Marcel Dzama Keeps It Open
Re-envisioning his drawings as still images for stage productions, Marcel Dzama began to organize the chaos of figures into stylized formations and moved away from animal figures, in favor of humans or human figures in animal costumes.
“The more interesting ideas come out of my work in that witching hour. There’s more of a flow, because I have one foot in subconscious and one in reality.”
Explore: Pop Culture
Blending pop culture and refinement, high culture into low culture, and in general muddying taste, these artists borrow from the mainstream to engage with audiences.
Adam Milner creates artwork in dialogue with items and ideas gathered from everyday encounters, Raymond Pettibon finds subjects for satire and social commentary, and Jeff Koons frames questions about taste and pleasure.
In the Studio: Rose Salane
Rose Salane accesses histories through the stories objects tell when we’re willing to listen.
“While technology can be more widespread, global, limitless, especially in terms of communication, there is a local power in objects. Objects become anchors for moments in time to stop.”
Art21 Educators Summer Institute
The 2022–2023 Art21 Educators Program kicks off next week with the Summer Institute from July 5 to 9, welcoming twelve educators that will join the incoming cohort of Art21 Educators hailing from the United States, Brazil, and Canada.
As a year-long intensive experience, the Art21 Educators program encourages teachers to consider new ways that contemporary art can support teaching and learning both in the arts and other disciplines.
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