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A collection of books in artist Rashid Johnson’s studio (Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 03.25.11). Production still from New York Close Up. © Art21, Inc. 2011. Cinematography by Andrew David Watson

Booked

Announcing the Art21 Book Club

Booked

Announcing the Art21 Book Club

Art21 invites avid readers to participate in semi-intimate conversations about fiction and nonfiction books relevant to themes of the Art21 Magazine.

Julie Mehretu, "Stadia III", 2004. Image: wikipaintings.org

Teaching with Contemporary Art

An Expanding Network

Teaching with Contemporary Art

An Expanding Network

Perhaps one of the most exciting things about our network of Art21 Educators so far has to do with those teachers who are building momentum and reaching out to other cohorts in order to collaborate. Over time, I can see this network of teachers not only influencing each others practice but also contributing to new national arts standards, helping others to understand the importance of contemporary art in the curriculum, and continuing to facilitate workshops at national and statewide conferences in order to spread the love.

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Year Five of Art21 Educators: Renee Bareno and Sara Fromboluti

Year Five of Art21 Educators: Renee Bareno and Sara Fromboluti

Let’s get acquainted with Art21 Educators Renee Bareno and Sara Fromboluti.

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Access 100 Artists | Global Dispatch

Access 100 Artists | Global Dispatch

Art21′s Director of Education discusses our International Council and how they “help us gauge the temperature around the reception of our films abroad.”

Penelope Umbrico, "Universal Remotes (eBay)," 2008. C-prints, dimensions variable.

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

Preserving Digital Art: A Case Study

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

Preserving Digital Art: A Case Study

What is involved in caring for time-based artworks? Columnist Richard McCoy convenes a group of experts to discuss.

The application window for Art21 Educators is now OPEN

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Join Us for Year Five of Art21 Educators

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Join Us for Year Five of Art21 Educators

Are you a teacher interested in learning more about utilizing contemporary art in your classroom? Does spending a week in New York City this summer collaborating with other educators and …

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Eleanor Antin Takes Over @Art21 (Again!) | #AntinCWS

Eleanor Antin Takes Over @Art21 (Again!) | #AntinCWS

Artist Eleanor Antin will take over the @Art21 Twitter account to perform a special reading on Wednesday, January 30, from 3:00–4:00 p.m. EST.

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Access 100 Artists: Get Involved!

Access 100 Artists: Get Involved!

Art21′s Director of Education, Rosanna Flouty, sends out a call to action. Get involved with our latest initiative, Access 100 Artists, and host a screening!

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The Art21 Translation Project: Bringing the Words of Contemporary Artists to Global Audiences

The Art21 Translation Project: Bringing the Words of Contemporary Artists to Global Audiences

An introduction to the Art21 Translation Project by Art21 Director of Digital Media and Strategy, Jonathan Munar.

"Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art." Curated by

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision | The Best in Food-Art 2012

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision | The Best in Food-Art 2012

Writers Megan Fizzel and Andrew Russeth join Nicole Caruth for a look at the year’s best food-art projects.

Eleanor Antin during a re-creation of her performance "Before the Revolution" (1979) at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, 2012. Courtesy Los Angeles Times. © Robert Gauthier. Photograph by Robert Gauthier.

Flash Points

Eleanor Antin Takes Over @Art21 on Twitter Today at 2pm EST!

Flash Points

Eleanor Antin Takes Over @Art21 on Twitter Today at 2pm EST!

Today, artist Eleanor Antin will take over the @Art21 Twitter account to perform a special reading from 2:00–3:00 p.m. EST. Please follow along!

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Eleanor Antin Takes Over @Art21 on Twitter

Eleanor Antin Takes Over @Art21 on Twitter

Artist Eleanor Antin will take over the @Art21 Twitter account to perform a special reading on Friday, October 26, from 2:00–3:00 p.m. EST.

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Year Four Art21 Educators | Caitlin Miller and Matthew Garza

Year Four Art21 Educators | Caitlin Miller and Matthew Garza

This week in our Year Four Art21 Educator series, we profile Caitlin Miller and Matthew Garza, who teach at the Aaron School in New York City.

