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A Beckoning Angst

Living a luxurious life while depicting physical and spiritual destitution, France's Bernard Buffet was both wildly popular and, in some quarters, critically reviled. A recent exhibition in Paris pres…

Marcel Broodthaers

Marcel Broodthaers’s first performative action arose from wartime murk in 1944 when at a poetry gala at the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels he shouted from the balcony, “Louis Aragon, when will you

Lynn Umlauf

In the late 1970s, Lynn Umlauf was making low-relief paintings—on paper adhered to unstretched canvas—in which biomorphic shapes curled slightly off the wall. In the 1980s and ’90s she ran with this s…

Whitney Biennial 2014

Is there such a thing as curatorial temperament? On the basis of the 2014 Whitney Biennial, the answer would have to be a qualified yes, or rather three stifled "yeahs."

Neil Beloufa

Neil Beloufa (French, born in 1985 of Algerian descent) uses the interview format to make videos that are disquieting mixtures of fact and fiction, utopian and dystopian. Talking to people he meets…

Beautiful, Dangerous People

Known for his on-the-fringe lifestyle as well as his candid, diaristic photographs, Mark Morrisroe died in 1989 at age 30. Selections from his massive, formally diverse trove of work are now being pre…

Fresh Hell

For Adam McEwen, the British-born artist educated at Oxford and Cal Arts, and now living in New York, the phrase “fresh hell” is more Dorothy Parker’s than Shakespeare’s. Fittingly, the tone of his

Jimmy Robert

Jimmy Robert (born in 1975 in Guadalupe and currently living in Brussels) belongs to a new generation of artists for whom choreography is increasingly the subject matter of videos, installations and…

Pierre Huyghe

Preternaturally red candy apples made fresh before your eyes and set out in neat rows: this was the enduring first image of forbidden fruit in Pierre Huyghe’s three-hour-long Valentine’s Day perform…