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Art21 Educators 2011-2012: Christopher Tourre and Derek De Haan

Art21 Educators 2011-2012: Christopher Tourre and Derek De Haan

This week is the final installment of Art21 Educators introductions, featuring the eighth pair of extraordinary educators chosen to participate in the third year of the program. It’s hard to …

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Art21 Educators 2011-2012: Karen Melvin and Sue Carris

Art21 Educators 2011-2012: Karen Melvin and Sue Carris

Last week we featured Samantha Melvin and Kim Timmons from Burnet, Texas. This week, in the seventh installment of Art21 Educators introductions, allow us to introduce Karen Melvin and Sue …

Anthony McCall, "Long Film for Ambient Light," 1975

Questionnaire for Ed Halter

Questionnaire for Ed Halter

Founded in 2008, Light Industry, which is run by Ed Halter and Thomas Beard, is already thought by many to be one of the premiere venues for cinema and new …

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Art21 Educators 2011-2012: Samantha Melvin and Kim Timmons

Art21 Educators 2011-2012: Samantha Melvin and Kim Timmons

This week is the sixth installment of Art21 Educators introductions, featuring each of the eight pairs of educators who were chosen to participate in the third year of the program. …

“New York Close Up” Film Premiere: Shana Moulton and Kalup Linzy

“New York Close Up” Film Premiere: Shana Moulton and Kalup Linzy

It’s a momentous Monday here at Art21. Following Maren Miller’s thoughtful introduction of our newest documentary series, New York Close Up, last week, we are thrilled to present you with …

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Open Enrollment | Holding Back the Tears

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | Holding Back the Tears

I’ve never been able to get past the touchy-feely over-share of the title of James Elkins’s 2001 book Pictures and Tears: A History of People Who Have Cried in Front …

Miriam Simun, The Lady Cheese Shop, 2011.

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Gastro-Vision | Out of the Mouths of Babes

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision | Out of the Mouths of Babes

Miriam Simun’s The Lady Cheese Shop, installed at Michael Mut Gallery in New York for four days between April and May, served up three different types of cheese at its opening …

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching with Contemporary Art: The First Three Years

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching with Contemporary Art: The First Three Years

This week Teaching with Contemporary Art here on the blog turns 3. Frankly, I can’t believe that I’ve been writing this column for three years. At the same time, it …

Laurie Simmons, "Woman/ Red Couch/ Newspaper", 1978  courtesy the artist and Sperone Westwater Gallery

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Catching Up

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Catching Up

This week I’d like to share a quick update on some recent Art21 Education news and highlights …. First of all, we are all set to announce our new group …

Mark Dion gets set to give the keynote at the NAEA annual conference in Seattle. Over 3,000 people were in attendance!

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Wrapping Up Art21 at NAEA 2011

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Wrapping Up Art21 at NAEA 2011

It was suggested that perhaps the TWCA column could provide a a wrap-up of the National Art Education Association’s annual conference in pictures this year, and while I would like …

Roy McMakin's "Love and Loss" at Olympic Sculpture Park. Image: pamdora.com

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Lots of Questions and Lots of Coffee: NAEA 2011

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Lots of Questions and Lots of Coffee: NAEA 2011

As I mentioned last week, Art21’s Education and Public Programs team recently took to Seattle for the National Art Education Association’s annual conference. Over 3,000 educators from across the country …

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Open Enrollment | What up, Internet? Saxophonist Throws Mad Wrenches in Capitalism’s Machinations

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Open Enrollment | What up, Internet? Saxophonist Throws Mad Wrenches in Capitalism’s Machinations

I’m happy to report that I’m alive. I made it through my first conference presentation as part of The Now Museum Graduate Student Symposium last Sunday at the New Museum. …

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See You in Seattle

Teaching with Contemporary Art

See You in Seattle

The Art21 Education and Public Programs team is flying to Seattle this Thursday for the annual National Art Education Association conference March 17-20. We will be bringing season 4 artist …

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Gastro-Vision: How Do You Like These Apples?

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision: How Do You Like These Apples?

Any mention of The Boston Tea Party today is likely to evoke thoughts of the current political movement, Glenn Beck, and Sarah Palin. That might soon change with the urban …

José Muñoz

José Muñoz in Chicago

José Muñoz in Chicago

I write with the animating glow of philosophical idealism, and I articulate my thought through descriptions of performances of queer aesthetics practiced in everyday life, literature and art. — José …

Martha Rosler, Semiotics of the Kitchen, 1975. Video.

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Gastro-Vision: Martha Rosler’s Kitchen Mise-en-Scène

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision: Martha Rosler’s Kitchen Mise-en-Scène

In 2003, the Whitechapel Gallery in London invited Martha Rosler to recreate her classic video Semiotics of the Kitchen (1975) as a live performance. She accepted the invitation by holding …

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Gastro-Vision: The Best in Food-Art 2010

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision: The Best in Food-Art 2010

From cotton candy rooms to painterly cakes, meaty dresses to pork rind sculpture, pickle portraiture to animated toast, this year was chock-full of good “food-art” — food inspired by art …

M2A™ Diagram. Courtesy of the artist.

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Gastro-Vision: Food and Technology in an Art Lab

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision: Food and Technology in an Art Lab

Last month, Eyebeam Art + Technology Center in New York turned their main exhibition space into X-Lab, a “living” work space where the public can interact with Eyebeam’s fellows and …

M.A. Peers, Valentina. 1996 Oil on found sofa upholstery fabric (vinyl), foam stuffing 123 x 74 inches. Image via Rosamund Felsen Gallery.

