Tag Archives: Barbara Pollack


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Cai Guo-Qiang’s Black Ceremony, 2011, commissioned by Mathaf:  Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar.

Under Destruction

Playing on the pervasiveness of images of destruction and devastation in the news and in Hollywood movies, artists are making works that range from violent to chillingly disquieting
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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.

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


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Walker’s Black Star Press (rotated 90 degrees), 2006, triptych, digital print with silkscreened white, milk, and dark chocolate on canvas, based on a 1963 photograph of a civil-rights demonstrator in Birmingham, Alabama.

Copy Rights

As digital tools transform the way artists find and rework images, the concept of what is fair use—legally as well as artistically—is becoming more complicated  Read More


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All Dressed Up

As more and more art museums showcase high fashion, their staffs are grappling with strategies for presenting it, funding it, and connecting it to their missions Read More


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Maurizio Cattelan,  All, 2011–12,  installation view.

Where Hitler Meets JFK

Maurizio Cattelan at the Guggenheim Read More


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CHINA The Next Generation

China’s younger artists are introspective, sophisticated, and hyper-aware of their identity in a globalized world Read More


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An Xiao's The Artist Is Kinda Present, 2010, a performance in which the artist had conversations with gallerygoers over Twitter.  JOANIE SAN CHIRICO

The Social Revolution

Today’s Facebook comments are tomorrow’s artworks as artists harness social technology to comment on how our new connectivity is changing our culture. 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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Scents & Sensibility

Gunpowder, grass, jasmine, pine, pollution, and patchouli are some of the odors wafting around galleries, museums, and studios these days as artists incorporate scent into the esthetic experience. 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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You’re Engaged!

With artists increasingly involving the public in the creation of work, curators and museums have embarked on a quest to define, display, and collect participatory art. Read More


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Removing the Veil

Nudity in contemporary art is tolerated increasingly in countries where it wasn’t in the past. 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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The Other Americans

Photographer Justine Kurland takes her camera on the road across the country to capture communes, hobos, and other subcultures that are often off the radar. Read More