Articles by Wesley Miller

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Revolutions and Remembrances

Revolutions and Remembrances

ART21’s associate curator introduces the “Revolution” issue in remembrance of his mentor, ART21 founder and revolutionary thinker Susan Sollins.

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Staff Pick

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“smARTpower asks provocative questions about what a good work of art is, what art is good for, and for whom.”

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A Few Of Our Favorite Artists Are Throwing Us A Telethon!!

A Few Of Our Favorite Artists Are Throwing Us A Telethon!!

Join us for an Art21 Telethon on May 6th, 3-11pm, at Algus Greenspon Gallery in NYC for musical acts, animal talents, interviews and more!

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Becoming an Artist

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Becoming an Artist

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE Episode #141: Filmed in his New York studio, artist Hiroshi Sugimoto recounts his student days studying Western philosophy (Hegel, Kant, …

Cindy Sherman: Characters

Cindy Sherman: Characters

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE Episode #139: Cindy Sherman reveals how dressing up in character began as a kind of performance and evolved into her …

An-My Lê: “29 Palms”

An-My Lê: “29 Palms”

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE Episode #136: “I just wanted to approach the idea of war in a more complicated and more challenging way” says …

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Cabinet of Curiosities

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Cabinet of Curiosities

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE Episode #135: Filmed in his New York studio, artist Hiroshi Sugimoto gives a tour of his private cabinet of curiosities …

William Kentridge: “The Magic Flute”

William Kentridge: “The Magic Flute”

Krzysztof Wodiczko: Designer Adam Whiton

Krzysztof Wodiczko: Designer Adam Whiton

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE Episode #133: Filmed at the Interrogative Design Group offices at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, designer Adam Whiton discusses his work …

Paul McCarthy: Art & Entertainment

Paul McCarthy: Art & Entertainment

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE Episode #132: Filmed in his Los Angeles studio alongside his son and frequent collaborator Damon McCarthy, artist Paul McCarthy reflects …

Beryl Korot: “Text and Commentary”

Beryl Korot: “Text and Commentary”

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: ITUNES | YOUTUBE | BLIP.TV | ARTBABBLE Episode #131: Featuring excerpts from her groundbreaking video installation Text and Commentary (1977), artist Beryl Korot discusses how information has …

Beryl Korot: “Babel: the 7 minute scroll”

Beryl Korot: “Babel: the 7 minute scroll”

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: ITUNES | YOUTUBE | BLIP.TV | ARTBABBLE Episode #130: Beryl Korot discusses a recent work — Babel: the 7 minute scroll (2007) — which takes the form …

Jessica Rankin: Mind & Language

Jessica Rankin: Mind & Language

“My work’s always had a lot to do with language and the landscape of the mind,” says artist Jessica Rankin, referencing her intricately embroidered pieces. Filmed in 2008 in a Berlin …

William Kentridge: Collaboration

William Kentridge: Collaboration

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE In celebration of Art21’s new feature film William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible — which premiered nationally on October 21, 2010 …

William Kentridge: “The Nose” Opera Curtain

William Kentridge: “The Nose” Opera Curtain

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE IT’S OPENING NIGHT! In celebration of Art21’s forthcoming feature film William Kentridge: Anything is Possible — premiering tonight, October 21, …

William Kentridge: Weaver Marguerite Stephens

William Kentridge: Weaver Marguerite Stephens

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE In celebration of Art21’s forthcoming feature film William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible — premiering October 21, 2010 at 10:00 p.m. …

William Kentridge: Composer Philip Miller

William Kentridge: Composer Philip Miller

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE In celebration of Art21’s forthcoming feature film William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible — premiering October 21, 2010 at 10:00 p.m. …

William Kentridge: Peter Gelb, The Metropolitan Opera

William Kentridge: Peter Gelb, The Metropolitan Opera

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE In celebration of Art21’s forthcoming feature film William Kentridge: Anything is Possible — premiering October 21, 2010 at 10:00 p.m. …

Krzysztof Wodiczko: Peace

Krzysztof Wodiczko: Peace

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE Episode #121: “You cannot work towards peace being peaceful” says artist Krzysztof Wodiczko, who explains this paradoxical position in terms …

