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No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | Happy (Belated) Birthday, Tony Smith!

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | Happy (Belated) Birthday, Tony Smith!

You can help document the work of sculptor Tony Smith and get a limited-edition t-shirt, too! Columnist Richard McCoy has the details.

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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.

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“William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible” Wins A Peabody!

“William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible” Wins A Peabody!

Art21 is honored to be among the recipients of the 70th Annual Peabody Awards—the premiere international prize in electronic media—for its film, William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible. The Peabody board …

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Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment: Something to Talk About

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment: Something to Talk About

There’s nothing quite like the graduate critique seminar – a visit to a classmate’s studio where ten to fifteen artists are hopefully hopped up on enough caffeine that they’ll engage …

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Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment: And the Nominations Are In…

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment: And the Nominations Are In…

Yesterday morning, the announcement of the Golden Globe nominations kick started the award season for excellence in television and movies. A variety of awards have already been given out this …

Susan Philipsz. Photograph: Karen Robinson for the Observer

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Letter from London: Turner Blind Eye

Letter from London

Letter from London: Turner Blind Eye

The Otolith Group ought to win this year’s Turner Prize, if their installation at Tate Britain is anything to go by, which it isn’t. Tate Britain’s press department must really …

Production still from the film William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible. © Art21, Inc., 2010.

Win Tickets to Attend the New York City Premiere of Art21′s New Film at the MoMA

Win Tickets to Attend the New York City Premiere of Art21′s New Film at the MoMA

The PBS broadcast premiere of Art21′s latest film, William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible, is just over a week away, and we want you to join us in celebrating. Art21 is …

Waldemar Smirnov of the Fraunhofer Institut Angewandte Festkörperphysik, Germany, “Squaring the Circle,” 1st place winner of Materials Research Society “Science as Art” competition, fall 2009. Image courtesy of MRS. Crystalline diamond grain anisotropically etched by spheres of molten nickel.

The Nature of Art: On Closer Inspection

The Nature of Art: On Closer Inspection

Popular opinion concerning the relationship between technology and the environment is of great interest to me; my own graduate research focused on its treatment in mid-century American children’s book illustration. …

ArtPrize 2009, Grand Rapids, MI. Photo courtesy of Brian Kelly.

ArtPrize: Reflecting On and Refining an Open Art Competition

ArtPrize: Reflecting On and Refining an Open Art Competition

Last August, I wrote a post on this blog called ArtPrize: An Experiment in Decentralized Curation and Competition. At that time, the team I work with was a month away …

The stage at Culture Wars, March 24, 2010. Photo by Katherine Payne.

This ain’t no party, this ain’t no disco…this is Culture Wars

This ain’t no party, this ain’t no disco…this is Culture Wars

Art21 hosted the second installment of Culture Wars: A Night of Trivia with Art21 this past Wednesday, March 24. We were shocked to see over 120 participants gathered at the …

Doris Salcedo. Left: "Untitled," 1998. Wood, concrete and metal, 74 x 44 x 21 1/2 inches. Collection of Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo. Photo: David Heald. Right: "Shibboleth," detail, 2007. Installation at Turbine Hall; Tate Modern, London Concrete and metal, 548 feet long. Photo: Tate Photography, London. Courtesy of the Artist and Alexander & Bonin, New York.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Melancholy photographs, bronze truisms, museum interventions, a giant battleship, and more in today’s roundup: Tonight at 6pm, Season 5 artist Doris Salcedo will speak at the Americas Society in New …

Culture Wars: A Night of Trivia with Art21, March 24, 2010

Culture Wars Returns This Wednesday

Culture Wars Returns This Wednesday

After a well-attended pilot event in January—with over 80 participants spread across 18 teams and music provided by Mary Heilmann—Art21 is returning to host a second installment of Culture Wars: …

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The Dust Settles After the First Culture Wars

The Dust Settles After the First Culture Wars

On January 28, Art21 and 92YTribeca piloted a program called Culture Wars: A Night of Trivia with Art21. The night began with a music play list created by artist Mary …

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Join Us for Culture Wars!

