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Do Ho Suh at work on Rubbing/Loving in the New York apartment where he lived and worked for eighteen years. Production still from the series Art21 Exclusive. © Art21, Inc. 2016. Cinematography: Ian Forster.

Art21 Exclusive

Do Ho Suh Memorializes His New York Apartment

Art21 Exclusive

Do Ho Suh Memorializes His New York Apartment

In a new Art21 “Exclusive,” Do Ho Suh rubs every surface in his NYC apartment with colored pencil, creating a three-dimensional drawing of the space that was his home and studio for 18 years.

Image from the world premiere of Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 8, at Metrograph cinemas, September 14, 2016. Photo by Christos Katsiaouni.

Inside the World Premiere of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8

Inside the World Premiere of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8

Art21 Arts Administration Intern Kelly Olshan shares her experience at Art21’s Season 8 world premiere in New York City.

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This Week in Art: 12.5-12.11

This Week in Art: 12.5-12.11

A look at this week’s art news, including Mary Mattingly’s Hudson River-based floating food project, “Swale,” and events and exhibitions everywhere from Ann Arbor to Naples.

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Season 8 Screening Society: December 2016

Season 8 Screening Society: December 2016

Event details for 20+ December screenings of Season 8, happening throughout the U.S. and around the world as part of the Art21 Screening Society.

First graders in Shannah Burton's classroom write on the "Wonder Wall"—a collection of ideas they see Art21 artists exploring.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Why Contemporary Art? Art21 & The Value of Inspiration

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Why Contemporary Art? Art21 & The Value of Inspiration

This Giving Tuesday, four Art21 Educators share how Art21’s films and programs have opened their students’ eyes to new possibilities.

Yinka Shonibare MBE (RA). Wind Sculpture VI, 2014. Installation view: Ikeja, Lagos. Steel armature with hand painted fiberglass resin cast; 610 x 340 x 80 cm. Courtesy of British Council.

This Week in Art: 11.28-12.4

This Week in Art: 11.28-12.4

A look at this week’s art news, including a new public sculpture by Yinka Shonibare MBE (RA) in Nigeria, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Miami to London.

Students in Jack Watson’s advanced art class discuss works in the “Weird” section of the Bad Art exhibit. Courtesy of the author.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Bad Art

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Bad Art

Art21 Educator Jack Watson shares a creativity exercise that asks students to make “bad art” as a way to allow for experimentation and playful collaboration.

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

On Not Feeling Powerless: How Youth Activists and Art21 Artists Can Model Proactive Social Engagement

Teaching with Contemporary Art

On Not Feeling Powerless: How Youth Activists and Art21 Artists Can Model Proactive Social Engagement

Art21 Educator Todd Elkin discusses his students’ reactions to the 2016 presidential election, and how Art21 artists can serve as a model for constructive social engagement.

Sixth, seventh, and eighth graders participate in a TASK.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Finding Community: Art21 Educators and Contemporary Art in the Classroom

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Finding Community: Art21 Educators and Contemporary Art in the Classroom

Art21 Educator Jeannine Bardo shares how using Art21 films and resources in the classroom has expanded her teaching practice.

James Turrell's design for The Next Level extension at ARoS art museum , projected to be completed in 2020. © Schmidt Hammer Lassen and James Turrell / Beauty & the Bit. Courtesy of designboom.

This Week in Art: 11.21-11.27

This Week in Art: 11.21-11.27

A look at this week’s art news, including a new designs from James Turrell, and events and exhibitions everywhere from New York to Washington State.

Photo from Jack Watson's classroom at Durham School of the Arts, 2016. Courtesy of the author.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Unit Plan: Layering Experience

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Unit Plan: Layering Experience

Art21 Educator Jack Watson shares a unit plan that encourages students to find their own methods of exploring shared experiences and spaces.

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This Week in Art: 11.14-11.20

This Week in Art: 11.14-11.20

A look at this week’s art news, including a new book on Kara Walker, and events and exhibitions everywhere from New Zealand to Dubai.

