Tag Archives: Catherine Opie

Cai Guo-Qiang igniting gunpowder drawing White Tone, in Brookhaven, New York, 2016. Photo by Chiaying Yu for artnet.

This Week in Art: 4.18-4.24

This Week in Art: 4.18-4.24

A look at this week’s art news, including a tour of projects being developed by ART21 artists and exhibitions on view everywhere from Minneapolis to Reykjavik.

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This Week in Art: 3.28-4.3

This Week in Art: 3.28-4.3

This week we take a look at news exclusively about ART21 artists—the projects they’re working on, where their work is on view, and what’s being said by and about them.

Corita Kent, _[W]RON[G] WAY / Prophets of boom_, 1967, on view in Corita Kent and the Language of Pop, Harvard Art Museums.

The Walker Curates the News: 11.02.15

The Walker Curates the News: 11.02.15

“Her gift was to express these really profound things with a kind of playfulness. That was Corita. There was an irony, what we might call a ludic element in her …

Amanda and her Cousin Amy": Mary Ellen Mark photographed Amanda Marie Ellison, 9 (right), and Amy Minton Velasquez, 8, in Valdese, N.C., in 1990.
Courtesy of Mary Ellen Mark Studio and Library

The Walker Curates the News: 07.06.15

The Walker Curates the News: 07.06.15

In one of her most iconic photos, Mary Ellen Mark—who passed away May 25 at age 75—captured the image of nine-year-old Amanda Ellison wearing makeup and smoking a cigarette in …

Renzo Martens at the Walker Art Center, 2013. Photo: Gene Pittman

The Walker Curates the News: 12.22.14

The Walker Curates the News: 12.22.14

Like Klaus Kinski in Fitzcarraldo, artist Renzo Martens wants to build an “extravagant and beautiful” arts center in the jungle, and next month he’ll begin to realize his five-year plan: …

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Flashback

Catherine Opie: Shifting Observations

Flashback

Catherine Opie: Shifting Observations

In a newly published ART21 interview from 2011, Catherine Opie discusses concepts of utopia and dystopia, the idea of America as the great democracy, and more.

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ART21 Exclusive

Catherine Opie Visits Her Hometown

ART21 Exclusive

Catherine Opie Visits Her Hometown

In today’s Exclusive, filmed in 2011, photographer Catherine Opie visits her hometown of Sandusky, Ohio.

Credit: Jessica Stockholder. "Story of Angle #3," 2013. Graphite and colored pencil on paper. 11" x 14". Courtesy the artist and Barbara Edwards Contemporary.

ART21 New York Close Up

Weekly Roundup

ART21 New York Close Up

Weekly Roundup

Jessica Stockholder explores drawing in multiple dimensions, Richard Serra presents early experiments with nontraditional materials, James Turrell delves into light, and much more.

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Questions, Questions, Questions

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Questions, Questions, Questions

During a recent conversation I was asked, “Where do you come up with the questions featured in the Art21 educator guides?” I didn’t know what to say. The “Before Viewing” …

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

ART21 New York Close Up

Weekly Roundup

ART21 New York Close Up

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.

Production still from the Art21 Exclusive video "Catherine Opie: Cleveland Clinic"

ART21 Exclusive

Exclusive | Catherine Opie: Cleveland Clinic

ART21 Exclusive

Exclusive | Catherine Opie: Cleveland Clinic

Catherine Opie describes her intentions behind the permanent installation “Somewhere in the Middle” (2011) at Hillcrest Hospital, a branch of Cleveland Clinic, in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

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Viewer Q&A: Responses from Catherine Opie, El Anatsui, and Marina Abramović

Viewer Q&A: Responses from Catherine Opie, El Anatsui, and Marina Abramović

Artists Catherine Opie, El Anatsui, and Marina Abramović respond to questions submitted through a special Season 6 viewer Q&A.

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.

Ai Weiwei, "Sunflower Seeds", 2010 installation view. Image: dezeen.com

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Join Us

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Join Us

Besides kicking off season 6 of Art in the Twenty-First Century in just a few months, Art21 Educators is gearing up for year 4, which starts this July in New York City.

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Announcing Season Six of “Art in the Twenty-First Century”

Announcing Season Six of “Art in the Twenty-First Century”

The Peabody Award-winning television series, “Art in the Twenty-First Century,” returns to PBS in April for a sixth season.

Liz Larner, 2010. Courtesy Regen Projects.

Looking at Los Angeles

Wholeheartedly Real

Looking at Los Angeles

Wholeheartedly Real

Judith Butler, the always agile theorist responsible for Gender Trouble, often says diplomatically dense things like, “a lesbian is what I have been being since college.” She would not say, …