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Access 100 Artists: Get Involved!

Access 100 Artists: Get Involved!

Art21’s Director of Education, Rosanna Flouty, sends out a call to action. Get involved with our latest initiative, Access 100 Artists, and host a screening!

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Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio | Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio | Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy

The Curator of Contemporary Art at Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC) talks about the state of contemporary Latin American Art and the role of art institutions today.

Jenny Marketou at her studio in Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio | Jenny Marketou

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio | Jenny Marketou

  Jenny Marketou was born and raised in Athens, Greece and educated in the United States. She lives and works in New York. Marketou earned a BFA from the Corcoran School …

Daniela Ortiz, "N-T," photograph and text, dimensions variable, 2009. Courtesy of the artist.

Between Barcelona’s Soft Shoulders and Its Hard Underbelly: A Conversation with Daniela Ortiz

Between Barcelona’s Soft Shoulders and Its Hard Underbelly: A Conversation with Daniela Ortiz

Several months ago, even before I set my foot on Catalan ground, I was captivated by a seemingly modest photograph: a chocolate candy in a golden wrapper set on a …

Bill O’Leary for the Washington Post, protest on the steps of the National Portrait Gallery, December 2010. Courtesy of the Washington Post.

Visibility, Potency and Meaning: Making Sense of Art at the Crosshairs

Visibility, Potency and Meaning: Making Sense of Art at the Crosshairs

Since I made my first appearance on the Art21 blog about six weeks ago, commenting on the now-infamous censoring of David Wojnarowicz’s video A Fire in My Belly at the …

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New guest blogger: Dorota Biczel

New guest blogger: Dorota Biczel

Thanks to Caroline Picard for a record number of fabulous interviews. Follow her work back on her site, Lantern Projects. Up next is Dorota Biczel. Dorota Biczel is a Polish-born …

"Philip IV" and "Mariana of Austria" shoot the breeze in the Prado

Letter from London

Letter from London: Masterpiece Theatre

Letter from London

Letter from London: Masterpiece Theatre

On a single day this week I saw a clutch of paintings that would, by most reckonings, be referred to as “masterpieces”: Velazquez’ Las Meninas (1656), Goya’s Third of May …

Louise Bourgeois, "Crouching Spider", 2003. Steel, 106 1/2 x 329 x 24 inches. Courtesy Cheim & Read, Hauser & Wirth, and Galerie Karsten Greve. Photo: Christopher Burke. via Art Daily.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

A tribute to a great artist, a series of German faces, a big film of tiny things, some drawing restraint, and a bunch more in this week’s roundup: The Emilio …

Eva and Franco Mattes aka 0100101110101101.org with their avatars in Plymouth, UK. Photo by Marco Anelli.

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Life After Death: An Interview with Eva and Franco Mattes

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Life After Death: An Interview with Eva and Franco Mattes

The Italian “artist-provocateurs” Eva and Franco Mattes, aka 0100101110101101.org, are no strangers to this site. Our very first guest bloggers back in 2008, when they blogged about their Influencers festival …

"Portrait of a Curator (In Memory of Beryl Wright)", 2009. Acrylic on pvc. Collection of Penny Pritzker and Bryan Traubert.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

An ancient proposition, a group of Modern women, life-restoring elixir, and more in this week’s roundup: Vancouver Art Gallery has organized Canada’s first solo exhibition of works by Season 1 …

Edgar Cleijne and Ellen Gallagher, "Better Dimension (detail)", 2010. Ink and tape on glass slide from an installation of silkscreened wood panels, four Hasselblad slide projectors, one 16 mm eiki projector, resin and steel projection screen, 106 × 252 × 268 in. (270 × 640 × 680 cm). Collection of the artist; courtesy Gagosian Gallery, New York.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Biennials, cremated canvases, German faces, cashmere sportswear, sculptural tour de force, fashionable shoes, and an iPhone app comprise this week’s roundup: 2010: Whitney Biennial will open at the Whitney Museum …

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 …

2009 Installation of Jenny Holzer's work, Untitled.

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

Examining the Lives of Jenny Holzer’s Works/Words: A Discussion with SAAM Conservator Hugh Shockey

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

Examining the Lives of Jenny Holzer’s Works/Words: A Discussion with SAAM Conservator Hugh Shockey

Art conservator Richard McCoy discusses the IMA’s 1983 Jenny Holzer sculpture, “Untitled,” and interviews SAAM conservator Hugh Shockey about “For SAAM.”

