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Abigail DeVille’s Harlem Stories

Abigail DeVille’s Harlem Stories

In a new ART21 New York Close Up film, artist Abigail DeVille stalks the streets of Harlem with a trash-laden push cart, creating temporary sculptural interventions along the way.

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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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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Cao Fei finds inspiration in film noir, Mary Reid Kelley continues to explore the Minotaur, Do-Ho Suh to sign books in Austin, and more in this week’s roundup of ART21-featured artists.

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The Walker Curates the News 09.16.14

The Walker Curates the News 09.16.14

Artists Sam Durant, Anselm Kiefer, Nick Cave, Cindy Sherman, and more in this week’s roundup from the Walker.

Virginia Franklin Carter. Production still from the series ART21 Exclusive. © ART21, Inc. 2014. Courtesy Sally Mann.

Sally Mann and The Two Virginias

Sally Mann and The Two Virginias

Photographer Sally Mann reflects on the life of Virginia Franklin Carter (1894–1994), the African American woman who helped raise the artist and her two brothers.

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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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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Hiroshi Sugimoto’s iconic seascapes hang in Southampton, Matthew Ritchie shows new paintings in New York, a Joan Jonas video goes to Singapore, and more.

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RIVER OF FUNDAMENT: KHU, 2014
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Photo: Hugo Glendinning
© Matthew Barney

The Walker Curates the News: 09.08.14

The Walker Curates the News: 09.08.14

The latest in contemporary art news as told by the Walker Art Center.

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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.

Mel Chin. Disparate Acts, 2014. Courtesy the artist and Rowan University Art Gallery, Glassboro, NJ.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Mel Chin questions the integrity of information, Liz Magic Laser collaborates with her mother, Marina Abramovic stages a collective performance, and more in this week’s roundup of ART21-featured artists.

Doug + Mike Starn. Big Bambú at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2010.

The Walker Curates the News: 09.01.14

The Walker Curates the News: 09.01.14

“Do nests for humans really reduce our so-called footprint? Do we need woven wood to entice us to the forest?” Dushko Petrovich looks at the dark side of “natural architecture” …

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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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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Carrie Mae Weems joins ART21 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Jeff Koons drops by The New School, Allan McCollum prepares for a solo show, and more in this week’s roundup.

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The Walker Curates the News: 08.25.14

The Walker Curates the News: 08.25.14

Despite friction between artist and director and budgetary bumps that stalled production, Jason Wishnow’s short sci-fi film The Sandstorm is expected to premiere soon. In his acting debut, Ai Weiwei will play a tuk …

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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).

Natalie Bookchin, Now he's out in public and everyone can see, 2012

The Walker Curates the News: 08.18.14

The Walker Curates the News: 08.18.14

#IfTheyGunnedMeDown diptychs on Twitter, Ai Weiwei vase smasher pleads not guilty, John Baldessari offers a dose of fame, and more.

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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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The Walker Curates the News: 08.11.14

The Walker Curates the News: 08.11.14

This week’s best in contemporary art news, courtesy of the Walker Art Center’s Web team.

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Cai Guo-Qiang mounts iPads on the backs of tortoises, Allora & Calzadilla mix music with natural history, Kiki Smith exhibits a new bronze fountain, and more.

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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.

Alfredo Jaar. A Logo for America, 1986. Public intervention at Times Square, New York, USA.
© Alfredo Jaar, courtesy Galerie Lelong, New York.

The Walker Curates the News: 08.04.14

The Walker Curates the News: 08.04.14

An Alfredo Jaar work returns to Times Square, AFC rounds up tributes to Harun Farocki, @TheRealHennessy inspires silkscreen paintings, …

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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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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Cai Guo-Qiang sends art up the river in Shanghai, Doris Salcedo, Janine Antoni, and Cindy Sherman receive awards, and more in this week’s roundup.

Jim Dine. Car Crash at the Reuben Gallery, New York, 1960. Robert T. McElroy / The Getty Research Institute.

The Walker Curates the News: 7.28.14

The Walker Curates the News: 7.28.14

How do you archive a performance? The Getty Research Institute has acquired Robert McElroy’s full archive of photos of “Happenings” in New York in the ’50s and ’60s. The more …

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Kara Walker’s advice to young artists

Kara Walker’s advice to young artists

In today’s ART21 Exclusive, Kara Walker reflects on her early success and offers advice to the next generation of artists.

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The Walker Curates the News: 7.21.14

The Walker Curates the News: 7.21.14

Contemporary art news presented by the Walker Art Center’s Web team.

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Tabaimo unveils new work in Australia, Jeff Koons takes over H&M in New York, Diana Al-Hadid is coming to Ohio, and more in this week’s roundup.

Artist Marela Zacarías works on her large painted sculpture, "Red Meander" (2014), in her Bedford–Stuyvesant studio, Brooklyn, 2014. Production still from the ART21 "New York Close Up" film "Marela Zacarías Goes Big & Goes Home." © ART21, Inc. 2014.

Marela Zacarías Goes Big & Goes Home

Marela Zacarías Goes Big & Goes Home

In a new film from the ART21 New York Close Up series, artist Marela Zacarías creates a work commissioned by the Art in Embassies program for the U.S. Consulate in Monterrey, Mexico.

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Marina Abramović makes a film with Adidas, Rashid Johnson is magical in Greece, Allora & Calzadilla collect sandpaper in Detroit, and more.

Announcing Season 7 of ART21 "Art in the Twenty-First Century"

Announcing Season 7 of ART21 “Art in the Twenty-First Century”

Announcing Season 7 of ART21 “Art in the Twenty-First Century”

Announcing a new season of ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century, premiering October 24 on PBS.

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Paul Pfeiffer remixes World Cup footage, Jenny Holzer projects Aboriginal poetry, Ai Weiwei collaborates with a Navajo artist, and more.

Lucas Blalock — Five Positions, 2012
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101.6 x 81.28 cm / 40 x 32 in
107 x 86 cm / 42 1/8 x 33 7/8 in (framed)

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Lucas Blalock explores contemporary culture, Louise Bourgeois has a show in the UK, Mark Bradford talks about Caillebotte, and more in this week’s roundup.

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Eli Sudbrack Learns to Paint

Eli Sudbrack Learns to Paint

An in-depth look at the painting process of Eli Sudbrack, a principal member of the artist collective assume vivid astro focus.

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Jeff Koons’s rocking horse rises in Rockefeller Plaza, Louise Bourgeois tapestries hang in Zürich, Mark Bradford finds inspiration in the work of Gustave Caillebotte, and more.

Artist Bryan Zanisnik performs in a display case on wheels for his performance A Woman Waits For Me II (2014) at Pace University's Peter Fingesten Gallery, New York, 2014. Production still from the ART21 New York Close Up film Bryan Zanisnik Keeps It in the Family. © ART21, Inc. 2014.

Bryan Zanisnik Keeps It in the Family

Bryan Zanisnik Keeps It in the Family

In a new film from ART21 New York Close Up, artist Bryan Zanisnik discusses how he draws inspiration from his family and personal history in his artwork.

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A Logo for America, 1987
Digital color video, 10 min., 25 sec., edition 2/6; original animation commissioned by Public Art Fund for Spectacolor Sign, Times Square, New York, April 1987. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund
Courtesy the artist

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Alfredo Jaar and other Art21-featured artists exhibit at the Guggenheim, Maya Lin creates a unique speaker system, and more in this week’s roundup.