Tag Archives: Installation

Christina P. Day. Shift #2 (Selected Views), 2014. Architectural Framework build-in, vintage wallpaper, trim, house paint, bead board;
8.5’ x 6’ x 8’. Photo credit: Jaime Alvarez.

Writer-in-Residence

Testament to Long Loves

Writer-in-Residence

Testament to Long Loves

Writer-in-Residence Mimi Cheng uncovers the love and loss explored in Christina P. Day’s exhibition “Stills and Composites,” on view through December 16, 2016 at CUE Art Foundation.

Jorge Méndez Blake, The Art of Loving, 2009. 10 ladrillos, edición de The Art of Loving de Erich Fromm / 10 bricks, edition of Erich Fromm’s The Art of Loving, 24 x 8 x 4 cm. Courtesy of the artist.

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The Variations of its Shadows: An Interview with Jorge Méndez Blake

Booked

The Variations of its Shadows: An Interview with Jorge Méndez Blake

Artist Jorge Méndez Blake discusses his method of translating the psychological places within books and poems into sculptures and installations.

Delphine (1999) by Diana Thater installed at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. 
Production still from the series ART21 Exclusive. © ART21, Inc. 2016. Cinematography: Scott Anger.

Art21 Exclusive

Diana Thater’s Animal Activism

Art21 Exclusive

Diana Thater’s Animal Activism

In a new ART21 “Exclusive” episode, Diana Thater discusses her interest in improving the lives of both humans and animals through art and activism.

Amir H. Fallah. The Costume Maker, 2016
acrylic and collage on paper mounted to canvas
3’ x 4’. Courtesy of the artist.

Human Condition: Limbo in an Abandoned Hospital

Human Condition: Limbo in an Abandoned Hospital

LA-based writers Hannah Harris Green and Morgan Green review “Human Condition,” a new group exhibition installed inside an abandoned hospital.

Production still from ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

Season 8 Preview: Damián Ortega

Season 8 Preview: Damián Ortega

In a new ART21 Season 8 preview, Mexico City artist Damián Ortega reflects on the process and inspiration behind his 2007 installation “Controller of the Universe.”

Vanessa Brook Williams. Untitled, 2012-2014. Thread, eye screws. Installation detail. Exhibited as part of MINT Gallery’s Leap Year Fellowship in 2014. Photo by Margaret Hiden. Courtesy of the artist. © 2016.

Barely There: The Sculptures of Vanessa Brook Williams

Barely There: The Sculptures of Vanessa Brook Williams

Writer-in-Residence Maggie Davis explores the minimalist sculptures of emerging Atlanta-based artist Vanessa Brook Williams.

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Deep Focus: Inside Art21 Films

Behind the Scenes of Season 8: Los Angeles

Deep Focus: Inside Art21 Films

Behind the Scenes of Season 8: Los Angeles

Go behind the scenes of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8, as we film Liz Larner and Edgar Arceneaux in Los Angeles.

ART21 cinematographer Hatuey Viveros filming in Mexico City, Mexico, 2015. Behind the scenes of ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Photo: Ian Forster. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

Deep Focus: Inside Art21 Films

Behind the Scenes of Season 8: Mexico City

Deep Focus: Inside Art21 Films

Behind the Scenes of Season 8: Mexico City

Go behind the scenes of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8, as we film in Mexico City.

Production still from the ART21 New York Close Up film, Bryan Zanisnik & Eric Winkler's Animated Conversation. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

Art21 New York Close Up

Bryan Zanisnik & Eric Winkler’s Animated Conversation

Art21 New York Close Up

Bryan Zanisnik & Eric Winkler’s Animated Conversation

Stories from Bryan Zanisnik’s life as an artist are transformed into animated comics by his friend Eric Winkler in a special new film from the ART21 “New York Close Up” series.

Couch, 2012
Couch, cement, 32 1/2 × 88 1/2 × 33 1/2 in.Courtesy the artist and Maccarone, New York/Los Angeles. On view at the Studio Museum.

On View Now

Rodney McMillian’s Sobering, Irreverent Take on Race in America

On View Now

Rodney McMillian’s Sobering, Irreverent Take on Race in America

ART21 Magazine’s latest contributor reviews two concurrent exhibitions of work by Rodney McMillian on view in New York City.

Detail of Lost Image Standing (Fragment Series) from the installation Second Studio at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery.
Production still from the series ART21 Exclusive. © ART21, Inc. 2016. Cinematography: Andrew Whitlatch.

Art21 Exclusive

Sarah Sze’s Desire for Tactility

Art21 Exclusive

Sarah Sze’s Desire for Tactility

Today’s ART21 Exclusive features Sarah Sze expressing her desire to have a tactile relationship with materials in a world saturated with digital imagery.

