Tag Archives: New York City

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Josephine Halvorson Gets the Conversation Going

Josephine Halvorson Gets the Conversation Going

New in New York Close Up, artist Josephine Halvorson guides an undergraduate painting class in a group critique at Cooper Union in Manhattan.

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From the Editor

From the Editor

What does failure mean? Art21′s Digital Content Editor introduces the sophomore issue of the Art21 Magazine.

El Anatsui, "Earth’s Skin," 2007. Aluminum and copper wire, 177 x 394 in. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. Photograph by Joe Levack, courtesy of the Akron Art Museum.

On View Now

Transcendent Tapestries: El Anatsui at the Brooklyn Museum

On View Now

Transcendent Tapestries: El Anatsui at the Brooklyn Museum

Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui at the Brooklyn Museum marks the first solo exhibition in a New York museum of Anatsui’s art. Featuring over thirty works by …

Julie Mehretu, "Stadia III", 2004. Image: wikipaintings.org

Teaching with Contemporary Art

An Expanding Network

Teaching with Contemporary Art

An Expanding Network

Perhaps one of the most exciting things about our network of Art21 Educators so far has to do with those teachers who are building momentum and reaching out to other cohorts in order to collaborate. Over time, I can see this network of teachers not only influencing each others practice but also contributing to new national arts standards, helping others to understand the importance of contemporary art in the curriculum, and continuing to facilitate workshops at national and statewide conferences in order to spread the love.

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NYCU | Marela Zacarías’s Work Finds A Good Home

NYCU | Marela Zacarías’s Work Finds A Good Home

In a new “New York Close Up” film, artist Marela Zacarías moves a suite of sculptures from the Brooklyn Museum to different spaces in the borough.

Bob Adelman, “No Man Is An Island, Kelly Ingram Park, Birmingham, Alabama,” 1963. Gelatin silver print; printed later. 30 x 40 in. Edition of 15. Courtesy ??

Editor’s Picks: “1963” and “Time of Change”

Editor’s Picks: “1963” and “Time of Change”

Two exhibitions at Howard Greenberg Gallery “seem well timed, even mildly prophetic, given the demonstrations and court proceedings of the last few weeks.”

Artist Geo Wyeth performing at Kate Werble Gallery in January, 2012. Production stills from the series New York Close Up. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by John Marton.

Staff Pick

Staff Pick: Geo Wyeth

Staff Pick

Staff Pick: Geo Wyeth

Ever since Geo Wyeth‘s electrifying performance at New York’s Kate Werble Gallery, I’ve had his haunting song, “At The End We Listen,” on repeat. It’s so good that I’ve braved the G train twice to see him …

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NYCU | Eddie Martinez’s Risky Business

NYCU | Eddie Martinez’s Risky Business

In a new “New York Close Up” film, artist Eddie Martinez discusses the motivation to shift his paintings from Pop-like figurations to pared down abstractions.

Paul McCarthy, “White Snow, Bookends,” black walnut, 2013. Image: twi-ny/mdr

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Size Matters

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Size Matters

Teaching students about scale in a work of art is “a tricky thing for art educators.”

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Connecting Teachers and Artists: Year Five of Art21 Educators

Connecting Teachers and Artists: Year Five of Art21 Educators

Announcing twelve exceptional new teachers in the Art21 Educators program.

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Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

Of Consequence: Santiago Sierra’s “Veterans” at Team Gallery

Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

Of Consequence: Santiago Sierra’s “Veterans” at Team Gallery

Santiago Sierra’s third solo exhibition at Team Gallery, Veterans, displays nine photographs of war veterans standing in corners.

Richard Serra, "To Lift," 1967. Vulcanized rubber 36 x 80 x 60 inches. Courtesy David Zwirner Gallery. Photo by Peter Moore © 2013 Richard Serra/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

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Alchemy: Richard Serra’s Early Work

On View Now

Alchemy: Richard Serra’s Early Work

David Zwirner Gallery revisits early works by Art21-featured artist Richard Serra. Columnist Max Weintraub says this show is “not to be missed.”

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100 Artists | Paul Pfeiffer

100 Artists | Paul Pfeiffer

In conjunction with Art21′s “100 Artists” celebration, a report from Rhizome’s 2013 Seven on Seven Conference where Paul Pfeiffer presented a new collaborative project.

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Exclusive | Ann Hamilton: “the event of a thread”

Exclusive | Ann Hamilton: “the event of a thread”

Art21′s Associate Producer sheds light on the paper bags scattered throughout Ann Hamilton’s Park Avenue Armory installation “the event of a thread.”

Jon Kessler, "The Web" 2013 at Swiss Institute. Courtesy the artist and Métamatic Research Initiative, Amsterdam. Photo: Daniel Perez

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On View Now | Welcome to the Pleasure Dome: Jon Kessler’s “The Web”

On View Now

On View Now | Welcome to the Pleasure Dome: Jon Kessler’s “The Web”

“Kessler turns to contemporary visual culture, and specifically Apple Inc., to examine the impact of popular and commercial imagery and products on society’s desires…”

Zarina, "Dividing Line", 2001. Image: hyperallergic.com

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Zarina’s Paper Like Skin

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Zarina’s Paper Like Skin

If you teach about and with paper, don’t miss “Zarina: Paper Like Skin,” on view through April 21 at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

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.

Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | Let the Kids Ride

Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | Let the Kids Ride

Antonius Wiriadjaja draws connections between Chris Jordan’s clock tower installation in Queens, graduate school, and the Helsinki Bus Station Theory.

