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On Location: Inside Art Documentary Production

100th Exclusive & William Kentridge Exclusives, Carrie Mae Weems Uncut, the problem with talking, and screenings

On Location: Inside Art Documentary Production

100th Exclusive & William Kentridge Exclusives, Carrie Mae Weems Uncut, the problem with talking, and screenings

As usual, there’s a lot of production-related ground to cover I’d like to cover.  First, I really need to publicly acknowledge what’s hopefully no longer a private landmark, the release …

William Kentridge: Pain & Sympathy

William Kentridge: Pain & Sympathy

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS We invited viewers to choose the 100th Exclusive video and, with 43% of the vote, William Kentridge emerged triumphant! We’ll debut the four …

Susan Rothenberg: Emotions

Susan Rothenberg: Emotions

Episode #099: Filmed at her home and studio in New Mexico, artist Susan Rothenberg explains how she transforms personal experiences and feelings into works that can become an “emotional moment” …

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YOU DECIDE: Viewers Choose the 100th “Exclusive”

YOU DECIDE: Viewers Choose the 100th “Exclusive”

That’s right….we’re nearing our 100TH EPISODE of the Exclusive video series and are asking viewers — THAT’S YOU! — to decide which video (and artist) will have the distinction of …

Jeff Koons: Money & Value

Jeff Koons: Money & Value

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS Episode #098: Artist Jeff Koons discusses themes of money, desire, perfection, and moral responsibility. Filmed in his busy New York studio and surrounded …

Julie Mehretu: Studio Assistants

Julie Mehretu: Studio Assistants

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS Episode #097: Filmed in her Berlin studio, a group of Julie Mehretu’s assistants — Sarah Rentz, Damien Young, Erika Fortner and Harmony Murphy …

Jessica Stockholder | Form

Jessica Stockholder | Form

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS EXCLUSIVE: From her home in New Haven, Connecticut, Jessica Stockholder discusses the strength of form and the difficulty in articulating the meaning behind …

Paul McCarthy | Lifecasting

Paul McCarthy | Lifecasting

Surrounded by various figurative sculptures in progress in his Los Angeles studio, including an over-sized bust of President George W. Bush, artist Paul McCarthy discusses the process of casting from …

William Kentridge | “Return”

William Kentridge | “Return”

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS Shot in his Johannesburg studio in South Africa, William Kentridge reveals the process and unusual presentation of the video work Return — a …

John Baldessari | Recycling Images

John Baldessari | Recycling Images

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS While sifting through boxes of film stills in his Santa Monica studio, artist John Baldessari talks about being a pack rat and discusses …

Julie Mehretu | Workday

Julie Mehretu | Workday

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS Filmed in her Berlin studio, Julie Mehretu discusses the ups and downs of her daily studio practice. Mehretu is shown working on the …

William Kentridge | “Breathe”

William Kentridge | “Breathe”

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS Shot in his Johannesburg studio in South Africa, William Kentridge reveals the process behind the video work Breathe — a component of the …

Paul McCarthy | Animatronic Designer Jon Dawe

Paul McCarthy | Animatronic Designer Jon Dawe

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS Animatronic Designer Jon Dawe reveals the process behind the robotic creature effects in artist Paul McCarthy’s sculpture Bush and Pig. Dawe’s previous work, …

Allan McCollum | “Shapes Copper Cookie Cutters”

Allan McCollum | “Shapes Copper Cookie Cutters”

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS Larry Little, co-founder of Aunt Holly’s Copper Cookie Cutters with his wife Holly, describes his experiences working with artist Allan McCollum on the …

Cao Fei | Avatars

Cao Fei | Avatars

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS In her Beijing studio, Cao Fei reflects on the behavior of avatars in the digital environment of Second Life and the motivations behind …

Cindy Sherman | Mannequins & Masks

Cindy Sherman | Mannequins & Masks

Surveying some of the props she’s used over the years, including masks and mannequin parts, artist Cindy Sherman demonstrates how she uses stand-ins to gauge the focus and composition of …

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Art21 “Exclusive” Video, Year 2

Art21 “Exclusive” Video, Year 2

What a year it’s been! We’re taking a look back at the 42 Exclusive videos that premiered here on the Art21 Blog, and subsequently on YouTube and iTunes. We hope …

Doris Salcedo | Third World Identity

Doris Salcedo | Third World Identity

In her Bogotá studio, artist Doris Salcedo discusses the stereotypes she faces as a citizen of a Third World country and how she embraces these first-hand experiences of discrimination to …

Kimsooja | “A Beggar Woman” & “A Homeless Woman”

Kimsooja | “A Beggar Woman” & “A Homeless Woman”