Abraham Cruzvillegas with his daughter installing The Autoconstrucción Suites at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Production still from the series ART21 Exclusive. © ART21, Inc. 2016. Cinematography: Mark Falstad.

Art21 Exclusive

Abraham Cruzvillegas: Self-Constructing Identity

Art21 Exclusive

Abraham Cruzvillegas: Self-Constructing Identity

In today’s ART21 Exclusive, Mexican artist Abraham Cruzvillegas discusses his personal and artistic relationship to the concept of autoconstrucción.

Brendan Fernandes. Still from In Your Words, 2011. HD video, 10:27 min.
Animations: Hisao Iharo.
Sound: Pejk Malinovski.
Voices: Karen Blixen, Nanna Debois Buhl, Brendan Fernandes, Irungu Mutu
Excerpt from Rungstedlund – A Radio Address used with permission from Rungstedlundfonden.

Flight Paths

Flight Paths

I know of artists who fly aloft and land like a glance, perpetually abreast of something—patterned renewal. I know of artists; I have sat nearby as they cock their collared …

Installation detail, seen from Mexico, showing one of the balloons that comprise the Repellent Fence / Valla Repelente in relationship to the US border fence.  In this image the US Border Fence reflects the sunlight at dusk. Photo by Michael Lundgren. Courtesy of Postcommodity.

“Repellent Fence / Valla Repelente”

“Repellent Fence / Valla Repelente”

Continuing their exploration of contested spaces, Postcommodity recently presented Repellent Fence / Valla Repelente, the largest bi-national land art installation ever exhibited on the US/Mexico border. The temporary, two-mile-long fence …

Nira Pereg, ISHMAEL, 2014-2015, (Still from Video). Four Channel HD Video Installation with Sound
10:44 min. Courtesy of Braverman Gallery and the artist.

Movement and Stillness in Nira Pereg’s “Ishmael”

Movement and Stillness in Nira Pereg’s “Ishmael”

Nira Pereg’s four-channel video installation Ishmael (2015), was filmed in the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, the West Bank’s largest city. Holy for both Muslims and Jews, the Cave …

Artist Diana Al-Hadid in her studio, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY, 2015. Production still from the ART21 New York Close Up film Diana Al-Hadid Plays the Classics.  © ART21, Inc. 2015.

Art21 New York Close Up

Diana Al-Hadid Plays the Classics

Art21 New York Close Up

Diana Al-Hadid Plays the Classics

Artist Diana Al-Hadid creates a singularly hybrid artwork, transforming brushstrokes on a wall into architectural sculpture, in a new film from the ART21 “New York Close Up” series.

Rashid Johnson. Installation view of ILLUMInations, 54th Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy, 2011. Artwork courtesy the artist; David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles; and Hauser & Wirth, London, New York and Zurich. Production still from the ART21 New York Close Up film Rashid Johnson Keeps His Cool.

Art21 New York Close Up

Rashid Johnson Keeps His Cool

Art21 New York Close Up

Rashid Johnson Keeps His Cool

In a new ART21 “New York Close Up” film, artist Rashid Johnson charts a decade-long aesthetic and professional development from his early portrait photographs to his later conceptually-based sculptures.

Artist Bryan Zanisnik at the Meadowlands, New Jersey, 2014. Production still from the ART21 New York Close Up film Bryan Zanisnik Goes to the Meadowlands. © ART21, Inc. 2014.

Art21 New York Close Up

Bryan Zanisnik Goes to the Meadowlands

Art21 New York Close Up

Bryan Zanisnik Goes to the Meadowlands

In new film from the ART21 New York Close Up series, artist Bryan Zanisnik hikes through the New Jersey Meadowlands landscape and exhibits his work “Meadowlands Picaresque” at the Brooklyn Museum.

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Season 7 Preview: Abraham Cruzvillegas

Season 7 Preview: Abraham Cruzvillegas

In this preview from ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 7, artist Abraham Cruzvillegas discusses the concept of “autoconstrucción” as an insight into his own artistic practice.

Kara Walker gives advice

Art21 Exclusive

Kara Walker’s advice to young artists

Art21 Exclusive

Kara Walker’s advice to young artists

In today’s ART21 Exclusive, Kara Walker reflects on her early success and offers advice to the next generation of artists.

Artist Abigail DeVille in her studio residency at the Studio Museum in Harlem (Harlem, Manhattan, 04.10.14). Production still from the ART21 New York Close Up film Abigail DeVille’s Flair for the Dramatic. © ART21, Inc. 2014. Cinematography by Amitabh Joshi.

