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Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume

Travelogue Entry No. 2: Nouvelles de Paris

Travelogue Entry No. 2: Nouvelles de Paris

Reporting from Paris, Blogger-in-Residence Natalie Musteata visits the solo exhibitions of Lorna Simpson, Ahlam Shibli, Simon Hantaï, and Mike Kelley.

Emily Mast, "Birdbrain (Addendum)," 2012, video still. Courtesy of the artist and LACE.

Word is a Virus

Word is a Virus | LA Existancial

Word is a Virus

Word is a Virus | LA Existancial

Carol Cheh reviews the Guy de Cointet exhibition at LACE and touches on the creative links between Los Angeles and France.

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Access 100 Artists: Get Involved!

Access 100 Artists: Get Involved!

Art21′s Director of Education, Rosanna Flouty, sends out a call to action. Get involved with our latest initiative, Access 100 Artists, and host a screening!

Damien Hirst, "Zirconyl Chloride," 2008. Household gloss on canvas, 84 inches diameter. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery

On View Now

On View Now | Damien Hirst’s Spot Paintings and the “Joy of Color”

On View Now

On View Now | Damien Hirst’s Spot Paintings and the “Joy of Color”

Max Weintraub argues that Gagosian Gallery’s exhibition provides convincing evidence that Damien Hirst is indeed an extraordinary colorist.

Abdellah Karroum, Venice, 2011

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio | Abdellah Karroum

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio | Abdellah Karroum

Georgia Kotretsos talks to Abdellah Karroum, an independent curator who founded L’appartement 22, the first experimental art space in Rabat, Morocco.

32,000 year old painting in Chauvet Cave. Photo by Jean Clottes/Chauvet Cave Scientific Team.

The Cave of the Mind

The Cave of the Mind

Inhale. As you exhale your body relaxes. Exhale moving into a deep quiet place inside you… You can see off in the distance what appears to be a cave. As …

Felix Gonzalez-Torres at the Deadlines Exhibition, Musee d'Art Moderne

Marissa Perel’s Top 10 of 2010

Marissa Perel’s Top 10 of 2010

1. Felix Gonzalez-Torres in Deadline, exhibition at the Musee d’ Art Moderne, Paris. October 16, 2009 – January 10, 2010. Curator Odile Burluraux said of the exhibition, “Deadline has chosen …

The Heads of the Kings of Judah and Rudolph Stingel 'Untitled' at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris

Letter from London

Letter from London: Hell Is Other People

Letter from London

Letter from London: Hell Is Other People

It is a truth universally acknowledged that artists make the best curators. Mark Wallinger’s exhibition, The Russian Linesman at the Hayward Gallery last March, was a proposal about what creative …

Pepón Osorio, Drowned in a Glass of Water

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week in Roundup read about Pepón Osorio’s drowned art, Allora & Calzadilla getting shortlisted, Janine Antoni in motion, and a Hiroshi Sugimoto/James Turrell art counterpoint. Allora & Calzadilla are …

Annie Leibovitz, "Louise Bourgeois", date unknown. Image via Flickr.

Gastro-Vision

Bourgeois the Artist, Bourgeois the Cook

Gastro-Vision

Bourgeois the Artist, Bourgeois the Cook

The passing of Louise Bourgeois (Season 1) naturally prompted a host of critics to reflect on her life and artwork. They have written of her famed sculptures and textiles, recurring …

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Open Enrollment

A video conversation on our MFA

Open Enrollment

A video conversation on our MFA

In front of two computers, somewhere between Detroit and Marseille, towards the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Concordia University, and Université de Provence, Corina Reynolds and Vency Yun decided to sit …

Welcome to Provence!

Open Enrollment

On Exchange from Canada to France: Reflecting on Change and Difference

Open Enrollment

On Exchange from Canada to France: Reflecting on Change and Difference

At one point, I thought that I had an understanding of what my personal practice consisted of, but it wasn’t until the end of my MFA residency that I really …

Cao Fei, "Whose Utopia", 2006. Color video, with sound, 22 min. Courtesy Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Purchased with funds contributed by the International Director’s Council and Executive Committee Members: Tiqui Atencio Demirdjian, Christina Baker, Edythe Broad, Janna Bullock, Rita Rovelli Caltagirone, Dimitris Daskalopoulos, Harry David, Caryl Englander, Shirley Fiterman, Laurence Graff, Nicki Harris, Dakis Joannou, Rachel Lehmann, Linda Macklowe, Peter Norton, Tonino Perna, Inga Rubenstein, Simonetta Seragnoli, Cathie Shriro, Ginny Williams, and Elliot Wolk, and Sustaining Members: Linda Fischbach, Beatrice Habermann, and Cargill and Donna MacMillan 2007.130.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In today’s roundup, you’ll read about rabbits and cracked eggs, love in the Ole South, community art making in the Twin Cities, an amusement park in Paris, a family of …

Art School Confidential, Photo by Suzanne Hanover, courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics, all rights reserved (c) Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc Left: John Malkovich as Professor Sandford Right: Max Minghellas as Jerome.

