Tag Archives: Photography

PProduction still from the ART21 New York Close Up film Mariah Robertson’s Chemical Reactions. © ART21, Inc. 2014.

Mariah Robertson’s Chemical Reactions

Mariah Robertson’s Chemical Reactions

In a new ART21 New York Close Up film, artist Mariah Roberston experiments with photographic chemistry in her Brooklyn darkroom, leading to a striking series of colorful cameraless abstractions.

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Season 7 Preview: Graciela Iturbide

Season 7 Preview: Graciela Iturbide

In this preview from the ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 7, Graciela Iturbide describes her approach to photography, as illustrated by her series Frida’s Bathroom.

Virginia Franklin Carter. Production still from the series ART21 Exclusive. © ART21, Inc. 2014. Courtesy Sally Mann.

Sally Mann and The Two Virginias

Sally Mann and The Two Virginias

Photographer Sally Mann reflects on the life of Virginia Franklin Carter (1894–1994), the African American woman who helped raise the artist and her two brothers.

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Gabriel Orozco Critiques Crits

Gabriel Orozco Critiques Crits

In today’s Exclusive, artist Gabriel Orozco conducts what he calls a “Mirror Crit,” during which he presents a student’s artwork as if it is his own.

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Becoming South Sudan

Becoming South Sudan

In her second slideshow, Art21 writer-in-residence Alinka Echeverría shares her photographs from South Sudan.

Florian Maier-Aichen takes photographs in Stralsund, Germany, 2008. Production still from the Art in the Twenty-First Century"Season 5 episode, Fantasy, 2009. © Art21, Inc. 2009.

Flashback

Florian Maier-Aichen: Built-in Mistakes

Flashback

Florian Maier-Aichen: Built-in Mistakes

In a new previously unpublished interview Florian Maier-Aichen discusses his beginnings as an artist, the evolution of his hybrid practice, and more.

The Dowling Theatre, 1963, courtesy of Ray M. Boriski. Auditorium of the Dowling Theatre, c. 1960, courtesy of Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library, MSS 210. The Dowling Theatre, c. 2007. Courtesy arch-ive.org

Shifting Perceptions of Houston’s Third Ward

Shifting Perceptions of Houston’s Third Ward

Writer-in-Residence Sally Frater explores Unity Foto Bank, an online project and site-specific installation in Houston, Texas.

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NYCU | Daniel Gordon Gets Physical

NYCU | Daniel Gordon Gets Physical

In a new “New York Close Up” film, artist Daniel Gordon is shown in his DUMBO studio photographing paper collages constructed from found images downloaded from the Web.

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NYCU | Mary Mattingly Owns Up

NYCU | Mary Mattingly Owns Up

In a new “New York Close Up” film, artist Mary Mattingly transforms personal belongings into sculptural forms that she later incorporates into photographs and performative actions.

Aperture's new Spring 2013 cover. Photo (detail) by Christopher Williams. Image: Aperture.org

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Aperture Makes a Great Magazine Even Better

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Aperture Makes a Great Magazine Even Better

Aperture has re-envisioned what was already a high quality magazine and made some beautiful and exciting changes.

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

On View Now

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.”

Jeremy Bolen. "CERN" 2013

Center Field: Art in the Middle

Center Field | The Stage of Scientific Reproduction: An Interview with Jeremy Bolen

Center Field: Art in the Middle

Center Field | The Stage of Scientific Reproduction: An Interview with Jeremy Bolen

Columnist Caroline Picard speaks with Jeremy Bolen about his photographic investigations of phenomena invisible to the human eye.

Penelope Umbrico, "Universal Remotes (eBay)," 2008. C-prints, dimensions variable.

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

Preserving Digital Art: A Case Study

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

Preserving Digital Art: A Case Study

What is involved in caring for time-based artworks? Columnist Richard McCoy convenes a group of experts to discuss.

