Articles by Kelly Shindler

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New guest blogger: Mike Brenner

New guest blogger: Mike Brenner

Thanks to Stefan Zebrowski-Rubin, who provided a generous overview of the contemporary art and artists in Montreal. Up next is Mike Brenner. An Open Enrollment alumnus, Mike attended the Bauhaus-Universität, …

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Open Enrollment

Seeking graduate student writers for Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment

Seeking graduate student writers for Open Enrollment

Why art school? Why now? Why does it matter? “It wasn’t till I got to art school that I really understood how art can connect you through human history and …

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New guest blogger: Stefan Zebrowski-Rubin

New guest blogger: Stefan Zebrowski-Rubin

Thanks to Thom Donovan for his excellent exhibition and artists’ books reviews, and interview with the fascinating Primary Information. Follow his writing and projects back on his own site here. …

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New guest blogger: Thom Donovan

New guest blogger: Thom Donovan

Thanks to Meg Floryan for her series of posts on the unmistakable relationship between nature and art. Up next is Thom Donovan. Thom lives in New York City, where he …

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New guest blogger: Steven Frost

New guest blogger: Steven Frost

Thanks to Lincoln Hancock for this extensive chronicling of the NC Triangle (Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill) art scene. Stay tuned for another post or two from him in the …

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New guest blogger: Lincoln Hancock

New guest blogger: Lincoln Hancock

Thanks to Paige Johnston for walking us through her recent travels in the Netherlands. Look out for more from her in the coming weeks. Up next is Lincoln Hancock. Lincoln …

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Calling from Canada

New column: Calling from Canada

Calling from Canada

New column: Calling from Canada

We are pleased to announce another new column this month, Calling from Canada. Calling from Canada chronicles the burgeoning art scene across the border. The column will deliver the goods …

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New guest blogger: Paige K. Johnston

New guest blogger: Paige K. Johnston

Many thanks to Ajay Hothi for his plethora of posts tackling the states of contemporary art and the moving image in the UK. Up next on the guest blog is …

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On View Now

New column! On View Now

On View Now

New column! On View Now

What better way to kick off this first day of July than with a new column (one of two, in fact)? We are pleased to introduce On View Now. Written …

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New guest blogger: Ajay RS Hothi

New guest blogger: Ajay RS Hothi

Thanks to Caroline Lagnado for her plethora of terrific posts. Up next is Ajay RS Hothi. Ajay RS Hothi is a London-based documentary maker and writer.  His films focus on …

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Lives and Works in Berlin

New column! Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin

New column! Lives and Works in Berlin

Art21 is thrilled to announce the launch of our latest column. Heading the curriculum vitae of Berlin’s artists, curators, and other breeds of art junkies, Lives and Works in Berlin. …

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The Present Perfect with Art21 – June 23 in NYC and online

The Present Perfect with Art21 – June 23 in NYC and online

Art21 is thrilled to announce our latest program, The Present Perfect with Art21, featuring Art21 artists Oliver Herring and Laurie Simmons in conversation with Robert MacNeil. It takes place Wednesday, …

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New guest blogger: Caroline Lagnado

New guest blogger: Caroline Lagnado

Thanks to Erin Sickler for her series of posts on and interviews with innovative artists seeking and creating solutions under trying economic circumstances. Up next is Caroline Lagnado. A native …

Eva and Franco Mattes aka 0100101110101101.org with their avatars in Plymouth, UK. Photo by Marco Anelli.

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Life After Death: An Interview with Eva and Franco Mattes

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Life After Death: An Interview with Eva and Franco Mattes

The Italian “artist-provocateurs” Eva and Franco Mattes, aka 0100101110101101.org, are no strangers to this site. Our very first guest bloggers back in 2008, when they blogged about their Influencers festival …

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New guest blogger: Erin Sickler

New guest blogger: Erin Sickler

Thanks to Liz K. Sheehan for her series of fantastic and thoughful posts on currencies and cartographies, science and space. Follow her pursuits back on her own site here. Up …

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New guest blogger: Liz K. Sheehan

New guest blogger: Liz K. Sheehan

Thanks to Evan J. Garza for sharing his take on art and the market with us. Up next is Liz K. Sheehan, an independent curator and educator currently living in …

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New guest blogger: Evan Garza

New guest blogger: Evan Garza

Thanks to Nettrice Gaskins for her series of scintillating posts on the wonders and complexities of art and community in Second Life. Follow her adventures back on her own site …

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New guest blogger: Nettrice Gaskins

New guest blogger: Nettrice Gaskins

Thanks to Baseera Khan for her thoughtful posts. Follow her work back on her own site, baseerakhan.com. Up next is Nettrice Gaskins. A regular writer for Art 2.1, Nettrice is …

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Open Enrollment

New Column: Open Enrollment | Meet Our Writers

Open Enrollment

New Column: Open Enrollment | Meet Our Writers

“It wasn’t till I got to art school that I really understood how art can connect you through human history and the type of reservoir that it could be.” (Jeff …

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New guest blogger: Baseera Khan

New guest blogger: Baseera Khan

Thanks to Ivan Lozano for bringing video and performance deeper into the conversation. Up next is Baseera Khan. Baseera is a practicing artist and curator living and working in Brooklyn, …

Raised Eyebrows/ Furrowed Foreheads: (Black and Blue Eyebrows), 2008. Three dimensional archival print, laminated with lexan and mounted on shaped form with acrylic paint, 57 3/4 x 102 x 6 3/4 inches. © John Baldessari, courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, New York.

