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Omer Fast Interrupts “Continuity”

Omer Fast Interrupts “Continuity”

“Those moments are magical in film—when we have a pure linear motion that approaches something and reveals it—but I’m interested in the stuff that gets in the way.” — Omer …

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The Walker Curates the News: 01.25.16

The Walker Curates the News: 01.25.16

Examining nudity “in the real world,” performance artist Deborah de Robertis recreated the nude in Edouard Manet’s Olympia in front of the work itself. In a telling parallel with the painting whose nude …

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Introducing ART21 Educators: Year 6

Introducing ART21 Educators: Year 6

Today ART21 is opening applications to Year 6 of our year-long professional development initiative, ART21 Educators. The program is designed to support K-12 educators interested in bringing contemporary art, artists …

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“Pixel-Collage n°14,” 2015 via Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris

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The Walker Curates the News: 01.18.16

The Walker Curates the News: 01.18.16

A recent study has determined that most well-known British artists come from a middle-class background. Critic Ben Davis suggests the same might be the case in the rest of the art …

"Fischli & Weiss How to Work Better (1991).

The Walker Curates the News: 01.11.16

The Walker Curates the News: 01.11.16

“The public nature of a text-based work will always play with the idea of an official sign, or an advertisement, although the product being sold, or the office behind the …

Artist Johanna Barron shows portions of her 2015 work of the Melzac Collection held by the CIA. Photo: ©James Rexroad

The Walker Curates the News: 01.04.16

The Walker Curates the News: 01.04.16

Twenty-nine Washington Color School paintings hang in the CIA’s headquarters, but details about them are mysteriously confidential. Despite extensive bureaucratic roadblocks, a lack of images of individuals works, and very …

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ART21 Magazine’s Year in Art

ART21 Magazine’s Year in Art

Our top articles The best performing posts on ART21 Magazine, determined by the number of views. “The Happy Artist” by Eve Peyser | Sep 8, 2015           Eve shares her steps …

Pussy Riot's Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, in the video for "I Can't Breathe"

The Walker Curates the News: 12. 21.15

The Walker Curates the News: 12. 21.15

With other activists, Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina plans to open a museum in Montenegro. The mantra “for women, by women, about women” will guide the museum’s every move, including the hiring of administrators, …

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Omer Fast Distills Broadcasted Anxiety

Omer Fast Distills Broadcasted Anxiety

“What have we done to deserve this? What could we have done to prevent it from happening? What can we learn?” — CNN Concatenated (2002) Today’s ART21 Exclusive features Omer Fast …

Agbags, part of Natalie Jeremijenko's Farmacy project, in action.

The Walker Curates the News: 12.14.15

The Walker Curates the News: 12.14.15

“The work that I do is an invitation to co-produce the future.” Artist-engineer Natalie Jeremijenko is creating nature-oriented, scalable projects: the Farmacy urban-agriculture initiative, “tree offices,” and pencils made from–and …

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Jaimie Warren Is A Total Character

Jaimie Warren Is A Total Character

In a new “New York Close Up” film, artist Jaimie Warren as recreates a wild array of pop culture characters for her photographic and video work.

Tania Bruguera reads from Hannah Arendt's _The Origins of Totalitarianism_, May 2015. Photo: Yo También Exijo]

The Walker Curates the News: 12.07.15

The Walker Curates the News: 12.07.15

Among Foreign Policy’s 100 Global Thinkers are 21 artists “bound by the belief that art serves a higher purpose,” including Cuban artists Tania Bruguera and María Magdalena Campos-Pons, playwright Suzan-Lori …

Kameelah Rasheed, via Facebook

The Walker Curates the News: 11.30.15

The Walker Curates the News: 11.30.15

“It was an attempt to humiliate and ostracize me.” California-born, Brooklyn-based artist Kameelah Rasheed was questioned by the FBI and ultimately removed from a Lufthansa flight to Turkey the day …

Ralph Lemon observes Okwui Okpokwasili in Scaffold Room, 2014. Photo: Gene Pittman, Walker Art Cneter

