Tag Archives: New Museum

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Science Friction: Sci-Fi Gets Real

Interplanetary exploration, alien life, and living on the moon are among the themes obsessing artists who use science fiction to comment on matters closer to home Read More

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When Is an Artwork Finished?

For some artists, a work is done when it leaves the studio. Others keep tinkering in the galleries. One waits for the piece to “cry uncle” Read More

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12 Trends Defining This Season’s Art-Museum Shows

Where to find the major retrospectives, provocative theme shows, and dazzling art-selfie destinations of the spring 2014 season Read More

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The Art World’s Game of Drones

Drones are turning up in museums and galleries as objects of fascination and critique Read More

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Keeping New Media New: Conserving High-Tech Art

Conservators are rushing to keep pace with technology as they find ways to extend the working lives of art made with code, VHS tapes, and other rapidly changing platforms Read More

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Must-See Museum Shows to Make You Think, or Cry

Identity remixed in provocative displays at the Jewish Museum, the New Museum, the Whitney, and Tate Modern Read More

Llyn Foulkes performing with his one-man-band contraption, The Machine, 2008. 2008. PHOTO: IVA HLADIS.
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That’s All, Foulkes

Documentary chronicles life and times of artist who repeatedly shoots himself in the foot Read More

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Self-Portrait of the Artist as a Self-Destructing Chocolate Head

Chocolate was the medium of choice for Janine Antoni and Dieter Roth to depict—and deface—their own image Read More

Yishai Jusidman, Dachau, 2010-­‐12, acrylic on wood, artist's frame.
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Painting Auschwitz Blue

Some artists trick the public into perceiving images of the Holocaust anew; others want viewers to “feel” it Read More

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Salon Culture: Dzine Brings Nail Art to a New Level

Chicago artist Dzine elevates the custom craft of bedazzled nails, lowrider bicycles, and trophies to fine art Read More

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

A wave of exhibitions shows how the open-ended, experimental, hardscrabble, less cynical esthetic of the ’70s is appealing to artists and curators Read More

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Turning the Subject into the Artist

Oliver Herring is guided by social interaction—in communally made photosculptures, in giddy performances where volunteers take on bizarre tasks, and in videos featuring strangers who come by his Brooklyn studio. Read More