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Maya Lin. "Sliver Thames," 2012. Courtesy the artist and Pace London.

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Weekly Roundup

Maya Lin explores the topography of Europe, Roni Horn displays photographs and glass, Rashid Johnson highlights artistic contributions by women and minorities, and much more.

Mansai Nomura + Hiroshi Sugimoto. "SANBASO, Divine Dance," 2013. Courtesy Japan Society and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

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Weekly Roundup

This week, Hiroshi Sugimoto presents film and performance, Carrie Mae Weems explores feminism’s evolution, James Turrell kicks off a series of exhibitions, and much more.

Do Ho Suh. "Karma," 2012. Courtesy New Orleans Museum of Art.

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Weekly Roundup

A Do-Ho Suh sculpture rises in NOLA, Ursula von Rydingsvard talks woodwork, Ai Weiwei pays homage to Pablo Neruda, Charles Atlas brings sound to Frieze…

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NYCU | Josephine Halvorson Is on the Clock

NYCU | Josephine Halvorson Is on the Clock

Can an artist create a compelling work in a single day? Watch our latest NYCU film featuring artist Josephine Halvorson.

Liz Magic Laser, "The Digital Face": digital c-print. Image: lizmagiclaser.com

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching with New York Close Up | Liz Magic Laser and David Brooks

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching with New York Close Up | Liz Magic Laser and David Brooks

Two recent New York Close Up films featuring artists Liz Magic Laser and David Brooks exemplify how the film series “can make strong interdisciplinary connections.”

assume vivid astro focus. “alter visions after fatalities,” 2013. Courtesy the artists and The Suzanne Geiss Company.

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Weekly Roundup

Assume vivid astro focus brighten up the Armory Show, Barbara Kruger talks to Interview magazine, and several artists open new exhibitions.

David Brooks, "Imbroglios (a phylogenetic tree, from Homo sapiens to Megalops atlanticus)," 2012. Fiberglass, gelcoat, MDF, pencil, hardware; 21 x 12 x 5 feet. Installation view from "Notes On Structure (imbroglios, heaps and myopias)," American Contemporary, New York, March 29–April 29, 2012. Production still from the "New York Close Up" film, "David Brooks Is In His Element". © Art21, Inc. 2013. Artwork courtesy of the artist and American Contemporary, New York.

NYCU | David Brooks Is In His Element

NYCU | David Brooks Is In His Element

What can an artist learn from the hard sciences? Watch our latest NYCU film featuring artist David Brooks.

William Kentridge. "Untitled (You Are Lying)," 2010. Courtesy the artist and James Cohen Gallery, New York.

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William Kentridge has his first solo in Mumbai, Shana Moulton presents magic realism in Indiana, Yinka Shonibare MBE is the subject of a London conference…

Mika Rottenberg. "Felicia from Tropical Breeze," 2004. Image courtesy of the artist and Magasin 3.

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Works by LaToya Ruby Frazier and Jeff Koons travel to Rome, Pierre Huyghe wins the Haftmann Prize, Laylah Ali’s Greenheads meet up in Minneapolis.

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NYCU | Mika Rottenberg and the Amazing Invention Factory

NYCU | Mika Rottenberg and the Amazing Invention Factory

What are the stories we tell about objects? Watch our latest NYCU film featuring artist Mika Rottenberg.

Untitled (Helman Gallery Parallelogram), 1971. © 2012 Bruce Nauman / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / DACS London

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Weekly Roundup

Nettrice Gaskins has the latest on Art21-featured artists.

Ai Weiwei. "Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn," 1995. Photo by Melina Mara for The Washington Post. Courtesy the artist and the Newseum.

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Weekly Roundup

Ai Weiwei’s work is part of the celebration of the U.S. Presidential Inauguration, Trenton Doyle Hancock wins the Greenfield Prize, and much more.

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NYCU | Tommy Hartung Is Off and Running

NYCU | Tommy Hartung Is Off and Running

How does an artist find relief from the pressures of the studio? Watch our latest NYCU film featuring artist Tommy Hartung.

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NYCU | Kalup Linzy Likes It A Little Bit Off

NYCU | Kalup Linzy Likes It A Little Bit Off

Our latest NYCU film featuring Kalup Linzy is now live! Watch as Linzy recounts the making of his 2008 video, “Keys to Our Heart.”

Ann Hamilton. "the event of a thread," 2012. Photo by Kemi Ilesanmi.

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Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has news on Ann Hamilton, Pierre Huyghe, Martin Puryear and other artists featured in Art21′s programs and documentaries.

Jeff Koons. "Coloring Book 1997–2005," 2012. Photo by Kenzo. Courtesy of the artist.

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Weekly Roundup

Come meet NYCU co-producers Wesley Miller and Nick Ravich at the Apple Store Soho, plus the latest news on Jeff Koons, William Kentridge, Gabriel Orozco and other Art21 artists.

Ai Weiwei. "Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads," 2012. Photo courtesy the artist. © 2012 Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

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Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has the latest news on Ai Weiwei, Erin Shirreff, Laurie Anderson and other artists featured in Art21′s television programs and online documentaries.

