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Students dictating and drawing Barbara Kruger's Untitled (Money can buy you love), 1985.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Dictation Drawings

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Dictation Drawings

In this creativity exercise, ART21 Educator Don Ball engages students in connecting with artworks on a fundamental level.

Kara Walker. Untitled, 2013-2014. Courtesy of Sikkema Jenkins & Co. From Artsy's "These Sketches Reveal the Processes of 8 Iconic Artists."

This Week in Art: 4.25-5.1

This Week in Art: 4.25-5.1

A look at this week’s art news, including the selection of Mark Bradford as the United States’ representative at the 2017 Venice Biennale, and exhibitions on view everywhere from Florida to France.

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Staff Pick

Staff Picks: April 2016

Staff Pick

Staff Picks: April 2016

A selection of exhibitions on view in New York City, personally recommended by members of the ART21 staff.

Cai Guo-Qiang igniting gunpowder drawing White Tone, in Brookhaven, New York, 2016. Photo by Chiaying Yu for artnet.

This Week in Art: 4.18-4.24

This Week in Art: 4.18-4.24

A look at this week’s art news, including a tour of projects being developed by ART21 artists and exhibitions on view everywhere from Minneapolis to Reykjavik.

Postcard Parlor Games. An experiment facilitated by Don Ball and Mark Dion at ART21's Creative Chemistries symposium on art and education in February 2015.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Writing Poems About Art: A Looking Activity

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Writing Poems About Art: A Looking Activity

In this creativity exercise, ART21 Educator Don Ball engages students in creating their own connections between words and images.

An illustration of Louise Bourgeois' Spider by Isabelle Arsenault. From the new children's book Cloth Lullaby: The Woven Life of Louise Bourgeois. Image courtesy of the Guardian.

This Week in Art: 4.11-4.17

This Week in Art: 4.11-4.17

A look at this week’s art news, including broken attendance records in Australia and a new children’s book celebrating the life of Louise Bourgeois.

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Systems & Instructions

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Systems & Instructions

In this creativity exercise, ART21 Educator Don Ball engages students in creating their own connections between following instructions and the instructions themselves.

Left: “No Title (President.),” 1985. Right: “No Title (Kennedy would die …),” 1987. Courtesy of David Zwirner Books.

This Week in Art: 4.4-4.10

This Week in Art: 4.4-4.10

A look at this week’s art news, including collaborations between visual artists and musicians, commentary on conceptual art, and upcoming exhibitions in NYC and around the world.

Detail of Measuring Stick at Sarah Sze’s Manhattan studio.
Production still from the series ART21 Exclusive. © ART21, Inc. 2016. Cinematography: John Marton.

ART21 Exclusive

Sarah Sze’s Experimental Site

ART21 Exclusive

Sarah Sze’s Experimental Site

Today’s ART21 Exclusive features Sarah Sze discussing her sculpture “Measuring Stick,” which explores the “measurement of time and space through the moving image.”

To connect / To flow / To breathe

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Visualizing Verbs

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Visualizing Verbs

In this creativity exercise, ART21 Educator Don Ball engages students in creating their own connections between actions and visuals.

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This Week in Art: 3.28-4.3

This Week in Art: 3.28-4.3

This week we take a look at news exclusively about ART21 artists—the projects they’re working on, where their work is on view, and what’s being said by and about them.

Detail of Lost Image Standing (Fragment Series) from the installation Second Studio at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery.
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ART21 Exclusive

Sarah Sze’s Desire for Tactility

ART21 Exclusive

Sarah Sze’s Desire for Tactility

Today’s ART21 Exclusive features Sarah Sze expressing her desire to have a tactile relationship with materials in a world saturated with digital imagery.

Katharina Grosse. constructions à cru, 2005. Acrylic on wall, floor, soil, and canvas; 22 x 262½ x 32 ¾ feet. Installation view: Palais de Tokyo, Paris. Photo: Florian Kleinefenn. Courtesy the artist. © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst Bonn.

Staff Pick

Staff Picks: March 2016

Staff Pick

Staff Picks: March 2016

A selection of films, exhibitions, and public artworks personally recommended by members of the ART21 staff.

