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“Exclusive” Curated (Part 2 of 3)

“Exclusive” Curated (Part 2 of 3)

In today’s Exclusive playlist—the second part of a three-part series—a conservationist, a musician, an educator, and others share their favorite Exclusive episodes.

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Flashback

Six Artists on Becoming Artists

Flashback

Six Artists on Becoming Artists

A roundup of Exclusive films in which Art21 artists talk about becoming or being artists.

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The path to the center was clearly marked, 2012
honeycomb cardboard, expanded foam, steel wires, plastics, fluorescent light
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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

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

John Baldessari. "Learn to dream," 2013. Courtesy Arts Matter and the Los Angeles Fund for Public Education; Photo by Victor Treato.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week, John Baldessari’s artwork covers L.A. buses; Kara Walker and Yinka Shonibare MBE say it loud and proud in Florida, and lots more.

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

Weekly Roundup

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.

Allora & Calzadilla, Stop, repair, prepare: Variations on 'Ode to joy', No 1 (installation view, Gladstone Gallery, New York), 2008, © Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla. Photo Kaldor Public Art Project.

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Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has news on Allora & Calzadilla, Kiki Smith, Fred Wilson and other artists featured in Art21 programs.

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Exclusive | Nancy Spero: Collaboration

Exclusive | Nancy Spero: Collaboration

Watch Nancy Spero (1926-2009) discuss how collaborations with other artists activated her work in our latest Exclusive video.

Charles Atlas. Views on Video (2005). Image courtesy the artist.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup has news on Charles Atlas, Elizabeth Murray, William Kentridge and other artists featured on Art21 programs.

Tim Hawkinson, "Sherpa". Image: booooooom.com

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Transformation and Distortion

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Transformation and Distortion

Two of my classes begin a new unit where students are asked to work with the themes of distortion and transformation. Especially for teens, the idea of transformation- of the self, objects, symbols, even the meaning of words- is an attractive proposal. Add the multiple implications associated with distortion and it becomes the kind of field day you really want in a classroom.

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup Cao Fei holds up half the sky, Carrie Mae Weems speaks at the Corcoran, Janine Antoni draws with her hair, Kiki Smith and Nancy Spero present …

Amy Sillman, Untitled (object on table), 2007; courtesy the artist and Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Taking the Long Way Home: Working With a Theme in a Series

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Taking the Long Way Home: Working With a Theme in a Series

One of the students in my advanced classes is taking on the theme of “looking vs. seeing” for her first semester portfolio. She wants to explore the things people tend …

Nicola López, "Closed System," 2009, installation view, “Next Wave Festival,” Brooklyn Academy of Music, 2009. © Nicola López. Image courtesy the artist.

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | The Lexicon of Tomorrow: Print-Based Installation

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | The Lexicon of Tomorrow: Print-Based Installation

With the onset of spring, renewal is in the air.  In the world of contemporary prints, a fresh format that seems to be popping up everywhere is print-based installation.  In …

Janine Antoni, Caryatid

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this roundup (with a few exceptions), it’s a week to honor women with exhibitions, events, and articles highlighting the work of several female artists. Janine Antoni, Kiki Smith, Nancy Spero, among …

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup, Cao Fei puts avatars on stage, Laurie Anderson to be on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Barbara Kruger looks back in Dazed & Confused, Laylah Ali …

Nancy Spero, "Azur," detail 2002  courtesy Galerie Lelong

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Nancy Spero and Kiki Smith

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Nancy Spero and Kiki Smith

It seems like a good time for Nancy Spero and Kiki Smith. Artists whose work incorporate storytelling, pointed statements and using the female body to do so, Nancy Spero and …

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup, Ellen Gallagher engages the empirical, Cindy Sherman breaks out of the frame, Nancy Spero is honored, Cao Fei employs virtuality and more. Ellen Gallagher‘s latest work …

William Kentridge

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup: William Kentridge makes several appearances, Mark Dion renovates Walden, Nancy Spero is celebrated, Louise Bourgeois draws on fabric, Kiki Smith debuts a stained glass window, Maya …

Elizabeth Murray

Weekly Roundup

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 …

William Kentridge’s drawing from Stereoscope 1998–99. Courtesy of MoMA. Copyright 2010- William Kentridge

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching with William Kentridge

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching with William Kentridge

There are many reasons to teach with the art of William Kentridge, and as we get closer to the premiere of Art21’s new film, William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible, airing …

