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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Marela Zacarias’s abstract sculptures travel to Vermont, Mark Bradford creates new work from public housing blueprints, Mike Kelley’s mobile home travels from Detroit to Los Angeles, and more in this week’s roundup.

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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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“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.

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“Exclusive” Curated (Part 1 of 3)

“Exclusive” Curated (Part 1 of 3)

In this first part of a three-part series, art world colleagues and friends share their favorite Exclusive episodes to date.

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Marina Abramović reports on her performance institute, Richard Serra sits down with Charlie Rose, and more.

El Anatsui, "Earth’s Skin," 2007. Aluminum and copper wire, 177 x 394 in. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. Photograph by Joe Levack, courtesy of the Akron Art Museum.

On View Now

Transcendent Tapestries: El Anatsui at the Brooklyn Museum

On View Now

Transcendent Tapestries: El Anatsui at the Brooklyn Museum

Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui at the Brooklyn Museum marks the first solo exhibition in a New York museum of Anatsui’s art. Featuring over thirty works by …

El Anatsui. "Gli (Wall) (detail)," 2010. Aluminum and copper wire, installation at the Brooklyn Museum, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. Photo by Nettrice Gaskins.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

El Anatsui’s Brooklyn show is extended, Mary Heilmann responds to the work of late artist Blinky Palermo, and more in this week’s roundup.

Vija Celmins. "Untitled (Web 3)," 2002. 1-color photogravure/aquatint/drypoint. Courtesy the artist and McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Vija Celmins is cast in a web, Ellen Gallagher covers a glossy, Ai Weiwei drops his first music album, Carrie Mae Weems arrives in Cleveland…

Paul McCarthy, “White Snow, Bookends,” black walnut, 2013. Image: twi-ny/mdr

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Size Matters

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Size Matters

Teaching students about scale in a work of art is “a tricky thing for art educators.”

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

Weekly Roundup

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.

El Anatsui, "Sacred Moon", 2007. Image: 303magazine.com

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching with El Anatsui

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching with El Anatsui

El Anastui, one of my favorite artists from season 6, is in some ways an educator’s dream. His sculptures and installations reference history, culture and memory while simultaneously exploring the possibilities of found materials and different processes for making art. And while Anatsui is best known for his stunning, draped metal sculptures, there is more to the work with than meets the eye… and that’s quite a bit to begin with.

Installation of El Anatsui’s “Broken Bridge II” (2012) above the High Line in New York City. Production still from the series Exclusive. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Ian Forster.

Exclusive | El Anatsui: “Broken Bridge II”

Exclusive | El Anatsui: “Broken Bridge II”

A new Exclusive episode featuring El Anastui’s largest installation to date, on view along the High Line in New York City.

Diana Al-Hadid. Invisibabel, 2009. Courtesy of the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

El Anatsui has his first solo exhibition in New York, Charles Atlas presents two moving-image works, Laurie Simmons talks to Vanity Fair…

Ai Weiwei. "Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn," 1995. Photo by Melina Mara for The Washington Post. Courtesy the artist and the Newseum.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Ai Weiwei’s work is part of the celebration of the U.S. Presidential Inauguration, Trenton Doyle Hancock wins the Greenfield Prize, and much more.

John Currin, "Girl in Bed," 1993. Oil on canvas. © John Currin. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery. Photograph: Robert McKeever

Alchemy of Inspiration

Alchemy of Inspiration I Looking Ahead to 1993…

Alchemy of Inspiration

Alchemy of Inspiration I Looking Ahead to 1993…

We’re a couple of weeks into the new year, and so in the interest of getting organized, here’s a preview of what to see in New York in the upcoming …

Alfredo Jaar. "The Geometry of Conscience," (2010). Courtesy of the artist and the Museum of Memory and Human Rights.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup, Alfredo Jaar reconnects the dots of a collective memory, Cindy Sherman presents early work, El Anatsui showcases his pot of wisdom, and more.

Jeff Koons. "Coloring Book 1997–2005," 2012. Photo by Kenzo. Courtesy of the artist.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Come meet NYCU co-producers Wesley Miller and Nick Ravich at the Apple Store Soho, plus the latest news on Jeff Koons, William Kentridge, Gabriel Orozco and other Art21 artists.

El Anatsui. "Dusasa I," (2007). Courtesy of the artist and The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has news on El Anatsui, Josiah McElheny, Julie Mehretu and other artists featured in Art21 programs and documentaries.

Trenton Doyle Hancock. Plate of Shrimp, 2012. Courtesy of the artist and James Cohan Gallery.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has news on Trenton Doyle Hancock, Cindy Sherman, El Anatsui and other artists featured in Art21 documentaries and programs.

Hank Willis Thomas. "Believe It" from the Fair Warning series. Courtesy the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

Hank Willis Thomas: Believe It.

Hank Willis Thomas: Believe It.

Nettrice Gaskins interviews artist Hank Willis Thomas about his work in the exhibition “Believe It,” on view at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta.

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Visionary Studios: Getting Started

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Visionary Studios: Getting Started

Anyone who knows me often asks about how I coordinate three jobs. I teach two high school classes and serve as department chair in my school district, work as Art21’s …

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has news on An-My Lê, Raymond Pettibon, Kiki Smith and other artists featured in Art21 programs and documentaries.

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Exclusive | El Anatsui: Language & Symbols

Exclusive | El Anatsui: Language & Symbols

Our latest Exclusive video features El Anatsui discussing the role of language and symbols in his artwork.

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Exclusive | El Anatsui: Studio Process

Exclusive | El Anatsui: Studio Process

Watch our latest Exclusive video, where El Anatsui describes the collaborative and contemplative setting where his artworks are made.

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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.

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Art21 Meets Fluxus

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Art21 Meets Fluxus

This past Saturday I had the pleasure of working with the University of Michigan Museum of Art to present “Art21 Meets Fluxus”. Over thirty teachers from a variety of disciplines came together to learn more about working with Art21 education materials and to brainstorm ways of bringing this smart and provocative exhibition, titled Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life, into their classrooms.

The author with Amanda Thompson, registrar at MfAA, and senior staff at the National Museum of Lagos.

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | Looking Back to Nigeria [Part I]

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | Looking Back to Nigeria [Part I]

In this five-part series, Richard McCoy looks back on his recent trip to Nigeria through the lens of artists working in the area.

Fabulous designer Iris Apfel.  Image: blog.mawi.co.uk

Teaching with Contemporary Art

So, Three Thousand Art Educators Walk Into a Room….

Teaching with Contemporary Art

So, Three Thousand Art Educators Walk Into a Room….

From March 1st through March 4th the National Art Education Association holds their annual conference right here in New York City. Over 3,000 art educators from all levels have the opportunity to attend hundreds upon hundreds of workshops offered by colleagues from close to everywhere across the country.
Here at Art21, we have a few very special things planned….

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.