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NYCU | Liz Magic Laser Talks to the Hand

NYCU | Liz Magic Laser Talks to the Hand

In our latest NYCU short, Liz Magic Laser develops “The Digital Face” (2012), a new performance that examines hand gestures in contemporary presidential State of the Union addresses.

Judy Pfaff. Humming in 5 Parts, 2012. Photo courtesy of the artist and Ameringer McEnery Yohe.

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Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has news on Eleanor Antin, Judy Pfaff, Rashid Johnson and other artists featured in Art21′s programs and documentaries.

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NYCU | Erin Shirreff Takes Her Time

NYCU | Erin Shirreff Takes Her Time

Our latest New York Close Up is now live! Watch as Erin Shirreff discusses the creation of her recent video projection, “Lake,” 2012.

© Mary Heilmann; Private Collection, London. Foto Alex Delfanne

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Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has news on An-My Lê, Raymond Pettibon, Kiki Smith and other artists featured in Art21 programs and documentaries.

Walton Ford. The Rolling Stones, Grrr! 2012. Image courtesy of rollingstones.com.

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Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has the latest news on Cai Guo-Qiang, Barbara Kruger, Walton Ford and other artists featured in Art21 documentaries and programs.

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NYCU | Alejandro Almanza Pereda’s Obstacle Course

NYCU | Alejandro Almanza Pereda’s Obstacle Course

How do artists overcome the hurdles of moving to New York City? Watch Alejandro Almanza Pereda contend with a series of obstacles during his first semester of graduate school at Hunter College.

Kerry James Marshall, If They Come, 2012. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

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Weekly Roundup

This week’s Roundup has news on Bruce Nauman, Laylah Ali, Rashid Johnson and other artists featured in Art21′s programs and documentaries.

Ellen Gallagher. "Bird in Hand," 2006. Image courtesy of Tate Liverpool.

Polyculturalist Visions Revisited

Polyculturalist Visions Revisited

Nettrice Gaskins revisits themes she first explored in her essay on “polyculturalism” for Art21.org’s Ideas series on “The Culture Wars, Redux.”

Carrie Mae Weems. Afro-Chic (video still), 2010. DVD, 5 minutes, 30 seconds. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. © Carrie Mae Weems.

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Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has news on John Baldessari, Martha Colburn, Ann Hamilton and other artists featured in Art21 documentaries and programs.

Close Encounters with Josephine Halvorson

NYCU | Close Encounters with Josephine Halvorson

NYCU | Close Encounters with Josephine Halvorson

What’s the relationship between an artist and her subject? Watch our latest NYCU film featuring artist Josephine Halvorson.

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NYCU | Diana Al-Hadid’s Studio Boom

NYCU | Diana Al-Hadid’s Studio Boom

How do growing a business and maturing as an artist go hand in hand? Watch our latest NYCU short to find out!

Gabriel Orozco. Astroturf Constellation, 2012. Image courtesy the artist.

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Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has the latest news on Gabriel Orozco, Cai Guo-Qiang, Shahzia Sikander, and other artists featured in Art21′s programs.

Kara Walker. Exodus of Confederates from Atlanta. Courtesy of Kara Walker and the Museum of Modern Art, New York City.

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Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has the latest news on Kara Walker, Cindy Sherman, Robert Adams and many other artists featured in Art21 programs.

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NYCU | “David Brooks Tears the Roof Off”

NYCU | “David Brooks Tears the Roof Off”

Watch artist David Brooks and a team of fabricators construct “Desert Rooftops” (2011–12), an Art Production Fund commission for the last undeveloped lot in Manhattan’s Times Square neighborhood.

Julie Mehretu. "Untitled," 2012. Courtesy the artist and Salon 94.

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Weekly Roundup

This week’s Roundup has the latest news on Julie Mehretu, Janine Antoni, Mark Bradford and other artists featured in Art21 programs.

Artist Liz Magic Laser with poster for the Performa-commissioned work "I Feel Your Pain" at the SVA Theater (Chelsea, 11.14.11). Production still from the series

NYCU | “Liz Magic Laser Feeeeeeeeeeeeels Your Pain”

NYCU | “Liz Magic Laser Feeeeeeeeeeeeels Your Pain”

Our latest New York Close Up is now live! Watch Liz Magic Laser direct the premiere of “I Feel Your Pain” at the SVA Theater in Chelsea, Manhattan.

Alfredo Jaar. An Aesthetics of Resistance, 1992. Image courtesy the artist and Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst.

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Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has the latest news on Alfredo Jaar, Jeff Koons, Martha Colburn, and other artists featured in Art21 programs.

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NYCU | Eddie Martinez Whistles While He Works

NYCU | Eddie Martinez Whistles While He Works

Watch as Eddie Martinez starts a new, seven-by-ten foot canvas, advancing on and retreating from the composition in a process he likens to boxing.

Doris Salcedo. A Flor de Piel 2011 - 2012. Image courtesy the artist and White Cube

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Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has news on Doris Salcedo, Do Ho Suh, Paul McCarthy and other artists featured in Art21′s programs.