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Still from a 1983 interview with Shigeko Kubota. COURTESY VIDEO DATA BANK

Shigeko Kubota, a Fluxus Artist and a Pioneer of Video Art, Dies at 77

Shigeko Kubota, a pioneer of video art and a well-connected Fluxus artist known for using her body to ponder time and space, died from cancer in Manhattan on Thursday at age 77.Today, Kubota, born in 1937 in Niigata, Japan, is … Read More


Retrospective: Duchamp’s ‘interior-decorator’s eye’

And other excerpts from our coverage 100, 75, 50, and 25 years ago Read More

The paintings.

Luxembourg & Dayan Places a Whole Show in a Little Box

Instant-classic alert! The catalogue for Luxembourg & Dayan’s toothsome summer group show, “The Shaped Canvas, Revisited,” which closed last month, just landed in the office, and it is a beauty.It comes in an elegant square box, which opens to reveal almost … Read More


Haim Steinbach Let Loose in Menil Collection’s Storage

The artist curates his own exhibition, with cameos from the museum’s vast holdings Read More

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Luke Frost and Theresa Vandling, Abstraction, from The Duchamp Dictionary, 2014.

14 New Art-History Books to Change Your Mind

Duchamp’s dictionary, Picasso’s (other) muse, Lucy Lippard’s landscapes, and Hans Ulrich Obrist’s map quests are among the subjects of recent volumes that expand the story of art Read More

Looking at Art

The Key to Understanding John Cage’s Silent Piece at MoMA

A starkly empty drawing is the centerpiece of a Museum of Modern Art exhibition that explores John Cage’s world-altering role in the creation and development of postmodernism Read More


Refuting the Myths About the Armory Show

Research for exhibitions commemorating the centennial of the notorious Armory show reveals that it included more American, historical, and even female artists than many accounts include
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William Powhida and Jade Townsend, Bellum Omnium Contra Omnes, 2012, graphite on paper. COURTESY THE ARTISTS AND FREIGHT AND VOLUME.

The Ultimate Map of Art-World Feuds

William Powhida and Jade Townsend are back with a satirical drawing of a lurid battleground where artists, posers, critics, dragons, Internet trolls, and Modernist ghosts fight for their lives Read More

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Divya Mehra, Still from On Tragedy (Did you hear the one about the Indian?), 2012.

Remixing Romare Bearden

The Bearden iPad app, your Demuth’s in the mail, Frida threatens to shave, and other links from around the Web (and MTV) Read More

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Frida Kahlo, Una Carta, 1943, watercolor, pen and ink on paper. MARY-ANNE MARTIN.

Snapshots from Miami

Some things we saw at the Basel art fair (and beyond) Read More

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Marcel Duchamp in 1917 (above)

Haunted by Duchamp

A dealer reflects on a lifelong obsession Read More

In Mary Boone with Cube, 2010, the gallerist holds a block of the compressed trash in Squeeze, Mika Rottenberg's 2010 video.  COURTESY NICOLE KLAGSBRUN GALLERY, NEW YORK

Talking Trash

More and more artists are using trash not just as a material but also as a subject. Read More


Moving Targets

A veteran painter argues that the nude motion studies of Muybridge and Eakins are unjustly notorious—when they should be celebrated for influencing generations of modern artists. Read More


Top Ten ARTnews Stories: Naming the Dame

The 1913 Armory Show inspired a series of scathing reviews, a poem lambasting Duchamp's famous nude on the staircase, and a contest to identify the figure in the picture. Read More