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 ⇨
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."
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 ]
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 ⇨
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."
Artist Pedro Reyes and fashion designer Carla Fernández discuss their shared love of Mexican craft and design In a new Art21 "Exclusive" series episode. ([ A21.tv Link ]
"We both have a very strong interest in Mexican heritage in terms of craft because we both work with artisans," says Reyes in this clip. Adds Fernández about their artisan-crafted home, "For me the most important thing is... View details ⇨
"If you're constantly being reminded of the ways in which your history and your narrative are rooted in loss and absence and decay or rootlessness—if everything you do seems to cycle back to that as your origin story—then I think you're in deep trouble, as a people."
—Kerry James Marshall in a previously unpublished interview on the Art21 Magazine
Diana Thater discusses her interest in improving the lives of both humans and animals through art and activism in a new ART21 "Exclusive" series episode. ([ A21.tv Link ]
"I don't put the politics of activism and the politics of my work together," says the artist in this clip from the episode. "I think it makes a muddle. My life as an artist is a different one. The politics are much more... View details ⇨
Artist Diana Thater describes a desire to connect people with the "complicated and complex ecosystem that includes all kinds of other beings" in a new ART21 "Exclusive" series episode. ([ A21.tv Link ]
"Just because we can't communicate verbally doesn't mean we can't communicate in other ways," says the artist in this clip from the episode. "I want to form a possible model for communication... View details ⇨
Tim Hawkinson describes his work "Emoter" (2000) in this clip from ART21's 2003 "Time" episode ([ A21.tv Link ].
"I use my image or my body in a lot of the work as a jumping-off point, but usually the end result is so abstracted that I don’t really feel so identified with it any longer," says the artist. "It's not about my identity, but it's about our identity and our experiences within our... View details ⇨