Tag Archives: Film & Video

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Behind the Scenes with Mika Tajima

Behind the Scenes with Mika Tajima

At her Bushwick Brooklyn studio, artist Mika Tajima discusses the processes and ideas behind her two installational-performative works Today is Not a Dress Rehearsal (2009) and The Pedestrians (2011).

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Ursula von Rydingsvard Finds Courage in Color

Ursula von Rydingsvard Finds Courage in Color

Ursula von Rydingsvard discusses her large-scale sculpture Ona, which is permanently installed outside of Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

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On Becoming

On Becoming

Cameron Shaw begins her online writing residency with some thoughts on what it means to become.

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Science Fiction in Ellen Gallagher’s “Osedax”

Science Fiction in Ellen Gallagher’s “Osedax”

In today’s Exclusive, filmed in 2013, artist Ellen Gallagher discusses her large-scale, collaborative installation “Osedax” (2010).

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Rackstraw Downes Paints West Texas

Rackstraw Downes Paints West Texas

In today’s “Exclusive,” artist Rackstraw Downes discusses his interest in altered landscapes.

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NYCU | Jacolby Satterwhite Dances with His Self

NYCU | Jacolby Satterwhite Dances with His Self

In a new “New York Close Up” film, artist Jacolby Satterwhite crafts surreal 3D animated videos while transporting characters from his virtual worlds into the streets of New York City.

Barry McGee at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive during his 2012 retrospective exhibition.
Production still from the series Exclusive. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Bob Elfstrom.

Barry McGee Shares His Retrospective with Others

Barry McGee Shares His Retrospective with Others

In today’s “Exclusive,” Barry McGee discusses the work of family, friends, and street artists that he included in his retrospective exhibition at BAM/PFA.

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Kiki Smith’s Printmaking Process

Kiki Smith’s Printmaking Process

Today’s “Exclusive” artist Kiki Smith discusses the challenges and pleasures of printmaking.

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Maya Lin Examines Disappearing Bodies of Water

Maya Lin Examines Disappearing Bodies of Water

In today’s “Exclusive,” filmed in late 2012, Maya Lin discusses her marble sculpture series, “Disappearing Bodies of Water.”

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Exclusive | Bruce Nauman’s Studio Routine

Exclusive | Bruce Nauman’s Studio Routine

In today’s “Exclusive,” filmed in 2000 at Bruce Nauman’s New Mexico studio, he explains his need to experiment with new materials and forms daily.

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Exclusive | Robert Mangold and Sol LeWitt, Security Guards at MoMA

Exclusive | Robert Mangold and Sol LeWitt, Security Guards at MoMA

Robert Mangold on his friendship with the late Sol LeWitt and working as a security guard at the Museum of Modern Art in the 1960s.

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NYCU | Erin Shirreff & Tony Smith Go Way Back

NYCU | Erin Shirreff & Tony Smith Go Way Back

In a new “New York Close Up” film, artist Erin Shirreff discusses sculptor Tony Smith as an inspiration for a pair of works, including a 2011 commission for Public Art Fund.

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Maya Lin reflects on New York’s ecological past and Hurricane Sandy

Maya Lin reflects on New York’s ecological past and Hurricane Sandy

A new “Exclusive” film featuring Maya Lin and her latest exhibition at Pace Gallery.

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Exclusive | Ann Hamilton: “the event of a thread”

Exclusive | Ann Hamilton: “the event of a thread”

Art21’s Associate Producer sheds light on the paper bags scattered throughout Ann Hamilton’s Park Avenue Armory installation “the event of a thread.”

Jon Kessler, "The Web" 2013 at Swiss Institute. Courtesy the artist and Métamatic Research Initiative, Amsterdam. Photo: Daniel Perez

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On View Now | Welcome to the Pleasure Dome: Jon Kessler’s “The Web”

On View Now

On View Now | Welcome to the Pleasure Dome: Jon Kessler’s “The Web”

“Kessler turns to contemporary visual culture, and specifically Apple Inc., to examine the impact of popular and commercial imagery and products on society’s desires…”

Liz Magic Laser, "The Digital Face": digital c-print. Image: lizmagiclaser.com

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching with New York Close Up | Liz Magic Laser and David Brooks

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching with New York Close Up | Liz Magic Laser and David Brooks

Two recent New York Close Up films featuring artists Liz Magic Laser and David Brooks exemplify how the film series “can make strong interdisciplinary connections.”

Nan Goldin, "Gilles and Gotscha, Paris," 1992-93. Cibachrome print. Courtesy the artist and Matthew Marks Gallery, New York/Los Angeles.

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On View Now | Time Warp: “NYC 1993″ at the New Museum

On View Now

On View Now | Time Warp: “NYC 1993″ at the New Museum

Some works “seem as powerful and provocative today as they were twenty years ago,” writes Max Weintraub in our second review of “NYC 1993.”

Penelope Umbrico, "Universal Remotes (eBay)," 2008. C-prints, dimensions variable.

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

Preserving Digital Art: A Case Study

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

Preserving Digital Art: A Case Study

What is involved in caring for time-based artworks? Columnist Richard McCoy convenes a group of experts to discuss.

Martin Puryear painting Asphaltum on a copper printing plate at Paulson Bott Press in Berkeley, CA. 
Production still from the series Exclusive. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Bob Elfstrom.

