Film & Video

Natalia Almada filming in a Mexico City Metro station. Production still from ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

Season 8 Preview: Natalia Almada

Season 8 Preview: Natalia Almada

In a new Season 8 preview clip, filmmaker Natalia Almada discusses her heritage and how being both Mexican and American has contributed to her work.

Stan Douglas. Abbott & Cordova, 7 August 1971, 2008. Digital C-print mounted on Dibond aluminum; 70 x 114 ½ in. From the series Crowds and Riots, 2008. © Stan Douglas. Courtesy of the artist and David Zwirner, New York/London.

Season 8 Preview: Stan Douglas

Season 8 Preview: Stan Douglas

A look inside Stan Douglas’ segment in the “Vancouver” hour of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8, premiering on PBS this fall.

Transparencies of #JeffWall's "A view from an apartment" (2004–05) on a lightbox at the artist's Vancouver studio, as featured in a preview on art21.org from #ART21's upcoming new broadcast season. Production still from ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

Season 8 Preview: Jeff Wall

Season 8 Preview: Jeff Wall

A look inside Jeff Wall’s segment in the “Vancouver” hour of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8, premiering on PBS this fall.

Tala Madani. “Becoming Dazzled,” 2008.  Production still from ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. © ART21, Inc. 2016

Season 8 Preview: Tala Madani

Season 8 Preview: Tala Madani

In a new Season 8 preview, Los Angeles artist Tala Madani reflects on her background and how it informs the ways her work is perceived by viewers.

"Daniel Gordon Looks Back" (2016). Production still from the series ART21 New York Close Up. © ART21, Inc. 2016

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Daniel Gordon Looks Back

ART21 New York Close Up

Daniel Gordon Looks Back

Photographer Daniel Gordon reflects on his decade-long commitment to intensive practice and artistic invention in a new film from the ART21 “New York Close Up” series.

Liz Magor in her studio in Vancouver, Canada, 2015. Production still from ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Cinematography: Greg Bartels. © ART21, Inc. 2016

Season 8 Preview: Liz Magor

Season 8 Preview: Liz Magor

A look inside Liz Magor’s segment in the “Vancouver” hour of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8, premiering on PBS this fall.

A scene from “Grace Notes: Reflections for Now” by Carrie Mae Weems featuring the Brothers of the Tau Eta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Performed at the Sottile Theatre in Charleston, SC during Spoleto Festival USA.
Production still from the series ART21 Exclusive. © ART21, Inc. 2016. Cinematography: John Barnhardt.

ART21 Exclusive

Carrie Mae Weems Commemorates Black Lives

ART21 Exclusive

Carrie Mae Weems Commemorates Black Lives

In a new ART21 “Exclusive,” Carrie Mae Weems stages a performance that honors the deaths of black men in the U.S.

Pedro Reyes at La Tallera in Cuernavaca, Mexico, 2015. Production still from ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Cinematography: Pedro Gomez Millan. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

Season 8 Preview: Pedro Reyes

Season 8 Preview: Pedro Reyes

Watch Pedro Reyes transform firearms into instruments in a new preview clip from the “Mexico City” hour of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8, premiering on PBS this fall.

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Season 8 Preview: Edgar Arceneaux

Season 8 Preview: Edgar Arceneaux

A look inside Edgar Arceneaux’s segment in the “Los Angeles” hour of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8, premiering on PBS this fall.

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Season 8 Preview: Barbara Kasten

Season 8 Preview: Barbara Kasten

A look inside Barbara Kasten’s segment in the “Chicago” hour of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8, premiering on PBS this fall.

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Season 8 Preview: Brian Jungen

Season 8 Preview: Brian Jungen

A look inside Brian Jungen’s segment in the “Vancouver” hour of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8, premiering on PBS this fall.

Chicago director Stanley Nelson filming with Barbara Kasten in Chicago, 2016. Behind the scenes of Season 8 of Art in the Twenty-First Century. Photo: Kate Bowen. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

Deep Focus: Inside ART21 Films

Directing Season 8’s Chicago: An Interview with Stanley Nelson

Deep Focus: Inside ART21 Films

Directing Season 8’s Chicago: An Interview with Stanley Nelson

Executive Producer Eve Moros Ortega sits down with Stanley Nelson, award-winning director of the “Chicago” hour in the upcoming season of “Art in the Twenty-First Century.”

Theaster Gates at Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey, 2015. Production still from ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Cinematography: Murat Otunc. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

Season 8 Preview: Theaster Gates

Season 8 Preview: Theaster Gates

A look inside Theaster Gates’ segment in the “Chicago” hour of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8, premiering on PBS this fall.

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Season 8 Preview: Liz Larner

Season 8 Preview: Liz Larner

A look inside Liz Larner’s segment in Season 8 of Art in the Twenty-First Century, premiering on PBS this fall.

Detail of Section VII, Extension I (2007) at Pace Gallery in New York City.
Production still from the series ART21 Exclusive. © ART21, Inc. 2016. Cinematography: Jarred Alterman.

ART21 Exclusive

Richard Tuttle Makes Tools for Life

ART21 Exclusive

Richard Tuttle Makes Tools for Life

Richard Tuttle reflects on the conceptual, thematic, and stylistic threads from his 26 New York gallery exhibitions in a new ART21 “Exclusive” episode.

