Articles by Jonathan Munar

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 …

Cao Fei, Fantasy production still

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 …

Josiah McElheny | Beauty & Seduction

Josiah McElheny | Beauty & Seduction

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS EXCLUSIVE: Artist Josiah McElheny discusses the intentionally problematic nature of beauty and seduction in his “Total Reflective Abstraction” (2004) installation, on view at …

Arturo Herrera | Powerful Images

Arturo Herrera | Powerful Images

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS EXCLUSIVE: In his Berlin studio, Arturo Herrera discusses his relationship to creating abstract collages and images. Herrera takes the process of abstraction a …

Laylah Ali | Designer Nicole Parente

Laylah Ali | Designer Nicole Parente

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS EXCLUSIVE: Artist Laylah Ali and graphic designer Nicole Parente work together in the designer’s home office in Cambridge, MA. The artist’s hand-drawn notes …

Name That Season 5 Artist

Name That Season 5 Artist!

Name That Season 5 Artist!

We received some great feedback and enthusiasm for Season 5 since the release of the trailer back in April. When that went up, we challenged our audience to name the …

Ellen Gallagher | Master Printer Craig Zammiello

Ellen Gallagher | Master Printer Craig Zammiello

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS EXCLUSIVE: Master Printer Craig Zammiello and artist Ellen Gallagher discuss their working relationship during the process of creating “DeLuxe” (2004–05), a suite of …

Ida Applebroog | Collecting

Ida Applebroog | Collecting

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS EXCLUSIVE: Artist Ida Applebroog leads a tour of her personal collection of thrift store and auction finds, in her home and studio in …

Josiah McElheny | Assistant Martha Friedman

Josiah McElheny | Assistant Martha Friedman

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS EXCLUSIVE: Watch artist Josiah McElheny and assistant Martha Friedman transform clear hand-blown glass objects into mirrored surfaces in his Brooklyn, NY studio. Josiah …

Richard Tuttle | Reality & Illusion

Richard Tuttle | Reality & Illusion

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS EXCLUSIVE: Artist Richard Tuttle installs the work Ten Kinds of Memory and Memory Itself (1973) at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New …

Arturo Herrera | Music

Arturo Herrera | Music

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS EXCLUSIVE: Filmed in his Berlin studio, artist Arturo Herrera discusses themes of subjectivity and abstraction while drawing connections between his love of music …

Ellen Gallagher | Projections

Ellen Gallagher | Projections

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS EXCLUSIVE: Artist Ellen Gallagher recounts her childhood obsession with projecting films, paired with documentation of her work Murmur (2003–04) installed at Gagosian Gallery …

Babble On!

Babble On!

It’s no secret: Art21 loves videos about art. So, naturally, we would love the idea of a Web community dedicated to showcasing videos about art, right? Right. ArtBabble—a project initiated …

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Calling all photographers: Museums (and Wikipedia) want to recruit you!

Calling all photographers: Museums (and Wikipedia) want to recruit you!

“Henry VIII,” Hiroshi Sugimoto (Season 3) February may very well be the unofficial month of the photography contest. Earlier this week, Joe Fusaro wrote about art contests in the classroom, …