Tag Archives: Chicago

Liz Magor. LightShed, 2005. Installation view at Coal Harbour, Vancouver. Production still from the ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 8 episode, Vancouver. © ART21, Inc. 2014

#MyArtMyCity: ART21’s Instagram Takeovers

#MyArtMyCity: ART21’s Instagram Takeovers

The most-liked posts from all seven of our recent Instagram takeovers, featuring local art around the world with #MyArtMyCity.

Production still from ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

Season 8 Preview: Nick Cave

Season 8 Preview: Nick Cave

In a new Season 8 preview, artist Nick Cave contemplates the space from which he creates his work.

Production still from the Mexico City hour of Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

Tune In: Season 8 Premieres Tonight at 9 on PBS!

Tune In: Season 8 Premieres Tonight at 9 on PBS!

Tune in tonight at 9pm and 10pm EST for the broadcast premiere of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8!

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Season 8 Events in Chicago and Vancouver

Season 8 Events in Chicago and Vancouver

Announcing five free events in Chicago and Vancouver in conjunction with the upcoming premiere of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8.

Production still from ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

Season 8 Preview: Chris Ware

Season 8 Preview: Chris Ware

In a new Season 8 preview clip, cartoonist Chris Ware considers his connection to old toys and comics.

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Season 8 Preview: Barbara Kasten

Season 8 Preview: Barbara Kasten

A look inside Barbara Kasten’s segment in the “Chicago” hour of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8, premiering on PBS this fall.

Chicago director Stanley Nelson filming with Barbara Kasten in Chicago, 2016. Behind the scenes of Season 8 of Art in the Twenty-First Century. Photo: Kate Bowen. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

Deep Focus: Inside ART21 Films

Directing Season 8’s Chicago: An Interview with Stanley Nelson

Deep Focus: Inside ART21 Films

Directing Season 8’s Chicago: An Interview with Stanley Nelson

Executive Producer Eve Moros Ortega sits down with Stanley Nelson, award-winning director of the “Chicago” hour in the upcoming season of “Art in the Twenty-First Century.”

Theaster Gates at Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey, 2015. Production still from ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Cinematography: Murat Otunc. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

Season 8 Preview: Theaster Gates

Season 8 Preview: Theaster Gates

A look inside Theaster Gates’ segment in the “Chicago” hour of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8, premiering on PBS this fall.

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Deep Focus: Inside ART21 Films

Flying High: My Chicago Drone Day

Deep Focus: Inside ART21 Films

Flying High: My Chicago Drone Day

Through photos and GIFs, Director of Production Nick Ravich chronicles ten hours of filming with drones in Chicago for Season 8 of “Art in the Twenty-First Century.”

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Announcing the ART21 Screening Society

Announcing the ART21 Screening Society

Announcing the ART21 Screening Society: bringing free screenings of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8 to venues worldwide.

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Deep Focus: Inside ART21 Films

Behind the Scenes of Season 8: Chicago

Deep Focus: Inside ART21 Films

Behind the Scenes of Season 8: Chicago

Go behind the scenes of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8, as we film Barbara Kasten and Theaster Gates in Chicago.

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Life Among Other Men: An Interview with Black Deutschland ’s Darryl Pinckney

Booked

Life Among Other Men: An Interview with Black Deutschland ’s Darryl Pinckney

In this extended interview, author Darryl Pinckney discusses characters caught between conflicting identities and locales in his latest novel “Black Deutschland.”

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ART21 Announces New Season of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” this September on PBS

ART21 Announces New Season of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” this September on PBS

Announcing the host and artists featured in the upcoming season of ART21’s PBS series “Art in the Twenty-First Century.”

The Hypocrites. All Our Tragic, 2014 (performance still); written by Sean Graney; performed August 2–October 5, 2014, and June 20–August 16, 2015. Courtesy of The Hypocrites.

Long Live Catharsis

Long Live Catharsis

I haven’t cried since the summer before I went to college and broke up with my high-school girlfriend. And by cried, I mean like when your face starts uncontrollably heaving …

Alicia Eler. Smiley, 2015. Photo taken in Eler’s parents’ house in Skokie, IL.

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor: Alicia Eler

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor: Alicia Eler

When I was twelve years old, I remember seeing it: my first smiley face. It was gigantic and bright yellow, hanging on the exterior brick wall of a car dealership, …

Baby Arrington de Dionyso and his family, 1976.

The Chosen Ones

The Chosen Ones

We are born with family, and we find our chosen family. Often whom we select overshadows our biology. Not always, but sometimes. It’s a balance. Peregrine Honig and Arrington de Dionyso …

Heather Mekkelson. "Limited Entry" (detail). Installed at Old Gold, 2008.

Center Field: Art in the Middle

Heather Mekkelson and the Flood That Never Came

Center Field: Art in the Middle

Heather Mekkelson and the Flood That Never Came

Columnist Caroline Picard reflects on a 2008 installation by Heather Mekkelson and the stories of disaster conveyed by the artist’s distressed objects.

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You Can’t Always Give and You Can’t Always Take | Edie Fake

You Can’t Always Give and You Can’t Always Take | Edie Fake

“Sharing what we can is how we help each other thrive on this messed up planet. It creates networks, emotional bonds, kinship, thought…”

Faheem Majeed.

“My Work Should Grow on You” | Faheem Majeed

“My Work Should Grow on You” | Faheem Majeed

“Like any sane person that is faced with a difficult life decision, I decided to go to grad school.”

Michelle Grabner, "DRAFT," Installation view. Autumn Space, 2013. Photo courtesy of Autumn Space.

Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Centerfield | Embracing the Cliché: An Interview with Michelle Grabner

Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Centerfield | Embracing the Cliché: An Interview with Michelle Grabner

Caroline Picard interviews Michelle Grabner, artist, writer, and co-curator of the 2014 Whitney Biennial.

Meg Leary. "Douse the Diva" (video still), 2012. Digital video. Courtesy the artist.

Magic in Rural Southwestern Wisconsin: Meg Leary Sounds Off at ACRE Residency

Magic in Rural Southwestern Wisconsin: Meg Leary Sounds Off at ACRE Residency

Alicia Eler completes her blogging residency by interviewing two-time ACRE resident Meg Leary who “explores the corporeal body of the diva and performer.”

Jeremy Bolen. "CERN" 2013

Center Field: Art in the Middle

Center Field | The Stage of Scientific Reproduction: An Interview with Jeremy Bolen

Center Field: Art in the Middle

Center Field | The Stage of Scientific Reproduction: An Interview with Jeremy Bolen

Columnist Caroline Picard speaks with Jeremy Bolen about his photographic investigations of phenomena invisible to the human eye.

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New Bonds and Studio Space Lead to Creative Leaps: Stacia Yeapanis on Chicago’s BOLT Residency

New Bonds and Studio Space Lead to Creative Leaps: Stacia Yeapanis on Chicago’s BOLT Residency

For the penultimate post in her series on artist residencies, Alicia Eler chats with Stacia Yeapanis about a yearlong residency close to home.

Christopher Meerdo. "Keflavik, Iceland," 2012. Archival inkjet print. Courtesy the artist.

Christopher Meerdo Experiences the Icelandic Landscape Through the Body of a Decomposing Sperm Whale

Christopher Meerdo Experiences the Icelandic Landscape Through the Body of a Decomposing Sperm Whale

How did a three-month residency in Iceland and a dead whale change the work of Chicago–based artist Christopher Meerdo? Art21’s blogger-in-residence has the story.

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Transmission | An Interview with Lori Felker: amplified sprocket holes, light passing through celluloid, bumping into dirt and tape and emulsion

Transmission

Transmission | An Interview with Lori Felker: amplified sprocket holes, light passing through celluloid, bumping into dirt and tape and emulsion

Columnist Amelia Ishmael interviews filmmaker and performer Lori Felkner about her “amazing” piece “Light Makes Music.”

"Artist in Residence" Instagram image by Jeremy Riad / http://www.jeremyriad.com/

How Residencies Change an Artist’s Practice

How Residencies Change an Artist’s Practice

Alicia Eler kicks off her blogging residency with some words about the role of residencies in artist’s lives.

Diagram of Conversation with artist Andrea Sodomka,
Vienna, 8/9/2012

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio | Adelheid Mers (Part 2)

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio | Adelheid Mers (Part 2)

Part two of Georgia Kotretsos’s interview with Chicago–based artist, writer, editor, professor, and curator Adelheid Mers.

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Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio | Adelheid Mers (Part 1)

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio | Adelheid Mers (Part 1)

Georgia Kotretsos chats with Chicago–based artist, writer, editor, professor, and curator Adelheid Mers.

Candida Alvarez, mambomountain, panoramic installation view, courtesy of Hyde Park Art Center, photo by Tom van Eynde.

Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Centerfield: Art in the Middle | Mashed Up and Shredded into Space: An Interview with Candida Alvarez

Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Centerfield: Art in the Middle | Mashed Up and Shredded into Space: An Interview with Candida Alvarez

Caroline Picard poses four questions to artist Candida Alvarez whose paintings are currently on view at Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago.

Ellen Nielsen, "Spectacle Box", 2007. Sequins, pins, wood, glass, velvet, 9" x 18" x 3". Courtesy of the artist.

Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Afterimage: An Interview with Dahlia Tulett-Gross and Thea Liberty Nichols

Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Afterimage: An Interview with Dahlia Tulett-Gross and Thea Liberty Nichols

Caroline Picard talks with Dahlia Tulett-Gross and Thea Liberty Nichols about some of the visual legacies between two Chicago generations in the exhibition “Afterimage,” held last summer at the DePaul Art Museum.

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Gastro-Vision | The Best in Food-Art 2012

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision | The Best in Food-Art 2012

Writers Megan Fizzel and Andrew Russeth join Nicole Caruth for a look at the year’s best food-art projects.

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching with Lynda Benglis in the Elementary Classroom

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching with Lynda Benglis in the Elementary Classroom

Sharing contemporary art is a wonderful way to generate questions and discussions about art, and in turn, motivate young artists to take risks with their own art making.

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Guest Bloggers This Week: Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Guest Bloggers This Week: Teaching with Contemporary Art

This week I am pleased to say that the Teaching with Contemporary Art column some guest bloggers…
Julia CopperSmith and Maureen Hergott are both alumni of the Art21 Educators program and teach elementary art education at Scott and Westdale Elementary Schools in Melrose Park and Northlake near Chicago. Their work has been inspiring to all of us here at Art21 for the past two years, especially since they are finding ways to work with contemporary art and engage some very young students in the process.

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Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Centerfield | The Past Lives of Books

Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Centerfield | The Past Lives of Books

Caroline Picard on the many forms that textual marginalia may take.

Charles Ray, "Hinoki," 2007. © 2007 Charles Ray. Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles.

Flash Points

The Undead Tree of Charles Ray

Flash Points

The Undead Tree of Charles Ray

Caroline Picard looks at Charles Ray’s “Hinoki” and asks, how does this sculpture–a reproduction of a fallen redwood tree–tell a story about survival, time, nature and humanity?

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Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Center Field | Two Histories of the World: Part Two

Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Center Field | Two Histories of the World: Part Two

Caroline Picard looks at “Two Histories of the World,” a two-part exhibition taking place at two different venues and at two different points in time.