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Through a Lens, Darkly

The hyperrealistic dioramas of Patrick Jacobs Read More

Fabrice Hyber with his painting Emmêlé, 2011.
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Hyber’s Hybrids

Whether making the world’s largest soap bar or paintings of viruses, Fabrice Hyber infuses wit and mischief into his art projects Read More

Christian Marclay (right) performing with Otomo Yoshihide at the Japan Society in  New York.
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It’s About Time

The huge success of ‘The Clock’ brings new attention to other parts of Christian Marclay’s career Read More

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Serious Fun

Ernesto Neto’s rich, sensory environments are meant to engage all of the body’s cognitive faculties Read More

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Brass Menagerie

The lighthearted sculptures of François-Xavier and Claude Lalanne—featuring animals such as rhinos, crocodiles, and sheep—bridge the worlds of fine and decorative arts Read More

A viewer contemplates Democracy is our goal, but the country must remain stable, installed at Beijing’s Long March Space, 2010. The title is a famous quote from former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping.
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Risky Business

Spoofing capitalism, the art market, and China’s image abroad, Xu Zhen has developed parallel careers as artist, entrepreneur, and activist Read More

Robert Wilson’s rendition of Carl Maria von Weber’s opera  Der Freischütz, performed in Baden-Baden, Germany, in 2009,  with costumes by Viktor & Rolf.
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Wilson’s World

Celebrating Robert Wilson’s birthday with essays, interviews, a frog, and a sharkshin shoe Read More

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Doodle Unto Others

For an artist best known for his zany doodles depicting life in its brutal absurdity, David Shrigley leads a surprisingly disciplined existence, involving a strict work routine, jogging, and yoga. “You can’t just lie on the roof and smoke joints … Read More

The human-powered Resistance, 2009, pointed toward the glowing doorways of Death Row, 2006–2009, at the 2009 Venice Biennale. On the floor, Bed, 2009.
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Man of Refraction

Using light, mirrors, and neon and with a sensibility at once political and poetic, Iván Navarro creates glowing gateways of endless space Read More

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Viper Realism

Critic’s Pick: Leslie Thornton Read More

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Head in the Clouds

With the spirit of an artist, inventor, scientist, and engineer, Tomás Saraceno creates enormous bubbles, giant ethereal webs, and basketball court−size balloons that aspire to be lighter than air Read More

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Hip-Hop Heraldry

Through his collages, performances, and videos, Rashaad Newsome mixes ‘ghetto’ vernacular with staid European tradition Read More

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Planned Obsolescence

Relentlessly devoted to the antiquated medium of film, Tacita Dean chronicles misbegotten journeys, elderly relatives, and obscure moments in great artists’ lives Read More

Disappearing Forest of Germany, 2009.  ©ALAN SONFIST/COURTESY THE ARTIST
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Separating the Trees from the Forest

Alan Sonfist has built a career as an urban land artist. Read More