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Staff Pick

Staff Picks: August 2016

Staff Pick

Staff Picks: August 2016

The ART21 staff shares their favorite films, exhibitions, and installations.

Ai Weiwei. Redline, 2016. Via Instagram.

This Week in Art: 8.29-9.4

This Week in Art: 8.29-9.4

A look at this week’s art news, including Ai Weiwei’s clash with China’s Yinchuan Biennale, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Santa Barbara to Basel.

Ruben Natal-San Miguel, AMEricano (Star Spangled Immigrant), 2016, Washington Heights, NYC. © Ruben Natal-San Miguel. From the exhibition WE:AMERicans at Station Independent Projects, NYC. Courtesy of CraveOnline.

This Week in Art: 8.1-8.7

This Week in Art: 8.1-8.7

A look at this week’s art news, including a new Jeff Koons-inspired ice cream flavor, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Atlanta to Aspen.

Minerva Cuevas. Del Montte-Bananeras, 2003. Paint on wall, silkscreen, two plastic palm trees, four plastic bananas bunches, straw; variable dimensions. Installation view of the "Liverpool Biennial: Rethinking Trade." Courtesy of the artist and kurimanzutto, Mexico City.

Staff Pick

Staff Picks: July 2016

Staff Pick

Staff Picks: July 2016

A selection of exhibitions, podcasts, and television shows personally recommended by members of the ART21 staff.

Katharina Grosse. Rockaway! at Fort Tilden, 2016. Photo by New York Off Road on Instagram.

This Week in Art: 7.4-7.10

This Week in Art: 7.4-7.10

A look at this week’s art news, including New York Close Up’s newly awarded Cine Golden Eagle, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Edinburgh to Ethiopia.

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This Week in Art: 6.27-7.3

This Week in Art: 6.27-7.3

A look at this week’s art news, including Matthew Barney’s impact on Kanye West, and events and exhibitions from New York to London.

Martin Puryear. Big Bling in Madison Square Park, 2016. Photo by Scott Lynch/Gothamist.

This Week in Art: 5.16-5.22

This Week in Art: 5.16-5.22

A look at this week’s art news, including Martin Puryear’s new public sculpture in Madison Square Park, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Los Angeles to London.

Nicolas Henry Jeaurat de Bertry. Artist's palette with brushes, 1756.  Oil on canvas , 45.7 x 55.5 cm. Exhibited by Derek Johns Ltd at TEFAF Maastricht.

This Week in Art: 3.7-3.13

This Week in Art: 3.7-3.13

A look at this week’s art news, including the rebuilding of Palmyra and castles drawn on grains of sand.

Image courtesy of Roberto Chamorro for The Armory Show.

This Week in Art: 2.29-3.6

This Week in Art: 2.29-3.6

A look at this week’s art news, including the upcoming Armory Show and Google’s first gallery show.

Brendan Fernandes. Still from In Your Words, 2011. HD video, 10:27 min.
Animations: Hisao Iharo.
Sound: Pejk Malinovski.
Voices: Karen Blixen, Nanna Debois Buhl, Brendan Fernandes, Irungu Mutu
Excerpt from Rungstedlund – A Radio Address used with permission from Rungstedlundfonden.

Flight Paths

Flight Paths

I know of artists who fly aloft and land like a glance, perpetually abreast of something—patterned renewal. I know of artists; I have sat nearby as they cock their collared …

Thomas Smillie. Untitled, 1890. Cyanotype. Source: Smithsonian Institution Archives.

Janitor for the Nation

Janitor for the Nation

“Imagine that this museum is a nation, and inside this nation is a museum.” That idea inspired this experimental text, in which each exhibition is envisioned as its own sovereign state.

Guerrilla Girls, 2015.

How to use the F-word in 2016: The Guerrilla Girls Twin Cities Takeover

How to use the F-word in 2016: The Guerrilla Girls Twin Cities Takeover

Museum director Megan Johnston shares the inside scoop on organizing the Guerrilla Girls Twin Cities Takeover, a series of exhibitions and events throughout Minnesota from January to March 2016.

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 …

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Staff Pick

Staff Pick: Doug Aitken’s “Station to Station”

Staff Pick

Staff Pick: Doug Aitken’s “Station to Station”

Jonathan Munar, Art21’s Director of Digital Media and Strategy, takes a quick look at the forthcoming project from artist Doug Aitken.

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Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

Of Consequence: Santiago Sierra’s “Veterans” at Team Gallery

Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

Of Consequence: Santiago Sierra’s “Veterans” at Team Gallery

Santiago Sierra’s third solo exhibition at Team Gallery, Veterans, displays nine photographs of war veterans standing in corners.

Zarina, "Dividing Line", 2001. Image: hyperallergic.com

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Zarina’s Paper Like Skin

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Zarina’s Paper Like Skin

If you teach about and with paper, don’t miss “Zarina: Paper Like Skin,” on view through April 21 at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

Nayland Blake, "Oh", 2013. Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Well Beyond Everyday

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Well Beyond Everyday

If you are interested in how everyday materials can become bizarre and (sometimes) brilliant sculpture, there are three shows ready and waiting for you in Chelsea: Nayland Blake’s What Wont Wrong at Matthew Marks; B. Wurtz’s Recent Works at Metro Pictures; and Mark Dion’s two-floor delight titled Drawings, Prints, Multiples and Sculptures at Tanya Bonakdar.