Join Us for Culture Wars!

For those of you who will be in the New York metropolitan area this Thursday, we invite you to participate in a NEW trivia event inspired by contemporary art and …

Shirazeh Houshiary's 1993 Tate Christmas Tree

Letter from London

Letter from London: Scrooged

Letter from London

Letter from London: Scrooged

Tate Britain has just unveiled its 22nd annual Christmas Tree, designed, as usual, by a contemporary British artist. The Christmas Tree tradition at the Tate started in 1988 with Bill …

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

….and the Not-So-Powerful, Part 2

Teaching with Contemporary Art

….and the Not-So-Powerful, Part 2

This week I want to continue sharing a few stories in the Not-So-Powerful series about units that didn’t go well and the things that happened as a result… Years ago …

Bruce Nauman, "One Hundred Live and Die", 1984. Neon tubing mounted on four metal monoliths. Collection of Fukake Publishing Co., Ltd., Naoshima Contemporary Art Museum, Kagawa, Japan Courtesy Sperone Westwater, New York, © Bruce Nauman/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Bruce Nauman (Season 1) has won the Golden Lion award for Best National Participation at the 2009 Venice Biennale. Visit the Daily Best Media Gallery to see images of his …

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 …

Roger Hiorns, "Seizure" (2008)

Letter from London

Letter from London: Turner Round, Bright Eyes!

Letter from London

Letter from London: Turner Round, Bright Eyes!

I don’t know: maybe there will be a time when the announcement of the Turner Prize nominees won’t be greeted with a tiresome trotting-out of hoary old journalistic cliches (yes, …

Sullivan and Walker Awarded USA Fellowship

Sullivan and Walker Awarded USA Fellowship

United States Artists (USA) is a grant-making organization dedicated to supporting America’s living artists working in a diverse array of disciplines. Catherine Sullivan (Season 4) and Kara Walker (Season 2) have …

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Shahzia Sikander Awarded Creative Arts Fellowship

Shahzia Sikander Awarded Creative Arts Fellowship

The Rockefeller Foundation earlier this week held a ceremony at the Langham Hotel in London to honor the 2008 recipients for its inaugural Bellagio Center Creative Arts Fellowship. The three …

Florian Holzherr, "JamesTurrell". Courtesy the artist and RIBA.

James Turrell Awarded RIBA Honorary Fellowship

James Turrell Awarded RIBA Honorary Fellowship

The Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA) Council, which each year awards Honary Fellowships to individuals who have contributed to architecture in the broadest sense, has named this season’s recipients. …

Cai Guo-Qiang , The Earth Has Its Black Hole Too (1994). COurtesy the artist.

Cai Guo-Qiang Awarded 7th Hiroshima Art Prize

Cai Guo-Qiang Awarded 7th Hiroshima Art Prize

Cai Guo-Qiang (Season 3) has been awarded the 7th Hiroshima Art Prize, which comes with a solo exhibition at the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art. Opening October 25th, the …

NY Magazine cover. 2008. Courtesy NY Magazine.

FLAG, Ruscha, Kruger, Brain

FLAG, Ruscha, Kruger, Brain

The FLAG Art Foundation last week opened the exhibition WALL ROCKETS: Contemporary Artists and Ed Ruscha, curated by Lisa Dennison. The title of the exhibition refers to a painting made …

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Mark Dion Wins 2008 Lucelia Award

Mark Dion Wins 2008 Lucelia Award

  Mark Dion is the 2008 winner of the Smithsonian American Art Museum‘s prestigious Lucelia Artist Award. Given to an artist under fifty who has shown distinguished vision and achieved …

Artist Ann Hamilton is seen at work in this handout photo taken on May 9, 2008. Photographer: Sidney B. Felsen/Heinz Foundation via Bloomberg News.

