Tag Archives: Ai Weiwei

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Weekly Roundup

Cao Fei finds inspiration in film noir, Mary Reid Kelley continues to explore the Minotaur, Do-Ho Suh to sign books in Austin, and more in this week’s roundup of ART21-featured artists.

Doug + Mike Starn. Big Bambú at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2010.

The Walker Curates the News: 09.01.14

The Walker Curates the News: 09.01.14

“Do nests for humans really reduce our so-called footprint? Do we need woven wood to entice us to the forest?” Dushko Petrovich looks at the dark side of “natural architecture” …

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The Walker Curates the News: 08.25.14

The Walker Curates the News: 08.25.14

Despite friction between artist and director and budgetary bumps that stalled production, Jason Wishnow’s short sci-fi film The Sandstorm is expected to premiere soon. In his acting debut, Ai Weiwei will play a tuk …

Natalie Bookchin, Now he's out in public and everyone can see, 2012

The Walker Curates the News: 08.18.14

The Walker Curates the News: 08.18.14

#IfTheyGunnedMeDown diptychs on Twitter, Ai Weiwei vase smasher pleads not guilty, John Baldessari offers a dose of fame, and more.

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Weekly Roundup

Cai Guo-Qiang sends art up the river in Shanghai, Doris Salcedo, Janine Antoni, and Cindy Sherman receive awards, and more in this week’s roundup.

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Weekly Roundup

Paul Pfeiffer remixes World Cup footage, Jenny Holzer projects Aboriginal poetry, Ai Weiwei collaborates with a Navajo artist, and more.

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Weekly Roundup

Ai Weiwei stars in a science fiction film, El Anatsui creates new work for the Royal Academy, LaToya Ruby Frazier and Mary Reid Kelley receive Guggenheim fellowships, and more in this week’s roundup.

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Weekly Roundup

Mika Tajima gets a solo show in New York, five Art21 artists exhibit at the Studio Museum in Harlem, Richard Tuttle explains how artists are like clouds, and more.

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“Exclusive” Curated (Part 3 of 3)

“Exclusive” Curated (Part 3 of 3)

A look back at Lynda Benglis, Ai Weiwei, Margaret Kilgallen, and other Art21 artists in this third Exclusive playlist.

Barbara Kruger, Untitled (Hello/Goodbye)," 2014; digital print on vinyl; Hammer Museum  installation. Courtesy the artist and Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA.

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Weekly Roundup

Barbara Kruger and Fred Wilson appropriate and critique, Alfredo Jaar and Krzysztof Wodiczko re-frame history, John Baldessari shares some of his favorite things, and more.

Cai Guo-Qiang, "Inopportune: Stage Two," detail, 2004. Tigers: paper mache, plaster, fiberglass, resin, painted hide; arrows: brass, bamboo, feathers; stage prop: styrofoam, wood, canvas, acrylic paint; dmensions variable. Installation view: MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA. Collection of the Artist. Courtesy Cai Guo-Qiang.

Reflections on Chinese Contemporary Art: Ai Weiwei, Cao Fei, and Cai Guo-Qiang

Reflections on Chinese Contemporary Art: Ai Weiwei, Cao Fei, and Cai Guo-Qiang

“Armory Focus: China” curator Philip Tinari discusses artists Ai Weiwei, Cao Fei, and Cai Guo-Qiang.

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Weekly Roundup

LaToya Ruby Frazier charters a helicopter, a building is named after John Baldessari, and more in this week’s roundup.

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Weekly Roundup

Carrie Mae Weems tackles issues of identity and belonging, Kimsooja has a thirty-year retrospective, Ai Weiwei organizes a film program, and more.

Lynda Benglis. "Everything Flows (1980–2013)," installation view. Courtesy the artist and Locks Gallery (Philadelphia, PA)

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Weekly Roundup

William Kentridge is coming to Brooklyn, Lynda Benglis is featured in Artforum, Ai Weiwei is chatting with visitors in Toronto, and more.

Arturo Herrera, "Mushrooms (detail)," 2009. Mixed media on paper; 57.625 x 44.75 inches; Artwork © Arturo Herrera/Image courtesy of the artist and Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York.

