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Arne Svenson, accused of being a Peeping Tom, used a telephoto lens to shoot through uncovered windows. The Neighbors #11 (detail), 2012, pigment print. ©ARNE SVENSON/COURTESY JULIE SAUL GALLERY, NEW YORK

When Does Surveillance Art Cross the Line?

Changes in technology and conventions are raising questions about what it means to invade others’ privacy in the name of art Read More


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International Biennial Association Names Leaders

It’s summer, folks, and everyone seems to be on vacation, but here’s a little something that just came in across the wire, via Artforum: the recently created International Biennial Association, which held its first General Assembly last month in Berlin, … Read More


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Left: Miljohn Ruperto and Ulrik Heltoft, Voynich Botanical Studies, Specimen 06r Jaro, 2014, gelatin silver prints. Middle: Miljohn Ruperto and Ulrik Heltoft, Voynich Botanical Studies, Specimen 23r Podzim,, 2014, gelatin silver prints. Right: Miljohn Ruperto and Ulrik Heltoft, Voynich Botanical Studies, Specimen 20v Podzim,, 2014, gelatin silver prints. 

COLLECTION OF THE ARTISTS AND KOENIG & CLINTON, NEW YORK. COURTESY THE ARTISTS AND KOENIG & CLINTON, NEW YORK. PHOTOGRAPHY BY ULRIK HELTOLFT.

Photography at the Whitney Biennial: Hidden in Plain Sight

Photo-spotting at the museum turns up photo-sculpture, photo-performance, and a view of Madison Avenue like you’ve never seen it Read More


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Meet the Artist Who’s Co-Curating the Whitney Biennial

As an artist, Michelle Grabner makes labor-intensive abstractions. As a curator, she runs a gallery in her backyard—and has organized an entire floor of the Whitney’s much anticipated show

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Meet the Bruces: High Quality Comes to Brooklyn Museum

The collaborative tricksters Bruce High Quality Foundation offer love, chicanery, & more Read More


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Shahzia Sikander: Maximalist Miniatures

Shahzia Sikander’s hybrid, hypnotic works are inspired by her study of manuscript illuminations in her native Pakistan and elsewhere 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


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True Lies?

Omer Fast's videos are mind-blowing mergings of artifice and truth, populated by refugees, soldiers, and other characters who may or may not be acting. Read More


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Where Pharaohs Meet Mad Max

Raw brutalism and gritty humor underlie Huma Bhabha's antiheroic monuments. Read More


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Jockum Nordström’s 2 2 collage The Coachman uses traditional folk-art motifs, such as the tree of life and symmetrical patterns. COURTESY DAVID ZWIRNER, NEW YORK

The New Visionaries

Contemporary artists are picking up where self-taught artists left off—with rough-hewn, unguarded styles some call faux naïve. Read More


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Matisse’s first show at MoMA opened its third season, in 1931. ©THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

How Our Critics Spoke

The good, the bad, the splendid, the beautiful, and “a negation of everything under the sun and the sun itself”. Read More