The Walker Curates the News: 11.23.15

The Walker Curates the News: 11.23.15

A year after its debut at the Walker, Ralph Lemon’s Scaffold Room sees a short run at the Kitchen this week. New elements have been added since then, but the project is …

Maya Lin, Folding the Chesapeake, 2015

The Walker Curates the News: 11.16.2015

The Walker Curates the News: 11.16.2015

For her contribution to Wonder, the inaugural exhibition of the Smithsonian’s newly renovated Renwick Gallery, Maya Lin has created a likeness of the Chesapeake Bay based on NASA satellite imagery …

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Louise Despont According to the Universe

Louise Despont According to the Universe

In a new “New York Close Up” film, artist Louise Despont peruses a vast reference library of collected images in her Tribeca studio.

The Citizen, 2015 © Tobias Zielony

The Walker Curates the News 11.09.15

The Walker Curates the News 11.09.15

“Art is not neutral.” Tania Canas, arts director of RISE (Refugees, Survivors and Ex-Detainees ), raises questions around the ethics of artists using refugees in their  projects. In this 10-point …

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Politics and Dignity in Graciela Iturbide’s Photographs

Politics and Dignity in Graciela Iturbide’s Photographs

“Politics are already implied when I’m working in Mexico. I don’t have to say ‘Look, what injustice!’ because it would be sensationalized.” — Graciela Iturbide Artist Graciela Iturbide discusses her personal and …

Corita Kent, _[W]RON[G] WAY / Prophets of boom_, 1967, on view in Corita Kent and the Language of Pop, Harvard Art Museums.

The Walker Curates the News: 11.02.15

The Walker Curates the News: 11.02.15

“Her gift was to express these really profound things with a kind of playfulness. That was Corita. There was an irony, what we might call a ludic element in her …

Ai Weiwei with a self-portrait in Legos, via Instagram.

The Walker Curates the News 10.26.15

The Walker Curates the News 10.26.15

“Everything is awesome!” Or so goes The Lego Movie’s slogan, but Ai Weiwei is finding that’s not quite the case. In September, the Chinese artist was told that the toy …

Josiah McElheny painting in his Brooklyn, NY studio. 
Production still from the series ART21 Exclusive. © ART21, Inc. 2015. Cinematography: Jarred Alterman.

Josiah McElheny Sees Potential in Painting

Josiah McElheny Sees Potential in Painting

“Abstraction – in its potential hopefulness for imagining a different world or imagining a world that’s not absolutely apparent – can tie us together.” — Josiah McElheny Today’s ART21 Exclusive features …

Sam Gilliam, Carousel Merge, 1971, installed at the Walker Art Center

The Walker Curates the News: 10.19.15

The Walker Curates the News: 10.19.15

“Even when artists of color are embraced by the canon,” says artist Rashid Johnson, “there is often a strict focus on a particular moment, rather than their career as a whole.” Such …

An "unselfie" by Alec Soth, via Instagram.

The Walker Curates the News: 10.12.15

The Walker Curates the News: 10.12.15

The “unselfie,” writes the New York Times’s Sam Anderson on Alec Soth’s Instagram series of self-portraits obscured by snow, leaves, pixels, and the like, “documents and annihilates. What we most …

Abraham Cruzvillegas: The Autoconstrucción Suites, installed at the Walker Art Center, 2013

The Walker Curates the News: 10.05.15

The Walker Curates the News: 10.05.15

The title alone—Empty Lot—conjures an urban outdoorsiness, but beyond that, details of Abraham Cruzvillegas’ s installation for Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, opening October 13, remain under wraps. A request by Tate to …

Laurie Anderson with Mohammed el Guarani

The Walker Curates the News: 09.28.15

The Walker Curates the News: 09.28.15

“I think meditators are the people who will understand this best,” says Laurie Anderson of her new work. For Habeas Corpus, she’ll project live video of Mohammed el Gharani, who …

Kalup Linzy views Édouard Manet's Young Man in the Costume of a Majo (1863)

The Walker Curates the News: 09.21.15

The Walker Curates the News: 09.21.15

Likening Manet’s process to his own video/performance art practice, Kalup Linzy shared his thoughts on the painter’s matador portraits for The Met’s Artist Project. “He was experimenting,” he says, noting …

