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Faramarz Pilaram, Untitled, 1982, oil on canvas.

HOUMAN M. SARSHAR COLLECTION, NEW YORK.

The Other Modernism: Rediscovering Iran’s Avant-Garde

Overshadowed by revolution, sanctions, and outdated notions of the Modern, Iran’s vibrant postwar art scene is coming into focus at the Asia Society Read More


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Tracey Emin, still from I Can't Believe How Much I Loved You.

What She Did For Love: Tracey Emin Hearts Times Square

British artist’s first American public-art piece will inspire passersby to kiss—or cry Read More


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Smithson Trumps Snooki: New Jersey is State of the Art

Princeton gives Jersey its props, MoMA’s Capital Exchange program drops, Cleveland rocks a mega-multi-touch-screen, and more museum news Read More


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Corita Kent, E eye love, 1968, serigraph. PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF THE TANG MUSEUM AT SKIDMORE COLLEGE AND CORITA ART CENTER, LOS ANGELES.

From Black Power to Migrants’ Power

As ’60s activist art enters museums, a new generation is creating an iconography of protest for today Read More


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What I Like About You: Artists to Follow on Instagram

How Laurie Simmons, Ryan McGinness, Kenny Scharf, and others are using the photo-sharing network to disseminate their work—and their fixations Read More


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Everyone’s a critic–or a curator

The duchess, Pompeiians, activists, Oscars, Aaron Swartz, Shepard Fairey and more in links from around the Web Read More


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

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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What a Short, Strange Miami Trip It’s Been

Best optical illusion, best cat, and other highlights that linger in the mind and the brain after five days of fair-going 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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Postcards from Miami

Snapshots from Miami during fair time. Check back this week for updates… Read More


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Tim Hetherington, Kelso, Korengal Valley, Kunar Province, Afghanistan, 2008, digital c-print. © TIM HETHERINGTON, COURTESY YOSSI MILO GALLERY, NEW YORK.

The Military Is Present

Using outreach, performance, video, photography, and therapy, artists and museums are devising new ways to connect with veterans—and to bring their stories to a wider audience Read More


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Jodi Beiber, Protest against Chris Hani’s Assassination, 1993, black and white photograph.
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Things Fall Apartheid

An ambitious, devastating, revelatory survey at the ICP is the first of several upcoming museum shows to explore how South African photography evolved from a document into a blunt instrument Read More


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Marcel Duchamp in 1917 (above)

Haunted by Duchamp

A dealer reflects on a lifelong obsession Read More


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Agostino Brunias,  A Planter and His Wife, Attended by a Servant, ca. 1780. From “Counterpoints” at El Museo del Barrio.

Brave New World

Three New York art museums take on the complex topic of the Caribbean Read More