Eve Babitz and Marcel Duchamp playing chess at the Pasadena Art Museum, October 18, 1963. Photo by Julian Wasser.

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Looking at Los Angeles | In Search of Eve Babitz

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | In Search of Eve Babitz

Eve Babitz is more than just the nude woman famously photographed playing chess with Duchamp; she is an influential writer whose books are now much-coveted items.

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A Few Of Our Favorite Artists Are Throwing Us A Telethon!!

A Few Of Our Favorite Artists Are Throwing Us A Telethon!!

Join us for an Art21 Telethon on May 6th, 3-11pm, at Algus Greenspon Gallery in NYC for musical acts, animal talents, interviews and more!

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Year 4 Art21 Educators Announced!

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Year 4 Art21 Educators Announced!

First of all, I cannot believe that we are approaching year FOUR of the Art21 Educators program. It seems like a very short time ago we were just hatching this …

Andy Warhol, "Hamburger," 1985-1986. Acrylic on canvas, 50 x 66 x 1 1/4 in.

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Gastro-Vision | Watching What You Eat

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision | Watching What You Eat

In the U.S., obesity and food-related illnesses are serious problems–so do museums have a responsibility to raise issues about food?

assume vivid astro focus, "assume vivid astro focus VII", 2003. Courtesy Deitch Projects, New York

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Balancing Skill-Building and the Formation of Ideas

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Balancing Skill-Building and the Formation of Ideas

Finding a balance between teaching specific skills and techniques with teaching about how to explore process in order to form and pursue ideas is not easy. If you teach in a culture (or department, or school, or district, or university…) that emphasizes skills and techniques as the “meat” of the curriculum, it’s probably a good idea to begin talking about the kinds of skills that everyone really considers “essential”.

El Anatsui, "Group Photo", 1987. Courtesy the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Slow Turn

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Slow Turn

On Sunday, the National Art Education Association wrapped up their 65th conference here in New York City and more than ever I am encouraged by the state of affairs at NAEA. In just the past four years, as Art21 has brought contemporary artists such as Mark Bradford, Carrie Mae Weems, Mark Dion and most recently, Janine Antoni and Oliver Herring, the change is noticeable.

Janine Antoni. Image: arts.columbia.edu

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Talking with Janine Antoni and Getting Set for NAEA: Part Two

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Talking with Janine Antoni and Getting Set for NAEA: Part Two

Part two of my recent interview with Janine Antoni in advance of her keynote address and workshop at the National Art Education Association’s annual conference here in New York from March 1-4.

Janine Antoni, "Lick and Lather" (detail), 1993

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Talking with Janine Antoni and Getting Set for NAEA: Part One

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Talking with Janine Antoni and Getting Set for NAEA: Part One

This week’s column features a brand, new interview with Janine Antoni in advance of her upcoming keynote address and workshop at the National Art Education Association’s annual conference on March 1st here in New York City.

Jethro Gillespie, his son and some friends at a TASK event

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Talking with Art21 Educators: Jethro Gillespie and Jack Watson

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Talking with Art21 Educators: Jethro Gillespie and Jack Watson

Over the past few weeks I’ve thoroughly enjoyed talking and e-mailing with two more of our current Art21 Educators, Jethro Gillespie and Jack Watson. Jethro teaches Studio Art, 3D Design, Ceramics and other art courses at Maple Mountain High School in Utah while Jack teaches 2D Art and Art History at Chapel High School in North Carolina. Both look for ways to better engage their classes on a consistent basis and avoid “window dressing” projects that may look pretty but aren’t necessarily about very much…

Fabulous designer Iris Apfel.  Image: blog.mawi.co.uk

Teaching with Contemporary Art

So, Three Thousand Art Educators Walk Into a Room….

Teaching with Contemporary Art

So, Three Thousand Art Educators Walk Into a Room….

From March 1st through March 4th the National Art Education Association holds their annual conference right here in New York City. Over 3,000 art educators from all levels have the opportunity to attend hundreds upon hundreds of workshops offered by colleagues from close to everywhere across the country.
Here at Art21, we have a few very special things planned….

