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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.

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Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment Newbie

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment Newbie

New Open Enrollment blogger Chiara Galimberti writes about the challenges she faces pursuing an MFA degree in painting while raising two young daughters.

Allora & Calzadilla, Installation of "Track and Field", © All rights reserved by IMA - Indianapolis Museum of Art

VeniceЯUs

VeniceЯUs

Walking into the Venice Biennale is like traversing into an art-induced headlock set in a labyrinthian wonderland. Slather on enough Vaperetto excursions and optical trickery, and you’ve got a fabricated …

Itlian President Giorgia Napolitano at Milan's La Scala Opera House on December 7, 2010.

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles: Senators with No Talent

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles: Senators with No Talent

I woke up Wednesday morning to news of fracas at the opera. The La Scala opera house in Milan had just hosted its annual gala, the sort of event heads …

Pesce Khete at his studio,

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio: Pesce Khete

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio: Pesce Khete

Pesce Khete is an Italian painter based primarily in Rome, Italy.  He has studied at the Classical Studies Department at the Liceo Ginnasio Torquato Tasso, later on at the Istituto …

Jenny Holtzer

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Soon after last week’s roundup went live, I discovered a Jenny Holzer event happening in my backyard.  In this week’s roundup, CNN shows William Kentridge drawing apartheid, Scotland shows William …

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 …

Louise Bourgeois, "Crouching Spider", 2003. Steel, 106 1/2 x 329 x 24 inches. Courtesy Cheim & Read, Hauser & Wirth, and Galerie Karsten Greve. Photo: Christopher Burke. via Art Daily.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

A tribute to a great artist, a series of German faces, a big film of tiny things, some drawing restraint, and a bunch more in this week’s roundup: The Emilio …

Eva and Franco Mattes aka 0100101110101101.org with their avatars in Plymouth, UK. Photo by Marco Anelli.

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Life After Death: An Interview with Eva and Franco Mattes

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Life After Death: An Interview with Eva and Franco Mattes

The Italian “artist-provocateurs” Eva and Franco Mattes, aka 0100101110101101.org, are no strangers to this site. Our very first guest bloggers back in 2008, when they blogged about their Influencers festival …

William Kentridge, "Bicycle Kick", 2009.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In today’s roundup: football art for South Africa, an overgrown baby in Los Angeles, an origami ship from London, body tissue in Bristol, humans behaving like pigs in Milan, flashing lights …

Richard Serra, "Baldwin", 2009. Paintstick on handmade paper, 78 1/2 x 78 1/2 in. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

One artist in Rome, four artists in San Francisco, three artist talks from the U.S. to the U.K., and more in this week’s roundup: On April 9, Gagosian Gallery Rome …

Bronzino: Random!

Letter from London

Letter from London: To The Manner Born

Letter from London

Letter from London: To The Manner Born

It’s good, useless fun to pre-emptively define the times you live in. Nicholas Bourriaud’s confusingly limned term “Altermodern,” used to define works in last year’s Tate Triennial and, by extension, …

Walton Ford, "The Island", 2009. Watercolor, gouache, pencil, and ink on paper. Panel 1: 95 1/2 x 36 in. Panel 2: 95 1/2 x 60 in. Panel 3: 95 1/2 x 36 in. © 2009 Walton Ford. Photo: Christopher Burke Studio. via Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup you’ll read about Tasmanian wolves, patented patterns, cartoon anthropomorphism, ancient mythology, portico projections, and a big gift: Bestiarium, a large-scale survey exhibition of watercolor paintings by …

Jorge Otero-Pailos, "The Ethics of Dust: Doge's Palace, Venice, 2009," 53rd Venice Art Bienale, Commissioned by Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

The Ethics of Dust: A Conversation with Jorge Otero-Pailos

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

The Ethics of Dust: A Conversation with Jorge Otero-Pailos

IMA art conservator Richard McCoy discusses the installation “The Ethics of Dust” with Columbia University professor & architect Jorge Otero-Pailos.

Hiroshi Sugimoto, "Lightning Fields 145", 2009. Gelatin-silver print, 22.9 x 18.4 inches. Courtesy Fraenkal Gallery.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

New photographs by Hiroshi Sugimoto (Season 3) are on view at Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco through October 31. Sugimoto’s latest body of work titled Lightning Fields depicts electricity. To …

Hiroshi Sugimoto, U.A. Walker, New York,1978

Letter from London

Letter from London: Doublecrossed

Letter from London

Letter from London: Doublecrossed

News of artists famous in one field crossing over into another is very often met with public derision. Bruce Willis, one of the most talented pub-rockers of the late 1980s …

What's Cookin': The Art21ndex

What’s Cookin at the Art21 Blog: A Weekly Index

What's Cookin': The Art21ndex

What’s Cookin at the Art21 Blog: A Weekly Index

Famished for some art? It’s Friday and we’re back with this week’s Index. Do you know what was sizzling here this past week? Put on your thinking caps — there’s …

Front door in Kerameikos

Flash Points

Summer Travelogue

Flash Points

Summer Travelogue

Upon arriving in Athens, several curious and helpful people gave me every warning to stay far away from the Kerameikos and Metaxourgeio neighborhoods, which was exactly where I was headed, …

Charles Ray, 'Boy with Frog' (2009). Photo: Ben Street

Letter from London

Letter from London: Dearth in Venice

Letter from London

Letter from London: Dearth in Venice

There’s a school of thought that claims that any large-scale survey of art conducted in any year in history will have its share of peaks and troughs, but holding the …

Krzysztof Wodiczko, "Goście / Guests," 2008-2009, video projection, project visualisation. Photos: courtesy of the artist and Zachęta National Gallery of Art.

