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Weekly Watchlist: Explore Super Heroines for Women’s History Month

Playlist: Super Heroines

Through practices unparalleled and unprecedented, the artists in this playlist shatter the expectations of what art can be, leading the way for the next generation of art heroes.

Suspend reality with Diana Al-Hadid, tag graffiti on train cars with Margaret Kilgallen, and explore a feminist riff on Alfred Hitchock’s “Vertigo” with Lynn Hershman Leeson in our “Super Heroines” playlist.

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Eleanor Antin explores a tragic humor

In her highly-theatrical films, photographs, and performance art, Eleanor Antin draws from the childhood play, an infatuation with stand-up and slapstick comedy, and the tragic humor that is part of her Jewish heritage.

“I always tend to see the funny side of things,” says the artist in our “Humor” episode. “That’s the richest experience, when it’s the laughter and it’s the tears together.”

Event: Tommy Kha Screening & Discussion

IMAGE: Production still from the Art21 “New York Close Up” film, “Tommy Kha’s Bits and Pieces.” © Art21, Inc. 2022.

Join us from anywhere on March 9, 2022 at 1:00 PM E.T. for a digital screening and conversation with artist Tommy Kha

Celebrate the premiere of “Tommy Kha’s Bits & Pieces,” a new film in our New York Close Up series. Traveling between his hometown of Memphis and his current home in New York City, the artist mines his own biography to create photographs and installations that not only reveal the vulnerabilities and contradictions of his own self and family, but also critique the nature of representation itself.

Following a screening of the film, Kha will be joined by Jia Li, the film’s director, for a conversation and Q&A.

Register now.

Art21 Educators: Application Open

Art21 Educators is an intensive, year-long professional development initiative and learning community. The program is designed to support K–12 educators in any subject area who are interested in bringing contemporary art, artists, and themes into classroom teaching and learning.

The application deadline for the 2022–2023 year of Art21 Educators is March 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Apply now.

Event: Art as Exchange/Exchange as Art

Join us on March 22nd at 7:30 PM E.T. for an Art21 Virtual Teacher Workshop

How can students explore contemporary art practices by engaging in collaborative exchanges? Inspired by the participatory strategies of a diverse array of contemporary artists, hear how two alumni of Art21 Educators use exchange in their classrooms.

Presenters will model a variety of flexible, exchange-based art curriculum that are engaging, empowering, fun, and help build creative communities of practice in classrooms.

The program is free and will take place via Zoom.

Register now.