Tag Archives: Fashion

Lin Tianmiao, "Bound and Unbound", 1997, dimensions variable (detail). White cotton thread, 800 pieces of household objects, video projection, sound. Courtesy Asia Society Museum.

On View Now

On View Now | Cryptic Objects: Lin Tianmiao at the Asia Society Museum

On View Now

On View Now | Cryptic Objects: Lin Tianmiao at the Asia Society Museum

Max Weintraub reviews Lin Tianmiao’s exhibition “Bound Unbound” at the Asia Society Museum in New York.

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Bedfellows: Art and Visual Culture

Bedfellows | Catalog Crimes

Bedfellows: Art and Visual Culture

Bedfellows | Catalog Crimes

What happens when fashion becomes a signifier of altruism? Victoria Gannon on the aspirational identities catalogs weave around desirable objects.

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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.

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | The New Aesthetic

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | The New Aesthetic

His thesis is due in two weeks, but Antonius Wiriadjaja takes time out to talk about the New Aesthetic, a nascent art movement that blurs the digital and the real.

Cindy Sherman: Fashion

Cindy Sherman: Fashion

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE Episode #143: Commissioned by French Vogue to create a fashion editorial featuring clothes from the Spanish design house Balenciaga, artist …

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Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | Kate Hartman Talks to Herself … and the Art21 Blog

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | Kate Hartman Talks to Herself … and the Art21 Blog

One recurring conversation in art school is the difference between art and design. Nowadays technology has also been thrown into the fray. Artist and educator Kate Hartman has the pleasure …

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

Center Field | Threading Infrastructure: An Interview with Anne Wilson

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

Center Field | Threading Infrastructure: An Interview with Anne Wilson

When I asked Anne Wilson if I could interview her for Art21, she sent me a preview copy of her book, Anne Wilson: Wind/Rewind/Weave—a catalogue published collaboratively by White Walls and …

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Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | The ITP Class of 2011

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | The ITP Class of 2011

When I read Nicole Caruth’s write-up of Miriam Simun’s Lady Cheese Shop last week, I screamed, “she stole my blog post!” Simun was a fellow student of my program until …

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Bedfellows: Art and Visual Culture

Bedfellows | Coded Cloth

Bedfellows: Art and Visual Culture

Bedfellows | Coded Cloth

We speak in code when words aren’t safe to say. Faced with threats, our language goes subterranean, carving new passageways of communication. Encrypted messages use accepted forms of expression—recognizable letters, …

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Bedfellows: Art and Visual Culture

Bedfellows: The Plaid Fad

Bedfellows: Art and Visual Culture

Bedfellows: The Plaid Fad

In November 1991, Nirvana played on all of our car stereos. We smoked clove cigarettes and drove through the Oakland hills with Nevermind blaring over the speakers. Kurt Cobain drowned …

Kedz shoes designed by Jenny Holzer containing the text "PROTECT ME FROM WHAT I WANT." Commissioned by the Whitney Museum.

Clients, Pithy Quotes, and Jenny Holzer

Clients, Pithy Quotes, and Jenny Holzer

Clients are the difference between design and art.    — Michael Bierut Last week I looked at two nearly identical works by Felix Gonzalez-Torres and Tobias Wong as a way of …

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Calling from Canada

Calling From Canada: Musée des Beaux-Arts Goes Loco for Local

Calling from Canada

Calling From Canada: Musée des Beaux-Arts Goes Loco for Local

In 1913, Marcel Duchamp created a ruckus with an assembled inverted bicycle wheel mounted on a stool. The provocateur stirred controversy soon after with more found objects, most famously a …

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

As summer 2010 winds down this week’s roundup gets ready for an exciting fall season when Mark Dion embarks on an expedition in Oakland, Andrea Zittel lands on the Portland …

Tim Burton, “Batman Returns”, Video Still, 1992. Courtesy Warner Bros Pictures

Patriarchy: Catwoman’s Scratching Post

Patriarchy: Catwoman’s Scratching Post

When I was a little kid I was obsessed with comic books. I consumed anything super hero related with a sense of urgency. I imagined that some day I would …

Edgar Cleijne and Ellen Gallagher, "Better Dimension (detail)", 2010. Ink and tape on glass slide from an installation of silkscreened wood panels, four Hasselblad slide projectors, one 16 mm eiki projector, resin and steel projection screen, 106 × 252 × 268 in. (270 × 640 × 680 cm). Collection of the artist; courtesy Gagosian Gallery, New York.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Biennials, cremated canvases, German faces, cashmere sportswear, sculptural tour de force, fashionable shoes, and an iPhone app comprise this week’s roundup: 2010: Whitney Biennial will open at the Whitney Museum …

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Costumes of Katsinas.

