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The Art21 Guide to PERFORMA 09

The Art21 Guide to PERFORMA 09

If you’re lucky enough to be in New York City during Performa 09 this month, there are a number of events featuring Art21 artists that are not to be missed! …

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Season 5 Starts This Wednesday, October 7!

Season 5 Starts This Wednesday, October 7!

The wait is over. Season 5 of Art:21—Art in the Twenty-First Century begins airing this week on PBS. The season kicks off with the episode Compassion, featuring William Kentridge, Doris …

Julie Mehretu. "Stadia II," 2004. Ink and acrylic on canvas, 108 x 144 inches. Collection of Carnegie Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, Gift of Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn and Nicolas Rohatyn and A.W. Mellon Acquisition Endowment Fund. Photo by Richard Stoner, © Julie Mehretu, courtesy the artist and The Project, New York.

Meet the Season 5 Artist: Julie Mehretu

Meet the Season 5 Artist: Julie Mehretu

The above video is excerpted from the Season 5 episode Systems, premiering on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at 10pm (ET) on PBS (check local listings). Systems features four artists — …

Allan McCollum. Shapes from Maine: Shapes Copper Cookie Cutters," 2005/2008. Polished copper, 5 1/2 x 3 2/3 x 1 inches each, each unique, formed in copper by hand. Produced in collaboration with Holly and Larry Little, founders of Aunt Holly's Copper Cookie Cutters, Trescott, Maine. Photo by Lamay Photo, © Allan McCollum, courtesy Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York.

Meet the Season 5 Artist: Allan McCollum

Meet the Season 5 Artist: Allan McCollum

The above video is excerpted from the Season 5 episode Systems, premiering on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at 10pm (ET) on PBS (check local listings). Systems features four artists — …

Kimsooja. "Cities On The Move - 2727 km Bottari Truck," 1997. Single channel video projection, silent, 7:33 minute loop. © Kimsooja, courtesy the artist.

Meet the Season 5 Artist: Kimsooja

Meet the Season 5 Artist: Kimsooja

The above video is excerpted from the Season 5 episode Systems, premiering on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at 10pm (ET) on PBS (check local listings). Systems features four artists — …

John Baldessaei "Two Person Fight (One Orange): With Spectator," 2004. Three dimensional digital archival print with acrylic paint on sintra, dibon and gatorfoam panels, 84 x 79 inches. © John Baldessari, courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, New York.

Meet the Season 5 Artist: John Baldessari

Meet the Season 5 Artist: John Baldessari

The above video is excerpted from the Season 5 episode Systems, premiering on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at 10pm (ET) on PBS (check local listings). Systems features four artists — …

Yinka Shonibare. "How to Blow up Two Heads at Once (Ladies)," 2006. Two-life size mannequins, two guns, Dutch wax printed cotton, shoes, and leather riding boots, Plinth overall 63 x 96 1/2 x 48 inches, each figure 63 x 61 x 48 inches. Collection of Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA. Photo by Stephen White, © Yinka Shonibare, MBE, courtesy the artist, James Cohan Gallery, New York and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London.

Meet the Season 5 Artist: Yinka Shonibare MBE

Meet the Season 5 Artist: Yinka Shonibare MBE

The above video is excerpted from the Season 5 episode Transformation, premiering on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 10pm (ET) on PBS (check local listings). Whether satirizing society or reinventing …

Cindy Sherman. "Untitled (#425)," 2004. Color photograph, 72 1/2 x 91 1/2 inches, (framed). © Cindy Sherman, courtesy the artist and Metro Pictures.

Meet the Season 5 Artist: Cindy Sherman

Meet the Season 5 Artist: Cindy Sherman

The above video is excerpted from the Season 5 episode Transformation, premiering on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 10pm (ET) on PBS (check local listings). Whether satirizing society or reinventing …

Paul McCarthy and Damon McCarthy. "Carribbean Pirates," 2005. Installation, performance and video at McCarthy Studios, Los Angeles, CA. Photo by Ann-Marie Rounkle, © Paul McCarthy, courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth, Zurich London.

Meet the Season 5 Artist: Paul McCarthy

Meet the Season 5 Artist: Paul McCarthy

The above video is excerpted from the Season 5 episode Transformation, premiering on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 10pm (ET) on PBS (check local listings). Whether satirizing society or reinventing …

Florian Maier-Aichen. "Untitled," 2005. C-print, 72 x 90 1/2 inches. © Florian Maier-Aichen, courtesy Blum & Poe, Los Angeles and 303 Gallery, New York.

Meet the Season 5 Artist: Florian Maier-Aichen

Meet the Season 5 Artist: Florian Maier-Aichen

The above video is excerpted from the Season 5 episode Fantasy, premiering on Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at 10pm (ET) on PBS (check local listings). Fantasy presents four artists — …

Jeff Koons. "Split-Rocker," 2000. Installation view of "Jeff Koons Versailles," October 9, 2008-April 1, 2009, Chateau de Versailles, France. Stainless steel, soil, geotextile fabric, internal irrigation system, and live flowering plants, 441 x 465 x 426 inches. © Jeff Koons, courtesy the artist.

