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2015 Venice Biennale Features
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Poland’s Venice Pavilion Explores Haiti’s Polish Connection

C. T. Jasper and Joanna Malinowska create a cross-cultural universe inspired by ‘Fitzcarraldo’ Read More


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A view of the new Whitney building from the West Side Highway. TIMOTHY SCHENCK/COURTESY WHITNEY MUSEUM

The Whitney Moves Downtown: Artists and Curators on the Museum’s History and Future

It’s not every day that an institution the size of the Whitney Museum moves to a different building. The Whitney began in 1914 as an informal salon founded by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. Whitney had amassed a collection of hundreds of … Read More


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Renzo Piano as Light and Space Artist

With his new building for the Whitney Museum opening May 1, the architect’s 2013 expansion of the Kimbell Art Museum offers insights into his approach Read More


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POW! SOK! Wonder Woman’s Back

For artists, is the superhero a corporate flack, a feminist icon—or a bit of both? Read More


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Shaun Gladwell, Double Field / Viewfinder
(Tarin Kowt), 2009–10.COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND ANNA SCHWARTZ GALLERY AUSTRALIA/ART GALLERY OF NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA/ DONATED THROUGH THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT’S CULTURAL GIFTS PROGRAM/PRIVATE COLLECTION

Art Made in Harm’s Way

From war zones to natural disasters, many artists are seduced by extreme conditions Read More


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Huguette Caland, Bribes de Corps, 1973. COURTESY THE ARTIST AND LOMBARD FREID GALLERY, NY

Arab Spring: Modern Middle Eastern Art Finds a New Audience in the West

One recent morning, art historian Nada Shabout was telling me about her search for a graduate program two decades ago. “When I contacted universities and said I wanted to work on modern Arab art, they would say, ‘What is that? … Read More


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Phillips 2.0: Can Auction Veteran Ed Dolman Turn Around the Art World’s Third-Place House?

On a gray Sunday last October, during Frieze Week in London, Phillips auction house opened its new headquarters in a 73,000-square-foot building on tony Berkeley Square, with renovations by architects Aukett Swanke. Visitors sipped champagne and orange juice next to … Read More


Artists Features
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Laurie Simmons: Eyes Wide Shut

The artist’s new work ventures closer to the human Read More


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Boom Time for Brazil’s Art Market

Who needs soccer when you’ve got fairs, galleries, and a flood of international collectors animating the country’s art scene? Read More


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Installation view of “The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World” at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (December 14, 2014-April 5, 2015). JOHN WRONN/©2014 THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

Structure Rising: David Salle on ‘The Forever Now’ at MoMA

What the flawed survey tells us about painting today Read More


Artists Features
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Looking at Seeing: David Hammons and the Politics of Visibility

Last spring, Mike Spano, the mayor of Yonkers, New York, a city of about 200,000 that shares a border with the Bronx, delivered his State of the City Address at City Hall. After describing Yonkers as a destination for “new-economy” … Read More


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The Guggenheim Mounts an On Kawara Anti-Retrospective

On Kawara was born on December 24, 1932, and died last summer just as curators were putting the finishing touches on his show at the Guggenheim in New York, “Silence,” which opened February 6 and represents the first major museum … Read More


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The Kids Are All Right: What to Expect at the New Museum’s 2015 Triennial

A different approach to a contemporary-art survey Read More


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Charles Atlas: Ready for Prime Time

The artist stars in Chelsea and Times Square Read More