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 In some cases, these interviews are previously unpublished.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.