David Norr, Chief Curator at MOCA Cleveland, interviews artist David Altmejd as he discusses his new work "The Orbit." "The Orbit" is part of Altmejd’s ongoing series of vitrine works. Often found in natural history museums, vitrines are clear display cases that symbolize order, classification and knowledge. Altmejd’s vitrines suggest that it is more interesting to gaze at what is live and mysterious, than what is still and known.
Trailer for Season 6 of the Peabody Award-winning series, "Art in the Twenty-First Century." Featured artists include: Marina Abramovic, Ai Weiwei, David Altmejd, El Anatsui, assume vivid astro focus, Lynda Benglis, Rackstraw Downes, Glenn Ligon, Robert Mangold, Catherine Opie, Mary Reid Kelley, Sarah Sze, and Tabaimo.
Season 6 premieres Friday, April 13, 2012 at 9:00 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). For more information, please visit art21.org.
This week, I learn about the sculptural processes of Rachel Whiteread & David Altmejd as I experiment in miniature! Both are currently recommended on "The Top Five" and right next door to each other at Luhring Augustine Gallery & Andrea Rosen Gallery. Check out thetwopercent.com for these and more.