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Detail of Theater of the Absurd (2016) at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts in New York City.
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Eleanor Antin Plays with Politics

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Eleanor Antin Plays with Politics

Eleanor Antin discusses her use of paper dolls to create politically charged sculptures and videos in a new episode of ART21 “Exclusive.”

Detail of Big Bling (2016) in Madison Square Park in New York City. 
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The Making of Martin Puryear’s “Big Bling”

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The Making of Martin Puryear’s “Big Bling”

Today’s ART21 “Exclusive” follows Martin Puryear’s monumental public sculpture “Big Bling” as it’s created and installed in Madison Square Park.

Detail of Measuring Stick at Sarah Sze’s Manhattan studio.
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Sarah Sze’s Experimental Site

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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.”

Detail of Lost Image Standing (Fragment Series) from the installation Second Studio at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery.
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Sarah Sze’s Desire for Tactility

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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.

Abraham Cruzvillegas with his daughter installing The Autoconstrucción Suites at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Abraham Cruzvillegas: Self-Constructing Identity

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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.

Josiah McElheny painting in his Brooklyn, NY studio. 
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Josiah McElheny Projects Maya Deren

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Josiah McElheny Projects Maya Deren

“I’m trying to understand this relationship of abstraction and the body.” — Josiah McElheny Today’s ART21 Exclusive features Josiah McElheny exploring the relationship between abstraction and the body as he …

Still from Continuity (2012)
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Omer Fast Interrupts “Continuity”

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Omer Fast Interrupts “Continuity”

“Those moments are magical in film—when we have a pure linear motion that approaches something and reveals it—but I’m interested in the stuff that gets in the way.” — Omer …

Omer Fast

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Omer Fast Distills Broadcasted Anxiety

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Omer Fast Distills Broadcasted Anxiety

“What have we done to deserve this? What could we have done to prevent it from happening? What can we learn?” — CNN Concatenated (2002) Today’s ART21 Exclusive features Omer Fast …

Graciela Iturbide Pedro Meyer

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Politics and Dignity in Graciela Iturbide’s Photographs

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Politics and Dignity in Graciela Iturbide’s Photographs

“Politics are already implied when I’m working in Mexico. I don’t have to say ‘Look, what injustice!’ because it would be sensationalized.” — Graciela Iturbide Artist Graciela Iturbide discusses her personal and …

Josiah McElheny painting in his Brooklyn, NY studio. 
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Josiah McElheny Sees Potential in Painting

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Josiah McElheny Sees Potential in Painting

“Abstraction – in its potential hopefulness for imagining a different world or imagining a world that’s not absolutely apparent – can tie us together.” — Josiah McElheny Today’s ART21 Exclusive features …

Lynda Benglis making “The Wave of the World” (1983-1984) at the Modern Art Foundry in Queens, NY.

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Lynda Benglis Reunites with a Lost Fountain

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Lynda Benglis Reunites with a Lost Fountain

“I’m not trying to satisfy anyone. I really make things because I’m curious – that’s the reason” — Lynda Benglis Today’s ART21 Exclusive features Lynda Benglis reuniting with her first …

Arlene Shechet arranging plaster sculptures in her New York City studio. Production still from the series ART21 "Exclusive". © ART21, Inc. 2015. Cinematography: Rafael Salazar.

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Arlene Shechet Sculpts Time

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Arlene Shechet Sculpts Time

Arlene Shechet discusses a series of plaster sculptures that she created over the course of six years in the mid-1990s, following the death of a close friend.

A wet paper sheet being cast over rubber molds at Dieu Donné in New York City.
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Arlene Shechet Reveals the Unseen

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Arlene Shechet Reveals the Unseen

“The thing that’s unseen is sometimes way more interesting than what people want you to see.” —Arlene Shechet In the first of two new ART21 Exclusive episodes featuring Arlene Shechet, …

A model posing for a painting by Aliza Nisenbaum.
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Tania Bruguera and the Art of Empowerment

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Tania Bruguera and the Art of Empowerment

“The idea of sitting face to face, it’s a very intimate experience. Having a model and painting them always makes people open up.” —Aliza Nisenbaum Today’s ART21 Exclusive features Immigrant Movement …

Detail of The Lightning's Bride (2011) by Elliott Hundley.
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Elliott Hundley Is Playing with Your Emotions

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Elliott Hundley Is Playing with Your Emotions

“What’s appealing to me about collage is the fact that it’s so straightforward—that it’s a good foil to my subject.” —Elliott Hundley Today’s ART21 Exclusive features Elliott Hundley describing an …

Freddy Velez painting a sign at the “Gramsci Monument” (2013), a monument by Thomas Hirschhorn.
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Perspectives from the “Gramsci Monument”

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Perspectives from the “Gramsci Monument”

“I don’t do something for the community, I do something, I hope, for art and the understanding of art – my goal is this.” —Thomas Hirschhorn Today’s ART21 Exclusive features the …

Leonardo Drew visiting the grave of Piet Mondrian in Cypress Hills Cemetery, Brooklyn.
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Leonardo Drew and Piet Mondrian Meet on the Grid

