Tag: Art:21

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Revisiting the archives

In celebration of the Smithsonian Archive’s effort to put more artists’ archives online, and the release of The Tower Paintings: Keeping Our Distance (Two Coats of Paint’s first ink-on-paper publishing project) my new guest post at Art21 features images of observation towers and a journal excerpt from my own own […]

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New post at Art21: Art Reality TV

No matter how hard I try, avoiding reality TV is a challenge. The shows are like invasive kudzu: Nanny 911, Extreme Makeover, The Housewives of New Jersey, Jon & Kate, The Price of Beauty, COPS, I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, and many, many more. This fall I’ll […]

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Guest Blogger at Art21

Posts may slow down at Two Coats for the next two weeks while I’m Guest Blogging at Art21. My first post, inspired by Mel Bochner’s new book, Solar System & Rest Rooms: Writings and Interviews, 1965–2007, should be up sometime today. Art21produces the Peabody-winning PBS series Art:21-Art in the Twenty-First […]

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Art21 awarded 2009 NEA grants

Art21 was awarded $100,000 to support development of educational activities and online resources for Art:21 Art in the Twenty-First Century, the public television series about contemporary visual art that presents intimate profiles of America’s artists and the contexts in which they work. They also received a $120,000 grant to support […]

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Me-me-me careerism vs. the new generosity

As the Guest Blogger at ART:21 today, I take a look at a few artists who embody the pragmatism and ingenuity of the new Obama administration. “Artists who garner the most attention in any given time period are those whose work, explicitly or implicitly, reflects the deeper political sensibilities of […]

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Micchelli: How art can effect political change

At Art:21 Blog, the Flash Points guest blogger series is focusing on art and politics this month. Today, Brooklyn Rail writer/editor Tom Micchelli, after seeing a performance of The Investigation, a 1966 documentary drama by Peter Weiss (1916-1982), considers how art can effect political change. “The question implies an integral, […]