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Making Waves: Tony Salamé’s Aïshti Goes Big in Beirut

Recently the Lebanese businessman Tony Salamé bought a large artwork by John Armleder, creating a problem for himself, or rather, for his curator. If the ten-meter-long painting were to go on view in the inaugural exhibition in Salamé’s new private … Read More


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Installation view of the second part of 'The Lulennial: A Slight Gestuary' at Lulu.

‘Small Gesture, Big Impact’: At the Inaugural Lulennial in Mexico City

“Everybody touch everybody else’s ass.”A friend, six strangers, and I begin a veritable game of Twister to follow this instruction. The robotic voice that issued it has also told us to make lusty, direct eye contact with another member of … Read More


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Of Flies and Homemade Bombs: Yoko Ono’s Art World

One recent afternoon, I was sitting in a room in Yoko Ono’s apartment in the Dakota building on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, waiting for her to arrive. The apartment was dark, but this room was entirely white—white carpets, … Read More


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Trenton Doyle Hancock, To Get Ahead One Must Sacrifice Certain Freedoms, 2005, ink and acrylic on paper. COURTESY THE ARTIST AND THE STUDIO MUSEUM IN HARLEM

‘This Hamburger’s Got Legs’: Trenton Doyle Hancock as an Emerging Artist, in 2000

In honor of the Studio Museum in Harlem’s “Trenton Doyle Hancock: Skin and Bones, 20 Years of Drawing,” we turn back to 2000, when Hancock was still little-known in the art world. That year, his work was part of the … Read More


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It’s About Time: Wang Jianwei at the Guggenheim

Below, an excerpt from Barbara Pollack’s profile of Wang Jianwei, which was published in the January 2015 issue of ARTnews on page 64. The full story is on newsstands now. “The first time I saw Matthew Barney’s work, I didn’t … Read More


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Double Take: Jane and Louise Wilson

Being identical twins has had its trials for British artists Jane and Louise Wilson. Besides it being the first thing people comment on, “you come with all those clichéd perceptions about twins,” says Louise, 47. “Come on, you’re thought of … Read More


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Holly Zausner: The Doppelgänger Stretch

Known for hurling her rubbery sculptures from rooftops, the sculptor is now letting them perform in her films Read More


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Coexist: The xx’s Madley Croft on the Band’s Adventures in the Art World

As the lights throughout the Guggenheim Museum’s rotunda dimmed for the fourth time one recent weekday evening, a hushed stillness fell across the crowd of more than 500. Three opening acts had warmed them up, and now the moment they … Read More


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Where the Moving Image Meets the Still Life

Inspired by America’s leftovers—old lamps, broken speakers, hot-sauce packets, and Al Gore’s monologues—Trisha Baga sets the physical and digital worlds in motion Read More


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The fantastical world of Lindsay Seers

Fact and fiction blur in the artist’s diverse work Read More


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Mark Reynolds: Rational Art About Irrational Numbers

Mark Reynolds makes kaleidoscopic drawings that explore ratios, musical chords, and space itself Read More


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Alden Pinnell: Powering Up the Dallas Art Scene

Founder of the Power Station, Alden Pinnell supports emerging artists and collects across the spectrum Read More


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Andrea Dibelius with Wow (violett, #3), 2006, a fiberglass sculpture by Sylvie Fleury. ©ANNA BAUER

Andrea Dibelius: Eye for the Cutting Edge

With homes in London, Saint-Tropez, and Munich, Andrea Dibelius supports edgy art projects and start-ups of all kinds Read More


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Alain Servais: Not Easy To Shock

Brussels-based collector Alain Servais keeps a focus on new media–and his opinions public on social media Read More