Liz Magic Laser, "The Digital Face": digital c-print. Image: lizmagiclaser.com

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Teaching with New York Close Up | Liz Magic Laser and David Brooks

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching with New York Close Up | Liz Magic Laser and David Brooks

Two recent New York Close Up films featuring artists Liz Magic Laser and David Brooks exemplify how the film series “can make strong interdisciplinary connections.”

Nan Goldin, "Gilles and Gotscha, Paris," 1992-93. Cibachrome print. Courtesy the artist and Matthew Marks Gallery, New York/Los Angeles.

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On View Now | Time Warp: “NYC 1993″ at the New Museum

On View Now

On View Now | Time Warp: “NYC 1993″ at the New Museum

Some works “seem as powerful and provocative today as they were twenty years ago,” writes Max Weintraub in our second review of “NYC 1993.”

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Time is Running Out: Join Us for Art21 Educators

Time is Running Out: Join Us for Art21 Educators

One last reminder: there are less than two weeks left to apply for year five of Art21 Educators.

Martin Puryear, "Ladder for Booker T. Washington," 1996, collection of the artist

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Art21 Educators: Success Stories

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Art21 Educators: Success Stories

Over the past four years there have been many success stories from a what-still-feels-like-new Art21 Educators program. And while the experiences within and beyond Art21 Educators vary wildly from teacher to teacher, some of the educators we have worked with- in a range of disciplines and not just art- have provided us with specific comments and reflective narratives that often make smiles touch the back of our heads.

Wolfgang Tillmans. Moby Lying, 1993. Inkjet print. Courtesy the artist and Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York

Alchemy of Inspiration

Alchemy of Inspiration I Sex, Skater Kids, and Gap Plaid: NYC in 1993

Alchemy of Inspiration

Alchemy of Inspiration I Sex, Skater Kids, and Gap Plaid: NYC in 1993

Jessica Lott reviews the “richly compelling, cohesive, and yet evasive” exhibition “NYC 1993,” now on view at the New Museum.

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New Kids on the Block

New Kids on the Block | Angela Dufresne: Self-Confessed Storyteller, Punk, Image Maker, and Feminist

New Kids on the Block

New Kids on the Block | Angela Dufresne: Self-Confessed Storyteller, Punk, Image Maker, and Feminist

Jacquelyn Gleisner speaks with artist Angela Dufresne whose “landscapes are murky” and portraits are “brooding.”

Installation of El Anatsui’s “Broken Bridge II” (2012) above the High Line in New York City. Production still from the series Exclusive. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Ian Forster.

Exclusive | El Anatsui: “Broken Bridge II”

Exclusive | El Anatsui: “Broken Bridge II”

A new Exclusive episode featuring El Anastui’s largest installation to date, on view along the High Line in New York City.

Cyprien Gaillard, "Desniansky Raion," 2007. Video with sound, 30:00 min. @ Cyprien Gaillard. Courtesy Bugada & Cargnel, Paris.

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On View Now | Cyprien Gaillard: Video in an Age of Doubt

On View Now

On View Now | Cyprien Gaillard: Video in an Age of Doubt

Max Weintraub reviews “Cyprien Gaillard: The Crystal World,” now on view at MoMA PS1.

Manhattan Graphics Center offers facilities for intaglio, lithography, screenprinting and a darkroom.

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | A Community of Printmakers at Manhattan Graphics Center

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | A Community of Printmakers at Manhattan Graphics Center

Guest writing for Ink, Nicole Simpson walks us through the Manhattan Graphics Center, an artist-run space established in 1986.

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Join Us for Year Five of Art21 Educators

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Join Us for Year Five of Art21 Educators

Are you a teacher interested in learning more about utilizing contemporary art in your classroom? Does spending a week in New York City this summer collaborating with other educators and …

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Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | The World Is Not Flat

Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | The World Is Not Flat

Open Enrollment’s Erin Sweeny writes eloquently about physical motion in the lives of young artists and the “emotional gravity wrapped up in movement.”

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 …

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New Kids on the Block

New Kids on the Block | Nyssa Frank of The Living Gallery

New Kids on the Block

New Kids on the Block | Nyssa Frank of The Living Gallery

Columnist Jacquelyn Gleisner Google chats with Nyssa Frank, owner of The Living Gallery, an alternative art space and community outreach venue in Brooklyn.

Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | No Rest for the Teaching Artist

Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | No Rest for the Teaching Artist

Antonius Wiriadjaja on helping two artists prepare for their upcoming shows in New York City.

A scene from My Name is Asher Lev with Ari Brand and Mark Nelson. Image: broadway.com

Teaching with Contemporary Art

When Works of Literature Make The Leap

Teaching with Contemporary Art

When Works of Literature Make The Leap

Contemporary artists and performers offer pathways into literature for the hard-to-inspire. Artists such as Glenn Ligon, Jenny Holzer, and even performances like the off-Broadway production of My Name is Asher Lev offer students ways to get inspired and involved with literature from different starting points.

Christian Marclay. Video still from "The Clock," 2010. Single-channel video with sound, 24 hours. © Christian Marclay. Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery, New York.

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On View Now | Christian Marclay’s “The Clock”

On View Now

On View Now | Christian Marclay’s “The Clock”

Columnist Max Weintraub reviews Christian Marclay’s “The Clock” (2010), calling it a “tour de force of contemporary art” and “a cinematic wonder.”

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teachable Moments in 2012

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teachable Moments in 2012

Before we continue talking about last week’s “Speak About What’s Unspeakable,” I thought it might be good idea to end the year on a constructive note by looking back at some of the most teachable moments- events, exhibits, chance happenings and other opportunities – that made for uncanny entry points in the classroom…

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Gastro-Vision | The Best in Food-Art 2012

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision | The Best in Food-Art 2012

Writers Megan Fizzel and Andrew Russeth join Nicole Caruth for a look at the year’s best food-art projects.