Meet the Season 5 Artist: Jeff Koons

Meet the Season 5 Artist: Jeff Koons

The above video is excerpted from the Season 5 episode Fantasy, premiering on Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at 10pm (ET) on PBS (check local listings). Fantasy presents four artists — …

Cao Fei. "RMB CITY 4," 2007. Digital c-print, 47 1/5 x 63 inches. © Cao Fei, courtesy the artist and Lombard-Freid Projects, New York.

Meet the Season 5 Artist: Cao Fei

Meet the Season 5 Artist: Cao Fei

The above video is excerpted from the Season 5 episode Fantasy, premiering on Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at 10pm (ET) on PBS (check local listings). Fantasy presents four artists — …

Merce Cunningham (1919-2009)

Merce Cunningham (1919-2009)

For Merce. Tap dancing in the opening segment for Time (Season Two). A collaboration with Charles Atlas. Announcement: The New York Times.

Mary Heilmann. "Go Ask Alice," 2006. Oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches. Photo by John Berens, © Mary Heilmann, courtesy the artist, 303 Gallery, New York and Hauser & Wirth Zurich London.

Meet the Season 5 Artist: Mary Heilmann

Meet the Season 5 Artist: Mary Heilmann

The above video is excerpted from the Season 5 episode Fantasy, premiering on Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at 10pm (ET) on PBS (check local listings). Fantasy presents four artists — …

Doris Salcedo. Left: "Untitled," 1998. Wood, concrete and metal, 74 x 44 x 21 1/2 inches. Collection of Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo. Right: "Shibboleth," 2007.  Installation at Turbine Hall; Tate Modern, London  Concrete and metal, 548 feet long. Courtesy of the Artist and Alexander & Bonin, New York.

Meet the Season 5 Artist: Doris Salcedo

Meet the Season 5 Artist: Doris Salcedo

The above video is excerpted from the Season 5 episode Compassion, premiering on Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at 10pm (ET) on PBS (check local listings). Compassion features three artists — …

Carrie Mae Weems. "Mourning," 2009. Archival pigment print, 61 x 51 inches. Copyright Carrie Mae Weems. Courtesy the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

Meet the Season 5 Artist: Carrie Mae Weems

Meet the Season 5 Artist: Carrie Mae Weems

The above video is excerpted from the Season 5 episode Compassion, premiering on Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at 10pm (ET) on PBS (check local listings). Compassion features three artists — …

William Kentridge. Drawing for "WEIGHING…and WANTING," 1997. Charcoal, poster paint and pastel on paper, 47 1/4 x 63 inches.  Copyright and courtesy of William Kentridge and Marian Goodman Gallery.

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Meet the Season 5 Artist: William Kentridge

Flash Points

Meet the Season 5 Artist: William Kentridge

The above video is excerpted from the Season 5 episode Compassion, premiering on Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at 10pm (ET) on PBS (check local listings). Compassion features three artists — …

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Art21 at NAEA 2009

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Art21 at NAEA 2009

Art21 @ NAEA Convention, Minneapolis April 18 & 19, 2009 Once again Art21 is bringing contemporary art to this year’s National Art Education Association Annual Convention. Season Four artist Mark …

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New Maya Lin film on Spark

New Maya Lin film on Spark

Our friends at KQED’s Spark have just released a brand-new film on renowned Art21 artist and architect, Maya Lin. The film follows her as she plans, constructs, and installs her …

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Cai Guo-Qiang media explosion

Cai Guo-Qiang media explosion

Art21 artist (Season 3) Cai Guo-Qiang‘s exhibition I Want to Believe at the Guggenheim Museum may go down as the most-documented show on video of 2008 in New York. However, …

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McElheny, Mies, & Modernism

McElheny, Mies, & Modernism

In this week’s Art:21 video and interview The Alpine Cathedral and the City-Crown, artist Josiah McElheny references a number of modernist figures and projects, from architects Bruno Taut and Mies …

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Robert Adams: On the Edge at Fondation Cartier

Robert Adams: On the Edge at Fondation Cartier

Robert Adams, who was recently featured in Art:21 — Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 4, recently opened his first solo show in France. On view in the exhibition, titled …

Catherine Sullivan, Ice Floes of Franz Joseph Land, production still, 2003. Five channels shot on 16 mm film transferred to video, projected from DVD, 21 min 48 sec per channel, black and white, silent. © Catherine Sullivan, courtesy the artist.

Spotlight on Paradox: Catherine Sullivan

Spotlight on Paradox: Catherine Sullivan

Catherine Sullivan was born in Los Angeles, California in 1968. She earned a BFA from the California Institute of Arts, Valencia (1992) and an MFA from the Art Center College …

Allora & Calzadilla, Returning a Sound, 2004. Single-channel video with sound, 5 minutes 42 seconds.

