Articles by Nicole J. Caruth

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

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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

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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.

Lisa Meyers and Autumn Chacon's "Noise Cooking" at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

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Gastro-Vision | Supersonic (After Cage)

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Gastro-Vision | Supersonic (After Cage)

Nicole Caruth on Lisa Myers’ and Autumn Chacon’s sound and video show “Noise Cooking,” now on view at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Rainer Prohaska, "Floor Cuisine, ACF New York," 2012. Ink on paper. 16.6 x 23.4 in. Courtesy of the artist.

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Gastro-Vision | Summer Round Up

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Gastro-Vision | Summer Round Up

Nicole Caruth looks at six NYC-area exhibits that provide treats for the eyes during the dog days of summer.

Edgar Degas, "L'Absinthe," 1876. Oil on canvas, 36.2 in × 26.8 in. Collection of Musée d'Orsay, Paris.

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Gastro-Vision | Absinthe and the Art World

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Gastro-Vision | Absinthe and the Art World

Nicole Caruth looks at Marc Latamie’s solo exhibition at The Americas Society, which touches on the complex cultural and somatic histories of absinthe.

Rob Carter, "Faith in a Seed," 2012. Mixed media installation. Courtesy the artist.

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Gastro-Vision | From Seeds to Sprouts, Greens Across Manhattan

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Gastro-Vision | From Seeds to Sprouts, Greens Across Manhattan

Nicole Caruth looks at current projects by Rob Carter and Jenna Spevack that re-imagine the possibilities of farming and food production.

Jacolby Satterwhite, "Country Ball 1986-2012" (video still), 2012. Courtesy of the artist, Studio Museum in Harlem, and Monya Rowe Gallery.

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Gastro-Vision | Queer Cakes for a Country Cookout

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Gastro-Vision | Queer Cakes for a Country Cookout

Jacolby Satterwhite’s multi-media project “Country Ball” merges the practices of “insider” and “outsider” artists: he incorporates drawings made by his mentally ill mother, Patricia.

Andy Warhol, "Hamburger," 1985-1986. Acrylic on canvas, 50 x 66 x 1 1/4 in.

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Gastro-Vision | Watching What You Eat

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Gastro-Vision | Watching What You Eat

In the U.S., obesity and food-related illnesses are serious problems–so do museums have a responsibility to raise issues about food?

Michael Rakowitz, "Enemy Kitchen," 2004-present. Courtesy the artist. Photo: San Francisco Chronicle/Paul Chinn.

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Gastro-Vision | Iraqi Cuisine Goes Mobile

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Gastro-Vision | Iraqi Cuisine Goes Mobile

Artist Michael Rakowitz’s “Enemy Kitchen (Food Truck)” is a roving eatery where local Iraqi cooks and US veterans of the Iraq war serve meals to the public.

David Levinthal, Untitled from the series Blackface, 1996.  20×24 Polaroid Polacolor ER Land Film, 40 x 33 ½ in (framed). Courtesy the artist and John McWhinnie at Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, New York.

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Gastro-Vision | Simone Leigh and the Fruits of Her Labor

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Gastro-Vision | Simone Leigh and the Fruits of Her Labor

Leigh’s exhibition at The Kitchen uses iconographic food forms–watermelon, plantains–to make ironic reference to postcolonial cultural narratives.

Monica Martinez of Don Bugito, Mealworm Toffee with ice cream. Photo: Michael

Gastro-Vision | It Was a Sweet Year

Gastro-Vision | It Was a Sweet Year

Think sweets are just for kids? Think again: Caruth surveys ten memorable food art projects from 2011 that take a cutting-edge approach to the dessert genre.

Will Cotton, CONSUMING FOLLY, 2009-2010, oil on linen, 72 x 96 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Mary Boone Gallery

Gastro-Vision | Performing Cotton Candy in a Land of Cockaigne

Gastro-Vision | Performing Cotton Candy in a Land of Cockaigne

  Will Cotton’s candy and pastry-filled landscapes have come to life in recent years, taking the form of a posh pop-up bakery in 2009, and a year later, forming the …

The first couple of hip-hop with a bottle of Ace of Spades.

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Gastro-Vision: On Bottle Poppin

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Gastro-Vision: On Bottle Poppin

Artist-designer Tahir Hemphill is gathering quirky facts about popular culture via Hip-Hop Word Count, his searchable directory of over 40,000 hip-hop songs. If you’ve ever wanted to know the education level …

Paoloa Ferrario, 19 Pictures, 22 Recipes cover, 2011. Courtesy the artist and Sue Scott Gallery.

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Gastro-Vision | Picture Perfect

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Gastro-Vision | Picture Perfect

Mainstream cookbooks tend to present a particular style of photography: food spreads done up like the models of fashion magazines. Stylized still lifes, cropped, color saturated, and Photoshopped look too perfect …