Exclusive | Martin Puryear: Printmaking

Exclusive | Martin Puryear: Printmaking

In today’s Exclusive episode, Martin Puryear creates new prints at Paulson Bott Press in San Francisco, California.

Yannick Jacquet and Marc Ferrario aka Mandril. "Cityscape 2095," 2013. Courtesy of the artists.

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Art 2.1 | New Frontier at Sundance 2013: Augmented Space in “Cityscape 2095″

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Art 2.1 | New Frontier at Sundance 2013: Augmented Space in “Cityscape 2095″

In a fourth and final post from New Frontier at Sundance, Nettrice Gaskins investigates “augmented space”—the technologies, objects, or symbols that overlay physical space with information.

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, "Pulse Index", 2010. "Time Lapse", Site Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2012. Photo by : Kate Russel

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Art 2.1 | New Frontier at Sundance 2013: “Pulse Index” and “Coral RKV”

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Art 2.1 | New Frontier at Sundance 2013: “Pulse Index” and “Coral RKV”

Nettrice Gaskins revisits relational aesthetics in a third post from New Frontier at Sundance, looking at works by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer and Lynette Wallworth.

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.

Cyprien Gaillard, "Desniansky Raion," 2007. Video with sound, 30:00 min. @ Cyprien Gaillard. Courtesy Bugada & Cargnel, Paris.

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On View Now | Cyprien Gaillard: Video in an Age of Doubt

On View Now

On View Now | Cyprien Gaillard: Video in an Age of Doubt

Max Weintraub reviews “Cyprien Gaillard: The Crystal World,” now on view at MoMA PS1.

"E.m-bed.de/d" (left) and "Augmented Real" by Yung Jake.

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Art 2.1 | New Frontier at Sundance 2013: 4D Art and Augmented Real

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Art 2.1 | New Frontier at Sundance 2013: 4D Art and Augmented Real

Nettrice Gaskins speaks with “datamoshing, glitch-creating, meta-rapping” artist Yung Jake in a second post from New Frontier at Sundance.

Welcome to the desert of the real: the entrance to New Frontier at Sundance 2013.

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Art 2.1 | New Frontier at Sundance 2013: The Pixelated Pavilion

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Art 2.1 | New Frontier at Sundance 2013: The Pixelated Pavilion

Nettrice Gaskins introduces a series of reports from New Frontier: an experimental space at the 2013 Sundance Film Fesitval.

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Transmission | An Interview with Lori Felker: amplified sprocket holes, light passing through celluloid, bumping into dirt and tape and emulsion

Transmission

Transmission | An Interview with Lori Felker: amplified sprocket holes, light passing through celluloid, bumping into dirt and tape and emulsion

Columnist Amelia Ishmael interviews filmmaker and performer Lori Felkner about her “amazing” piece “Light Makes Music.”

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NYCU | Mika Rottenberg and the Amazing Invention Factory

NYCU | Mika Rottenberg and the Amazing Invention Factory

What are the stories we tell about objects? Watch our latest NYCU film featuring artist Mika Rottenberg.

Still from Jim Shaw's The Whole (2009). Courtesy MOCAtv and the artist.

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | What Have Bangs Got to Do with It?

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | What Have Bangs Got to Do with It?

All the talk about Michelle Obama’s new haircut inspires Catherine Wagely to look at bangs in art.

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Exclusive | Shahzia Sikander: “The Last Post”

Exclusive | Shahzia Sikander: “The Last Post”

Art21’s Associate Producer, Ian Forster, sheds a little light on our latest Exclusive.

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NYCU | Tommy Hartung Is Off and Running

NYCU | Tommy Hartung Is Off and Running

How does an artist find relief from the pressures of the studio? Watch our latest NYCU film featuring artist Tommy Hartung.

Egyptian hip hop trio Arabian Knightz.  Photo courtesy of the artists.

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Revolution 2.1 | The Year of Accountability: 2012 in 10 Music Videos

Revolution 2.1

Revolution 2.1 | The Year of Accountability: 2012 in 10 Music Videos

Columnist Safa Samiezade’-Yazd looks back on music videos of 2012 that spoke to the spirit of Arab uprisings.

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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.

Christian Marclay. Video still from "The Clock," 2010. Single-channel video with sound, 24 hours. © Christian Marclay. Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery, New York.

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On View Now | Christian Marclay’s “The Clock”

On View Now

On View Now | Christian Marclay’s “The Clock”

Columnist Max Weintraub reviews Christian Marclay’s “The Clock” (2010), calling it a “tour de force of contemporary art” and “a cinematic wonder.”

Transmission

Transmission | An Interview with Niels Geybels: Sequences, Monoliths, and Beneath the Earth

Transmission

Transmission | An Interview with Niels Geybels: Sequences, Monoliths, and Beneath the Earth

Columnist Amelia Ishmael speaks with Antwerp-based visual artist, graphic designer, and musician Niels Geybels, whose various practices often overlap.

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

More Moments, More Dialogue

Teaching with Contemporary Art

More Moments, More Dialogue

This week I want to follow up on the two most recent posts, Speak About What’s Unspeakable and Teachable Moments in 2012, because there are some loose ends to attend to.

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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…