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Kara Walker gives advice

Kara Walker’s advice to young artists

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

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

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.

The Making of Kara Walker’s Sugar Sphinx

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.

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Catherine Opie Visits Her Hometown

Catherine Opie Visits Her Hometown

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

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Glenn Ligon: Layers of Meaning

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.

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Gabriel Orozco Critiques Crits

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.

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Gabriel Orozco Teaches Spanish

Gabriel Orozco Teaches Spanish

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.

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“Exclusive” Curated (Part 3 of 3)

“Exclusive” Curated (Part 3 of 3)

A look back at Lynda Benglis, Ai Weiwei, Margaret Kilgallen, and other Art21 artists in this third Exclusive playlist.

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“Exclusive” Curated (Part 2 of 3)

“Exclusive” Curated (Part 2 of 3)

In today’s Exclusive playlist—the second part of a three-part series—a conservationist, a musician, an educator, and others share their favorite Exclusive episodes.

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“Exclusive” Curated (Part 1 of 3)

“Exclusive” Curated (Part 1 of 3)

In this first part of a three-part series, art world colleagues and friends share their favorite Exclusive episodes to date.

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Exclusive: 200 Episodes Later

Exclusive: 200 Episodes Later

Exclusive> producer Ian Forster announces Art21′s 200th Exclusive episode, coming this Friday.

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Janine Antoni and Stephen Petronio Blur Lines

Janine Antoni and Stephen Petronio Blur Lines

In today’s Exclusive, filmed in 2013, artist Janine Antoni and choreographer Stephen Petronio discuss their collaborative process.

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Ellen Gallagher Cuts Things Up

Ellen Gallagher Cuts Things Up

In today’s Exclusive, filmed in 2013, Ellen Gallagher discusses the paper cutouts that she’s embedded into paintings throughout her career.

Detail of Fred Wilson’s installation "Speak of Me as I Am" at the 50th Venice Biennale, 2003. Production still from the series "Exclusive." © Art21, Inc. 2014. Courtesy the artist.

Fred Wilson Talks Beauty and Ugliness

Fred Wilson Talks Beauty and Ugliness

In today’s Exclusive, filmed in 2004, Fred Wilson discusses how beauty and ugliness together create meaning.

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Janine Antoni Finds Healing in Art Making

Janine Antoni Finds Healing in Art Making

In today’s Exclusive video, filmed in 2013, Janine Antoni discusses her milagros-inspired sculptures.

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Tim Hawkinson Keeps Art in the Family

Tim Hawkinson Keeps Art in the Family

In today’s Exclusive, filmed in 2013, Tim Hawkinson gives a tour of his sculpture exhibition at Pace Gallery in New York City.

Bruce Nauman in his New Mexico studio in August, 2000. Production still from the series Exclusive. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Bob Elfstrom

Bruce Nauman Slows Down Time

Bruce Nauman Slows Down Time

In today’s Exclusive, filmed in August 2000, Bruce Nauman discusses his 1994 video Poke in the Eye/Nose/Ear.

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Marina Abramović Learns to Sing

Marina Abramović Learns to Sing

“I really love listening to people sing and I was always jealous of that kind of talent…to open your heart and sing your soul out.” —Marina Abramović In today’s Exclusive, …

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Ursula von Rydingsvard Finds Courage in Color

Ursula von Rydingsvard Finds Courage in Color

Ursula von Rydingsvard discusses her large-scale sculpture Ona, which is permanently installed outside of Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Artist Kiki Smith working with technicians at The Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Production still from the series Exclusive. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Tom Hurwitz.

Kiki Smith Does Her Homework

Kiki Smith Does Her Homework

“I’m good at doing what I can do in my own power, out of my own physicality, and then like a little extension out from that…” —Kiki Smith Filmed in …

Trenton Doyle Hancock, The Former and the Ladder or Ascension and a Cinchin’, 2012. Acrylic and mixed media on canvas; 84 x 132 x 3 inches. Courtesy the artist and James Cohan Gallery

Trenton Doyle Hancock Busts Out

Trenton Doyle Hancock Busts Out

Trenton Doyle Hancock discusses his large-scale collage The Former and the Ladder or Ascension and a Cinchin’.

