Articles by Nicole J. Caruth

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Season 7 Preview: Wolfgang Laib

Season 7 Preview: Wolfgang Laib

In this preview from ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 7, artist Wolfgang Laib discusses the role of pollen in his work.

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Season 7 Preview: Katharina Grosse

Season 7 Preview: Katharina Grosse

In this preview from the ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 7 episode, artist Katharina Grosse describes a “thought based” approach to creating work.

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Season 7 Preview: Leonardo Drew

Season 7 Preview: Leonardo Drew

In this preview from ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century, artist Leonardo Drew is shown at work in his Brooklyn studio, surrounded by multiple sections of in-progress sculptures.

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Twelve Artists on Publics

Flashback

Twelve Artists on Publics

The “Publics” Issue kicks off with a roundup of videos from the ART21 archive.

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Season 7 Preview: Trevor Paglen

Season 7 Preview: Trevor Paglen

In this preview from ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 7, artist Trevor Paglen describes the inspiration that he has drawn from early NASA spacecraft.

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Season 7 Preview: Joan Jonas

Season 7 Preview: Joan Jonas

In this preview from ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 7, Joan Jonas conducts a rehearsal for a reconfigured version of her early performance work, Mirror Piece I (1969).

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Season 7 Preview: Omer Fast

Season 7 Preview: Omer Fast

Omer Fast—featured in Season 7 of ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century—investigates the implications of identity as performance.

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Season 7 Preview: Arlene Shechet

Season 7 Preview: Arlene Shechet

A look at the work and studio of artist Arlene Shechet, featured in Season 7 of ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century, premiering on PBS this fall.

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Season 7 Preview: Elliott Hundley

Season 7 Preview: Elliott Hundley

A sneak peek at Elliott Hundley in the ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century episode, Secrets, premiering on PBS in October.

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The ART21/CUE Book Club Takes a Wild Ride

Booked

The ART21/CUE Book Club Takes a Wild Ride

The ART21/CUE Book Club meets again on June 26, 2014.

Tom Sachs. "Hermés Value Meal," 1997. Cardboard, thermal adhesive; 15.35 x 7.87 x 7.87 inches.

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What is the value of art?

Flashback

What is the value of art?

In 2009, during the Great Recession, we asked, “What is the value of art?” Here’s how our writers responded.

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CUE + Art21 Writing Fellowship

CUE + Art21 Writing Fellowship

Art21 and CUE Art Foundation, neighboring nonprofits in the Chelsea/Flatiron district of Manhattan, join forces on their programs for emerging writers.

A collection of books in artist Rashid Johnson’s studio (Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 03.25.11). Production still from New York Close Up. © Art21, Inc. 2011. Cinematography by Andrew David Watson

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Announcing the Art21 Book Club

Booked

Announcing the Art21 Book Club

Art21 invites avid readers to participate in semi-intimate conversations about fiction and nonfiction books relevant to themes of the Art21 Magazine.

Wangechi Mutu (Kenyan, b. 1972). The End of eating Everything (still), 2013. Animated video, color, sound, 8 min., edition of six. Courtesy of the artist. Commissioned by the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. © Wangechi Mutu

Wangechi Mutu on failure

Wangechi Mutu on failure

“In a sense, failure is a tail that’s chasing me. I’m running away from it, but it’s attached to me. It helps me project myself forward.”

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From the Editor

From the Editor

What does failure mean? Art21’s Digital Content Editor introduces the sophomore issue of the Art21 Magazine.

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On the Road to Legendary

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On the Road to Legendary

Veteran photographer Gerard H. Gaskin discusses the long road to his first book, “Legendary: Inside the House Ballroom Scene,” due out this month.

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Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

Art21’s Digital Content Editor introduces the first issue of the Art21 Magazine.

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August Blogger-in-Residence: Dorothy Santos

August Blogger-in-Residence: Dorothy Santos

Introducing Art21’s August Blogger-in-Residence, Dorothy Santos.

Cindy Sherman. "Untitled (#224)," 1990. Color photograph, 48 x 38 in. Edition of 6. © Cindy Sherman. Courtesy Metro Pictures, New York.

100 Artists: Cindy Sherman

100 Artists: Cindy Sherman

100 Artists is a yearlong celebration of the 100 artists who have appeared to date in Art21′s award-winning film series Art in the Twenty-First Century. Throughout 2013, we are dedicating two to three …

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July Blogger-in-Residence: Noah Simblist

July Blogger-in-Residence: Noah Simblist

Introducing Noah Simblist, writer, curator, artist and an Associate Professor of Art at Southern Methodist University.

Keltie Ferris
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Oil, acrylic, oil pastel & sprayed paint on canvas; 100 x 80 inches
Photo by Mark Woods
Courtesy the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York. © Keltie Ferris

Featured in the film Keltie Ferris Spray Paints in Solitude

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

For the months of July and August, we take the theme “networks” as our focus.

