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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 …

"Fischli & Weiss How to Work Better (1991).

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.

Tania Bruguera reads from Hannah Arendt's _The Origins of Totalitarianism_, May 2015. Photo: Yo También Exijo]

The Walker Curates the News: 12.07.15

The Walker Curates the News: 12.07.15

Among Foreign Policy’s 100 Global Thinkers are 21 artists “bound by the belief that art serves a higher purpose,” including Cuban artists Tania Bruguera and María Magdalena Campos-Pons, playwright Suzan-Lori …

Kameelah Rasheed, via Facebook

The Walker Curates the News: 11.30.15

The Walker Curates the News: 11.30.15

“It was an attempt to humiliate and ostracize me.” California-born, Brooklyn-based artist Kameelah Rasheed was questioned by the FBI and ultimately removed from a Lufthansa flight to Turkey the day …

Ralph Lemon observes Okwui Okpokwasili in Scaffold Room, 2014. Photo: Gene Pittman, Walker Art Cneter

The Walker Curates the News: 11.23.15

The Walker Curates the News: 11.23.15

A year after its debut at the Walker, Ralph Lemon’s Scaffold Room sees a short run at the Kitchen this week. New elements have been added since then, but the project is …

Maya Lin, Folding the Chesapeake, 2015

The Walker Curates the News: 11.16.2015

The Walker Curates the News: 11.16.2015

For her contribution to Wonder, the inaugural exhibition of the Smithsonian’s newly renovated Renwick Gallery, Maya Lin has created a likeness of the Chesapeake Bay based on NASA satellite imagery …

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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.

The Citizen, 2015 © Tobias Zielony

The Walker Curates the News 11.09.15

The Walker Curates the News 11.09.15

“Art is not neutral.” Tania Canas, arts director of RISE (Refugees, Survivors and Ex-Detainees ), raises questions around the ethics of artists using refugees in their  projects. In this 10-point …

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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 …

Corita Kent, _[W]RON[G] WAY / Prophets of boom_, 1967, on view in Corita Kent and the Language of Pop, Harvard Art Museums.

The Walker Curates the News: 11.02.15

The Walker Curates the News: 11.02.15

“Her gift was to express these really profound things with a kind of playfulness. That was Corita. There was an irony, what we might call a ludic element in her …

Ai Weiwei with a self-portrait in Legos, via Instagram.

The Walker Curates the News 10.26.15

The Walker Curates the News 10.26.15

“Everything is awesome!” Or so goes The Lego Movie’s slogan, but Ai Weiwei is finding that’s not quite the case. In September, the Chinese artist was told that the toy …

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 …

Sam Gilliam, Carousel Merge, 1971, installed at the Walker Art Center

The Walker Curates the News: 10.19.15

The Walker Curates the News: 10.19.15

“Even when artists of color are embraced by the canon,” says artist Rashid Johnson, “there is often a strict focus on a particular moment, rather than their career as a whole.” Such …

An "unselfie" by Alec Soth, via Instagram.

The Walker Curates the News: 10.12.15

The Walker Curates the News: 10.12.15

The “unselfie,” writes the New York Times’s Sam Anderson on Alec Soth’s Instagram series of self-portraits obscured by snow, leaves, pixels, and the like, “documents and annihilates. What we most …

Abraham Cruzvillegas: The Autoconstrucción Suites, installed at the Walker Art Center, 2013

The Walker Curates the News: 10.05.15

The Walker Curates the News: 10.05.15

The title alone—Empty Lot—conjures an urban outdoorsiness, but beyond that, details of Abraham Cruzvillegas’ s installation for Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, opening October 13, remain under wraps. A request by Tate to …

Laurie Anderson with Mohammed el Guarani

The Walker Curates the News: 09.28.15

The Walker Curates the News: 09.28.15

“I think meditators are the people who will understand this best,” says Laurie Anderson of her new work. For Habeas Corpus, she’ll project live video of Mohammed el Gharani, who …