From "Torture of Women" by Nancy Spero, Siglio Press (c) 2010 / photos courtesy National Gallery of Canada

Flash Points

Nancy Spero’s Torture of Women

Flash Points

Nancy Spero’s Torture of Women

“In our day, [when] we came back from war,” said Seymour Hersh to Bill O’Reilly in 2004, “We would take our pictures and hide them behind the socks in the drawer and …

Nancy Spero, 2003. Photo: Abe Frajndlich. Courtesy Galerie Lelong.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup is dedicated to the ladies: On Sunday, April 18, a public commemoration will be held for Season 4 artist Nancy Spero (1926-2009) in Cooper Union’s Great Hall. …

John Baldessari, "Beach Scene/Nuns/Nurse (with Choices)", 1991  courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Test-Driving the New Season 5 Educators’ Guide: John Baldessari and Juxtaposition

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Test-Driving the New Season 5 Educators’ Guide: John Baldessari and Juxtaposition

Within the first few pages of the season 5 Educators’ Guide, readers are asked to think about the power and influence of juxtaposing images in order to give the viewer …

William Kentridge, "Drawing for the film Sobriety, Obesity & Growing Old [Soho and Mrs. Eckstein in Pool]", 1991. Charcoal and pastel on paper, 47 1/4 x 59 inches. Collection of the artist. © 2010 William Kentridge. Photo: John Hodgkiss, courtesy the artist

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Weekly Roundup

With 19 bits and bites below, this week’s roundup is a whopper: Five Themes, the traveling survey exhibition of work by Season 5 artist William Kentridge, has landed at the …

Ida Appelbroog, "Group A #9", 1969. Ink on paper, 10 5/8" x 8 1/4". Courtesy Hauser & Wirth.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week Art21 artists depict nether regions, play with light and space, bundle and fuse old toys, mirror the dandy, reimagine rooftops, photograph electricity, and display cookie cutters by the …

"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: …

Nancy Spero, "The Hours of the Night II," detail, 2001. Handprinting and printed collage on paper, 11 panels approximately 9 x 22 feet overall. Photo by David Reynolds, © Nancy Spero, courtesy the artist and Galerie Lelong, New York.

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Ever Spero

Spero’s art was suffused with [a] very human hope, which she saw as being grounded in the intractability of human struggle. Her work was never crudely utopian—as she told me, …

Matthew Ritchie,  Courtesy Andrea Rosen Gallery.

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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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In Memoriam: Nancy Spero (1926-2009)

In Memoriam: Nancy Spero (1926-2009)

Nancy Spero. Art in the Twenty-First Century, production still, 2007. Season 4, Episode: Protest. © Art21, Inc. 2007. This morning, we at Art21 were sad to learn that Nancy Spero …

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

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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 …

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, …

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Momenting: Our City Dreams

Momenting: Our City Dreams

Chiara Clemente’s documentary Our City Dreams, currently on view at NYC’s Film Forum, gives us a glimpse into the lives of five women artists living in New York City: Swoon, …

"Baby Jane/Amusement Infusion," production still

Teaching with Contemporary Art

What’s an Art Contest?

Teaching with Contemporary Art

What’s an Art Contest?

Contests. Art Shows. Expos. Special Exhibits. Art Festivals. It’s crazy. While they are called by different names, art educators often have a similar reaction: Someone has a big idea and …

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Flash Points

Letter from London

Letter From London: Dissent (of a Woman)

Flash Points

Letter from London

Letter From London: Dissent (of a Woman)

After the assassination of JFK in 1963, Lenny Bruce said, “They put two graves in Arlington—one for John Kennedy and one for Vaughn Meader.” Meader was a pitch-perfect Kennedy impersonator …

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Flash Points

Art and Politics: An Introduction

Flash Points

Art and Politics: An Introduction

FLASH POINTS is a regular conversational series that focuses on issues relevant to the state of the art world at large, contemporary art education, and issues artists face today. You …

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Rolling Up Our Sleeves

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Rolling Up Our Sleeves

Since this column gets posted on Wednesdays (and believe me, I didn’t arrange it this way), it’s been my pleasure to contribute posts directly after the November 4th election (see …

Ghada Amer in “Our City Dreams." Image courtesy of First Run Features.

Our City Dreams

Our City Dreams

Our City Dreams, a new documentary by Chiara Clemente (daughter of artist Francesco Clemente), will debut at Film Forum, Feb. 4-17, 2009. Filmed over the course of two years, this “love letter” to …