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New guest blogger: Mike HJ Chang

New guest blogger: Mike HJ Chang

Thanks to guest blogger (and Lives and Works in Berlin regular) Ali Fitzgerald for her always entertaining and insightful posts. Follow her exploits back on the column throughout the year. …

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New guest blogger: Ali Fitzgerald

New guest blogger: Ali Fitzgerald

Thanks to Thea Liberty Nichols for her terrific interviews with Chicago-based artists and practitioners. Up next is Ali Fitzgerald. A regular writer for our Lives and Works in Berlin column, …

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New guest blogger: Thea Liberty Nichols

New guest blogger: Thea Liberty Nichols

Thanks to Francesca Wilmott for her take on the St. Louis art scene. Up next is Thea Liberty Nichols, who is returning to the guest blog after a stint earlier …

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New guest blogger: Francesca Wilmott

New guest blogger: Francesca Wilmott

Thanks to Beth Capper for guest blogging for us these last two weeks. Up next is Francesca Wilmott. Francesca is the co-founder of Los Caminos, an apartment gallery in St. Louis’s …

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New guest blogger: Beth Capper

New guest blogger: Beth Capper

Thanks to Nick Briz for his inventive Skype mashup interviews with new media practitioners. You can follow his pursuits at www.nickbriz.com. Up next is Beth Capper. Beth is an independent …

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New York Close Up: The First 10 Films

New York Close Up: The First 10 Films

Art21’s newest documentary series, New York Close Up, just premiered its 10th film in its first installment. More film are forthcoming in the fall. In honor of this milestone, we’ve …

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New guest blogger: Nick Briz

New guest blogger: Nick Briz

Thanks to Tom McCormack for his series of media- and newer media-centric posts. Up next is Nick Briz. About his practice, Nick writes: I am a new media artist living …

“New York Close Up” Film Premiere: Shana Moulton and Kalup Linzy

“New York Close Up” Film Premiere: Shana Moulton and Kalup Linzy

It’s a momentous Monday here at Art21. Following Maren Miller’s thoughtful introduction of our newest documentary series, New York Close Up, last week, we are thrilled to present you with …

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New guest blogger: Tom McCormack

New guest blogger: Tom McCormack

Thanks to Din Heagney for his posts on Australian artists Lily Hibberd and Carl Scrase. Look out for more from him later this week. Up next is Tom McCormack. Tom …

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New guest blogger: Din Heagney

New guest blogger: Din Heagney

Thanks to Amy Whitaker for her series of posts on all things art and economics. Up next on the guest blog is Din Heagney. Din is an Australian writer, editor, …

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The Party’s Ending — Donate to Blog Party!

The Party’s Ending — Donate to Blog Party!

Today marks the conclusion of our Blog Party! fundraising campaign. Many thanks to all who have contributed over the last six weeks. As this blog approaches its fourth birthday, it …

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New guest blogger: Amy Whitaker

New guest blogger: Amy Whitaker

Thanks to Rebecca Leopold for her posts these last two weeks. Up next is Amy Whitaker, a writer, professor, and creative consultant.  Her great passion in life right now is …

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Blog Party: The Last 8 Days

Blog Party: The Last 8 Days

Hello, May! We’re heading into the last week and a half of our Blog Party campaign. To date, we’ve received enough donations to fund a new column for six months. …

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New guest blogger: Rebecca Leopold

New guest blogger: Rebecca Leopold

Thanks to our regular writer Alex Freedman for her fantastic posts for the guest blog. Look out for more from her in our Lives and Works in Berlin column. Up …

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New guest blogger: Alex Freedman

New guest blogger: Alex Freedman

Thanks to Allison Glenn for her series of compelling posts on Detroit confirming that art is alive and well in the Motor City. Up next is Alex Freedman. You may …

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Support the Art21 Blog: Announcing Blog Party!

Support the Art21 Blog: Announcing Blog Party!

The Art21 Blog is turning four! From our very first post in July 2007, we have grown to a site that houses 2,100 posts and essays by nearly 200 writers, …

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“William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible” Wins A Peabody!

“William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible” Wins A Peabody!

Art21 is honored to be among the recipients of the 70th Annual Peabody Awards—the premiere international prize in electronic media—for its film, William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible. The Peabody board …

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New guest blogger: Allison Glenn

New guest blogger: Allison Glenn

Thanks, Joe Grimm, for stopping by our blog for the past two weeks. Up next is Allison Glenn. Allison is a dual MA candidate in Modern Art History, Theory and …

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New guest blogger: Joe Grimm

New guest blogger: Joe Grimm

Thanks to Lindsay Lawson for her thoughtful posts. Up next is Joe Grimm. Joe  (b. 1978, Safety Harbor, FL) is an interdisciplinary artist working primarily with light and sound. In …

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Bedfellows: Art and Visual Culture

New column! Introducing “Bedfellows”

Bedfellows: Art and Visual Culture

New column! Introducing “Bedfellows”

