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Liz Magic Laser. "The Thought Leader (installation view)," 2015. Single-channel video, running time: 8 min. Featuring actor Alex Ammerman. Courtesy the artist and Various Small Fires.

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Weekly Roundup

The U.S. State Department’s Art in Embassies program selects a new class of Medal of Arts recipients, Liz Magic Laser creates a fictional TED talk, and work by ART21-featured artists included in exhibitions throughout the world in this week’s roundup.

David Oyeloqo as Martin Luther King in Ava DuVernay's Selma.

The Walker Curates the News: 01.19.15

The Walker Curates the News: 01.19.15

“Even for the Oscars—even for the Oscars—this is a really, really lot of white people,” writes NPR’s Linda Holmes of the newest slate of nominees (dubbed the “whitest Oscars since 1998“). …

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Andrea Zittel’s Desert Designs

Andrea Zittel’s Desert Designs

“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.” …

A Paris street homage to victims of the Charlie HEbdo killings of January X, 2015. Photo:  Thierry Ehrmann, Flickr, used under Creative Commons license

The Walker Curates the News: 01.12.15

The Walker Curates the News: 01.12.15

While others at a recent New York rally chanted “Je suis Charlie,” Maus creator Art Spiegelman says he shouted, “Cartoonist lives matter!” Discussing the Charlie Hebdo tragedy and the power …

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Cindy Sherman has contributed a photograph from her Untitled Film Stills series to adorn a limited-edition porcelain tray designed exclusively for the Sundance Film Festival. Despite the fame of Sherman’s Untitled Film Stills, this …

Journalists awaited Tania Bruguera in Revolution Square Tuesday.

The Walker Curates the News: 01.05.15

The Walker Curates the News: 01.05.15

Artist Tania Bruguera was repeatedly detained by authorities in Havana last week. The Cuban national was planning a work, promoted as #YoTambienExijo (I Also Demand), in Revolution Square in which anyone could speak into an …

The Third Ghetto Biennale, Port au Prince, Haitit, 2013

The Walker Curates the News: 12.29.14

The Walker Curates the News: 12.29.14

From Haiti’s Ghetto Biennale to Minnesota’s Art Shanty Projects, a floating school in Lagos to Pittsburgh’s Conflict Kitchen, 32 global projects have been shortlisted for the 2015 International Award for …

Renzo Martens at the Walker Art Center, 2013. Photo: Gene Pittman

The Walker Curates the News: 12.22.14

The Walker Curates the News: 12.22.14

Like Klaus Kinski in Fitzcarraldo, artist Renzo Martens wants to build an “extravagant and beautiful” arts center in the jungle, and next month he’ll begin to realize his five-year plan: …

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Ai Weiwei’s commissioned project for the Vancouver Biennale (British Columbia) was recently unveiled in Harbour Green Park. F Grass is composed of 1,328 tufts of iron that form the letter F, which can only …

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Joan Jonas Lets the Ink Fly

Joan Jonas Lets the Ink Fly

Today’s ART21 Exclusive features Joan Jonas drawing in her Manhattan studio, and on stage at the Umeå Jazz Festival in Sweden.

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Weekly Roundup

Lucas Blalock photographs hot dogs, Jenny Holzer exhibits her Chinese-language LEDs, and more in this roundup of ART21-featured artists.

Cosmic Buddha, part of the Smithsonian's Smithsonian X 3D, a way to build access to collections through 3d renderings online.

The Walker Curates the News: 12.15.14

The Walker Curates the News: 12.15.14

“Is a museum a database?” As a symbolic representation of our society, “the museum has become contingent on a metabolism that is eager to mimic the logic of the database, …

Kerry James Marshall discussing the work of Yun-Fei Ji at the Prospect.3 biennial in New Orleans, Louisiana. Production still from the series ART21 Artist to Artist. © ART21, Inc. 2014. Cinematography: Ian Forster.

Kerry James Marshall at Prospect.3

Kerry James Marshall at Prospect.3

Chicago-based artist Kerry James Marshall travels to the Prospect.3 biennial in New Orleans, Louisiana and speaks with six fellow artists and one collective: Zarouhie Abdalian, William Cordova, Lonnie Holley, Yun-Fei Ji, Christopher Myers, and The Propeller Group.

Ann Hamilton. ciliary, 2010. Courtesy Ann Hamilton Studio.

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Barry McGee lends his work to Beats by Dre, Marina Abramovic shoots a new film, Shazhia Sikander contributes to The New York Times, and more in this week’s roundup of ART21-featured artists.

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The Walker Curates the News: 12.08.14

The Walker Curates the News: 12.08.14

Do #blacklivesmatter to the art world? Not when it really counts, writes an African American woman working in arts PR: “It’s not like my colleagues don’t know how to talk …

Artist Bryan Zanisnik at the Meadowlands, New Jersey, 2014. Production still from the ART21 New York Close Up film Bryan Zanisnik Goes to the Meadowlands. © ART21, Inc. 2014.

Bryan Zanisnik Goes to the Meadowlands

Bryan Zanisnik Goes to the Meadowlands

In new film from the ART21 New York Close Up series, artist Bryan Zanisnik hikes through the New Jersey Meadowlands landscape and exhibits his work “Meadowlands Picaresque” at the Brooklyn Museum.

