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Weekly Watchlist: Explore Emotion and Memory

Louise Bourgeois handles memory and emotion

Working with delicate stone sculptures in public spaces and plaster casts of hands, Louise Bourgeois explores memory, emotion, and strength through works that reach viewers on a visceral level.

“A work of art doesn’t have to be explained,” says the artist in our “Identity” episode. “If you do not have any feeling about this, I cannot explain it to you. If this doesn’t touch you, I have failed.”

Art21 Educators: Deadline Tomorrow

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 tomorrow March 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

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Playlist: The Future is Female

IMAGE: Abigail DeVille, 2018. Production still from the Art21 New York Close Up film, “Abigail DeVille Listens to History.” © Art21, Inc. 2018.

Young women are leading the charge in moving the trajectory of contemporary art, the artists in this playlist show that the future of art is indeed in the hands of this new generation of artists.

Evoke overlooked histories of Black Americans with Abigail DeVille, mix traditional methods and digital processes with Avery Singer, and emblaze intricate patterns inspired by Mayan textiles with Marela Zacarias in our “The Future is Female” playlist.

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Event: Art21 Family Reunion

IMAGE: Marcel Dzama, It all comes together again, 2020-2021. Courtesy of the artist and David Zwirner.

Art21 invites you to join the Art21 Family Reunion on Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 6:00pm ET, honoring Art21 founding trustee Migs Wright, and Firelight Media founders Stanley Nelson and Marcia Smith.

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Announcement: Film Festival Acceptance

Kameelah Janan Rasheed: The Edge of Legibility has been announced as an official selection for the 25th annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.

The NEW DOCS lineup and Invited Program include 37 titles from 18 countries, comprising 22 feature films and 15 short films, with two world premieres, one North American premiere, and three U.S. premieres.

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Kameelah Janan Rasheed

October 20, 2021

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