Archive for the ‘Art Blog’ Category

  • Catherine Opie: Shifting Observations

    Catherine Opie. Friday, January 21, 2005, 2005. From the series In and Around Home. C-print; 16 x 20 inches. Edition of 5, 2 AP. Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles. © Catherine Opie Catherine Opie investigates the ways in which photographs both document and give voice to social phenomena in America today, registering people’s attitudes and [...]

  • Joan Jonas Lets the Ink Fly

    Joan Jonas makes ink drawings in her New York City studio. Production still from the series ART21 Exclusive. © ART21, Inc. 2014. Cinematography: Jarred Alterman  “I don’t think that you can ever really capture what it’s like for an artist to be alone working…in the studio.” —Joan Jonas Today’s ART21 Exclusive features Joan Jonas drawing [...]

  • Weekly Roundup

    Lucas Blalock. Babbit, 2014. Archival inkjet print; 56.75 x 71 inches. Lucas Blalock explores the hot dog in nine large-scale photographs now on view at White Flag Projects (St. Louis, MO). “Clinically presented and stripped of their usual context,” writes Malcolm Gay, “the images enable viewers to reconsider their subject—in this case the hot dog—as both a [...]

  • Mark Bradford on Prospect.1 New Orleans

    Mark Bradford. Mithra, 2008. Installation view: Prospect.1 New Orleans. Mixed media; 16 x 70 feet. Photo: Nicole J. Caruth. Mark Bradford transforms maps, blueprints, and everyday materials—including merchant posters, flyers, and advertisements—into large-scale paintings, installations, and sculptures using a range of media such as collage, decoupage, film, and photography. Bradford describes himself as a maker [...]

  • The Walker Curates the News: 12.15.14

    Cosmic Buddha, as viewed in Smithsonian X 3D, a browser-based tool that allows access to collections virtually. “Is a museum a database?” As a symbolic representation of our society, “the museum has become contingent on a metabolism that is eager to mimic the logic of the database, the engine feeding the scalability required by the [...]

  • Kerry James Marshall at Prospect.3

    Kerry James Marshall discussing the work of Yun-Fei Ji at the Prospect.3 biennial in New Orleans, Louisiana. Production still from the series ART21 Artist to Artist. © ART21, Inc. 2014. Cinematography: Ian Forster. Chicago-based artist Kerry James Marshall travels to the Prospect.3 biennial in New Orleans, Louisiana and speaks with five fellow artists and one [...]

  • Weekly Roundup

    Ann Hamilton. ciliary, 2010. Courtesy Ann Hamilton Studio. Ann Hamilton: Selected Works is on view at Robischon Gallery (Denver, CO) through January 3. The exhibition features large and small scale objects from six different series—many of which are featured in the artist’s ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century segment. “When I’m making work,” Hamilton says in the film, “there’s a point where [...]

  • Revamping Art Education for the Twenty-First Century

    Elizabeth Murray. Open Drawer, 1998. Oil on canvas; 112 x 108 inches. Photo: Ellen Page Wilson.  Courtesy Pace Gallery, New York. Sixth grade students work on abstract narratives based on the work of Elizabeth Murray. Photo: Karen Melvin. Visual art education has been alternately influenced by two very different historical legacies and ideologies. One school [...]


    Maybe only a Florence-based company could effectively turn toothpaste into object d’art. The Italian company Marvis seems to have done just that with a collection of ‘contemporary toothpaste’ distinguished by fanciful flavors—like Amarelli Licorice and Jasmine Mint—and inspried packaging comprised of aluminum tubes, color coordinated hexagon-shaped caps, and handsomely illustrated outer boxes. No need to settle on only one flavor (and [...]

  • Bryan Zanisnik Goes to the Meadowlands

    Artist Bryan Zanisnik at the Meadowlands, New Jersey, 2014. Production still from the ART21 New York Close Up film Bryan Zanisnik Goes to the Meadowlands. © ART21, Inc. 2014. Where are the blank spots on the map? In a new film from the ART21 New York Close Up series, artist Bryan Zanisnik hikes through the [...]