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Production still from the Exclusive video "David Altmejd: Assistants."

Exclusive | David Altmejd: Assistants

Exclusive | David Altmejd: Assistants

Filmed in early 2011, two of David Altmejd’s assistants describe the experience of working for the sculptor in his Queens, New York studio.

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Exclusive | Tabaimo: “dolefullhouse”

Exclusive | Tabaimo: “dolefullhouse”

Our latest Exclusive video is now live! Watch Tabaimo discuss her 2007 animated video installation “dolefullhouse,” whose disparate elements suggest meaning through their interaction.

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Exclusive | Mary Reid Kelley: “You Make Me Iliad”

Exclusive | Mary Reid Kelley: “You Make Me Iliad”

Watch video artist and painter Mary Reid Kelley discuss her work “You Make Me Iliad” (2010), which attempts to reconstitute the experience of women living during the first World War.

Production still from Art21's Exclusive video "Robert Mangold: Town & Country."

Exclusive | Robert Mangold: Town & Country

Exclusive | Robert Mangold: Town & Country

  Our latest Exclusive video is now live! Click to watch Robert Mangold: Town & Country on Art21.org. Filmed at Robert Mangold’s upstate New York home and studio in 2011, …

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Exclusive | Rackstraw Downes: Some Painters

Exclusive | Rackstraw Downes: Some Painters

Watch Art21′s latest Exclusive video, where Rackstraw Downes describes why he views the work of some long-deceased painters to be relevant to his own contemporary practice.

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Exclusive | El Anatsui: Language & Symbols

Exclusive | El Anatsui: Language & Symbols

Our latest Exclusive video features El Anatsui discussing the role of language and symbols in his artwork.

Production still from Art21's Exclusive video, "Lynda Benglis: India."

Exclusive | Lynda Benglis: India

Exclusive | Lynda Benglis: India

Watch Lynda Benglis give a tour of the family home of Anand Sarabhai in Ahmedabad, India, a city she’s been visiting and working in for over 30 years.

Production still from the Art21 Exclusive video "Catherine Opie: Cleveland Clinic"

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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Exclusive | Sarah Sze: Improvisation

Exclusive | Sarah Sze: Improvisation

Watch Sarah Sze discuss the importance of improvisation and spontaneity during her installation process, in Art21′s latest Exclusive video.

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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.

Production still from the Exclusive video, "Ai Weiwei: New Communication."

Exclusive | Ai Weiwei: New Communication

Exclusive | Ai Weiwei: New Communication

Art21′s latest Exclusive video: in one of his first on-camera interviews following his release from detention in 2011, Ai Weiwei discusses the potential for artists to express themselves online.

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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.

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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.

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Exclusive | assume vivid astro focus: Masks

Exclusive | assume vivid astro focus: Masks

In our latest Exclusive video, Eli Sudbrack of assume vivid astro focus discusses the motivations behind the collective’s use of masks during public events and installations.

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Exclusive | Glenn Ligon: Installing “Warm Broad Glow II”

Exclusive | Glenn Ligon: Installing “Warm Broad Glow II”

Art21′s latest Exclusive video is now live! Watch “Glenn Ligon: Installing ‘Warm Broad Glow II’” on Art21.org.

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Exclusive | Marina Abramović: Embracing Fashion

Exclusive | Marina Abramović: Embracing Fashion

Art21′s latest Exclusive video, “Marina Abramović: Embracing Fashion” is now live!

Robert Adams, "Adams County, Colorado," 1973  Courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco and Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Ambiguity and Teaching with the Photography Robert Adams

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Ambiguity and Teaching with the Photography Robert Adams

Teaching with and sharing Robert Adams’ photography with students can allow for a broader understanding of what makes a great picture.

Production still from Exclusive, "William Kentridge: Meaning."

Exclusive | William Kentridge: Meaning

Exclusive | William Kentridge: Meaning

In our latest Exclusive video, William Kentridge discusses how the physical activities of cutting, tearing and collaging generate ideas and infuse his work with meaning.

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Exclusive | Paul McCarthy: Chaos & Debauchery

Exclusive | Paul McCarthy: Chaos & Debauchery

In Art21′s latest Exclusive video, two of Paul McCarthy’s longtime assistants describe the process of sculpting, molding, and fabricating the artist’s large-scale works.

"Zygmunt," 1992. Installation at Exit Art, NY. Collaboration by Judy Pfaff and Ursula von Rydingsvard.

Exclusive | Judy Pfaff and Ursula von Rydingsvard: Zygmunt (1992)

Exclusive | Judy Pfaff and Ursula von Rydingsvard: Zygmunt (1992)

In Art21′s latest Exclusive video, Judy Pfaff and Ursula von Rydingsvard discuss what they learned from one another while collaborating on the 1992 work “Zygmunt.”

