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Glenn Ligon: Layers of Meaning

Glenn Ligon: Layers of Meaning

In today’s Exclusive Glenn Ligon discusses inspiring texts and cultural events, such as the writings of James Baldwin and the Million Man March.

Barbara Kruger, Untitled (Hello/Goodbye)," 2014; digital print on vinyl; Hammer Museum  installation. Courtesy the artist and Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Barbara Kruger and Fred Wilson appropriate and critique, Alfredo Jaar and Krzysztof Wodiczko re-frame history, John Baldessari shares some of his favorite things, and more.

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Failing Productively: A Crash Course

Failing Productively: A Crash Course

How can we help students have a healthy understanding of failure?

James Turrell. "Aten Reign," 2013. Courtesy GalleristNY and Guggenheim, New York City.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

James Turrell takes over the Guggenheim’s rotunda, John Baldessari explores the complexities of space, Pepón Osorio addressed his inner child, and more.

Lari Pittman, Untitled #11, 2003. Matte oil, aerosol lacquer, and Cel-Vinyl on gessoed canvas, 76 x 102 inches. Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles, and Thomas Dane Gallery, London © Lari Pittman.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Lari Pittman arrives in the Midwest, Alfredo Jaar revisits Venice Biennale, Kalup Linzy casts Michael Stipe, David Altmejd explores paradise, and Marina Abramović appears in an opera.

Cao Fei. "House of Treasures" 2013. Photo by Laurent Fievet.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Cao Fei celebrates abundance, Julie Mehretu has two concurrent solo shows, Raymond Pettibon and Judy Pfaff are honored, and much more.

Stan Douglas. Hors-champs, 1992. Two-channel video installation with stereo sound; 13:20 minutes. Courtesy of the artist and David Zwirner Gallery, New York. Image courtesy of the artist and David Zwirner Gallery, New York. © Stan Douglas

Alchemy of Inspiration

Alchemy of Inspiration I All About the Blues

Alchemy of Inspiration

Alchemy of Inspiration I All About the Blues

Columnist Jessica Lott visits the Whitney Museum’s “Blues for Smoke,” a wide-ranging exhibition exploring the definition of the blues and blues aesthetic.

Wolfgang Tillmans. Moby Lying, 1993. Inkjet print. Courtesy the artist and Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York

Alchemy of Inspiration

Alchemy of Inspiration I Sex, Skater Kids, and Gap Plaid: NYC in 1993

Alchemy of Inspiration

Alchemy of Inspiration I Sex, Skater Kids, and Gap Plaid: NYC in 1993

Jessica Lott reviews the “richly compelling, cohesive, and yet evasive” exhibition “NYC 1993,” now on view at the New Museum.

John Currin, "Girl in Bed," 1993. Oil on canvas. © John Currin. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery. Photograph: Robert McKeever

Alchemy of Inspiration

Alchemy of Inspiration I Looking Ahead to 1993…

Alchemy of Inspiration

Alchemy of Inspiration I Looking Ahead to 1993…

We’re a couple of weeks into the new year, and so in the interest of getting organized, here’s a preview of what to see in New York in the upcoming …

A scene from My Name is Asher Lev with Ari Brand and Mark Nelson. Image: broadway.com

Teaching with Contemporary Art

When Works of Literature Make The Leap

Teaching with Contemporary Art

When Works of Literature Make The Leap

Contemporary artists and performers offer pathways into literature for the hard-to-inspire. Artists such as Glenn Ligon, Jenny Holzer, and even performances like the off-Broadway production of My Name is Asher Lev offer students ways to get inspired and involved with literature from different starting points.

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.

Walton Ford. The Rolling Stones, Grrr! 2012. Image courtesy of rollingstones.com.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has the latest news on Cai Guo-Qiang, Barbara Kruger, Walton Ford and other artists featured in Art21 documentaries and programs.