Sedki Alimam. Kingdom of Hyenas. Courtesy of Syria Deeply.

This Week in Art: 3.21-3.27

This Week in Art: 3.21-3.27

A look at this week’s art news, including an increase in women represented at Art Dubai, and upcoming exhibitions in NYC and around the world.

ART21 Educator Don Ball. Courtesy of Don Ball.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

ART21 Educator Spotlight: Don Ball

Teaching with Contemporary Art

ART21 Educator Spotlight: Don Ball

An interview with ART21 Educator Don Ball, on how the integration of ART21 films in his classroom has expanded and transformed his teaching practice.

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Kerri Schlottman-Bright Appointed Deputy Director of ART21

Kerri Schlottman-Bright Appointed Deputy Director of ART21

ART21’s Executive Director Tina Kukielski today announced the appointment of Kerri Schlottman-Bright as Deputy Director of the nonprofit contemporary art organization. Schlottman-Bright has served the New York arts community for …

Installation view. Louise Despont: Energy Scaffolds and Information Architecture. Courtesy of the Drawing Center.

This Week in Art: 3.14-3.20

This Week in Art: 3.14-3.20

A look at this week’s art news, including a new report on the stalling art market and the opening of the Met Breuer.

Nicolas Henry Jeaurat de Bertry. Artist's palette with brushes, 1756.  Oil on canvas , 45.7 x 55.5 cm. Exhibited by Derek Johns Ltd at TEFAF Maastricht.

This Week in Art: 3.7-3.13

This Week in Art: 3.7-3.13

A look at this week’s art news, including the rebuilding of Palmyra and castles drawn on grains of sand.

Abraham Cruzvillegas with his daughter installing The Autoconstrucción Suites at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Production still from the series ART21 Exclusive. © ART21, Inc. 2016. Cinematography: Mark Falstad.

ART21 Exclusive

Abraham Cruzvillegas: Self-Constructing Identity

ART21 Exclusive

Abraham Cruzvillegas: Self-Constructing Identity

In today’s ART21 Exclusive, Mexican artist Abraham Cruzvillegas discusses his personal and artistic relationship to the concept of autoconstrucción.

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ART21 New York Close Up

Marela Zacarías’s Great Expectations

ART21 New York Close Up

Marela Zacarías’s Great Expectations

Artist Marela Zacarías completes a large-scale project while anticipating the arrival of her first child in a new film from the ART21 “New York Close Up” series.

Image courtesy of Roberto Chamorro for The Armory Show.

This Week in Art: 2.29-3.6

This Week in Art: 2.29-3.6

A look at this week’s art news, including the upcoming Armory Show and Google’s first gallery show.

LaToya Ruby Frazier and John Abodeely talking with attendees following their Exchange on Expanding Access and Equity.

Creative Chemistries Turns One with a New Website!

Creative Chemistries Turns One with a New Website!

One year ago, 175 artists, students, educators, and arts administrators gathered at the Park Avenue Armory here in Manhattan for the inaugural edition of Creative Chemistries, a forum and experimental …

Janine Antoni. Production still from the "Art in the Twenty-First Century" Season 2 episode, "Loss & Desire," 2003. Segment: Janine Antoni
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Hello world: A letter from ART21’s new director

Hello world: A letter from ART21’s new director

While my friends and colleagues were spending their winter breaks getting some R&R on sandy beaches in the Caribbean, I was happily watching some of ART21’s more than three hundred …

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

ART21 Exclusive

Josiah McElheny Projects Maya Deren

ART21 Exclusive

Josiah McElheny Projects Maya Deren

“I’m trying to understand this relationship of abstraction and the body.” — Josiah McElheny Today’s ART21 Exclusive features Josiah McElheny exploring the relationship between abstraction and the body as he …

Still from Continuity (2012)
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ART21 Exclusive

Omer Fast Interrupts “Continuity”

ART21 Exclusive

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

Photo : Romain Lopez

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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 …

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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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ART21 Exclusive

Omer Fast Distills Broadcasted Anxiety

ART21 Exclusive

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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ART21 New York Close Up

Jaimie Warren Is A Total Character

ART21 New York Close Up

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.