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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.

PProduction still from the ART21 New York Close Up film Mariah Robertson’s Chemical Reactions. © ART21, Inc. 2014.

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.

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, …