At her Bushwick Brooklyn studio, artist Mika Tajima discusses the processes and ideas behind her two installational-performative works Today is Not a Dress Rehearsal (2009) and The Pedestrians (2011).
Ursula von Rydingsvard discusses her large-scale sculpture Ona, which is permanently installed outside of Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
“I’m good at doing what I can do in my own power, out of my own physicality, and then like a little extension out from that…” —Kiki Smith Filmed in …
Installing new work in Brooklyn, New York, and Mexico City, artist Alejandro Almanza Pereda discusses the process and ideas behind his finely balanced sculptural works.
The creator of Art21′s “Artist to Artist” film series shares his favorite moments from the first three films.
Trenton Doyle Hancock discusses his large-scale collage The Former and the Ladder or Ascension and a Cinchin’.
In this Exclusive David Altmejd discusses his head sculptures, saying “Some sculptors make drawings, I make heads.”
In a new “New York Close Up” film, artist Daniel Gordon is shown in his DUMBO studio photographing paper collages constructed from found images downloaded from the Web.
Bruce Nauman discusses two teachers who influenced his approach to horseback riding and art making: master horse trainer Ray Hunt and painter Wayne Thiebaud.
In a new “New York Close Up” film, artist Debo Eilers invites two friends to discuss his sculpture and performance work, as the artist quietly observes in the background.
In today’s Exclusive, filmed in 2013, artist Ellen Gallagher discusses her large-scale, collaborative installation “Osedax” (2010).
Cai Guo-Qiang’s flying objects hang in Brazil, Diana Al-Hadid’s sculptures are installed Georgia, William Kentridge lectures in Paris and Vienna…
In today’s “Exclusive,” artist Rackstraw Downes discusses his interest in altered landscapes.
In a new “New York Close Up” film, artist Jacolby Satterwhite crafts surreal 3D animated videos while transporting characters from his virtual worlds into the streets of New York City.
James Turrell takes over the Guggenheim’s rotunda, John Baldessari explores the complexities of space, Pepón Osorio addressed his inner child, and more.
In today’s “Exclusive,” Barry McGee discusses the work of family, friends, and street artists that he included in his retrospective exhibition at BAM/PFA.
Mary Reid Kelley channels myth, Gabriel Orozco thinks in circles, Kiki Smith and Cindy Sherman explore witchery, and more.
Today’s “Exclusive” artist Kiki Smith discusses the challenges and pleasures of printmaking.
In a new “New York Close Up” film, artist Mary Mattingly transforms personal belongings into sculptural forms that she later incorporates into photographs and performative actions.
El Anatsui’s Brooklyn show is extended, Mary Heilmann responds to the work of late artist Blinky Palermo, and more in this week’s roundup.
In today’s “Exclusive,” filmed in late 2012, Maya Lin discusses her marble sculpture series, “Disappearing Bodies of Water.”
Paul McCarthy in New York, Richard Serra in Montana, Kerry James Marshall in D.C., Mika Tajima in East Hampton…
In today’s “Exclusive,” filmed in 2000 at Bruce Nauman’s New Mexico studio, he explains his need to experiment with new materials and forms daily.
In a new “New York Close Up” film, artist Marela Zacarías moves a suite of sculptures from the Brooklyn Museum to different spaces in the borough.
Vija Celmins is cast in a web, Ellen Gallagher covers a glossy, Ai Weiwei drops his first music album, Carrie Mae Weems arrives in Cleveland…
Art21 Director of Production and “New York Close Up” series co-creator/co-producer introduces new artists to the “New York Close Up” series roster.
Rashid Johnson, James Turrell, Mike Kelley, Cindy Sherman, and more.
In Art21′s latest “Exclusive,” artist Trenton Doyle Hancock talks about life changes and how his work has evolved.
Raymond Pettibon quotes rapper Notorious B.I.G., Ai Weiwei pitches 1,000 tents, Paul McCarthy has multiple exhibitions in New York City, and more.
In a new “New York Close Up” film, artist Eddie Martinez discusses the motivation to shift his paintings from Pop-like figurations to pared down abstractions.
Lari Pittman arrives in the Midwest, Alfredo Jaar revisits Venice Biennale, Kalup Linzy casts Michael Stipe, David Altmejd explores paradise, and Marina Abramović appears in an opera.
Robert Mangold on his friendship with the late Sol LeWitt and working as a security guard at the Museum of Modern Art in the 1960s.
Ellen Gallagher plays on black vernacular, John Baldessari considers crowds, William Wegmen displays vintage prints, and more…
In a new “New York Close Up” film, artist Erin Shirreff discusses sculptor Tony Smith as an inspiration for a pair of works, including a 2011 commission for Public Art Fund.
This week, Kerry James Marshall presents new work, Matthew Barney discusses his career, Mariah Robertson shows photographs at MoMA, and more.
“When sitting inside Second Meeting you’re not only looking at the sky—you’re also observing how your eyes and mind perceive color.”
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