Bob Adelman, “No Man Is An Island, Kelly Ingram Park, Birmingham, Alabama,” 1963. Gelatin silver print; printed later. 30 x 40 in. Edition of 15. Courtesy ??

Editor’s Picks: “1963” and “Time of Change”

Editor’s Picks: “1963” and “Time of Change”

Two exhibitions at Howard Greenberg Gallery “seem well timed, even mildly prophetic, given the demonstrations and court proceedings of the last few weeks.”

John Baldessari. "Tetrad Series: WHAT IS A LITTLE AND WHAT IS A LOT," 1999. Digital printing, hand lettering, and acrylic paint on canvas, 94 x 94 in. © John Baldessari. Courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, New York.

100 Artists: John Baldessari

100 Artists: John Baldessari

100 Artists is a yearlong celebration of the 100 artists who have appeared to date in Art21′s award-winning film series Art in the Twenty-First Century. Throughout 2013, we are dedicating two to three …

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June Blogger-in-Residence | Natalie Musteata

June Blogger-in-Residence | Natalie Musteata

Introducing Art21’s Blogger-in-Residence for the month of June.

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100 Artists: Julie Mehretu

100 Artists: Julie Mehretu

On the occasion of Julie Mehretu’s new solo exhibition, and Art21’s ongoing “100 Artists” celebration, we release a new text interview with the artist.

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May Blogger-in-Residence | Danielle Sommer

May Blogger-in-Residence | Danielle Sommer

Danielle Sommer — an L.A.-based writer, curator, and “nostalgist at heart” — joins us for the month of May.

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Change Begins with Hindsight: Announcing Art21 Blog Themes

Change Begins with Hindsight: Announcing Art21 Blog Themes

Art21’s Digital Content Editor announces a change to the Art21 Blog.

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100 Artists | Paul Pfeiffer

100 Artists | Paul Pfeiffer

In conjunction with Art21’s “100 Artists” celebration, a report from Rhizome’s 2013 Seven on Seven Conference where Paul Pfeiffer presented a new collaborative project.

Doris Salcedo
“Abyss,” 2005
Brick, cement, steel and epoxyc resin installation: T1 Triennial of Contemporary Art, Castello di Rivoli, Torino, 173 1/2 x 545 1/2 x 639 1/4 in
Courtesy Alexander and Bonin, New York.

100 Artists | Doris Salcedo

100 Artists | Doris Salcedo

Next up in our “100 Artists” celebration is Season 5 artist Doris Salcedo and a newly released text interview on war, displacement, and imprisonment.

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April Blogger-in-Residence | Thea Liberty Nichols

April Blogger-in-Residence | Thea Liberty Nichols

Introducing Art21’s blogger-in-residence for the month of April.

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100 Artists | Vija Celmins

100 Artists | Vija Celmins

In conjunction with Art21’s 100 Artists celebration, a roundup of current exhibitions featuring work by Season 2 artist Vija Celmins.

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New Blogger-in-Residence | Amanda Beroza Friedman, Artist, Brooklyn, NY

New Blogger-in-Residence | Amanda Beroza Friedman, Artist, Brooklyn, NY

Introducing Amanda Beroza Friedman, Art21’s blogger-in-residence for the month of March.

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New Blogger-in-Residence | Alicia Eler, Art Critic and Curator, Chicago, IL

New Blogger-in-Residence | Alicia Eler, Art Critic and Curator, Chicago, IL

Introducing our February blogger-in-residence, art critic and curator Alicia Eler.

"Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art." Curated by

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Gastro-Vision | The Best in Food-Art 2012

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Gastro-Vision | The Best in Food-Art 2012

Writers Megan Fizzel and Andrew Russeth join Nicole Caruth for a look at the year’s best food-art projects.

Beatriz da Costa with Juan Recaman (camera), "Dying for the Other" (video still), 2011.

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Gastro-Vision | Anti-Cancer Cooking in a Post-Hurricane Sandy World

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision | Anti-Cancer Cooking in a Post-Hurricane Sandy World

Nicole Caruth looks at two recent projects by Beatriz da Costa, both part of Art, Environment, Action! at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons.

Lucy + Jorge Orta, Food-Water-Life installation at Tufts University Art Gallery, 2012. Photo: Alonso Nichols, Tufts University Photography.

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Gastro-Vision | Lucy + Jorge Orta: Food-Water-Life

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Gastro-Vision | Lucy + Jorge Orta: Food-Water-Life

Nicole Caruth on Lucy + Jorge Orta, whose first major traveling exhibition “Food-Water-Life” is now up at Tufts University Art Gallery in Boston.