Christopher Meerdo. "Keflavik, Iceland," 2012. Archival inkjet print. Courtesy the artist.

Christopher Meerdo Experiences the Icelandic Landscape Through the Body of a Decomposing Sperm Whale

Christopher Meerdo Experiences the Icelandic Landscape Through the Body of a Decomposing Sperm Whale

How did a three-month residency in Iceland and a dead whale change the work of Chicago–based artist Christopher Meerdo? Art21’s blogger-in-residence has the story.

Still from Jim Shaw's The Whole (2009). Courtesy MOCAtv and the artist.

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | What Have Bangs Got to Do with It?

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | What Have Bangs Got to Do with It?

All the talk about Michelle Obama’s new haircut inspires Catherine Wagely to look at bangs in art.

Heather Rasmussen. "Untitled (Block City)." Hi-res digital photo. 2005. Photo courtesy of Heather Rasmussen.

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Heather Rasmussen: Cataclysmic Collections

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Heather Rasmussen: Cataclysmic Collections

Columnist Danielle McCullough writes about the work of Los Angeles-based artist Heather Rasmussen and her ongoing interest in catastrophe.

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

More Moments, More Dialogue

Teaching with Contemporary Art

More Moments, More Dialogue

This week I want to follow up on the two most recent posts, Speak About What’s Unspeakable and Teachable Moments in 2012, because there are some loose ends to attend to.

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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.

Katsutoshi Yuasa. Pseudo Mythology #3, 2011. Oil-based woodcut with pigment on Shin Torinoko paper. 95 ½  x 192 inches. Edition of 2, printed and published by the artist.  Image courtesy of the artist and TAG Fine Arts, New York and London.

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | On Perception: Katsutoshi Yuasa’s Woodcuts

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | On Perception: Katsutoshi Yuasa’s Woodcuts

Sarah Kirk Hanley looks at the woodcuts of Katsutoshi Yuasa, whose first solo exhibition in the US is at the ISE Cultural Foundation in New York, through January 4th.

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U.S. Department of State Honors Five Art21 Featured Artists with the Inaugural Medal of Arts

U.S. Department of State Honors Five Art21 Featured Artists with the Inaugural Medal of Arts

Art21 featured artists Cai Guo-Qiang, Jeff Koons, Shahzia Sikander, Kiki Smith, and Carrie Mae Weems are awarded the first-ever Medal of Arts from the U.S. Department of State.

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.

Installation view, Visual Conversations at the Fisher Landau Center for Art.

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Getting Set for Visual Conversations

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Getting Set for Visual Conversations

If you haven’t visited already, the Fisher Landau Center for Art is a wonderful oasis to add to the list of places you can see exciting work in Long Island City. This week, I am taking one of my classes to visit the current show, Visual Conversations. Through the visit I am interested in encouraging my students to draw relationships between works of art and to think about how context affects how we perceive what we see.

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.

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Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | Alternatives in a Dark Room

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | Alternatives in a Dark Room

Jenn Pascoe explores alternative photographic processes and remembers what she loves about working in the darkroom.

Laura London, Once Upon A Time..., Garage Text, 2012, Color Photograph on Vinyl Stretched on Aluminum Strainers. Copyright Laura London.

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | When Rock Star Fantasies Go Too Far

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | When Rock Star Fantasies Go Too Far

Catherine Wagley looks at several LA shows that occupy the slippery space between truth and reality.

Andy Warhol's window display at Bonwit Teller department store, 1961

On View Now

On View Now | Andy Warhol and the Anxiety of Effluence

On View Now

On View Now | Andy Warhol and the Anxiety of Effluence

Max Weintraub reviews the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibition “Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years,” which aims to account for Warhol’s influence on other artists.

