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Season 8 Screening Society: December 2016

Season 8 Screening Society: December 2016

Event details for 20+ December screenings of Season 8, happening throughout the U.S. and around the world as part of the Art21 Screening Society.

First graders in Shannah Burton's classroom write on the "Wonder Wall"—a collection of ideas they see Art21 artists exploring.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Why Contemporary Art? Art21 & The Value of Inspiration

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Why Contemporary Art? Art21 & The Value of Inspiration

This Giving Tuesday, four Art21 Educators share how Art21’s films and programs have opened their students’ eyes to new possibilities.

Yinka Shonibare MBE (RA). Wind Sculpture VI, 2014. Installation view: Ikeja, Lagos. Steel armature with hand painted fiberglass resin cast; 610 x 340 x 80 cm. Courtesy of British Council.

This Week in Art: 11.28-12.4

This Week in Art: 11.28-12.4

A look at this week’s art news, including a new public sculpture by Yinka Shonibare MBE (RA) in Nigeria, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Miami to London.

Students in Jack Watson’s advanced art class discuss works in the “Weird” section of the Bad Art exhibit. Courtesy of the author.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Bad Art

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Bad Art

Art21 Educator Jack Watson shares a creativity exercise that asks students to make “bad art” as a way to allow for experimentation and playful collaboration.

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

On Not Feeling Powerless: How Youth Activists and Art21 Artists Can Model Proactive Social Engagement

Teaching with Contemporary Art

On Not Feeling Powerless: How Youth Activists and Art21 Artists Can Model Proactive Social Engagement

Art21 Educator Todd Elkin discusses his students’ reactions to the 2016 presidential election, and how Art21 artists can serve as a model for constructive social engagement.

William Kentridge. Triumphs and Laments. Bridge at dusk, details of the frieze. 500 x 10 meters. Photo by Sebastiano Luciano.

“Triumphs and Laments: A Procession Across Time”—An Interview with William Kentridge

“Triumphs and Laments: A Procession Across Time”—An Interview with William Kentridge

Artist William Kentridge discusses the inspiration behind his 500-meter-long frieze along the banks of the Tiber River, “Triumphs and Laments.”

Sixth, seventh, and eighth graders participate in a TASK.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Finding Community: Art21 Educators and Contemporary Art in the Classroom

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Finding Community: Art21 Educators and Contemporary Art in the Classroom

Art21 Educator Jeannine Bardo shares how using Art21 films and resources in the classroom has expanded her teaching practice.

James Turrell's design for The Next Level extension at ARoS art museum , projected to be completed in 2020. © Schmidt Hammer Lassen and James Turrell / Beauty & the Bit. Courtesy of designboom.

This Week in Art: 11.21-11.27

This Week in Art: 11.21-11.27

A look at this week’s art news, including a new designs from James Turrell, and events and exhibitions everywhere from New York to Washington State.

Photo from Jack Watson's classroom at Durham School of the Arts, 2016. Courtesy of the author.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Unit Plan: Layering Experience

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Unit Plan: Layering Experience

Art21 Educator Jack Watson shares a unit plan that encourages students to find their own methods of exploring shared experiences and spaces.

Tiziana La Melia, The Eyelash and The Monochrome, 2016. Installation view, The Rooms, St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada.

Excerpt from “The Eyelash and the Monochrome”

Excerpt from “The Eyelash and the Monochrome”

Vancouver artist Tiziana La Melia shares an excerpt of poetry from her new book, “The Eyelash and the Monochrome,” exploring the complexities of language in the digital age.

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This Week in Art: 11.14-11.20

This Week in Art: 11.14-11.20

A look at this week’s art news, including a new book on Kara Walker, and events and exhibitions everywhere from New Zealand to Dubai.

Members of Durham School of the Arts’ gospel choir perform with the Art + Action Say Their Names altar at the Fall Arts Festival, October 2016.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Art + Action: Creating a Platform for Social Justice

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Art + Action: Creating a Platform for Social Justice

Art21 Educator Jack Watson shares his recent experience with launching a social justice collective at his high school in Durham, North Carolina.

Cheryl Pope. YELL (Varsity Patch). Hand sewn wool yarn on scrim felt; 4 x 5 ft. Photo: James Prinz Photography. Courtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery.

