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Dana Farouki: Shining a Spotlight on Middle Eastern Art

A Dubai-based scholar and philanthropist thinks beyond national borders Read More


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Rodney Miller: Bringing the Curators to His Own Living Room

African American and African diasporic art fills the Upper East Side townhouse of Studio Museum trustee Rodney Miller

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Photographer Transforms Crowds into Shadows and Black and White into Color

From St. Petersburg to Havana, Alexey Titarenko knows how to use his illusion Read More


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Spencer Finch’s Art Makes Light Speak Volumes

From the 9/11 Memorial Museum to Monet’s garden, Spencer Finch records the atmospheric light and weather patterns of psychologically charged places and remakes those conditions using TV sets, fluorescent tubes, watercolor paints, and household fans Read More


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I Am a Spy Camera: Jill Magid’s Creepy Surveillance Art

Infiltrating spy agencies and meddling in corporate intrigue are all in a day’s artwork for Jill Magid Read More


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The Photoshop-Loving Artist Who Embroiders Vintage Photographs

Julie Cockburn transforms portraits from garage-sale finds into radiant and slightly bizarre icons Read More


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Young British Artist Hits Middle Age: Catching up with Marc Quinn

Ever since he sculpted a self-portrait out of his own frozen blood, Marc Quinn has enthralled the public, annoyed many critics, and been embraced by collectors. The quintessential Young British Artist is now middle-aged, but still notorious Read More


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The Stitched, Collaged and Chillingly Violent Female Warriors of Artist Elektra KB

Born in Odessa, raised in Colombia, and living in Brooklyn, Elektra KB is updating the concept of guerrilla girls for a new generation Read More


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In Hew Locke’s Blinged-Out Installations, Every Toy Jaguar Has Its Place

With a dazzling palette of beaded tapestries, flying boats, and distinctive reliefs of Queen Elizabeth II, Hew Locke comments on the relationship between England and its former colonies Read More


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MoMA’s Kathy Halbreich Is Connecting the Polke Dots

The museum’s associate director has organized the first exhibition to unite work in all mediums by the elusive German artist Sigmar Polke Read More


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Rosy Keyser’s Sculptures Create Stories That Never End

Rosy Keyser creates mystery narratives out of foraged wood, found objects, tar, wire, ropes, and more Read More


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Meet the Artist Who’s Co-Curating the Whitney Biennial

As an artist, Michelle Grabner makes labor-intensive abstractions. As a curator, she runs a gallery in her backyard—and has organized an entire floor of the Whitney’s much anticipated show

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Liu Wei: China’s Trickster Mixer-Upper

Using flea-market finds, industrial materials, mixed media, and a hefty dose of irony, Liu Wei comments on China’s memory, growth—and amnesia
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Jim Hodges: Under the Denim Sky

Jim Hodges mines the symbolic and esthetic potential of ordinary materials through his light-handed approach to collage Read More