Summer of Shorts

Art21 officially kicked off a summer of programming with Summer of Shorts, which featured ten new films over the course of ten consecutive weeks.

From June 2 through August 4, a new film premiered at noon every Friday right here on (as well as on the Art21 YouTube channel).

See the links below for each individual film, or watch all ten films back-to-back with the Summer of Shorts playlist.

Summer of Shorts Premiere Schedule

Friday, June 2
Avery Singer’s Next Painting (New York Close Up)

Friday, June 9
Theaster Gates: Collecting (Extended Play)

Friday, June 16
Jordan Casteel Paints Her Community (New York Close Up)

Friday, June 23
Meriem Bennani’s Exploded Visions (New York Close Up)

Friday, June 30
Jeff Wall: An Impossible Photograph (Extended Play)

Friday, July 7
Stan Douglas: Channeling Miles Davis (Extended Play)

Friday, July 14
Aki Sasamoto is Feeling Stretched (New York Close Up)

Friday, July 21
Caroline Woolard’s Floating Possibility (New York Close Up)

Friday, July 28
Liz Larner: Distorting Form with Color (Extended Play)

Friday, August 4
Chris Ware: Someone I’m Not (Extended Play)

The New York Close Up digital series introduced five additional artists to the series roster through new films: Meriem Bennani, Jordan Casteel, Aki Sasamoto, Avery Singer, and Raúl de Nieves (whose first film premiered in April). A new film featuring Caroline Woolard also premiered during Summer of Shorts.

The Extended Play digital series is a refreshed take on Art21’s longest-running digital series, formerly called Exclusive. Five new films premiered during Summer of Shorts, featuring artists: Stan Douglas, Theaster Gates, Liz Larner, Jeff Wall, and Chris Ware.

Summer of Shorts programming extended across Art21 digital platforms, including Instagram takeovers by New York Close Up artist Tommy Hartung, as well as thematic and guest-contributed playlists featuring films from the ever-expanding Art21 Library.

Keep up with Summer of Shorts by joining the Art21 email list or by following Art21 on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

IMAGE: Artist Caroline Woolard’s collaborative project with Helen Lee & Alex Rosenberg, Carried On Both Sides. Production still from the Art21 digital series, New York Close Up.