Writers Wanted (New York, Berlin, Flash Points)

Writers Wanted (New York, Berlin, Flash Points)

Art21 currently seeks several freelance art bloggers to contribute to this site on a regular basis. Application processes for each opportunity are different, so please follow instructions or links below. …

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New guest blogger: Ivan Lozano

New guest blogger: Ivan Lozano

Thanks to Kevin McGarry for his excellent guest blogging and coverage of recent art. Up next is Ivan Lozano. Ivan Lozano is a (mostly) video artist currently working on an …

Do-Ho Suh. "Who Am We? (Multi)," 2000. Four-color offest print on paper, 25 sheets each: 24 x 26 inches. Courtesy Lehmann Maupin Gallery.

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment deadline is tomorrow!

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment deadline is tomorrow!

Do not miss out on the chance to be a regular columnist on this site! If you are a current student—in a graduate art program, artist residency, or non-traditional higher …

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New guest blogger: Kevin McGarry

New guest blogger: Kevin McGarry

Thanks to Leanne Gilbertson for her excellent work covering the Houston contemporary art scene. Up next is Kevin McGarry. Kevin is a writer and curator based in Brooklyn, NY. His …

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New guest blogger: Leanne Gilbertson

New guest blogger: Leanne Gilbertson

Thanks to Karthik Pandian for posting his Grand Canyon journals during his guest blogging stint. Fortunately, there is more to come in this series, so look out for a several …

Art21 Bloggers’ Top Tens of 2009 and the 2000s

Art21 Bloggers’ Top Tens of 2009 and the 2000s

Yes, we know January is more than halfway over and it’s a bit late for yet another compilation of Top Tens. But we’ve been busy speaking and planning the next …

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New guest blogger: Karthik Pandian

New guest blogger: Karthik Pandian

Thanks to Joel Holmberg for guest blogging this last fortnight. Up next is Karthik Pandian. Karthik is an artist and writer based in Los Angeles. He is represented by Richard …

Raised Eyebrows/ Furrowed Foreheads: (Black and Blue Eyebrows), 2008. Three dimensional archival print, laminated with lexan and mounted on shaped form with acrylic paint, 57 3/4 x 102 x 6 3/4 inches. © John Baldessari, courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, New York.

BLOG THIS! Blogging the contemporary arts, a panel discussion this Friday at X-Initiative

BLOG THIS! Blogging the contemporary arts, a panel discussion this Friday at X-Initiative

WHEN Friday, January 15, 6:30 pm Please note that the Gallery is open 12 – 6 pm so arrive early if you want to view the final phase of exhibitions …

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New guest blogger: Joel Holmberg

New guest blogger: Joel Holmberg

Thanks to Nova Benway for her series of posts on artists employing earnestness in their work. Up next is Joel Holmberg. Joel (b. 1982, Maryland, USA) creates artwork with computers and …

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Art21 Guest Blog Year 2

Art21 Guest Blog Year 2

This being the last week of 2009, it is time for our annual year in review. 2 weeks ago, we gave you a sneak preview with a guide to our …

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New guest blogger: Nova Benway

New guest blogger: Nova Benway

Thanks for Kelly Rakowski for digging in archives from the world over to find unusual patterns in everyday life. Read future posts back on her own blog, Nothing is New, …

Kelly at 282 feet below sea level in Death Valley. Photo by Kristen Lombardi.

New guest blogger: Kelly Rakowski

New guest blogger: Kelly Rakowski

Thanks to Nicole Sansone for her engaging and inventive series of posts exploring the difference between systems and networks. Up next is graphic designer Kelly Rakowski. As Head of the …

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New guest blogger: Nicole Sansone

New guest blogger: Nicole Sansone

Thanks to Maria Stenina for her fabulous posts. Up next is Nicole Sansone, an arts writer and yoga instructor based outside of New York City. She is a contributor for …

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New guest blogger: Maria Stenina

New guest blogger: Maria Stenina

Thanks to Kelly Huang for her series of excellent posts. Up next is Maria Stenina, a writer and multimedia designer in New York City. She received her BFA in Technology …

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The Art21 Guide to PERFORMA 09

The Art21 Guide to PERFORMA 09

If you’re lucky enough to be in New York City during Performa 09 this month, there are a number of events featuring Art21 artists that are not to be missed! …

Nancy Spero, "The Hours of the Night II," detail, 2001. Handprinting and printed collage on paper, 11 panels approximately 9 x 22 feet overall. Photo by David Reynolds, © Nancy Spero, courtesy the artist and Galerie Lelong, New York.

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Ever Spero

Spero’s art was suffused with [a] very human hope, which she saw as being grounded in the intractability of human struggle. Her work was never crudely utopian—as she told me, …