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Kalup Linzy Joins the ART21/CUE Book Club

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Kalup Linzy Joins the ART21/CUE Book Club

The ART21/CUE Book Club returns on November 13, with video and performance artist Kalup Linzy guiding our conversation.

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Duck Season/Rabbit Season

Duck Season/Rabbit Season

A new poem from acclaimed writer, vocalist, and sound artist LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs.

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Inquiring Minds

What does it mean to be a responsible global citizen?

Inquiring Minds

What does it mean to be a responsible global citizen?

An eighth grade language arts class learns about personal and social responsibility through contemporary art.

Carmen Papalia. The Touchy Subject, 2013. Perceptual tour, dimensions variable. Image courtesy of Filip Wolak.

You Can Do It With Your Eyes Closed

You Can Do It With Your Eyes Closed

Artist Carmen Papalia, who is legally blind, explores issues of public access through experiential projects with diverse audiences, from museum-goers to a high school marching band.

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Together Work

Together Work

Carol Stakenas, a curator for Social Practices Art Network (SPAN), contemplates the concept of “together work,” and shares results from the SPAN Together Survey.

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Oliver Herring’s Big Art Party

Oliver Herring’s Big Art Party

Today’s ART21 Exclusive follows artist Oliver Herring around Madison Square Park as he organizes his largest TASK Party to date.

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Ragnar Kjartansson and the Pathos of Performance

Ragnar Kjartansson and the Pathos of Performance

Collaborations between artists and musicians have long blurred the line between performance and sculpture.

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Planning Social Practice: An Interview with Mary Jane Jacob

Planning Social Practice: An Interview with Mary Jane Jacob

Mary Jane Jacob, director of the School of the Art Institute’s Sullivan Galleries, offers advice to artists who want to affect social change through their work.

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Pathways to Interdependence

Pathways to Interdependence

From Omaha to New York City, artists and arts advocates are starting businesses in areas vulnerable to gentrification while preserving neighborhood cultures.

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Writer-in-Residence

Dina Kelberman’s I’m Google

Writer-in-Residence

Dina Kelberman’s I’m Google

ART21 + CUE writing fellow Stephanie Barber on the work of Baltimore-based artist Dina Kelberman.

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Flashback

Twelve Artists on Publics

Flashback

Twelve Artists on Publics

The “Publics” Issue kicks off with a roundup of videos from the ART21 archive.

Kent Twitchell. Lita Albuquerque Monument, 1984. Photo: © Robin Dunitz. Courtesy Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles.

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Freeway Flyers: The Olympic Murals

Looking at Los Angeles

Freeway Flyers: The Olympic Murals

In such a liminal arena as the freeway, what role can murals play?

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Moyra Davey: Burn the Diaries

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Moyra Davey: Burn the Diaries

Moyra Davey: Burn the Diaries, a book and exhibition, travel to the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia.

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The Future of Mesh Networks: An Interview with Dan Phiffer

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The Future of Mesh Networks: An Interview with Dan Phiffer

In his final interview for the “Future” issue, writer-in-residence Ben Valentine talks to artist Dan Phiffer about the challenges of building alternatives to the Big Internet.

Go! Push Pops, The Clitney Perennial, a collective feminist performance protest at the Whitney Museum of American Art, 2014. Courtesy of the artists, New York. © Go! Push Pops.

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The Go! Push Pops on Future Feminisms

New Kids on the Block

The Go! Push Pops on Future Feminisms

Go! Push Pops—a transnational radical queer feminist performance art collective—creates “work that visually represents a future of feminism as a form of healing.”

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The Future of Mapping: An Interview with Clement Valla

Writer-in-Residence

The Future of Mapping: An Interview with Clement Valla

Ben Valentine talks to new media artist and RISD professor Clement Valla about contemporary mapping technologies.

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Uncaged: Coco Fusco and Planet of the Apes

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Uncaged: Coco Fusco and Planet of the Apes

Artist Elia Alba talks to artist Coco Fusco about taking on the role of Dr. Zira from Planet of the Apes.

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From the series Excerpts from Silver Meadows, 1996-2013.

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Print to Pixels: The Digital Photobook

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Print to Pixels: The Digital Photobook

What is the potential of the digital photobook? Guest contributor Allie Haeusslein highlights “thought provoking” models such as Todd Hido’s forthcoming digital publication of Excerpts from Silver Meadows.

