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Weekly Roundup

Daniel Gordon wins the Foam Paul Huf Award, Allan McCollum’s wooden shapes go to Idaho, Maya Lin maps lost species, and more in this week’s roundup.

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Gabriel Orozco Teaches Spanish

Gabriel Orozco Teaches Spanish

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.

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“Exclusive” Curated (Part 3 of 3)

“Exclusive” Curated (Part 3 of 3)

A look back at Lynda Benglis, Ai Weiwei, Margaret Kilgallen, and other Art21 artists in this third Exclusive playlist.

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“Exclusive” Curated (Part 2 of 3)

“Exclusive” Curated (Part 2 of 3)

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.

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“Exclusive” Curated (Part 1 of 3)

“Exclusive” Curated (Part 1 of 3)

In this first part of a three-part series, art world colleagues and friends share their favorite Exclusive episodes to date.

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Exclusive: 200 Episodes Later

Exclusive: 200 Episodes Later

Exclusive> producer Ian Forster announces Art21′s 200th Exclusive episode, coming this Friday.

Barbara Kruger, Untitled (Hello/Goodbye)," 2014; digital print on vinyl; Hammer Museum  installation. Courtesy the artist and Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA.

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Weekly Roundup

Barbara Kruger and Fred Wilson appropriate and critique, Alfredo Jaar and Krzysztof Wodiczko re-frame history, John Baldessari shares some of his favorite things, and more.

Ellen Gallagher, “Ark,” 2014; gouache and plasticine on cut paper; dimensions. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth London.

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Weekly Roundup

Ellen Gallagher calls on the legacy of Sun Ra, Keltie Ferris makes imprints of her body, Kiki Smith probes the natural and spiritual worlds, and more.

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Janine Antoni and Stephen Petronio Blur Lines

Janine Antoni and Stephen Petronio Blur Lines

In today’s Exclusive, filmed in 2013, artist Janine Antoni and choreographer Stephen Petronio discuss their collaborative process.

Xu Zhen by MadeIn Company, Under Heaven 3611MQ0137, detail, 2013. Oil on canvas, aluminum; 51 1/5 × 63 × 3 9/10 in (130 × 160 × 10 cm). Courtesy the artists and Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA).

Xu Zhen & Armory Focus: China

Xu Zhen & Armory Focus: China

“Armory Focus: China” curator Philip Tinari discusses his selections for this year’s edition at the The Armory Show, including the work of artist Xu Zhen.

Cai Guo-Qiang, "Inopportune: Stage Two," detail, 2004. Tigers: paper mache, plaster, fiberglass, resin, painted hide; arrows: brass, bamboo, feathers; stage prop: styrofoam, wood, canvas, acrylic paint; dmensions variable. Installation view: MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA. Collection of the Artist. Courtesy Cai Guo-Qiang.

Reflections on Chinese Contemporary Art: Ai Weiwei, Cao Fei, and Cai Guo-Qiang

Reflections on Chinese Contemporary Art: Ai Weiwei, Cao Fei, and Cai Guo-Qiang

“Armory Focus: China” curator Philip Tinari discusses artists Ai Weiwei, Cao Fei, and Cai Guo-Qiang.

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Josephine Halvorson Gets the Conversation Going

Josephine Halvorson Gets the Conversation Going

New in New York Close Up, artist Josephine Halvorson guides an undergraduate painting class in a group critique at Cooper Union in Manhattan.

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Hubbard & Birchler film forgotten and decaying sites, Trenton Doyle Hancock takes train riders on a visual journey, Maya Lin visits Smith College, and more.

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Weekly Roundup

Laurie Simmons explores Japanese cosplay, Sarah Sze celebrates a new publication, Kerry James Marshall receives an award, and more.

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Ellen Gallagher Cuts Things Up

Ellen Gallagher Cuts Things Up

In today’s Exclusive, filmed in 2013, Ellen Gallagher discusses the paper cutouts that she’s embedded into paintings throughout her career.

Florian Maier-Aichen takes photographs in Stralsund, Germany, 2008. Production still from the Art in the Twenty-First Century"Season 5 episode, Fantasy, 2009. © Art21, Inc. 2009.

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Florian Maier-Aichen: Built-in Mistakes

Flashback

Florian Maier-Aichen: Built-in Mistakes

In a new previously unpublished interview Florian Maier-Aichen discusses his beginnings as an artist, the evolution of his hybrid practice, and more.

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Weekly Roundup

Keltie Ferris’s paintings travel to California, Josephine Halvorson depicts her Massachusetts surroundings, Ann Hamilton’s work is archived in Ohio,…

David Altmejd. "The Flux and The Puddle," 2014. Plexiglas, quartz, polystyrene, expandable foam, epoxy clay, epoxy gel, resin, synthetic hair, clothing, leather shoes, thread, mirror, plaster, acrylic paint, latex paint, metal wire, glass eyes, sequin, ceramic, synthetic flowers, synthetic branches, glue, gold, feathers, steel, coconuts, aqua resin, burlap, lighting system including fluorescent lights, Sharpie ink, wood
129 x 252 x 281 inches (327.7 x 640.1 x 713.7 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY.

