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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.

Students dictating and drawing Barbara Kruger's Untitled (Money can buy you love), 1985.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Dictation Drawings

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Dictation Drawings

In this creativity exercise, ART21 Educator Don Ball engages students in connecting with artworks on a fundamental level.

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.

Unknown sculptor. Perseus and Medusa , Jardin d'Agronomie Tropicale.

Looking For Ruins

Looking For Ruins

In a postcolonial world, the site of the 1907 Colonial Exhibition has become a source of inspiration for artists working against colonial ideologies and structures that still exist today.

Kara Walker. Untitled, 2013-2014. Courtesy of Sikkema Jenkins & Co. From Artsy's "These Sketches Reveal the Processes of 8 Iconic Artists."

This Week in Art: 4.25-5.1

This Week in Art: 4.25-5.1

A look at this week’s art news, including the selection of Mark Bradford as the United States’ representative at the 2017 Venice Biennale, and exhibitions on view everywhere from Florida to France.

Jayson Musson

To Live, Die, and Come Back to Life on Twitter

To Live, Die, and Come Back to Life on Twitter

An inquiry into three artists continually refining—and re-refining—their identities on Twitter.

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Staff Pick

Staff Picks: April 2016

Staff Pick

Staff Picks: April 2016

A selection of exhibitions on view in New York City, personally recommended by members of the ART21 staff.

Johari Osayi reading Claudia Rankine’s Citizen at a Trump Rally, November 2015. Photo via Jezebel.

E. Jane’s Imagined Future

E. Jane’s Imagined Future

Alexis Avedisian investigates artist E. Jane’s battle against the discrimination that’s been systemically built into how the internet functions.

Cai Guo-Qiang igniting gunpowder drawing White Tone, in Brookhaven, New York, 2016. Photo by Chiaying Yu for artnet.

This Week in Art: 4.18-4.24

This Week in Art: 4.18-4.24

A look at this week’s art news, including a tour of projects being developed by ART21 artists and exhibitions on view everywhere from Minneapolis to Reykjavik.

#Additivism: Morehshin Allahyari and Daniel Rourke 2015/16

More than Human: From the Politics of Plastics to Shifting our Species Into the Unknown

More than Human: From the Politics of Plastics to Shifting our Species Into the Unknown

Morehshin Allahyari and Daniel Rourke’s project Additivism uses 3D printing to reach untethered ways of thinking and being.

Postcard Parlor Games. An experiment facilitated by Don Ball and Mark Dion at ART21's Creative Chemistries symposium on art and education in February 2015.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Writing Poems About Art: A Looking Activity

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Writing Poems About Art: A Looking Activity

In this creativity exercise, ART21 Educator Don Ball engages students in creating their own connections between words and images.

An illustration of Louise Bourgeois' Spider by Isabelle Arsenault. From the new children's book Cloth Lullaby: The Woven Life of Louise Bourgeois. Image courtesy of the Guardian.

This Week in Art: 4.11-4.17

This Week in Art: 4.11-4.17

A look at this week’s art news, including broken attendance records in Australia and a new children’s book celebrating the life of Louise Bourgeois.

The building site for a future SFMOMA in 1992. Photographer unknown.

Entropy and Growth: a Museum Reborn

Entropy and Growth: a Museum Reborn

SFMOMA’s Senior Content Strategist Tim Svenonius shares an inside look at San Francisco’s ever-changing landscape.

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Systems & Instructions

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Systems & Instructions

In this creativity exercise, ART21 Educator Don Ball engages students in creating their own connections between following instructions and the instructions themselves.

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Writer-in-Residence

Bearing Witness

Writer-in-Residence

Bearing Witness

In this essay, ART21/CUE Writer-in-Residence Jessica Lynne describes the nuances in Kambui Olujimi’s exhibition, “Solastalgia.”

Studio image of Shawn Huckins, 2015.

PROGRESS BE LYK: An Interview with Shawn Huckins

PROGRESS BE LYK: An Interview with Shawn Huckins

In this interview with Denver-based artist Shawn Huckins, he reveals the motivations behind his contemplative, yet hilarious reinventions of historical paintings.

Left: “No Title (President.),” 1985. Right: “No Title (Kennedy would die …),” 1987. Courtesy of David Zwirner Books.

This Week in Art: 4.4-4.10

This Week in Art: 4.4-4.10

A look at this week’s art news, including collaborations between visual artists and musicians, commentary on conceptual art, and upcoming exhibitions in NYC and around the world.

Detail of Measuring Stick at Sarah Sze’s Manhattan studio.
Production still from the series ART21 Exclusive. © ART21, Inc. 2016. Cinematography: John Marton.

ART21 Exclusive

Sarah Sze’s Experimental Site

ART21 Exclusive

Sarah Sze’s Experimental Site

Today’s ART21 Exclusive features Sarah Sze discussing her sculpture “Measuring Stick,” which explores the “measurement of time and space through the moving image.”

To connect / To flow / To breathe

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Visualizing Verbs

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Visualizing Verbs

In this creativity exercise, ART21 Educator Don Ball engages students in creating their own connections between actions and visuals.

Detail of Lost Image Standing (Fragment Series) from the installation Second Studio at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery.
Production still from the series ART21 Exclusive. © ART21, Inc. 2016. Cinematography: Andrew Whitlatch.

