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Daniel Gordon, Ratatouille and Smoke Bush 2,

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Daniel Gordon wins the Foam Paul Huf Award, Allan McCollum’s wooden shapes go to Idaho, Maya Lin maps lost species, and more in this week’s roundup.

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“Exclusive” Curated (Part 2 of 3)

“Exclusive” Curated (Part 2 of 3)

In today’s Exclusive playlist—the second part of a three-part series—a conservationist, a musician, an educator, and others share their favorite Exclusive episodes.

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.

Allan McCollum, The Shapes Project, 2005/06. Framed laserprints on acid-free bond, 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches each, each unique. Installation view at Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York. Photo: Lamay Photo © Allan McCollum
Courtesy the artist.

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Allan McCollum: In Charge of His Own Destiny

Flashback

Allan McCollum: In Charge of His Own Destiny

Artist Allan McCollum reflects on early influences, from his famous uncle Jon Gnagy to post-war mass production and science fiction films.

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

The Changing Shape of Teamwork

Teaching with Contemporary Art

The Changing Shape of Teamwork

Back in October, 2009 I wrote a post called Teamwork which focused on the fact that, as educators, we often have to work creatively with others in order to construct meaningful, age-appropriate and fun lessons. The best lessons and units of study are often the product of people working together, including educators, community members, parents, and of course students. When I look back just four years ago I realize that my experience with collaboration has changed and evolved into other forms.

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.

William Kentridge in collaboration with Philip Miller and Catherine Meyburgh. "I am not me, the horse is not mine," 2008. © Courtesy of the artist

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Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has news on William Kentridge, John Baldessari, Allan McCollum and other artists featured in Art21 documentaries and programs.

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.

David Brooks' "Desert Rooftops" in progress. Image: huffingtonpost.com

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And furthermore…

Teaching with Contemporary Art

And furthermore…

One of my students read last week’s post and was interested in playing devil’s advocate by asking a few more questions about the recent New York Close Up segment, David …

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.

Oliver Herring gets our version of TASK Unplugged started

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Reflecting on the Art21 Educators Summer Institute

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Reflecting on the Art21 Educators Summer Institute

This past Art21 Educators summer institute, which was recently held from July 2-10 here in NYC, just FLEW. Sixteen art, science, Spanish, English, special education, language arts and social studies teachers came together with us for eight days of workshops, conversations, artist visits, studio visits and museum visits in order to explore ways of utilizing contemporary art to foster student learning.

Catherine Sullivan, Ice Floes of Franz Joseph Land, 2003, 35 mm production still, credit: Kacper Skowron.

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Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has news on Catherine Sullivan, Mark Dion, Marina Abramović and other artists featured in Art21 documentaries and programs.

Jethro Gillespie, his son and some friends at a TASK event

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Talking with Art21 Educators: Jethro Gillespie and Jack Watson

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Talking with Art21 Educators: Jethro Gillespie and Jack Watson

Over the past few weeks I’ve thoroughly enjoyed talking and e-mailing with two more of our current Art21 Educators, Jethro Gillespie and Jack Watson. Jethro teaches Studio Art, 3D Design, Ceramics and other art courses at Maple Mountain High School in Utah while Jack teaches 2D Art and Art History at Chapel High School in North Carolina. Both look for ways to better engage their classes on a consistent basis and avoid “window dressing” projects that may look pretty but aren’t necessarily about very much…

Gabriel Orozco, My Hands are My Heart, 1991. Photo courtesy the artist and Salt.

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Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has the latest news on Gabriel Orozco, Mike Kelley, Fred Wilson and Carrie Mae Weems, among others.

Beryl Korot. "Video — Text/Weave/Line," 2011. Photo courtesy of the artist and Jaffe-Friede Gallery.

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Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup Beryl Korot prints and weaves video, Jenny Holzer is honored, artists explore being American, several others celebrate creating art in Los Angeles, and more. Beryl Korot‘s exhibition, Video — Text/Weave/Line, …

Hiroshi Sugimoto. Selections from the Lightning Fields series, 2009. Photo courtesy of the artist.

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Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup, Mel Chin commemorates 9-11, Hiroshi Sugimoto creates art with lightning, Mike Kelley delves into Superman, Oliver Herring throws art parties, Kiki Smith creates with paper, and …

Street Market

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Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup, Barry McGee tags a street market in LA, Margaret Kilgallen is remembered, Matthew Barney to be awarded in San Francisco, Allan McCollum electrifies objects in Florida, …

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Allan McCollum: “Lost Objects” & “Natural Copies”

Allan McCollum: “Lost Objects” & “Natural Copies”

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE Episode #137: Filmed in his Brooklyn studio, artist Allan McCollum discusses two projects utilizing dinosaur fossils—”Lost Objects” (begun 1991) and …

Allan McCollum. "Over Ten Thousand Individual Works," 1987–88. Enamel on cast Hydrocal, 2 inches in diameter each, with variable lengths, each unique. Photo by Fred Scruton. © Allan McCollum. Courtesy the artist.