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Looking at Los Angeles: Whippet Good! M.A. Peers at the Pomona College Museum of Art

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles: Whippet Good! M.A. Peers at the Pomona College Museum of Art

During last week’s panel discussion in conjunction with M.A. Peers‘s exhibition at the Pomona College Museum of Art, Peers recalled a pivotal moment during her graduate studies.  Painter Linda Day told her …

IFPDA Print Fair. Photography by Andrew Sciaulino

NY Print Fair 2010

NY Print Fair 2010

An air of refinement hung fairly heavily throughout the old Armory building this weekend with a weighty reminder of the long history of printmaking at the IFPDA Print Fair. Many …

William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible

Tune In: “William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible” Premieres on PBS This Week

Tune In: “William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible” Premieres on PBS This Week

Warm up your televisions and set your DVRs: Art21′s latest film, William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible, premieres on PBS this week. The national broadcast premiere is scheduled for October 21 …

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Recap: Creative Time Summit, Saturday October 9th, 2010

Recap: Creative Time Summit, Saturday October 9th, 2010

This past Saturday, I attended the Creative Time Summit at The Cooper Union in NYC, and I’m glad I did. Whatever one may say about Creative Time’s role in the …

Mika Taanila, "Twilight," video installation, 2010. Courtesy the artist and Galleria Heino.

Techno-Trash: Mika Taanila and Pixelache

Techno-Trash: Mika Taanila and Pixelache

One of the best exhibitions I saw in Helsinki this summer was at Galleria Heino, a small space on the hip street Uudenmaankatu. On the recommendation of an artist friend, …

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Open Enrollment: Stories About Stories About Pictures

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment: Stories About Stories About Pictures

I tried to write this blog post in the form of a story. The approach would have fit the topic: an upcoming conference at the Clark Art Institute on the …

Barry McGee. Houston Street (NYC), 2010.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup: Barry McGee tags Houston Street in NYC,  Bruce Nauman and Richard Serra contextualize and collaborate, Robert Adams comes to Vancouver, Roni Horn channels Emily Dickinson, and more. …

Sharon Core, Early American, Still Life with Vegetables, 200?

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Gastro-Vision: Eating Your Vegetables Is a Luxury

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision: Eating Your Vegetables Is a Luxury

Gastro-Vision launched last August with a two-part post about the trend in urban farming. Interest in sustainable and local food practices continues to spread among creative types and appears to …

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Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: Summertime

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: Summertime

… and put your car on cruise and lay back cause this is summertime — Will Smith Berlin summers never fail to deliver their own magical moments, the kind that …

Interior shot from our visit to Ursula von Rydingsvard's studio

Teaching with Contemporary Art

The Wheels Are Rolling

Teaching with Contemporary Art

The Wheels Are Rolling

From July 7th through July 14th Art21 hosted our second annual summer institute, Art21 Educators. Art21 Educators is an intensive, year-long professional development initiative designed to cultivate and support K-12 …

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No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

Contemporary Art: Who Cares? A Discussion with Karen te Brake-Baldock

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

Contemporary Art: Who Cares? A Discussion with Karen te Brake-Baldock

IMA Art Conservator Richard McCoy talks to INCCA Central Coordinator Karen te Brake-Baldock about the recent international symposium Contemporary Art: Who Cares? Research and Practices in Contemporary Art Conservation.

Oliver Herring, "Chris After Hours of Spitting Food Dye Outdoors", 2004   Courtesy Max Protetch Gallery

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Dear Oliver

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Dear Oliver

You know what I like about Oliver Herring? Pretty much everything. Oliver was generous enough to join us for the 2nd year in a row to jump-start the Art21 Educators …

Jessica Stockholder, "Photo Cut Up" 2005  Courtesy the artist and Dieu Donné Papermill

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Shake It Up

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Shake It Up

For about ten summers now I have enjoyed teaching and traveling in some capacity. It’s become increasingly important over the past decade to broaden my own experience as an artist-educator, …

The Present Perfect at Art21

The Present Perfect: Tune In TONIGHT on PBS.org at 8 p.m. EST

The Present Perfect: Tune In TONIGHT on PBS.org at 8 p.m. EST

Tune in on PBS.org Look out, Internet: The Present Perfect is here! We’re coming at you live from the 92YTribeca in New York City tonight, starting promptly at 8:00 p.m. …

Filming at the Brooklyn Museum, NY, June 19, 2010. Photo by Katie Payne.

The Present Perfect Participation: Last Call and Weekend Roundup

The Present Perfect Participation: Last Call and Weekend Roundup

Filming at the Brooklyn Museum, NY, June 19, 2010. Photo by Katherine Payne. Today is your final chance to participate in advance of Wednesday’s live event, The Present Perfect with …

Get Interactive with Art21 at the Brooklyn Museum

Get Interactive with Art21 at the Brooklyn Museum

Want to participate in one of these: …but finding it difficult to get enough people together? Let Art21 help you out! Join us this Saturday, June 19, in front of …

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On Location: Inside Art Documentary Production

Live Jitters, Mendocino Film Festival, and Real Art

On Location: Inside Art Documentary Production

Live Jitters, Mendocino Film Festival, and Real Art

Howdy y’all.  First a little news from Art21 production HQ.  After a successful shoot in London (expect an Exclusive on Season 5 artist Yinka Shonibare’s just-unveiled Nelson’s Ship in a …

Scenery by Santiago Calatrava from Melissa Barak's Call Me Ben, (C) Paul Kolnik

Looking at Contemporary Dance

Looking at Contemporary Dance

As an art form, dance is a mixture of the visual and the auditory. While we watch dancers perform aesthetic pieces onstage, we hear music meant to enhance the experience. …