Archive for the ‘Art Blog’ Category

  • The Catch

    Jewel’s Catch nightclub, 2015. Photo: Lex Brown. I am a transplant to Los Angeles, I’m a person of color, and I live in a rapidly gentrifying neighborhood. Witnessing and doing my best not to accelerate these changes, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the history of Los Angeles. The city is often presented [...]

  • The Walker Curates the News: 03.16.15

    Paul Chan, Sock N Tease, 2013. Courtesy the artist and Greene Naftali, New York Nonprojections for New Lovers, the new Hugo Boss Prize exhibition,  showcases work by artist and experimental publisher, Paul Chan. The artist’s “nonprojections” expand the concept of the moving image as medium, as they use project onto thin air, not a screen [...]

  • Trevor Paglen Flexes His Rights

    Trevor Paglen photographing a military airbase in the Tonopah Test Range in Nevada. Production still from the series ART21 Exclusive. © ART21, Inc. 2015. Cinematography: Kyle Stryker. “To go and photograph an airbase is not only to photograph something but it is to insist on one’s right to photograph. You’re flexing that right.” —Trevor Paglen [...]

  • Rooms With A View

    View to the north from Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park. Photo: Erin Sweeny. “Treat your body like it belongs to someone you love.” I spied this sentence in a health-food store recently. My thoughts wandered to catchphrases spouted in yoga classes, talking about the body as temple. Such notions admittedly feel lofty for my [...]

  • Weekly Roundup

    Janine Antoni. Crowned, 2013. Plaster molding with plaster pelvic bones;dimensions variable, site-transferrable installation. Edition of 5, with 1AP. Courtesy the artist and Anthony Meier Fine Arts. ART21-related goings on featuring Janine Antoni, Mary Reid Kelley, Jessica Stockholder, Cao Fei, and others as they present work in exhibitions around the world. New sculptural works in San [...]

  • Alejandro Almanza Pereda Escapes from New York

    Alejandro Almanza Pereda in his Hunter College studio (Manhattan, 12.21.14). Production still from the ART21 New York Close Up film, Alejandro Almanza Escapes from New York. © ART21, Inc. 2015. Our third and, sadly, final New York Close Up film on artist Alejandro Almanza Pereda premieres today. Though the urge to make Return of the Jedi [...]

  • The Walker Curates the News: 03.09.15

    Preliminary design for the NYC AIDS Memorial, © 2015 Jenny Holzer, member Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY For her contribution to New York City’s first major AIDS memorial, Jenny Holzer will share 8,992 words of Walt Whitman’s epic poem “Song of Myself” on spiralling paving stones in the West Village. The artist said the late [...]

  • Weekly Roundup

    Cai Guo-Qiang. Unmanned Nature, 2008. Collection of the artist. Photo by Seiji Toyonaga. Courtesy of the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art. New and recent work on view by Cai Guo-Qiang, Kara Walker, Kerry James Marshall, and Jacolby Satterwhite, as well as news featuring other ART21-featured artists, all in this week’s roundup. Gunpowder drawing inspired [...]

  • Letter from the Editor, Clarinda Mac Low

    To be ruined is to be spoiled beyond repair. It is “downfall, complete destruction, overthrow.” Ruin is the Tower card in the tarot deck—upheaval and harsh displacement, lightning striking, an old order upended. I have a recurring dream. I’m running through the crumbling urban landscape of the South Bronx in the 1970s, the neighborhood where [...]

  • The Walker Curates the News: 03.02.15

    An ancient Assyrian statue at the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad. Photo: NPR The art world has reacted with outrage at the destruction of ancient Assyrian sculptures by ISIS. “This mindless attack on great art, on history, and on human understanding constitutes a tragic assault not only on the Mosul Museum, but on our universal commitment [...]