Author Archives: Barbara Pollack


Features
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All Dressed Up

As more and more art museums showcase high fashion, their staffs are grappling with strategies for presenting it, funding it, and connecting it to their missions Read More


Reviews
Maurizio Cattelan,  All, 2011–12,  installation view.

Where Hitler Meets JFK

Maurizio Cattelan at the Guggenheim Read More


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CHINA The Next Generation

China’s younger artists are introspective, sophisticated, and hyper-aware of their identity in a globalized world Read More


Trends
An Xiao's The Artist Is Kinda Present, 2010, a performance in which the artist had conversations with gallerygoers over Twitter.  JOANIE SAN CHIRICO

The Social Revolution

Today’s Facebook comments are tomorrow’s artworks as artists harness social technology to comment on how our new connectivity is changing our culture. Read More


ARTnewsletter Archive

Qi Baishi Painting Fetches Record $65M at Beijing Auction House

China Guardian Auction House, the second largest in mainland China, sold a 1946 triptych by Chinese modern painter Qi Baishi (1864-1957) for 425.5 RMB ($65 million), a record for a modern work of Chinese art. Read More


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Crossing the Line in China

As Ai Weiwei continues to openly criticize Communist party policy, his international profile is rising—but so is government response. Read More


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Scents & Sensibility

Gunpowder, grass, jasmine, pine, pollution, and patchouli are some of the odors wafting around galleries, museums, and studios these days as artists incorporate scent into the esthetic experience. Read More


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True Lies?

Omer Fast's videos are mind-blowing mergings of artifice and truth, populated by refugees, soldiers, and other characters who may or may not be acting. Read More


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You’re Engaged!

With artists increasingly involving the public in the creation of work, curators and museums have embarked on a quest to define, display, and collect participatory art. Read More


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Removing the Veil

Nudity in contemporary art is tolerated increasingly in countries where it wasn’t in the past. Read More


Profiles
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What a Dump!

Garbage and garbage pickers are the subjects of Vik Muniz's work. Read More


Profiles
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The Other Americans

Photographer Justine Kurland takes her camera on the road across the country to capture communes, hobos, and other subcultures that are often off the radar. Read More


Trends
French-Algerian artist Kader Attia's aluminum-foil Ghost, 2007. ©2009 KADER ATTIA/COURTESY SAATCHI GALLERY, LONDON

Making an Impact

The work of artists from Arab and North African countries is thriving, complex, and increasingly visible on the international scene. Read More


Reviews
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Whitney Biennial

A review of "2010". Read More