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Become an Art21 Access Partner: Host a Screening of “Art in the Twenty-First Century”

Become an Art21 Access Partner: Host a Screening of “Art in the Twenty-First Century”

Partner with Art21 to host an Access screening event at your organization or venue.

Students in Maureen Hergott's class transform the space

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching with Contemporary Art in the Elementary Classroom

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching with Contemporary Art in the Elementary Classroom

Julia CopperSmith and Maureen Hergott made some important points in last week’s interview and this week we take the opportunity to point out two of them regarding how teachers construct elementary art-making experiences and use documentation to influence their work.

Julia and Maureen in the classroom

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Talking with Art21 Educators: Julia CopperSmith and Maureen Hergott

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Talking with Art21 Educators: Julia CopperSmith and Maureen Hergott

This week I want to share a conversation that took place between myself and two of our current, amazing Art21 Educators. Julia CopperSmith and Maureen Hergott teach elementary art education for the Scott and Westdale Elementary Schools in Melrose Park near Chicago. Their work has been inspiring to all of us here at Art21, especially since they are finding ways to work with contemporary art and engage some very young students in the process.

Ai Weiwei, "Sunflower Seeds", 2010 installation view. Image: dezeen.com

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Join Us

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Join Us

Besides kicking off season 6 of Art in the Twenty-First Century in just a few months, Art21 Educators is gearing up for year 4, which starts this July in New York City.

Monica Martinez of Don Bugito, Mealworm Toffee with ice cream. Photo: Michael

Gastro-Vision | It Was a Sweet Year

Gastro-Vision | It Was a Sweet Year

Think sweets are just for kids? Think again: Caruth surveys ten memorable food art projects from 2011 that take a cutting-edge approach to the dessert genre.

Pierre Huyghe, "Timekeeper", 1999   image courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery

Teaching with Contemporary Art

But Wait, There’s More

Teaching with Contemporary Art

But Wait, There’s More

Feeling a little under the weather this week, so as a pick-me-up I decided to write about some of the phenomenal stuff happening at Art21. Kind of like an education …

Will Cotton, CONSUMING FOLLY, 2009-2010, oil on linen, 72 x 96 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Mary Boone Gallery

Gastro-Vision | Performing Cotton Candy in a Land of Cockaigne

Gastro-Vision | Performing Cotton Candy in a Land of Cockaigne

  Will Cotton’s candy and pastry-filled landscapes have come to life in recent years, taking the form of a posh pop-up bakery in 2009, and a year later, forming the …

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I International Forum on Spaces for Culture November 8-10

I International Forum on Spaces for Culture November 8-10

We thought the Art21 Blog’s readers might be interested in this international conference taking place in in Santiago de Compostela, Spain: the I International Forum on Spaces for Culture. Art21′s Executive …

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Outside Alias

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Outside Alias

On July 13th, after a full week of the Art21 Educators summer institute, I took the opportunity to interview teachers about their experiences attending workshops, meeting Art21 artists, and beginning …

James Rees creates a tape drawing during the opening TASK event

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Looking Back on an Inspiring Art21 Educators Institute

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Looking Back on an Inspiring Art21 Educators Institute

From July 6th through the 13th Art21 hosted our third annual Art21 Educators summer institute, which kicks off a year-long professional development initiative between the organization and 16 teachers from …

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Art21 Educators in Full Swing

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Art21 Educators in Full Swing

Art21 Educators has been in full swing over the past week with professional development workshops, curriculum planning, artist talks, studio visits, special events, museum programs and lots of soul-searching. Tune …

Participants at Ursula von Rydingsvard's studio last summer

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Art21 Educators: Year 3!

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Art21 Educators: Year 3!

We are very, very excited to be starting up YEAR 3 of Art21 Educators today. Sixteen teachers from a variety of disciplines and from across the country will join us …

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Art21 Educators 2011-2012: Christopher Tourre and Derek De Haan

Art21 Educators 2011-2012: Christopher Tourre and Derek De Haan

This week is the final installment of Art21 Educators introductions, featuring the eighth pair of extraordinary educators chosen to participate in the third year of the program. It’s hard to …