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Staff Pick

Staff Picks: August 2016

Staff Pick

Staff Picks: August 2016

The ART21 staff shares their favorite films, exhibitions, and installations.

Detail of Big Bling (2016) in Madison Square Park in New York City. 
Production still from the series ART21 Exclusive. © ART21, Inc. 2016. Cinematography: Ian Forster.

ART21 Exclusive

The Making of Martin Puryear’s “Big Bling”

ART21 Exclusive

The Making of Martin Puryear’s “Big Bling”

Today’s ART21 “Exclusive” follows Martin Puryear’s monumental public sculpture “Big Bling” as it’s created and installed in Madison Square Park.

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This Week in Art: 5.30-6.5

This Week in Art: 5.30-6.5

A look at this week’s art news, including our announcement of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8, and events and exhibitions everywhere from New York to Norway.

Martin Puryear. Big Bling in Madison Square Park, 2016. Photo by Scott Lynch/Gothamist.

This Week in Art: 5.16-5.22

This Week in Art: 5.16-5.22

A look at this week’s art news, including Martin Puryear’s new public sculpture in Madison Square Park, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Los Angeles to London.

An illustration of Louise Bourgeois' Spider by Isabelle Arsenault. From the new children's book Cloth Lullaby: The Woven Life of Louise Bourgeois. Image courtesy of the Guardian.

This Week in Art: 4.11-4.17

This Week in Art: 4.11-4.17

A look at this week’s art news, including broken attendance records in Australia and a new children’s book celebrating the life of Louise Bourgeois.

Left: “No Title (President.),” 1985. Right: “No Title (Kennedy would die …),” 1987. Courtesy of David Zwirner Books.

This Week in Art: 4.4-4.10

This Week in Art: 4.4-4.10

A look at this week’s art news, including collaborations between visual artists and musicians, commentary on conceptual art, and upcoming exhibitions in NYC and around the world.

Liz Magic Laser. "The Thought Leader (installation view)," 2015. Single-channel video, running time: 8 min. Featuring actor Alex Ammerman. Courtesy the artist and Various Small Fires.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

The U.S. State Department’s Art in Embassies program selects a new class of Medal of Arts recipients, Liz Magic Laser creates a fictional TED talk, and work by ART21-featured artists included in exhibitions throughout the world in this week’s roundup.

Trenton Doyle Hancock, "Self-Portrait with Tongue," 2010. Acrylic, mixed media on paper, 16 x 13 1/2 inches. Courtesy the artist and James Cohan Gallery, New York.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Trenton Doyle Hancock has a major survey exhibition, Walton Ford exhibits new watercolors, Richard Serra receives an award, and more in this week’s roundup.

Ann Hamilton. "the event of a thread," 2012. Photo by Kemi Ilesanmi.

ART21 New York Close Up

Weekly Roundup

ART21 New York Close Up

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has news on Ann Hamilton, Pierre Huyghe, Martin Puryear and other artists featured in Art21’s programs and documentaries.

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.

Kara Walker. Exodus of Confederates from Atlanta. Courtesy of Kara Walker and the Museum of Modern Art, New York City.

ART21 New York Close Up

Weekly Roundup

ART21 New York Close Up

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has the latest news on Kara Walker, Cindy Sherman, Robert Adams and many other artists featured in Art21 programs.

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.

Maya Lin, Dew Point 18 (detail), 2007, blown glass; © Maya Lin Studio, Inc., courtesy The Pace Gallery; Photo courtesy The Pace Gallery.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has news on Maya Lin, Alfredo Jaar, Pepón Osorio and many other artists featured on Art21 programs.

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

ART21 New York Close Up

Weekly Roundup

ART21 New York Close Up

Weekly Roundup

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

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

ART21 New York Close Up

The Weekly Roundup

ART21 New York Close Up

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.

John Baldessari, "Brain/Cloud (with Seascape and Palm Tree)," 1250 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA. Photo courtesy of The La Jolla Community Foundation.

ART21 New York Close Up

Weekly Roundup

ART21 New York Close Up

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has news on Martin Puryear, Walton Ford, Tim Hawkinson and other artists featured in Art21’s programs.

Hiroshi Sugimoto. Selections from the Lightning Fields series, 2009. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup, Mel Chin commemorates 9-11, Hiroshi Sugimoto creates art with lightning, Mike Kelley delves into Superman, Oliver Herring throws art parties, Kiki Smith creates with paper, and …

Kalup and Franco. Turn It Up EP, 2011. Courtesy of Dutty Artz.

