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“Pixel-Collage n°14,” 2015 via Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris

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The Walker Curates the News: 01.18.16

The Walker Curates the News: 01.18.16

A recent study has determined that most well-known British artists come from a middle-class background. Critic Ben Davis suggests the same might be the case in the rest of the art …

Artist Johanna Barron shows portions of her 2015 work of the Melzac Collection held by the CIA. Photo: ©James Rexroad

The Walker Curates the News: 01.04.16

The Walker Curates the News: 01.04.16

Twenty-nine Washington Color School paintings hang in the CIA’s headquarters, but details about them are mysteriously confidential. Despite extensive bureaucratic roadblocks, a lack of images of individuals works, and very …

Production still from the ART21 "Art in the Twenty-First Century" Season 4 episode, "Protest," 2007. © ART21, Inc. 2007.

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Ten (More) Artists on Radicalism and Resistance

Flashback

Ten (More) Artists on Radicalism and Resistance

In last year’s November/December issue we investigated ideas of unrest and revolution, and the ways art can and has innovated in the name of change. The months that followed saw huge …

Ai Weiwei with a self-portrait in Legos, via Instagram.

The Walker Curates the News 10.26.15

The Walker Curates the News 10.26.15

“Everything is awesome!” Or so goes The Lego Movie’s slogan, but Ai Weiwei is finding that’s not quite the case. In September, the Chinese artist was told that the toy …

Sam Gilliam, Carousel Merge, 1971, installed at the Walker Art Center

The Walker Curates the News: 10.19.15

The Walker Curates the News: 10.19.15

“Even when artists of color are embraced by the canon,” says artist Rashid Johnson, “there is often a strict focus on a particular moment, rather than their career as a whole.” Such …

Barbara Kruger, Belief+Doubt, 2012. © Barbara Kruger. Photo: Cathy Carver

The Walker Curates the News: 08.03.15

The Walker Curates the News: 08.03.15

“I believe in doubt,” says Barbara Kruger, who recently worked with Los Angeles–area high schoolers in the Getty Artists Program to create her Whose Values? project. In an interview with …

François-Xavier Lalanne, The Sheep Station, 2013, featured in Margaret Atwood's essay on climate change

The Walker Curates the News: 07.27.15

The Walker Curates the News: 07.27.15

In her riveting new essay, “It’s Not Climate Change—It’s Everything Change,” Margaret Atwood namechecks art historian Barry Lord, whose book Art & Energy: How Culture Changes (The AAM Press, 2014) …

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The Walker Curates the News: 06.15.15

The Walker Curates the News: 06.15.15

Steve McQueen’s photo Lynching Tree is being exhibited in the UK for the first time in Tate Britain’s new Fighting History show. Found in Louisiana while scouting locations for 12 …

Kehinde Wiley's exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum. Photo: WNYC

The Walker Curates the News: 05.04.15

The Walker Curates the News: 05.04.15

“There are so many kids in this country who look at places like museums and concert halls and other cultural centers and they think to themselves, well, that’s not a …

Cai Guo-Qiang. Unmanned Nature, 2008. Collection of the artist. Photo by Seiji Toyonaga. Courtesy of the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

New and recent work on view by Cai Guo-Qiang, Kara Walker, Kerry James Marshall, and Jacolby Satterwhite, as well as news featuring other ART21-featured artists, all in this week’s roundup.

Mel Chin. Cross for the Unforgiven, 2002. AK-47 assault rifles (cut and welded); 54 x 54 x 3 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

New and recent work on view by Mel Chin, John Baldessari, and Ai Weiwei, as well as news featuring Pierre Huyghe, Carrie Mae Weems, and other ART21-featured artists, all in this week’s roundup.

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The Walker Curates the News: 02.09.15

The Walker Curates the News: 02.09.15

A visit to the Guggenheim’s On Kawara survey prompts Ben Davis to consider how ahead of his time the conceptual artist was: “He was making art about the ‘quantified self’—the …

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Weekly Roundup

Ai Weiwei’s commissioned project for the Vancouver Biennale (British Columbia) was recently unveiled in Harbour Green Park. F Grass is composed of 1,328 tufts of iron that form the letter F, which can only …

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Weekly Roundup

New aerial and landscape photographs by Florian Maier-Aichen are on view in his fifth solo exhibition at Blum & Poe (Los Angeles, CA). “Maier-Aichen returns to some of the locations he visited upon …

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Ten Artists on Radicalism and Resistance

Flashback

Ten Artists on Radicalism and Resistance

ART21 films are doorways into social and political issues of our time. In this roundup ten artists comment on cultural exclusion and resistance, peace and protest, documentary war photography, revolutionary …

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Jacolby Satterwhite dances in the cosmos, Carrie Mae Weems goes solo in the UK, Paul McCarthy brings chocolate to France, and more in this week’s roundup.

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Inquiring Minds

What does it mean to be a responsible global citizen?

Inquiring Minds

What does it mean to be a responsible global citizen?

An eighth grade language arts class learns about personal and social responsibility through contemporary art.

Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, Canada. Photo: Gary Otte.

The Walker Curates the News: 09.29.14

The Walker Curates the News: 09.29.14

“I have a problem with the idea that contemporary art can only be presented in a white box.”

Tamms Year Ten, Mothers of Tamms prisoners participate in I am a Mom march to AFSCME, April 4, 2012, James R. Thompson Center, Chicago IL, Courtesy of the Artist, Photo by Adrianne Dues

The Walker Curates the News: 09.22.14

The Walker Curates the News: 09.22.14

From Kraftwerk’s “post human” sounds to Ai Weiwei’s new Lego portraits, the Walker rounds up the latest in contemporary art news.

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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

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

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

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.

Weekly Roundup

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.

Du Bois In Our Time Exhibit - University Museum of Contemporary Art

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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

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)

Weekly Roundup

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.

Weekly Roundup

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

Weekly Roundup

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.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

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