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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

Untitled, 2009, a haunting work in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.  COURTESY GREENE NAFTALI GALLERY, NEW YORK
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A Minimalist Maximalist

In large abstract paintings, Jacqueline Humphries puts a contemporary spin on the AbEx and Minimalist tradition. Read More

White Frosted Cruller at Dawn, 2011.  COURTESY PAUL KASMIN GALLERY, NEW YORK, ISTANBUL
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Cosmic Comic

Kenny Scharf’s loopy, Pop-saturated paintings are back—in galleries and on the street. Read More

Empire, 2008, a watercolor on paper, is based on a sign above the Empire movie house in Montgomery, Alabama.  ©ROBERT COTTINGHAM/COURTESY FORUM GALLERY, NEW YORK
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Signs of the Times

Robert Cottingham’s paintings bring back the marquees and neon glitz of midcentury America. Read More

Visitors could walk through the partly disassembled Gulf Stream camper featured in the installation Quiver of Arrows at 303 Gallery in New York last year.
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Britain’s Curator of Garbage

Mike Nelson’s multiroom installations hint at marginal lives and fallen ideologies. 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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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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Driven to Abstraction

James Little brings a formalist's way with stripes and an alchemist's skill with materials to tactile canvases, making color the subject. Read More

Installation of a “Chromosaturation,” 1965/2010, at the Miami Art Museum.
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Making Color 3D

Pioneering Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez has built his career on light, making immersive installations that allow visitors to explore color in three dimensions Read More

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What a Dump!

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

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Upping the Antic

Cheerful conceptual prankster Erwin Wurm creates a surreal universe where Bosch meets Looney Tunes. Read More