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Exclusive | Judy Pfaff: Making & Feeling

Exclusive | Judy Pfaff: Making & Feeling

Our latest Exclusive video is now live! “Judy Pfaff: Making & Feeling” features the artist discussing her emotional and creative journey while looking back on past installations.

Production still from the Exclusive video "assume vivid astro focus: Masks."

Exclusive | assume vivid astro focus: Masks

Exclusive | assume vivid astro focus: Masks

In our latest Exclusive video, Eli Sudbrack of assume vivid astro focus discusses the motivations behind the collective’s use of masks during public events and installations.

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Exclusive | Glenn Ligon: Installing “Warm Broad Glow II”

Exclusive | Glenn Ligon: Installing “Warm Broad Glow II”

Art21’s latest Exclusive video is now live! Watch “Glenn Ligon: Installing ‘Warm Broad Glow II'” on Art21.org.

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Exclusive | Marina Abramović: Embracing Fashion

Exclusive | Marina Abramović: Embracing Fashion

Art21’s latest Exclusive video, “Marina Abramović: Embracing Fashion” is now live!

Robert Adams, "Adams County, Colorado," 1973  Courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco and Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Ambiguity and Teaching with the Photography Robert Adams

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Ambiguity and Teaching with the Photography Robert Adams

Teaching with and sharing Robert Adams’ photography with students can allow for a broader understanding of what makes a great picture.

Production still from Exclusive, "William Kentridge: Meaning."

Exclusive | William Kentridge: Meaning

Exclusive | William Kentridge: Meaning

In our latest Exclusive video, William Kentridge discusses how the physical activities of cutting, tearing and collaging generate ideas and infuse his work with meaning.

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Exclusive | Paul McCarthy: Chaos & Debauchery

Exclusive | Paul McCarthy: Chaos & Debauchery

In Art21’s latest Exclusive video, two of Paul McCarthy’s longtime assistants describe the process of sculpting, molding, and fabricating the artist’s large-scale works.

"Zygmunt," 1992. Installation at Exit Art, NY. Collaboration by Judy Pfaff and Ursula von Rydingsvard.

Exclusive | Judy Pfaff and Ursula von Rydingsvard: Zygmunt (1992)

Exclusive | Judy Pfaff and Ursula von Rydingsvard: Zygmunt (1992)

In Art21’s latest Exclusive video, Judy Pfaff and Ursula von Rydingsvard discuss what they learned from one another while collaborating on the 1992 work “Zygmunt.”

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Exclusive | Lari Pittman: Audience

Exclusive | Lari Pittman: Audience

Our latest web-only Exclusive features Lari Pittman on the role that spontaneity plays in the construction of his paintings.

"How to Blow up Two Heads at Once (Ladies)," 2006 Two-life size mannequins, two guns, Dutch wax printed cotton, shoes, and leather riding boots, dimensions variable; plinth:63 x 96 1/2 x 48 inches overall, each figure: 63 x 61 x 48 inches overall  Collection of Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA. Photo by Stephen White © Yinka Shonibare MBE; Courtesy James Cohan Gallery, New York and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London.

Yinka Shonibare MBE | “Black Artists”

Yinka Shonibare MBE | “Black Artists”

Our latest Exclusive video features Yinka Shonibare MBE on his motivation and strategies for getting his work into the art system.

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Ursula von Rydingsvard | “Becoming an Artist”

Ursula von Rydingsvard | “Becoming an Artist”

Our latest, web-only Exclusive video features Ursula von Rydingsvard discussing her family’s early struggles after WWII and its influence on her studio practice today.

Production still from the "Art in the Twenty-First Century" Season 4 episode, "Romance," 2007 Segment: Laurie Simmons © Art21, Inc. 2007.

Laurie Simmons: Actress Meryl Streep

Laurie Simmons: Actress Meryl Streep

Our latest “Exclusive” video short has just gone live! Watch photographer Laurie Simmons as she directs scenes for her 2007 film, which starred Meryl Streep.

"Trap Rock (truck load out)," 2006 Ink-jet print, 38 1/2 x 26 inches. Edition of 5. © An-My Lê, courtesy Murray Guy, New York.

An-My Lê’s “Trap Rock”

An-My Lê’s “Trap Rock”

Art21’s latest Exclusive video features previously unreleased footage of artist An-My Lê photographing a basalt quarry along the Hudson River.

Cindy Sherman: Fashion

Cindy Sherman: Fashion

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE Episode #143: Commissioned by French Vogue to create a fashion editorial featuring clothes from the Spanish design house Balenciaga, artist …

Carrie Mae Weems, "The Kitchen Table Series", 1990

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Using Art21 Video Exclusives

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Using Art21 Video Exclusives

If you follow the Art21 blog and work with Art21 materials you know full well there are plenty of opportunities to see and share a huge variety of video about …

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Paul McCarthy: “Central Symmetrical Rotation Movement”

Paul McCarthy: “Central Symmetrical Rotation Movement”

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE Episode #142: Artist Paul McCarthy discusses his interest in art as political theater and his sculptures as akin to amusement …

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Becoming an Artist

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Becoming an Artist

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE Episode #141: Filmed in his New York studio, artist Hiroshi Sugimoto recounts his student days studying Western philosophy (Hegel, Kant, …

Cao Fei. "PRD Anti-Heroes," 2006. Video still. Multi-media opera, single-channel color video with sound, 2 hours 22 minutes. Courtesy the artist and Lombard-Freid Projects, New York. © Cao Fei.

