“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.
In her second slideshow, Art21 writer-in-residence Alinka Echeverría shares her photographs from South Sudan.
“Armory Focus: China” curator Philip Tinari discusses artists Ai Weiwei, Cao Fei, and Cai Guo-Qiang.
In a new previously unpublished interview Florian Maier-Aichen discusses his beginnings as an artist, the evolution of his hybrid practice, and more.
Columnist Jessica Lott travels to Barcelona and observes “Making Neighborhoods,” a multidisciplinary project with the city’s African immigrant population.
“I think that misinterpretation and mistranslation are essential contemporary experiences…I feel that the artist doesn’t really give answers.”
Alinka Echeverría presents never-before-seen photographs from her recent visit to South Africa.
“Word is a Virus” columnist Carol Cheh looks at two recent performance projects that involved retyping iconic works of literature on typewriters.
“Copy That!” columnist Joy Garnett considers a recent lawsuit involving the painter Sarah Morris and a group of origami artists.
Sally Frater reflects on The Black Letter, a project by “The N***** Bankzy.”
Jeff Koons speaks about his relationship with art, his exhibition at the Château de Versailles, and misrepresentations of his work.
New York–based curator, art historian, and Yale MFA Critic Sarah Lewis talks about her anticipated first book, The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery.
What happens when an art critic mistakes a sculpture for a free snack?
Yinka Shonibare MBE talks about his collaborative process, his vision for an artist’s residency and community, and the meaning of failure.
What might viral videos tell us about the current sense of failure in the art world?
Does Detroit represent a failed system or does the city defy traditional responses to notions of failure?
“In a sense, failure is a tail that’s chasing me. I’m running away from it, but it’s attached to me. It helps me project myself forward.”
For San Diego-based artist Victoria Fu “failure as strategy is a nod to the delicate beauty and also complete absurdity of making.”
A playlist featuring artists and musicians who “fail to draw within the lines,” including Yoko One, Steve Reich, and Men.
How can we help students have a healthy understanding of failure?
A visual profile of a feminist network operating mostly out of Berlin.
Writer-in-Residence Sally Frater explores Unity Foto Bank, an online project and site-specific installation in Houston, Texas.
Alicia Eler speaks with artists Phong Bui and Pinar Yoldas about their individual responses to environmental disasters.
Urban architecture is no stranger to criticism and failure. Consider the work of Le Corbusier “whose legacy of urban plans…has been mythologized and often maligned.”
How does the life of a boxer compare to the life of an artist?
In reassessing the value of failure, consider Princeton computer scientist Ed Felten’s expression “the freedom to tinker.”
What does failure mean? Art21′s Digital Content Editor introduces the sophomore issue of the Art21 Magazine.
“smARTpower asks provocative questions about what a good work of art is, what art is good for, and for whom.”
Veteran photographer Gerard H. Gaskin discusses the long road to his first book, “Legendary: Inside the House Ballroom Scene,” due out this month.
What does it take to become an artist? K-12 students respond.
A new magazine project featuring postcards from contemporary artists living or working outside of the United States.
A roundup of Exclusive films in which Art21 artists talk about becoming or being artists.
Artist Kimsooja discusses her path to becoming an artist, her earliest influences, and her “breathing room” installations.
New York Close Up artist Jacolby Satterwhite shares the top twenty-one songs playing in his studio.
Joy Garnett launches her new column by addressing copying and archival tendencies among contemporary artists.
An excerpt from Jessica Lott’s debut novel, “The Rest of Us,” a love story set in New York City’s art world.
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