Tag Archives: Barbara Pollack

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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

French-Algerian artist Kader Attia's aluminum-foil Ghost, 2007. ©2009 KADER ATTIA/COURTESY SAATCHI GALLERY, LONDON
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Making an Impact

The work of artists from Arab and North African countries is thriving, complex, and increasingly visible on the international scene. Read More

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Whitney Biennial

A review of "2010". Read More

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Taking Center Stage

Looking for new ways to interpret familiar works—and attract new audiences to see them—opera companies are hiring artists to transform classic productions into multimedia spectacles. Read More

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Clothes Connections

Shinique Smith transforms piles of garments destined for export into eye– and thought–provoking installations. Read More

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Hope, Glory, Manet, and McDonald’s

Wang Qingsong's elaborate, often parodic staged photographs riff on everything from art history to corporate logos to Communist propaganda. Read More

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The Chinese Art Explosion

As works by Chinese artists fetch multimillion-dollar prices, the international art world is waking to the power of the Asian market. China has spawned hundreds of new galleries, 1,600 auction houses, art fairs, and growing numbers of contemporary-art collectors, while accusations surface that some are engaging in widespread speculation. Read More

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Making 1,200 Museums Bloom

China, where the term “curator” did not exist ten years ago, is in the midst of a museum boom. But its fledgling institutions face many challenges—not least establishing an infrastructure for cultural activities, raising funds, battling bureaucracy, and challenging censorship. Read More

Beijing, 1997, by Rong Rong, who is often described as the black-and-white Nan Goldin. COURTESY THE ARTIST AND CHAMBERS FINE ART
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Chinese Photography: Beyond Stereotypes

With the introduction of digital photography and high-tech printing facilities in China in the 1990s, a new generation of artists immediately embraced photo-based media as the perfect means for expressing the changes taking place around them. Read More

Jockum Nordström’s 2 2 collage The Coachman uses traditional folk-art motifs, such as the tree of life and symmetrical patterns. COURTESY DAVID ZWIRNER, NEW YORK
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The New Visionaries

Contemporary artists are picking up where self-taught artists left off—with rough-hewn, unguarded styles some call faux naïve. Read More

Fischerspooner (with lead singer Casey Fischer in briefs) during its performance at Deitch Projects last spring. Courtesy Deitch Projects, New York
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Art Rocks

From making sculptures out of melted LPs, to creating album covers and music videos, to playing in their own bands, a new generation of artists is blurring the distinction between the worlds of pop music and fine art. Read More

The roof of the MoMA QNS, where a stapler-shaped neon sign used to flash “Easy Loading” on top of the former Swingline factory. ERIC VAN DEN BRULLE
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MoMA Makes Its Move

The Demoiselles d’Avignon and a host of other masterpieces take up residence in Queens. Read More