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Vanessa Brook Williams. Untitled, 2012-2014. Thread, eye screws. Installation detail. Exhibited as part of MINT Gallery’s Leap Year Fellowship in 2014. Photo by Margaret Hiden. Courtesy of the artist. © 2016.

Barely There: The Sculptures of Vanessa Brook Williams

Barely There: The Sculptures of Vanessa Brook Williams

Writer-in-Residence Maggie Davis explores the minimalist sculptures of emerging Atlanta-based artist Vanessa Brook Williams.

Natalia Almada filming in a Mexico City Metro station. Production still from ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

Season 8 Preview: Natalia Almada

Season 8 Preview: Natalia Almada

In a new Season 8 preview clip, filmmaker Natalia Almada discusses her heritage and how being both Mexican and American has contributed to her work.

Stan Douglas. Abbott & Cordova, 7 August 1971, 2008. Digital C-print mounted on Dibond aluminum; 70 x 114 ½ in. From the series Crowds and Riots, 2008. © Stan Douglas. Courtesy of the artist and David Zwirner, New York/London.

Season 8 Preview: Stan Douglas

Season 8 Preview: Stan Douglas

A look inside Stan Douglas’ segment in the “Vancouver” hour of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8, premiering on PBS this fall.

Cao Fei. RMB City: A Second Life Planning 05, 2007, digital print, 47¼ by 63 inches; at MoMA PS1.

This Week in Art: 8.22-8.28

This Week in Art: 8.22-8.28

A look at this week’s art news, including feminist art trending in Los Angeles, and events and exhibitions from Alberta to Moscow.

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Transformations and Beginnings: On ART21 Educators’ 2016 Summer Institute

Transformations and Beginnings: On ART21 Educators’ 2016 Summer Institute

Senior Education Advisor Joe Fusaro shares highlights from July’s intensive six-day ART21 Educators’ Institute.

Tanya Wischerath. Courtesy of the artist.

An Imposing Figure: Thoughts on Activism and Commodification

An Imposing Figure: Thoughts on Activism and Commodification

In this personal essay, artist Tanya Wischerath reflects on the complexities of bringing activist art to a culturally objective viewership.

Transparencies of #JeffWall's "A view from an apartment" (2004–05) on a lightbox at the artist's Vancouver studio, as featured in a preview on art21.org from #ART21's upcoming new broadcast season. Production still from ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

Season 8 Preview: Jeff Wall

Season 8 Preview: Jeff Wall

A look inside Jeff Wall’s segment in the “Vancouver” hour of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8, premiering on PBS this fall.

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Deep Focus: Inside ART21 Films

Picturing Place: An Interview with Season 8 Designer Matt Eller

Deep Focus: Inside ART21 Films

Picturing Place: An Interview with Season 8 Designer Matt Eller

Designer Matt Eller speaks with Executive Producer Eve Moros Ortega about producing the title sequences, motion design, and typography for Season 8 of “Art in the Twenty-First Century.”

Liz Magor. LightShed, 2005. Installation view at Coal Harbour, Vancouver. Production still from the ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 8 episode, Vancouver. © ART21, Inc. 2014

Share Art from Your City with #MyArtMyCity

Share Art from Your City with #MyArtMyCity

Announcing our new hashtag project: #MyArtMyCity. Share what’s unique about the art and artists in your cities with #MyArtMyCity on Instagram!

Tala Madani. “Becoming Dazzled,” 2008.  Production still from ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. © ART21, Inc. 2016

Season 8 Preview: Tala Madani

Season 8 Preview: Tala Madani

In a new Season 8 preview, Los Angeles artist Tala Madani reflects on her background and how it informs the ways her work is perceived by viewers.

Nick Cave. Soundsuit, 2009. Mixed media including synthetic hair; 97 x 26 x 20 inches. © Nick Cave. Photo: James Prinz Photography. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

This Week in Art: 8.15-8.21

This Week in Art: 8.15-8.21

A look at this week’s art news, including Nick Cave’s thoughts on race and gun violence, and events and exhibitions from Pittsburgh to Austin.

"Daniel Gordon Looks Back" (2016). Production still from the series ART21 New York Close Up. © ART21, Inc. 2016

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Daniel Gordon Looks Back

ART21 New York Close Up

Daniel Gordon Looks Back

Photographer Daniel Gordon reflects on his decade-long commitment to intensive practice and artistic invention in a new film from the ART21 “New York Close Up” series.

