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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!

Banu Cennetoglu, "CATALOG" and "iheartphotograph," installation view, 2011. Care of the artist.

Sampling the Document or Documenting the Sample: An Interview with Banu Cennetoglu

Sampling the Document or Documenting the Sample: An Interview with Banu Cennetoglu

Banu Cennetoglu’s website has read “meşgul/busy” since the summer. And even after four months of emails, having never meet in person, Banu Cennetgolu is still a source of fascinating mystery …

Signer

“Near-Scientific Experiments with Humorous Side Effects”

“Near-Scientific Experiments with Humorous Side Effects”

Sometime last winter, when the days were at their shortest and the collective spirit seemed to be at its annual low, a friend gave me a DVD copy of Signer’s …

Zurich-based artist Silvia Popp

Update from Zurich! In Correspondence with Silvia Popp

Update from Zurich! In Correspondence with Silvia Popp

Silvia Popp is a video/action artist based in Zurich, Switzerland. Some of her recent projects include STUDIO ACTION, Pamela’s Boutique, Leerstand (Vacancy), and Liberation Station. STUDIO ACTION is collaborative initiative …

Jenny Holtzer

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Soon after last week’s roundup went live, I discovered a Jenny Holzer event happening in my backyard.  In this week’s roundup, CNN shows William Kentridge drawing apartheid, Scotland shows William …

Cao Fei, "Whose Utopia", 2006. Color video, with sound, 22 min. Courtesy Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Purchased with funds contributed by the International Director’s Council and Executive Committee Members: Tiqui Atencio Demirdjian, Christina Baker, Edythe Broad, Janna Bullock, Rita Rovelli Caltagirone, Dimitris Daskalopoulos, Harry David, Caryl Englander, Shirley Fiterman, Laurence Graff, Nicki Harris, Dakis Joannou, Rachel Lehmann, Linda Macklowe, Peter Norton, Tonino Perna, Inga Rubenstein, Simonetta Seragnoli, Cathie Shriro, Ginny Williams, and Elliot Wolk, and Sustaining Members: Linda Fischbach, Beatrice Habermann, and Cargill and Donna MacMillan 2007.130.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In today’s roundup, you’ll read about rabbits and cracked eggs, love in the Ole South, community art making in the Twin Cities, an amusement park in Paris, a family of …

Sally Mann, "Candy Cigarette" from the series "Immediate Family", 1989. © Sally Mann. Courtesy: Gagosian Gallery.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In today’s roundup you’ll read about three kids in Switzerland, political defiance, Latin American photography, a map upstate, Opera House sails, the nature of light, and airborne balls: The Family, …

Jeff Koons, "Girl with Dolphin and Monkey (The Whitney Museum of American Art 75th Anniversary Photography Portfolio), 2006. Courtesy Whitney Museum

Flash Points

The Puppy Wars

Flash Points

The Puppy Wars

The eerily small, closely watched world of New York art criticism experienced some infighting earlier this month, following the publication of February’s The Brooklyn Rail. “I think that there are …

Jeff Wall, “Citizen” (1996). Gelatine silver print on aluminium panel, framed, 192 x 244 cm. Photo: Öffentliche Kunstsammlung Basel, Martin P. Bühler, courtesy Kunstmuseum Basel, © Jeff Wall.

From Here To There (and Back Again)

From Here To There (and Back Again)

Collection shows, by their very nature, often feel more like “Best of…” CDs than a well-curated mix-tape. They usually feature the hits—a stripe-y Barnett Newman, an invariably awesome Pablo Picasso—but …

Left: Karin Bubas, Lauren Crying (2009). Pastel on paper, 9.5 x 12.5 in. Right: Karin Bubas, Heidi Pouting (2009). Pastel on paper, 9.5 x 12.5 in. Both images courtesy Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver.

Chain Link Fence

Chain Link Fence

Some summertime offerings from the internets. Pastels Not Dunzo: Joshua David Stein watches the cast of “The Hills” getting pastel’d. “Chalk pastels are the soft focus of the art world …

Spread from Helmut Newton's SUMO (1999). 464 pages. Courtesy Taschen, Cologne.

Let Them Read Books/Play Records: Taschen, Plattfon, Stampa, Aniston

Let Them Read Books/Play Records: Taschen, Plattfon, Stampa, Aniston

“This new edition is the fulfillment of an ambition conceived years ago. We jokingly referred to it as ‘Newton for the poor.’ ” Oh, Benedikt Taschen, it’s quotes like these—and your …

Rendering of "Ghost Notes, performance 1" (2009), Basel, Switzerland. Courtesy asiootus, Basel.

Ghost That Note: Harpstrings, Heartstrings, and Street Scenes

Ghost That Note: Harpstrings, Heartstrings, and Street Scenes

This past Sunday evening in Basel could have been like any other but it wasn’t. Not quite. My partner and I finished the strangely purple dinner I had crafted—beet pasta, …

Mary Heilmann, "Two Lane Backtop", 2009 (below) and Tony Oursler, "Five Take Radius", 2009 (above). Courtesy of AIR, Art International Radio.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Site-specific installations by Mary Heilmann (Season 5), Tony Oursler, Todd Eberle, and Sabina Streeter are currently on view at the Clocktower Gallery in Manhattan. This is the first group of …

Hiroshi Sugimoto, "Lightning Fields 008, 2006", Gelatin Silver Print. Private collection © Hiroshi Sugimoto.

Sugimoto at Four Venues

Sugimoto at Four Venues

The traveling retrospective exhibition of works by Hiroshi Sugimoto (Season 3) is on view at the Museum of Art Lucerne in Switzerland through January 25, 2009. The artist has designed the exhibition, previously at the Neue …

Raymond Pettibon, “No Title (Stop the War…)”, 1981. India ink and blue crayon on paper. Courtesy BFAS.

Kelley and Pettibon in Political Correct

Kelley and Pettibon in Political Correct

On view through October 25, 2008, Blondeau Fine Art Services(BFAS) in Genève, Switzerland presents the exhibition Political Correct. Taking Martin Kippenberger’s 1994 painting Ohne Titel (Political Correct III) as its starting point, the exhibition is …

1968 | 2008

1968 | 2008

This is not the first time that Summer Olympics Games are embroiled in environmental and political controversies. In 1968, Mexico City, with its high altitude containing 30% less oxygen than …

Raymond Pettibon, "No Title (Wild LSD)," 1985. COurtesy the artist and BFAS.

Pettibon’s Punk Epocha at BFAS

Pettibon’s Punk Epocha at BFAS

Raymond Pettibon‘s (Season 2) Punk Epocha: 70 Drawings from the Eighties opens this Thursday at Blondeau Fine Art Services in Geneva. The solo exhibition runs through July 19 and includes …

Mark Dion, "Polar Bear and Toucans (From Amazonas to Svalbard)", 1991

Don’t Miss: Mark Dion’s European exhibitions

Don’t Miss: Mark Dion’s European exhibitions

Two exhibitions of work by Season 4 artist Mark Dion, The Natural History of the Museum and Systema Metropolis, are running concurrently in Sweden, Switzerland, and London, respectively, this summer …

lfredo Jaar. La politique des images

Alfredo Jaar retrospective opens in Switzerland

Alfredo Jaar retrospective opens in Switzerland

The Mus√©e Cantonal des Beaux-Arts in Lausanne, Switzerland, is hosting a major retrospective of the work of Alfredo Jaar, a Chilean artist based in New York City and featured in …