Being an Artist: Artist Interviews with Art21
Being an Artist: Artist Interviews with Art21

Being an Artist: Artist Interviews with Art21

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Published on the occasion of the nonprofit organization's 21st anniversary, this compendium of artist interviews captures the engaging and seminal conversations that have taken place over the organization's history, serving as an essential primer on a generation of contemporary artists for those interested in the artistic process as a tool for curriculum building. In some cases, these interviews are previously unpublished.

Organized across four sections—Becoming an Artist, The Power of the Public, The Role of the Artist, and On Process—this collection brings the voices of artists to the fore, tracing themes and challenges confronted by artists and enthusiasts alike. Select images of the artists and their artwork, pulled from Art21's expansive media library, illustrate the interviews.

Featured artists include: Diana Al-Hadid, El Anatsui, Ida Applebroog, John Baldessari, Mark Bradford, Tania Bruguera, Cai Guo-Qiang, Nick Cave, Vija Celmins, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Ellen Gallagher, Theaster Gates, Katharina Grosse, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Jenny Holzer, Rashid Johnson, Joan Jonas, Mike Kelley, William Kentridge, Kimsooja, Jeff Koons, Barbara Kruger, Glenn Ligon, Maya Lin, Liz Magor, Kerry James Marshall, Julie Mehretu, Zanele Muholi, Bruce Nauman, Catherine Opie, Raymond Pettibon, Lari Pittman, Pedro Reyes, Robert Ryman, Doris Salcedo, Kiki Smith, Stephanie Syjuco, Sarah Sze, James Turrell, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Kara Walker, Carrie Mae Weems, and Jack Whitten.

Paperback, 6 x 8 in., 275 pages