Articles by Jonathan Munar

Cao Fei. "PRD Anti-Heroes," 2006. Video still. Multi-media opera, single-channel color video with sound, 2 hours 22 minutes. Courtesy the artist and Lombard-Freid Projects, New York. © Cao Fei.

Cao Fei: “PRD Anti-Heroes”

Cao Fei: “PRD Anti-Heroes”

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE Episode #140: Artist Cao Fei discusses her multi-media theatrical work “PRD Anti-Heroes” (2005), a play performed by non-professional actors. Investigating …

Carrie Mae Weems. "Untitled," from Kitchen Table Series,1989–90. Set of 20 gelatin-silver prints, 28 1/4 x 28 1/4 inches each. © Carrie Mae Weems. Courtesy Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

Carrie Mae Weems: “The Kitchen Table Series”

Carrie Mae Weems: “The Kitchen Table Series”

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE Episode #138: Filmed in her Syracuse studio, artist Carrie Mae Weems discusses the impetus for her work “The Kitchen Table …

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Allan McCollum: “Lost Objects” & “Natural Copies”

Allan McCollum: “Lost Objects” & “Natural Copies”

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE Episode #137: Filmed in his Brooklyn studio, artist Allan McCollum discusses two projects utilizing dinosaur fossils—”Lost Objects” (begun 1991) and …

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The Art21 Blog’s Most-Viewed Posts of 2010

The Art21 Blog’s Most-Viewed Posts of 2010

The continuing rise and social influence of Facebook and Twitter may have contributed plenty to the growing readership of the Art21 Blog, but ultimately, it is quality of writing and …

Allan McCollum. "Over Ten Thousand Individual Works," 1987–88. Enamel on cast Hydrocal, 2 inches in diameter each, with variable lengths, each unique. Photo by Fred Scruton. © Allan McCollum. Courtesy the artist.

Allan McCollum: “Over Ten Thousand Individual Works”

Allan McCollum: “Over Ten Thousand Individual Works”

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE Episode #129: Filmed in his Brooklyn studio, Allan McCollum reveals the process and logic behind the project Over Ten Thousand …

Paul McCarthy: “Black & White Tapes”

Paul McCarthy: “Black & White Tapes”

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE Episode #128: Interviewed in his Los Angeles studio, Paul McCarthy discusses the genesis of his Black and White Tapes (1970–75), …

Rob Pruitt, "Looking, Longing," 2008. Installation view: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN. Photo courtesy of RxArt.

A Conversation with RxArt President and Founder, Diane Brown

A Conversation with RxArt President and Founder, Diane Brown

Rob Pruitt, Looking, Longing, 2008. Installation view: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN. Photo courtesy of RxArt. One of the experiences that I miss the most about working in …

William Kentridge: Studio Manager Anne McIlleron

William Kentridge: Studio Manager Anne McIlleron

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE In celebration of Art21′s new feature film William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible — which premiered nationally on October 21, 2010 …

Watch Now: "William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible" (2010)

Watch “William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible” Online and Download the Educators’ Guide

Watch “William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible” Online and Download the Educators’ Guide

We have a special treat for anyone that was unable to catch last week’s broadcast of William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible. The full program is now available for immediate online …

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Tune In: “William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible” Premieres on PBS This Week

Tune In: “William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible” Premieres on PBS This Week

Warm up your televisions and set your DVRs: Art21′s latest film, William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible, premieres on PBS this week. The national broadcast premiere is scheduled for October 21 …

Production still from the film William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible. © Art21, Inc., 2010.

Win Tickets to Attend the New York City Premiere of Art21′s New Film at the MoMA

Win Tickets to Attend the New York City Premiere of Art21′s New Film at the MoMA

The PBS broadcast premiere of Art21′s latest film, William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible, is just over a week away, and we want you to join us in celebrating. Art21 is …

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Fall Previews: Trailer, Teasers, and Slideshows

Fall Previews: Trailer, Teasers, and Slideshows

William Kentridge in his studio, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2008. William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible, production still, 2010. © Art21, Inc. 2010. Fall preview season is upon us, so it’s time …

William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible

Announcing Our Latest Film: “William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible”

Announcing Our Latest Film: “William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible”

Art21 is proud to announce the forthcoming broadcast of our latest film, William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible, the first film produced by Art21 for national television broadcast outside of the …

The Present Perfect at Art21

The Present Perfect: Tune In TONIGHT on PBS.org at 8 p.m. EST

The Present Perfect: Tune In TONIGHT on PBS.org at 8 p.m. EST

Tune in on PBS.org Look out, Internet: The Present Perfect is here! We’re coming at you live from the 92YTribeca in New York City tonight, starting promptly at 8:00 p.m. …

Filming at the Brooklyn Museum, NY, June 19, 2010. Photo by Katie Payne.

The Present Perfect Participation: Last Call and Weekend Roundup

The Present Perfect Participation: Last Call and Weekend Roundup

Filming at the Brooklyn Museum, NY, June 19, 2010. Photo by Katherine Payne. Today is your final chance to participate in advance of Wednesday’s live event, The Present Perfect with …

Get Interactive with Art21 at the Brooklyn Museum

Get Interactive with Art21 at the Brooklyn Museum

Want to participate in one of these: …but finding it difficult to get enough people together? Let Art21 help you out! Join us this Saturday, June 19, in front of …

Culture Wars: A Night of Trivia with Art21, March 24, 2010

Culture Wars Returns This Wednesday

Culture Wars Returns This Wednesday

After a well-attended pilot event in January—with over 80 participants spread across 18 teams and music provided by Mary Heilmann—Art21 is returning to host a second installment of Culture Wars: …

Moviola, "Dead Knowledge". Catbird Records, CBR010, 2007.

