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Paul Chan, 6th Light, 2007. Collection Walker Art Center

The Walker Curates the News: 11.24.14

The Walker Curates the News: 11.24.14

An artist who has “figured out a way to make the perils of our time accessible,” Paul Chan has won the $100,000 Hugo Boss Prize. Working in video, 2D and …

Leonardo Drew visiting the Nazca Lines in Peru. Production still from ART21 Exclusive. © ART21, Inc. 2014.  Courtesy Leonardo Drew.

Where in the World Is Leonardo Drew?

Where in the World Is Leonardo Drew?

In today’s ART21 Exclusive artist Leonardo Drew discusses the importance of travel in relationship to his artwork.

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Daniel Gordon exhibits new still lifes, Kara Walker deconstructs her sugar sphinx, and more in this week’s roundup.

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The Walker Curates the News: 11.17.14

The Walker Curates the News: 11.17.14

Changing realities of the modern family have increased the need for a serious dialogue, as evidenced by the reactions to Gillian Wearing’s A Real Birmingham Family. Commissioned by Ikon Gallery, …

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Jacolby Satterwhite dances in the cosmos, Carrie Mae Weems goes solo in the UK, Paul McCarthy brings chocolate to France, and more in this week’s roundup.

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The Walker Curates the News: 11.10.14

The Walker Curates the News: 11.10.14

Created as a tool to foster understanding, Pittsburgh’s Conflict Kitchen, which serves cuisine from countries with which the US is in conflict, has shut down after receiving death threats over …

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Trevor Paglen uncovers government code names, El Anatsui manipulates newspaper printing plates, David Altmejd has a retrospective in France, and more in this week’s roundup.

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The Walker Curates the News: 11.03.14

The Walker Curates the News: 11.03.14

The Spanish Association of Christian Lawyers is calling for the ouster of Museo Reina Sofía director Manuel Borja-Villel over a show it deems “anti-Catholic.” On view through February 9, 2015, …

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Judy Pfaff has three shows in New York, LaToya Ruby Frazier talks about her new book, Carrie Mae Weems heads to Carnegie Hall, and more in this week’s roundup of ART21-featured artists.

Hans Haacke, The Business Behind Art Knows the Art of the Koch Brothers, (detail), 2014

The Walker Curates the News: 10.27.14

The Walker Curates the News: 10.27.14

Finally embraced by museums that long considered him a pariah for his critiques of institutional power, Hans Haacke’s critical eye remains unchanged: his new exhibition at Paula Cooper includes a …

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

Premiering Tonight on PBS: Season 7 of ART21 “Art in the Twenty-First Century”

Premiering Tonight on PBS: Season 7 of ART21 “Art in the Twenty-First Century”

ART21 returns to PBS tonight with a new season of the Peabody Award-winning series Art in the Twenty-First Century.

Abraham Cruzvillegas. Autoconstruccion Room, 2009. Installation view: Thomas Dane Gallery, London, United Kingdom, 2009.
Courtesy the artist and kurimanzutto, Mexico City
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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Abraham Cruzvillegas discusses architectural influences, David Brooks and Mark Dion argue species virtuosity, and more in this week’s roundup.

Steve McQueen. Photo: Gene Pittman, Walker Art Center

The Walker Curates the News: 10.20.14

The Walker Curates the News: 10.20.14

“My only commitment—my only doctrine—is to not let the dust settle,” says director/artist Steve McQueen, a sentiment that’s reinforced by his new video and sculptural works, which address racism and …

Susan Sollins, ART21 Founder & Executive Director

In Memoriam: Susan Sollins, ART21 Founder & Executive Director

In Memoriam: Susan Sollins, ART21 Founder & Executive Director

The board, staff, and community of ART21 mourn the death of ART21’s founder and executive director, Susan Sollins, and commemorate her groundbreaking achievements.

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Mariah Robertson’s Chemical Reactions

Mariah Robertson’s Chemical Reactions

In a new ART21 New York Close Up film, artist Mariah Roberston experiments with photographic chemistry in her Brooklyn darkroom, leading to a striking series of colorful cameraless abstractions.

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Season 7 Preview: Abraham Cruzvillegas

Season 7 Preview: Abraham Cruzvillegas

In this preview from ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 7, artist Abraham Cruzvillegas discusses the concept of “autoconstrucción” as an insight into his own artistic practice.

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Matthew Ritchie investigates cinematic landscapes, Richard Tuttle exhibits textiles in London, Marina Abramović returns to New York, and more in this week’s roundup.

Krzysztof Wodiczko, Homeless Projection: Place des Arts, 2014

The Walker Curates the News: 10.13.14

The Walker Curates the News: 10.13.14

“It’s important to give the ones who seem to be invisible the possibility to be visible, to be heard,” says artist Krzysztof Wodiczko while talking about his new Homeless Projection. …

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Season 7 Preview: Tania Bruguera

Season 7 Preview: Tania Bruguera

In this preview from ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 7, artist Tania Bruguera introduces the origins of her long-term project Immigrant Movement International.

Okwui Okpokwasili in a rehearsal of Ralph Lemon's Scaffold Room at the Walker Art Center. Photo: Gene Pittman

The Walker Curates the News: 10.06.14

The Walker Curates the News: 10.06.14

Ralph Lemon’s Scaffold Room is “one of the headiest and most beautiful things I’ve seen in I don’t know how long,” writes Claudia La Rocco in Artforum. Struggling to describe the work, she …

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Season 7 Preview: Thomas Hirschhorn

Season 7 Preview: Thomas Hirschhorn

In this preview from ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 7, artist Thomas Hirschhorn describes the importance of having community support when creating his temporary monument projects.

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Trevor Paglen and Jenny Holzer investigate government operations, Kimsooja installs a needle upstate, Thomas Hirschhorn responds to the question “Does it function?,” and more in this week’s roundup.

Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, Canada. Photo: Gary Otte.

The Walker Curates the News: 09.29.14

The Walker Curates the News: 09.29.14

“I have a problem with the idea that contemporary art can only be presented in a white box.”

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Oliver Herring’s Big Art Party

Oliver Herring’s Big Art Party

Today’s ART21 Exclusive follows artist Oliver Herring around Madison Square Park as he organizes his largest TASK Party to date.

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Season 7 Preview: Graciela Iturbide

Season 7 Preview: Graciela Iturbide

In this preview from the ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 7, Graciela Iturbide describes her approach to photography, as illustrated by her series Frida’s Bathroom.

Tamms Year Ten, Mothers of Tamms prisoners participate in I am a Mom march to AFSCME, April 4, 2012, James R. Thompson Center, Chicago IL, Courtesy of the Artist, Photo by Adrianne Dues

The Walker Curates the News: 09.22.14

The Walker Curates the News: 09.22.14

From Kraftwerk’s “post human” sounds to Ai Weiwei’s new Lego portraits, the Walker rounds up the latest in contemporary art news.

Do Ho Suh. "Net-Work," 2010. Gold and chrome plating with polyurethane coating on ABS plastic and nylon fishing net. Dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Do Ho Suh installs a fishing net in Austin, Raymond Pettibon leaves his mark on New York City streetwear, An-My Lê exhibits a magnum opus in the UK, and more in this roundup of ART21-featured artists.

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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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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.