Installation view of Art AIDS America, Bronx Museum. Willie Cole. How Do You Spell America? #2, 1993. Oil stick, chalk, wood and latex on Masonite, 49.2 x 96.5 x 4.5 inches. © Marisol Díaz, 2016.

On View Now

Two Exhibitions Show Artists Grappling with the Ravages of AIDS

On View Now

Two Exhibitions Show Artists Grappling with the Ravages of AIDS

Jared Quinton reviews two exhibitions on view in New York: “Art AIDS America” at the Bronx Museum and “Nan Goldin: The Ballad of Sexual Dependency” at MoMA.

Liz Magor in her studio in Vancouver, Canada, 2015. Production still from ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Cinematography: Greg Bartels. © ART21, Inc. 2016

Season 8 Preview: Liz Magor

Season 8 Preview: Liz Magor

A look inside Liz Magor’s segment in the “Vancouver” hour of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8, premiering on PBS this fall.

Tino Rodriguez. Invocation, 2008. Oil on wood, 17" x 19". Courtesy of the artist.

Artist Introspectives

Exposing the Self Through Artmaking

Artist Introspectives

Exposing the Self Through Artmaking

Mexican-American painter Tino Rodriguez describes four themes explored in his exotic, mystical work: the self, dreams, gender, and fairy tales.

A scene from “Grace Notes: Reflections for Now” by Carrie Mae Weems featuring the Brothers of the Tau Eta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Performed at the Sottile Theatre in Charleston, SC during Spoleto Festival USA.
Production still from the series ART21 Exclusive. © ART21, Inc. 2016. Cinematography: John Barnhardt.

ART21 Exclusive

Carrie Mae Weems Commemorates Black Lives

ART21 Exclusive

Carrie Mae Weems Commemorates Black Lives

In a new ART21 “Exclusive,” Carrie Mae Weems stages a performance that honors the deaths of black men in the U.S.

Pedro Reyes at La Tallera in Cuernavaca, Mexico, 2015. Production still from ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Cinematography: Pedro Gomez Millan. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

Season 8 Preview: Pedro Reyes

Season 8 Preview: Pedro Reyes

Watch Pedro Reyes transform firearms into instruments in a new preview clip from the “Mexico City” hour of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8, premiering on PBS this fall.

Tracey Emin. The Last Great Adventure is you, 2014. Neon, 177 3/16 x 67 11/16 in. Currently on view at the Long Museum in Shanghai.

This Week in Art: 8.8-8.14

This Week in Art: 8.8-8.14

A look at this week’s art news, including Carrie Mae Weems accepting the National Artist Award, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Reno to Shanghai.

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Season 8 Preview: Edgar Arceneaux

Season 8 Preview: Edgar Arceneaux

A look inside Edgar Arceneaux’s segment in the “Los Angeles” hour of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8, premiering on PBS this fall.

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New Kids on the Block

Dr. Howard Moseley Answers Your Questions

New Kids on the Block

Dr. Howard Moseley Answers Your Questions

In this satirical Q&A, acclaimed self-help author Howard Moseley, PhD, answers readers’ questions about gallery representation and the nature of creativity.

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All The Colorful Lights: Liz Nielsen, Carolina Wheat, and Elijah Wheat Showroom

All The Colorful Lights: Liz Nielsen, Carolina Wheat, and Elijah Wheat Showroom

A look inside the lives of Brooklyn-based artists, gallerists, and curators Liz Nielsen and Carolina Wheat, who founded Elijah Wheat Showroom in honor of the son they lost.

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Season 8 Preview: Barbara Kasten

Season 8 Preview: Barbara Kasten

A look inside Barbara Kasten’s segment in the “Chicago” hour of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8, premiering on PBS this fall.

Ruben Natal-San Miguel, AMEricano (Star Spangled Immigrant), 2016, Washington Heights, NYC. © Ruben Natal-San Miguel. From the exhibition WE:AMERicans at Station Independent Projects, NYC. Courtesy of CraveOnline.

This Week in Art: 8.1-8.7

This Week in Art: 8.1-8.7

A look at this week’s art news, including a new Jeff Koons-inspired ice cream flavor, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Atlanta to Aspen.