Ann Hamilton Wins Heinz Prize

Ann Hamilton Wins Heinz Prize

Artforum.com and Bloomberg.com recently reported that Ann Hamilton (Season 1) is among the winners of the Heinz Family Foundation’s 2008 Human Achievement Awards. The Heinz Awards honors those who have distinguished themselves in …

Andrea Zittel, "A-Z Management and Maintenance Unit Model 003," 1992. Steel, wood, carpet, plastic sink, stove top, mirror. ©Andrea Zittel, Image courtesy of the Andrea Rosen Gallery, NY

2008 Lucelia Artist Award Nominees Announced

2008 Lucelia Artist Award Nominees Announced

The Smithsonian American Art Museum recently announced the nominees for their annual 2008 Lucelia Artist Award. The nominees are: Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla, Mark Dion (both Season 4), Trenton …

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Vija Celmins Wins the Roswitha Haftmann Prize

Vija Celmins Wins the Roswitha Haftmann Prize

Art21 artist Vija Celmins (Season 2) is the third woman to receive the Roswitha Haftmann Prize, first awarded in 2001. This prize is hailed as the most valuable award in …

Kara Walker, "Installation View." 2007. Courtesy Smithsoniam American Art Museum.

Last Call for Lucelia Award Exhibition

Last Call for Lucelia Award Exhibition

Last chance to see Celebrating the Lucelia Artist Award, 2001-2006 before it closes June 22nd. Installed at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the exhibition features works by each of the …

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Day 6 – Art21 Online Fundraising Drive

Day 6 – Art21 Online Fundraising Drive

As I write, Art21′s founder and executive director, Susan Sollins, is attending the 37th Annual George Foster Peabody Award ceremony to accept the award being given to the Protest episode …

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, "Art in the Twenty-First Century," production still, 2007.

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle wins Richard H. Driehaus Foundation award

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle wins Richard H. Driehaus Foundation award

Art21 artist Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle (Season 4) is the winner of a 2008 individual artist award granted by the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation. This award recognizes artists living in the Chicago …

Sharon Styer, "Maya Lin at the Museum of Glass." No date. COurtesy the artist and Museum of Glass.

Maya Lin Awarded Van Alen Prize

Maya Lin Awarded Van Alen Prize

Van Alen Institute announced yesterday that Maya Lin (Season 2) has been awarded the New York Prize Senior Fellowship.  Appointed Senior Fellows are accomplished thinkers, artists and practitioners who have …

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Turner: New Leaf?

Turner: New Leaf?

The announcement of the shortlist for this year’s Turner Prize has coincided neatly with a short-lived heatwave in the UK that sent Londoners leaping out of their winter clothes to …

Alec Soth, Untitled 02, Bogotá, Chromogenic Color Print, 2002. Courtesy the artist.

Berliner Salon: The Deutsche Börse Photography Prize and Alec Soth

Berliner Salon: The Deutsche Börse Photography Prize and Alec Soth

Disclaimer: the following post is biased, self-indulgent, anecdotal and probably too long for a blog. Yesterday I had the delight of seeing one of my all time favorite people for …


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Vija Celmins, "Untitled #10," 1994-95, charcoal on paper. Courtesy the artist and Hammer Museum.

Carnegie Prize Goes to Vija Celmins

Carnegie Prize Goes to Vija Celmins

Vija Celmins (Season 2) has been awarded the Carnegie Prize for her work Night Sky in the Carnegie International’s Life on Mars exhibition.  In addition to a monetary award of …


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Rafael Sanchez, Caliénte/Frio, 2007

Applebroog Award to Rafael Sanchez

Applebroog Award to Rafael Sanchez

As reported on Artnet, performance artist Rafael Sanchez has won the $10,000 Ida Applebroog (Season 3) Award at Exit Art in New York, established to nurture outstanding artists at critical …