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 …

Left to Right: Amze Emmons, Jason Urban, and R.L. Tillman

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | Seriously Printeresting: An Interview with the Founders

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | Seriously Printeresting: An Interview with the Founders

Sarah Kirk Hanley talks to the founders of Printeresting, a blog devoted to the art of printmaking and to printmaking miscellany.

Richard Diebenkorn. “Seated Woman,” 1968. Lithograph. Image:  19 3/4 x 25 inches (50.2 x 63.5 cm); sheet: 19 3/4 x 25 inches (50.2 x 63.5 cm). Published by Kansas City Art Institute, edition of 20.  Image courtesy Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York. ©Estate of Richard Diebenkorn.

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | Paper Feast in New York

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | Paper Feast in New York

Sarah Kirk Hanley surveys the bounty of print exhibitions that are or have recently been on view in New York.

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Exclusive | Glenn Ligon: Installing “Warm Broad Glow II”

Exclusive | Glenn Ligon: Installing “Warm Broad Glow II”

Art21’s latest Exclusive video is now live! Watch “Glenn Ligon: Installing ‘Warm Broad Glow II'” on Art21.org.

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Test Driving the New Season 6 Educators’ Guide

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Test Driving the New Season 6 Educators’ Guide

The new Season 6 educators’ guide is now available as a quick and easy downloadable PDF. As we celebrate the broadcast of our new season, I thought this week might be a good time to highlight some of what the new guide has to offer educators interested in teaching with contemporary art.

Martin Puryear. Night Watch (2012). Courtesy of the artist and McKee Gallery, New York

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has news on Martin Puryear, James Turrell, Kiki Smith and other artists featured on Art21 programs.

Celebrating persistence... Image: bleachereport.com

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Persistence and Patience Paying Off

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Persistence and Patience Paying Off

It’s probably a good time for our semi-annual hockey post that highlights some bizarre (or perhaps, pertinent?) parallel between the New York Rangers and teaching with contemporary art. This post is devoted to persistence.

Glenn Ligon. “Warm Broad Glow (reversed),” 2007. Photogravure aquatint. 24 ½ x 35 ½ in. (sheet), edition of 35. ©Glenn Ligon, image courtesy Burnet Editions, New York.

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | Working Proof: Glenn Ligon’s Editions

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | Working Proof: Glenn Ligon’s Editions

Sarah Kirk Hanley looks at the editioned work of Glenn Ligon, who is a featured artist in Season 6 of “Art in the Twenty-First Century.”

Zoe Strauss, "Mattress Flip", 2001. Image: pdnphotooftheday.com

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Ten Years…… Right Between the Eyes: Zoe Strauss at the Philadelphia Museum

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Ten Years…… Right Between the Eyes: Zoe Strauss at the Philadelphia Museum

Every once in a blue moon you get surprised by an exhibit that takes your breath away. Kiki Smith did it to me in 2006 and last year Glenn Ligon …

Computer rendering for Mystery Circle: Explosion Event for The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 2012. Courtesy Cai Studio.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup features news on Cai Guo-Qiang, Glenn Ligon, Kiki Smith and many more Art21 featured artists.

Jethro Gillespie, his son and some friends at a TASK event

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Talking with Art21 Educators: Jethro Gillespie and Jack Watson

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Talking with Art21 Educators: Jethro Gillespie and Jack Watson

Over the past few weeks I’ve thoroughly enjoyed talking and e-mailing with two more of our current Art21 Educators, Jethro Gillespie and Jack Watson. Jethro teaches Studio Art, 3D Design, Ceramics and other art courses at Maple Mountain High School in Utah while Jack teaches 2D Art and Art History at Chapel High School in North Carolina. Both look for ways to better engage their classes on a consistent basis and avoid “window dressing” projects that may look pretty but aren’t necessarily about very much…

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Announcing Season Six of “Art in the Twenty-First Century”

Announcing Season Six of “Art in the Twenty-First Century”

The Peabody Award-winning television series, “Art in the Twenty-First Century,” returns to PBS in April for a sixth season.