Art 21 News (Nov 29)

November 29, 2016
IMAGE: Liz Magor. LightShed, 2005. Installation view at Coal Harbour, Vancouver. Production still from the Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 8 episode, Vancouver. © Art21, Inc. 2016.
Art21 aspires to a more creative and tolerant world by providing unparalleled access to the works and words of contemporary artists. Of course, this is not achievable without support from the people who engage with us the most--you!
As the end of the year approaches, I hope you will consider making a donation to Art21, or join us today on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram for #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving! Not only will your contribution help us keep the cameras rolling, but you will allow us to continue to inspire audiences to see the world in new ways, through the eyes of artists.
Tina Kukielski
Executive Director, Art21
November 29, 2016
In this issue of Art21 News:
Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 8 Online
Looking for inspiration? All four episodes of Season 8 of Art in the Twenty-First Century are available to stream online. For those who'd like a more communal viewing experience, screenings are happening all over the world until the end of the year through the Art21 Screening Society. Download the Screening Guide, or find a screening near you.
Last week, Art21 Educator Jeannine Bardo shared how introducing her students to Art21 films has transformed her teaching practice: "The dialogue and student work in my classroom becomes more thoughtful, diverse, and most importantly, full of questions." 
Download the Season 8 Educators' Guide and bring contemporary art to your classroom. 

New Video Featuring Pedro Reyes and Carla Fernández
From the series, Art21 Exclusive
Artist Pedro Reyes and fashion designer Carla Fernández share how they met and discuss their marriage, as well as their mutual love of Mexican craft and design. Though Fernández designs high-end fashion and Reyes is known for his metal and stone sculptures, they both collaborate with artisans to produce their work. 
"When I started making clothing, I had two choices," says Fernández. "One was to copy the things that the [indigenous] communities make, ...or work together with the communities."
Premiered on November 4, 2016
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"The dialogue and student work in my classroom becomes more thoughtful, diverse, and most importantly, full of questions--questions that lead my students to deeper understandings of themselves, each other, and the world." 
on the Art21 Magazine
Art21 Educator Spotlight: Jack Watson
Art21 Educator Jack Watson joins us on the Art21 Magazine for November, sharing unit plans and creativity exercises from his classroom. 

Get to know Jack in his Educator Spotlight interview, learn about Art + Action, the social justice collective he started at his North Carolina high school, or read his unit plan "Layering Experience," which encourages students to find their own methods of exploring shared spaces.

"I see the classroom as a space of possibility," he says, "a space for creative experiences, a work of art in its own right."

Highlights from the Art21 Magazine
Cheryl Pope. A SILENT I, 2010. Ongoing series, text written by youth at Lindblom Math and Science Academy, Chicago. Nylon and tackle twill; 3 x 5 ft. Photo: James Prinz Photography. Courtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery.
From the November / December "Place Part II" issue: 
Curator Lee Plested joins Art21 Magazine as guest editor for the final 2016 issue, and shares the history of contemporary art in his city, Vancouver.
"Letter from the Editor" | November 3, 2016
Writer Rachel Heidenry surveys the work of Chicago artist Cheryl Pope, who employs the aesthetic of high-school athletics and collaborates with local students to address the affects of gun violence.
 "Cheryl Pope and the Poetics of Yelling" | November 9, 2016

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"The younger generations would like to be doctors, but they also should be very proud of being artisans." 
Fashion designer Carla Fernández in the Art21 Exclusive episode, Pedro Reyes & Carla Fernández: Hecho en México
Featured Video from the Art21 Collection
A mini supercut of Art21 films
"It is so evident that when art is present, things are better--even in the toughest circumstances." 
--Theaster Gates
Released on November 9, 2016

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