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment: Educating Artists in the 21st Century, An Introduction

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment: Educating Artists in the 21st Century, An Introduction

Art21′s Open Enrollment column is a forum for nine people currently enrolled in some form of art graduate study to take on a variety of topics and to challenge some …

John Feodorov, "Fairy Tale", (detail), 2007. Mixed media on paper, 30 x 50 in. Courtesy Valise Gallery.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Sparkling Nepalese paper, race and civil rights, a northern island, circular botanics, fluorescent lights, a ton of vinyl records, and a few reviews in today’s roundup: Season 1 artist John …

Legonardo da Vinci, 'The Mona Lisa'

Letter from London

Letter from London: Vandalabra!

Letter from London

Letter from London: Vandalabra!

Last Sunday, a Russian woman walked through the galleries of the Louvre Museum in Paris carrying a small empty ceramic tea cup, which, upon arriving in one of the museum’s …

Filming Carrie Mae Weems in Atlanta

Behind the Scenes: A Bird’s Eye View of Art21′s Production Process

Behind the Scenes: A Bird’s Eye View of Art21′s Production Process

Producing the Art:21 series feels a lot like creating a work of art. One of the big revelations in working on the series is the tremendous amount of detail, planning, …

Bruce Nauman, "One Hundred Live and Die", 1984. Neon tubing mounted on four metal monoliths. Collection of Fukake Publishing Co., Ltd., Naoshima Contemporary Art Museum, Kagawa, Japan Courtesy Sperone Westwater, New York, © Bruce Nauman/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Bruce Nauman (Season 1) has won the Golden Lion award for Best National Participation at the 2009 Venice Biennale. Visit the Daily Best Media Gallery to see images of his …

Duane Hanson, "High School Student," 1990. Bronze, polychromed with oil, mixed media accessories, 70 1/2 x 24 1/2 x 17 inches. Courtesy Emmanuel Perotin Gallery, Paris.

Letter from London

Letter from London: Parisian Break

Letter from London

Letter from London: Parisian Break

(Disclaimer: this Letter from London is actually from Paris.) Paris’s gallery zone, clustered for the most part around the Marais district east of the center, is so amazingly lovely and …

Roy Lichtenstein, 'Tintin in the New World', 1993

Letter from London

Letter from London: Comics Trip

Letter from London

Letter from London: Comics Trip

(Disclaimer: this Letter from London is actually from Paris. Apologies.) Speaking French makes your mouth assume a range of attractive poses, which is why I always say the word boulangerie …

Martin Puryear, "Untitled I", 2002. Aquatint etching. Ed: 40. Courtesy of Barbara Krakow.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

The Cincinnati Art Museum has announced an exhibition of prints by Season 2 artist Martin Puryear. The show is scheduled to open December 2009.   Barbara Kruger (Season 1) is …

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Notes on a workshop (Part 2)

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Notes on a workshop (Part 2)

(continued from Part 1…) My students and I had knocked on the door of the Éloignement office of the Préfecture in Nantes. The woman who answered asked us what we …

Vilgot Sjöman's "I Am Curious (Yellow)," (1967)

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Notes on a workshop (Part 1)

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Notes on a workshop (Part 1)

I’m also teaching a course at the École Régionale des Beaux-arts de Nantes called, “Workshop: I am curious… (The Artist as Ethnographer).” Each Friday morning, my students and I have …

Jackson Pollock at work in his studio, photographed by Hans Namuth, 1950.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

On representations of the artist at work (Part 2)

Teaching with Contemporary Art

On representations of the artist at work (Part 2)

Following up our discussion about documentation of the creative process in the cases of Mark Bradford and Jackson Pollock, my students and I talked about what we might include in …

Teaching with Contemporary Art

On representations of the artist at work

Teaching with Contemporary Art

On representations of the artist at work

You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video In the Art:21 Season 4 episode Paradox, artist Mark Bradford cites the legacy of Abstract Expressionism as an …

A few recently-published French books about the rise of Barack Obama (from left to right): Barack Obama : Le premier president noir des Etats-Unis by Guillaume Serina; L’intraitable beauté du monde. Adresse à Barack Obama by Édouard Glissant and Patrick Chamoiseau; and Barack Obama : L’anti-modele français by Jean-Baptiste Onana.

Flash Points

Authenticity 2.0

Flash Points

Authenticity 2.0

At the École des Beaux-Arts de Nantes (Nantes School of Art), I am teaching a course called “Contemporary Art in the United States, 2000-Today.” The premise of the course is …

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Do-Ho Suh at Louis Vuitton in Paris

Do-Ho Suh at Louis Vuitton in Paris

On view at Espace Louis Vuitton through December 31, 2008, Metamorphoses: Korean Trajectories features Korean-born artists who work with ideas of transformation, particularly in the human figure, society and architecture. Since the 1988 Seoul Olympic …

Richard Serra at the Grand Palais.

Bantamweight Flickr Battle!

Bantamweight Flickr Battle!

After the gorgeously gargantuan show at MoMA that held New Yorkers spellbound in its midtown courtyard, the whole country of France is now making a fuss this week over Richard …

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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 …