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In addition to its flagship television series, Art in the Twenty-First Century, Art21 produces two digital series, New York Close Up and Exclusive.
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Minerva Cuevas

Art21 provides unparalleled access to the artist’s voice—

“Often when you’re in the process of realizing an image, it’s going somewhere else. If that tangent starts going off in a place that feels more exciting, that’s what I go with.”

Ursula von Rydingsvard

“From early on, very early on, I understood that art is not about what you say. It’s about these other things that you don’t say.”

Cai Guo-Qiang

“During the days in detention, I thought most about the moon.”

Ai Weiwei

Art21 also serves educators and students and presents a wide range of writing on contemporary art.

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