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Magdalene Odundo, Untitled (Anthropomorphic Sculpture), 1991.
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African Art: Beyond the Masks

As more museums collect works by contemporary artists from Africa, curators are divided about whether to exhibit them alongside traditional objects from the continent Read More

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L.A. “X”

LACMA’s plan to open a show featuring Robert Mapplethorpe’s gay sadomasochistic photographs two weeks before Election Day proves we’ve come a long way–maybe Read More

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A New Creativity?

Now that the days of glitz and glamour in the art market are over, how will creativity be affected? Some artists, curators, museum directors, and dealers predict a new seriousness. Others warn against bohemian fantasy. But all agree the conversation has changed. Read More

Aleksandra Mir’s “spoof on Earth Art and art history” transformed a Dutch beach into a lunar landscape of hills and craters for a day in l999. COURTESY THE ARTIST (2)
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Moving Mountains, Walking on Water

As artists like James Turrell and Michael Heizer continue to toil on their massive Earthworks, caretakers of other examples of Land Art are facing questions of conservation, access, and environmental impact. Meanwhile, more ecologically conscious artists have been updating the genre. Read More

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Baffled, Bewildered—and Smitten

How to learn to stop worrying and love the art you don't understand. Read More