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Weekly Roundup

Arturo Herrera curates a show in Texas, Cindy Sherman photos disturb in Norway, Laylah Ali showcases an abolitionist online…

Ai Weiwei. "Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads (detail)," 2010. Bronze. Private Collection, USA. Photo © Ai Weiwei

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Weekly Roundup

Ai Weiwei’s zodiac heads go to Cleveland, Judy Pfaff explores time, Marina Abramovic turns to crowdsourcing, and more in today’s roundup.

Gabriel Orozco, "Heráldico oro," 2013. Tempera and polished gold leaf on canvas and wood. 40 x 40 x 4 cm. Courtesy Michel Zabé & Omar Luis Olguin. © Gabriel Orozco.

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Weekly Roundup

Gabriel Orozco’s whale hangs in Austria, Hiroshi Sugimoto makes scarves, Collier Schorr collaborates for VICE…

Vija Celmins. "Untitled (Web 3)," 2002. 1-color photogravure/aquatint/drypoint. Courtesy the artist and McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY.

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Weekly Roundup

Vija Celmins is cast in a web, Ellen Gallagher covers a glossy, Ai Weiwei drops his first music album, Carrie Mae Weems arrives in Cleveland…

Raymond Pettibon. "No Title (Safe he called…)," 2010. Courtesy the artist, the High Line and David Zwirner, New York/London.

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Weekly Roundup

Raymond Pettibon quotes rapper Notorious B.I.G., Ai Weiwei pitches 1,000 tents, Paul McCarthy has multiple exhibitions in New York City, and more.

Ellen Gallagher. "Deluxe 2004–5 (detail, Wiglette)." Courtesy Tate Modern. © Ellen Gallagher

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Weekly Roundup

Ellen Gallagher plays on black vernacular, John Baldessari considers crowds, William Wegmen displays vintage prints, and more…

Jeff Koons. "Antiquity 3," 2009–11. Oil on canvas 102 x 138 inches. Courtesy the artist and Gagosian New York.

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Weekly Roundup

Jeff Koons layers ancient sculptures and popular images, Charles Atlas collaborates with sound artists, Ai Wei Wei explores medical disaster in Hong Kong, and 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…

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.

Kara Walker. "The Theater" from 'Rise Up Ye Mighty Race', 2012. Courtesy the artist and the Art Institute of Chicago.

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Weekly Roundup

Kara Walker exhibits in Chicago, Ann Hamilton shows new textile-inspired prints, Fred Wilson receives a Mayor’s Award—all this and more in our Weekly Roundup.

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.

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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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.

Kiki Smith. Everywhere (Sitting Fawn), 2010. Courtesy of the artist and the Barbara Gross Galerie.

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Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has news on Kiki Smith, Marina Abramovic, Matthew Barney, and other artists featured in Art21’s programs and documentaries.

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

Weekly Roundup

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.

Ai Weiwei. "Grass-Mud Horse Style," (2012). Image courtesy of the artist.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has the latest news on Gabriel Orozco, Fred Wilson, Laurie Simmons and other artists featured in Art21’s programs and documentaries.

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Visionary Studios: Getting Started

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Visionary Studios: Getting Started

Anyone who knows me often asks about how I coordinate three jobs. I teach two high school classes and serve as department chair in my school district, work as Art21’s …

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

Weekly Roundup

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.

Ai Weiwei. “Cube Light”, 2008. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has news on Cindy Sherman, Richard Tuttle, Shahzia Sikander and other artists featured in Art21 documentaries and programs.

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.

Ai Weiwei, Surveillance Camera, 2006. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching with Change

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching with Change

Last week I presented a Season 6 Access screening of the Change episode featuring Catherine Opie, El Anatsui and Ai Weiwei. During the screening I made some notes to share …

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Test Driving the New Season 6 Educators’ Guide

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Test Driving the New Season 6 Educators’ Guide

The new Season 6 educators’ guide is now available as a quick and easy downloadable PDF. As we celebrate the broadcast of our new season, I thought this week might be a good time to highlight some of what the new guide has to offer educators interested in teaching with contemporary art.