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Weekly Watchlist: Four Artists Motivated by Feminisms

Loie Hollowell paints universal experiences of pleasure and pain

Our spring 2021 season opens today with the first of four new films.

Existing between abstraction and representation, Loie Hollowell’s vibrant and evocative paintings refer to human bodies as sites of sensuality and sexuality, desire and disgust, pleasure and pain.

“I’m experiencing pleasure and pain that anyone can experience,” says Hollowell in a new film from our New York Close Up series.

“That’s what I’m putting into the work.”

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Four new films devoted to artists motivated by feminisms

Clockwise from top-left: Loie Hollowell, Guan Xiao, Rachel Rossin, Lynn Hershman Leeson. © Art21, Inc. 2021.

We are pleased to unveil our second new group of releases for 2021. Following last month’s conclusion to our winter programming, we open our spring season today with the first of four new films premiering over the next four Wednesdays on Art21.org and our YouTube channel.

Four artists—Guan Xiao, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Loie Hollowell, and Rachel Rossin—complicate public and private, tradition and innovation, commanding transformative artworks in the face of social, generational, and individual adversities.

Tune in for a new film every Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. ET through May 5.

See the film guide.

New educator resources for digital films

Developed to accompany films from our Extended Play and New York Close Up series, this special collection of Educators’ Guides are available individually, by featured artist, as free downloadable resources.

Our latest guides feature artists Diana Al-Hadid, Jordan Casteel, Abigail DeVille, LaToya Ruby Frazier, and Jack Whitten.

Art21 Educators’ Guides are designed to be used as a resource in the classroom before, during, and after viewing Art21 films. These guides provide information about selected artists and themes, questions for classroom discussions, and hands-on activities that provide students with a fundamental understanding of creative and critical thinking processes.

Download now.

Recommendations from Art21 staff

Watch: TINA

HBO’s new documentary about Tina Turner is a harrowing and inspiring look at the iconic singer’s life and work. Her story of survival has been told in many ways (a book, a movie, a musical, and countless interviews), but it’s nevertheless heartening to see her in such control of her own narrative and future. Dare I say, there’s nothing better than hearing an artist in their own words?

Shared by Ian Forster, Producer; Now streaming on HBO (with subscription)

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