Elle Pérez considers the power of photography
The artist candidly explains that the raw, visceral, and emotionally authentic quality of their photographs is often mistaken for documentary; however, the photographs are carefully staged, despite their effortless quality.
“You can use photography to depict things that you actually cannot picture. It has so much to do with identity and how surfaces have the ability to contain the traces of an experience.”
Playlist: En Route
Inspiration can often be found in experiences outside of a studio, striking in moments of transit or tranquility. In these films, artists hit the road and create from a place of transition, finding ideas for their work in the people they meet and the places they visit.
Leonardo Drew discusses the importance of travel in relation to his artwork, Jamian Juliano-Villani is in search of the unpredictable found imagery, and David Brooks explores New York City’s dynamic cultural landscape.
Event: “Heidi Lau’s Spirit Vessels” Screening at Rooftop Films
“Heidi Lau’s Spirit Vessels” will be screened as part of Rooftop Films’ annual Cemetery Shorts program on Friday, June 17th at the Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY. Tickets available at rooftopfilms.com.
Virtual Teacher Workshop: ArtBreak
Join Art21 for a virtual teacher workshop on Monday, June 20 at 6:00 PM E.T.
Join us as we watch Diana Al-Hadid’s Art21 film, “Diana Al-Hadid’s Suspended Reality,” and consider a prompt from our new Educators’ Guide. We will then create art together during an #Art21ArtBreak.
The program is free and will take place via Zoom.
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.
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