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 …

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, …

Alfredo Jaar, "The Sound of Silence", 2006. Installation with wood, aluminum, fluorescent lights, strobe lights and video projection. Duration of projection: 8 minutes. Software design by Ravi Rajan. Installation view at Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts Lausanne, Switzerland, 2007.

This Week’s Roundup

This Week’s Roundup

What’s happening now: The Sound of Silence, an exhibition of works by Alfredo Jaar (Season 4), is on view at Galerie Lelong in New York through May 2. Visitors are invited …

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Matthew Ritchie | Architect Benjamin Aranda

Matthew Ritchie | Architect Benjamin Aranda

EXCLUSIVE: Architect Benjamin Aranda, of Aranda/Lasch, discusses his contribution to artist Matthew Ritchie’s anti-pavillion project The Morning Line (2008), produced in collaboration with engineer-architect Daniel Bosia & Arup AGU, and …

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Matthew Ritchie | “The Morning Line”

Matthew Ritchie | “The Morning Line”

EXCLUSIVE: Matthew Ritchie discusses his upcoming exhibition The Morning Line (2008) in his New York studio, with animated architectural schematics of the installation. The Morning Line will be on view …


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Multipart installation consisting of Snake Eyes, oil and marker on canvas, 251.5 x 335.3 cm; The Hierarchy Problem, acrylic on wall, 426.7 x 3657.6 cm; The Two Way Joint, photographic print on Duratrans mounted on lenticular acrylic panels, aluminum frame

Matthew Ritchie at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Matthew Ritchie at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Season 3 artist Matthew Ritchie’s The Hierarchy Problem (2003) and The Fine Constant (2003) are on view at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao as part of Installations: Selections from the Guggenheim …

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The Influencers: Trevor Paglen

The Influencers: Trevor Paglen

From The Influencers festival, our last guest is Trevor Paglen. In a review in the New York Times, Trevor Paglen was defined as ‚Äúa geographer by training, a conspiracy theorist …

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The Influencers: monochrom

The Influencers: monochrom

From The Influencers festival, today’s guest is monochrom. monochrom is a worldwide operating collective dealing with technology, art, context hacking and philosophy and was founded in 1993. So to sum …

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The Influencers: Laibach

The Influencers: Laibach

From The Influencers festival, today’s guest is Laibach. Beginning in 1980 as artists, experimental musicians and social agitators, Laibach has been censored since its first public performance. In 1984, Laibach …

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The Influencers: Brody Condon

The Influencers: Brody Condon

From The Influencers festival, today’s guest is Brody Condon. Brody Condon is a pioneer in the use of video games as a starting point for the creation of sculptures, performances, …

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The Influencers: Santi Cirugeda

The Influencers: Santi Cirugeda

From The Influencers festival, today’s guest is Santi Cirugeda. The atypical and utopian works of Santiago Cirugeda may be described as procedures for singling out empty areas in urban space …

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The Influencers: Alterazioni Video

The Influencers: Alterazioni Video

From The Influencers festival today’s guest is Alterazioni Video. Alterazioni Video was founded in 2004 as a commercial multimedia production company with the explicit aim of ensuring that the necessary …

Alan Abel, "Abel Raises Cain", 1968, Courtesy G. Stanley Wayne

The Influencers: Alan Abel

The Influencers: Alan Abel

From The Influencers festival, today’s guest is Alan Abel. A writer, filmmaker, and actor, Abel is mostly known for being one of the fathers of media falsification, having professionally tricked …

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The Influencers Festival in Barcelona

The Influencers Festival in Barcelona

Eva and Franco Mattes aka 0100101110101101.ORG and Bani present:THE INFLUENCERSFestival of media action and radical entertainment ————————————————– *February 28-29-1 March 2008* Center of Contemporary Culture Barcelona ————————————————– with ALAN ABEL, …

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A decade of Roni Horn in Spain

A decade of Roni Horn in Spain

This Friday, the CAC M√°laga (Centro de Arte Contempor√°neo de M√°laga) (Spain) opens Roni Horn, an exhibition of work that the Season 3 featured artist created over the last ten …

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Laurie Simmons showcasing in Madrid

Laurie Simmons showcasing in Madrid

Laurie Simmons is currently exhibiting her recent photographs from the series The Boxes (Ardis Vinklers) as well as her first film The Music of Regret at the Galeria Distrito Cu4tro …

Pierre Huyghe, "One Million Kingdom", Videoinstallation, 2001

Pierre Huyghe’s first Spanish venture

Pierre Huyghe’s first Spanish venture

Season 4 featured artist Pierre Huyghe is currently enjoying his first solo show in Spain. A Time Score is on view until September 9 at the MUSAC-Museo de Arte Contempor√°neo …