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It’s Getting Complicated

It’s Getting Complicated

Photographer Eirik Johnson recounts his travels to the northernmost point of Alaska, the Peruvian Amazon, and Oregon’s Cascade mountains.

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Love On Other Planets—A Mixtape for an Uninhabitable World

Now Playing

Love On Other Planets—A Mixtape for an Uninhabitable World

A playlist evoking space, longing, distance, and, in some cases, extraterrestrial themes.

Google. Advertisement for Google Glass Explorer, 2013. © Google.

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The Future of Social Media: An Interview with Simone C. Niquille

Writer-in-Residence

The Future of Social Media: An Interview with Simone C. Niquille

Writer-in-residence Ben Valentine continues his technology series by interviewing designer and researcher Simone C. Niquille, whose “bold style addresses important issues of our time.”

Image courtesy of Adobe Bookstore and Collective.

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Books to Read Now About the Future

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Books to Read Now About the Future

A future-focused reading list, courtesy of AdobeBooks and Arts Cooperative, a multidisciplinary hub for arts and culture in San Francisco.

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Black Futurism: The Creative Destruction and Reconstruction of Race in Contemporary Art

Black Futurism: The Creative Destruction and Reconstruction of Race in Contemporary Art

Contemporary black artists often refute conventional notions or images of blackness and replace them with altered realities.

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After the Hot Mess: Philippe Parreno at the Palais de Tokyo

After the Hot Mess: Philippe Parreno at the Palais de Tokyo

A look back at Philippe Parreno’s exhibition “Anywhere, Anywhere, Out of the World” at Palais de Tokyo.

James Bridle Drone Shadow 002, 2012. Documentation of installation. Image courtesy James Bridle. © James Bridle.

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Drones: An Interview with Ingrid Burrington

Writer-in-Residence

Drones: An Interview with Ingrid Burrington

Ben Valentine kicks off his ART21 writing residency by interviewing artist, designer, and writer Ingrid Burrington who investigates the Internet and surveillance technologies.

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The ART21/CUE Book Club Takes a Wild Ride

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The ART21/CUE Book Club Takes a Wild Ride

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

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Solar Boom: Looking at a Possible Energy Future

Solar Boom: Looking at a Possible Energy Future

What is the future of solar energy? The Center for Land Use Interpretations offers insight into six solar booming regions in the southwest.

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Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

From Mail Art to Tumblr: Making the Future ’Net Work, Part II

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

From Mail Art to Tumblr: Making the Future ’Net Work, Part II

In part two of Willa Koerner’s article on digital art, she looks at new models for collecting, highlighting three platforms that “shake up the traditional notion of the arts patron.”

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Letter from the Editor

The Future Is Now

Letter from the Editor

The Future Is Now

Guest editor Rachel Craft introduces the summer issue, “Future.”

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Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

From Mail Art to Tumblr: Making the Future ’Net Work, Part I

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

From Mail Art to Tumblr: Making the Future ’Net Work, Part I

Guest contributor Willa Köerner questions if a system where artists can earn money for networked art is at odds with the nature of the Internet itself.

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A Quiet Kind of Act

Writer-in-Residence

A Quiet Kind of Act

In her final piece for the “Value” issue, writer-in-residence Elizabeth Devlin profiles Boston-based community quilter Clara Wainwright.

Tom Sachs. "Hermés Value Meal," 1997. Cardboard, thermal adhesive; 15.35 x 7.87 x 7.87 inches.

Flashback

What is the value of art?

Flashback

What is the value of art?

In 2009, during the Great Recession, we asked, “What is the value of art?” Here’s how our writers responded.

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Alchemy of Inspiration

Accidental Activists: SuttonBeresCuller

Alchemy of Inspiration

Accidental Activists: SuttonBeresCuller

An artist collective is turning a derelict gas station in Seattle, WA into a living work of art.

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Manifesta 10: A Biennial in Question

Manifesta 10: A Biennial in Question

Russian writer Sergey Guskov reports on the controversies surrounding Manifesta 10, scheduled to open next month.

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Staff Pick

Jane Jin Kaisen’s “Reiterations of Dissent”

Staff Pick

Jane Jin Kaisen’s “Reiterations of Dissent”

Art21’s new development associate picks “a powerful reminder of the ways that the best art troubles and confronts seemingly given truths.”

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Value in the Zone

Value in the Zone

Brian Holmes and Rozalinda Borcila’s “Foreign Trade Zone: A People’s Consultancy,” on view now at threewalls, Chicago.