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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

Booked

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.

Ai Weiwei’s F. Lotus installation at Vienna’s Belvedere Palace. Photo via @aiww Instagram.

This Week in Art: 7.18-7.24

This Week in Art: 7.18-7.24

A look at this week’s art news, including William Kentridge at the Foreign Affairs Festival, and events and exhibitions from New Orleans to Vienna.

ART21 filming Liz Magor’s LightShed at Coal Harbour in Vancouver, Canada, 2016. Behind the scenes of ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Photo: Wesley Miller. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

Deep Focus: Inside ART21 Films

Behind the Scenes of Season 8: Vancouver

Deep Focus: Inside ART21 Films

Behind the Scenes of Season 8: Vancouver

Go behind the scenes of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8, as the ART21 production crew films Brian Jungen and Liz Magor in Vancouver.

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Table from the Painter's Studio, 1996-2016
Lizella Clay, artist glazes, natural and mineral pigments, wood, plaster, glass
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Copyright Carolyn Carr. Courtesy the artist and Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta

Writer-in-Residence

The Feminist Legacy in Radical Plastic

Writer-in-Residence

The Feminist Legacy in Radical Plastic

In this essay, Writer-in-Residence Maggie Davis explores the feminist inspirations for the exhibition “Radical Plastic,” opening Saturday.

Hello Selfie, photo documentation by Jessie Askinazi

Fame and Feminism: An Interview with Kate Durbin

Fame and Feminism: An Interview with Kate Durbin

With a merciless girliness, feminist performance artist Kate Durbin gently bridges the gap between exposed and hidden parts.

Yinka Shonibare. Food Fairy, 2006. Manikin, Dutch wax printed cotton, leather, artificial fruit, fiberglass, and goose feathers. Courtesy of the artist and Cooper Gallery.

This Week in Art: 7.11-7.17

This Week in Art: 7.11-7.17

A look at this week’s art news, including Mark Bradford’s largest commission yet, and events and exhibitions from New York to Paris.

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Announcing the ART21 Screening Society

Announcing the ART21 Screening Society

Announcing the ART21 Screening Society: bringing free screenings of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8 to venues worldwide.

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Deep Focus: Inside ART21 Films

Behind the Scenes of Season 8: Los Angeles

Deep Focus: Inside ART21 Films

Behind the Scenes of Season 8: Los Angeles

Go behind the scenes of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8, as we film Liz Larner and Edgar Arceneaux in Los Angeles.

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A Fat Brown Babe’s Guide to Exposure (in Five Acts)

A Fat Brown Babe’s Guide to Exposure (in Five Acts)

Virgie Tovar delivers a powerful proclamation against our patriarchal society’s demand to be thin.

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Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor, Ben McCoy

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor, Ben McCoy

Guest editor Ben McCoy introduces the theme of our July / August issue: “Exposed,” explored with a focus on trans, queer, and feminist artists.

Katharina Grosse. Rockaway! at Fort Tilden, 2016. Photo by New York Off Road on Instagram.

This Week in Art: 7.4-7.10

This Week in Art: 7.4-7.10

A look at this week’s art news, including New York Close Up’s newly awarded Cine Golden Eagle, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Edinburgh to Ethiopia.

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ART21 Educators Year 6: Meet Stacey, Tammy, Ty, and Alisa

ART21 Educators Year 6: Meet Stacey, Tammy, Ty, and Alisa

Introducing four of the newest ART21 Educators: Stacey Abramson, Tammy Dunn, Ty Talbot, & Alisa Rodny, who teach contemporary art in classrooms across the U.S. and beyond.

ART21 cinematographer Hatuey Viveros filming in Mexico City, Mexico, 2015. Behind the scenes of ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Photo: Ian Forster. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

Deep Focus: Inside ART21 Films

Behind the Scenes of Season 8: Mexico City

Deep Focus: Inside ART21 Films

Behind the Scenes of Season 8: Mexico City

Go behind the scenes of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8, as we film in Mexico City.

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Word is a Virus

Language, Time, & A Logo for America: An Interview with Alfredo Jaar

Word is a Virus

Language, Time, & A Logo for America: An Interview with Alfredo Jaar

Season 4 artist Alfredo Jaar discusses the latest installation of “A Logo for America,” coming this summer to London’s Piccadilly Circus.

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Staff Pick

Staff Picks: June 2016

Staff Pick

Staff Picks: June 2016

A selection of art and exhibitions, personally recommended by members of the ART21 staff.

Detail of Theater of the Absurd (2016) at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts in New York City.
Production still from the series ART21 Exclusive. © ART21, Inc. 2016. Cinematography: John Marton.

ART21 Exclusive

Eleanor Antin Plays with Politics

ART21 Exclusive

Eleanor Antin Plays with Politics

Eleanor Antin discusses her use of paper dolls to create politically charged sculptures and videos in a new episode of ART21 “Exclusive.”

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

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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Deep Focus: Inside ART21 Films

Get the Inside Scoop on ART21 Films with “Deep Focus”

Deep Focus: Inside ART21 Films

Get the Inside Scoop on ART21 Films with “Deep Focus”

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.

New Kids on the Block

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.”