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New aerial and landscape photographs by Florian Maier-Aichen are on view in his fifth solo exhibition at Blum & Poe (Los Angeles, CA). “Maier-Aichen returns to some of the locations he visited upon …

Photograph from James Bridle's The Nor, Part One: The Wall, 2014.

The Walker Curates the News: 12.01.14

The Walker Curates the News: 12.01.14

While trying to photograph the 1,000+ CCTV cameras in London’s congestion zone this October, James Bridle found himself under citizen’s arrest. Bridle hopes to complete his project with a Flickr …

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Tania Bruguera’s Petition to the Pope

Tania Bruguera’s Petition to the Pope

Today’s ART21 Exclusive features Tania Bruguera collecting signatures as part of her project The Francis Effect.

Paul Chan, 6th Light, 2007. Collection Walker Art Center

The Walker Curates the News: 11.24.14

The Walker Curates the News: 11.24.14

An artist who has “figured out a way to make the perils of our time accessible,” Paul Chan has won the $100,000 Hugo Boss Prize. Working in video, 2D and …

Leonardo Drew visiting the Nazca Lines in Peru. Production still from ART21 Exclusive. © ART21, Inc. 2014.  Courtesy Leonardo Drew.

Where in the World Is Leonardo Drew?

Where in the World Is Leonardo Drew?

In today’s ART21 Exclusive artist Leonardo Drew discusses the importance of travel in relationship to his artwork.

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Weekly Roundup

Daniel Gordon exhibits new still lifes, Kara Walker deconstructs her sugar sphinx, and more in this week’s roundup.

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The Walker Curates the News: 11.17.14

The Walker Curates the News: 11.17.14

Changing realities of the modern family have increased the need for a serious dialogue, as evidenced by the reactions to Gillian Wearing’s A Real Birmingham Family. Commissioned by Ikon Gallery, …

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Weekly Roundup

Jacolby Satterwhite dances in the cosmos, Carrie Mae Weems goes solo in the UK, Paul McCarthy brings chocolate to France, and more in this week’s roundup.

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The Walker Curates the News: 11.10.14

The Walker Curates the News: 11.10.14

Created as a tool to foster understanding, Pittsburgh’s Conflict Kitchen, which serves cuisine from countries with which the US is in conflict, has shut down after receiving death threats over …

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Weekly Roundup

Trevor Paglen uncovers government code names, El Anatsui manipulates newspaper printing plates, David Altmejd has a retrospective in France, and more in this week’s roundup.

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The Walker Curates the News: 11.03.14

The Walker Curates the News: 11.03.14

The Spanish Association of Christian Lawyers is calling for the ouster of Museo Reina Sofía director Manuel Borja-Villel over a show it deems “anti-Catholic.” On view through February 9, 2015, …

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Weekly Roundup

Judy Pfaff has three shows in New York, LaToya Ruby Frazier talks about her new book, Carrie Mae Weems heads to Carnegie Hall, and more in this week’s roundup of ART21-featured artists.

Hans Haacke, The Business Behind Art Knows the Art of the Koch Brothers, (detail), 2014

The Walker Curates the News: 10.27.14

The Walker Curates the News: 10.27.14

Finally embraced by museums that long considered him a pariah for his critiques of institutional power, Hans Haacke’s critical eye remains unchanged: his new exhibition at Paula Cooper includes a …

Season 7 of ART21 "Art in the Twenty-First Century"

Premiering Tonight on PBS: Season 7 of ART21 “Art in the Twenty-First Century”

Premiering Tonight on PBS: Season 7 of ART21 “Art in the Twenty-First Century”

ART21 returns to PBS tonight with a new season of the Peabody Award-winning series Art in the Twenty-First Century.

Abraham Cruzvillegas. Autoconstruccion Room, 2009. Installation view: Thomas Dane Gallery, London, United Kingdom, 2009.
Courtesy the artist and kurimanzutto, Mexico City
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Weekly Roundup

Abraham Cruzvillegas discusses architectural influences, David Brooks and Mark Dion argue species virtuosity, and more in this week’s roundup.

Steve McQueen. Photo: Gene Pittman, Walker Art Center

The Walker Curates the News: 10.20.14

The Walker Curates the News: 10.20.14

“My only commitment—my only doctrine—is to not let the dust settle,” says director/artist Steve McQueen, a sentiment that’s reinforced by his new video and sculptural works, which address racism and …

Susan Sollins, ART21 Founder & Executive Director

In Memoriam: Susan Sollins, ART21 Founder & Executive Director

In Memoriam: Susan Sollins, ART21 Founder & Executive Director

The board, staff, and community of ART21 mourn the death of ART21’s founder and executive director, Susan Sollins, and commemorate her groundbreaking achievements.

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Mariah Robertson’s Chemical Reactions

Mariah Robertson’s Chemical Reactions

In a new ART21 New York Close Up film, artist Mariah Roberston experiments with photographic chemistry in her Brooklyn darkroom, leading to a striking series of colorful cameraless abstractions.

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Season 7 Preview: Abraham Cruzvillegas

Season 7 Preview: Abraham Cruzvillegas

In this preview from ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 7, artist Abraham Cruzvillegas discusses the concept of “autoconstrucción” as an insight into his own artistic practice.

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Weekly Roundup

Matthew Ritchie investigates cinematic landscapes, Richard Tuttle exhibits textiles in London, Marina Abramović returns to New York, and more in this week’s roundup.