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06/20/2017 at 20:33. Facebook
"I want the art to trip you up and emphasize a blurred boundary between daily life and art, disorienting and then reorienting you in a new way."

—Sarah Sze on her MTA Arts & Design-commissioned installation for the Second Avenue Subway's 96th Street station
I want the art to trip you up and emphasize a blurred

“Blueprint for a Landscape” — Art21

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Joey Azul
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06/18/2017 at 12:56. Facebook
Drawing inspiration from her twin brother, artist Jordan Casteel paints vibrant large-scale portraits, making visible the often unrepresented humanity of Black men. — [ A21.tv Link ]

This film is third in our series of ten "Summer of Shorts" film premieres.

"His story is not mine to tell," says the artist of her brother in this clip. "And [as] somebody who's seen him as this really funny,...
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Theodore Harris
Jill Evers Martin
Athalanta Refugio
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ART21
06/16/2017 at 16:01. Facebook
Artist Jordan Casteel shares how she found subject matter that could speak to today's political realities in a new film from the Art21 "New York Close Up" digital series. — [ A21.tv Link ]

The film is third in our series of ten "Summer of Shorts" film premieres.

Recognizing a turning point after the acquittal of the man who fatally shot Trayvon Martin, the artist found inspiration to begin...
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Sean David Graham
Robert Stanley
Nettrice Gaskins
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06/13/2017. Facebook
Raúl de Nieves is one of the five artists newly added to the "New York Close Up" series roster this year as part of our "Summer of Shorts" celebration. We first featured the artist back in April. — [ A21.tv Link ]

"Growing up in Mexico was really magical because I got to see a lot of forms of celebration," says the artist in this clip from the film. "I got to experience death as a really...
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Alexia Rose Martin
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06/11/2017. Facebook
Theaster Gates archived an entire hardware store from Chicago's South Side to create "True Value" (2016), as featured in the latest from Art21's "Extended Play" digital series. — [ A21.tv Link ]

This film is the second in our series of ten "Summer of Shorts" film premieres.

"I'm having a lot of fun looking at these objects both as sculptural objects and as objects that have the potential...
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Joey Azul
Nickole Kerner Bobley
Bruce E Smith
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06/09/2017. Facebook
Theaster Gates shares his interest in acquiring collections, including over 12,000 unbound issues of Jet magazine from the 1990s, in a new film from the Art21 "Extended Play" series. — [ A21.tv Link ]

The film is second in our series of ten "Summer of Shorts" film premieres.

"My hope is that the history and the content that's loaded inside the books will be waiting for people to unearth...
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06/08/2017. Facebook
Filming artist Caroline Woolard's collaborative project with Helen Lee and Alex Rosenberg, "Carried On Both Sides," at Rockaway Beach, NY, 2016. Production still from the Art21 digital series, "New York Close Up".

The film is one of ten new films premiering throughout the summer as part of Art21's "Summer of Shorts" programming series ([ A21.tv Link ].
Filming artist Caroline Woolards collaborative project with Helen Lee and Alex Rosenberg
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ART21
06/07/2017. Facebook
How does sculpture change when it is "taken off the pedestal"?

Artist Fred Wilson discusses how the positioning of objects in his work "changes the meaning" in a film from the Art21 "Extended Play" digital series. — [ A21.tv Link ]

"People have to deal with the fact that there is meaning in beauty," says the artist in this clip from the film, "There is meaning in ugliness. I try to bring...
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Mark Hayes
Sal Scrivo
Gwendolyn Glover
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06/06/2017. Facebook
"Art is fed by experiences. … I want to take in as much as possible, I want to learn as much as possible, and I want to give back as much as possible."
—Leonardo Drew in a film from Art21's "Extended Play" digital series

(All summer long, we'll be digging through our library of over 300 digital films in celebration of our "Summer of Shorts" programming series.)
Art is fed by experiences I want to take in as much

Traveling & Making, Leonardo Drew — Art21

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Phillip McGillivray-Tory
Tenee Hart
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ART21
06/05/2017. Facebook
Join Art21 for the premiere of a new film from our "New York Close Up" digital series.

