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Member of European Parliament for Italy, Licia Ronzulli, voting with her 3-year-old daughter, Vittoria. Image courtesy of World News.

Out of Sight, Out of Mind? Notes on What We Hide at Work

Out of Sight, Out of Mind? Notes on What We Hide at Work

MoMA curator Michelle Millar Fisher discusses the double-life forced on professionals pressured to appear wholly dedicated to the job.

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This Week in Art: 6.27-7.3

This Week in Art: 6.27-7.3

A look at this week’s art news, including Matthew Barney’s impact on Kanye West, and events and exhibitions from New York to London.

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At Disjecta Contemporary Art Center in Portland, Oregon, the work rests in a corner and bends with viewer movement.

Artist Introspectives

Tension To Complete

Artist Introspectives

Tension To Complete

Portland artist Damien Gilley discusses movement & perception in his installations, designed around a single viewpoint where the work completes itself.

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ART21 Educators Year 6: Meet Elizabeth, Joseph, Margaret, and Erica

ART21 Educators Year 6: Meet Elizabeth, Joseph, Margaret, and Erica

Introducing four of the newest ART21 Educators: Elizabeth Williams, Joseph Eduardo Iacona, Margaret Segalla, & Erica Richard, who together teach 1,000+ students each year.

Jean-Michel Basquiat. Le Jour ni l’Heure, detail, 1988. Courtesy of Renaud Camus.

Latino/a Art: Race and the Illusion of Equality

Latino/a Art: Race and the Illusion of Equality

Scholar Arlene Davila uncovers an ugly truth in the art world and society at large: diversity is not the same as the lack of racism.

Jenny Holzer's Art Car for BMW: PROTECT ME FROM WHAT I WANT, 1999.

This Week in Art: 6.20-6.26

This Week in Art: 6.20-6.26

A look at this week’s art news, including the latest round of Art Car commissions, and events and exhibitions everywhere from St. Petersburg to Paris.

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Long Exposure: Inside ART21 Films

Get the Inside Scoop on ART21 Films with “Long Exposure”

Long Exposure: Inside ART21 Films

Get the Inside Scoop on ART21 Films with “Long Exposure”

Announcing a new column that goes in-depth with ART21 artists, and takes you behind-the-scenes of ART21 films .

Randa Mirza. The year of the elephant, 2014. Selection from the series, El-Zohra was not born in a day. Diorama with mixed media, 105cm x 70cm x 75 cm. Courtesy Randa Mirza. © Randa Mirza.

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Randa Mirza’s Burning Sky

New Kids on the Block

Randa Mirza’s Burning Sky

In Lebanese artist Randa Mirza’s series “El-Zohra Was Not Born in a Day,” delicate dioramas speak quiet truths about ancient Arabian stories.

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ART21 Educators Year 6: Meet Ann, Daniela, Nick, and Amber

ART21 Educators Year 6: Meet Ann, Daniela, Nick, and Amber

Introducing four of the newest ART21 Educators: Ann Schwab, Daniela Cadena, Nick Kozak, and Amber Arnold, who teach kindergarten through college across the U.S. and Mexico.

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Copy That!

Artist Rights and the Many Shapes of Censorship

Copy That!

Artist Rights and the Many Shapes of Censorship

Artist Joy Garnett recounts her personal experience with copyright law, and shares valuable resources for artists looking to protect their own work.

Alfredo Jaar. A Logo for America, 1987. Photograph: Solomon R Guggenheim, New York. Courtesy of the Guardian.

This Week in Art: 6.13-6.19

This Week in Art: 6.13-6.19

A look at this week’s art news, including Carrie Mae Weems’ “Grace Notes,” and events and exhibitions everywhere from Los Angeles to London.

Detail of Big Bling (2016) in Madison Square Park in New York City. 
Production still from the series ART21 Exclusive. © ART21, Inc. 2016. Cinematography: Ian Forster.

