Archive for the ‘Art Blog’ Category

  • Affixing Ceremony: Four Movements for Essex | An Interview with Tiona McClodden

    Tiona McClodden. Still image from Movement III: Can invisible men see their own reflections?, 2015. Courtesy of the artist. Essex Hemphill was a critically acclaimed poet and activist who used his writing to address the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality. Through his work, Hemphill became an important advocate for African-American gay men, relentless in [...]

  • Staff Picks: March 2016

    Katharina Grosse. constructions à cru, 2005. Acrylic on wall, floor, soil, and canvas; 22 x 262½ x 32 ¾ feet. Installation view: Palais de Tokyo, Paris. Photo: Florian Kleinefenn. Courtesy the artist. © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst Bonn. What was the ART21 staff up to this weekend? We’ve compiled a short list of films, exhibitions, [...]

  • This Week in Art: 3.21-3.27

    Sedki Alimam. Kingdom of Hyenas. Courtesy of Syria Deeply. This week it was international art that grabbed headlines, with Art Dubai wrapping up on Saturday and Art Basel Hong Kong opening this Thursday. Art Dubai’s tenth edition beat out the majority of competing international art fairs in its representation of women, which at 45% of [...]

  • ART21 Educator Spotlight: Don Ball

    ART21 Educator Don Ball. Photo by Laura Howell. Courtesy of Don Ball. This week kicks off our new series on ART21 Educators, featuring interviews and lesson plans from a few of the program’s most dedicated members. Don Ball teaches art to 9th-12th grade students at Cawthra Park Secondary School in Mississauga, Ontario, home to a regional arts [...]

  • Material Renewal: Four Artists Turning Trash into Art

    Clockwise from top left: Guerra de la Paz’s Follow the Leader; Federico Uribe’s Red Goose; Tom Deininger’s Lips; Nick Gentry’s Switch. Every day, each of us is responsible for generating almost five pounds of trash. That’s more than one thousand six hundred pounds per person every year. With all that junk, it’s no wonder why some [...]

  • Kerri Schlottman-Bright Appointed Deputy Director of ART21

    Kerri Schlottman-Bright, Deputy Director, ART21. ART21’s Executive Director Tina Kukielski today announced the appointment of Kerri Schlottman-Bright as Deputy Director of the nonprofit contemporary art organization. Schlottman-Bright has served the New York arts community for over ten years. She previously held positions at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, a [...]

  • Can Merrick Garland Kill the Filibuster?

    The nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court has already devolved into a political war of attrition. In the week since President Barack Obama named Garland, the chief judge of the D.C. Circuit, to replace Justice Antonin Scalia, who died in February, the vast majority of Senate Republicans have stood by the pledge of [...]

  • This Week

    Global sounds have long traversed borders more smoothly than their bearers. Anoushka Shankar’s father, Ravi, carried the velveteen sitar west in 1956; by the sixties, with a little help from George Harrison, the classical Indian instrument had become a pop staple. On April 2-4 at City Winery, Shankar plays from her new album, “Land of [...]

  • Postscript: Johan Cruyff, Total Footballer

    On April 9, 1975, Leeds United, then the best football team in England, hosted a match against Barcelona, the famous Spanish club, in the semifinal of the European Cup—the precursor to the Champions League, in which Europe’s top clubs compete. That drizzly evening, my father took me to Elland Road, Leeds’s home ground, where Johan Cruyff, [...]

  • The Cecil

    In the late spring of 1960, 118th Street was abuzz after a lissome blonde, au naturel, stormed out of Room 308 of the Cecil Hotel and ran through the lobby, straight into the street. As the Amsterdam News’s Mr. 1-2-5, the columnist Les Matthews, recounted, a patrolman was knocked over in the ensuing kerfuffle. Some [...]


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