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David Altmejd’s Heads

David Altmejd’s Heads

In this Exclusive David Altmejd discusses his head sculptures, saying “Some sculptors make drawings, I make heads.”

Bruce Nauman riding horseback on his New Mexico ranch in August, 2000.

Production still from the series Exclusive. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Bob Elfstrom.

Teaching Bruce Nauman

Teaching Bruce Nauman

Bruce Nauman discusses two teachers who influenced his approach to horseback riding and art making: master horse trainer Ray Hunt and painter Wayne Thiebaud.

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Science Fiction in Ellen Gallagher’s “Osedax”

Science Fiction in Ellen Gallagher’s “Osedax”

In today’s Exclusive, filmed in 2013, artist Ellen Gallagher discusses her large-scale, collaborative installation “Osedax” (2010).

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Rackstraw Downes Paints West Texas

Rackstraw Downes Paints West Texas

In today’s “Exclusive,” artist Rackstraw Downes discusses his interest in altered landscapes.

Barry McGee at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive during his 2012 retrospective exhibition.
Production still from the series Exclusive. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Bob Elfstrom.

Barry McGee Shares His Retrospective with Others

Barry McGee Shares His Retrospective with Others

In today’s “Exclusive,” Barry McGee discusses the work of family, friends, and street artists that he included in his retrospective exhibition at BAM/PFA.

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Kiki Smith’s Printmaking Process

Kiki Smith’s Printmaking Process

Today’s “Exclusive” artist Kiki Smith discusses the challenges and pleasures of printmaking.

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Maya Lin Examines Disappearing Bodies of Water

Maya Lin Examines Disappearing Bodies of Water

In today’s “Exclusive,” filmed in late 2012, Maya Lin discusses her marble sculpture series, “Disappearing Bodies of Water.”

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Exclusive | Bruce Nauman’s Studio Routine

Exclusive | Bruce Nauman’s Studio Routine

In today’s “Exclusive,” filmed in 2000 at Bruce Nauman’s New Mexico studio, he explains his need to experiment with new materials and forms daily.

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Exclusive | Trenton Doyle Hancock, Ten Years Later

Exclusive | Trenton Doyle Hancock, Ten Years Later

In Art21′s latest “Exclusive,” artist Trenton Doyle Hancock talks about life changes and how his work has evolved.

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Exclusive | Robert Mangold and Sol LeWitt, Security Guards at MoMA

Exclusive | Robert Mangold and Sol LeWitt, Security Guards at MoMA

Robert Mangold on his friendship with the late Sol LeWitt and working as a security guard at the Museum of Modern Art in the 1960s.

James Turrell, “Second Meeting” interior, 1989. Production stills from the series Exclusive. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Marc Levy.

James Turrell Revisits “Second Meeting”

James Turrell Revisits “Second Meeting”

“When sitting inside Second Meeting you’re not only looking at the sky—you’re also observing how your eyes and mind perceive color.”

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Maya Lin reflects on New York’s ecological past and Hurricane Sandy

Maya Lin reflects on New York’s ecological past and Hurricane Sandy

A new “Exclusive” film featuring Maya Lin and her latest exhibition at Pace Gallery.

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Exclusive | Ann Hamilton: “the event of a thread”

Exclusive | Ann Hamilton: “the event of a thread”

Art21′s Associate Producer sheds light on the paper bags scattered throughout Ann Hamilton’s Park Avenue Armory installation “the event of a thread.”

A mannequin tagging on Barry McGee’s “Untitled” (1999/2012). Production still from the series Exclusive. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Bob Elfstrom.

© Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Bob Elfstrom.

Exclusive | Barry McGee: Tagging

Exclusive | Barry McGee: Tagging

On the occasion of Barry McGee’s retrospective exhibition at ICA Boston, Associate Producer Ian Forster draws attention to illustrative mannequins included in the show.