“To go and photograph an airbase is not only to photograph something but it is to insist on one’s right to photograph. You’re flexing that right.” —Trevor Paglen Today’s ART21 …
“We’ve always tried to help artists find situations to make their work, where it can retain that quality of unknowableness.” —Andrea Zittel Today’s ART21 Exclusive features High Desert Test Sites, …
Today’s ART21 Exclusive features Andrea Zittel’s Wagon Station Encampment—a collection of ”sleeping pods“ installed throughout her property in Joshua Tree, California.
“You could say that design has power because it actually touches people in a much more concrete way, but I think that art has more wiggle room and more flexibility.” …
Today’s ART21 Exclusive features Joan Jonas drawing in her Manhattan studio, and on stage at the Umeå Jazz Festival in Sweden.
Today’s ART21 Exclusive features Tania Bruguera collecting signatures as part of her project The Francis Effect.
In today’s ART21 Exclusive artist Leonardo Drew discusses the importance of travel in relationship to his artwork.
Today’s ART21 Exclusive follows artist Oliver Herring around Madison Square Park as he organizes his largest TASK Party to date.
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.
In today’s ART21 Exclusive, Kara Walker reflects on her early success and offers advice to the next generation of artists.
An in-depth look at the painting process of Eli Sudbrack, a principal member of the artist collective assume vivid astro focus.
In today’s Exclusive Eli Sudbrack and Christophe Hamaide-Pierson, principal members of the artist collective assume vivid astro focus, discuss their first paintings on canvas.
An in-depth look at the creation of Kara Walker’s monumental public project, A Subtlety or the Marvelous Sugar Baby (2014), at the Domino Sugar Factory in Brooklyn, NY.
In today’s Exclusive, filmed in 2011, photographer Catherine Opie visits her hometown of Sandusky, Ohio.
In today’s Exclusive Glenn Ligon discusses inspiring texts and cultural events, such as the writings of James Baldwin and the Million Man March.
In today’s Exclusive, artist Gabriel Orozco conducts what he calls a “Mirror Crit,” during which he presents a student’s artwork as if it is his own.
Today’s Exclusive video—the 200th episode in this Art21 series—provides viewers with an intimate look at Spanish Lessons (2013), a project by Gabriel Orozco that took place at Marian Goodman Gallery in New York.
A look back at Lynda Benglis, Ai Weiwei, Margaret Kilgallen, and other Art21 artists in this third Exclusive playlist.
In today’s Exclusive playlist—the second part of a three-part series—a conservationist, a musician, an educator, and others share their favorite Exclusive episodes.
In this first part of a three-part series, art world colleagues and friends share their favorite Exclusive episodes to date.
Exclusive> producer Ian Forster announces Art21’s 200th Exclusive episode, coming this Friday.
In today’s Exclusive, filmed in 2013, artist Janine Antoni and choreographer Stephen Petronio discuss their collaborative process.
In today’s Exclusive, filmed in 2013, Ellen Gallagher discusses the paper cutouts that she’s embedded into paintings throughout her career.
In today’s Exclusive, filmed in 2004, Fred Wilson discusses how beauty and ugliness together create meaning.
In today’s Exclusive video, filmed in 2013, Janine Antoni discusses her milagros-inspired sculptures.
In today’s Exclusive, filmed in 2013, Tim Hawkinson gives a tour of his sculpture exhibition at Pace Gallery in New York City.
In today’s Exclusive, filmed in August 2000, Bruce Nauman discusses his 1994 video Poke in the Eye/Nose/Ear.
“I really love listening to people sing and I was always jealous of that kind of talent…to open your heart and sing your soul out.” —Marina Abramović In today’s Exclusive, …
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 …
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.”
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 today’s Exclusive, filmed in 2013, artist Ellen Gallagher discusses her large-scale, collaborative installation “Osedax” (2010).
In today’s “Exclusive,” artist Rackstraw Downes discusses his interest in altered landscapes.
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.
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