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS Artist Kimsooja reflects on her series of videotaped performances — A Beggar Woman and A Homeless Woman (both 2000-01) — realized in cities …

Yinka Shonibare MBE | Being an Artist

Yinka Shonibare MBE | Being an Artist

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS In his London studio, artist Yinka Shonibare MBE reflects on what it means for him to be an artist, how he views his …

Paul McCarthy | “Piccadilly Circus”

Paul McCarthy | “Piccadilly Circus”

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS Artist Paul McCarthy describes the improvisational process and performances behind the video work Piccadilly Circus (2003). Filmed at an unoccupied London bank before …

John Baldessari | “Raised Eyebrows/ Furrowed Foreheads”

John Baldessari | “Raised Eyebrows/ Furrowed Foreheads”

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS During the installation of his exhibition Raised Eyebrows/ Furrowed Foreheads (2009) at Marian Goodman Gallery in New York, artist John Baldessari discusses his …

Roni Horn | Water

Roni Horn | Water

Artist Roni Horn discusses the paradoxical identity and dependency of water, paired with scenes of Icelandic landscapes. Water and Iceland serve as both subjects and metaphors in the artist’s work, …

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Jeff Koons | Versailles

Jeff Koons | Versailles

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS EXCLUSIVE: From his studio in New York City, Jeff Koons discusses his 2008 exhibition at the Château de Versailles in France. Koons explores …

Mary Heilmann | Inspiration

Mary Heilmann | Inspiration

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS EXCLUSIVE: In her Long Island studio, Mary Heilmann discusses two inspirations for her work: tea bowls that adhere to the Japanese aesthetic philosophy …

Carrie Mae Weems | Thirteen Questions for Wynton Marsalis & Cornel West

Carrie Mae Weems | Thirteen Questions for Wynton Marsalis & Cornel West

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS EXCLUSIVE: As part of a panel discussion moderated by Baraka Sele at the 20th National Black Arts Festival in Atlanta, Georgia, artist Carrie …

Josiah McElheny | History & Originality

Josiah McElheny | History & Originality

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS EXCLUSIVE: Artist Josiah McElheny discusses the relationship between artworks and the context in which they were created, highlighting the distinctions between history and …

Richard Tuttle | Pollock & Tiffany

Richard Tuttle | Pollock & Tiffany

Artist Richard Tuttle pays homage to American art giants Jackson Pollock and Louis Comfort Tiffany, placing his work in an aesthetic tradition that spans abstraction and craft, expressionism and pragmatism. …

Arturo Herrera | Failure

Arturo Herrera | Failure

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS EXCLUSIVE: In his Berlin studio, Arturo Herrera discusses the importance of accepting failure in order to be able to learn and grow as …

Laylah Ali | Meaning

Laylah Ali | Meaning

While painting in her Williamstown, Massachusetts studio, artist Laylah Ali discusses the imperative she feels to make things and the nuanced relationship of political and personal events to the work. …

Ida Applebroog | City & Country

Ida Applebroog | City & Country

Artist Ida Applebroog discusses the differences between making work and living in New York City versus her home in Upstate New York. Ida Applebroog propels her paintings and drawings into …

Jessica Stockholder | Becoming An Artist

Jessica Stockholder | Becoming An Artist

Artist Jessica Stockholder recounts her earliest memories of wanting to become an artist while she and her son Charlie paint and draw in the basement of their home in New …

Oliver Herring | Participant Davis Thompson-Moss

Oliver Herring | Participant Davis Thompson-Moss

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS Artist Davis Thompson-Moss discusses his experiences appearing as a performer, alongside his brother, in two videos by Oliver Herring: BASIC (2003) and THE …

BOMB in the Building

Letter from London

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

What's Cookin': The Art21ndex

What’s Cookin at the Art21 Blog: A Weekly Index

BOMB in the Building

Letter from London

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

What's Cookin': The Art21ndex

What’s Cookin at the Art21 Blog: A Weekly Index

It’s mealtime! Join Sonya for a fine helping of nutrients and adventure with this week’s Index: Round ‘em up Nicole! Here’s what Art21 artists have been up to this past …

Oliver Herring | Participant Joyce Pensato

Oliver Herring | Participant Joyce Pensato

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS EXCLUSIVE: Artist Joyce Pensato discusses her experiences appearing as a performer in Oliver Herring’s videos. The work, which also features participant Davis-Thompson Moss, …

What's Cookin': The Art21ndex

What’s Cookin at the Art21 Blog: A Weekly Index

What's Cookin': The Art21ndex

What’s Cookin at the Art21 Blog: A Weekly Index

Sports and art are holding hands. Trong Gia Nguyen takes us to first base with that and other news relating to Art21 artists. Bruce Willis was a pub rocker, Scarlett …