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Trenton Doyle Hancock

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup, Cai Guo-Qiang at MFA Houston, Julie Mehretu at the Metropolitan Opera, Oliver Herring at Meulensteen, Trenton Doyle Hancock at Dunn and Brown Contemporary, and much more! …

Allan McCollum

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup: An-My Lê captures the American armed forces, Allora & Calzadilla explore physical and temporal displacement, Julie Mehretu examines the metaphysical aspects of art, and more! “Memory, materiality, monsters, and motion” provide …

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment

Do artists need PhDs?

Open Enrollment

Do artists need PhDs?

I suspect most people today would agree that making art involves more than technical skill. By the seventeenth century, the intellectual and philosophical side of artistic expression had already been …

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 …

Interior shot from our visit to Ursula von Rydingsvard's studio

Teaching with Contemporary Art

The Wheels Are Rolling

Teaching with Contemporary Art

The Wheels Are Rolling

From July 7th through July 14th Art21 hosted our second annual summer institute, Art21 Educators. Art21 Educators is an intensive, year-long professional development initiative designed to cultivate and support K-12 …

Berliner Plätze, 2008–09 Ink and acrylic on canvas, 304.8 x 426.7 cm Commissioned by Deutsche Bank AG in consultation with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation for the Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin

Mehrutu’s Grey Area

Mehrutu’s Grey Area

In her large, complicated paintings, Ethiopian-American artist Julie Mehretu has blended everything from historic ruins to plans for sports arenas into her rich canvases in ways that make identifying individual …

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On Location: Inside Art Documentary Production

Live Jitters, Mendocino Film Festival, and Real Art

On Location: Inside Art Documentary Production

Live Jitters, Mendocino Film Festival, and Real Art

Howdy y’all.  First a little news from Art21 production HQ.  After a successful shoot in London (expect an Exclusive on Season 5 artist Yinka Shonibare’s just-unveiled Nelson’s Ship in a …

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 …

Allora & Calzadilla, "Hope Hippo", 2005. Installation view, 51st Venice Biennale. Photo: Giorgio Boata. Courtesy of the artists and Lisson Gallery.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Work by Season 4 duo Allora & Calzadilla is currently on view at the Aspen Art Museum in the exhibition Restless Empathy. The exhibition examines the process of entering the …

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 …

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Julie Mehretu: “Mural”

Julie Mehretu: “Mural”

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS SUPPORT ART21: The countdown continues…there are 64 days left to join the 100 x 100 Exclusive campaign. In 36 days we’ve received 35 …

Roni Horn, "Else 9", 2010. Red pigments and varnish on paper, 92 1/2 x 96 1/8 in. via Hauser & Wirth.com

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Holey maps, pre-natal forms, stuffed animals, and more in today’s roundup: The first exhibition in the United States ever devoted exclusively to the drawings of Season 3 artist Roni Horn …

Alfred Molina as Mark Rothko in 'Red'

Letter from London

Letter from London: Everything Must Go

Letter from London

Letter from London: Everything Must Go

John Logan’s play Red, currently playing at the Golden Theater, New York, centers around a perennial ethical conundrum many successful artists face: whether or not to “sell out” to corporate …

Julie Mehretu: Painting Conservator Luca Bonetti

Julie Mehretu: Painting Conservator Luca Bonetti

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS Episode #101: Luca Bonetti leads the installation of artist Julie Mehretu’s massive painting Mural (2009) at Goldman Sachs, coordinating a team of installers …

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 …

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YOU DECIDE: Viewers Choose the 100th “Exclusive”

YOU DECIDE: Viewers Choose the 100th “Exclusive”

That’s right….we’re nearing our 100TH EPISODE of the Exclusive video series and are asking viewers — THAT’S YOU! — to decide which video (and artist) will have the distinction of …

Julie Mehretu: Studio Assistants

Julie Mehretu: Studio Assistants

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS Episode #097: Filmed in her Berlin studio, a group of Julie Mehretu’s assistants — Sarah Rentz, Damien Young, Erika Fortner and Harmony Murphy …

Julie Mehretu | Workday

Julie Mehretu | Workday

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS Filmed in her Berlin studio, Julie Mehretu discusses the ups and downs of her daily studio practice. Mehretu is shown working on the …

Julie Mehretu. Art21 production still, 2009.

