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The Walker Curates the News: 08.11.14

The Walker Curates the News: 08.11.14

This week’s best in contemporary art news, courtesy of the Walker Art Center’s Web team.

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Cai Guo-Qiang mounts iPads on the backs of tortoises, Allora & Calzadilla mix music with natural history, Kiki Smith exhibits a new bronze fountain, and more.

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Season 7 Preview: Arlene Shechet

Season 7 Preview: Arlene Shechet

A look at the work and studio of artist Arlene Shechet, featured in Season 7 of ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century, premiering on PBS this fall.

Alfredo Jaar. A Logo for America, 1986. Public intervention at Times Square, New York, USA.
© Alfredo Jaar, courtesy Galerie Lelong, New York.

The Walker Curates the News: 08.04.14

The Walker Curates the News: 08.04.14

An Alfredo Jaar work returns to Times Square, AFC rounds up tributes to Harun Farocki, @TheRealHennessy inspires silkscreen paintings, …

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Season 7 Preview: Elliott Hundley

Season 7 Preview: Elliott Hundley

A sneak peek at Elliott Hundley in the ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century episode, Secrets, premiering on PBS in October.

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Cai Guo-Qiang sends art up the river in Shanghai, Doris Salcedo, Janine Antoni, and Cindy Sherman receive awards, and more in this week’s roundup.

Jim Dine. Car Crash at the Reuben Gallery, New York, 1960. Robert T. McElroy / The Getty Research Institute.

The Walker Curates the News: 7.28.14

The Walker Curates the News: 7.28.14

How do you archive a performance? The Getty Research Institute has acquired Robert McElroy’s full archive of photos of “Happenings” in New York in the ’50s and ’60s. The more …

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Kara Walker’s advice to young artists

Kara Walker’s advice to young artists

In today’s ART21 Exclusive, Kara Walker reflects on her early success and offers advice to the next generation of artists.

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The Walker Curates the News: 7.21.14

The Walker Curates the News: 7.21.14

Contemporary art news presented by the Walker Art Center’s Web team.

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Tabaimo unveils new work in Australia, Jeff Koons takes over H&M in New York, Diana Al-Hadid is coming to Ohio, and more in this week’s roundup.

Artist Marela Zacarías works on her large painted sculpture, "Red Meander" (2014), in her Bedford–Stuyvesant studio, Brooklyn, 2014. Production still from the ART21 "New York Close Up" film "Marela Zacarías Goes Big & Goes Home." © ART21, Inc. 2014.

Marela Zacarías Goes Big & Goes Home

Marela Zacarías Goes Big & Goes Home

In a new film from the ART21 New York Close Up series, artist Marela Zacarías creates a work commissioned by the Art in Embassies program for the U.S. Consulate in Monterrey, Mexico.

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Marina Abramović makes a film with Adidas, Rashid Johnson is magical in Greece, Allora & Calzadilla collect sandpaper in Detroit, and more.

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

Announcing Season 7 of ART21 “Art in the Twenty-First Century”

Announcing Season 7 of ART21 “Art in the Twenty-First Century”

Announcing a new season of ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century, premiering October 24 on PBS.

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Paul Pfeiffer remixes World Cup footage, Jenny Holzer projects Aboriginal poetry, Ai Weiwei collaborates with a Navajo artist, and more.

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107 x 86 cm / 42 1/8 x 33 7/8 in (framed)

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Lucas Blalock explores contemporary culture, Louise Bourgeois has a show in the UK, Mark Bradford talks about Caillebotte, and more in this week’s roundup.

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Eli Sudbrack Learns to Paint

Eli Sudbrack Learns to Paint

An in-depth look at the painting process of Eli Sudbrack, a principal member of the artist collective assume vivid astro focus.

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Jeff Koons’s rocking horse rises in Rockefeller Plaza, Louise Bourgeois tapestries hang in Zürich, Mark Bradford finds inspiration in the work of Gustave Caillebotte, and more.

Artist Bryan Zanisnik performs in a display case on wheels for his performance A Woman Waits For Me II (2014) at Pace University's Peter Fingesten Gallery, New York, 2014. Production still from the ART21 New York Close Up film Bryan Zanisnik Keeps It in the Family. © ART21, Inc. 2014.

Bryan Zanisnik Keeps It in the Family

Bryan Zanisnik Keeps It in the Family

In a new film from ART21 New York Close Up, artist Bryan Zanisnik discusses how he draws inspiration from his family and personal history in his artwork.

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A Logo for America, 1987
Digital color video, 10 min., 25 sec., edition 2/6; original animation commissioned by Public Art Fund for Spectacolor Sign, Times Square, New York, April 1987. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund
Courtesy the artist

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Alfredo Jaar and other Art21-featured artists exhibit at the Guggenheim, Maya Lin creates a unique speaker system, and more in this week’s roundup.

