Archive for the ‘Art Blog’ Category

  • Jamian Juliano-Villani’s Painting Compulsion

    Artist Jamian Juliano-Villani in her Bedford-Stuyvesant studio, Brooklyn, NY, 2015. Production still from the ART21 New York Close Up film Jamian Juliano-Villani’s Painting Compulsion. © ART21, Inc. 2015. What makes a painter paint? In a new film from the ART21 New York Close Up series, artist Jamian Juliano-Villani, from her Bedford-Stuyvesant studio, uses a digital [...]

  • Arlene Shechet Sculpts Time

    Arlene Shechet arranging plaster sculptures in her New York City studio. Production still from the series ART21 Exclusive. © ART21, Inc. 2015. Cinematography: Rafael Salazar. “Whatever time I have is exactly the time that I need.” — Arlene Shechet In the second of two new ART21 Exclusive episodes featuring Arlene Shechet, the artist discusses a [...]

  • The Walker Curates the News: 06.29.15

    Sonya Clark, Unravelling, 2015. A project that predates the June 17 killings of nine African Americans at Charleston’s historic Emanuel AME Church, Sonya Clark’s Unravelling—on view in Mixed Greens Gallery’s New Dominion show—is echoed by urgent calls for the removal of the Confederate flag from capitols, state symbols, and license plates throughout the South. Offering [...]

  • Arlene Shechet Reveals the Unseen

    A wet paper sheet being cast over rubber molds at Dieu Donné in New York City. Production still from the series ART21 Exclusive. © ART21, Inc. 2015. Cinematography: Ian Forster. “The thing that’s unseen is sometimes way more interesting than what people want you to see.” —Arlene Shechet In the first of two new ART21 [...]

  • Tania Bruguera and the Art of Empowerment

    A model posing for a painting by Aliza Nisenbaum. Production still from the series ART21 Exclusive. © ART21, Inc. 2015. Courtesy the artist. “The idea of sitting face to face, it’s a very intimate experience. Having a model and painting them always makes people open up.” —Aliza Nisenbaum Today’s ART21 Exclusive features Immigrant Movement International (IMI), [...]

  • The Walker Curates the News: 06.22.15

    Tania Bruguera releases a dove just prior to her arrest, May 2015. Photo: Kate Flint, Yo También Exijo “The gap between American froth and Cuban reality at this year’s [Havana] Biennial warns that the pace of change will be stubborn,” writes Kevin Lees for the Washington Post on political efforts to improve relations between the [...]

  • The Chosen Ones

    Family snapshot of Arrington de Dionyso (age 1) with his parents, 1976. We are born with family, and we find our chosen family. Often whom we select overshadows our biology. Not always, but sometimes. It’s a balance. Peregrine Honig and Arrington de Dionyso are two prolific, inspired, intelligent creative people who I’ve chosen. They’ve become dear [...]

  • Lise Haller Baggesen: On the Mother-Shaped Hole in Contemporary Art

    “I Like Your Work,” public program; February 15, 2015; Threewalls, Chicago. Photo: Ashleigh Dye. I recently visited my former home, Chicago, to cohost a public program that I organize with fellow founding editors of Los Angeles–based print magazine VIA Publication. “I Like Your Work” is a series of shotgun interviews between cultural practitioners and their [...]

  • The Walker Curates the News: 06.15.15

    Steve McQueen, Lynching Tree, 2013, courtesy Schaulager Steve McQueen’s photo Lynching Tree is being exhibited in the UK for the first time in Tate Britain’s new Fighting History show. Found in Louisiana while scouting locations for 12 Years a Slave (and ultimately featured in the film), the tree is surrounded by graves of those lynched [...]

  • The Walker Curates the News: 06.08.15

    León Ferrari’s La Civilización Occidental y Cristiana (Western Christian Civilization), 1965. Photo courtesy Walker Art Center León Ferrari’s La Civilización Occidental y Cristiana, a six-foot sculpture depicting Christ crucified on a US war plane, “marks a moment in which pop art is radicalized in Argentina—all in the months before the first of two oppressive military [...]