On Location: Inside Art Documentary Production

Julie Mehretu & the Problem of Shooting Big

On Location: Inside Art Documentary Production

Julie Mehretu & the Problem of Shooting Big

In our new column, On Location, Art21 Director of Production Nick Ravich breaks his silence and gives you the scoop on Art21’s production comings and goings including, among other things, …

"bling bling", 2001. Rubber, paper and enamel on linen, 96" x 120." The Eli Broad Family Foundation, Santa Monica, CA. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery, New York. Photo: Tom Powel.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week Art21 artists illustrate NASA’s history, depict child’s play, map the Black Atlantic, render galaxies in glass, leave their mark on the last decade, and reflect on our future: …

Marisa Olson, "Assisted Living", 2008. Performance still. Courtesy the artist.

Flash Points

Inhale. Exhale. Whew.

Flash Points

Inhale. Exhale. Whew.

In the New York Times video Copenhagen 101, reporter Tom Zeller asks people in Times Square what they know about the recent United Nations Climate Change Conference (UNCCC) in Copenhagen. …

Jeff Koons, "Triple Hulk Elvis I", 2007. Collection of William J. Bell. © Jeff Koons. Courtesy Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (via White Hot Magazine).

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup of Art21 artist news you’ll read about a forty-million dollar art collection in Las Vegas, a major exhibition of work by Korean and Korean American artists, …

Barry McGee stands in front of one of his geometric creations at Prism Gallery. Courtesy Wallpaper.com.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

From the west to the east coast and over to Taiwan, Art21 artists are involved in a number of new and large-scale exhibitions: Works by Barry McGee (Season 1) and …

Julie Mehretu, "Berliner Plätze", 2008-2009. Ink and acrylic on canvas, 120 x 168 in. © Julie Mehretu

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Where in the world are Art21 artists? In Germany — where the Berlin Wall fell 20 years ago today — a new suite of paintings by Season 5 artist Julie …

Paul McCarthy, "[White Snow] Dwarf Heads (detail)", 2009. Set of 7 drawings, pencil on vellum, tape. Courtesy Hauser & Wirth

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

White Snow, a solo exhibition of work by Season 5 artist Paul McCarthy, opens at Hauser & Wirth, New York on November 5. The gallery will debut pieces from a …

Matthew Ritchie,  Courtesy Andrea Rosen Gallery.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) will host a talk with Season 3 artist Matthew Ritchie and brothers Bryce and Aaron Dessner (of indie rock band The National) on Saturday, …

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ART:21 SEASON 5 PREMIERES TONITE ON PBS!

ART:21 SEASON 5 PREMIERES TONITE ON PBS!

The wait is over–Season 5 of Art:21–Art in the Twenty-First Century is here! The new season begins tonight on PBS at 10:00 p.m. ET (check local listings) with the episode …

Janine Antoni, "Conduit" (detail), 2009   Courtesy Luhring Augustine

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Talking with Janine Antoni, Part One

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Talking with Janine Antoni, Part One

To say it was a pleasure to be given the opportunity to interview Janine Antoni for this column is a gross understatement. In 2003, Janine Antoni‘s Season 2 segment was …

Congress, 2003, ink and acrylic on canvas, 71 × 102”.

BOMB in the Building

Flash Points

Julie Mehretu interviewed by Lawrence Chua

BOMB in the Building

Flash Points

Julie Mehretu interviewed by Lawrence Chua

Welcome back to BOMB in the Building, where each week we’re featuring a BOMB contributor relating to an Art:21 Season 5 artist. This is our final week before the official …

Julie Mehretu. "Stadia II," 2004. Ink and acrylic on canvas, 108 x 144 inches. Collection of Carnegie Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, Gift of Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn and Nicolas Rohatyn and A.W. Mellon Acquisition Endowment Fund. Photo by Richard Stoner, © Julie Mehretu, courtesy the artist and The Project, New York.

Meet the Season 5 Artist: Julie Mehretu

Meet the Season 5 Artist: Julie Mehretu

The above video is excerpted from the Season 5 episode Systems, premiering on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at 10pm (ET) on PBS (check local listings). Systems features four artists — …

Two Person Fight (One Orange): With Spectator, 2004. Three dimensional digital archival print with acrylic paint on sintra, dibon and gatorfoam panels, 84 x 79 inches. © John Baldessari, courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, New York.

Flash Points

New Flash Points topic: Systems

Flash Points

New Flash Points topic: Systems

In celebration of the fifth season of Art:21—Art in the Twenty-First Century, premiering this fall on PBS, the current round of Flash Points topics correspond to our four thematic episodes: …

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, …

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Announcing Season Five of Art:21

Announcing Season Five of Art:21

We are pleased to announce Season Five of Art:21—Art in the Twenty-First Century, premiering in October 2009 on PBS, and available on iTunes (link opens in iTunes), Hulu, and other …