Allan McCollum: “Plaster Surrogates” & “Surrogate Paintings”

Allan McCollum: “Plaster Surrogates” & “Surrogate Paintings”

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE Episode #120: Filmed in his Brooklyn studio, Allan McCollum discusses his Surrogate Paintings (begun in 1978) and Plaster Surrogates (begun …

Carrie Mae Weems: “Roaming”

Carrie Mae Weems: “Roaming”

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE Episode #119: Carrie Mae Weems describes the impetus for her series Roaming (2006). An investigation into “the edifice of power,” …

Laylah Ali: Choreographer Dean Moss

Laylah Ali: Choreographer Dean Moss

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE Episode #118: Dancer/choreographer Dean Moss discusses his collaboration with visual artist Laylah Ali, entitled figures on a field (2005). This …

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Bravo’s Work of Art: Episode 7 Recap

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Bravo’s Work of Art: Episode 7 Recap

In a special series of posts, Wesley Miller watches Bravo’s Work of Art: The Next Great Artist, frame by frame, and attempts to uncover what it all means through the …

Mike Kelley: Bad Boy

Mike Kelley: Bad Boy

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE Episode #117: Mike Kelley sets the record straight about being called a “bad boy” throughout his career, describing the shifting …

Mary Heilmann: Abstract Painting

Mary Heilmann: Abstract Painting

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE Episode #116: Mary Heilmann describes a breakthrough she had of combining gestural and hard-edge abstracton in a single painting, combining …

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Bravo’s Work of Art: Episode 6 Recap

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Bravo’s Work of Art: Episode 6 Recap

In a special series of posts, Wesley Miller watches Bravo’s Work of Art: The Next Great Artist, frame by frame, and attempts to uncover what it all means through the …

Doris Salcedo: Istanbul

Doris Salcedo: Istanbul

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE Episode #115: Doris Salcedo discusses her installation for the Istanbul Biennial, describing how she wanted to create a “topography of …

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Bravo’s Work of Art: Episode 5 Recap

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Bravo’s Work of Art: Episode 5 Recap

In a special series of posts, Wesley Miller watches Bravo’s Work of Art: The Next Great Artist, frame by frame, and attempts to uncover what it all means through the …

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Kimsooja: Art & Everyday Life

Kimsooja: Art & Everyday Life

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE SUPPORT ART21: Final day! – Art21 seeks 14 donors to add to its list of 100 x 100 Exclusive campaign …

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Bravo’s Work of Art: Episode 4 Recap (part 2)

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Bravo’s Work of Art: Episode 4 Recap (part 2)

In a special series of posts, Wesley Miller watches Bravo’s Work of Art: The Next Great Artist, frame by frame, and attempts to uncover what it all means through the …

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Bravo’s Work of Art: Episode 4 Recap (part 1)

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Bravo’s Work of Art: Episode 4 Recap (part 1)

In a special series of posts, Wesley Miller watches Bravo’s Work of Art: The Next Great Artist, frame by frame, and attempts to uncover what it all means through the …

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Florian Maier-Aichen: Rejecting Tradition

Florian Maier-Aichen: Rejecting Tradition

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE SUPPORT ART21: In the next 7 days Art21 seeks 26 new donors to add to its list of 100 x …

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Bravo’s Work of Art: Episode 3 Recap

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Bravo’s Work of Art: Episode 3 Recap

In a special series of posts, Wesley Miller watches Bravo’s Work of Art: The Next Great Artist, frame by frame, and attempts to uncover what it all means through the …

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Jeff Koons: Art History

Jeff Koons: Art History

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE SUPPORT ART21: In the next 15 days Art21 seeks 34 new donors to add to its list of 100 x …

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100 x 100 Exclusive: Donate Today!

100 x 100 Exclusive: Donate Today!

Video above: Jeff Koons: Money & Value The 100 x 100 Exclusive campaign has only 18 days left! Since last week we’ve added five new donors, leaving us 36 spaces …

Carrie Mae Weems & David Alan Grier: In Conversation

Carrie Mae Weems & David Alan Grier: In Conversation

SUBSCRIBE TO VIDEOS: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE Carrie Mae Weems and David Alan Grier have an intimate discussion on a range of topics including childhood idols, the …