Tag Archives: Mark Dion

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Yinka Shonibare MBE unveils a new sculpture in London, Vija Celmins exhibits bronze stones in Riga, Carrie Mae Weems hosts an all-star event in New York City, and more in this week’s roundup.

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.

David Altmejd. "The Flux and The Puddle," 2014. Plexiglas, quartz, polystyrene, expandable foam, epoxy clay, epoxy gel, resin, synthetic hair, clothing, leather shoes, thread, mirror, plaster, acrylic paint, latex paint, metal wire, glass eyes, sequin, ceramic, synthetic flowers, synthetic branches, glue, gold, feathers, steel, coconuts, aqua resin, burlap, lighting system including fluorescent lights, Sharpie ink, wood
129 x 252 x 281 inches (327.7 x 640.1 x 713.7 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

David Altmejd’s builds a new complex, Mark Dion explores ocean debris, Jessica Stockholder speaks in Chicago, and more in this week’s roundup.

Gabriel Orozco, "Heráldico oro," 2013. Tempera and polished gold leaf on canvas and wood. 40 x 40 x 4 cm. Courtesy Michel Zabé & Omar Luis Olguin. © Gabriel Orozco.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Gabriel Orozco’s whale hangs in Austria, Hiroshi Sugimoto makes scarves, Collier Schorr collaborates for VICE…

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New Kids on the Block

All Who Muster with Allison Smith

New Kids on the Block

All Who Muster with Allison Smith

The Civil War remains one of the most poignant periods of American history, perpetuated by reenactments and examined by artist Allison Smith.

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.

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 …

Hans-Peter Feldman, "Lips". Image: qompendium.com

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Now See This: Teaching with Hans-Peter Feldmann and John Baldessari

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Now See This: Teaching with Hans-Peter Feldmann and John Baldessari

I have always been interested in the way certain artists, more so than others, have the ability to take us by the hand (or the eye) and walk us through works of art very deliberately. Because the “subject” is often about the whole work and not a single focal point, these artists persuade us to compare and contrast, and see the small differences as well as the commonalities.

Alfredo Jaar. Muxima, 2005. Video, color. 36'. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Lelong, NY.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has news on Alfredo Jaar, William Kentridge, Mark Dion and other artists featured in Art21 programs and documentaries.

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 …

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Summer Talk

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Summer Talk

For as long as I can remember, interviews like those featured in Bomb, Harpers and Art in America have inspired me to reevaluate the kinds of things I assume in my own teaching and art making. Divergent perspectives, or perspectives that are close to my own but unfamiliar in some ways, have provided me with more than just stunning quotes to share with my students and ideas to meditate on in the studio. I find myself underlining, highlighting, bookmarking pages and sticking post-its all over the place (a well-loved book in my library looks like it’s been through hell and back).

Doris Salcedo. A Flor de Piel 2011 - 2012. Image courtesy the artist and White Cube

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has news on Doris Salcedo, Do Ho Suh, Paul McCarthy and other artists featured in Art21’s programs.

Arturo Herrera. Detail from Chicago (2012). ©Arturo Herrera, courtesy Corbett vs. Dempsey.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has the latest news on Arturo Herrera, Jeff Koons, Cindy Sherman and other artists featured in Art21 programs.

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Teaching with Contemporary Art Turns Four

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching with Contemporary Art Turns Four

No sooner are we celebrating our upcoming fourth year with Art21 Educators as I am reminded that the Teaching with Contemporary Art column also turns four this week. Looks like I’ll be playing the fourth horse in the fourth race this weekend. Last year I celebrated by looking back over the first three years but today I’d like to just look back over the past twelve months because it’s been quite a ride. Here are some highlights since last spring.

LaToya Ruby Frazier (b. 1982), Where is Emergency Care for Braddock?, 2010. Gelatin silver print, 16 × 20 in. © LaToya Ruby Frazier; courtesy the artist.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has news on LaToya Ruby Frazier, Ai Weiwei, Andrea Zittel and other artists featured in Art21’s documentaries and programs.

Catherine Sullivan, Ice Floes of Franz Joseph Land, 2003, 35 mm production still, credit: Kacper Skowron.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has news on Catherine Sullivan, Mark Dion, Marina Abramović and other artists featured in Art21 documentaries and programs.

El Anatsui, "Group Photo", 1987. Courtesy the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Slow Turn

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Slow Turn

On Sunday, the National Art Education Association wrapped up their 65th conference here in New York City and more than ever I am encouraged by the state of affairs at NAEA. In just the past four years, as Art21 has brought contemporary artists such as Mark Bradford, Carrie Mae Weems, Mark Dion and most recently, Janine Antoni and Oliver Herring, the change is noticeable.

Charles Atlas. The Illusion of Democracy, installation view (2012). Photo courtesy Luhring Augustine Bushwick.

The Weekly Roundup

The Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup is chock-full of news about the latest exhibitions and activities of Art21 artists, including Charles Atlas, Jessica Stockholder, Sarah Sze and others.

Mark Dion. The South Florida Wildlife Rescue Unit: The Uniforms, 2006. Courtesy Miami Art Museum.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup includes the latest news on Mark Dion, Janine Antoni, Rashid Johnson and other Art21 artists.