Members of Durham School of the Arts’ gospel choir perform with the Art + Action Say Their Names altar at the Fall Arts Festival, October 2016.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Art + Action: Creating a Platform for Social Justice

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Art + Action: Creating a Platform for Social Justice

Art21 Educator Jack Watson shares his recent experience with launching a social justice collective at his high school in Durham, North Carolina.

Mike Kelley's Memory Ware exhibition, on view at Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Gothamist.

This Week in Art: 11.7-11.13

This Week in Art: 11.7-11.13

A look at this week’s art news, including Theaster Gates’ latest projects in Chicago, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Chicago to Sydney.

Art21 Educator Jack Watson. Courtesy of Jack.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Art21 Educator Spotlight: Jack Watson

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Art21 Educator Spotlight: Jack Watson

An interview with Art21 Educator Jack Watson on how incorporating contemporary art practices in his classroom has expanded and informed his teaching.

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Art21 New York Close Up

SCREENING 11.2.16 | Big Apple Film Festival

Art21 New York Close Up

SCREENING 11.2.16 | Big Apple Film Festival

The “New York Close Up” film “Bryan Zanisnik & Eric Winkler’s Animated Conversation” is screening in New York on Wednesday as part of this year’s Big Apple Film Festival.

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Season 8 Screening Society: November 2016

Season 8 Screening Society: November 2016

Event details for 80+ November screenings of Season 8, happening throughout the U.S. and around the world as part of the ART21 Screening Society.

Pollution got you down? "Breathe" bottled Mount Everest air, sold by performer Carolina Do in Doomocracy. Photo by Will Star Shooting Stars Pro, courtesy of Creative Time.

This Week in Art: 10.31-11.6

This Week in Art: 10.31-11.6

A look at this week’s art news, including the final week of Pedro Reyes’ “Doomocracy,” and events and exhibitions everywhere from Australia to Iceland.

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Art21 Artist to Artist

Change from Within: Kerry James Marshall Corrects the Canon

Art21 Artist to Artist

Change from Within: Kerry James Marshall Corrects the Canon

In this previously unpublished interview, artist Kerry James Marshall discusses his strategy for centralizing the Black figure in contemporary art.

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Staff Pick

Staff Picks: October 2016

Staff Pick

Staff Picks: October 2016

The Art21 staff shares their favorite exhibitions on view now in New York City.

Mark Bradford's logo for the new ICA LA. (ICA LA). Image via the Los Angeles Times.

This Week in Art: 10.24-10.30

This Week in Art: 10.24-10.30

A look at this week’s art news, including Mark Bradford’s new logo for the ICA LA, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Paris to Los Angeles.

Delphine (1999) by Diana Thater installed at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. 
Production still from the series ART21 Exclusive. © ART21, Inc. 2016. Cinematography: Scott Anger.

Art21 Exclusive

Diana Thater’s Animal Activism

Art21 Exclusive

Diana Thater’s Animal Activism

In a new ART21 “Exclusive” episode, Diana Thater discusses her interest in improving the lives of both humans and animals through art and activism.

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Performance Playground: Whoop Dee Doo at the ART21 Educators Institute

Performance Playground: Whoop Dee Doo at the ART21 Educators Institute

ART21 Summer Intern May Cohan shares her experience with Whoop Dee Doo and the artist duo’s workshop/performance at the ART21 Educators’ Institute.

A group of people participate in an artistic intervention lead by the Colombian artist Doris Salcedo in Bogotá on Tuesday. Photograph: Leonardo Muñoz/EPA. Courtesy of the Guardian.

This Week in Art: 10.17-10.23

This Week in Art: 10.17-10.23

A look at this week’s art news, including Doris Saledeco’s installation in Bogotá, and events and exhibitions everywhere from London to D.C.

