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03/26/2017 at 12:53. Facebook
Artist Minerva Cuevas talks nationalism, border control, and the fallacy of "the artist as an activist" in the latest episode from Art21's "Exclusive" digital series. — [ A21.tv Link ]

"There is this expectation of one action generating a lot of change," says the artist in this clip from the episode. "Books and projects can be important, but they won't be a solution. The problems or the...
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03/24/2017 at 19:34. Facebook
"The act of walking from south to north was the most political act you could do," says artist Minerva Cuevas of "Crossing of the Rio Bravo" (2010), a work in which she painted a bridge across a riverbed dividing Mexico and the United States, in a new episode from the Art21 "Exclusive" digital series. — [ A21.tv Link ]
ART21
03/23/2017 at 18:43. Facebook
A look back at Janine Antoni discussing her work "Lick and Lather" (1993), as featured in our "Loss & Desire" episode. — [ A21.tv Link ]

"For me it's about that conflict—that kind of love/hate relationship we have with our physical appearance," says the artist in this clip from the episode. "And, really, the problem I have with looking in the mirror and thinking, 'Is that who I am?'"
ART21
03/22/2017. Facebook
Join Art21 for the premiere of a new film in our "New York Close Up" digital series. The film documents artist Raúl de Nieves and his recent commission for this year's Whitney Biennial.

The morning premiere will be followed by a conversation between the artist and Whitney Biennial co-curator, Mia Locks, moderated by Art21's Executive Director and Chief Curator, Tina Kukielski.

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ART21
03/19/2017. Facebook
Artist Jamian Juliano-Villani searches for inspiration at the Strand Book Store in a new film from our "New York Close Up" digital series. — [ A21.tv Link ]

"I really like trying to get things from books as opposed to just the Internet," says the artist in this clip from the film. "It feels like it's more mine if I get it from a book."
ART21
03/18/2017. Facebook
Educators: Interested in applying for the upcoming year of our Art21 Educators program? The application deadline is this Monday, March 20.

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03/17/2017. Facebook
Artist Jamian Juliano-Villani finds inspiration in the Strand Book Store and Times Square in a new film from our "New York Close Up" digital series.

"I really like trying to get things from books as opposed to just the Internet," says the artist. "You'll find one specific thing that you won't find anywhere else. It feels like it's more mine if I get it from a book."

Jamian Juliano-Villani’s Field Work — Art21

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03/10/2017. Facebook
Artist Arlene Shechet contributed the inaugural guest playlist on the new Art21.org. Titled "Working with Ugly," the playlist features seven films from the Art21 library in which artists overcome aesthetic challenges.

"Every artist has their method for staying with discomfort," explains the artist. "But some kind of hard won confidence and a sense of humor are the shared threads."

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ART21
03/09/2017. Facebook
Introducing a fresh new look for Art21 and Art21.org. Welcome to our new home!

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03/09/2017. Facebook
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02/28/2017. Facebook
"I'm an artist because the National Endowment for the Arts used to give grants to individual artists," says Glenn Ligon in this clip from Art21's "History" episode. — [ A21.tv Link ]

"That grant allowed me to make a decision which was I could keep working the job that I was working—40, 50 hours a week—or I could use that grant money to take some time off and really dive into this thing called...
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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,...
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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

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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...
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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

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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...
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