his 2012 retrospective exhibition.
Production still from the series Exclusive. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Bob Elfstrom.

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Barry McGee Shares His Retrospective with Others

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Barry McGee Shares His Retrospective with Others

In today’s “Exclusive,” Barry McGee discusses the work of family, friends, and street artists that he included in his retrospective exhibition at BAM/PFA.

Kiki Smith Printmaking

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Kiki Smith’s Printmaking Process

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Kiki Smith’s Printmaking Process

Today’s “Exclusive” artist Kiki Smith discusses the challenges and pleasures of printmaking.

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Maya Lin Examines Disappearing Bodies of Water

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Maya Lin Examines Disappearing Bodies of Water

In today’s “Exclusive,” filmed in late 2012, Maya Lin discusses her marble sculpture series, “Disappearing Bodies of Water.”

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Exclusive | Bruce Nauman’s Studio Routine

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Exclusive | Bruce Nauman’s Studio Routine

In today’s “Exclusive,” filmed in 2000 at Bruce Nauman’s New Mexico studio, he explains his need to experiment with new materials and forms daily.

Artist Geo Wyeth performing at Kate Werble Gallery in January, 2012. Production stills from the series New York Close Up. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by John Marton.

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Staff Pick: Geo Wyeth

Staff Pick

Staff Pick: Geo Wyeth

Ever since Geo Wyeth‘s electrifying performance at New York’s Kate Werble Gallery, I’ve had his haunting song, “At The End We Listen,” on repeat. It’s so good that I’ve braved the G train twice to see him …

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Exclusive | Trenton Doyle Hancock, Ten Years Later

ART21 Exclusive

Exclusive | Trenton Doyle Hancock, Ten Years Later

In Art21’s latest “Exclusive,” artist Trenton Doyle Hancock talks about life changes and how his work has evolved.

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Exclusive | Robert Mangold and Sol LeWitt, Security Guards at MoMA

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Exclusive | Robert Mangold and Sol LeWitt, Security Guards at MoMA

Robert Mangold on his friendship with the late Sol LeWitt and working as a security guard at the Museum of Modern Art in the 1960s.

James Turrell, “Second Meeting” interior, 1989. Production stills from the series Exclusive. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Marc Levy.

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James Turrell Revisits “Second Meeting”

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James Turrell Revisits “Second Meeting”

“When sitting inside Second Meeting you’re not only looking at the sky—you’re also observing how your eyes and mind perceive color.”

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Maya Lin reflects on New York’s ecological past and Hurricane Sandy

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Maya Lin reflects on New York’s ecological past and Hurricane Sandy

A new “Exclusive” film featuring Maya Lin and her latest exhibition at Pace Gallery.

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Exclusive | Ann Hamilton: “the event of a thread”

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Exclusive | Ann Hamilton: “the event of a thread”

Art21’s Associate Producer sheds light on the paper bags scattered throughout Ann Hamilton’s Park Avenue Armory installation “the event of a thread.”

A mannequin tagging on Barry McGee’s “Untitled” (1999/2012). Production still from the series Exclusive. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Bob Elfstrom.

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Exclusive | Barry McGee: Tagging

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Exclusive | Barry McGee: Tagging

On the occasion of Barry McGee’s retrospective exhibition at ICA Boston, Associate Producer Ian Forster draws attention to illustrative mannequins included in the show.

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Exclusive | Elizabeth Murray: “Bop”

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Exclusive | Elizabeth Murray: “Bop”

Filmed in 2002, this new Exclusive shows the late artist Elizabeth Murray in her Manhattan studio working on the large-scale painting “Bop.”

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Exclusive | Margaret Kilgallen: Heroines

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Exclusive | Margaret Kilgallen: Heroines

Read about four extraordinary women in this post from Associate Producer Ian Forster.

Martin Puryear painting Asphaltum on a copper printing plate at Paulson Bott Press in Berkeley, CA. 
Production still from the series Exclusive. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Bob Elfstrom.

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Exclusive | Martin Puryear: Printmaking

ART21 Exclusive

Exclusive | Martin Puryear: Printmaking

In today’s Exclusive episode, Martin Puryear creates new prints at Paulson Bott Press in San Francisco, California.

Installation of El Anatsui’s “Broken Bridge II” (2012) above the High Line in New York City. Production still from the series Exclusive. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Ian Forster.

ART21 Exclusive

Exclusive | El Anatsui: “Broken Bridge II”

ART21 Exclusive

Exclusive | El Anatsui: “Broken Bridge II”

A new Exclusive episode featuring El Anastui’s largest installation to date, on view along the High Line in New York City.

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Exclusive | Shahzia Sikander: “The Last Post”

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Exclusive | Shahzia Sikander: “The Last Post”

Art21’s Associate Producer, Ian Forster, sheds a little light on our latest Exclusive.