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.

ART21 Exclusive

Exclusive | El Anatsui: “Broken Bridge II”

ART21 Exclusive

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.

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Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | The World Is Not Flat

Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | The World Is Not Flat

Open Enrollment’s Erin Sweeny writes eloquently about physical motion in the lives of young artists and the “emotional gravity wrapped up in movement.”

Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | No Rest for the Teaching Artist

Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | No Rest for the Teaching Artist

Antonius Wiriadjaja on helping two artists prepare for their upcoming shows in New York City.

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teachable Moments in 2012

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teachable Moments in 2012

Before we continue talking about last week’s “Speak About What’s Unspeakable,” I thought it might be good idea to end the year on a constructive note by looking back at some of the most teachable moments- events, exhibits, chance happenings and other opportunities – that made for uncanny entry points in the classroom…

"Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art." Curated by

Gastro-Vision

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.

Ed Rischa, "The Act of Letting a Person Into Your Home", 1983. Image: whitney.org

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Reflecting on Visual Conversations

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Reflecting on Visual Conversations

In my previous post two weeks ago I said that I was interested in encouraging students to draw relationships between works of art and to think about how context affects what we see. Can works of art “speak” to the viewer or have “conversations” with other works? If so, how? Today was the day, after a long Thanksgiving weekend, for the group to share works in progress and get some feedback from one another.

Installation view, Visual Conversations at the Fisher Landau Center for Art.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Getting Set for Visual Conversations

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Getting Set for Visual Conversations

If you haven’t visited already, the Fisher Landau Center for Art is a wonderful oasis to add to the list of places you can see exciting work in Long Island City. This week, I am taking one of my classes to visit the current show, Visual Conversations. Through the visit I am interested in encouraging my students to draw relationships between works of art and to think about how context affects how we perceive what we see.

Illustration by Swanny Mouton.

Flash Points

The Museum as Memory Palace

Flash Points

The Museum as Memory Palace

Our new Flashpoints series on Storytelling kicks off with a look at how museums can weave narratives through the placement of objects in space.

Yayoi Kusama. "Yellow Trees" at 14th Street, 2012. Photo courtesy Nettrice Gaskins.

Yayoi Kusama at the Whitney: Accumulation, Infinity and the Multiverse

Yayoi Kusama at the Whitney: Accumulation, Infinity and the Multiverse

Nettrice Gaskins reviews the Yayoi Kusama retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and considers Kusama’s work in light of immersive 3D worlds and “Augmented Spaces.”

David Brooks' "Desert Rooftops" in progress. Image: huffingtonpost.com

Teaching with Contemporary Art

And furthermore…

Teaching with Contemporary Art

And furthermore…

One of my students read last week’s post and was interested in playing devil’s advocate by asking a few more questions about the recent New York Close Up segment, David …

David Brooks, "Desert Rooftops", 2011. Source: Art Production Fund

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching with New York Close Up: David Brooks Tears The Roof Off

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching with New York Close Up: David Brooks Tears The Roof Off

David Brooks Tears The Roof Off is an apt title for one of our most recent New York Close Up films this summer. Within the first 60 seconds of a …

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Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Anna Piaggi and the Summer One-Off

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Anna Piaggi and the Summer One-Off

The writer and fashion icon Anna Piaggi, who died this week at 81, serves as a reminder that in art, as life, one-off gestures are often the most memorable ones.

Rineke Dijkstra, "Kolobrzeg, Poland, July 26, 1992". Source: Guggenheim.org. Courtesy the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York and Paris. © Rineke Dijkstra

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Kids on the Beach?

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Kids on the Beach?

There are times when you just have to sit for a while in order to experience a show… and sometimes you get lucky and there are also benches in the picture. I got lucky on steamy summer day and both elements came together for a recent visit to Rineke Dijkstra’s retrospective at the Guggenheim, on view through October 8th.

Ulan Djaparov Cold Head, 2003  Photo documentation of action  80 x 120 cm  Courtesy of AhmadyArts, The Taste of Others

Bedfellows: Art and Visual Culture

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio: Leeza Ahmady (Part 2)

Bedfellows: Art and Visual Culture

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio: Leeza Ahmady (Part 2)

Part 2 of Georgia Kotretsos’ interview with independent curator Leeza Ahmady, the director of Asian Contemporary Art Week in New York.

Detail: Rivera Court: Diego Rivera's Detroit Industry Fresco Paintings

The Anchor Art Museums in and of Detroit

The Anchor Art Museums in and of Detroit

Blogger-in-Residence Colin Darke takes readers on a tour of Detroit’s most impressive art museums, and explains why their presence there is so invaluable.

The 16 Giants -- image provided by Jim Pallas

The Art Giants of Detroit

The Art Giants of Detroit

Colin Darke details Jim Pallas’s ambitious project, a series of mixed-media paintings portraying the “art giants” of Detroit.

Edgar Degas, "L'Absinthe," 1876. Oil on canvas, 36.2 in × 26.8 in. Collection of Musée d'Orsay, Paris.

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision | Absinthe and the Art World

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision | Absinthe and the Art World

Nicole Caruth looks at Marc Latamie’s solo exhibition at The Americas Society, which touches on the complex cultural and somatic histories of absinthe.