Art21 is pleased to announce our latest column, Bedfellows: Art and Visual Culture, penned by guest blog alum Victoria Gannon. Art and visual culture have not always been friends. When …

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New guest blogger: Lindsay Lawson

New guest blogger: Lindsay Lawson

Thanks to Thea Liberty Nichols for chronicling the artists, curators, and historians coming through the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Visiting Artists Program. Up next is Lindsay Lawson. …

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New guest blogger: Thea Liberty Nichols

New guest blogger: Thea Liberty Nichols

Thanks to Kevin Buist for his terrific posts on design, technology, and dilettantes. Follow his pursuits with ArtPrize here. Up next is Thea Liberty Nichols, a Chicago-based arts administrator, independent …

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New guest blogger: Kevin Buist

New guest blogger: Kevin Buist

Thanks to Dorota Biczel for her fantastic series of writings on Polish, Peruvian, and Spanish contemporary artists (and Wojnarowicz too). Look out for more from her in the coming months. …

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Open Enrollment

Introducing Open Enrollment’s Newest Writers

Open Enrollment

Introducing Open Enrollment’s Newest Writers

We are pleased to announce Open Enrollment’s incoming class for the Spring 2011 semester. Our newest correspondents will write from their outposts in Helsinki, London, Los Angeles, and NYC, where …

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New guest blogger: Dorota Biczel

New guest blogger: Dorota Biczel

Thanks to Caroline Picard for a record number of fabulous interviews. Follow her work back on her site, Lantern Projects. Up next is Dorota Biczel. Dorota Biczel is a Polish-born …

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New guest blogger: Caroline Picard

New guest blogger: Caroline Picard

Happy New Year! Heading the 2011 guest blog is Caroline Picard, Editor of The Green Lantern Press. Her writing has been published in a handful of publications including Artiface, Pinch, …

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New guest blogger: Damien James

New guest blogger: Damien James

Thanks to Victoria Gannon for her excellent posts and interviews chronicling California culture. Up next is Damien James. Damien  is a self-taught artist and writer based in Chicago. His art …

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New guest blogger: Victoria Gannon

New guest blogger: Victoria Gannon

Thanks to Sarah Stephenson for her terrific posts. We’re pleased she put her current art criticism education in practice on this site. Up next is Victoria Gannon. Victoria was born …

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New guest blogger: Sarah Stephenson

New guest blogger: Sarah Stephenson

Thanks to Lily Rossebo for her series of terrific posts. Up next is Sarah Stephenson, a New York-based writer from London, via Berlin. She has written for Art In America, …

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New guest blogger: Lily Rossebo

New guest blogger: Lily Rossebo

Thanks to Marissa Perel for her fantastic interviews with Jerry Saltz and David Velasco. Stay tuned for more from her in the coming weeks. Up next is Open Enrollment alum …

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Open Enrollment

Calling graduate student writers: deadline extended to Oct. 31

Open Enrollment

Calling graduate student writers: deadline extended to Oct. 31

We are currently seeking graduate student writers to join our Open Enrollment column beginning in January 2011. See the full announcement here. The deadline has been extended to October 31.

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New guest blogger: Marissa Perel

New guest blogger: Marissa Perel

Thanks to Mike Brenner for his highly entertaining and educational posts about his time running Hotcakes Gallery. Up next is Marissa Perel, a performance artist, writer and independent curator currently …

Mika Taanila, "Twilight," video installation, 2010. Courtesy the artist and Galleria Heino.

Techno-Trash: Mika Taanila and Pixelache

Techno-Trash: Mika Taanila and Pixelache

One of the best exhibitions I saw in Helsinki this summer was at Galleria Heino, a small space on the hip street Uudenmaankatu. On the recommendation of an artist friend, …

Napa's wonderful map of Helsinki. Courtesy Jenni Rope/Napa.

Navel-Gazing: Jenni Rope & the Napa Enterprise

Navel-Gazing: Jenni Rope & the Napa Enterprise

“I enjoy working with drawing, painting and collage. My studio is full of little pieces of drawings, colour papers and different colour tapes. I find a piece of paper on …

Still from Peter van Bagh's documentary, "Helsinki Forever," 2008. Courtesy the Finnish Film Foundation.

Home and Away: Inside Helsinki’s Artist Residency Program, HIAP

Home and Away: Inside Helsinki’s Artist Residency Program, HIAP

I didn’t sleep much in Helsinki. Though it was my second trip there and my umpteenth time in the Nordic countries, I somehow booked my travel to coincide with Juhannus, …

Ellen Gallagher, "Wiglette" (detail) from "DeLuxe," 2004/2005. Photogravure and plasticine sheet: 13 x 10 inches. Image courtesy the artist and Two Palms Press.

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Introducing new column: Ink

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Introducing new column: Ink

With the advent of October, we are pleased to announce the latest column on the blog. Ink is a specialized medium-based column that will complement this site’s current content by …