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Leonardo Drew and Piet Mondrian Meet on the Grid

“What can I say about Mondrian, he’s just the man. As far as the grid and composition, obviously I’m working off of him and standing on the shoulders of giants.” …

Still from Organic Honey’s Vertical Roll (1973) by Joan Jonas
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Joan Jonas Performs in the Streets of New York

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Joan Jonas Performs in the Streets of New York

“I wanted to develop my own language and the minute I started performing I began to invent in a different way.” —Joan Jonas Today’s ART21 Exclusive features Joan Jonas discussing her decision to …

Katharina Grosse

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Anarchic Color in Katharina Grosse’s Paintings

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Anarchic Color in Katharina Grosse’s Paintings

“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 …

Trevor Paglen

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Trevor Paglen Photographs the NSA

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Trevor Paglen Photographs the NSA

“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 …

Trevor Paglen

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Trevor Paglen Flexes His Rights

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Trevor Paglen Flexes His Rights

“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 …

Sarah Vanderlip

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Deeper into the Desert with Andrea Zittel

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Deeper into the Desert with Andrea Zittel

“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, …

Andrea Zittel

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Andrea Zittel’s Social Experiment

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Andrea Zittel’s Social Experiment

Today’s ART21 Exclusive features Andrea Zittel’s Wagon Station Encampment—a collection of ”sleeping pods“ installed throughout her property in Joshua Tree, California.

ANDREA ZITTEL A-Z West

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Andrea Zittel’s Desert Designs

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Andrea Zittel’s Desert Designs

“You could say that design has power because it actually touches people in a much more concrete way, but I think that art has more wiggle room and more flexibility.” …

Joan-Jonas

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Joan Jonas Lets the Ink Fly

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Joan Jonas Lets the Ink Fly

Today’s ART21 Exclusive features Joan Jonas drawing in her Manhattan studio, and on stage at the Umeå Jazz Festival in Sweden.

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Tania Bruguera’s Petition to the Pope

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Tania Bruguera’s Petition to the Pope

Today’s ART21 Exclusive features Tania Bruguera collecting signatures as part of her project The Francis Effect.

Leonardo Drew visiting the Nazca Lines in Peru. Production still from ART21 Exclusive. © ART21, Inc. 2014.  Courtesy Leonardo Drew.

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Where in the World Is Leonardo Drew?

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Where in the World Is Leonardo Drew?

In today’s ART21 Exclusive artist Leonardo Drew discusses the importance of travel in relationship to his artwork.

Oliver Herring TASK

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Oliver Herring’s Big Art Party

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Oliver Herring’s Big Art Party

Today’s ART21 Exclusive follows artist Oliver Herring around Madison Square Park as he organizes his largest TASK Party to date.

Virginia Franklin Carter. Production still from the series ART21 Exclusive. © ART21, Inc. 2014. Courtesy Sally Mann.

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Sally Mann and The Two Virginias

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Sally Mann and The Two Virginias

Photographer Sally Mann reflects on the life of Virginia Franklin Carter (1894–1994), the African American woman who helped raise the artist and her two brothers.

Kara Walker gives advice

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Kara Walker’s advice to young artists

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Kara Walker’s advice to young artists

In today’s ART21 Exclusive, Kara Walker reflects on her early success and offers advice to the next generation of artists.

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Eli Sudbrack Learns to Paint

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Eli Sudbrack Learns to Paint

An in-depth look at the painting process of Eli Sudbrack, a principal member of the artist collective assume vivid astro focus.

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assume vivid astro focus on the pleasure of painting

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assume vivid astro focus on the pleasure of painting

In today’s Exclusive Eli Sudbrack and Christophe Hamaide-Pierson, principal members of the artist collective assume vivid astro focus, discuss their first paintings on canvas.

Kara Walker (with her daughter) applies powdered sugar to a sculpture at the Domino Sugar factory, Brooklyn, NY, 2014. Production still from the series Exclusive. © Art21, Inc. 2014. Cinematographer: Ian Forster.

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The Making of Kara Walker’s Sugar Sphinx

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The Making of Kara Walker’s Sugar Sphinx

An in-depth look at the creation of Kara Walker’s monumental public project, A Subtlety or the Marvelous Sugar Baby (2014), at the Domino Sugar Factory in Brooklyn, NY.

Catherine Opie and Father

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Catherine Opie Visits Her Hometown

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Catherine Opie Visits Her Hometown

In today’s Exclusive, filmed in 2011, photographer Catherine Opie visits her hometown of Sandusky, Ohio.

Glenn Ligon Hands

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Glenn Ligon: Layers of Meaning

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Glenn Ligon: Layers of Meaning

In today’s Exclusive Glenn Ligon discusses inspiring texts and cultural events, such as the writings of James Baldwin and the Million Man March.

Gabriel Orozco Mirror Crit copy

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Gabriel Orozco Critiques Crits

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Gabriel Orozco Critiques Crits

In today’s Exclusive, artist Gabriel Orozco conducts what he calls a “Mirror Crit,” during which he presents a student’s artwork as if it is his own.