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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Carrie Mae Weems joins ART21 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Jeff Koons drops by The New School, Allan McCollum prepares for a solo show, and more in this week’s roundup.

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Laurie Simmons explores Japanese cosplay, Sarah Sze celebrates a new publication, Kerry James Marshall receives an award, and more.

Mel Chin, Now You See It (screenshot)

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Mel Chin explores lead contamination, Kara Walker examines power and race in Belfast, Hiroshi Sugimoto designs the ideal museum, and more.

Matthew Ritchie, “Remanence: Salt and Light (Part II),” 2013. Photo: Andrea Shea for WBUR

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Carrie Mae Weems is named a MacArthur Fellow, Matthew Ritchie’s installs a seventy-foot mural in Boston, Inigo Manglano-Ovalle puts a sculpture in a wind tunnel.

JUDY PFAFF 
The path to the center was clearly marked, 2012
honeycomb cardboard, expanded foam, steel wires, plastics, fluorescent light
90 x 88 x 19"

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Mel Chin presents work post-residency, Doris Salcedo makes a flower offering, Alfredo Jaar gives a post-Pavilion interview…

assume vivid astro focus. “alter visions after fatalities,” 2013. Courtesy the artists and The Suzanne Geiss Company.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Assume vivid astro focus brighten up the Armory Show, Barbara Kruger talks to Interview magazine, and several artists open new exhibitions.

Cindy Sherman inspired GARAGE magazine cover. Photo: Patrick Demarchelier. Courtesy GARAGE magazine.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week in Art21 artist news, Cindy Sherman inspires a magazine cover, the Carrie Mae Weems retrospective goes to Portland, and more.

Trenton Doyle Hancock. Plate of Shrimp, 2012. Courtesy of the artist and James Cohan Gallery.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has news on Trenton Doyle Hancock, Cindy Sherman, El Anatsui and other artists featured in Art21 documentaries and programs.

Gabriel Orozco. Astroturf Constellation, 2012. Image courtesy the artist.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has the latest news on Gabriel Orozco, Cai Guo-Qiang, Shahzia Sikander, and other artists featured in Art21′s programs.

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

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

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

Allora & Calzadilla. Body in Flight (Delta), 2011, U.S. Pavilion, 54th International Art Exhibition, presented by the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Photo by Andrew Bordwin.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup features the latest news on Allora & Calzadilla, William Kentridge, Cai Guo-Qiang, 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 …

Concert for Japan

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup, Laurie Anderson performs for Japan aid, Maya Lin is honored, several artists are keeping it real in London, work by An-My Lê and Richard Serra soon to come …

Pierre Huyghe

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Closing out year 2010 for this week’s roundup, Pierre Huyghe and Mel Chin receive artist awards and a few upcoming shows to mark in your 2011 calendars. Pierre Huyghe is …

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The Shifting Aura of Contemporary Art

The Shifting Aura of Contemporary Art

As a research artist and digital media Ph.D student, I am constantly challenged to reflect critically upon the nature of the various forms which are emerging in contemporary artistic practices.  …

Gabriel Orozco

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup: Gabriel Orozco is on view in Seoul, Cindy Sherman imagines the social, several artists are honored for their contributions, and more. Gabriel Orozco: Selected Works which is on …

William Kentridge Sphinx

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This Weekly Roundup features Kentridge’s Egyptian sketchbooks, Louise Bourgeois in The Surreal House, and Mike Kelley’s maiden voyage. Scheduled to coincide with the monographic retrospective devoted to the artist at …

Mel Chin, Fundred Dollar Bill (detail), project ongoing.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

7,000 t-shirts, 22 paintings, two awards, a powerful pair, and one big open studio in this week’s roundup: Mel Chin (Season 1) has been named a finalist of the first …

Hans Haacke, "MetroMobiltan", 1985, Fiberglass construction, three banners, and photomural, 11' 8" x 20' x 5', Collection Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.

