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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”

Krzysztof Wodiczko: Designer Adam Whiton

Krzysztof Wodiczko: Designer Adam Whiton

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE Episode #133: Filmed at the Interrogative Design Group offices at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, designer Adam Whiton discusses his work …

Paul McCarthy: Art & Entertainment

Paul McCarthy: Art & Entertainment

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE Episode #132: Filmed in his Los Angeles studio alongside his son and frequent collaborator Damon McCarthy, artist Paul McCarthy reflects …

Beryl Korot: “Text and Commentary”

Beryl Korot: “Text and Commentary”

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: ITUNES | YOUTUBE | BLIP.TV | ARTBABBLE Episode #131: Featuring excerpts from her groundbreaking video installation Text and Commentary (1977), artist Beryl Korot discusses how information has …

Beryl Korot: “Babel: the 7 minute scroll”

Beryl Korot: “Babel: the 7 minute scroll”

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: ITUNES | YOUTUBE | BLIP.TV | ARTBABBLE Episode #130: Beryl Korot discusses a recent work — Babel: the 7 minute scroll (2007) — which takes the form …

Allan McCollum. "Over Ten Thousand Individual Works," 1987–88. Enamel on cast Hydrocal, 2 inches in diameter each, with variable lengths, each unique. Photo by Fred Scruton. © Allan McCollum. Courtesy the artist.

Allan McCollum: “Over Ten Thousand Individual Works”

Allan McCollum: “Over Ten Thousand Individual Works”

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE Episode #129: Filmed in his Brooklyn studio, Allan McCollum reveals the process and logic behind the project Over Ten Thousand …

Paul McCarthy: “Black & White Tapes”

Paul McCarthy: “Black & White Tapes”

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE Episode #128: Interviewed in his Los Angeles studio, Paul McCarthy discusses the genesis of his Black and White Tapes (1970–75), …

William Kentridge: Collaboration

William Kentridge: Collaboration

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE In celebration of Art21’s new feature film William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible — which premiered nationally on October 21, 2010 …

William Kentridge: Studio Manager Anne McIlleron

William Kentridge: Studio Manager Anne McIlleron

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE In celebration of Art21’s new feature film William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible — which premiered nationally on October 21, 2010 …

William Kentridge: “The Nose” Opera Curtain

William Kentridge: “The Nose” Opera Curtain

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE IT’S OPENING NIGHT! In celebration of Art21’s forthcoming feature film William Kentridge: Anything is Possible — premiering tonight, October 21, …

William Kentridge: Weaver Marguerite Stephens

William Kentridge: Weaver Marguerite Stephens

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE In celebration of Art21’s forthcoming feature film William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible — premiering October 21, 2010 at 10:00 p.m. …

William Kentridge: Composer Philip Miller

William Kentridge: Composer Philip Miller

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE In celebration of Art21’s forthcoming feature film William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible — premiering October 21, 2010 at 10:00 p.m. …

William Kentridge: Peter Gelb, The Metropolitan Opera

William Kentridge: Peter Gelb, The Metropolitan Opera

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE In celebration of Art21’s forthcoming feature film William Kentridge: Anything is Possible — premiering October 21, 2010 at 10:00 p.m. …

Krzysztof Wodiczko: Peace

Krzysztof Wodiczko: Peace

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE Episode #121: “You cannot work towards peace being peaceful” says artist Krzysztof Wodiczko, who explains this paradoxical position in terms …

Allan McCollum: “Plaster Surrogates” & “Surrogate Paintings”

Allan McCollum: “Plaster Surrogates” & “Surrogate Paintings”

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE Episode #120: Filmed in his Brooklyn studio, Allan McCollum discusses his Surrogate Paintings (begun in 1978) and Plaster Surrogates (begun …

Carrie Mae Weems: “Roaming”

Carrie Mae Weems: “Roaming”

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE Episode #119: Carrie Mae Weems describes the impetus for her series Roaming (2006). An investigation into “the edifice of power,” …

Laylah Ali: Choreographer Dean Moss

Laylah Ali: Choreographer Dean Moss

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE Episode #118: Dancer/choreographer Dean Moss discusses his collaboration with visual artist Laylah Ali, entitled figures on a field (2005). This …

Mike Kelley: Bad Boy

Mike Kelley: Bad Boy

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE Episode #117: Mike Kelley sets the record straight about being called a “bad boy” throughout his career, describing the shifting …

Mary Heilmann: Abstract Painting

Mary Heilmann: Abstract Painting

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE Episode #116: Mary Heilmann describes a breakthrough she had of combining gestural and hard-edge abstracton in a single painting, combining …

Doris Salcedo: Istanbul

Doris Salcedo: Istanbul

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE Episode #115: Doris Salcedo discusses her installation for the Istanbul Biennial, describing how she wanted to create a “topography of …

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Kimsooja: Art & Everyday Life

Kimsooja: Art & Everyday Life

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE SUPPORT ART21: Final day! – Art21 seeks 14 donors to add to its list of 100 x 100 Exclusive campaign …

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Florian Maier-Aichen: Rejecting Tradition

Florian Maier-Aichen: Rejecting Tradition

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE SUPPORT ART21: In the next 7 days Art21 seeks 26 new donors to add to its list of 100 x …

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Jeff Koons: Art History

Jeff Koons: Art History

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE SUPPORT ART21: In the next 15 days Art21 seeks 34 new donors to add to its list of 100 x …

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On View Now | Mind the Gap: Thoughts on Representing the Holocaust through Comics

On View Now

On View Now | Mind the Gap: Thoughts on Representing the Holocaust through Comics

The act of codification that is enshrined in the International Declaration of Human Rights has ensured that the unspeakable has been cut down to size at the very moment that …

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100 x 100 Exclusive: Donate Today!

100 x 100 Exclusive: Donate Today!

Video above: Jeff Koons: Money & Value The 100 x 100 Exclusive campaign has only 18 days left! Since last week we’ve added five new donors, leaving us 36 spaces …

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Yinka Shonibare MBE: “Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle”

Yinka Shonibare MBE: “Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle”

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE SUPPORT ART21: It seems like only yesterday that the 100 x 100 Exclusive campaign kicked off! Now with 32 days …

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Allan McCollum: “Shapes Ornaments”

Allan McCollum: “Shapes Ornaments”

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE SUPPORT ART21: With just over a month left to our campaign, Art21 wants to thank the 59 donors who have …

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Jeff Koons: Potential

Jeff Koons: Potential

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE SUPPORT ART21: With 54 donors from around the world who have pledged their support, we have just 46 spots left …