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August Blogger-in-Residence: Dorothy Santos

August Blogger-in-Residence: Dorothy Santos

Introducing Art21’s August Blogger-in-Residence, Dorothy Santos.

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July Blogger-in-Residence: Noah Simblist

July Blogger-in-Residence: Noah Simblist

Introducing Noah Simblist, writer, curator, artist and an Associate Professor of Art at Southern Methodist University.

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June Blogger-in-Residence | Natalie Musteata

June Blogger-in-Residence | Natalie Musteata

Introducing Art21’s Blogger-in-Residence for the month of June.

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May Blogger-in-Residence | Danielle Sommer

May Blogger-in-Residence | Danielle Sommer

Danielle Sommer — an L.A.-based writer, curator, and “nostalgist at heart” — joins us for the month of May.

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New Guest Blogger: Jeffrey Augustine Songco

New Guest Blogger: Jeffrey Augustine Songco

The Art21 Blog’s newest blogger-in-residence is former “Praxis Makes Perfect” columnist Jeffrey Augustine Songco!

Rebuilding Casey Kaplan Gallery. Courtesy of the gallery, Marcus Yam and The New York Times

Art in the Aftermath of Sandy

Art in the Aftermath of Sandy

It’s now been just over a month since I watched on the news as houses and lives were swept away, feeling guilty and isolated as I sat on my couch …

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New Guest Blogger: Serena Qiu, Arts Writer, Brooklyn

New Guest Blogger: Serena Qiu, Arts Writer, Brooklyn

The Art21’s newest guest blogger is Serena Qiu, a Brooklyn, NY-based arts writer.

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New Guest Blogger: DC Spensely, Artist, San Francisco

New Guest Blogger: DC Spensely, Artist, San Francisco

  Thanks to Honora Shea for her guest blog posts over the past two weeks. Next up, we have David “DC” Spensely, a San Francisco/Silicon Valley based artist. During his time …

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New Guest Blogger: Honora Shea

New Guest Blogger: Honora Shea

The Art21 Blog’s newest writer-in-residence is Honora Shea, a freelance writer who is based in Beijing.

Hank Willis Thomas. "Believe It" from the Fair Warning series. Courtesy the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

Hank Willis Thomas: Believe It.

Hank Willis Thomas: Believe It.

Nettrice Gaskins interviews artist Hank Willis Thomas about his work in the exhibition “Believe It,” on view at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta.

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New Guest Blogger: Alex Allenchey

New Guest Blogger: Alex Allenchey

The Art21 Blog’s newest blogger-in-residence is Alex Allenchey, a Brooklyn-based writer.

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New Guest Blogger: Taylor Trabulus, Artist and Curator, NYC

New Guest Blogger: Taylor Trabulus, Artist and Curator, NYC

The Art21 Blog’s newest blogger-in-residence is Taylor Trabulus, an artist and curator based in New York.

[dNASAb]. “Screenscaping the Pixelsphere,” 2012. (1) 19" LED screen, (3) 4" LCD screens, pigmented plastic prints, clear plastic, wire, glass, crystal, foam, aluminum, resin, mirrors, fiber optics, media player, L.E.D's, 1 of 1 1080p HD video w. audio. Dimensions variable. Photo courtesy of the artist.

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Colliding Complexities_Extreme feats of the New York_New Aesthetic

Nettrice Gaskins reports on a group exhibition highlighting the complex intersections between art, science and technology.

ISEA2012 screen printing at the Downtown Block Party. Photo courtesy of Nettrice Gaskins.

ISEA2012: Machine Wilderness in Review

ISEA2012: Machine Wilderness in Review

Nettrice Gaskins reports on the conference that convened hundreds of artists and others working at the intersection of computers, technology, science and the arts.

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Exclusive | Catherine Opie: Cleveland Clinic

Exclusive | Catherine Opie: Cleveland Clinic

Catherine Opie describes her intentions behind the permanent installation “Somewhere in the Middle” (2011) at Hillcrest Hospital, a branch of Cleveland Clinic, in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

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New Guest Blogger: Mike Chang, Artist, Singapore

New Guest Blogger: Mike Chang, Artist, Singapore

Former guest blogger Mike Chang, an artist and educator living in Singapore, returns for another stint as the Art21 Blog’s writer-in-residence!

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Lives and Works in Berlin | Portrait of Joanne Greenbaum in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin | Portrait of Joanne Greenbaum in Berlin

Ali Fitzgerald on the “privately performative” practice of Joanne Greenbaum, whose works will be on view at Nicolas Krupp gallery in Basel.

Yayoi Kusama. "Yellow Trees" at 14th Street, 2012. Photo courtesy Nettrice Gaskins.

Yayoi Kusama at the Whitney: Accumulation, Infinity and the Multiverse

Yayoi Kusama at the Whitney: Accumulation, Infinity and the Multiverse

Nettrice Gaskins reviews the Yayoi Kusama retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and considers Kusama’s work in light of immersive 3D worlds and “Augmented Spaces.”

"The Cyclorama." Atlanta, Georgia. 2006. Roadside Georgia. September, 2008.

Kara Walker: The Art of War

Kara Walker: The Art of War

Nettrice Gaskins reports on Kara Walker’s recent lecture “The Art of War” at the Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum.