ART21 New York Close Up

Weekly Roundup

ART21 New York Close Up

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup, NYCU’s Kalup Linzy teams up with James Franco, Barry McGee is featured, Trenton Doyle Hancock does all he can in Atlanta, Shahzia Sikander pays a tribute to …

Kerry James Marshall.  "Untitled", 2011. Courtesy of the Yale University Art Gallery's show "Embodied: Black Identities in Amercan Art." (Tony De Camillo, Yale University Art Gallery / February 24, 2011)

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup, Kerry James Marshall and others explore black identity, Mark Dion has a ship in a bottle, Barbara Kruger makes art from chess, and more. Martin Puryear, …

Kara Walker

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In the first weekly roundup of 2011: a Cai Guo Qiang New Year’s celebration in Taipei, Barry McGee in Brazil, two artists make art “scherenschnitte,” Richard Serra is ready for TV, …

Elizabeth Murray

ART21 William Kentridge: Anything is Possible

Weekly Roundup

ART21 William Kentridge: Anything is Possible

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup Elizabeth Murray lands, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle and Jessica Stockholder speak, Mark Bradford and Paul McCarthy highlight L.A., and more. Don’t forget to mark your calendars to view …

Pepón Osorio, Drowned in a Glass of Water

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week in Roundup read about Pepón Osorio’s drowned art, Allora & Calzadilla getting shortlisted, Janine Antoni in motion, and a Hiroshi Sugimoto/James Turrell art counterpoint. Allora & Calzadilla are …

John Feodorov, "Fairy Tale", (detail), 2007. Mixed media on paper, 30 x 50 in. Courtesy Valise Gallery.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Sparkling Nepalese paper, race and civil rights, a northern island, circular botanics, fluorescent lights, a ton of vinyl records, and a few reviews in today’s roundup: Season 1 artist John …

John Baldessari, ”How We Do Art Now”, 1973. Courtesy of Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA, and Electronic Arts Intermix, NY

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Vital Signals: Japanese and American Video Art from the 1960s and 70s is a three-part screening program at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Presented in collaboration with Electronic …

Pepón Osorio, "Lolo", 2008. Pin, digital image, plexiglas and slippers, 8 x 12 x 13 in. Photo: Catherine Serrano. Courtesy Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Works by Art21 artists Pepón Osario (Season 1) and Eleanor Antin (Season 2) are currently on view in the exhibition Black&WhiteWorks at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts. The show includes painting, …

Martin Puryear, "Untitled I", 2002. Aquatint etching. Ed: 40. Courtesy of Barbara Krakow.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

The Cincinnati Art Museum has announced an exhibition of prints by Season 2 artist Martin Puryear. The show is scheduled to open December 2009.   Barbara Kruger (Season 1) is …

Josiah McElheny, "Chromatic Modernism (Blue, Red, Yellow)," 2008. Courtesy Donald Young Gallery.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

The Art of Caring: A Look at Life through Photography opened this past weekend at the New Orleans Museum of Art.  The show is comprised of over 200 photographs covering …

Martin Puryear, "Ladder for Booker T. Washington," 1996. Ash, 438 x 22 3/4 x 1 1/4 inches. Installation view at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas. Collection of the artist. Photo by David Woo. © David Woo.

Letter from London

Letter from London: Primo Puryear

Letter from London

Letter from London: Primo Puryear

It’s easy for contemporary art cynics to criticize the Bushesque debasement of language that goes on every day in the art world. I’ve actually started to take to the byzantine …

Maya Lin, installation shot, 2008, courtesy of the de Young Museum

Maya Lin & Martin Puryear at the de Young Museum

Maya Lin & Martin Puryear at the de Young Museum

Currently on view at the deYoung Museum in San Francisco are two new exhibitions by Art21 artists. The museum is presenting Maya Lin (Season 2) in Maya Lin: Systematic Landscapes, …

Martin Puryear, "Ad Astra", 2007. PHOTO: Richard Barnes - Museum of Modern Art.

Martin Puryear in the Bay Area

Martin Puryear in the Bay Area

The traveling exhibition of sculptures by Season 2 artist Martin Puryear (organized by the Museum of Modern Art, New York) has made its way to San Francisco. On view at the San Francisco Museum of …

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Celebrating Four Months…

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Celebrating Four Months…

Looking back, the Teaching With Contemporary Art column is off to an exciting beginning in our first four months. Since early May, we have had the opportunity to feature writing …

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U.S. Embassy in Beijing

U.S. Embassy in Beijing

On the occassion of the 2008 Olympic Games, the new American Embassy in Beijing opened last Friday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Though not as prominent as the architectural “monuments” of …

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Positively Puryear

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Positively Puryear

There is no substitute for seeing Martin Puryear’s sculptures firsthand. Martin Puryear at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., spanning the museum’s two buildings, offers such an opportunity …

Sound & Language

Sound & Language

The human voice is the most specific expression of an individual. With its infinite potential for sound effects and imitation along with its prime role in communication, it is clearly …

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Expanding the Definition(s): Some Days Are Easier Than Others

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Expanding the Definition(s): Some Days Are Easier Than Others

Many thanks to those who have helped get the Teaching with Contemporary Art column off to a smooth start! Recently, a few friends and colleagues have mentioned (even e-mailed) about …

Jeff Koons, 'Tulips,' (2008). Bilbao, Spain

U.S. Embassy Makes Olympic Rings

U.S. Embassy Makes Olympic Rings

These big metallic tulips aren’t just going to be on view in Spain, where they are permanently installed along the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao‘s riverside façade, above. An edition of Tulips …