Articles by Nettrice Gaskins

Ellen Gallagher. "Bird in Hand," 2006. Image courtesy of Tate Liverpool.

Polyculturalist Visions Revisited

Polyculturalist Visions Revisited

Nettrice Gaskins revisits themes she first explored in her essay on “polyculturalism” for Art21.org’s Ideas series on “The Culture Wars, Redux.”

Carrie Mae Weems. Afro-Chic (video still), 2010. DVD, 5 minutes, 30 seconds. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. © Carrie Mae Weems.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has news on John Baldessari, Martha Colburn, Ann Hamilton and other artists featured in Art21 documentaries and programs.

Yayoi Kusama. "Yellow Trees" at 14th Street, 2012. Photo courtesy Nettrice Gaskins.

Yayoi Kusama at the Whitney: Accumulation, Infinity and the Multiverse

Yayoi Kusama at the Whitney: Accumulation, Infinity and the Multiverse

Nettrice Gaskins reviews the Yayoi Kusama retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and considers Kusama’s work in light of immersive 3D worlds and “Augmented Spaces.”

Barry McGee. "Roseville Trainyards," 1995. Photo by Craig Costello. Courtesy of the artist

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has news on Barry McGee, Cai Guo-Qiang, Krzysztof Wodiczko and other artists featured in Art21’s documentaries and programs.

Allora & Calzadilla, Stop, repair, prepare: Variations on 'Ode to joy', No 1 (installation view, Gladstone Gallery, New York), 2008, © Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla. Photo Kaldor Public Art Project.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has news on Allora & Calzadilla, Kiki Smith, Fred Wilson and other artists featured in Art21 programs.

"The Cyclorama." Atlanta, Georgia. 2006. Roadside Georgia. September, 2008.

Kara Walker: The Art of War

Kara Walker: The Art of War

Nettrice Gaskins reports on Kara Walker’s recent lecture “The Art of War” at the Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum.

Barbara Kruger. "Belief+Doubt," 2012. Photo by Cathy Carver. Courtesy the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has news on Barbara Kruger, Oliver Herring, Maya Lin and other artists featured in Art21 programs.

Robert Adams. Pikes Peak, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1969. Photo courtesy the artist.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has the latest news on Robert Adams, Laylah Ali, Hiroshi Sugimoto and other artists featured in Art21 programs.

Gabriel Orozco. Astroturf Constellation, 2012. Image courtesy the artist.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has the latest news on Gabriel Orozco, Cai Guo-Qiang, Shahzia Sikander, and other artists featured in Art21’s programs.

Bruce Nauman. Partial installation view of "One Hundred Fish Fountain," 2005. Courtesy the artist and Donald Young Gallery.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has news on Bruce Nauman, Andrea Zittell, Kerry James Marshall and other artists featured in Art21 programs.

Cauleen Smith By The Nile (film still), 2012 16mm to digital print Cinematography, Cauleen Smith and Ian Curry Courtesy of the artist

Cauleen Smith: A Star is a Seed, A Seed is a Star

Cauleen Smith: A Star is a Seed, A Seed is a Star

Nettrice Gaskins talks to filmmaker Cauleen Smith about afro-futurism and her work “A Star Is a Seed,” which is currently on view at the MCA in Chicago.

Kara Walker. Exodus of Confederates from Atlanta. Courtesy of Kara Walker and the Museum of Modern Art, New York City.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has the latest news on Kara Walker, Cindy Sherman, Robert Adams and many other artists featured in Art21 programs.

Credit: William Kentridge. Pages from notebooks for The Refusal of Time (2012). Image courtesy the artist and Hatje Cantz.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has news on William Kentridge, John Baldessari, Cindy Sherman and many other artists featured in Art21 films and programs.

Julie Mehretu. "Untitled," 2012. Courtesy the artist and Salon 94.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s Roundup has the latest news on Julie Mehretu, Janine Antoni, Mark Bradford and other artists featured in Art21 programs.

Alfredo Jaar. An Aesthetics of Resistance, 1992. Image courtesy the artist and Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has the latest news on Alfredo Jaar, Jeff Koons, Martha Colburn, and other artists featured in Art21 programs.

Sanford Biggers. The Cartographer's Conundrum (2012). Courtesy the artist and Mass MoCA.

Sanford Biggers’ Conundrum: The Mothership Lands at Mass MoCA

Sanford Biggers’ Conundrum: The Mothership Lands at Mass MoCA

Nettrice Gaskins looks at the influence of Afrofuturism on Sanford Biggers’ “The Cartographer’s Conundrum,” a large-scale installation currently on view at Mass MoCA.

Marina Abramović. The Artist Is Present (2012). Courtesy Show of Force LLC and Mudpuppy Flims Inc. Photo by Marco Anelli © 2010.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has news on Marina Abramović, Barry McGee, Fred Wilson and other Art21 artists.

Doris Salcedo. A Flor de Piel 2011 - 2012. Image courtesy the artist and White Cube

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has news on Doris Salcedo, Do Ho Suh, Paul McCarthy and other artists featured in Art21’s programs.

