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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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Grosse uses painting to create her own kind of space. The site-specific Double Floor Painting, 2004, was installed at Kunsthallen Brandts Klaedefabrik in Odense, Denmark. COURTESY THE ARTIST AND CHRISTOPHER GRIMES GALLERY, SANTA MONICA
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What Makes a Painting a Painting?

It used to be simple: wet paint on a flat surface. No more. Today painting can include photography, digital prints, sculpture, and a host of other materials—but not necessarily paint. Read More

Maurizio Cattelan’s self-mocking La rivoluzione siamo noi  (We Are the Revolution), 2000. COURTESY MARIAN GOODMAN GALLERY, NEW YORK
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To Thine Own Selves Be True

Role-playing is rampant today, with artists picturing themselves as impersonators, cross-dressers, evil twins, and exhibitionists—all to throw traditional ideas about identity up for grabs . Read More