Tag Archives: Barbara Pollack


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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


Profiles
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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


Profiles
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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


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

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


Reviews
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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


Profiles
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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


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

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