Art21 New York Close Up

Abigail DeVille’s Flair for the Dramatic

Art21 New York Close Up

Abigail DeVille’s Flair for the Dramatic

New in ART21 New York Close Up, artist Abigail DeVille constructs the set for a premiere performance of Adrienne Kennedy’s play “She Talks to Beethoven” (1989) at the JACK arts center in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.

Detail of Fred Wilson’s installation "Speak of Me as I Am" at the 50th Venice Biennale, 2003. Production still from the series "Exclusive." © Art21, Inc. 2014. Courtesy the artist.

Art21 Exclusive

Fred Wilson Talks Beauty and Ugliness

Art21 Exclusive

Fred Wilson Talks Beauty and Ugliness

In today’s Exclusive, filmed in 2004, Fred Wilson discusses how beauty and ugliness together create meaning.

El Anatsui, "Earth’s Skin," 2007. Aluminum and copper wire, 177 x 394 in. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. Photograph by Joe Levack, courtesy of the Akron Art Museum.

On View Now

Transcendent Tapestries: El Anatsui at the Brooklyn Museum

On View Now

Transcendent Tapestries: El Anatsui at the Brooklyn Museum

Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui at the Brooklyn Museum marks the first solo exhibition in a New York museum of Anatsui’s art. Featuring over thirty works by …

Paul McCarthy, “White Snow, Bookends,” black walnut, 2013. Image: twi-ny/mdr

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Size Matters

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Size Matters

Teaching students about scale in a work of art is “a tricky thing for art educators.”

Richard Serra, "To Lift," 1967. Vulcanized rubber 36 x 80 x 60 inches. Courtesy David Zwirner Gallery. Photo by Peter Moore © 2013 Richard Serra/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

On View Now

Alchemy: Richard Serra’s Early Work

On View Now

Alchemy: Richard Serra’s Early Work

David Zwirner Gallery revisits early works by Art21-featured artist Richard Serra. Columnist Max Weintraub says this show is “not to be missed.”

Ann Hamilton Swings

Art21 Exclusive

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

Art21 Exclusive

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.”

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Art21 New York Close Up

NYCU | Diana Al-Hadid’s Suspended Reality

Art21 New York Close Up

NYCU | Diana Al-Hadid’s Suspended Reality

How does an artist resist reality? Watch the latest film from “New York Close Up” featuring artist Diana Al-Hadid.

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

On View Now

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…”

Nayland Blake, "Oh", 2013. Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Well Beyond Everyday

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Well Beyond Everyday

If you are interested in how everyday materials can become bizarre and (sometimes) brilliant sculpture, there are three shows ready and waiting for you in Chelsea: Nayland Blake’s What Wont Wrong at Matthew Marks; B. Wurtz’s Recent Works at Metro Pictures; and Mark Dion’s two-floor delight titled Drawings, Prints, Multiples and Sculptures at Tanya Bonakdar.

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

On View Now

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.”

David Brooks, "Imbroglios (a phylogenetic tree, from Homo sapiens to Megalops atlanticus)," 2012. Fiberglass, gelcoat, MDF, pencil, hardware; 21 x 12 x 5 feet. Installation view from "Notes On Structure (imbroglios, heaps and myopias)," American Contemporary, New York, March 29–April 29, 2012. Production still from the "New York Close Up" film, "David Brooks Is In His Element". © Art21, Inc. 2013. Artwork courtesy of the artist and American Contemporary, New York.

Art21 New York Close Up

NYCU | David Brooks Is In His Element

Art21 New York Close Up

NYCU | David Brooks Is In His Element

What can an artist learn from the hard sciences? Watch our latest NYCU film featuring artist David Brooks.

El Anatsui, "Sacred Moon", 2007. Image: 303magazine.com

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching with El Anatsui

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching with El Anatsui

El Anastui, one of my favorite artists from season 6, is in some ways an educator’s dream. His sculptures and installations reference history, culture and memory while simultaneously exploring the possibilities of found materials and different processes for making art. And while Anatsui is best known for his stunning, draped metal sculptures, there is more to the work with than meets the eye… and that’s quite a bit to begin with.

Helen Frankenthaler, Causeway, 2001. Image: artnet.com

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Messing with the Stuff

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Messing with the Stuff

In order for students to feel comfortable expressing themselves with a particular medium, they often have to spend plenty of time messing with the stuff they are interested in shaping- be it car parts, plastics, plaster or paint- before they may be ready to create high quality works. A few artists I find myself recommending to students when it comes to specifically “messing” with paint and thinking like an abstract painter include Hans Hoffman, Helen Frankenthaler, Howard Hodgkin and Jessica Stockholder.

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.

Art21 Exclusive

Exclusive | El Anatsui: “Broken Bridge II”

Art21 Exclusive

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.

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

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

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.