Natalia Almada with sound designer Alejandro De Icaza in Mexico City, Mexico, 2016. Production still from ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Cinematography: Hatuey Viveros. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

Filmmaking and Todo lo demás: An Interview with Natalia Almada

Filmmaking and Todo lo demás: An Interview with Natalia Almada

Season 8 artist Natalia Almada discusses filmmaking as a woman in Mexico and her latest project “Todo lo demás,” with “Mexico City” director Deborah Dickson in a new interview.

Chris Ware in his studio in Oak Park, USA, 2016. Production still from ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Cinematography: Keith Walker. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

PANEL 10.14.16 | Art Institute of Chicago

PANEL 10.14.16 | Art Institute of Chicago

Season 8’s Chris Ware will sit down with ART21 executive director Tina Kukielski, artist Gary Panter, and literary scholar Hillary Chute for a panel discussion at the Art Institute of Chicago on Friday.

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This Week in Art: 10.10-10.16

This Week in Art: 10.10-10.16

A look at this week’s art news, including Natalia Almada’s film premiere at the New York Film Festival, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Bremen to Belgium.

Soundsuits by Nick Cave installed during his exhibition Here Hear at the Cranbrook Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills, MI.
Production still from the series ART21 Exclusive. © ART21, Inc. 2016. Cinematography: Jamin Townsley.

Art21 Exclusive

Nick Cave’s Thick Skin

Art21 Exclusive

Nick Cave’s Thick Skin

In a new ART21 “Exclusive,” Nick Cave discusses the experiences that force him to confront his identity as a black man—including being racially profiled by police—and how they fuel his impulse to create.

Production still from Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

SCREENING 10.8.16 | Artecinema

SCREENING 10.8.16 | Artecinema

Damián Ortega and Jeff Wall’s segments in “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8 are screening in Naples, Italy this Saturday as part of Artecinema, an international film festival of contemporary art documentaries.

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.

SCREENING 10.8.16 | New Urbanism Film Festival

SCREENING 10.8.16 | New Urbanism Film Festival

The “New York Close Up” film “Caroline Woolard Flips the Real Estate Script” is screening in Los Angeles this Saturday as part of this year’s New Urbanism Film Festival.

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Season 8 Screening Society: October 2016

Season 8 Screening Society: October 2016

Event details for 70+ October screenings of Season 8, happening throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe as part of the ART21 Screening Society.

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This Week in Art: 10.3-10.9

This Week in Art: 10.3-10.9

A look at this week’s art news, including Pedro Reyes’ new Creative Time project, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Alberta to Austria.

Alejandro Almanza Pereda at Chert gallery in Berlin.

Staff Pick

Staff Picks: September 2016

Staff Pick

Staff Picks: September 2016

The ART21 staff shares their favorite exhibitions on view in New York and around the world.

Laylah Ali speaking to ART21 Educators. July 7, 2016.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

ART21 Educators Institute: Laylah Ali on Process and “John Brown Song!”

Teaching with Contemporary Art

ART21 Educators Institute: Laylah Ali on Process and “John Brown Song!”

Artist Laylah Ali shares her thoughts on ‘process’ at July’s ART21 Educators Institute in New York City.

Artist Jamian Juliano-Villani in her Bedford-Stuyvesant studio, Brooklyn, NY, 2015. Production still from the ART21 "New York Close Up" film "Jamian Juliano-Villani's Painting Compulsion". © ART21, Inc. 2015.

SCREENING 10.1.16 | Bushwick Film Festival

SCREENING 10.1.16 | Bushwick Film Festival

The “New York Close Up” film “Jamian Juliano-Villani’s Painting Compulsion” is screening in Brooklyn this Saturday as part of this year’s Bushwick Film Festival.

Jenny Holzer’s LED-stream commission in a rendering of the Transbay Transit Center. Photo: Courtesy Of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects and the SF Chronicle.

This Week in Art: 9.26-10.2

This Week in Art: 9.26-10.2

A look at this week’s art news, including Jenny Holzer’s new commissions, and events and exhibitions everywhere from London to Baltimore.