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Season 8 Preview: Brian Jungen

Season 8 Preview: Brian Jungen

A look inside Brian Jungen’s segment in the “Vancouver” hour of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8, premiering on PBS this fall.

Minerva Cuevas. Del Montte-Bananeras, 2003. Paint on wall, silkscreen, two plastic palm trees, four plastic bananas bunches, straw; variable dimensions. Installation view of the "Liverpool Biennial: Rethinking Trade." Courtesy of the artist and kurimanzutto, Mexico City.

Staff Pick

Staff Picks: July 2016

Staff Pick

Staff Picks: July 2016

A selection of exhibitions, podcasts, and television shows personally recommended by members of the ART21 staff.

Chicago director Stanley Nelson filming with Barbara Kasten in Chicago, 2016. Behind the scenes of Season 8 of Art in the Twenty-First Century. Photo: Kate Bowen. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

Deep Focus: Inside ART21 Films

Directing Season 8’s Chicago: An Interview with Stanley Nelson

Deep Focus: Inside ART21 Films

Directing Season 8’s Chicago: An Interview with Stanley Nelson

Executive Producer Eve Moros Ortega sits down with Stanley Nelson, award-winning director of the “Chicago” hour in the upcoming season of “Art in the Twenty-First Century.”

Courtesy of the artist.

Speaking Without Words

Speaking Without Words

Part poetry, part proclamation, this experimental text by artist Siobhan Aluvalot reveals the motivations driving her work.

Theaster Gates at Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey, 2015. Production still from ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Cinematography: Murat Otunc. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

Season 8 Preview: Theaster Gates

Season 8 Preview: Theaster Gates

A look inside Theaster Gates’ segment in the “Chicago” hour of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8, premiering on PBS this fall.

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Season 8 Preview: Liz Larner

Season 8 Preview: Liz Larner

A look inside Liz Larner’s segment in Season 8 of Art in the Twenty-First Century, premiering on PBS this fall.

Mel Chin. The Tie That Binds. 
One of 512 Unique Blueprints created by the artist and team to distribute at the Field Office. Courtesy of Current:LA.

This Week in Art: 7.25-7.31

This Week in Art: 7.25-7.31

A look at this week’s art news, including a Mel Chin land art piece that everyone can own, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Michigan to Mykonos.

Detail of Section VII, Extension I (2007) at Pace Gallery in New York City.
Production still from the series ART21 Exclusive. © ART21, Inc. 2016. Cinematography: Jarred Alterman.

ART21 Exclusive

Richard Tuttle Makes Tools for Life

ART21 Exclusive

Richard Tuttle Makes Tools for Life

Richard Tuttle reflects on the conceptual, thematic, and stylistic threads from his 26 New York gallery exhibitions in a new ART21 “Exclusive” episode.

Matthew Morrocco. Paul, 2015. Inkjet Print, 30" x 24".  Courtesy of the artist.

Artist Introspectives

On Exposure

Artist Introspectives

On Exposure

Artist Matthew Morrocco considers photography’s historical significance, and its enduring relevance in an image-driven world.

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Deep Focus: Inside ART21 Films

Flying High: My Chicago Drone Day

Deep Focus: Inside ART21 Films

Flying High: My Chicago Drone Day

Through photos and GIFs, Director of Production Nick Ravich chronicles ten hours of filming with drones in Chicago for Season 8 of “Art in the Twenty-First Century.”

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Season 8 Preview: Minerva Cuevas

Season 8 Preview: Minerva Cuevas

A look at the work of artist Minerva Cuevas, featured in Season 8 of Art in the Twenty-First Century, premiering on PBS this fall.

A. Laurie Palmer. Heap Leach Field, Nevada (silver). Courtesy of the artist.

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In Defense Against Material: An Interview with A. Laurie Palmer

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In Defense Against Material: An Interview with A. Laurie Palmer

A. Laurie Palmer discusses her book “In the Aura of a Hole,” which, through photography and essays, exposes the physical consequences of humanity’s dependence on the earth and its resources.

Photo of Vera Rubin. Courtesy of the artist.

Artist Introspectives

Queer Secrets Exposed

Artist Introspectives

Queer Secrets Exposed

Artist and DJ Vera Rubin considers the nuance in finding the right kind and amount of exposure for art that originated underground.