Guest contributor John Corso digs into the deeply playful works of Detroit-based artist Graem Whyte.
Columnist Joy Garnett offers a new spin on a common letter.
Guest writer Jayna Swartzman-Brosky surveys the myriad ways that contemporary artists monetize their practice and negotiate the value of their labor.
Writer-in-residence Elizabeth Devlin shares her plans for the “Value” issue.
“Like economic value, an artwork’s meaning (its aesthetic value) is derived through a critical judgment that employs comparisons…”
Caroline Woolard’s collaborative project, BFAMFAPhD.com, “endeavors to unite artists in order to address the problems of their rising population” in the U.S.
With its Google bus wars, start-up fever, and rapid gentrification, San Francisco has become a touchstone in conversations about money. Where do art and creativity fit into the shaping of the city?
Jonathan Munar, Art21 Director of Digital Media and Strategy and guest editor of the “Translation” issue, rounds up the current issue.
Art21 Senior Education Advisor Joe Fusaro visits the “Eye to I” exhibition at the Katonah Museum of Art with his high school class.
Guest contributor Laurel Thomas Gnagey looks at an art/science collaboration explaining a complex cellular function called autophagy.
Today’s Exclusive video—the 200th episode in this Art21 series—provides viewers with an intimate look at Spanish Lessons (2013), a project by Gabriel Orozco that took place at Marian Goodman Gallery in New York.
In today’s Exclusive, filmed in 2013, artist Janine Antoni and choreographer Stephen Petronio discuss their collaborative process.
“Armory Focus: China” curator Philip Tinari discusses his selections for this year’s edition at the The Armory Show, including the work of artist Xu Zhen.
In her second slideshow, Art21 writer-in-residence Alinka Echeverría shares her photographs from South Sudan.
“Armory Focus: China” curator Philip Tinari discusses artists Ai Weiwei, Cao Fei, and Cai Guo-Qiang.
Columnist Jessica Lott travels to Barcelona and observes “Making Neighborhoods,” a multidisciplinary project with the city’s African immigrant population.
“I think that misinterpretation and mistranslation are essential contemporary experiences…I feel that the artist doesn’t really give answers.”
Alinka Echeverría presents never-before-seen photographs from her recent visit to South Africa.
“Word is a Virus” columnist Carol Cheh looks at two recent performance projects that involved retyping iconic works of literature on typewriters.
“Copy That!” columnist Joy Garnett considers a recent lawsuit involving the painter Sarah Morris and a group of origami artists.
Sally Frater reflects on The Black Letter, a project by “The N***** Bankzy.”
New York–based curator, art historian, and Yale MFA Critic Sarah Lewis talks about her anticipated first book, The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery.
What happens when an art critic mistakes a sculpture for a free snack?
Yinka Shonibare MBE talks about his collaborative process, his vision for an artist’s residency and community, and the meaning of failure.
What might viral videos tell us about the current sense of failure in the art world?
Does Detroit represent a failed system or does the city defy traditional responses to notions of failure?
“In a sense, failure is a tail that’s chasing me. I’m running away from it, but it’s attached to me. It helps me project myself forward.”
For San Diego-based artist Victoria Fu “failure as strategy is a nod to the delicate beauty and also complete absurdity of making.”
A playlist featuring artists and musicians who “fail to draw within the lines,” including Yoko One, Steve Reich, and Men.
How can we help students have a healthy understanding of failure?
A visual profile of a feminist network operating mostly out of Berlin.
Writer-in-Residence Sally Frater explores Unity Foto Bank, an online project and site-specific installation in Houston, Texas.
Alicia Eler speaks with artists Phong Bui and Pinar Yoldas about their individual responses to environmental disasters.
Urban architecture is no stranger to criticism and failure. Consider the work of Le Corbusier “whose legacy of urban plans…has been mythologized and often maligned.”
How does the life of a boxer compare to the life of an artist?
In reassessing the value of failure, consider Princeton computer scientist Ed Felten’s expression “the freedom to tinker.”
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