Costumes of Katsinas.

Hello and welcome to Nothing is New via Art21. During my stint as guest blogger, you will see posts are very image-heavy with a brief, excited description explaining each set …

Alicia Ross, Motherboard_6 (A Chicken Waits for a Good Cock), cross-stitch on cotton, 72 x 41, 2008 Courtesy of the artist

Four Questions with Alicia Ross

Four Questions with Alicia Ross

This young artist’s Motherboard series features appropriated Internet porn—nubile women sprawl across large cotton panels, cross-stitched in silver and gold thread with digital precision…Witty videos filter sex scenes through those …

John Baldessari, ”How We Do Art Now”, 1973. Courtesy of Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA, and Electronic Arts Intermix, NY

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Vital Signals: Japanese and American Video Art from the 1960s and 70s is a three-part screening program at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Presented in collaboration with Electronic …

Jenny Holzer, "WISH LIST BLACK," detail, 2006

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Summer Reading Part 2

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Summer Reading Part 2

Continuing with my column from May 27, I’d like to suggest a few more books related to contemporary art education that you may be inspired to buy, borrow or steal …

Chakkrit Chimnok at a cafe in Chiang Mai, Thailand (Paul Schmelzer)

Flash Points

Chakkrit Chimnok’s banana-leaf utopia

Flash Points

Chakkrit Chimnok’s banana-leaf utopia

Chakkrit Chimnok dreams of a “banana world,” a utopia in which overlooked or discarded items — specifically, the ubiquitous banana leaves that litter the streets in his home city of …

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

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This week’s Teaching With Contemporary Art column is written by Carolyn Sutton, Director of Arts at The Park School in Baltimore and a member of Art21′s National Education Advisory Council. …

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Artists Vote for _________.

Artists Vote for _________.

On October 8, Gap launched its “Vote for” initiative to coincide with the American election season. Centered on a customizable classic white t-shirt that reads, “Vote for ______.”, the retail chain is encouraging customers to fill …

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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 …

"Chanel Iman at the Whitney Biennial Wearing Barbara Kruger Tee." 2008. Courtesy The Gap.

Whitney Biennial Model Tees

Whitney Biennial Model Tees

The Whitney Museum has collaborated with the Gap on a series of t-shirts designed by past Whitney Biennial artists, including Art21 artists Cai Guo-Qiang, Barbara Kruger (her design is pictured …

Juergen Teller, Ukraine, courtsay of Lehmann Maupin gallery

Juergen Teller at Lehmann Maupin

Juergen Teller at Lehmann Maupin

The Lehmann Maupin gallery in New York City is currently presenting an exhibition by photographer Juergen Teller. The exhibition follows the installation Reflection by Season 2 Art21 artist Do-Ho Suh, …

"Constructivism," Yohji Yamamoto jacket, dress, pants, and scarf photographed by Hiroshi Sugimoto.

Hiroshi Sugimoto in New York Times’ T Magazine

Hiroshi Sugimoto in New York Times’ T Magazine

“Isn’t It Iconic?”‚Äîphotographs by Season 3 featured artist Hiroshi Sugimoto are published in the Holiday 2007 issue of the New York Times‘ T Magazine. “In his latest passion, Hiroshi Sugimoto …

Andrea Zittel, smocks for Smockshop, 2007.

“Liberation through Limitation” – Andrea Zittel’s Smockshop

“Liberation through Limitation” – Andrea Zittel’s Smockshop

Saturday, Season 1 artist Andrea Zittel opens her inaugural “smockshop” at Susan Inglett Gallery, coinciding with Fashion Week in New York. Having spent years gaining international recognition and developing a …