Center Field: Art in the Middle

Cheryl Pope and the Poetics of Yelling

Center Field: Art in the Middle

Cheryl Pope and the Poetics of Yelling

Rachel Heidenry surveys the work of Chicago artist Cheryl Pope, who employs the aesthetic of high-school athletics and collaborates with local students to address the effects of gun violence.

Mike Kelley's Memory Ware exhibition, on view at Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Gothamist.

This Week in Art: 11.7-11.13

This Week in Art: 11.7-11.13

A look at this week’s art news, including Theaster Gates’ latest projects in Chicago, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Chicago to Sydney.

Art21 Educator Jack Watson. Courtesy of Jack.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Art21 Educator Spotlight: Jack Watson

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Art21 Educator Spotlight: Jack Watson

An interview with Art21 Educator Jack Watson on how incorporating contemporary art practices in his classroom has expanded and informed his teaching.

Christina P. Day. Shift #2 (Selected Views), 2014. Architectural Framework build-in, vintage wallpaper, trim, house paint, bead board;
8.5’ x 6’ x 8’. Photo credit: Jaime Alvarez.

Writer-in-Residence

Testament to Long Loves

Writer-in-Residence

Testament to Long Loves

Writer-in-Residence Mimi Cheng uncovers the love and loss explored in Christina P. Day’s exhibition “Stills and Composites,” on view through December 16, 2016 at CUE Art Foundation.

Jorge Méndez Blake, The Art of Loving, 2009. 10 ladrillos, edición de The Art of Loving de Erich Fromm / 10 bricks, edition of Erich Fromm’s The Art of Loving, 24 x 8 x 4 cm. Courtesy of the artist.

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The Variations of its Shadows: An Interview with Jorge Méndez Blake

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The Variations of its Shadows: An Interview with Jorge Méndez Blake

Artist Jorge Méndez Blake discusses his method of translating the psychological places within books and poems into sculptures and installations.

Robert Smithson, Glue Pour, 1970. (From left), Robert Smithson, Duane Lunden and Lucy Lippard. Photo: Christos Dikeakos.

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor: Lee Plested

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor: Lee Plested

Curator Lee Plested joins Art21 Magazine as guest editor for the final 2016 issue, “Place Part II,” investigating notions of place with an emphasis on the art and artists in Vancouver and Chicago.

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Art21 New York Close Up

SCREENING 11.2.16 | Big Apple Film Festival

Art21 New York Close Up

SCREENING 11.2.16 | Big Apple Film Festival

The “New York Close Up” film “Bryan Zanisnik & Eric Winkler’s Animated Conversation” is screening in New York on Wednesday as part of this year’s Big Apple Film Festival.

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Season 8 Screening Society: November 2016

Season 8 Screening Society: November 2016

Event details for 80+ November screenings of Season 8, happening throughout the U.S. and around the world as part of the ART21 Screening Society.

Jesse Lerner. Ruins, 1999. 16mm, in Spanish and English with English and Spanish subtitles; 78 mins. Courtesy of Light Industry.

Humming Two…a Different Tune

Humming Two…a Different Tune

Author Gabriela Jauregui reflects on the similarities of the art scenes in Mexico City and Los Angeles.

Pollution got you down? "Breathe" bottled Mount Everest air, sold by performer Carolina Do in Doomocracy. Photo by Will Star Shooting Stars Pro, courtesy of Creative Time.

This Week in Art: 10.31-11.6

This Week in Art: 10.31-11.6

A look at this week’s art news, including the final week of Pedro Reyes’ “Doomocracy,” and events and exhibitions everywhere from Australia to Iceland.

Ariel Herwitz & Devin Farrand, Southwest Drive, Los Angeles, 2016. Image courtesy of the author.

Looking at Los Angeles

Devin Farrand, Ariel Herwitz and the Phenomenon of Gravitation

Looking at Los Angeles

Devin Farrand, Ariel Herwitz and the Phenomenon of Gravitation

Erin Sweeny explores the lives and work of LA-based artists Devin Farrand and Ariel Herwitz, a couple investigating vastly different materials in their independent art practices.

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Art21 Artist to Artist

Change from Within: Kerry James Marshall Corrects the Canon

Art21 Artist to Artist

Change from Within: Kerry James Marshall Corrects the Canon

In this previously unpublished interview, artist Kerry James Marshall discusses his strategy for centralizing the Black figure in contemporary art.