Artists Katharina Grosse (left) and Leonardo Drew (right), featured artists in the forthcoming Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 7 (2014), and participants in the ArtPrize 2014 Grand Jury. Production stills from ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 7, 2014. © ART21, Inc. 2014.

ART21 Partners with ArtPrize 2014

ART21 Partners with ArtPrize 2014

ART21 announces a new partnership with ArtPrize 2014, including a world preview of the forthcoming ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 7

Artist Louise Despont draws with a mechanical pencil and ruler to create Mediated Polarity and the Third Property (2014) on the floor of her home and studio (Fort Greene, Brooklyn, 02.14.14). Production still from the ART21 New York Close Up film Louise Despont Draws Deep. © ART21, Inc. 2014.

Louise Despont Draws Deep

Louise Despont Draws Deep

New in ART21 New York Close Up, artist Louise Despont uses architectural stencils to create intricate pencil-on-paper drawings in her home and studio in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

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The ART21/CUE Book Club Takes a Wild Ride

Booked

The ART21/CUE Book Club Takes a Wild Ride

The ART21/CUE Book Club meets again on June 26, 2014.

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Mary Mattingly rolls her personal possessions around Ontario, Laurie Anderson takes the stage at Celebrate Brooklyn!, Trenton Doyle Hancock talks cartoons and comics, and more in this week’s roundup.

Artist Abigail DeVille in her studio residency at the Studio Museum in Harlem (Harlem, Manhattan, 04.10.14). Production still from the ART21 New York Close Up film Abigail DeVille’s Flair for the Dramatic. © ART21, Inc. 2014. Cinematography by Amitabh Joshi.

Abigail DeVille’s Flair for the Dramatic

Abigail DeVille’s Flair for the Dramatic

New in ART21 New York Close Up, artist Abigail DeVille constructs the set for a premiere performance of Adrienne Kennedy’s play “She Talks to Beethoven” (1989) at the JACK arts center in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.

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assume vivid astro focus on the pleasure of painting

assume vivid astro focus on the pleasure of painting

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.

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Hiroshi Sugimoto presents never-before-seen dioramas, Marina Abramović performs for 512 hours, Cindy Sherman inspires a mobile app, and more.

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Marela Zacarias’s abstract sculptures travel to Vermont, Mark Bradford creates new work from public housing blueprints, Mike Kelley’s mobile home travels from Detroit to Los Angeles, and more in this week’s roundup.

Kara Walker (with her daughter) applies powdered sugar to a sculpture at the Domino Sugar factory, Brooklyn, NY, 2014. Production still from the series Exclusive. © Art21, Inc. 2014. Cinematographer: Ian Forster.

The Making of Kara Walker’s Sugar Sphinx

The Making of Kara Walker’s Sugar Sphinx

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.

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Kara Walker’s first public art project opens in Brooklyn, Bruce Nauman receives the Kiesler Prize, Raymond Pettibon has a new book out, and more in this week’s roundup.

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Reflecting on the National Art Education Association’s Annual Conference

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Reflecting on the National Art Education Association’s Annual Conference

Art21 Senior Education Advisor and columnist Joe Fusaro summarizes the 2014 NAEA conference.

Trenton Doyle Hancock, "Self-Portrait with Tongue," 2010. Acrylic, mixed media on paper, 16 x 13 1/2 inches. Courtesy the artist and James Cohan Gallery, New York.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Trenton Doyle Hancock has a major survey exhibition, Walton Ford exhibits new watercolors, Richard Serra receives an award, and more in this week’s roundup.

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Catherine Opie Visits Her Hometown

Catherine Opie Visits Her Hometown

In today’s Exclusive, filmed in 2011, photographer Catherine Opie visits her hometown of Sandusky, Ohio.

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CUE + Art21 Writing Fellowship

CUE + Art21 Writing Fellowship

Art21 and CUE Art Foundation, neighboring nonprofits in the Chelsea/Flatiron district of Manhattan, join forces on their programs for emerging writers.

Hiroshi Sugimoto. "The Last Supper: Acts of God" (detail), 1999/2012.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Hiroshi Sugimoto exhibits water-damaged photographs, Robert Mangold paints enclosed voids, Kara Walker dips her hands in sugar, and more in this week’s roundup.

Jacolby Satterwhite, Reifying Desire 6 (2014), installed at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 2014. Production stills from the New York Close Up film, Jacolby Satterwhite Is Going Public. © Art21, Inc. 2014. Artwork courtesy OHWOW Gallery, Los Angeles and Mallorca Landings Gallery, Spain.

Jacolby Satterwhite Is Going Public

Jacolby Satterwhite Is Going Public

New in New York Close Up, artist Jacolby Satterwhite works to finish his latest animation, “Reifying Desire 6″ (2014), in time for the 2014 Whitney Biennial.

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“New York Close Up” at the Queens Museum

“New York Close Up” at the Queens Museum

New York Close Up Co-Producer Wesley Miller to discuss the art market at the Queens Museum.