Tag Archives: Rackstraw Downes

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“Exclusive” Curated (Part 3 of 3)

“Exclusive” Curated (Part 3 of 3)

A look back at Lynda Benglis, Ai Weiwei, Margaret Kilgallen, and other Art21 artists in this third Exclusive playlist.

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“Exclusive” Curated (Part 1 of 3)

“Exclusive” Curated (Part 1 of 3)

In this first part of a three-part series, art world colleagues and friends share their favorite Exclusive episodes to date.

Mansai Nomura + Hiroshi Sugimoto. "SANBASO, Divine Dance," 2013. Courtesy Japan Society and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week, Hiroshi Sugimoto presents film and performance, Carrie Mae Weems explores feminism’s evolution, James Turrell kicks off a series of exhibitions, and much more.

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Exclusive | Rackstraw Downes: Some Painters

Exclusive | Rackstraw Downes: Some Painters

Watch Art21’s latest Exclusive video, where Rackstraw Downes describes why he views the work of some long-deceased painters to be relevant to his own contemporary practice.

Photo by Dana Swann, Nyack High School, New York.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Exploding a Theme

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Exploding a Theme

This week began with one of my advanced classes looking into the paintings of season 6 artist, Rackstraw Downes. As students start up a thematic series of their own work I wanted to see if we could “explode a theme” and “frame” Downes’ paintings in three different ways- as a topic, a theme, and as a question.

Sarah Sze, "Second Means of Egress (Orange)", 2004. Courtesy the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Kickstarters, Part 1

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Kickstarters, Part 1

In each of our new season 6 episodes, not to mention throughout the entire Art21 series, there are superb quotes to share with students, colleagues and friends as kickstarters for …

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Test Driving the New Season 6 Educators’ Guide

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Test Driving the New Season 6 Educators’ Guide

The new Season 6 educators’ guide is now available as a quick and easy downloadable PDF. As we celebrate the broadcast of our new season, I thought this week might be a good time to highlight some of what the new guide has to offer educators interested in teaching with contemporary art.

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Announcing Season Six of “Art in the Twenty-First Century”

Announcing Season Six of “Art in the Twenty-First Century”

The Peabody Award-winning television series, “Art in the Twenty-First Century,” returns to PBS in April for a sixth season.