ART21 Exclusive

Sarah Sze’s Desire for Tactility

ART21 Exclusive

Sarah Sze’s Desire for Tactility

Today’s ART21 Exclusive features Sarah Sze expressing her desire to have a tactile relationship with materials in a world saturated with digital imagery.

Still image from Movement III: Can invisible men see their own reflections?

Affixing Ceremony: Four Movements for Essex | An Interview with Tiona McClodden

Affixing Ceremony: Four Movements for Essex | An Interview with Tiona McClodden

An interview with filmmaker Tiona McClodden about her digital project memorializing poet and activist Essex Hemphill.

Katharina Grosse. constructions à cru, 2005. Acrylic on wall, floor, soil, and canvas; 22 x 262½ x 32 ¾ feet. Installation view: Palais de Tokyo, Paris. Photo: Florian Kleinefenn. Courtesy the artist. © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst Bonn.

Staff Pick

Staff Picks: March 2016

Staff Pick

Staff Picks: March 2016

A selection of films, exhibitions, and public artworks personally recommended by members of the ART21 staff.

Sedki Alimam. Kingdom of Hyenas. Courtesy of Syria Deeply.

This Week in Art: 3.21-3.27

This Week in Art: 3.21-3.27

A look at this week’s art news, including an increase in women represented at Art Dubai, and upcoming exhibitions in NYC and around the world.

ART21 Educator Don Ball. Courtesy of Don Ball.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

ART21 Educator Spotlight: Don Ball

Teaching with Contemporary Art

ART21 Educator Spotlight: Don Ball

An interview with ART21 Educator Don Ball, on how the integration of ART21 films in his classroom has expanded and transformed his teaching practice.

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Material Renewal: Four Artists Turning Trash into Art

Material Renewal: Four Artists Turning Trash into Art

A look at the work of four artists using discarded materials to create sustainable art.

Installation view. Louise Despont: Energy Scaffolds and Information Architecture. Courtesy of the Drawing Center.

This Week in Art: 3.14-3.20

This Week in Art: 3.14-3.20

A look at this week’s art news, including a new report on the stalling art market and the opening of the Met Breuer.

Black Kirby (John Jennings & Stacey Robinson). The Mighty Shango, 2013. Digital. Courtesy the artist.

Reviving the Black Arts Movement Through the Speculative Black Imagination

Reviving the Black Arts Movement Through the Speculative Black Imagination

Scholar Nettrice Gaskins explores the Black Speculative Arts Movement where artists use futurism and science fiction to “re-see” mythologies and histories.

Nicolas Henry Jeaurat de Bertry. Artist's palette with brushes, 1756.  Oil on canvas , 45.7 x 55.5 cm. Exhibited by Derek Johns Ltd at TEFAF Maastricht.

This Week in Art: 3.7-3.13

This Week in Art: 3.7-3.13

A look at this week’s art news, including the rebuilding of Palmyra and castles drawn on grains of sand.

Abraham Cruzvillegas with his daughter installing The Autoconstrucción Suites at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Production still from the series ART21 Exclusive. © ART21, Inc. 2016. Cinematography: Mark Falstad.

ART21 Exclusive

Abraham Cruzvillegas: Self-Constructing Identity

ART21 Exclusive

Abraham Cruzvillegas: Self-Constructing Identity

In today’s ART21 Exclusive, Mexican artist Abraham Cruzvillegas discusses his personal and artistic relationship to the concept of autoconstrucción.

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Production still from the series ART21 New York Close Up. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

ART21 New York Close Up

Marela Zacarías’s Great Expectations

ART21 New York Close Up

Marela Zacarías’s Great Expectations

Artist Marela Zacarías completes a large-scale project while anticipating the arrival of her first child in a new film from the ART21 “New York Close Up” series.

Apricots from Damascus, installation view. Image courtesy of apexart.

“Apricots from Damascus” — A Zine and Exhibition Project in Istanbul

“Apricots from Damascus” — A Zine and Exhibition Project in Istanbul

Contemporary movements of exodus and forced migration have sparked global anxiety as the number of displaced people worldwide approaches 60 million. All over, people necessarily cross borders, and in a …

Image courtesy of Roberto Chamorro for The Armory Show.

This Week in Art: 2.29-3.6

This Week in Art: 2.29-3.6

A look at this week’s art news, including the upcoming Armory Show and Google’s first gallery show.

LaToya Ruby Frazier and John Abodeely talking with attendees following their Exchange on Expanding Access and Equity.

Creative Chemistries Turns One with a New Website!

Creative Chemistries Turns One with a New Website!

One year ago, 175 artists, students, educators, and arts administrators gathered at the Park Avenue Armory here in Manhattan for the inaugural edition of Creative Chemistries, a forum and experimental …

Damon Davis, Untitled from Negrophilia series. Bookprint, ink, watercolor, adhesive, 2015.

Playing with Numbers: Black Representation in American Art Institutions

Playing with Numbers: Black Representation in American Art Institutions

For centuries, artists of color have been largely excluded from major institutional collections in the United States. A recent New York Times article spotlights growing efforts to correct this legacy …

Janine Antoni. Production still from the "Art in the Twenty-First Century" Season 2 episode, "Loss & Desire," 2003. Segment: Janine Antoni
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Hello world: A letter from ART21’s new director

Hello world: A letter from ART21’s new director

While my friends and colleagues were spending their winter breaks getting some R&R on sandy beaches in the Caribbean, I was happily watching some of ART21’s more than three hundred …