ART21 Exclusive

The Making of Martin Puryear’s “Big Bling”

ART21 Exclusive

The Making of Martin Puryear’s “Big Bling”

Today’s ART21 “Exclusive” follows Martin Puryear’s monumental public sculpture “Big Bling” as it’s created and installed in Madison Square Park.

Installation view of the Colonial Neighbors Archive. Photo: Eva Leclair.

Storm the Museum: Colonial Neighbors and Imperialist Spaces        

Storm the Museum: Colonial Neighbors and Imperialist Spaces        

Ali Fitzgerald investigates artist projects that uncover the inherent biases of institutions—especially when reckoning with a history of colonization.

Artist Lucas Blalock in his Greenpoint studio, Brooklyn, NY, 2015. Production stills from the ART21 New York Close Up film, Lucas Blalock’s Digital Toolkit. © ART21, Inc. 2015.

SCREENING 6.11.16 | Art of Brooklyn Film Festival

SCREENING 6.11.16 | Art of Brooklyn Film Festival

The “New York Close Up” film “Lucas Blalock’s Digital Toolkit” is screening in Brooklyn Heights this Saturday as part of the 2016 Art of Brooklyn Film Festival.

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Life Among Other Men: An Interview with Black Deutschland ’s Darryl Pinckney

Booked

Life Among Other Men: An Interview with Black Deutschland ’s Darryl Pinckney

In this extended interview, author Darryl Pinckney discusses characters caught between conflicting identities and locales in his latest novel “Black Deutschland.”

The twelve teachers selected for ART21 Educators, Year 6.

Announcing this Year’s ART21 Educators

Announcing this Year’s ART21 Educators

Announcing the sixth year of ART21 Educators! Meet twelve teachers throughout North America who are amping up their curriculums with ART21 films and contemporary art.

Iké Udé. "VIBE," Cover Girl series, 1994. Courtesy of the artist,

Artist Introspectives

It Is, It Isn’t

Artist Introspectives

It Is, It Isn’t

In this personal essay, artist Iké Udé discusses the development of illusion in his work from the 1990s to today.

Gabriel Orozco's watercolors on view in Hong Kong. Left: Suisai I, 2016. Right: Suisai III, 2016. Image courtesy of Wallpaper.

This Week in Art: 6.6-6.12

This Week in Art: 6.6-6.12

A look at this week’s art news, including recent awards won by ART21 artists, and events and exhibitions everywhere from New Haven to Hong Kong.

Production still from the ART21 New York Close Up film, Bryan Zanisnik & Eric Winkler's Animated Conversation. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

ART21 New York Close Up

Bryan Zanisnik & Eric Winkler’s Animated Conversation

ART21 New York Close Up

Bryan Zanisnik & Eric Winkler’s Animated Conversation

Stories from Bryan Zanisnik’s life as an artist are transformed into animated comics by his friend Eric Winkler in a special new film from the ART21 “New York Close Up” series.

Photo courtesy of the author on Instagram.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

#ArtSelfies

Teaching with Contemporary Art

#ArtSelfies

In this creativity exercise, ART21 Educator Shannah Burton teaches students that an #artselfie is worth more than its number of likes.

Erin Dunn. Oceanic Dancer, 2016. Still, HD Video. Courtesy of CUE Art Foundation, New York. © Erin Dunn.

Writer-in-Residence

Erin Dunn: Animating the Pine Barrens

Writer-in-Residence

Erin Dunn: Animating the Pine Barrens

In this essay, ART21/CUE Writer-in-Residence Rachel Heidenry explores the process and motivations behind the exhibition “Erin Dunn: Oceanic Dancer.”

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This Week in Art: 5.30-6.5

This Week in Art: 5.30-6.5

A look at this week’s art news, including our announcement of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8, and events and exhibitions everywhere from New York to Norway.

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ART21 Announces New Season of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” this September on PBS

ART21 Announces New Season of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” this September on PBS

Announcing the host and artists featured in the upcoming season of ART21’s PBS series “Art in the Twenty-First Century.”