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New Guest Blogger: Elizabeth Wolfson, Doctoral Student, Providence, RI

New Guest Blogger: Elizabeth Wolfson, Doctoral Student, Providence, RI

Our newest blogger-in-residence is Elizabeth Wolfson, a former Art21 columnist who is currently a doctoral candidate at Brown University.

Production still from the Exclusive video, "El Anatsui: Studio Practices."

Exclusive | El Anatsui: Studio Process

Exclusive | El Anatsui: Studio Process

Watch our latest Exclusive video, where El Anatsui describes the collaborative and contemplative setting where his artworks are made.

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New Guest Blogger: Colin Darke, Artist and Writer, Detroit

New Guest Blogger: Colin Darke, Artist and Writer, Detroit

Our newest blogger-in-residence is Colin Darke, an artist and writer based in Detroit, Michigan.

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New Guest Bloggers: Wet Heat Project, Miami

New Guest Bloggers: Wet Heat Project, Miami

Our new guest bloggers are Bill Bilowit and Grela Orihuela of Wet Heat Project, a Miami-based independent film production company focusing on contemporary art.

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Exclusive | Nancy Spero: Collaboration

Exclusive | Nancy Spero: Collaboration

Watch Nancy Spero (1926-2009) discuss how collaborations with other artists activated her work in our latest Exclusive video.

Sanford Biggers. The Cartographer's Conundrum (2012). Courtesy the artist and Mass MoCA.

Sanford Biggers’ Conundrum: The Mothership Lands at Mass MoCA

Sanford Biggers’ Conundrum: The Mothership Lands at Mass MoCA

Nettrice Gaskins looks at the influence of Afrofuturism on Sanford Biggers’ “The Cartographer’s Conundrum,” a large-scale installation currently on view at Mass MoCA.

Emily Colucci standing in front of a painting by Mark DeMaio.

New Guest Blogger: Emily Colucci, Writer and Curator, NY

New Guest Blogger: Emily Colucci, Writer and Curator, NY

Our new blogger-in-residence is Emily Colucci, a writer and curator based in New York City.

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Exclusive | Judy Pfaff: Making & Feeling

Exclusive | Judy Pfaff: Making & Feeling

Our latest Exclusive video is now live! “Judy Pfaff: Making & Feeling” features the artist discussing her emotional and creative journey while looking back on past installations.

Thomas Demand, "Control Room," 2011.  Diasec-mounted C-print, 78 3/4 by 118 inches.  © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn/Artists Rights Society, New York, courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

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On View Now | Thomas Demand’s Photographic Memory

On View Now

On View Now | Thomas Demand’s Photographic Memory

Max Weintraub reviews an exhibition of Thomas Demand’s new photographs at Matthew Marks Gallery in New York.

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Viewer Q&A: Responses from Catherine Opie, El Anatsui, and Marina Abramović

Viewer Q&A: Responses from Catherine Opie, El Anatsui, and Marina Abramović

Artists Catherine Opie, El Anatsui, and Marina Abramović respond to questions submitted through a special Season 6 viewer Q&A.

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New Guest Blogger: John P. Hogan

New Guest Blogger: John P. Hogan

Meet Los Angeles artist John P. Hogan, the Art21 Blog’s newest blogger-in-residence.

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Q&A with Marina Abramović, Mary Reid Kelley, and assume vivid astro focus

Q&A with Marina Abramović, Mary Reid Kelley, and assume vivid astro focus

Have a question for Marina Abramović, Mary Reid Kelley, or assume vivid astro focus? Send it to Art21, and selected questions will be answered!

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Support Art21: Give to the Power of Six!

Support Art21: Give to the Power of Six!

Support Art21’s Power of Six campaign to celebrate our latest milestone–the broadcast premiere of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” on PBS!

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Season 6 of Art in the Twenty-First Century Premieres on PBS Tonight!

Season 6 of Art in the Twenty-First Century Premieres on PBS Tonight!

Season 6 of Art in the Twenty-First Century premieres nationally tonight and features artists Catherine Opie, El Anatsui, and Ai Weiwei.

Sanford Biggers and the contemporary Mandala (2012). Emory Visual Arts Gallery. Photo by the author.

Sanford Biggers: Contemporary Mandala and the Hip-Hop Ethos

Sanford Biggers: Contemporary Mandala and the Hip-Hop Ethos

Nettrice Gaskins reports on Sanford Biggers’ week-long residency at Emory University, where he created a contemporary mandala that functions as a dance floor.

assume vivid astro focus, "assume vivid astro focus VII", 2003. Courtesy Deitch Projects, New York

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Balancing Skill-Building and the Formation of Ideas

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Balancing Skill-Building and the Formation of Ideas

Finding a balance between teaching specific skills and techniques with teaching about how to explore process in order to form and pursue ideas is not easy. If you teach in a culture (or department, or school, or district, or university…) that emphasizes skills and techniques as the “meat” of the curriculum, it’s probably a good idea to begin talking about the kinds of skills that everyone really considers “essential”.

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Open Enrollment | Frames and Filigree

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | Frames and Filigree

Antonius Wiriadjaja on GIFs, shadow puppet theaters, and how he wants to frame his future post M.F.A.