Jessica Stockholder. Color Jam at State & Adams (2012). Image courtesy avoision.com.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s Roundup has news on Jessica Stockholder, Pepón Osorio, Richard Tuttle, and other artists featured in Art21’s programs.

Kiki Smith. Chorus at The Last Lot. Photo courtesy Billy Farrell Agency/bfanyc.com.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This Memorial Day Weekly Roundup includes news on Kiki Smith, John Baldessari, and other artists featured in Art21’s television and online programs.

Arturo Herrera. Detail from Chicago (2012). ©Arturo Herrera, courtesy Corbett vs. Dempsey.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has the latest news on Arturo Herrera, Jeff Koons, Cindy Sherman and other artists featured in Art21 programs.

Martin Puryear. Night Watch (2012). Courtesy of the artist and McKee Gallery, New York

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has news on Martin Puryear, James Turrell, Kiki Smith and other artists featured on Art21 programs.

Ai Weiwei on Skype for the Richard. J. Massey Award for Arts and Humanity, at the White Box Spring Benefit 2012. Photo by Chris Reed.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup contains the latest news on Ai Weiwei, Barry McGee, Catherine Sullivan and other artists featured in Art21 programs.

Maya Lin, Dew Point 18 (detail), 2007, blown glass; © Maya Lin Studio, Inc., courtesy The Pace Gallery; Photo courtesy The Pace Gallery.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has news on Maya Lin, Alfredo Jaar, Pepón Osorio and many other artists featured on Art21 programs.

Sanford Biggers. Codex (2012). Courtesy the artist and The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. Photography by Giovanni Lunardi.

Sanford Biggers’ Codex Navigates the Past, Present and Future

Sanford Biggers’ Codex Navigates the Past, Present and Future

Nettrice Gaskins reports on Sanford Biggers’ new work “Codex,” which repurposes historical quilts that may have been used as signposts on the Underground Railroad.

Carrie Mae Weems. When and Where I Enter—Ancient Rome (2006). Courtesy the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York/Carrie Mae Weems.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup contains the latest news on Ann Hamilton, Collier Schorr, Carrie Mae Weems and other Art21 artists.

Rashid Johnson. Triple Consciousness (2009). Courtesy MCA Chicago. Collection of Dr. Daniel S. Berger, Chicago.

The Weekly Roundup

The Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has the latest news on Rashid Johnson, Lynda Benglis, Kalup Linzy and other Art21 artists.

LaToya Ruby Frazier (b. 1982), Where is Emergency Care for Braddock?, 2010. Gelatin silver print, 16 × 20 in. © LaToya Ruby Frazier; courtesy the artist.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has news on LaToya Ruby Frazier, Ai Weiwei, Andrea Zittel and other artists featured in Art21’s documentaries and programs.

Catherine Sullivan, Ice Floes of Franz Joseph Land, 2003, 35 mm production still, credit: Kacper Skowron.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has news on Catherine Sullivan, Mark Dion, Marina Abramović and other artists featured in Art21 documentaries and programs.

Charles Atlas. Views on Video (2005). Image courtesy the artist.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has news on Charles Atlas, Elizabeth Murray, William Kentridge and other artists featured on Art21 programs.

Sanford Biggers and the contemporary Mandala (2012). Emory Visual Arts Gallery. Photo by the author.

Sanford Biggers: Contemporary Mandala and the Hip-Hop Ethos

Sanford Biggers: Contemporary Mandala and the Hip-Hop Ethos

Nettrice Gaskins reports on Sanford Biggers’ week-long residency at Emory University, where he created a contemporary mandala that functions as a dance floor.

Computer rendering for Mystery Circle: Explosion Event for The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 2012. Courtesy Cai Studio.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup features news on Cai Guo-Qiang, Glenn Ligon, Kiki Smith and many more Art21 featured artists.

Allora & Calzadilla. Body in Flight (Delta), 2011, U.S. Pavilion, 54th International Art Exhibition, presented by the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Photo by Andrew Bordwin.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup features the latest news on Allora & Calzadilla, William Kentridge, Cai Guo-Qiang, and other artists featured in Art21’s programs.

Sarah Sze. Finding a Home Fixed Points (2012). Mudam Luxembourg, Courtesy of the artist and Victoria Miro Gallery, London@ Photo: Andres Lejona.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has news on Sarah Sze, Cindy Sherman, LaToya Ruby Frazier, and other artists featured in Art21’s programs and documentaries.

Charles Atlas. The Illusion of Democracy, installation view (2012). Photo courtesy Luhring Augustine Bushwick.

The Weekly Roundup

The Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup is chock-full of news about the latest exhibitions and activities of Art21 artists, including Charles Atlas, Jessica Stockholder, Sarah Sze and others.

John Baldessari, "Brain/Cloud (with Seascape and Palm Tree)," 1250 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA. Photo courtesy of The La Jolla Community Foundation.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has news on Martin Puryear, Walton Ford, Tim Hawkinson and other artists featured in Art21’s programs.