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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!

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Lives and Works in Berlin | Portrait of Joanne Greenbaum in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin | Portrait of Joanne Greenbaum in Berlin

Ali Fitzgerald on the “privately performative” practice of Joanne Greenbaum, whose works will be on view at Nicolas Krupp gallery in Basel.

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.

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Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | A Postcard from Berlin

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | A Postcard from Berlin

Michelle Jubin says “yes” to a two-month stay in Berlin to master German, and while there, discovers the rewards of saying “no” are greater than she’d thought.

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Lives and Works in Berlin | Roman Ondák at the Deutsche Guggenheim

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin | Roman Ondák at the Deutsche Guggenheim

Ali Fitzgerald reviews Roman Ondák’s exhibition at the Deutsche Guggenheim, which features an artwork incorporating the severed wing of an airplane.

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Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin | The Mystery of Anna Pavlova

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin | The Mystery of Anna Pavlova

Ali Fitzgerald reviews Theo Solnik’s 2011 film “Anna Pavlova Lives in Berlin,” a nuanced portrait of the poetic and aggressive “Russian party queen” of the same iconic name.

Amy Cutler, “Cake Toss,” 2004, Lithograph in colors on Fabriano Artistico Hot Press natural white, 21-1/2 x 24 inches (image and sheet). Edition: 39; publisher: Universal Limited Art Editions, Bay Shore, NY. Courtesy Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York.

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | Tales for Our Time: Amy Cutler’s Prints

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | Tales for Our Time: Amy Cutler’s Prints

  Fantastical narrative is a guiding principle for many artists who have come to prominence in the past decade; Amy Cutler and Dana Schutz are foremost among these.  Both possess …

Opening Session at the ICOM-CC Triennial

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | The State of Affairs in the Conservation of Contemporary Art

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | The State of Affairs in the Conservation of Contemporary Art

IMA Conservator Richard McCoy looks back at two international conferences that dealt with the conservation of contemporary art.

Exterior view of Bunker Berlin.  Courtesy The Boros Collection

On View Now

On View Now | Art as Palimpsest: The Boros Collection and Bunker Berlin

On View Now

On View Now | Art as Palimpsest: The Boros Collection and Bunker Berlin

Located on a relatively quiet street in fashionable Berlin-Mitte stands a hulking, imposing building known as Bunker Berlin.  With its stark concrete façade, the daunting structure contrasts sharply with the …

Chapter VII, A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters, 2008-2011 © Taryn Simon

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin | Taryn Simon

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin | Taryn Simon

Taryn Simon‘s solo-exhibition, A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters (2008-2011) at the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin is an imposing and exhaustive investigation of eighteen diverse bloodlines and their related stories. On the surface, …

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Museum of…Stuff.

Museum of…Stuff.

Continuing my inverted vision quest in search of non-art, I went to the Museum der Dinge (Museum of Things), whose name and plucky mission beckoned me.  The MDD sits on …

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Bongoût!

Bongoût!

Thinking about my no. 2 resolution in learning to love art more, this week I turned to spaces that are not exclusively about “art,” but rather about the fused, sometimes …

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How Not to Be an Art Hater

How Not to Be an Art Hater

As my Piscean nature and sluggish thyroid would suggest, I am fairly susceptible to bouts of ennui.  This summer (if summer began in March), I’ve struggled with attendance and indifference, …

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Problematic: Answering Questions with Questions

Problematic | The Artist As Entrepreneur

Problematic: Answering Questions with Questions

Problematic | The Artist As Entrepreneur

Most artists assume the role of an artist, perhaps by going to school, perhaps by having a studio, or not. Bruce Nauman made it simple by deciding that anything he …

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Lives and Works in Berlin | Based in Berlin: Best of

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin | Based in Berlin: Best of

I’ve been thinking about Based In Berlin for weeks.  And while it’s been difficult to keep my pretentious guffaws in check, I have recognized that the show tackles the formidable …

Asli Cavusoglu, A Few Hours After the Revolution

Turkish and Other Delights

Turkish and Other Delights | Aslı Çavuşoğlu

Turkish and Other Delights

Turkish and Other Delights | Aslı Çavuşoğlu

A small black and white newspaper photograph hangs on the wall of Aslı Çavuşoğlu’s studio, located in an old warehouse in Istanbul’s Karaköy district. The photograph is crowd shot, taken …

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Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin | Fratty Art

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin | Fratty Art

With its manic art world mingling, Gallery Weekend in Berlin can seem like a frat party with more tote bags.  It is Berlin’s promenade into spring and is full of …

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Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin | rocks/mud/linoleum: sculpture between sites

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin | rocks/mud/linoleum: sculpture between sites