The film captures artist Aki Sasamoto and her recent installation and performances at The Kitchen, collectively entitled "Yield Point".

A conversation with the artist will follow the premiere screening.

The film is one of ten new films premiering this summer as part of Art21's "Summer of Shorts"...
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ART21
06/04/2017. Facebook
Avery Singer mixes traditional methods with digital processes and pushes her paintings into new terrain, as seen in a new film from Art21's "New York Close Up" digital series. — [ A21.tv Link ]

"I don’t want to reproduce other people's paintings," says the artist in this clip from the film. "I want to make my own."
Elisabeth Nickles
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ART21
06/02/2017. Facebook
Today is the launch of "Summer of Shorts": Our summer of programming featuring ten new short films premiering every Friday over the next ten weeks.

"Summer of Shorts" kicks off with a new film from our "New York Close Up" series featuring artist Avery Singer. — [ A21.tv Link ]
Todd Dunning
Sooyeon Park
Ian Forster
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ART21
05/27/2017. Facebook
"I like this anarchic potential of color. I see it very clearly that color is actually taking away the boundary of the object." —Katharina Grosse

For your weekend viewing: A new Art21 playlist featuring Grosse and eleven additional artists who illuminate new ideas through their use of color.
I like this anarchic potential of color I see it very clearly

The Anarchic Potential of Color — Art21

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05/22/2017. Facebook
Kara Walker offers advice to the next generation of artists in an episode from Art21's "Exclusive" digital series. — [ A21.tv Link ]

"I tell my students that they have to—and will—change the art world from the moment they step into it," says the artist in this clip. "If you can look at the negatives as a student and see what needs to be changed, then you have to do that."
Alejandra Rojas Contreras
Debbie Groves
Danny Augustine
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ART21
05/17/2017. Facebook
How can the process of painting be both additive and subtractive?

A look at Mark Bradford working on "Ridin' Dirty" (2006) in his Los Angeles studio and at the 27th Bienal de São Paulo, as featured in Art21's "Paradox" episode. — [ A21.tv Link ]

"My art practice is very detail, labor intensive," says the artist in this clip from the episode. "That's a way of slowing myself down so that I can...
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Celia Anderson
Bascha Mon
Samantha Feleo
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ART21
05/16/2017. Facebook
"I'm still wrestling with the relationship between the symbolic work that ends up on a wall and the pragmatic work that kind of changes lives..."

—Artist Theaster Gates, in a new previously unpublished interview, shares what he sees are the possibilities for artists to actively contribute to their communities
Im still wrestling with the relationship between the symbolic work that ends

Expanding the Role of the Artist — Art21

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La Holley
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ART21
05/14/2017. Facebook
Celebrating moms and working moms alike today with inspiration from artist Ruby Sky Stiler, as seen in a film from our "New York Close Up" digital series. — [ A21.tv Link ]

Recalling her return to the studio three months after giving birth to her son Gus, the artist says: "I was afraid I wouldn't be a good enough mom. Whenever I would talk to women of an older generation, the response would...
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William C Riser
Janet Cook-Rutnik
Orsolya Prath
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05/10/2017. Facebook
This June, we will add four more artists to our "New York Close Up" digital series (including the artist seen here) as part of a ten-week run of new digital films.

Gain EARLY ACCESS to the first film by supporting Art21 with a $21 or more donation before May 15. — [ A21.tv Link ]
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ART21
05/04/2017. Facebook
A look at William Kentridge's PERFORMA 09 performance of "I am not me, the horse is not mine" (2008), as featured in our Peabody Award-winning film, "William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible" — [ A21.tv Link ]

The artist describes the performance as a "footnote" to—and an "essay" about—his 2010 production of Shostakovich's opera "The Nose" at The Metropolitan Opera in New York City.
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ART21
04/30/2017. Facebook
A look at Raúl de Nieves's installation for the 2017 Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial, as seen in a new film from our "New York Close Up" digital series. — [ A21.tv Link ]

"Creating this narrative, with all these figures and symbols—just taking what I've learned from experiences and being able to put it in one image—is really important for me right now," says the artist of the work in...
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Lee Baumgarten
Florence Mires
RosaElena Vivanco Bazo