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Exclusive | Lari Pittman: Audience

Exclusive | Lari Pittman: Audience

Our latest web-only Exclusive features Lari Pittman on the role that spontaneity plays in the construction of his paintings.

"How to Blow up Two Heads at Once (Ladies)," 2006 Two-life size mannequins, two guns, Dutch wax printed cotton, shoes, and leather riding boots, dimensions variable; plinth:63 x 96 1/2 x 48 inches overall, each figure: 63 x 61 x 48 inches overall  Collection of Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA. Photo by Stephen White © Yinka Shonibare MBE; Courtesy James Cohan Gallery, New York and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London.

Yinka Shonibare MBE | “Black Artists”

Yinka Shonibare MBE | “Black Artists”

Our latest Exclusive video features Yinka Shonibare MBE on his motivation and strategies for getting his work into the art system.

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Ursula von Rydingsvard | “Becoming an Artist”

Ursula von Rydingsvard | “Becoming an Artist”

Our latest, web-only Exclusive video features Ursula von Rydingsvard discussing her family’s early struggles after WWII and its influence on her studio practice today.

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Laurie Simmons: Actress Meryl Streep

Laurie Simmons: Actress Meryl Streep

Our latest “Exclusive” video short has just gone live! Watch photographer Laurie Simmons as she directs scenes for her 2007 film, which starred Meryl Streep.

"Trap Rock (truck load out)," 2006 Ink-jet print, 38 1/2 x 26 inches. Edition of 5. © An-My Lê, courtesy Murray Guy, New York.

An-My Lê’s “Trap Rock”

An-My Lê’s “Trap Rock”

Art21′s latest Exclusive video features previously unreleased footage of artist An-My Lê photographing a basalt quarry along the Hudson River.

Cindy Sherman: Fashion

Cindy Sherman: Fashion

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE Episode #143: Commissioned by French Vogue to create a fashion editorial featuring clothes from the Spanish design house Balenciaga, artist …

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Using Art21 Video Exclusives

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Using Art21 Video Exclusives

If you follow the Art21 blog and work with Art21 materials you know full well there are plenty of opportunities to see and share a huge variety of video about …

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Paul McCarthy: “Central Symmetrical Rotation Movement”

Paul McCarthy: “Central Symmetrical Rotation Movement”

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE Episode #142: Artist Paul McCarthy discusses his interest in art as political theater and his sculptures as akin to amusement …

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Becoming an Artist

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Becoming an Artist

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE Episode #141: Filmed in his New York studio, artist Hiroshi Sugimoto recounts his student days studying Western philosophy (Hegel, Kant, …

Cao Fei. "PRD Anti-Heroes," 2006. Video still. Multi-media opera, single-channel color video with sound, 2 hours 22 minutes. Courtesy the artist and Lombard-Freid Projects, New York. © Cao Fei.

Cao Fei: “PRD Anti-Heroes”

Cao Fei: “PRD Anti-Heroes”

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE Episode #140: Artist Cao Fei discusses her multi-media theatrical work “PRD Anti-Heroes” (2005), a play performed by non-professional actors. Investigating …

Cindy Sherman: Characters

Cindy Sherman: Characters

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE Episode #139: Cindy Sherman reveals how dressing up in character began as a kind of performance and evolved into her …

Carrie Mae Weems. "Untitled," from Kitchen Table Series,1989–90. Set of 20 gelatin-silver prints, 28 1/4 x 28 1/4 inches each. © Carrie Mae Weems. Courtesy Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

Carrie Mae Weems: “The Kitchen Table Series”

Carrie Mae Weems: “The Kitchen Table Series”

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE Episode #138: Filmed in her Syracuse studio, artist Carrie Mae Weems discusses the impetus for her work “The Kitchen Table …

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Allan McCollum: “Lost Objects” & “Natural Copies”

Allan McCollum: “Lost Objects” & “Natural Copies”

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE Episode #137: Filmed in his Brooklyn studio, artist Allan McCollum discusses two projects utilizing dinosaur fossils—”Lost Objects” (begun 1991) and …

An-My Lê: “29 Palms”

An-My Lê: “29 Palms”

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE Episode #136: “I just wanted to approach the idea of war in a more complicated and more challenging way” says …

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Cabinet of Curiosities

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Cabinet of Curiosities

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE Episode #135: Filmed in his New York studio, artist Hiroshi Sugimoto gives a tour of his private cabinet of curiosities …

William Kentridge: “The Magic Flute”

William Kentridge: “The Magic Flute”