Packaging a Music Experience: Ryan Catbird and Catbird Records

Packaging a Music Experience: Ryan Catbird and Catbird Records

Moviola, “Dead Knowledge”. Catbird Records, CBR010, 2007. Image courtesy of Catbird Records. Ryan Catbird has commanded a silent influence on the independent music scene since he began his blog, The …

Jessica Stockholder | Form

Jessica Stockholder | Form

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS EXCLUSIVE: From her home in New Haven, Connecticut, Jessica Stockholder discusses the strength of form and the difficulty in articulating the meaning behind …

Culture Wars: Trivial Tunes with Mary Heilmann

Culture Wars: Trivial Tunes with Mary Heilmann

Culture Wars: Trivial Tunes with Mary Heilmann

A look at the Mary Heilmann-curated music playlist for Art21′s inaugural “Culture Wars” trivia event, held on 1/28 at the 92YTribeca, along with the music-themed audio round for the night.

Filming Mary Heilmann in Bridgehampton, NY, 2008. "Art in the Twenty-First Century," production still, 2009. © Art21, Inc. 2009.

Ask Art21 a Question

Ask Art21 a Question

Filming Mary Heilmann in Bridgehampton, NY, 2008. Art in the Twenty-First Century, production still, 2009. © Art21, Inc. 2009. Why are there only 4 episodes a season, and 1 season …

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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

Cindy Sherman’s studio. Art in the Twenty-First Century, production still, 2009. Season 5, Episode: Transformation. © Art21, Inc. 2009. Season 5 may have wrapped up this week (cough, cough…watch it …

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Jeff Koons | Versailles

Jeff Koons | Versailles

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS EXCLUSIVE: From his studio in New York City, Jeff Koons discusses his 2008 exhibition at the Château de Versailles in France. Koons explores …

Mary Heilmann | Inspiration

Mary Heilmann | Inspiration

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS EXCLUSIVE: In her Long Island studio, Mary Heilmann discusses two inspirations for her work: tea bowls that adhere to the Japanese aesthetic philosophy …

Carrie Mae Weems | Thirteen Questions for Wynton Marsalis & Cornel West

Carrie Mae Weems | Thirteen Questions for Wynton Marsalis & Cornel West

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS EXCLUSIVE: As part of a panel discussion moderated by Baraka Sele at the 20th National Black Arts Festival in Atlanta, Georgia, artist Carrie …

Josiah McElheny | History & Originality

Josiah McElheny | History & Originality

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS EXCLUSIVE: Artist Josiah McElheny discusses the relationship between artworks and the context in which they were created, highlighting the distinctions between history and …

Art:21 on the PBS Video Portal

Full Episodes of Art:21 Available Online!

Full Episodes of Art:21 Available Online!

Earlier this week, with help from the fabulous team at PBS, we added the complete Art:21—Art in the Twenty-First Century series—16 full episodes from Seasons 1 through 4—to the PBS …

Arturo Herrera | Failure

Arturo Herrera | Failure

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS EXCLUSIVE: In his Berlin studio, Arturo Herrera discusses the importance of accepting failure in order to be able to learn and grow as …

Oliver Herring | Participant Joyce Pensato

Oliver Herring | Participant Joyce Pensato

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS EXCLUSIVE: Artist Joyce Pensato discusses her experiences appearing as a performer in Oliver Herring’s videos. The work, which also features participant Davis-Thompson Moss, …

Cao Fei. Production still © Art21, Inc. 2009.

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

On Virtual Worlds: An Interview with Filmmaker Victor Pineiro, Part 2

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

On Virtual Worlds: An Interview with Filmmaker Victor Pineiro, Part 2

Cao Fei. Production still © Art21, Inc. 2009. Online platforms have always been social environments. “Web 2.0″ was not the birth of the social Web. Rather, it marked a point …

Laylah Ali. "Untitled," 2004. Gouache on paper, 15 7/16 x 15 2/16 inches. Courtesy 303 Gallery, New York.

Laylah Ali | Television

Laylah Ali | Television

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS EXCLUSIVE: In her Williamstown, Massachusetts studio, artist Laylah Ali describes how the television cartoons she watched as a child inform the way she …

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Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

On Virtual Worlds: An Interview with Filmmaker Victor Pineiro, Part 1

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

On Virtual Worlds: An Interview with Filmmaker Victor Pineiro, Part 1

Cao Fei. Production still © Art21, Inc. 2009. Admittedly, before beginning production research for our Season 5 segment on artist Cao Fei, I had very minimal experience with the virtual …

Jessica Stockholder | “Vortex in the Play of Theater with Real Passion: In Memory of Kay Stockholder

Jessica Stockholder | “Vortex in the Play of Theater with Real Passion: In Memory of Kay Stockholder

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS EXCLUSIVE: At her home in New Haven, Jessica Stockholder discusses the inspiration for “Vortex in the Play of Theater with Real Passion: In …

Oliver Herring | Participant Davide Borella

Oliver Herring | Participant Davide Borella

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS EXCLUSIVE: On the roof of his Brooklyn studio, artist Oliver Herring photographs Davide Borella during an exhausting performance as Borella spits various colors …

Ida Applebroog | Inspiration

Ida Applebroog | Inspiration

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS EXCLUSIVE: Ida Applebroog discusses her life as an “image scavenger” in her New York studio, while working on her “Photogenetics” series—a blend of …

Richard Tuttle | Art & Life

Richard Tuttle | Art & Life

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS EXCLUSIVE: Richard Tuttle discusses his philosophical relationship to art and life in his New Mexico studio. Richard Tuttle commonly refers to his art …