Cao Fei: “PRD Anti-Heroes”

Cao Fei: “PRD Anti-Heroes”

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE Episode #140: Artist Cao Fei discusses her multi-media theatrical work “PRD Anti-Heroes” (2005), a play performed by non-professional actors. Investigating …

Cindy Sherman: Characters

Cindy Sherman: Characters

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE Episode #139: Cindy Sherman reveals how dressing up in character began as a kind of performance and evolved into her …

Carrie Mae Weems. "Untitled," from Kitchen Table Series,1989–90. Set of 20 gelatin-silver prints, 28 1/4 x 28 1/4 inches each. © Carrie Mae Weems. Courtesy Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

Carrie Mae Weems: “The Kitchen Table Series”

Carrie Mae Weems: “The Kitchen Table Series”

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE Episode #138: Filmed in her Syracuse studio, artist Carrie Mae Weems discusses the impetus for her work “The Kitchen Table …

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Allan McCollum: “Lost Objects” & “Natural Copies”

Allan McCollum: “Lost Objects” & “Natural Copies”

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE Episode #137: Filmed in his Brooklyn studio, artist Allan McCollum discusses two projects utilizing dinosaur fossils—”Lost Objects” (begun 1991) and …

An-My Lê: “29 Palms”

An-My Lê: “29 Palms”

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE Episode #136: “I just wanted to approach the idea of war in a more complicated and more challenging way” says …

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Cabinet of Curiosities

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Cabinet of Curiosities

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE Episode #135: Filmed in his New York studio, artist Hiroshi Sugimoto gives a tour of his private cabinet of curiosities …

William Kentridge: “The Magic Flute”

William Kentridge: “The Magic Flute”

Krzysztof Wodiczko: Designer Adam Whiton

Krzysztof Wodiczko: Designer Adam Whiton

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE Episode #133: Filmed at the Interrogative Design Group offices at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, designer Adam Whiton discusses his work …

Paul McCarthy: Art & Entertainment

Paul McCarthy: Art & Entertainment

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE Episode #132: Filmed in his Los Angeles studio alongside his son and frequent collaborator Damon McCarthy, artist Paul McCarthy reflects …

Beryl Korot: “Text and Commentary”

Beryl Korot: “Text and Commentary”

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: ITUNES | YOUTUBE | BLIP.TV | ARTBABBLE Episode #131: Featuring excerpts from her groundbreaking video installation Text and Commentary (1977), artist Beryl Korot discusses how information has …

Beryl Korot: “Babel: the 7 minute scroll”

Beryl Korot: “Babel: the 7 minute scroll”

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: ITUNES | YOUTUBE | BLIP.TV | ARTBABBLE Episode #130: Beryl Korot discusses a recent work — Babel: the 7 minute scroll (2007) — which takes the form …

Allan McCollum. "Over Ten Thousand Individual Works," 1987–88. Enamel on cast Hydrocal, 2 inches in diameter each, with variable lengths, each unique. Photo by Fred Scruton. © Allan McCollum. Courtesy the artist.

Allan McCollum: “Over Ten Thousand Individual Works”

Allan McCollum: “Over Ten Thousand Individual Works”

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE Episode #129: Filmed in his Brooklyn studio, Allan McCollum reveals the process and logic behind the project Over Ten Thousand …

Paul McCarthy: “Black & White Tapes”

Paul McCarthy: “Black & White Tapes”

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE Episode #128: Interviewed in his Los Angeles studio, Paul McCarthy discusses the genesis of his Black and White Tapes (1970–75), …

William Kentridge: Collaboration

William Kentridge: Collaboration

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE In celebration of Art21’s new feature film William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible — which premiered nationally on October 21, 2010 …

William Kentridge: Studio Manager Anne McIlleron

William Kentridge: Studio Manager Anne McIlleron

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE In celebration of Art21’s new feature film William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible — which premiered nationally on October 21, 2010 …

William Kentridge: “The Nose” Opera Curtain

William Kentridge: “The Nose” Opera Curtain

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE IT’S OPENING NIGHT! In celebration of Art21’s forthcoming feature film William Kentridge: Anything is Possible — premiering tonight, October 21, …

William Kentridge: Weaver Marguerite Stephens

William Kentridge: Weaver Marguerite Stephens

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE In celebration of Art21’s forthcoming feature film William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible — premiering October 21, 2010 at 10:00 p.m. …

William Kentridge: Composer Philip Miller

William Kentridge: Composer Philip Miller

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE In celebration of Art21’s forthcoming feature film William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible — premiering October 21, 2010 at 10:00 p.m. …

William Kentridge: Peter Gelb, The Metropolitan Opera

William Kentridge: Peter Gelb, The Metropolitan Opera

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE In celebration of Art21’s forthcoming feature film William Kentridge: Anything is Possible — premiering October 21, 2010 at 10:00 p.m. …