February 22, 2017
IMAGE: Production still from the Art21 Exclusive series episode, "Liz Magor: Everyone Should Have a Studio." © Art21, Inc.
"Everyone should have a studio," artist Liz Magor says in our most recent Art21 Exclusive episode. "Because it is a place where you kind of line up all those dissonances and have a good look." 
Art21's digital team has recently been undergoing a similar exercise: for more than six months now, we've been lining up the dissonances of our existing website to find new ways of better integrating and presenting our content online. From a custom video player to curated sets of related content for each of our hundreds of films, Art21's digital presence is only a few weeks away from total renovation. Keep an eye out in the first weeks of March for our new website!
Tina Kukielski
Executive Director, Art21
February 22, 2017
In this issue of Art21 News:
New Video Featuring Liz Magor
From the series, Art21 Exclusive
While working on a cast sculpture of a paper bag, Liz Magor describes her Vancouver studio as a place for pleasure as well as productivity. 
"If I'm not here," says the artist, "I want to be here and I want to work."
Premiered on February 10, 2017
Watch full episodes from the Art21 Exclusive series and the Art21 New York Close Up series on art21.org. Join our communities on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and Tumblr to catch new episodes as they premiere.

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We invite you to join the Art21 Contemporary Council and gain exclusive access to our community of artists and filmmakers. Members receive exclusive access to studio and collection visits, thought-provoking programs, screenings and intimate receptions with artists, such as last week's event with artists Daniel Gordon and Ruby Sky Stiler. 
Next week, Executive Director and Chief Curator Tina Kukielski will take the Contemporary Council on a private walkthrough of the Armory Show. Contact Associate Manager of Development, Lolita Fierro at [email protected] to join.

"I need a very quiet studio, because a work starts with me acknowledging those 
ever-present, not noisy operations in the world." 
Liz Magor in the Art21 Exclusive series episode, "Liz Magor: Everyone Should Have a Studio"
Highlights from the Art21 Magazine
A member of the press interviews a protester near the Ferguson Police Department, August 11, 2014. Documenting Ferguson.
From the January / February "Momentum" issue: 
Rachel Heidenry covers the recent resurgence of online archives in contemporary art and activism.
The Role of Online Archives in Contemporary Art and Activism | January 24, 2017
Anna Burckhardt describes Doris Salcedo's public-art installation Sumando Ausencias, in which thousands of volunteers memorialized the victims of Colombia's decades-long conflict. 
Memory at the Seams: Doris Salcedo's Sumando Ausencias | February 15, 2017

Featured Video from the Art21 Library
From Season 1 of Art21's Art in the Twenty-First Century
"A work of art doesn't have to be explained. If you do not have any feeling about this, I cannot explain it to you. If this doesn't touch you, I have failed."   --Louise Bourgeois
Premiered on September 28, 2001

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