Wodiczko Perforates Polish Pavilion with “Guests”

Wodiczko Perforates Polish Pavilion with “Guests”

Entitled Goście / Guests, Krzysztof Wodiczko’s exhibition greets visitors to the Venice Biennale’s Polish Pavilion with the words of political theorist Hannah Arendt: “Refugees driven from country to country represent …

AIDS-3D and Helga Wretman, "Spread Love," Performance Still, June 3 2009.  Courtesy AIDS-3D.

Biennale Breaks New Ground: Inaugurating the Internet Pavilion

Biennale Breaks New Ground: Inaugurating the Internet Pavilion

There is no question that the Internet is transforming the way we experience art. A few weeks ago, Art21 tweeted that data released by the NEA indicates that visits to …

Paul Chan, "Sade for Sade’s Sake," 2009. Three channel shadow projection. Courtesy VVORK (www.vvork.com)

Nathalie Djurberg and Paul Chan: Making Weird Worlds at Birnbaum’s Biennale

Nathalie Djurberg and Paul Chan: Making Weird Worlds at Birnbaum’s Biennale

Daniel Birnbaum’s poetic theme of the 53rd Venice Biennale, Making Worlds, is, in some sense, an anti-theme, emphasizing the plurality of art today. Birnbaum’s explanation that “we now live in …

Installation shot of Bruce Nauman, "Pink and Yellow Light Corridor (Variable Lights)," 1972. Pink and yellow fluorescent lights.  Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. Panza Collection, 1991. 91.3828 © 2009 Bruce Nauman / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo credit: Michele Lamanna, courtesy Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Pride: Golden Lion Awarded to Bruce Nauman’s “Topological Gardens”

Pride: Golden Lion Awarded to Bruce Nauman’s “Topological Gardens”

I have never thought of myself as susceptible to patriotism, but for the second time this year, I’ve felt proud to be an American.  The first incident of pride stemmed …

Aleksandra Mir, VENEZIA (all places contain all others)," 1 million postcards for free distribution, 2009. Photography: Medioimages, Photodisc Getty Images, Courtesy of the artist.

Notes from a Novice in Venice

Notes from a Novice in Venice

Exclusive to the blog this week are the chronicles of artist Lily Simonson’s visit to the 53rd annual Venice Biennale, which opened to the public this past Sunday. Stay tuned …

Bouchra Khalili, "Mapping Journey #1," 2008

Rome on a Roman Holiday

Rome on a Roman Holiday

In the depths of a seemingly endless New York winter, my mind is already thinking toward late spring days on the Adriatic and the 53rd International Art Exhibition at la …

Mark Dion, "Concerning Hunting: Hunting Bling-The Gutton", 2008. Courtesy of Galleria Civica di Modena.

Hunting with Mark Dion

Hunting with Mark Dion

Concerning Hunting, an exhibition of work by Season 4 artist Mark Dion, opens at Galleria Civica di Modena’s Palazzo Santa Margherita in Modena, Italy on February 1. The traveling exhibition expresses Dion’s interest in …

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Letter from London

Letter from London: Yes We (Vati) Can!

Letter from London

Letter from London: Yes We (Vati) Can!

Holy neo-conceptualism! The Vatican has issued a press statement announcing that it will be participating in the Venice Biennale this summer, which will make this year’s event one of the most refreshingly …

Matthew Ritchie Venice Video

Matthew Ritchie Venice Video

Matthew Ritchie Venice Video

On Matthew Ritchie’s The Evening Line project at the Bienniale Architecture in Venice, via MINI Space blog: It’s not just about architecture here in Venice. Matthew Ritchie is an artist …

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MANIFESTA 7

MANIFESTA 7

Dubbed “The European Biennial of Contemporary Art, ” Manifesta 7 begins on July 19 and runs through November 2. The exhibition occurs in a different city every two years, but this is the first time Manifesta will take place …

Bruce Nauman, "The True Artist Helps the World by Revealing Mystic Truths (Window or Wall Sign)," 1967. Neon tubing with clear glass tubing suspension supports; 59 x 55 x 2 inches

Bruce Nauman selected for 2009 Venice Biennale

Bruce Nauman selected for 2009 Venice Biennale

Season 1 artist Bruce Nauman, a pioneer of Post Minimalist video and performance art, will represent the United States at the 2009 Venice Biennale. The Philadelphia Museum of Art was …

Trenton Doyle Hancock, "Reveal", 2007, mixed media on paper

Trenton Doyle Hancock’s Reveal in Italy

Trenton Doyle Hancock’s Reveal in Italy

Reveal is Season 2 artist Trenton Doyle Hancock‘s first solo show in a European gallery. Opening this Friday, January 24 and hosted by Galleria Marabari in Bologna, Italy, Reveal presents …