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Access 100 Artists: Get Involved!

Access 100 Artists: Get Involved!

Art21’s Director of Education, Rosanna Flouty, sends out a call to action. Get involved with our latest initiative, Access 100 Artists, and host a screening!

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Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin | Stage your Melodrama: An Elmgreen and a Dragset

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin | Stage your Melodrama: An Elmgreen and a Dragset

When the art historians start treading through Berlin’s turn-of-the-millennium years to chart artists’ march to Neukölln, Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset‘s studio will be a main stop for tea and …

“Elephant Parade,” London, 2010. Image via Flickr. Photo by Mark Pether-Longman.

The Nature of Art: The Bigger Picture

The Nature of Art: The Bigger Picture

We’re accustomed to porticoed Greek temple-style museums, white-walled galleries, conspicuous label texts, a high level of organization, and clearly-defined thematic spaces. For those of us who are city-dwellers, we expect …

Kara Walker, "A Warm Summer Evening in 1863", 2008. Wool tapestry with hand cut felt silhouette figure, 5' 9" x 8' 2". Edition of 5. ©Kara Walker. Courtesy of James Cohan Gallery, Banners of Persuasion and Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week in Art21 artist news we have two tapestry makers, a silk archway, the master of Cremaster, an artist who likes to do laundry, a magical sound installation, environmental issues, creative …

Hiroshi Sugimoto, "Lightning Fields 145", 2009. Gelatin-silver print, 22.9 x 18.4 inches. Courtesy Fraenkal Gallery.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

New photographs by Hiroshi Sugimoto (Season 3) are on view at Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco through October 31. Sugimoto’s latest body of work titled Lightning Fields depicts electricity. To …

Left, Photo of Superflex by Nikolai Howalt (via superflex.net), Right, My Skype Conversation with Bjørnstjerne Christiansen

Flash Points

Economic Sur-realities: A Conversation with Bjøernstjerne Christiansen of SUPERFLEX

Flash Points

Economic Sur-realities: A Conversation with Bjøernstjerne Christiansen of SUPERFLEX

Danish art group SUPERFLEX has been exacerbating the art world for over a decade with its irreverent style of questioning, which hits hard at the foundations of the West’s economic …

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Carnegie Art Award 2008

Carnegie Art Award 2008

Den Frie Udstillingsbygning is an art institution established in 1891 by a union of artists with the concerted purpose to provide an alternative to the aforementioned censured Forårsudstilling at Kunsthal …

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EXIT and Enter

EXIT and Enter

I’ve already mentioned that one way to catch up on the contemporary Danish art scene is to get a glimpse of Forårsudstillingen at Charlottenborg, but another and maybe even more …

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Art & Arms

Art & Arms

Controversial and highly provocative Danish artist Kristian von Hornsleth has established a new artistic and capitalistic project, Hornsleth Arms Invest Corporation, HAIC, which challenges the border between art and reality; …

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Barthes revisited: photographic experiments

Barthes revisited: photographic experiments

Our exposure to the photographic image on a professional as well as a private level has steadily increased since the first photograph saw the light of day in 1839. The …

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Rebirth of Danish art and design

Rebirth of Danish art and design

If you want to keep track of modern Danish art and design, Forårsudstillingen at Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen is a pivotal point of departure. Yesterday was the final day of …

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Sally Mann on Denmark’s radar

Sally Mann on Denmark’s radar

Following is a special report on Season 1 artist Sally Mann, just in from our fabulous former intern Karen Johanne Bruhn, now back home in Copenhagen… During the past few …