Allan McCollum: “Over Ten Thousand Individual Works”

Allan McCollum: “Over Ten Thousand Individual Works”

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE Episode #129: Filmed in his Brooklyn studio, Allan McCollum reveals the process and logic behind the project Over Ten Thousand …

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Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup, Mark Bradford repurposes South L.A. urban detritus, Allora & Calzadilla perform at MoMA, Raymond Pettibon goes hard in the paint, artists have a couple of firsts, and much …

Allan McCollum, The Shapes Project: Shapes From Maine (Shapes Rubber Stamps) 2005/2008   Courtesy Friedrich Petzel Gallery

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Enjoying the Steps

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Enjoying the Steps

Recently I have participated in a few discussions that relate to teaching students about slowing down and examining their process in order to create quality works of art- works that …

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Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup, abstraction is the theme, with James Turrrell on view in Brussels, Sally Mann preparing to push boundaries, while Allan McCollum’s work is on view as Jessica …

Allan McCollum: “Plaster Surrogates” & “Surrogate Paintings”

Allan McCollum: “Plaster Surrogates” & “Surrogate Paintings”

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE Episode #120: Filmed in his Brooklyn studio, Allan McCollum discusses his Surrogate Paintings (begun in 1978) and Plaster Surrogates (begun …

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup: An-My Lê captures the American armed forces, Allora & Calzadilla explore physical and temporal displacement, Julie Mehretu examines the metaphysical aspects of art, and more! “Memory, materiality, monsters, and motion” provide …

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Weekly Roundup

As summer 2010 winds down this week’s roundup gets ready for an exciting fall season when Mark Dion embarks on an expedition in Oakland, Andrea Zittel lands on the Portland …

Interior shot from our visit to Ursula von Rydingsvard's studio

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The Wheels Are Rolling

Teaching with Contemporary Art

The Wheels Are Rolling

From July 7th through July 14th Art21 hosted our second annual summer institute, Art21 Educators. Art21 Educators is an intensive, year-long professional development initiative designed to cultivate and support K-12 …

William Kentridge Sphinx

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Weekly Roundup

This Weekly Roundup features Kentridge’s Egyptian sketchbooks, Louise Bourgeois in The Surreal House, and Mike Kelley’s maiden voyage. Scheduled to coincide with the monographic retrospective devoted to the artist at …

Oliver Herring, "Chris After Hours of Spitting Food Dye Outdoors", 2004   Courtesy Max Protetch Gallery

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Dear Oliver

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Dear Oliver

You know what I like about Oliver Herring? Pretty much everything. Oliver was generous enough to join us for the 2nd year in a row to jump-start the Art21 Educators …

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Weekly Roundup

Back after a two-week hiatus Art21 blogger Nettrice R. Gaskins takes the Weekly Roundup baton, so to speak.  In this week’s roundup you’ll read about Cindy Sherman wall decals, crying, …

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Allan McCollum: “Shapes Ornaments”

Allan McCollum: “Shapes Ornaments”

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE SUPPORT ART21: With just over a month left to our campaign, Art21 wants to thank the 59 donors who have …

Louise Bourgeois, "Crouching Spider", 2003. Steel, 106 1/2 x 329 x 24 inches. Courtesy Cheim & Read, Hauser & Wirth, and Galerie Karsten Greve. Photo: Christopher Burke. via Art Daily.

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Weekly Roundup

A tribute to a great artist, a series of German faces, a big film of tiny things, some drawing restraint, and a bunch more in this week’s roundup: The Emilio …

Barbara Kruger, Untitled (It’s a small world but not if you have to clean it), 1990, photographic silkscreen on vinyl 143 x 103 in., collection of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, purchased with funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a Federal agency, and Douglas S. Cramer.

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Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup you’ll read about two anniversary exhibitions, 6,000 shapes upstate, masterworks in the Midwest, some road trip souvenirs, a whole lotta prints, and a sale you won’t …

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 …

Ida Appelbroog, "Group A #9", 1969. Ink on paper, 10 5/8" x 8 1/4". Courtesy Hauser & Wirth.

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Weekly Roundup

This week Art21 artists depict nether regions, play with light and space, bundle and fuse old toys, mirror the dandy, reimagine rooftops, photograph electricity, and display cookie cutters by the …

Ann Hamilton, "accountings. soot wall", 2009. Flame-licked walls, dimensions variable. Courtesy Carl Solway Gallery.

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Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup, Art21 artists play with fire, sign new books, design stained glass, collage basketballs, create new films, and pop up in Miami Beach exhibitions: Carl Solway Gallery …

Allan McCollum, "Drawings 1989/93"

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teamwork

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teamwork

In order to create his art, Season 5 artist Allan McCollum incorporates the time-tested strategy of teamwork. Huge installations and projects that no one person could possibly pull off by …