Dave Kennedy. Studio view of A view to a passageway (working). Photo copies, green tube, wood block, & plastic mounted to Tyvek, 93 x 74 x 6 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

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Remapping the City: An Interview with Dave Kennedy

Inside the Artist's Studio

Remapping the City: An Interview with Dave Kennedy

Seattle artist Dave Kennedy shares the motivations behind his photographic collages that investigate perceptions of urban spaces.

Yinka Shonibare MBE. RA Family Album, 2016. Photo: Artlyst.

This Week in Art: 5.23-5.29

This Week in Art: 5.23-5.29

A look at this week’s art news, including William Kentridge speaking out against Europe’s refugee policies, and events and exhibitions everywhere from San Francisco to D.C.

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Museums: A Critical Exploration

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Museums: A Critical Exploration

In this creativity exercise, ART21 Educator Shannah Burton engages students in institutional critique on a trip to the Saint Louis Art Museum.

Mind Map in progress. Photo courtesy of the author.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Mind Maps

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Mind Maps

In this creativity exercise, ART21 Educator Shannah Burton engages students in creating artworks that build mental links between ideas.

Albert Bierstadt, Among the Sierra Nevada, California, 1868. Oil on canvas. Smithsonian American Art Museum.

The Myth of Wilderness

The Myth of Wilderness

How wild is the wilderness? Rachel Gagnon investigates how our experiences in nature are interpreted by artists and mediated by government agencies.

The CLICK@MoMA trailer, created by MoMA teen artists and Mary Mattingly. Photo: Kaitlyn Stubbs.

This Week in Art: 5.9-5.15

This Week in Art: 5.9-5.15

A look at this week’s art news, including Mary Mattingly’s collaboration with MoMA teens and a special ART21 screening happening tomorrow night at Cooper Union.

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

ART21 Educator Spotlight: Shannah Burton

Teaching with Contemporary Art

ART21 Educator Spotlight: Shannah Burton

An interview with ART21 Educator Shannah Burton, on how the integration of ART21 materials in her classroom has expanded and informed her teaching practice.

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From Zoetrope to GIF and Back

From Zoetrope to GIF and Back

ART21/CUE Writer-in-Residence Rachel Heidenry explores the zoetrope, a historical predecessor to GIFs.

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Couch, cement, 32 1/2 × 88 1/2 × 33 1/2 in.Courtesy the artist and Maccarone, New York/Los Angeles. On view at the Studio Museum.

On View Now

Rodney McMillian’s Sobering, Irreverent Take on Race in America

On View Now

Rodney McMillian’s Sobering, Irreverent Take on Race in America

ART21 Magazine’s latest contributor reviews two concurrent exhibitions of work by Rodney McMillian on view in New York City.

Left: Yinka Shonibare MBE. How to Blow up Two Heads at Once (Ladies), 2006. Right: Beyoncé in Lemonade (Digital booklet).

This Week in Art: 5.2-5.8

This Week in Art: 5.2-5.8

A look at this week’s art news, including Yinka Shonibare MBE’s influence on “Lemonade,” and exhibitions on view everywhere from Memphis to Montreal.

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Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor, Jorge Daniel Veneciano

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor, Jorge Daniel Veneciano

Guest editor and director of El Museo del Barrio introduces the theme of our new issue, “Illusion,” through his current exhibition “The Illusive Eye.”

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Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Alter Ego: TRISTAN on Finding Himself Online

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Alter Ego: TRISTAN on Finding Himself Online

In a partnership with multimedia publishing platform NewHive, ART21 Magazine features digital artist TRISTAN, the winner of our #NewRenewal open call.

Small Art School, Siem Reap, Cambodia, 2016. Courtesy Ben Valentine. © Ben Valentine.

Looking Beyond the Western Art World

Looking Beyond the Western Art World

Ben Valentine writes from Cambodia to share his misgivings with the New York art and Silicon Valley tech worlds, emphasizing that a focus on creativity, not art, allows for a true appreciation and understanding of all cultures.