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Staff Pick

Staff Picks: October 2016

Staff Pick

Staff Picks: October 2016

The Art21 staff shares their favorite exhibitions on view now in New York City.

Petr Pavlensky, Fixation, 2013. Performance Still (In Red Square in St. Petersburg). Image Courtesy of the artist.

Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

Fortress Inside a City

Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

Fortress Inside a City

Writer-in-Residence Anna Tome explores the work of Russian artist Petr Pavlensky whose demanding performance pieces recontextualize government spaces by mimicking the violence of the state.

Sria Chatterjee. On Leaving, 2016. Manuscript, second page (includes photos of a page from Luigi Serafini's Codex Serafinianus). Courtesy of the artist.

Open Access: A Conversation with Sria Chatterjee and Hanna Husberg

Open Access: A Conversation with Sria Chatterjee and Hanna Husberg

After meeting at the “Anthropocene Campus” in April, poet and scholar Sria Chatterjee and visual artist Hanna Husberg discuss their plans for collaboration, blending research and art to reorient our understanding of climate change.

Mark Bradford's logo for the new ICA LA. (ICA LA). Image via the Los Angeles Times.

This Week in Art: 10.24-10.30

This Week in Art: 10.24-10.30

A look at this week’s art news, including Mark Bradford’s new logo for the ICA LA, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Paris to Los Angeles.

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The Implication of the Barragán Archive: An Interview with Daniel Garza-Usabiaga, Part II

The Implication of the Barragán Archive: An Interview with Daniel Garza-Usabiaga, Part II

Scholar and curator Daniel Garza-Usabiaga continues his discussion of archival practice in Mexico City, examining the implications of Jill Magid’s “The Proposal” that have remained beyond the scope of public discussion.

Delphine (1999) by Diana Thater installed at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. 
Production still from the series ART21 Exclusive. © ART21, Inc. 2016. Cinematography: Scott Anger.

Art21 Exclusive

Diana Thater’s Animal Activism

Art21 Exclusive

Diana Thater’s Animal Activism

In a new ART21 “Exclusive” episode, Diana Thater discusses her interest in improving the lives of both humans and animals through art and activism.

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Performance Playground: Whoop Dee Doo at the ART21 Educators Institute

Performance Playground: Whoop Dee Doo at the ART21 Educators Institute

ART21 Summer Intern May Cohan shares her experience with Whoop Dee Doo and the artist duo’s workshop/performance at the ART21 Educators’ Institute.

Production still from the Mexico City hour of Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

Mexico City’s Artsphere

Mexico City’s Artsphere

Claudia Arozqueta outlines the cultural landscape of Mexico City, carefully framing it within crucial societal contexts.

Mount Rushmore, 2015. Photo: D. G. Brosky.

Mount Rushmore: An Early Placemaking Abomination

Mount Rushmore: An Early Placemaking Abomination

Writers J. L. S. Brosky and D. G. Brosky offer a critique of creative placemaking and one of the U.S.’s earliest examples, Mount Rushmore.

A group of people participate in an artistic intervention lead by the Colombian artist Doris Salcedo in Bogotá on Tuesday. Photograph: Leonardo Muñoz/EPA. Courtesy of the Guardian.

This Week in Art: 10.17-10.23

This Week in Art: 10.17-10.23

A look at this week’s art news, including Doris Saledeco’s installation in Bogotá, and events and exhibitions everywhere from London to D.C.

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The Implication of the Barragán Archive: An Interview with Daniel Garza-Usabiaga, Part I

The Implication of the Barragán Archive: An Interview with Daniel Garza-Usabiaga, Part I

Scholar and curator Daniel Garza-Usabiaga discusses archival practice in Mexico City, and the complexities of demanding the repatriation of an archive that was legally sold.

Natalia Almada with sound designer Alejandro De Icaza in Mexico City, Mexico, 2016. Production still from ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Cinematography: Hatuey Viveros. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

Filmmaking and Todo lo demás: An Interview with Natalia Almada

Filmmaking and Todo lo demás: An Interview with Natalia Almada

Season 8 artist Natalia Almada discusses filmmaking as a woman in Mexico and her latest project “Todo lo demás,” with “Mexico City” director Deborah Dickson in a new interview.