Film still from Yokoo Tadanori’s Kiss Kiss Kiss, 1966

The Walker Curates the News: 09.14.15

The Walker Curates the News: 09.14.15

German conceptualist Wolfgang Laib and Japanese Pop artist Tadanori Yokoo are among winners of the 2015 Praemium Imperiale Awards. Now in its 27th year, the Japan Art Association’s prize includes …

Artist Lucas Blalock in his Greenpoint studio, Brooklyn, NY, 2015. Production still from the ART21 "New York Close Up" film "Lucas Blalock's Digital Toolkit". Graphics by Lucas Blalock & Rafael Salazar. © ART21, Inc. 2015.

Lucas Blalock’s Digital Toolkit

Lucas Blalock’s Digital Toolkit

Artist Lucas Blalock creates uncanny pictures using simple tools in Photoshop in the latest “New York Close Up” film.

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The Walker Curates the News: 09.08.15

The Walker Curates the News: 09.08.15

To create Triumphs and Laments—an 1,800-foot mural on walls along the Tiber River in Rome—William Kentridge will power-wash stencils depicting Roman history, creating “reverse-graffiti” as grime and pollution are cleaned …

Lynda Benglis making “The Wave of the World” (1983-1984) at the Modern Art Foundry in Queens, NY.

Production still from the series ART21 Exclusive. © ART21, Inc. 2015.  Photography Courtesy: Peter Bellamy.

Lynda Benglis Reunites with a Lost Fountain

Lynda Benglis Reunites with a Lost Fountain

“I’m not trying to satisfy anyone. I really make things because I’m curious – that’s the reason” — Lynda Benglis Today’s ART21 Exclusive features Lynda Benglis reuniting with her first …

Takashi Murakami and his Superflat Collection, Photo: Kentaro Hirao, courtesy Yokohama Museum of Art

The Walker Curates the News: 08.31.15

The Walker Curates the News: 08.31.15

“After seeing an exhibition of [Shinro] Ohtake’s work in Japan, I became a contemporary artist,” shares Takashi Murakami. “But then I realised that he was imitating [Anselm] Kiefer. So my …

Barbara Kruger, Belief+Doubt, 2012. © Barbara Kruger. Photo: Cathy Carver

The Walker Curates the News: 08.03.15

The Walker Curates the News: 08.03.15

“I believe in doubt,” says Barbara Kruger, who recently worked with Los Angeles–area high schoolers in the Getty Artists Program to create her Whose Values? project. In an interview with …

Artist Caroline Woolard speaking at the inaugural meeting of the New York City Real Estate Investment Cooperative (Middle Collegiate Church, East Village, 4.28.15). Production still from the series, ART21 New York Close Up. Cinematography by Rafael Salazar. © ART21, Inc. 2015.

Caroline Woolard Flips the Real Estate Script

Caroline Woolard Flips the Real Estate Script

An introduction to the latest “New York Close Up” film from series co-creator/co-producer Nick Ravich and artist Caroline Woolard .

François-Xavier Lalanne, The Sheep Station, 2013, featured in Margaret Atwood's essay on climate change

The Walker Curates the News: 07.27.15

The Walker Curates the News: 07.27.15

In her riveting new essay, “It’s Not Climate Change—It’s Everything Change,” Margaret Atwood namechecks art historian Barry Lord, whose book Art & Energy: How Culture Changes (The AAM Press, 2014) …

Temple Church, site of this fall's Theaster Gates project, Sanctum.

The Walker Curates the News: 07.20.15

The Walker Curates the News: 07.20.15

“The hope is that Bristol will hear itself.” For his first public project in the UK, Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates will fill Bristol’s Temple Church—a 14th-century structure bombed in 1940—with …

Tania Bruguera. Photo courtesy Yo También Exijo

The Walker Curates the News: 07.13.15

The Walker Curates the News: 07.13.15

Marking six months since her first arrest in Havana, when her passport was confiscated by police, Tania Bruguera made a formal demand on June 29 that “Cuban authorities permanently withdraw …