ART21
02/14/2017. Facebook
A special look at the love between an artist and her work: Louise Bourgeois's "Helping Hands" (1993–96), as seen in Art21's 2001 "Identity" episode. — [ A21.tv Link ]

"A work of art doesn't have to be explained," said the artist. "If you do not have any feeling about this, I cannot explain it to you. If this doesn't touch you, I have failed."
ART21
02/12/2017. Facebook
Liz Magor describes her Vancouver studio as a place for both pleasure and productivity in a new Art21 "Exclusive" series episode. — [ A21.tv Link ]

"Working might be a placating or calming situation where I have no distractions," says the artist in this clip from the episode. "It's a way to keep myself on a single focus, and there's something pleasurable about that. So I'm here for pleasure,...
View details ⇨
ART21
02/10/2017. Facebook
"If I'm not here, I want to be here. And I want to work. … Everyone should have a studio."

—Liz Magor in a new episode from the Art21 "Exclusive" digital series

SHORT: Liz Magor: Everyone Should Have a Studio | Art21

art21.org
ART21
02/09/2017. Facebook
Artist Tala Madani describes figures from her recent series of paintings, as seen in Art21's "Los Angeles" episode — [ A21.tv Link ]

"I was really interested in the adaptation of one culture by the other," says the artist in this clip from the episode, "whether violently...or through desire—that there is this sort of budding pushing-closer of the two systems."
ART21
02/02/2017. Facebook
Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle describes his 2006 General Services Administration-commissioned work, "La Tormenta (The Storm)," as seen in Art21's "Ecology" episode. — [ A21.tv Link ]

"Historically, all waves of immigration to the U.S. have been 'storms' and have gone through turbulence upon their arrival, and have caused turbulence," says the artist in this clip from the episode. "All of those waves...
View details ⇨
ART21
02/01/2017. Facebook
Celebrating the start of Black History Month with words from Kara Walker:

"It's not just examination of race relations in America today. That's a part of it—it's a part of being an African-American woman artist. But it's about 'How do you make representations of your world, given what you've been given?'"

—Kara Walker in Art21's "Stories" episode ([ A21.tv Link ]
ART21
01/30/2017. Facebook
Educators: Apply now for the upcoming year of the Art21 Educators program

(Currently open to K–12 teachers from the United States, Canada, and Mexico)

Art21 Educators | Art21

art21.org
ART21
01/20/2017. Facebook
"I have to put it in perspective and not lash out into rage. And if I do, lashing out for me is creating this. All of that becomes the impulse to create."

Friday inspiration from artist Nick Cave — [ A21.tv Link ]
ART21
01/19/2017. Facebook
A special throwback to filming Carrie Mae Weems at work in 2008, shortly after President Obama was elected as the 44th president of the United States, as seen in Art21's "Compassion" episode — [ A21.tv Link ]

"In one moment, there was an enormous shift in the American imagination," said the artist. "People who had never considered this to be a place that represented them suddenly said, 'my...
View details ⇨
ART21
01/17/2017. Facebook
Elizabeth Murray (1940–2007) at work on "Bop" (2002–03) from her Manhattan studio, as featured in an episode from Art21's "Exclusive" digital series — [ A21.tv Link ]

"When I start to really hate it, it starts to go someplace," said the artist in this clip from the episode. "You have to get down into that place where you absolutely hate it and want to rip it off the wall—rip it to pieces and...
View details ⇨
ART21
01/09/2017. Facebook
Artist Trevor Paglen investigates the historical relationship between photography and military technology in this clip from Art21's "Secrets" episode. — [ A21.tv Link ]

"This question of representation and technology and politics and ideology has always been a part of the history of art," says the artist. "In terms of the limits of the way that we often talk about art, we fail to recognize...
View details ⇨
ART21
01/05/2017. Facebook
Do Ho Suh at work on "Rubbing/Loving" in the New York apartment where he lived and worked for eighteen years. Production still from the Art21 "Exclusive" digital series episode, "Do Ho Suh: ’Rubbing / Loving'". © Art21, Inc. 2016. — [ A21.tv Link ]
ART21
01/05/2017. Facebook
Do Ho Suh at work on "Rubbing/Loving" in the New York apartment where he lived and worked for eighteen years. Production still from the Art21 "Exclusive" digital series episode, "Do Ho Suh: ’Rubbing / Loving'". © Art21, Inc. 2016. — [ A21.tv Link ]
ART21
12/24/2016. Facebook
Happy holidays from all of us at Art21! Stay inspired during the holidays with the 20+ new Art21 videos released throughout 2016 — [ A21.tv Link ]
ART21
12/22/2016. Facebook
Brian Jungen creates two-sided prints from archival newspaper clippings to reveal the complexities of Native experience in a new Art21 "Exclusive" series episode. — [ A21.tv Link ]

"It was interesting seeing the media's portrayal of the local Native population," says the artist in this clip. "It was always about inequality, but it wasn't really from the Native person's perspective."
ART21
12/21/2016. Facebook
The dedicated crew behind Whoop Dee Doo—artist Matt Roche and Jaimie Warren’s traveling kids variety show—discuss the artistic and emotional pull of their uniquely collaborative community art project in a new film from Art21's "New York Close Up" series — [ A21.tv Link ]
ART21
12/11/2016. Facebook
Do Ho Suh makes one final artwork in the apartment that was his home and studio for 18 years, as seen in the latest episode from Art21's "Exclusive" digital series ([ A21.tv Link ].

For his "Rubbing/Loving" project, the artist covered every surface with white paper, then rubbed with colored pencil to reveal and preserve all of the memory-provoking details of the space. "I never lived anywhere...
View details ⇨
ART21
12/09/2016. Facebook
Do Ho Suh creates a three-dimensional drawing of the New York space that was his home and studio for 18 years, rubbing every surface with colored pencil, in a new Art21 "Exclusive" series episode ([ A21.tv Link ].

"I think the gesture of rubbing is a very loving gesture," says the artist in this clip from the episode. "My energy has been accumulated. … I'm trying to show the layers of time."
ART21
12/09/2016. Facebook
Premiering today exclusively on designboom, a new film from the Art21 "Exclusive" digital series featuring a new project by artist Do Ho Suh

video of do ho suh's full-scale rubbing of his former NYC home

designboom.com
ART21
12/06/2016. Facebook
"A good teacher is like a good artist. They go right to the most difficult part of whatever's going on."

—Bruce Nauman, born on this day in 1941, in an episode from Art21's "Exclusive" digital series ([ A21.tv Link ]