“Painting is one of the ways to actually make [my thoughts] visible and understandable for myself” —Katharina Grosse Today’s ART21 Exclusive shows Katharina Grosse in her studio and at Johann König Gallery (both …
Collapse: Abandoned to the indifference of physical nature, any neglected artifact disintegrates. Places too are social artifacts, architectural masses sustained in space by forms of life. When customs falter or …
In a new ART21 “New York Close Up” film, artist Rashid Johnson charts a decade-long aesthetic and professional development from his early portrait photographs to his later conceptually-based sculptures.
“You as a member of the public should be able to exert the same kind of power over this institution that we can symbolically do by looking at a photograph …
“To go and photograph an airbase is not only to photograph something but it is to insist on one’s right to photograph. You’re flexing that right.” —Trevor Paglen Today’s ART21 …
To be ruined is to be spoiled beyond repair. It is “downfall, complete destruction, overthrow.” Ruin is the Tower card in the tarot deck—upheaval and harsh displacement, lightning striking, an …
The term post-democracy has recently emerged in political theory and sociology as part of an effort to grasp the contemporary social order. The term is used by theorists such as …
Please read the document that follows as a makeshift “program”, “manifesto”, “list of demands”, “wish list”, or “totally impenetrable academic nonsense” in favor of the moderately counterintuitive project of trying …
For twenty years, the Los Angeles–based artist and performer Asher Hartman has created spaces that foster deeply psychic intuition and allow audiences to create as a group.
In a new “New York Close Up” film, married artists Daniel Gordon and Ruby Sky Stiler candidly discuss the complex professional and personal dynamics of bringing a baby into their already busy lives.
Vincent Como would never describe his work as magical, yet his work is rife with mysticism.
When artists and educators get together, extraordinary things can happen.
“We’ve always tried to help artists find situations to make their work, where it can retain that quality of unknowableness.” —Andrea Zittel Today’s ART21 Exclusive features High Desert Test Sites, …
Lucia Love’s resistance to reality manifests in her solo exhibition at CUE Art Foundation.
Gurus, healers, psychics, and witches are common in Los Angeles—and their worlds often intersect with the world of artists.
Using the tools of magic, the artists Laurel Sparks and Ivan LOZANO take art’s potential for transformation to a new level.
In the studio of Paolo Salvagione, instrumental melodies inspire installations that delight the senses.
In new film from the ART21 New York Close Up series, artist Bryan Zanisnik hikes through the New Jersey Meadowlands landscape and exhibits his work “Meadowlands Picaresque” at the Brooklyn Museum.
Is homesteading still radical? Artist Heidi Norton, her parents, and other generations of their family discuss art, craft, and the back-to-the-land movements.
The Spanish Association of Christian Lawyers is calling for the ouster of Museo Reina Sofía director Manuel Borja-Villel over a show it deems “anti-Catholic.” On view through February 9, 2015, …
Ralph Lemon’s Scaffold Room and the problem of presenting the Black female body.
The ART21/CUE Book Club returns on November 13, with video and performance artist Kalup Linzy guiding our conversation.
An eighth grade language arts class learns about personal and social responsibility through contemporary art.
Artist Carmen Papalia, who is legally blind, explores issues of public access through experiential projects with diverse audiences, from museum-goers to a high school marching band.
Carol Stakenas, a curator for Social Practices Art Network (SPAN), contemplates the concept of “together work,” and shares results from the SPAN Together Survey.
Today’s ART21 Exclusive follows artist Oliver Herring around Madison Square Park as he organizes his largest TASK Party to date.
From Omaha to New York City, artists and arts advocates are starting businesses in areas vulnerable to gentrification while preserving neighborhood cultures.
In such a liminal arena as the freeway, what role can murals play?
Moyra Davey: Burn the Diaries, a book and exhibition, travel to the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia.
In this preview from ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 7, artist Trevor Paglen describes the inspiration that he has drawn from early NASA spacecraft.
Go! Push Pops—a transnational radical queer feminist performance art collective—creates “work that visually represents a future of feminism as a form of healing.”
Ben Valentine talks to new media artist and RISD professor Clement Valla about contemporary mapping technologies.
What is the potential of the digital photobook? Guest contributor Allie Haeusslein highlights “thought provoking” models such as Todd Hido’s forthcoming digital publication of Excerpts from Silver Meadows.
A playlist evoking space, longing, distance, and, in some cases, extraterrestrial themes.
A future-focused reading list, courtesy of AdobeBooks and Arts Cooperative, a multidisciplinary hub for arts and culture in San Francisco.
Guest editor Rachel Craft introduces the summer issue, “Future.”
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