Alfredo Jaar. Muxima, 2006. Film still courtesy of the artist.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Our first 2012 roundup features news on Louise Bourgeois, Alfredo Jaar, Mark Dion and other Art21 artists.

John Baldessari. The First $100,000 I Ever Made, 2011. Photo by Bill Orcutt courtesy of John Baldessari and the Marian Goodman Gallery.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup: John Baldessari’s first $100,000, Mark Dion explores archeology in Istanbul, Krzysztof Wodiczko Dis-cusses his work, and more.

Drawing for "Neukom Vivarium," 2006

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Thinking About Interdisciplinary Teaching with Mark Dion’s Neukom Vivarium

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Thinking About Interdisciplinary Teaching with Mark Dion’s Neukom Vivarium

This past spring at the National Art Education Association’s annual conference in Seattle, Art21 brought Mark Dion not only as a keynote speaker, but also to explore his work and …

Mike Kelley and Michael Smith. "A Voyage of Growth and Discovery." Installation view: Sculpture Center, Long Island, New York, 2009.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup Mike Kelly navigates the Burning Man, Mark Dion reimagines the humanities, Krzysztof Wodiczko interviews anonymous war veterans, and more. Mike Kelley and longtime friend Michael Smith …

Blood cells. Image: mrbarlow.files.wordpress.com

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Interdisciplinary Is Not a One-Way Street

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Interdisciplinary Is Not a One-Way Street

What makes a good interdisciplinary lesson?

Cai Guo-Qiang, Fallen Blossoms: Explosion Project (2009), Philadelphia Art since the Mid-20th Century, Room 410.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup Yinka Shonibare MBE discusses post-Colonial Britain, John Baldessari talks about graffiti and street art, Barbara Kruger explores the game of chess, works by Barry McGee and Fred Wilson are …

Robert Adams. "Arriba," 1966. © Robert Adams, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery and Matthew Marks Gallery; "Longmont, Colorado," 1979. Yale University Art Gallery.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup, a Robert Adams retrospective, Mark Dion’s site-specific production, Josiah McElheny’s abstract film reflections, new sculptures by Richard Serra, and much more. Robert Adams: The Place We Live, …

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Bedfellows: Art and Visual Culture

Bedfellows | Both a Science and an Art, Part 2

Bedfellows: Art and Visual Culture

Bedfellows | Both a Science and an Art, Part 2

    Alison Kendall creates drawings and paintings in which viewers’ expectations are breached by dreamlike intruders. The San Francisco–based artist went to school for scientific illustration, learning to draw animals …

Margaret Kilgallen. "Untitled," c. 2000. Image courtesy of Ratio 3.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup, Margaret Kilgallen summer selections, Mark Dion in the Netherlands, Kiki Smith in conversation, Laurie Simmons, virtually, and much more. Margaret Kilgallen: Summer / Selections is now on …

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Art21 Educators 2011-2012: Jeannine Bardo and Mary Curry

Art21 Educators 2011-2012: Jeannine Bardo and Mary Curry

Last week, we featured Jethro Gillespie and James Rees from Utah. This week, in the fourth installment of Art21 Educators introductions, allow us to introduce Jeannine Bardo and Mary Curry. …

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Art21 Educators 2011-2012: Jethro Gillespie and James Rees

Art21 Educators 2011-2012: Jethro Gillespie and James Rees

This week is the third installment of introductions to the new cohort of Art21 Educators, featuring each of the eight pairs of educators. Last week, we featured Jack Watson and …

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5 Questions for Contemporary Practice

5 Questions (for Contemporary Practice) with Not An Alternative

5 Questions for Contemporary Practice

5 Questions (for Contemporary Practice) with Not An Alternative

I encountered the art group Not An Alternative for the first time about a month ago in Corona, Queens, where Tania Bruguera (featured last month in 5 Questions) had assembled …

Laurie Simmons, "Woman/ Red Couch/ Newspaper", 1978  courtesy the artist and Sperone Westwater Gallery

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Catching Up

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Catching Up

This week I’d like to share a quick update on some recent Art21 Education news and highlights …. First of all, we are all set to announce our new group …

Vija Celmins, Galaxy #4

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup, Vija Celmins explores the desert, sea and stars, Laurie Anderson and Carrie Mae Weems explore vinyl record culture, Mark Dion explores oceanography, and more. Vija Celmins …

Mark Dion gets set to give the keynote at the NAEA annual conference in Seattle. Over 3,000 people were in attendance!

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Wrapping Up Art21 at NAEA 2011

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Wrapping Up Art21 at NAEA 2011

It was suggested that perhaps the TWCA column could provide a a wrap-up of the National Art Education Association’s annual conference in pictures this year, and while I would like …

Roy McMakin's "Love and Loss" at Olympic Sculpture Park. Image: pamdora.com

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Lots of Questions and Lots of Coffee: NAEA 2011

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Lots of Questions and Lots of Coffee: NAEA 2011

As I mentioned last week, Art21’s Education and Public Programs team recently took to Seattle for the National Art Education Association’s annual conference. Over 3,000 educators from across the country …

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

See You in Seattle

Teaching with Contemporary Art

See You in Seattle

The Art21 Education and Public Programs team is flying to Seattle this Thursday for the annual National Art Education Association conference March 17-20. We will be bringing season 4 artist …