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Fata Morgana, 2015. Installation view. Madision Square Park, New York
2015-2016. © Teresita Fernández. Photo: Elisabeth Bernstein. Courtesy of the artist, Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong, and Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco.

Unearthing Place: An Interview with Teresita Fernández

Unearthing Place: An Interview with Teresita Fernández

In an extended interview with Teresita Fernández, the artist discusses her work’s relationship to notions of landscape and place.

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

#MyArtMyCity: ART21’s Instagram Takeovers

#MyArtMyCity: ART21’s Instagram Takeovers

The most-liked posts from all seven of our recent Instagram takeovers, featuring local art around the world with #MyArtMyCity.

Still from Marela Zacarías’s Great Expectations (2016)
Production still from the series ART21 New York Close Up. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

SCREENING 9.22.16 | The William Vale

SCREENING 9.22.16 | The William Vale

Join ART21 for a panel discussion and free screening of the “New York Close Up” film, “Marela Zacarías’s Great Expectations” at The William Vale Hotel.

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Season 8 Screening Society: September 2016

Season 8 Screening Society: September 2016

Event details for 30+ September screenings of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8, happening throughout the U.S. and Canada as part of the ART21 Screening Society.

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This Week in Art: 9.19-9.25

This Week in Art: 9.19-9.25

A look at this week’s art news, including the premiere of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8, and exhibitions everywhere from Florida to Florence.

Production still from ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

Season 8 Preview: Nick Cave

Season 8 Preview: Nick Cave

In a new Season 8 preview, artist Nick Cave contemplates the space from which he creates his work.

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

Tune In: Season 8 Premieres Tonight at 9 on PBS!

Tune In: Season 8 Premieres Tonight at 9 on PBS!

Tune in tonight at 9pm and 10pm EST for the broadcast premiere of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8!

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Season 8 Events in Chicago and Vancouver

Season 8 Events in Chicago and Vancouver

Announcing five free events in Chicago and Vancouver in conjunction with the upcoming premiere of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8.

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On the Concrete Banks of the L.A. River: Kerry Tribe’s Exquisite Corpse

On the Concrete Banks of the L.A. River: Kerry Tribe’s Exquisite Corpse

LA-based writer Carol Cheh examines “Exquisite Corpse,” a 51-minute film by artist Kerry Tribe that explores the 51 miles of the Los Angeles River.

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

This Week in Art: 9.12 – 9.18

This Week in Art: 9.12 – 9.18

A look at this week’s art news, including Laurie Simmons’ new film “My Art,” and events and exhibitions everywhere from Detroit to Dallas.

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

Deep Focus: Inside ART21 Films

Directing Los Angeles and Mexico City: An Interview with Deborah Dickson

Deep Focus: Inside ART21 Films

Directing Los Angeles and Mexico City: An Interview with Deborah Dickson

Executive Producer Eve Moros Ortega interviews the director of the “Los Angeles” and “Mexico City” hours in “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8, three-time Academy Award nominee Deborah Dickson.

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Nikita Gale: Place is the Space is the Place

Nikita Gale: Place is the Space is the Place

Alicia Eler introduces the work of Los Angeles-based conceptual artist Nikita Gale, whose MFA thesis exhibition explored her relationship to her car as both image and object.

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

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor: Chris Sharp

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor: Chris Sharp

Writer and curator Chris Sharp joins ART21 Magazine as guest editor of the September/October issue “Place Part I,” explored with a focus on art and artists in Mexico City and Los Angeles.

Diana Al-Hadid.
Phantom Limb, 2014
Steel, polymer gypsum, fiberglass, foam, wood, plaster, metal mesh, aluminum foil and pigment
Approximately 106 x 138 x 143. Courtesy of the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York. Copyright Diana Al-Hadid. Photo Oliver Ottenschlaeger. Photo: David Winton Bell Gallery.

This Week in Art: 9.5-9.11

This Week in Art: 9.5-9.11

A look at this week’s art news, including Pedro Reyes’ latest project, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Switzerland to South Korea.

Courtesy of Joel Pickard.

Deep Focus: Inside ART21 Films

What Do Cities Sound Like? An Interview with Season 8 Composer Joel Pickard

Deep Focus: Inside ART21 Films

What Do Cities Sound Like? An Interview with Season 8 Composer Joel Pickard

Composer Joel Pickard speaks with Executive Producer Eve Moros Ortega about writing the music for Season 8 of “Art in the Twenty-First Century.”

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Staff Pick

Staff Picks: August 2016

Staff Pick

Staff Picks: August 2016

The ART21 staff shares their favorite films, exhibitions, and installations.

Tala Madani. Love Doctor, 2015. Collection of Christina Papadopoulou. Photo courtesy of Josh White.

Unapologetic: Women Artists and Power through Vulnerability

Unapologetic: Women Artists and Power through Vulnerability

A selection of quotes and artworks from ART21-featured women artists proving that vulnerability and weakness are by no means synonymous.

Ai Weiwei. Redline, 2016. Via Instagram.

This Week in Art: 8.29-9.4

This Week in Art: 8.29-9.4

A look at this week’s art news, including Ai Weiwei’s clash with China’s Yinchuan Biennale, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Santa Barbara to Basel.

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.