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Weekly Roundup

David Altmejd’s builds a new complex, Mark Dion explores ocean debris, Jessica Stockholder speaks in Chicago, and more in this week’s roundup.

Detail of Fred Wilson’s installation "Speak of Me as I Am" at the 50th Venice Biennale, 2003. Production still from the series "Exclusive." © Art21, Inc. 2014. Courtesy the artist.

Fred Wilson Talks Beauty and Ugliness

Fred Wilson Talks Beauty and Ugliness

In today’s Exclusive, filmed in 2004, Fred Wilson discusses how beauty and ugliness together create meaning.

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Mary Mattingly’s Waterfront Development

Mary Mattingly’s Waterfront Development

New in New York Close Up, artist Mary Mattingly constructs and occupies “Triple Island” (2013), an outdoor sculpture overlooking the East River.

Mel Chin, Now You See It (screenshot)

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Weekly Roundup

Mel Chin explores lead contamination, Kara Walker examines power and race in Belfast, Hiroshi Sugimoto designs the ideal museum, and more.

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Jeff Koons: Art Changes Every Day

Flashback

Jeff Koons: Art Changes Every Day

Jeff Koons speaks about his relationship with art, his exhibition at the Château de Versailles, and misrepresentations of his work.

Yinka Shonibare MBE. "Magic Ladders (detail)," 2013. Photo by Stephen White; Courtesy James Cohan Gallery, New York/Shanghai and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London.

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Weekly Roundup

Yinka Shonibare MBE weaves together themes of history and education, James Turrell unveils never-before-seen works, Jeff Koons talks about his iconic balloon dogs, and more.

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Janine Antoni Finds Healing in Art Making

Janine Antoni Finds Healing in Art Making

In today’s Exclusive video, filmed in 2013, Janine Antoni discusses her milagros-inspired sculptures.

Carrie Mae Weems, Untitled (Man and Mirror) from Kitchen Table Series, 1990. Gelatin silver print, 27 ¼ x 27 ¼ in. Collection of Eric and Liz Lefkofsky, 115-128.2010, promised gift to The Art Institute of Chicago © Carrie Mae Weems. Photography © The Art Institute of Chicago

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Weekly Roundup

Carrie Mae Weems’s work travels to the Guggenheim, Elizabeth Murray’s prints are up at Stanford, Laurie Anderson discusses happiness, and more.

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Weekly Roundup

Marina Abramović reports on her performance institute, Richard Serra sits down with Charlie Rose, and more.

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Tim Hawkinson Keeps Art in the Family

Tim Hawkinson Keeps Art in the Family

In today’s Exclusive, filmed in 2013, Tim Hawkinson gives a tour of his sculpture exhibition at Pace Gallery in New York City.

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Dioramas (Alaskan Wolves), 1994. Private collection. © Hiroshi Sugimoto.

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Weekly Roundup

Hiroshi Sugimoto has his first retrospective in Korea, Julie Mehretu and Carrie Mae Weems are featured in Elle, and more in this week’s roundup.

Bruce Nauman in his New Mexico studio in August, 2000. Production still from the series Exclusive. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Bob Elfstrom

Bruce Nauman Slows Down Time

Bruce Nauman Slows Down Time

In today’s Exclusive, filmed in August 2000, Bruce Nauman discusses his 1994 video Poke in the Eye/Nose/Ear.

Liz Magic Laser, "Flight", production still, 2011. Courtesy of the artist.

Liz Magic Laser’s Guerrilla Theater

Liz Magic Laser’s Guerrilla Theater

New in New York Close Up, artist Liz Magic Laser directs a group of actors performing theatrical scenes in public locations throughout New York City.

Cai Guo-Qiang, “Heritage (installation view), 2013. Courtesy the artist and the Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia.

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Weekly Roundup

Cai Guo-Qiang gathers 99 wild animals, Bruce Nauman explores optical illusions, and more in this week’s roundup.

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Marina Abramović Learns to Sing

Marina Abramović Learns to Sing

“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, …

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Weekly Roundup

LaToya Ruby Frazier charters a helicopter, a building is named after John Baldessari, and more in this week’s roundup.

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Behind the Scenes with Mika Tajima

Behind the Scenes with Mika Tajima

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).

Barbara Kruger, Belief+Doubt, 2012. © Barbara Kruger. Photo: Cathy Carver

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Weekly Roundup

Barbara Kruger has a solo, Laylah Ali talks afrofuturism, several Art21 artists set their sights on Art Basel Miami Beach.

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Ursula von Rydingsvard Finds Courage in Color

Ursula von Rydingsvard Finds Courage in Color

Ursula von Rydingsvard discusses her large-scale sculpture Ona, which is permanently installed outside of Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.