Production still from the Art21 Exclusive video "Catherine Opie: Cleveland Clinic"

Exclusive | Catherine Opie: Cleveland Clinic

Exclusive | Catherine Opie: Cleveland Clinic

Catherine Opie describes her intentions behind the permanent installation “Somewhere in the Middle” (2011) at Hillcrest Hospital, a branch of Cleveland Clinic, in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

Hiroshi Sugimoto, “Elizabeth II,” 1999. Gelatin silver print, 58 3/4 x 47 in. (149.2 x 119.4 cm). © Hiroshi Sugimoto, courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, and Pace Gallery, New York

On View Now

On View Now | The New Normal: Photographs from the Traina Collection

On View Now

On View Now | The New Normal: Photographs from the Traina Collection

Max Weintraub reviews “Real to Real: Photographs from the Traina Collection” at the de Young Museum in San Francisco.

Sandy Skoglund, Cats in Paris, 1990. Image: flatrock.org.nz

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Ideas With Legs

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Ideas With Legs

Because I so love questions and quotes, and use them in my own teaching to get students thinking about process, predetermined notions about contemporary art and even prejudices, this week I wanted to offer three dynamite thoughts to get students thinking out of the gate…

Rineke Dijkstra, "Kolobrzeg, Poland, July 26, 1992". Source: Guggenheim.org. Courtesy the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York and Paris. © Rineke Dijkstra

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Kids on the Beach?

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Kids on the Beach?

There are times when you just have to sit for a while in order to experience a show… and sometimes you get lucky and there are also benches in the picture. I got lucky on steamy summer day and both elements came together for a recent visit to Rineke Dijkstra’s retrospective at the Guggenheim, on view through October 8th.

Rineke Dijkstra, "Kolobrzeg, Poland, July 26, 1992." Chromogenic print, 117 x 94 cm. Courtesy the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York and Paris © Rineke Dijkstra

On View Now

On View Now | Arresting Development: Rineke Dijkstra’s Retrospective Exhibition

On View Now

On View Now | Arresting Development: Rineke Dijkstra’s Retrospective Exhibition

Max Weintraub reviews the Rineke Dijkstra retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

Michael von Graffenried, "Riot Police," 2007. Photographic c-print on dibond, 112.5 x 49 inches. © Michael von Graffenried, courtesy Parker's Box Gallery, Brooklyn.

On View Now

On View Now | Going Inside Cairo: The Photography of Michael von Graffenried

On View Now

On View Now | Going Inside Cairo: The Photography of Michael von Graffenried

Max Weintraub reviews Michael von Graffenried’s “Inside Cairo,” a photographic series focusing on the quotidian activities and daily rituals in Egypt’s capital city.

Thomas Demand, "Control Room," 2011.  Diasec-mounted C-print, 78 3/4 by 118 inches.  © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn/Artists Rights Society, New York, courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

On View Now

On View Now | Thomas Demand’s Photographic Memory

On View Now

On View Now | Thomas Demand’s Photographic Memory

Max Weintraub reviews an exhibition of Thomas Demand’s new photographs at Matthew Marks Gallery in New York.

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Viewer Q&A: Responses from Catherine Opie, El Anatsui, and Marina Abramović

Viewer Q&A: Responses from Catherine Opie, El Anatsui, and Marina Abramović

Artists Catherine Opie, El Anatsui, and Marina Abramović respond to questions submitted through a special Season 6 viewer Q&A.

Richard Long, "A LIne Made By Walking", 1967. Image: nationalgalleries.org

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Long Walk

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Long Walk

I see Richard Long’s “A Line Made By Walking” as a metaphor for teaching. He makes visible his process, which is quietly relentless. He creates order through a meditative act. He provides focus. He makes us see something quite simple in a completely new way.

Eve Babitz and Marcel Duchamp playing chess at the Pasadena Art Museum, October 18, 1963. Photo by Julian Wasser.

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | In Search of Eve Babitz

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | In Search of Eve Babitz

Eve Babitz is more than just the nude woman famously photographed playing chess with Duchamp; she is an influential writer whose books are now much-coveted items.