Richard Long’s artistic medium, since the 1960s, has been walking. On his walks all over the world, he uses found materials to create formations – circles, lines, ovals — leaving …

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Lives and Works in Berlin | Absalon at Kunst-Werke

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin | Absalon at Kunst-Werke

It was back in 2005 when I first encountered the work of Absalon at Berlin’s Hamburger Bahnhof in a exhibition called Fast Nichts – Minimal Artworks from the Friedrich Christian …

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Lives and Works in Berlin: Spring Thaw

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: Spring Thaw

I fly back to Berlin tomorrow, finally ending a prolonged Kerouac walk-through of mid-sized southern cities; a spring break for the “mild girl.”  During my Texas stay, a sun constitutional …

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Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: January Jones

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: January Jones

January isn’t often a big month for art, and the same usually goes for Berlin, but this year, galleries seem to be pushing things a bit further to present exciting …

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Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin | Stage your Melodrama: An Elmgreen and a Dragset

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin | Stage your Melodrama: An Elmgreen and a Dragset

When the art historians start treading through Berlin’s turn-of-the-millennium years to chart artists’ march to Neukölln, Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset‘s studio will be a main stop for tea and …

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Lives and Works in Berlin

Jaunting to K’ruhe

Lives and Works in Berlin

Jaunting to K’ruhe

When asked a few weeks ago to accompany a friend to Karlsruhe earlier this month for Elmgreen & Dragset‘s opening of Celebrity: The One and The Many at ZKM, I …

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Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: Rough Country by Ali Fitzgerald

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: Rough Country by Ali Fitzgerald

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Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: Feathers, Magic Mushrooms and Bicycle Tours

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: Feathers, Magic Mushrooms and Bicycle Tours

Bundle up, Berlin: winter is almost here, and it might be a long one, again. If you haven’t fallen prey to the sniffling, the sneezing, the nose-blowing and coughing, germ-spreading …

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Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: Berlin’s Fair Weather

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: Berlin’s Fair Weather

To use a very versatile phrase, “It’s that time of year again.” In this case, we mean: it’s art fair-season in Berlin.  With the 15th anniversary of the somewhat-confusingly-named Art …

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Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: Head Shop/Lost Horizon at Exile

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: Head Shop/Lost Horizon at Exile

During a recent visit to Exile Gallery, I spoke with guest curator Billy Miller about his concurrent shows Head Shop/Lost Horizon, which were a part of Exile’s annual Summer Camp …

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Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: The Sommerpause Art Guide

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: The Sommerpause Art Guide

Nothing spells houseguest season like late-August in Berlin. With school about to resume and the major art metropolises shut down for summer, the town becomes besieged by the event hungry. …

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Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: Summertime

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: Summertime

… and put your car on cruise and lay back cause this is summertime — Will Smith Berlin summers never fail to deliver their own magical moments, the kind that …

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Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: The End of Temporary

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: The End of Temporary

On August 31, 2010, the Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin (TKB) will close its doors as according to the original concept. With 8 major exhibitions, 3 facades, and other projects involving over 800 …

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Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: Gender (and other) Trouble

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: Gender (and other) Trouble

Judith Butler, that radical Valkyrie of all things identity politics, caused quite a stir in Berlin recently. On June 19th, she declined the “Civil Courage Prize” awarded by the organizers …

John Baldessari, "Tips for Artists to Sell", 1966-68. Acrylic on canvas, 68 x 56 1/2 in. The Broad Foundation, Santa Monica. © 2009 John Baldessari. Photo courtesy of The Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup you’ll read about a retrospective in the Golden State, a pack of wolves in Singapore, a dreamy gift in Berlin, de-monumentalisation in Italy, Oprah culture the …

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Letter from London

Letter from London: Interview with Aaron Moulton (Feinkost, Berlin)

Letter from London

Letter from London: Interview with Aaron Moulton (Feinkost, Berlin)

This Letter from London is, for one time only, from Berlin. — B.S. Aaron Moulton is a curator of contemporary art and, with his wife Mette Ravnkilde Nielsen, founder of …

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Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: BB6

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: BB6

Aligning smoothly with the start of Art Basel for the first time, the 6th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art (BB6) opened this past week, two months later than its previous …

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Lives and Works in Berlin

New column! Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin

New column! Lives and Works in Berlin

Art21 is thrilled to announce the launch of our latest column. Heading the curriculum vitae of Berlin’s artists, curators, and other breeds of art junkies, Lives and Works in Berlin. …

Andrea Zittel, "Indianapolis Island", 2010. Sketch of work to be installed in 100 Acres’s 35-acre lake in Indianapolis. via Indianapolis Museum of Art.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup you’ll find two island exhibitions, some curiosities of Monaco, a photographer who pushes buttons, and a group of artists who keep it real: Indianapolis Island, a floating …