Pardon this Brief Commercial Interruption: Intro

Pardon this Brief Commercial Interruption: Intro

The United States has always fostered a strange and ambiguous relationship to the arts.  In 1825, John Quincy Adams recommended that the country establish a national university, observatory, and other …

Barbara Kruger, "The Globe Shrinks" (video still), 2010. Dimensions variable, Four-screen digital video installation. Courtesy Mary Boone Gallery.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

A new video installation by Season 1 artist Barbara Kruger is now on view at the Chelsea location of Mary Boone Gallery. The Globe Shrinks (2010) is a multi-channel piece …

Paul McCarthy, "Paula Jones", 2007. Fiberglass, 82 x 57 1/2 x 107 inches. via Art Daily.org

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This President’s Day roundup begins with a hotly debated exhibition and ends with a divine duo: The New Museum has announced the details of their exhibition Skin Fruit: Selections from …

Josiah McElheny, 2009. Courtesy of Andrea Rosen Gallery.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

New works by Season 3 artist Josiah McElheny are on view at Andrea Rosen Gallery through Oct. 17. The centerpiece of the exhibition is an eight-foot tall sculpture based on …

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Vernissage TV takes a close look at Let the Priests Tremble…(1998/2008), a large hand-printed wall installation by Season 4 artist Nancy Spero. The piece was included in Spero’s retrospective at the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo in Sevilla, …

Robert Adams, "Eden, Colorado" (circa 1968-71). Courtesy the artist.

Weekly Round Up

Weekly Round Up

Robert Adams has won the 2009 Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography. Based in Astoria, Oregon, the Season 4 artist received the $61,000 prize at a ceremony in San Francisco …

Mark Dion, "Death of a Giant" (2009). Courtesy the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery.

First Spring Round-Up

First Spring Round-Up

Things to see: Mel Chin will be giving a free lecture on Tuesday, March 24, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, at the Arlington Arts Center as part of the …

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Fundred Points of View

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Fundred Points of View

By now, many of you are quite familiar with Mel Chin’s nationwide Fundred project to help highlight the issue of lead contaminated soil in New Orleans. Students and professional artists …

There Goes the Neighborhood

There Goes the Neighborhood

Artistic interventions in neighborhoods and community-inspired artworks are popping up all around us, from Pierre Huyghe‘s playfully ritualistic Streamside Day (2003) to Mel Chin‘s New Orleans recovery effort SAFEHOUSE (2008). …

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Special report: Mel Chin’s “SAFEHOUSE”

Special report: Mel Chin’s “SAFEHOUSE”

Following is an exclusive update from Mel Chin‘s FUNDRED/PAYDIRT team on their latest New Orleans-based project, SAFEHOUSE. Written by Mary Rubin and Amanda Wiles, with photos by FUNDRED, Elliot Coon, …

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Mel Chin’s FUNDRED in San Francisco

Mel Chin’s FUNDRED in San Francisco

Last Saturday, San Francisco Bay Area educators came together at the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park to learn about FUNDRED/PAYDIRT, an important and compelling project initiated by Mel …

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Mel Chin | “Paydirt”

Mel Chin | “Paydirt”

EXCLUSIVE: Mel Chin describes the origins and motivations behind the nationwide art project Paydirt in a keynote address to the 2008 National Art Education Association Convention, and visits multiple sites …

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Cai Guo-Qiang media explosion

Cai Guo-Qiang media explosion

Art21 artist (Season 3) Cai Guo-Qiang‘s exhibition I Want to Believe at the Guggenheim Museum may go down as the most-documented show on video of 2008 in New York. However, …


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Art21 and Mel Chin’s “Fundred” team in overdrive at NAEA

Art21 and Mel Chin’s “Fundred” team in overdrive at NAEA

  Last month, Art21 and Mel Chin (Season 1) took arts educators from around the world by storm as they presented two of the most dynamic sessions the National Arts …

Art21 & Mel Chin at NAEA

Art21 & Mel Chin at NAEA

Check out Art21′s photos from last week’s NAEA conference in New Orleans. Featured are Art21-featured artist Mel Chin‘s SuperSession, Art21′s professional development workshop for teachers (coopted by Chin), and Art21 …

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Art21 and Mel Chin at NAEA in New Orleans this week

Art21 and Mel Chin at NAEA in New Orleans this week

We’re heading down to New Orleans tomorrow to present a few sessions at this week’s National Art Education Association conference at the Morial Convention Center. In addition, Season 1 artist …

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All About “Fundred” | Interview with Mel Chin part 2

All About “Fundred” | Interview with Mel Chin part 2

The following conversation concludes Art21′s interview with Season 1 artist Mel Chin about his national collaborative artwork, Paydirt/The Fundred Dollar Bill Project. Read Part 1, published last Friday, here. ART21: …

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All About “Fundred” | Interview with Mel Chin part 1

All About “Fundred” | Interview with Mel Chin part 1

The following interview with Season 1 artist Mel Chin took place in late February 2008 at Art21′s offices. Part 2 will be published on Monday. Stay tuned for further information …