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Becoming South Sudan

Becoming South Sudan

In her second slideshow, Art21 writer-in-residence Alinka Echeverría shares her photographs from South Sudan.

El Anatsui, "Sacred Moon", 2007. Image: 303magazine.com

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching with El Anatsui

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching with El Anatsui

El Anastui, one of my favorite artists from season 6, is in some ways an educator’s dream. His sculptures and installations reference history, culture and memory while simultaneously exploring the possibilities of found materials and different processes for making art. And while Anatsui is best known for his stunning, draped metal sculptures, there is more to the work with than meets the eye… and that’s quite a bit to begin with.

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Access 100 Artists: Get Involved!

Access 100 Artists: Get Involved!

Art21′s Director of Education, Rosanna Flouty, sends out a call to action. Get involved with our latest initiative, Access 100 Artists, and host a screening!

Photo courtesy of Rowan El Shimi via Flickr

Revolution 2.1

Revolution 2.1 | The Dictator Will Be Tagged: Power, Revolution Graffiti and the Deconstructed Superhero

Revolution 2.1

Revolution 2.1 | The Dictator Will Be Tagged: Power, Revolution Graffiti and the Deconstructed Superhero

TheArt21 Blog’s newest column debuts today!

Production still from the Exclusive video, "El Anatsui: Studio Practices."

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.

Ben Osaghae in his Lagos Studio

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | Looking Back to Nigeria: Ben Osaghae’s Critical Observations [Part III]

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | Looking Back to Nigeria: Ben Osaghae’s Critical Observations [Part III]

In this five-part series, Richard McCoy looks back on his recent trip to Nigeria through the lens of artists working in the area.

The author with Amanda Thompson, registrar at MfAA, and senior staff at the National Museum of Lagos.

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | Looking Back to Nigeria [Part I]

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | Looking Back to Nigeria [Part I]

In this five-part series, Richard McCoy looks back on his recent trip to Nigeria through the lens of artists working in the area.

Abdellah Karroum, Venice, 2011

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio | Abdellah Karroum

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio | Abdellah Karroum

Georgia Kotretsos talks to Abdellah Karroum, an independent curator who founded L’appartement 22, the first experimental art space in Rabat, Morocco.

Storm Janse van Rensburg at the Redcross Children's Hospital Auction.  South Africa, September 2011

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio |Storm Janse van Rensburg

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio |Storm Janse van Rensburg

  Storm Janse van Rensburg is a South African curator and Senior Curator of the Goodman Gallery group currently based in Cape Town (CT), South Africa.  Van Rensburg began his …

Siemon Allen,

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio: Siemon Allen

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio: Siemon Allen

Siemon Allen is a South African artist who currently lives and works in the United States. He received his MFA from Natal Technikon (now Durban Institute of Technology) and was …

Juozas Cernius, Ethiopia, February 2011.  Photo credit: Anita Vizsy

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio | Juozas Cernius

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio | Juozas Cernius

Juozas Cernius is a Canadian visual artist based in Toronto. He has received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2004) and his BFA from Concordia …

Diane Victor (South African, born 1964). “Fading Man I,” 2010. Intaglio. Plate: 20”x16”. Publisher and printer: Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT. Edition 25. Image courtesy Center for Contemporary Printmaking.  © 2011 Diane Victor.

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | Notes from a Transforming Democracy: South African Prints

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | Notes from a Transforming Democracy: South African Prints

As interest in William Kentridge’s work has grown over the past decade, so has interest in South African art as a whole.   Printmaking is a central component of the cultural …

Man wakeboarding in the Nile, January 28, 2011. Photo by Lindsay Lawson.

Interesting Times

Interesting Times

May you live in interesting times… This ambiguously Chinese curse implies that interesting (i.e. historically significant) times are usually not peaceful ones. They are times of change and therefore, times …

William Kentridge’s drawing from Stereoscope 1998–99. Courtesy of MoMA. Copyright 2010- William Kentridge

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching with William Kentridge

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching with William Kentridge

There are many reasons to teach with the art of William Kentridge, and as we get closer to the premiere of Art21′s new film, William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible, airing …

David Ndambuki, "The Maasai," oil on canvas, 2006. Courtesy Real African Art Gallery, Zanzibar

On View Now

Tanzanian Reflections

On View Now

Tanzanian Reflections

It was an odd feeling going on my first-ever safari during my recent trip to Tanzania.  Odd because even though I had never been on one, I already had a …

Barbara Kruger

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week in the roundup … Barbara Kruger gets a celebration started, Cao Fei has her eyes on a prize, Cai Guo-Qiang goes in with a bang, Raymond Pettibon is into …

Jenny Holtzer

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Soon after last week’s roundup went live, I discovered a Jenny Holzer event happening in my backyard.  In this week’s roundup, CNN shows William Kentridge drawing apartheid, Scotland shows William …

Loul Samater at her studio.

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio: Loul Samater

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio: Loul Samater

Loul Samater is a Somali artist born and raised in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, but currently based in Beaufort, South Carolina.  She came to the U.S. in 1994 to complete the …