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Deep Focus: Inside ART21 Films

Flying High: My Chicago Drone Day

Deep Focus: Inside ART21 Films

Flying High: My Chicago Drone Day

Through photos and GIFs, Director of Production Nick Ravich chronicles ten hours of filming with drones in Chicago for Season 8 of “Art in the Twenty-First Century.”

Detail of Theater of the Absurd (2016) at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts in New York City.
Production still from the series ART21 Exclusive. © ART21, Inc. 2016. Cinematography: John Marton.

ART21 Exclusive

Eleanor Antin Plays with Politics

ART21 Exclusive

Eleanor Antin Plays with Politics

Eleanor Antin discusses her use of paper dolls to create politically charged sculptures and videos in a new episode of ART21 “Exclusive.”

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Deep Focus: Inside ART21 Films

Get the Inside Scoop on ART21 Films with “Deep Focus”

Deep Focus: Inside ART21 Films

Get the Inside Scoop on ART21 Films with “Deep Focus”

Announcing a new column that goes in-depth with ART21 artists, and takes you behind-the-scenes of ART21 films .

Detail of Big Bling (2016) in Madison Square Park in New York City. 
Production still from the series ART21 Exclusive. © ART21, Inc. 2016. Cinematography: Ian Forster.

ART21 Exclusive

The Making of Martin Puryear’s “Big Bling”

ART21 Exclusive

The Making of Martin Puryear’s “Big Bling”

Today’s ART21 “Exclusive” follows Martin Puryear’s monumental public sculpture “Big Bling” as it’s created and installed in Madison Square Park.

Production still from the ART21 New York Close Up film, Bryan Zanisnik & Eric Winkler's Animated Conversation. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

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Bryan Zanisnik & Eric Winkler’s Animated Conversation

ART21 New York Close Up

Bryan Zanisnik & Eric Winkler’s Animated Conversation

Stories from Bryan Zanisnik’s life as an artist are transformed into animated comics by his friend Eric Winkler in a special new film from the ART21 “New York Close Up” series.

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.”

Detail of Lost Image Standing (Fragment Series) from the installation Second Studio at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery.
Production still from the series ART21 Exclusive. © ART21, Inc. 2016. Cinematography: Andrew Whitlatch.

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.

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.

Still from Great Expectations  (2016)
Production still from the series ART21 New York Close Up. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

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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.

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)
Production still from the series ART21 Exclusive. © ART21, Inc. 2015. Artwork courtesy: Omer Fast, Arratia Beer, Dvir Gallery & gb Agency

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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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 …

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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.

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ART21 New York Close Up

Louise Despont According to the Universe

ART21 New York Close Up

Louise Despont According to the Universe

In a new “New York Close Up” film, artist Louise Despont peruses a vast reference library of collected images in her Tribeca studio.

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ART21 Exclusive

Politics and Dignity in Graciela Iturbide’s Photographs

ART21 Exclusive

Politics and Dignity in Graciela Iturbide’s Photographs

“Politics are already implied when I’m working in Mexico. I don’t have to say ‘Look, what injustice!’ because it would be sensationalized.” — Graciela Iturbide Artist Graciela Iturbide discusses her personal and …

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 Sees Potential in Painting

ART21 Exclusive

Josiah McElheny Sees Potential in Painting

“Abstraction – in its potential hopefulness for imagining a different world or imagining a world that’s not absolutely apparent – can tie us together.” — Josiah McElheny Today’s ART21 Exclusive features …

Artist Lucas Blalock in his Greenpoint studio, Brooklyn, NY, 2015. Production still from the ART21 "New York Close Up" film "Lucas Blalock's Digital Toolkit". Graphics by Lucas Blalock & Rafael Salazar. © ART21, Inc. 2015.

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Lucas Blalock’s Digital Toolkit

ART21 New York Close Up

Lucas Blalock’s Digital Toolkit

Artist Lucas Blalock creates uncanny pictures using simple tools in Photoshop in the latest “New York Close Up” film.

Lynda Benglis making “The Wave of the World” (1983-1984) at the Modern Art Foundry in Queens, NY.

Production still from the series ART21 Exclusive. © ART21, Inc. 2015.  Photography Courtesy: Peter Bellamy.

ART21 Exclusive

Lynda Benglis Reunites with a Lost Fountain

ART21 Exclusive

Lynda Benglis Reunites with a Lost Fountain

“I’m not trying to satisfy anyone. I really make things because I’m curious – that’s the reason” — Lynda Benglis Today’s ART21 Exclusive features Lynda Benglis reuniting with her first …

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.

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Caroline Woolard Flips the Real Estate Script

ART21 New York Close Up

Caroline Woolard Flips the Real Estate Script

An introduction to the latest “New York Close Up” film from series co-creator/co-producer Nick Ravich and artist Caroline Woolard .

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.

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Jamian Juliano-Villani’s Painting Compulsion

ART21 New York Close Up

Jamian Juliano-Villani’s Painting Compulsion

Filmed in her Bedford-Stuyvesant studio, artist Jamian Juliano-Villani uses a digital projector to create surreal paintings and discusses the graphic source material that inspires her.

Arlene Shechet arranging plaster sculptures in her New York City studio. Production still from the series ART21 "Exclusive". © ART21, Inc. 2015. Cinematography: Rafael Salazar.

ART21 Exclusive

Arlene Shechet Sculpts Time

ART21 Exclusive

Arlene Shechet Sculpts Time

Arlene Shechet discusses a series of plaster sculptures that she created over the course of six years in the mid-1990s, following the death of a close friend.