In 2009, during the Great Recession, we asked, “What is the value of art?” Here’s how our writers responded.
A roundup of Art21 videos featuring artists describing their own perceptions of the value of their work.
In a new previously unpublished interview Florian Maier-Aichen discusses his beginnings as an artist, the evolution of his hybrid practice, and more.
Jeff Koons speaks about his relationship with art, his exhibition at the Château de Versailles, and misrepresentations of his work.
Yinka Shonibare MBE talks about his collaborative process, his vision for an artist’s residency and community, and the meaning of failure.
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.
Artist Allan McCollum reflects on early influences, from his famous uncle Jon Gnagy to post-war mass production and science fiction films.
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