Spotlight on Paradox: Allora & Calzadilla

Spotlight on Paradox: Allora & Calzadilla

Jennifer Allora was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1974. Guillermo Calzadilla was born in 1972 in Havana, Cuba. Allora received a BA from the University of Richmond in Virginia (1996) …

Mark Bradford, Black Venus, detail, 2005. Mixed-media collage, 130 x 196 inches. Courtesy the artist and Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York.

Spotlight on Paradox: Mark Bradford

Spotlight on Paradox: Mark Bradford

Mark Bradford was born in Los Angeles, California in 1961. He received a BFA (1995) and MFA (1997) from the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia. Bradford transforms materials …

Ursula von Rydingsvard, Czara z babelkami, 2006. Cedar, 16'10" x 10'5" x 6'2". Installation at Madison Square Park, New York, May 12, 2006–February 28, 2007.

Spotlight on Ecology: Ursula von Rydingsvard

Spotlight on Ecology: Ursula von Rydingsvard

Ursula von Rydingsvard was born in Deensen, Germany in 1942. She received a BA and an MA from the University of Miami, Coral Gables (1965), an MFA from Columbia University …

Mark Dion, Library for the Birds of Massachusetts, 2005. Steel, maple tree, plywoood, books, and mixed media, 20 x 18 x 20 feet. Installation view: Becoming Animal, at MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA.

Spotlight on Ecology: Mark Dion

Spotlight on Ecology: Mark Dion

Mark Dion was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1961. He received a BFA (1986) and an honorary doctorate (2003) from the University of Hartford School of Art, Connecticut. Dion’s …

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Search - En Busquedad, 2001. Color photograph laminated to plexi, 58 x 48 inches. Edition of 5. Radio telescope installation at the Plaza Monumental Bullfight Ring, Tijuana, Mexico.

Spotlight on Ecology: Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle

Spotlight on Ecology: Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle was born in Madrid, Spain in 1961, and was raised in Bogotá, Colombia and Chicago, Illinois. He earned a BA in art and art history, and a BA …

Robert Adams, Sitka Spruce, Cape Blanco State Park, Curry County, Oregon, 1999–2003. From the series, Turning Back. Gelatin-silver print, 14 x 11 inches. © Robert Adams, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco and Matthew Marks Gallery, New York.

Spotlight on Ecology: Robert Adams

Spotlight on Ecology: Robert Adams

Robert Adams was born in Orange, New Jersey in 1937. His refined black-and-white photographs document scenes of the American West of the past four decades, revealing the impact of human …

Nancy Spero, Female Bomb, 1966. Gouache and ink on paper, 34 x 27 inches. Photo by David Reynolds. © Nancy Spero, courtesy Galerie Lelong, New York.

Spotlight on Protest: Nancy Spero

Spotlight on Protest: Nancy Spero

Nancy Spero was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1926. She received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1949), and honorary doctorates from the School of …

Alfredo Jaar, Lament of the Images, 2002. Installation: 3 Plexiglas plates with inscriptions, light wall, mixed media. Installation view of light wall at Documenta XI, Kassel, Germany.

Spotlight on Protest: Alfredo Jaar

Spotlight on Protest: Alfredo Jaar

Alfredo Jaar was born in Santiago, Chile in 1956. He estudied at the Instituto Chileno-Norteamericano de Cultura, Santiago (1979) and Universidad de Chile, Santiago (1981). In installations, photographs, film, and …

An-My Lê, Small Wars (sniper II), 1999-2002. Gelatin silver print,  26 1/2 x 38 inches.

Spotlight on Protest: An-My Lê

Spotlight on Protest: An-My Lê

This is the first in a series of spotlights on Season 4 artists published the week of their broadcast episode. Episode 2: Protest premieres this Sunday at 10pm on PBS …

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Art21 Access ’07 in New York: Judy Pfaff at SculptureCenter Tonight!

Art21 Access ’07 in New York: Judy Pfaff at SculptureCenter Tonight!

Wednesday, October 3, 7:00 p.m. Art21 Presents: Romance at SculptureCenter Featuring Judy Pfaff in Discussion with Mary CerutiSculptureCenter 44-19 Purves Street, Long Island City, Queens Free. No reservations required http://www.sculpture-center.org …

Art:21 Preview – Catherine Sullivan

Art:21 Preview – Catherine Sullivan

From the forthcoming Art:21–Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 4. Premieres on PBS Sunday, November 18, 2007, at 10:00 p.m. ET. (Check your local PBS station for details) Catherine Sullivan‘s …

Lari Pittman, Untitled, 2007.

Also opening in LA tonight: Lari Pittman at Regen Projects

Also opening in LA tonight: Lari Pittman at Regen Projects

Tonight, Regen Projects in Los Angeles unveils an exhibition of new paintings and works on paper by Season 4 artist Lari Pittman. This show presents seven large-scale paintings, three mid-size …